Saturday 10 October 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

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I got only a few books this week:


Generation Dead by Daniel WatersGeneration Dead by Daniel Waters (Signed) from Jess of Find the Time to Read (yup, my second copy)

All over the tri-state area, something strange is happening. Teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they come back different - they stutter and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed 'living impaired' or 'differently biotic', there are lots of conspiracy theories to explain this new phenomenon. But as their numbers keep on growing, so does the discomfort of the living people in the community. When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, her best friend and star of the football team, Adam, has conflicting emotions. And when Tommy decides to try out for the football team, it sets off a chain of events that escalates into deadly violence.


Carpe Corpus by Rachel CaineCarpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

This title includes a brand new and exclusive morganville short story only available in this edition. In the small town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace - until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants - the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content to go back to the old rules, after having had such a taste of power?

The following are from my Oxfam Bookshop.

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather DavisNever Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis (Proof)

Moonlight can totally change your life.

And it all starts so simply.

You. Him.

The moon.

You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.

Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

The Moth Diaries by Rachel KleinThe Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein

Unfolding through the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl, The Moth Diaries is a compellingly brilliant portrait of obsession and fear set in the hothouse atmosphere of a girls' boarding school. It is a world of too many books and too little reality, where ideas become passions and passions obsessions. The unnamed narrator believes with increasing certainty that a schoolmate is a vampire, subtly and secretly killing her best friend and roommate, and responsible for an escalating series of disasters at the school. As she watches her friend's growing relationship with Ernessa, she gradually loses her grip on reality, her paranoia fuelled by reading le Fanu's vampiric novel Carmilla. Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in her own fevered imagination?

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of 13 little blue envelopes! Ginny, aged 17, is left 13 little blue envelopes by her free-spirited young Aunt Peg. Little does she know just how much they will change her life.../ Inside envelope No 1 is money and instructions to buy a plane ticket. / Inside envelope No 2 are directions to a specific London flat / Inside envelope No 3 a note to Ginny says: Find a starving artist. / And because of envelope No 4 Ginny and a man called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous -- though utterly romantic -- results.

Yup, I'm a happy girl! Check out Ink and Paper's In My Mailbox post for more books.

So what did you get this week?


  1. Great books! And - ooh, 13 Little Blue Envelopes! I read that a long time ago and I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of that one. There's a sequel on its way soon, if I remember rightly.

  2. I've seen 13 Little Blue Envelopes around, but didn't like the cover >.> But I read the blurb today, and it sounds really good! I'm looking forward to it! :)

  3. I keep meaning to buy 13 Little Blue Envelopes, just haven't got round to it yet. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading it. It sounds a little like an adult chicklit novel I've read, Chloe by Freya North - which was awesome!

  5. Awesome books! I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes...hope you like it =)

  6. Great Oxfam finds. Times are apparently so hard where I live even the Oxfam has closed down!

    I must get round to Generation Dead.

  7. Nice selection! I read The Moth Diaries this summer and thought it was incredibly well written. And I recently put 13 Little Blue Envelopes on my wishlist, I think it sounds great.

  8. Reggie - Cheers! I'm looking forward to reading it! :)

    Karen - Oh, really? My Oxfam Bookshop is doing pretty well! We reach or go over targets each week. Maybe it's an area thing. I also must get to reading Generation Dead! Looking forward to it!

    Lauren - Cheers! Ohh, thanks for the top on The Moth Diaries! It's good to hear some feedback on it :) If you're anywhere near Muswell Hill Broadway in London where you are now, the Oxfam Bookshop there has a copy of 13 Little Blue Envelopes that's not too expensive. Around £2-£3. :)

  9. carpoe corpus has got one pretty cover-looking forward to reading it! :-D

  10. It's pretty awesome so far! I'm loving it! And the cover is gorgeous!

  11. Generation Dead looks great and what a nice bright cover. Enjoy!!

  12. Cheers! I'm looking forward to reading it!