Sunday, February 13, 2011

Added to the Pile + 66

Another two books this week; one from PaperBackSwap and the other from BookMooch, respectively.

She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Unlike her prissy sister, Clytemnestra, she takes no pleasure in weaving and embroidery. And despite what her smother says, she's not even close to being interested in getting married. Instead, she wants to do combat training with her older brothers, go on heroic adventures, and be free to do what she wants and find out who she is.

Not one to count on the gods - or her looks - to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with determination and an attitude. And while it's the attitude that makes Helen a few enemies (such as the self-proclaimed "son of Poseidon," Theseus), it's also what intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi. (book back blurb)

Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it's a lazy nickname, but he didn't have much say in the matter.)

Here are five things you should know about him:

1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and bellybuttons.

2. He battles attention deficit disorder every minute of every day . . unless he gets distracted.

3. He's a virgin, mostly because he's no good at talking to girls (see number 1).

4. He's about to start high school.

5. He's totally not ready.

Join Carter for his freshman year, where he'll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he'll almost kill a trombone player, face off against his greatest nemesis, get caught up in a messy love triangle, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise the hell out of everyone, including himself. (book flap blurb)


Marty said...

Love the cover on Nobody's Princess and the story sounds pretty interesting.

Carter Finally Gets It wouldn't grab my attention at a bookstore but it actually sounds like a fun read. Might have to look into that one, too.

YA Book Queen said...

Nice books, the Carter books sounds amusing! Hope you enjoy them, Donna :)

BrittLit said...

Both of these sounds quite good. I'll look forward to your reviews. Happy Reading!

Alexia561 said...

Hadn't heard of either of these books, but Nobody's Princess sounds right up my alley! Enjoy!

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Zakiya LadyWings said...

Hope you enjoy your new books!! My IMM post is here. Happy Reading,

Zakiya LadyWings

Alison said...

Great reads! New follower too.
Both these books sounds very interesting - especially Nobody's Princess.

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