January/February 2018 Book Haul

Hi everyone!

Here the the books I got in the last two months. The first two I got with a gift card that I got for Christmas and the last one, I bought on my own.

“Ravish” by Cathy Yardley: Sheltered from society, Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love. Then, on the night she is about to give in to temptation, she inexplicably falls into a deep coma. Jacob White is one of the best neurologists in the world, and he intends to awaken Aurora from her virginal slumber. But when she begins to invade his dreams every right, beckoning him into a sensuous place of lust and danger, Jacob realizes there’s more to this woman then meets the eye. Trapped in a world of erotic dreams, Aurora and Jacob must surrender to their deepest darkest desires. But how far are they willing to go?

“Enslave” by Cathy Yardley: Nadia Bessonova’s career-criminal father has deadly enemies – and to save him, his devoted daughter is willing to make a bargain with the devil himself. She will surrender completely, body and spirit, to the dangerous Dominic Luder, and submit to his every whim. Haunted by inner demons and hiding away in his dark, secluded manor, Dominic is mesmerized by his sensuous prisoner who inflames his bestial lust. But Nadia is no mere plaything. At once fearful, willing, and wildly passionate, she brings his most breathtaking erotic fantasies to life – and thaws his cold, wounded heart. But Nadia never dreamed she’d become slave to her own desires in a savage game of seduction and revenge. And now that he has tasted ecstasy, will a jealous, magnificent beast be able to relinquish his prize?

“Swear” by Nina Malkin: It’s been six months since ghost-turned-golem Sinclair Youngblood Powers confessed his love, stole Dice’s heart, and disappeared from Swoon, perhaps from existence. Despite the hurt, Dice has been moving steadily toward ordinary. Dreams of Sin still plague and pleasure her sleep, and the mark Sin left remains on her skin, still sore. But Dice has been throwing herself into music, finding solace in song and sometimes even in the arms of her bandmate Tosh. Life seems almost…normal. The last thing Dice wants is to mess with anything remotely supernatural. But when her best friend’s boyfriend goes missing, Dice has no choice but to become very much involved. She knows that his disappearance was no accident, and it somehow has everything to do with Sin. Because Dice can feel it: Sin is back. And the promises and deceptions he left in his wake have returned to haunt him. What do you do when an oath of devotion threatens to destroy the one you love?


December 2017 Book Haul

Hey guys!

So, I did break and buy a couple books this month.

“Mirror, Mirror” by Cara Delevingne and Rowan Coleman: Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother has been in prison for years and is about to come back home. Rose turns to boys and alcohol to numb the pain from her past. Naomi’s punk-rock-princess persona gives her freedom she cant find anywhere else. Everyone has a reason not to go home, but the four high schoolers have formed a family of their own through their band, Mirror, Mirror – the only place they can truly be themselves. When Naomi mysteriously vanishes and then is found unconscious, her friends are shaken, confused, and scared. Could have it been an accident – or did someone deliberately try to hurt Naomi? Did a stranger do this, or worse, someone she was close to? How well do they really know their bandmate – and one another? If Naomi wakes up from her coma, what will she have to say? To understand what happened to Naomi, Red, Leo, and Rose must ultimately face their own dark secrets and fears. When they look in the mirror, who do they see?

“The School for Good and Evil” by Soman Chainani: This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a Storybook princess. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School of Evil. But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed – and they’ll quickly find that the only way out of a fairy tale…is to live through it.

“Unite Me” by Tahereh Mafi: Juliette will not stand alone in a battle that will decide the fate of her world. In Destroy Me, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45, refuses to let her go. In Fracture Me, Adam, Juliette’s first love, will do anything to get her back.

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry: Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units: one male, one female, to each. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. The community is a precisely choreographed world without conflict, inequality, divorce, unemployment, injustice…or choice. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. At the Ceremony of Twelve, the community’s twelve-year-olds eagerly accept their predetermined Life Assignments. But Jonas is chosen for something special. He begins instruction in his life’s work with a mysterious old man known only as The Giver. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test – when he must try to save someone he loves – he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late?

