Monday, November 16, 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

*IMM is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren*

I only got three books the past week (all won from a giveaway). :)

Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra

Raised by her single mom (who's always dating the wrong kind of man) in a struggling California neighborhood, Angel Rodriguez is a headstrong, independent young woman who channels her hopes and dreams for the future into her painting. But when her entry for a community mural doesn't rate, she's heartbroken. Even with winning artist Nathan Ramos -- a senior track star and Angel's secret crush -- taking a sudden interest in Angel and her art, she's angry and hurt. She's determined to find her own place in the art world, her own way.

That's when Miguel Badalin -- from the notorious graffiti crew Reyes Del Norte -- opens her eyes to an underground world of graf tags and turf wars. She's blown away by this bad boy's fantastic work and finds herself drawn to his dangerous charm. Soon she's running with Miguel's crew, pushing her skills to the limit and beginning to emerge as the artist she always dreamed she could be. But Nathan and Miguel are bitter enemies with a shared past, and choosing between them and their wildly different approaches to life and art means that Angel must decide what matters most before the artist inside of her can truly break free.

Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra

Do you believe in fate?

Kara Martinez has been trying to be "normal" ever since the accident that took her father's life when she was eleven years old. She's buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and tried to be the girl her rigid mother wants her to be--compliant and dressed in pink, and certainly not acting out like her older brother Jason. Not even Danielle, her best friend at Valdez High, has seen the real Kara; only those who read her anonymous blog know the deepest secrets of the sign seer.

Because Kara has a gift--one that often feels like a curse. She sees signs, visions that are clues to a person's fate, if she can put together the pieces of the puzzle in time. So far, she's been able to solve the clues and avert disaster for those she's been warned about--until she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate, and the stakes are raised higher than ever before. Kara does her best to follow the signs, but it's her heart that wanders into new territory when she falls for a mysterious guy from the wrong side of town, taking her closer to answers she may not be able to handle. Will her forbidden romance help her solve the deadly puzzle before it's too late...or lead her even further into danger?

Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill

Girl meets boy at a car wash.
"Dog," she says.
"Dude," he says.
And probably this would have been a sweet teen romance. . . .
If Beals hadn't been sitting next to her in the car.
If Beals hadn't been a supernatural repo man looking to repossess her car.
And to possess her.
David Macinnis Gill delivers the whole enchilada. With a side of soul.


Anna said...

These sound interesting. Enjoy!

Diary of an Eccentric

Unknown said...

Oh Invisible Touch looks really good :) Enjoy it.

Stormi said...

These books sound pretty interesting.

the story siren said...

awesome books. para! so cool! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

MissA said...

Yay! I'm looking forward to your review of Soul Enchilada especially. Please pick up your award

Anonymous said...

Hi, austenfan! Yes, I am Pinoy. Kumusta! I love finding other Filipino bloggers:)

Camryn said...

Soul Enchilada is also in my TBR pile. I don't really understand the premise, but that makes it even more interesting and mysterious. Haha. Happy reading! :)

Tarie Sabido said...

Kelly Parra is part Filipino. WHOOT!

austenfan said...

@MissAttitude: Thank you!!! Checking it out now...

@Tarie: Wah! Now, I definitely have to put those books way up in my TBR list. :)

@StephanieD: Tarie here is also a Filipino book blogger. :) Or do you two already know each other? :)

Tarie Sabido said...

I don't know StephanieD yet. Pleased to meet you. =D

Thanks, Austenfan.

Becca said...

Invisible Touch looks good!

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