Local Book Blogger Meet Up Surprise Edition

This morning was a unexpected meet up with Tina from Book Shipper. Tina had contacted me earlier in the week to see if it was me who was the next person on a ARC Tour we both were on. Much to our surprise as we didn’t think each other was on this tour. It was me so we figured we would meet up instead of Tina mailing me the book.

Much to my surprise I managed to come home with a few extra things ie books. Here is what found its way into my bag: (Thank You Tina)

Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg (ARC January 2011) This is the book for the ARC tour we are both on.
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be — especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.

Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend, Will Darcy, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk — so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?

Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.

The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone (ARC January 2011)
Phoebe Stone, author of the sleeper hit DEEP DOWN POPULAR, is back with a middle-grade code-breaking mystery full of romance and excitement. Think CHASING VERMEER meets THE SECRET GARDEN!

Felicity’s glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, Felicity hopes they won’t leave her long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room.

But Felicity needs Derek’s help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity’s parents, and she’s sure they’re in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush? It’s a tall order, but – like THE SECRET GARDEN’S Mary Lennox before her – Felicity’s up for the challenge.

The Darlings by Melissa Kantor (ARC January 2011)
Jane, Victoria, and Natalya. Together, they are the Darlings. Best friends forever. They have matching necklaces, their own table at Ga Ga Noodle, and even a shared motto: May you always do what you’re afraid of doing.

When the friends begin freshman year at three different high schools in distant corners of New York City, they promise to live by their motto and stay as close as ever. The Darlings know they can get through anything as long as they have each other. But doing scary new things is a lot easier with your friends beside you. And now that the girls aren’t spending all their time together, everything they took for granted about their friendship starts to feel less certain. They can’t help but wonder, will they really be the Darlings forever?

The Lo-Down by Lo Bosworth (ARC January 2011)
Reality TV personality Lauren “Lo” Bosworth has witnessed her fair share of bad dating and has experienced some herself. As a star on two reality shows, she is no stranger to drama and what comes along with it. Now she is offering her advice gleaned from her and her famous friends’ relationship experiences on dating and love. Featuring personal photos and anecdotes about her experiences on “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills”, The Lo-Down is a further glimpse into the lives of the people that have enthralled so many.

Sequins, Secrets and Silver Linings by Sophia Bennett (ARC January 2011)
Nonie’s a freak for fashion. Bleeding-heart Edie wants to green the planet. And starter-starlet Jenny just landed a small part in a BIG Hollywood blockbuster. But when these trendy London besties meet Crow, a Ugandan refugee girl who just happens to be an amazing designer, their worldview gets an extreme makeover. As they learn about the serious situation in Africa, the three decide to pool their talents to call attention to the crisis. One of Crow’s designs on the red carpet at the Oscars-quelle chic way to raise awareness! Now…how to “make it work”?!

Thanks again Tina for passing along these great books. They all sound so good that I can’t wait to read them but first I must read Prom & Prejudice so that I can get that book in the mail to the next person on the tour.

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