November 2017 Book Haul

Hello everyone!

I bought a couple ebooks this month (with my Barnes and Noble gift card). The first 2 were bought, the next 4 were free ebooks, and the last 24 were borrowed books from the public library.

  • Dancing in my Nuddy-pants by Louise Rennison
  • Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison
  • I Bring the Fire (Parts 1, 2, 3, and In The Balance) by C. Gockel
  • Bad Billionaire by Julie Kriss
  • 3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore
  • Fire in Frost by Alicia Rades
  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
  • Invisible by Pete Hautman
  • Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Crown of Ice by Vicki Weavil
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
  • If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
  • Love and F1rst Sight by Josh Sundquist
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo audiobook by Stieg Larsson
  • Faking perfect by Rebecca Phillips
  • Full Moon Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
  • Some Boys by Patty Blount
  • White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A Tale As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell
  • The Warlock by Michael Scott
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire audiobook by J.K. Rowling

October 2017 Book Haul

Hey guys!

So, I only got two books this month. The first one I bought with a gift card I got for my birthday and the second one, my boyfriend bought me.

“Losing Hope” by Colleen Hoover: Haunted by the little girl he couldn’t save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnected. Holder reveals the way in which the events of Sky’s youth affected him and his family, leading him to seek his own redemption in the act of saving her. But it is only in loving Sky that he can finally begin to heal himself.

“To Kill A Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee: A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father – a crusading local lawyer – risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

September 2017 Book Haul

Hey guys!

This month was the Baltimore Book Festival and I couldn’t keep my hands to myself.

Here are the books I bought this month:

“Never, Never” by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fischer: Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since before they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning…they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love…every memory has vanished. Charlize and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be…the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.

“Point of Retreat” by Colleen Hoover: Layken and Will’s relationship has endured through hardships, heartache, and a cruel twist of fate, further solidifying the fact that they belong together. But the two lovers could not have expected that the things that brought them together may ultimately be the things that tear them apart. Their connection is on the brink and being destroyed forever and it will take an extraordinary amount of willpower to keep their love afloat. Layken is left with questioning the very foundation on which her relationship with Will was built. Will is left questioning how he can prove his love for a girl who can’t seem to stop “carving pumpkins.” Upon finding the answers that may bring peace back into their relationship, the couple comes across an even greater challenge – one that could change not only their lives but the lives of everyone who depends on them.

“This Girl” by Colleen Hoover: Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances, and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas, and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and the bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

“Truly, Madly, Famously” by Rebecca Serle: After being plucked from obscurity, Hollywood’s newest It Girl, Paige Townsen, has a blockbuster film to her name and Rainer Devon on her arm. But being half of the world’s most famous couple comes with a price. No matter where Paige goes, someone is always watching. Soon she finds herself dodging photographers; hiding her feelings for her other costar, Jordan Wilder, and weathering tabloid scandals that threaten to tear her and Rainer apart – and end her career as quickly as it began. 

“Finding Cinderella” by Colleen Hoover: A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love had conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with s strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after…it only further threatens it. Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?

“Tales from the Shadowhunter’s Academy” by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman: Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire,  and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of heavely Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore.He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be. But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. And that differences – like being a former vampire – are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is trained in weaponry – even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

“The Girl You Left Behind” by Jojo Moyes: France, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, she is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait – painted by her artist husband – a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history. As the layers of the painting’s shadowy past are revealed, Liv’s world is turned upside down all over again, and her belief in what is right is put to the ultimate test.

“The Lost Letter from Your Lover” by Jojo Moyes: In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing – not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply, “B,” from a man whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon an old letter containing a man’s ardent plea to his married lover. She becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the couple. Perhaps if they lived happily ever after, her own complicated affair could have a happy ending, too.

