Sunday 10 May 2009

In My Mailbox 16

This was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. If you want more information check out their blogs. All summaries are from the book jackets.

Wake - Lisa McMann

Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can’t tell anybody about what she does - they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she was a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant…

I tried to wait for the UK publication in November but after seeing all the reviews of Fade I buckled and ordered it from the US. I’m very excited to read it.

Bang, Bang, You’re Dead! - Narinder Dhami

It seems like just another day at school - then Mia’s world turns upside down.

School is being evacuated. Rumour has it there’s a gunman in the building. And Mia has a horrible feeling she knows who it is…

Her brother has been acting strangely. He’s been threatening to do something drastic, something frightening, something that cannot be ignored…but just how far will he go?

Mia is determined to find out, but playing cat and mouse with a potential killer is a very dangerous game…

Thank you to Ruth from Random House for sending me this. My review will be up tomorrow.

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide - Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

From Amazon: We are very proud (and a bit wary) to announce the publication of The Spiderwick Chronicles. But beware, the faeries will use all their power to stop you from reading these books. Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all starts when Jared Grace find their great uncle's book, "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You." and realises that are not alone in their new house. Now the Grace kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything to stop them...Its up to you to spread the word about their discovery. But heed their warnings, wear some red, turn your clothes inside out - all anti-faerie devices - and get ready to enter a world that you never knew existed...Its closer than you think!

I loved the film and Holly Black’s Modern Tales of Faery so I’m really looking forward to reading this.

The Last Days - Scott Westerfeld

Something evil is bubbling under New York. People are going crazy and vampires stalk the streets. For Pearl, Moz and Zahler, life goes on and all that matters is their new band. As the city reels under a mysterious epidemic, the three combine their talents with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured mind can see the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the growing danger? Or summon it?

Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Parasite Positive, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

I loved Parasite Positive so I can’t wait to see what happens to New York now the vampires have taken over.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side - Beth Fantasky

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica’s senior year “Get-a-Life” plan.

Enter a bizarre new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu who claims Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth and he’s her long lost fiancée. He’s arrogant, officious, embarrassingly overprotective, and well, incredibly hot.

Armed with a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica tries to imagine the transition from an average American teenager to a glam European vampire princess. But just when things start to heat up with Lucius, a devious cheerleader sets her sights on him.

Soon Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war - and save Lucius’s soul from eternal damnation. All of which leaves her to wonder: Wouldn’t life be easier if she could just fall for a nice mortal boy?

After reading the interview and guest blog with Beth Fantasky on Wondrous Reads I couldn’t wait any longer to read it.

Need - Carrie Jones

Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what’s about to happen.

Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. And it’s true, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane…but Zara’s pretty sure her mom just can’t deal with her right now.

She couldn’t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s overactive imagination. In fact, he’s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There’s something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you’d have to fear.

I was going to wait for the paperback of this, but I couldn’t control myself any longer! I had to have it.

I got some really amazing books this week and I'm really excited to read them all.



  1. You had a great week, I've read Need and it was good. ALso, I have Wake and The Last Days on my shelf but I haven't read them yet. Enjoy.

  2. Great week!I've read Wake and liked it. It's a pretty quick read but quite intriguing. =D

  3. Hey! you had a great week. Need and Wake are amazing reads and I know that you will enjoy it. JGTDOTDS is also a great choice, I have heard nothing but good things about it

  4. ohh i love jssica's guide. hope you like it as much as i do. enjoy your books!

  5. I love Jessica's Guide to Dating On The Dark Side and Wake is in my to read pile!

  6. Ohh great week for you! =D Happy reading!

  7. Wow, great week! Hope you enjoy them!

  8. Awesome week. Have a great review :)

  9. You had a great week, and these are some great reads. Happy Reading!

  10. Wow you had a good week. You are going to love Jessica's Guide!

  11. You had a very good week! Happy Reading!

  12. awesome book week! love the cover for Westerfeld's book! And you have a lot of great books to read too!! hope you enjoy them! happy reading!

  13. You got some great paranormal and fantasy. Wake is fantastic. I have never seen that cover for Last Days-- I reallylikeit! Happy reading!

  14. Jessica's guide looks so good!

    Wdebo :)

  15. All your books sound really good.

  16. Bang, Bang You're Dead looks like a really gripping read. Can't wait to read your review!


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