Monday, May 11, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis and see what books I've acquired this week. This all started on the Story Siren's blog, and was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, two really great blogs you should check out. And such a good idea for a meme. Thanks.

This week - sigh - I got great books. I am a very lucky girl. Three books that all look fabulous, really fabulous, one that I've been asking and asking for (thank you Antonia).

1. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
From the back cover:
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.

Nothing, nothing like her Gemma Doyle series but I love her writing and it sounds wonderful don't you think?

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
From the back cover: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

3. Bite Me! by Melissa Francis
From the back cover:
AJ Ashe isn't your typical 17 year old vampire - as if there is such a thing. Her ex-boyfriend-whom she's still totally in love with-is now her stepbrother. A former classmate-who, um,she may or may not have turned into a vampire-is stalking her. And now, apparently the fate of humankind lies in her little dead hands. Whatever happened to the good old days when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her taste for blood?

I simply don't know where to start this week (and yes, I do have to finish Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog first)

What did you get?


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Going Bovine and Bite Me! both look brilliant. Happy reading!

Rebecca said...

All three of those books sound great!!! Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

So jealous of Going Bovine. Happy reading!!

PolishOutlander said...

Really curious about Going Bovine. Lucky! Happy reading!

prophecygirl said...

Bite Me! sounds really good. I'll look out for your review of that one :)

Thao said...

Going Bovineeee! I so wanna steal it from you haha. Enjoy the books!

Megan Kurashige said...

I've heard Going Bovine is fantastic. Enjoy!

Ravenous Reader said...

I am excited that that you got Going Bovine!! I cannot wait for us to discuss it