Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren with inspiration from Pop Culture Junkie

This is a great event where we share all the great books we've picked up to read for the week!  Please join us in getting to know one another and sharing great reads! 

Here's what I got this week:

by Leanne Hall


A guy who howls. A girl on a mission to forget.

In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn’t rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the endless night.

But then they are mugged by the sugar-crazed Kidds. And what plays out is moving, reckless...dangerous. There are things that can only be said in the dark. And one long night is time enough to change your life.

by Jeaniene Frost


Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

by Lauren DeStefano


Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

by David Stahler


High school senior Frenchy has little ambition beyond hanging out at the smoking rock until his best friend, the ever-witty and conniving Stewart, gets him to try out for Man of la Mancha. To everyone's surprise, the guys are a hit. But when Stewart's antics begin to grow more obsessive—he wears his costume 24/7, freaks out about little details, and displays an incessant hatred of the high-tech windmills outside of town—Frenchy worries that there's something deeper going on. Is Stewart spiraling into madness, just like Don Quixote? And can Frenchy battle through his own demons in time to save his friend from self-destruction before it's too late?


  1. This is Shyness is awesome but very quirky. I am interested to see what you think.

    Can't wait to read This Side of The Grave. Happy reading :)

  2. Last year sometime, I read half way into One Foot in the Grave and or some reason never finished. I really need to pick this series back up again, I even own all the books (besides the one you just got).


    I will forever be in your debt my dear.

    Oh, and I love the sound of This is Shyness. Looking forward to your book thoughts.

  4. LInds you have my book up there, cannot wait till my copy of "This SIde Of The Grave" gets to me! "This Is Shyness" sounds like a weirdly interesting read and of course "Wither" is very popular so hope it is good.. "Spinning Out" have never heard of but enjoy all your loot!
    My Mailbox if you have time to stop by

  5. This is Shyness sounds really hmmm
    weird? Can't wait to see your review. I've got Wither coming so won't be reading your review until I get a chance to read it. Spinning Out- I've seen this somewhere else I'll be curious to know what you think. This Side of The Grave, can only read all of your reviews. Not something I can post on a YA blog. Have fun reading it though.


  6. Great book haul!! I hope you like Wither. I loved it!!

  7. This is Shyness and Spinning Out are new books for me.
    Still the rest of them are awesome.
    Another jealousy in the air