Four books from the new Inside series by Sterling Children's Books (all out in October 2010):
Inside Human Body
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Dutton, December 2010). I was so excited to find this one in the mail because I've been hearing some really positive buzz about this debut novel (plus, it's been blurbed by some of my favorite YA authors - Maureen Johnson, Robin Benway, Lisa McMann, etc!). From GoodReads:
Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris — until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.
Personal Demons by Lisa Desroches (Tor Teen, September 2010). This one, also, has gotten some good reviews and it's another debut, so I'm excited about this one as well! From GoodReads:
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.
Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.
I don't know if the subject matter is going to jibe with me, but it does sound intriguing!
And that was my mailbox this week! How about you? What's the title you're most excited about that you received, bought, or checked out this week???
ETA (9/20/10): Whoops, I forgot to tell you that In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren! Head on over there for the roundup!