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Sunday, December 21, 2008

In My Mailbox- Week of Dec. 13 Part 1

This will be divided up into two parts only because I don't have much time before family members start showing up for our Christmas lunch and also because I'm on dialup. So I'm doing 4 books today and 4 books tomorrow (and I will do my best to do this consecutively, lol).

Lords of Misrule by Rachel Caine
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.

Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.
My Thoughts: I got this randomly earlier this week- the first one I got. I have not read any Rachel Caine book, but I really want to, so now this gives me some incentive to get started on the first four books in the series before reading this fifth book. Has anyone else read this series? What do you guys think about it?

Parties and Potions by Sarah Mlynowski
Perfect hair, cute clothes, healthy tans—life’s a breeze when you’re a witch! Even special witchcraft classes Rachel agrees to attend with Miri turn out to be fun. The sisters meet other teen witches just like them—who knew? Everyone’s preparing for a magical party called a Samsorta—a debutante ball for witches. And it wouldn’t be a ball without warlocks. Cute ones. Like Adam, who wants to slow dance with Rachel, and ski with her in the Rockies—on a school night! Of course, Rachel is madly in love with her boyfriend, Raf. So why can’t she bring herself to tell Adam—funny, charming Adam—that Raf exists? Rachel knows Raf likes her. Maybe even, gulp, loves her. But Raf doesn’t know her secret. Unlike Adam, Raf doesn’t know who she really is. And she can never tell him. Or can she?

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha—cheerleading goddess and miss popularity— who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

My Thoughts: This week was really funny, in that I ended up receiving both of these books back to back almost and both of them were my first two Waiting on Wednesday posts. Guess I didn't have to wait too long for them, lol. I'm excited for Parties and Potions because I absolutely love this series, though I may have to re-read the first three books to get myself back into the series, but I might not. *shrugs* I'm excited for Zombie Queen of Newbury High because it sounds like a fabulous book, plus the cover looks AMAZING in person, and because Amanda is such a sweetheart. I really need to get around to reading both of her books; I now own both of them, but have yet to read either one. Must get on that!

David Inside Out by Lee Bantle
David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he’s a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean. Scared to admit his feelings, David does everything he can to suppress them: he dates a girl, keeps his distance from his best friend who has become openly gay, and snaps a rubber band on his wrist every time he has “inappropriate” urges. Before long, Sean expresses the thoughts David has been trying to hide, and everything changes for the better. Or so it seems. In this thoughtful yet searing coming-of-age novel, Lee Bantle offers a raw, honest, and incredibly compelling account of a teenager who learns to accept himself for who he is.

My Thoughts: I saw this book while looking through the Henry Holt Spring '09 catalog that Sean had sent me with the ARC of Betraying Season. And you know how much I love reading books about gay guys, so obviously I wanted this one so bad. hehe. It looks really good, but also way too short to be a hardcover (less than 200 pages). But ah well, I got it for free, lol. YAY! I can't wait to read it. Plus, the guys on the cover are HOT!


  1. David from David Inside Out kinda reminds me of Erik from the Erik and Isabelle series by Kim Wallace. You should check those out if you already haven't.


  2. LUCKYY! You really do get a ton of awesome books.

    David Inside Out sounds amazing. I hadn't heard of this one, so I'm stoked now. When is it actually released, do you know?

    And Zombie Queen of Newbury High just looks great! I'm excited for that and I need to read her other book too...it looks amazing as well.


  3. Ooh, I want David Inside Out so much right now. I hadn't actually heard of it until you posted this book it looks amazing. I want it!

  4. great books! i just started the morganville vamps series. I acutally just finished Glass Houses! Really want to read ZOmbie Queen!

  5. So jealous that you have Zombie Queen. There should be a copy that I won from Amanda's contest on the way, but I want it now. xD

  6. You should read the Morganville Vampire series like now! They are soo good.

    I just finished reading David Inside Out. It was pretty good. :)

  7. TruBlu- I'll definitely keep an eye out for those- thanks!

    Lauren- I think it comes out in May, maybe? You can check Amazon to see whether I got it right or not, lol.

    Carol- I will read them soon! I wonder if they have audio books cuz I'll get to them faster that way, lol.

    And to all the others, thanks for commenting and glad I could let you know about a book you didn't know about before! :) That makes me happy.

  8. The Morganville books are great! I can't wait to grab my copy of the latest one!

  9. Yay--I got Parties and Potions too! Love those books!