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 Beyond Cool

In this sequel to 2006's "I Was a Teenage Popsicle", we continue to follow Floe Ryan's life, now dealing with newly unfrozen parents who refuse to learn about the new inventions of the future, an evasive boyfriend, and a new problem with the unfreezing process, and all of this on top of learning how to hoverdrive (it is much harder than it looks!) and continuing to live with being a frozen zombie. Could Floe's life be any more full? This is one hilarious book; I could not stop laughing all the way through. There are very many laugh-out-loud moments and scenes throughout, which makes for one great book. Bev is a fantastic writer, flowing everything together in such a beautiful and funny fashion, throwing in pop culture references from the future and cool new inventions. This book does not disappoint!!
Bev Katz Rosenbaum Unread

In a world where werepeople and vampires roam free and among humans, Quincie has lost both her parents, and is now living with her uncle and helping him manage the restaurant her mother owned. To boost revenue and rise above the competition, the theme of the restaurant is taking on a more vampiric tone. When the murder of the current chef occurs late one night, it looks as if he were attacked by a wereperson, and the blame falls on Quincie's friend Kieren. But when a new chef moves into town, and puts the moves on Quincie while working at the restaurant, all is definitely not as it seems… In a stunning YA debut, Leitech Smith does a fantastic job of writing a dark fantasy novel filled with suspense, mythical creatures, hot boys, and with some humor sprinkled throughout. This is one amazing novel by a fresh new voice in teen fiction, and hopefully readers will be able to see more of Leitech Smith's work in the future.
Cynthia Leitich Smith Unread
 Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights

Just a few weeks after Sophie's last murder mystery adventure (detailed in the previous book "Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte"), her sister Leah's husband wants to break things off with Leah and run off with some 21 year old he's been shacking up with. Distraught, Leah goes over to Sophie's apartment for some consoling, only to show up back at her house later that night to find her husband dead, shot by his own gun, which is now missing. Leah is a prime suspect in this case as she had just been informed earlier that day of the impending divorce and her husband Bob's new girlfriend. But as the investigation goes on, more and more people, women mostly, pop up as potential suspects with motive, and it turns out that Bob wasn't only hiding a secret affair from Leah…
Delivered in Davis' witty tone, this sweet and sexy follow-up to "Sex, Murder and a Double Latte" is a perfect sequel and is another winner. With many plot twists and some steamy romance scenes, this is not only a great murder mystery, but just a great book overall. It's a laugh-a-minute with this book, and Sophie is such a fun, sarcastic heroine, with Anatoly as a sexy love interest. If you haven't picked up these books already, you must get them immediately before the third book, "Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate", is released this September.
Kyra Davis Unread

Jean Honeychurch has been the most unluckiest person ever, starting with a freak thunderstorm and power outage the second she was born into the world, thus earning her the nickname Jinx, which stuck throughout the first sixteen years of her life. After a horrible situation involving a stalker back home, her parents send her off to her uncle and aunt's place in New York City where she starts off at a new school with her cousin Tory. Things get off on the wrong foot and continue to grow worse from there, as is the wont of Jinx's bad luck. But when things start getting really freaky, Jinx begins to wonder if her cousin Tory, who is completely different from what she was only a few years ago, is really a witch. And if Jinx herself is a witch as well. Fans of Cabot's previous series 1-800 Where R You and The Mediator will no doubt love this fantastic new novel in her paranormal reportoire. Jean, the heroine, is absolutely lovable and completely believable as a naïve preacher's daughter. Complete with magic, suspense, and a killer climax with of course some romance and laughs along the way, this is definitely one of her best works yet. Note From Meg: Anyone with a First Edition of the book should fill in the word "it" after the word "taste" on the second to last paragraph on page 27. There's a typo. It's being fixed in future editions.
Meg Cabot Unread
 The Debs
Series: The Debs

Laura Delacroix Bell—this dazzling trust fund girl's size 14 figure doesn't stop her from attracting the sexiest scoundrel in town, or the admiring eye of the Glass Slipper Club. However, a salacious secret could take her out of the running. Michelle "Mac" Mackenzie—brainy, cynical, and maybe a tad judgmental, Mac would rather bury her nose in a good book than embrace her deb destiny. But being a debutante was her late mother's dream. Ginger Fore—this adorable tree-hugger wants to wear her grandmother's vintage ball gown instead of splurging on an expensive dress. Yet when she gets tangled up with an older guy, Ginger will have plenty more to think about. Jo-Lynn Bidwell—a former child beauty queen, Jo-Lynn is a bitchy vamp who makes it her mission in life to take out the debu-trash. And Jo-Lynn's sights are set on Laura Bell. I got this book randomly from Delacorte a couple months back around the time of the book's release. Before this book, I had only read one book about debutantes, the aptly named "The Debutante" by Kathryn Williams. Hers was a funny take on the whole debutante world- an outsider looking in and begin forced to participate. This book, the first in a series, is more serious and focuses on the insiders' perspectives and their desires to be debutantes. But this isn't to say that the book is without humor- it's got humor throughout, but drama plays more of a role in the storyline than in "The Debutante". McBride's prose flows well and keeps the reader moving along; I really got invested in these characters and I enjoyed reading about them and hearing from each of their perspectives. I'm really excited for the second book in the series, which will be out in June 2009.
Susan McBride Unread

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