Waiting on Wednesday: The Lucky Ones

Well, it’s finally my LAST week of freedom before the school year starts.  Next week, I go back for Pre-Planning and then the kids come back the week after that.

Oh.  Summer! Where for art thou summer?!The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen

Okay, well every Wednesday I participate in Waiting on Wednesday a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine!  Every week those who participate spotlight an upcoming book that we just can’t wait for.

This week I am patiently waiting on The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things #3) by Anna Godbersen.

Letty’s rising star is threatened by a new rival…

Astrid’s relationship with Charlie takes a dark turn…

And Cordelia vows revenge against the Hales – once and for all…

Ohhh, I can’t wait for more roaring twenties drama, romance and fashion!

I recently read and reviewed Bright Young Things, the first title in the series, but still have to read book two, Beautiful Days. I’ve got plenty of time though, since The Lucky Ones isn’t scheduled to be released until November 27, 2012.

So, what book are you waiting on this week?


Book Trailer of the Week: The Selection

Happy Friday!

It is 100% true that on Friday mornings I sing “This is How We Do It” by Montel Jordan  to myself as I get ready for work.  “Its Friday night and I feel alright…” Yup. Pretty much every Friday.

Well, Fridays also mean that its time for another Book Trailer of the Week!  This week’s featured book trailer is for The Selection by Kiera Class, The Selection by Kiera Cassa new Young Adult dystopian romance. Just look at that lovely cover!

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.  But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself- and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Sounds pretty interesting huh?!  Well, here’s the book trailer!


Book Trailer of the Week: Death Cloud

Death Cloud by Andrew LaneThere is always room for a good mystery!  My students are really into mysteries, so Death Cloud by Andrew Lane sounds like one I’ll probably buy for the Media Center.   I haven’t read any of the original Sherlock Holmes stories (although I do plan on it!), but I have always been intrigued by the character and the idea of a teenage take on Holmes sounds interesting.  I’m so going to read this one.

Check out the book trailer to see what a teenage Sherlock was doing before he became famous.


In My Mailbox (5)

Happy Sunday!

Its been a few weeks since I posted an In My Mailbox post, but that’s because I was waiting to write a big one!

See? I waited patiently, and now I have seven books to share with you and it seems I have lots of people to thank!

The first two books I have to share were given to me by two different friends.

Shannon Hale Tahereh Mafi

My friend Deborah (Thank you!!) gave me Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale as a gift to make me smile and feel loved through a pretty difficult week. She knew it would be the perfect gift because we both adored the first Austenland and have been waiting a long time for this one to come out! Can’t wait to finish this one (I started a little so far and love it!)

The second one is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and was given to me by my friend Stephanie (Thank you!) because she read it and thought I might enjoy it. I haven’t gotten a chance to start it yet, but I’ve heard very good things, so I’m hopeful!

Next up is a group of books I acquired in three different ways.


The two on the top: Stay with Me by Paul Griffin and The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg, were given to me by fellow book blogger The Compulsive Reader. (Thank you!) Also excited to read these!

Next we come to Storm Runners: Eruption by Roland Smith. Roland Smith is awesome. Seriously, he held a contest for teachers and librarians to receive one of four ARCs of his newest (releasing March 1) in the middle grade Storm Runners series. So, I entered and checked back later only to find out he not only was giving away the four ARCs but also twenty-four finished copies, one of which I won!!!! Did I mentioned he autographed it?! I did a little happy dance when I saw my name of the list and another when I found the book in the mail!! A huge thank you to Roland Smith!

The sixth book I personally bought, with a gift card someone sent my way (THANK YOU!!) and I knew The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith was exactly what I wanted!


The last book I got this week was actually more of a “find”; I was rummaging through the Teacher Book Exchange shelf in the copy room at my school and came across Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty! There is never any YA books in that shelf, so I was pretty excited to find one! Needless to say I snatched it up right away!

Okay, so this isn’t a book, but my Mockingjay Pin came in the mail this week! YAY!  It as taken up proud residence on my teacher ID lanyard! My students love it! (excuse the blurry finger!)20120226-093731.jpg

So, all in all I’ve received some pretty fun stuff over the past few weeks! What titles are in your mailbox?

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.