Saturday, June 26, 2010

TRUE LOVE, THE SPHINX... & DIRTY LAUNDRY [Saturday Steals]

I bought TRUE LOVE, THE SPHINX, AND OTHER UNSOLVABLE RIDDLES: A COMEDY IN FOUR VOICES by Tyne O'Connell and DIRTY LAUNDRY by Daniel Ehrenhaft, both in hardcover!

TRUE LOVE, THE SPHINX, AND OTHER UNSOLVABLE RIDDLES: A COMEDY IN FOUR VOICES  by Tyne O'Connell
$1.53 (91% off)

American teenagers Sam and Salah lead fairly uncomplicated lives. They breeze through classes at their prestigious Manhattan high school, their friends and classmates all look up to them, and they’ve never had to put much effort into attracting girls. But when their class embarks on a field trip to Egypt, complications arise in the forms of Rosie and Octavia, two British beauties who won’t be easily charmed. Amid luscious scenes of Egyptian culture and history, these four star-crossed lovers will have to endure mistakes, missteps, and plenty of misunderstandings before they can achieve their hearts’ desires.

Told in four alternating points of view, Tyne O’Connell’s latest novel is both a fast-paced comedy-of-errors, and a heartfelt romance that proves that sometimes, the greatest complication of all is love.

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Daniel Ehrenhaft
$1.67 (90% off)
the school:

The Winchester School of the Arts, nicknamed "The Laundromat" because it's where better schools send their "dirty laundry." Get kicked out of Exeter, Hotchkiss, or Choate? End up at Winchester.

the girl:

Carli, a gorgeous pigtailed Hollywood actress going undercover at Winchester to research her role.

the boy:

Fun (short for Fellini Udall Newport), an embittered senior and graffiti artist who was almost expelled—until his dad (and a lot of money) convinced the headmaster to let him work off his crime as Carli's assistant.

the problem:

Beautiful, talented senior Darcy Novak, one of the least screwed-up people at Winchester, has disappeared.

As Carli and Fun discover each other's hidden talents, there's a villain setting them up. Can they save Darcy—and themselves—or will they wash out?

Like my Steals? Check out the others this week at Archives of Our Lives - especially since Camille won her steal here, but doesn't remember entering for it!

3 comments:

ticklepea said...

I'm so jealous of your growing book collection. I think I have a lot of bookshelves in my house, but woah... yours must be awesome! Ros xxx

Tawnya said...

Sweet steals & hardcover no less! That Dirty Laumdry one looks good.

Camille said...

I get such a kick out of seeing the percentage OFF you get your books for! 91%? Awesome.

Also, I'm so sorry I am such a dweeb. Oy.