“Interview With the Vampire” by Anne Rice: This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments such as his discovery of the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her with the last breaths of humanity he has inside. Yet, he makes Claudia a vampire, trapping her womanly passion, will, and intelligence inside the body of a small child. Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance and even “settle down” for a while in the opulent French Quarter. Louis remembers Claudia’s struggle to understand herself and the hatred they both have for Lestat that sends them halfway across the world to seek others of their kind. Louis and Claudia are desperate to find somewhere they belong, to find others who understand, and someone who knows what and why they are. Louis and Claudia travel Europe, eventually coming to Paris and the ragingly successful Theatre des Vampires – a theatre of vampires pretending to be mortals pretending to be vampires. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who brings them into a whole society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find that finding others like themselves provides no easy answers and in fact presents dangers they scarcely imagined.

“The Serial Killer Files” by Harold Schechter: Hollywood’s make-believe maniacs can’t hold a candle to real life monsters who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Rigorously researched and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan clubs, “trophies” to trading cards. Discover: WHO THEY ARE – Included are Ed Gein, the mama’s boy who inspired fiction’s most famous Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a  cave dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. HOW THEY KILL – They butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and devour . . . and other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here. WHY THEY DO IT –  For pleasure, for profit. For celebrity, for “companionship.” For the devil and for dinner. For the thrill of it, the hell of it, and because “such men are monsters, who live . . . beyond the frontiers of madness.” PLUS – in-depth case studies, definitions of every kind of deviance and derangement, and much, much more. For more than one hundred profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats— this is an indispensable, spine-tingling, eye-popping investigation into the dark hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the most frightening . . . and fascinating.

August 2017 Book Haul

Hey everybody!

I did something I wasn’t supposed to do and I bought books. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anymore books after this month (unless it was with a gift card that someone else had given me) and my boyfriend is holding me to that promise.

The first three books were a gift from my boyfriend’s mother and the rest are from my book-buying addiction.

“Eldest” by Christopher Paolini: Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn’t sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall – one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life.

“Brisinger” by Christopher Paolini: It’s only been months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr,” an ancient language term for fire. Since then, he’s not only learned to create magic with words – he’s been challenged to his very core. Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.  First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved from King Galbatorix’s clutches.  But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength – as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices – choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimaginable sacrifice. Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?

“Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini: Not so long ago, Eragon – Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider – was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chance. The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to imagine. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

“Midnight Jewel” by Richelle Mead: Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. But for Mira, it’s simply a means to an end. In the new world, she plans of earn off her marriage contract price and finally be free. Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she’s discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency – and her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own term – and impressing Grant with her extraordinary abilities and insights into a brewing rebellion. But the rebellion isn’t all they’re fighting. Neither of them can ignore the attraction  burning between them – an attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira’s worked so hard for. With freedom finally with in her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?

“A Court of Wings and Ruin” by Sarah J. Maas: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.  As war bears down on all of them, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

“Always and Forever, Lara Jean” by Jenny Han: Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends. Life couldn’t be more perfect!  At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news. Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans – but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

“Eragon” by Christopher Paolini: When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is a lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatch-ling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power.With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

“Crooked Kingdom” by Leigh Bardugo: Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope.  As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the teams’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

“The Crown” by Kiera Cass: When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t expect the kind of fairy-tale romance her parents found twenty years ago. But sometimes love has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible – and more important – than she ever imagined.

I also got my school books this month.

Until my next post,


July 2017 Book Haul

Hi everybody!

I know that I will not be getting anymore books this month, so I am posting this early. The only books I personally bought this month are the first three books, all of the other ones were given to me.

“Unchained Memory” by Donna S. Frelick: From the night she wakes up in her pickup on the side of the road, three hours gone and everything of value lost to her, Asia Burdette is caught in a clash of invisible forces. She has only one ally in her struggle to understand why–Ethan Roberts, a man she shouldn’t love, a psychiatrist who risks everything to help her. With black ops kidnappers dogging their trial, the lovers race to navigate a maze of mind control, alien abduction and interstellar slavery. If they keep following the signs, they’ll find a battle that’s been raging since the first silver saucer was spotted in the skies above Earth.

