Sunday, January 9, 2011

In My Mailbox

Oh that week went by so fast. We hosted John Lescroart (adult fiction - thriller - Damage, I wrote interview questions for David Levithan and read the very wonderful The Lover's Dictionary. Finished XVI and The Water Wars too (it was dystopia week for me last week!). We're hosting Bree Despain on January 13th - can't wait - The Lost Saint was excellent (just finished). Join us if you can. So now I have a ton of reviews to write. With thanks, as ever, to Story Siren for hosting this meme. Now to the books.

This week:

Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster

Kyle volunteered to be hypnotized at a local talent show, But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. TV and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone's acting strangely. It's as if Kyle doesn't exist. Is this a result of the hypnosis? Will he wake up to roars of laughter? Or is this something mroe sinister?

The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki

Timothy July has been having nightmares. About his brother, who is in a coma after being wounded in Iraq; about his best friend, Stuart, who is behaving like a jerk; about the old biology specimens in jars lining the walls of his classroom; and about Abigail, the new girl who seems to be a magnet for trouble.

Suddenly Timothy’s nightmares are coming true. His brother, his face decaying, approaches Timothy on the street. Stuart ends up in the hospital, terrified that monsters are stalking him. And the specimen jars are tormenting not only Timothy but his teacher as well.

What is the secret in Abigail’s past that is the key to these horrors? And can Timothy figure it out before his nightmares become a deadly reality?

Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

Oooh, these look good. Daisy Whitney's The Mockingbirds first though.

What did you get this week?

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