Sunday, 17 January 2010

In My Mailbox

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The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Received as part of The Cinderella Society Blog Your, see the sidebar button for details

When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother…

Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret society of popular girls dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.

… be careful what you wish for.

Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.

What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore? 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Received  from Random House for review - thanks Random House.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is black. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as they could remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, they’ve closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the maze after dark.
The Gladers were expecting Thomas’s arrival. But the next day, a girl springs up—the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way home . . . wherever that may be. But it’s looking more and more as if the maze is unsolvable.
And something about the girl’s arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers—if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.

I'm half way through the Cinderella Society and loving it and I can't wait to start The Maze Runner which I've heard is wonderful.


  1. Both books look really good. I want to hear what you think of Maze runner. i've been wanting to read it.

  2. Those both sound like amazing books! Love the mysterious sound of both :)

  3. Both books like awesome! I can't wait to read the Cinderella Society, and I just got the Maze Runner, so I'm really excited to read it! Happy reading :)

  4. I'm looking forward to reading both those books (and Kay Cassidy is presenting a session at a conference I'm helping organize in April!), so I'll be interested to know what you think of them! Happy reading!

  5. Great books! The Maze Runner looks so good.

    Here's what I got this week:

    Have a great week!

  6. So glad you're enjoying The Cinderella Society, Alexa! And thanks so much for taking part in Daisy's awesome The Cinderella Society girl power tour. :-) You both are seriously fabulous!

    (Oh, and waving to Abby too! See you in the spring!)


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