Saturday 20 February 2010

In my mailbox (27)

Imm is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren


Mr Monster by Dan Wells (Headline)
From Goodreads: From the author of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER...John Wayne Cleaver has always known he has a dark side but he's fought hard to oppress it and live a normal life -- separating John from Mr Monster to survive. But after confronting and destroying the vicious killer that was terrorizing his town, his inner monster is getting stronger and harder to contain. And now more bodies are being discovered...With the police failing to catch Clayton County's second serial killer John is going to have to use his secret knowledge of the first demon-killer to trap the second...but will he be able to avoid suspicion falling on him, and, in the face of extreme horrors, will he be able to restrain Mr Monster?


Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
From Goodreads: As a pastor's kid, it's hard not to buy into the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reasons to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI, and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town goes missing, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel. In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed—about God, your family, and yourself—is transformed.

My So called After-life by Tamsyn Murray
From Goodreads: "I knew it was time to move on when a tramp peed on my Uggs..." Meet Lucy Shaw. She's not your average fifteen year old - for a start, she's dead. And as if being a ghost wasn't bad enough, she's also trapped haunting the men's toilets on Carnaby Street. So when a lighting engineer called Jeremy walks in and she realises he can see and hear her, she isn't about to let him walk out of her afterlife. Not least until he's updated her on what's happening in her beloved soaps. With Jeremy's help, Lucy escapes the toilet and is soon meeting up with other ghosts, including the perpetually enraged Hep and the snogtastic Ryan. But when Jeremy suggests Lucy track down the man who murdered her, things go down hill. Can Lucy face up to the events of that terrible night? And what will it cost her if she does?

Vampire Diaries: Nighfall (yay! - I also got Vampire Diaries 1&2 and 3&4 so they all match...)
Elena Gilbert is alive—again. When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back. Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What's more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire. Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell's Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with. . . . But a darkness is infiltrating the town, and Damon, always the hunter, is now the hunted; he becomes the prey of a malevolent creature that can possess him at will, and who desires not just Elena's blood but her death

and a big Thank You to Jenny @ Wondrous Reads for sending me a copy of Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (I am reading this one now and it's fab! Thanks Jenny!)
From Goodreads: A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

So that's me for the week. How did you all do?


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

The Vampire Diaries! I bloody well love this series, and I even like the show...fancy that! :)

Sarah said...

Ooooh Vampire Diaries!! I really want to get book 5 (I've got the others & I'm not worried about them matching LOL). Hope you enjoy it :o)

Luisa at Chicklish said...

I loved Perfect Chemistry! I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to read your thoughts on it. All these books look great - happy reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I have perfect chemistry but haven't read it yet. I've heard lots of great things about it!

Monster of Books said...

Awesome books this week. The Vampire Diaries series is cool. Hope you enjoy, Happy Reading!!

Booklover Book Reviews said...

One Was Lost looks lovely - enjoy all you purchases!

TheBookMogul said...

You got some good books. Hope you enjoy!

Lauren said...

Those all look fantastic, especially My So Called Afterlife and Perfect Chemistry. Have fun with those!

Unknown said...

Really looking forward to hearing what you think of Perfect Chemistry. I can't wait to read it. That Monster book looks like it would frighten the pants off me. You are so brave!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Perfect Chemsistry and My So-Called Afterlife are both brilliant. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

The Book Hour said...

My So Called Afterlife looks really fun! Enjoy your reading! :-)

Nayuleska said...

Yay for books! I've also got Mr Monster (not read it yet). Enjoyed My So-Called AFterlife.


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