“Shadow Legacy: Art of the Ninja Earth” by T.J. Perkins: Growing up ninja in a modern world with ancient customs is difficult, but Duncan Kimura of the Chaio village dreams become one of the chosen elite warriors. But his dreams won’t become a reality if he can’t control his destructive rage that threatens everyone around him. Turmoil threatens to tip Duncan’s balanced world; rivalries, disputes with other teens, competition, and a beautiful kunoichi – a female ninja. The plague of emotions fuels his anger and an entity hidden deep inside him threatens to surface – it wants out. Faced with a treacherous foe from a rival village, Duncan must overcome his own fears and the raging anger bursting within him to save the woman he loves from certain death. Follow him through his trials and challenges as he will either lose himself to his rage and become a threat to all he knows and loves, or triumph and become the ninja his people expect of him.

“Starswept” by Mary Fan: In 2157, the Adyril – an advanced race of telepathic humanoids – contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce. A sudden encounter with an Adryil boys upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her. When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real – by way of telepathy – and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music. But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her – and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

“Babysitters: Little Sister #8: Karen’s Haircut” by Ann M. Martin: Karen feels like an ugly duckling. Her baby teeth are falling out, and she has to wear glasses, too! Karen needs a new haircut to make her look glamorous. But the beauty parlor lady cuts Karen’s hair all wrong. Now she’s uglier than ever! What will all the kids at school say?

“Sweet Dreams: Boyfriend Blues” by Lauren M. Phelps: To make money for a special school trip, Kristen Barrett, her boyfriend Jason, and her best friend Heidi start a baby-sitting service. When they discover the need more manpower, they hire handsome, muscular Troy Pittman. That’s when the trouble begins. Heidi has her eye on Troy, but Troy prefers Kristen.

“Pocahontas: True Princess” by Mari Hanes: Children recognize her as the beautiful Indian woman who captured the heart of English captain John Smith. Yet history reveals that Pocahontas was no more than twelve when she saved Smith’s life. Years later she would be praised as the courageous defender of the Algonquins. But she was first known by her people simply as Pocahontas – “little playful one” – a child of tremendous character. Boys and girls today have heard the myth. Now they will see Pocahontas as history truly portrays her: a spirited child just like them.

“Two Guys Noticed Me…and Other Miracles” by Majorie Sharmat: After Matt Green and I broke up, I accepted a date with Travis Cameo. But it was Matt who was very much on my mind. Travis and I were going to Tanya Lipsert’s party. As we approached Tanya’s front door, I had the happy thought that Tanya would be shocked to see me with Travis. He was considered quite a catch at school. Maybe she was even trying to catch him herself. My spirits lifted considerably as the door opened. But it wasn’t Tanya who was shocked. It was me. There was Tanya and standing right beside her was Matt Green.

“Comedy of Errors” by Diane Michele Crawford: “Stephanie Stockwell’s eccentric family has always amused her – until the night gorgeous Todd Cooper picks her up for their first date. Todd is put off by the family’s unconventional ways, and their first date becomes their last. Then Stephanie begins dating witty and clever Derek Gaines, and she thinks he’s perfect for her. But after meeting the Stockwells, Derek too seems to avoid Stephanie. Will Stephanie’s family stand in the way of her chance for real romance?

“Saved by the Bell: That Old Zack Magic” by Beth Cruise: Zack dares Mario to spend a night alone at Bayside High – and suddenly the whole gang is on the idea. After all, who wants to miss out on getting to the bottom of all the mysterious things that’ve been happening at Bayside recently? But while Zack and Mario are busy planning that gang’s major “camp out,” Lisa is sinking deeper and deeper into a super-hunk withdraw. Ever since her adorable new neighbor moved in, Cal Everhart’s had wondering eyes! What the gang discovers that night at school…even Zack can’t explain…and with many of the mysteries still unsolved, the bizarre legend of Eerie Eddie seems more real than ever. Will Zack and the gang uncover the truth? And will Lisa win Cal back, this time forever?

“The New, Improved Gretchen Hubbard” by Ilene Cooper: When Gretchen says good-bye to Hippo Hubbard, she becomes the “new improved” Gretchen Hubbard. She actually starts to enjoy shopping for new clothes and catches the eye of a cute fifteen-year-old boy who is making a movie nearby. Why didn’t anyone notice her before?

“Marci’s Secret Book of Dating” by Jan Gelman: What do the other seventh girls have – or know – that Marci and Pam don’t? Even though they’ve taught themselves how to flirt, they haven’t managed to get a single date. So, using their best spy techniques, they study couples – including Marci’s older sister and boyfriend on a real date!

“Sweet Valley High: Crash Landing!” by Francine Pascal: George Warren has been looking forward to taking his girlfriend, Enid Rollins, as a passenger on his first licensed flight. Afterward he’s going to tell her something he’s known for a long time – he doesn’t love her anymore and their relationship is over. Then he’ll be free to date Robin Wilson, the girl he does love. But as he and Enid are flying, George loses control of the plane and is forced to make a crash landing. Enid is seriously injured, and George is overcome with guilt. He can’t possible break up with Enid now. But how long can he pretend to be in love with her and continue living a lie?

“Sweet Valley High: My Best Friend’s Boyfriend” by Francine Pascal: Denise Hadley is poised, elegant, and beautiful. Her best friend, Ginny Belasca, isn’t any of these things, and she’s always comparing herself to Denise. So when Ginny decided to do volunteer work for a teen phone hotline, Denise hopes that it will give Ginny some self-confidence. It looks as if she’s right when Ginny helps a guy named Mike, who says he wants to meet her in person! But now Ginny’s terrified that her looks won’t meet Mike’s expectations. In desperation, she asks Denise to meet Mike in her place. Denise agrees – and falls for Mike. Can Denise and Ginny’s friendship survive a battle for the boy they both love?

“Sweet Valley High: Brokenhearted” by Francine Pascal: When Todd Wilkens moved to Vermont, Elizabeth Wakefield’s heart was broken. She thought she would never get over losing him. But months passed, Elizabeth fell in love again. Now she and Jeffrey French are one of the happiest couples at Sweet Valley High. Then Todd writes to Elizabeth and tells her that he is moving back to Sweet Valley and that he still cares for her. Although she loves Jeffrey, Elizabeth realizes she still has strong feelings for Todd. Suddenly she is faced with a very difficult choice – a choice between the only two boys she has ever loved. What will Elizabeth do?

“Sweet valley High: Second Chance” by Francine Pascal: Quiet, determined, Kristin Thompson knows exactly what she wants from life. Since she was little, she has had one goal – to become a world-class tennis player. Now all she has to do is win one more tournament and she’ll qualify to turn professional. Then handsome Bruce Patman invites her out and sweeps her off her feet. But there’s not enough room in Kristin’s life for a boyfriend and professional tennis. She begins to wonder if a romance with Bruce will make her happier than winning the tournament ever could. Will Kristin give up the dream of a lifetime to live like a ordinary teenager?

“Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic” by Alan W. Biermann: Young readers will soar as they discover the life of Chuck Yeager, an American hero whose courage changed the world of flight forever. They’ll fly through these pages as they read about Yeager’s humble beginnings, daring adventures as a pilot and how he risked death as the first man to break the sound barrier. Bonus sections include a sound barrier lesson and glossary.

“Overlooked” By Simone Sowood and Lulu Pratt: She’s the closest thing I ever had to a sister. Our parents are best friends and neighbors. We were raised together. But one look at her naked body in the window and I’m hard. How did I never notice her this way before? Too bad she’s forbidden fruit. She doesn’t deserve to be in my trail of one and done women. Plus it would ruin 25 years of friendship between our parents. But my body craves her. The longer she stands in the window, the less I’m able to resist. Screw it. Before I leave, I’ll give her a few good nights to she’ll never forget.