Saturday, February 21, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox was created over at and am I ever glad. I love seeing what everyone got this week. My wallet however, wishes I would just look the other way, since I feel the need to buy, buy, buy when it comes to books.

I actually got books in the mail this week, three of them from our good friends at Penguin...bless them.

You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay

Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a whole bunch of semi-dead people with killer issues. All Megan really wants is to go to homecoming, but when you're trailed by a bunch of slobbering corpses whenever you leave the house, it's kinda hard to score a date. Let's just say Megan's love life could use some major resuscitation.

Megan's convinced her life can't get any worse - until someone in school starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now it's up to Megan to stop the Zombie apocalypse. Her life - and more importantly, the homecoming dance - depends on it.

I'll be reading this one next. I'm also giving away a copy of this along with 2 other books in My First Contest, which ends the 28th. Just look for the link in my archive below.

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.

I was majorly pumped to get this one, what with my love for zombies and all. So, I'm reading this now. I'm almost done, so most likely I will post a review tomorrow.

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?

Very excited for this one, too. It will definitely be read very soon.

And then for what I bought,

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson

After discovering that someone saw what looked like Dan’s emergency EpiPen in A-lister Plum’s designer handbag, Scarlett and her tough American sidekick, Taylor, sneak into a posh London nightclub, where Plum has a private table. Scarlett is stunned to discover a piece of evidence that might implicate another girl in Plum’s exclusive circle, Lucy Raleigh. Which means Scarlett must cast a wider net in order to catch the right suspect.

Back at school, groundskeeper Jase is hoping to take Scarlett’s mind off her troubles with some heart-stopping kisses. Scarlett can’t help but feel guilty for indulging in romantic rendezvous when she should be hunting down Dan’s killer. However, once Scarlett finds out how Lucy is connected to Dan, she knows she must drop everything and travel to the McAndrew estate in Scotland to hunt for more clues. But when she arrives, Scarlett becomes the target of a dangerous hunt herself.

I read the first book in this series this week and loved it, so I had to pick this one up.

And last but not least,

Shimmer by Dallas Reed

When the box is opened, everything starts to change.
On a freezing night in Winter, Colorado, there's a party going on—and it will change the town forever.
Justin, the party's host, doesn't know that the box in his dad's study contains a shimmering dust that has the power to transform all it touches. Emma, the cute new girl, doesn't know she will spend the next twenty-four hours running for her life through a freezing blizzard. Russ, a local snowboarder, doesn't know that the person he loves most is about to betray him. And Tess, the queen of the school, only knows she wants to see what's in that box.

Nobody knows what's coming—yet. But as the party gets under way, the residents of Winter will find themselves face-to-face with forces darker than any December storm.

So, that's it for this week. Not a bad haul all in all. I can't wait to see what everyone else got. Yay for books!!


  1. Wow you hit the supernatural motherload with this haul. Very jealous of all those zombie books, I have yet to read one :pouts:

  2. I am in fact in Zombie heaven right now. Romero is smiling upon me.

  3. Oooh, Strange Angels! Can't wait to read your review for this. I'm excited to read it as well.

  4. Deadly Little Secrets and Kisses and Lies both look great! And you can't go wrong with You Are So Undead to Me. great week.

  5. You Are So Undead To Me has always been on my wishlist!

  6. not a bad haul at all!! and yes... yay for books!

  7. Holy omelet! Shimmer sounds amazing, and the cover blows my mind! A little Pandora's Box almost, and hopefully just as interesting!

  8. I hope you enjoy them! I agree with epic rat. Shimmer sounds really good. I added it to my TBR list. I'm looking forward to that review (=

  9. The first two look great! I can't wait for my copy of You Are SO Undead To Me to come in the mail! (:

  10. ohhh nice. i'm stoked for Zombie Queen. It looks awesome, lucky you!

    Oh, and random note...but did you ever say what you're giving for the willow thing? I can't remember! LOL just email me when you can and i should be sending all the details afterwards.

  11. oooh strange Angels looks sooo good. and i am itching to read Deadly little secret. can't wait to see what u think.

  12. Yes, I'm trying to save Strange Angels. I'm reading You Are So Undead To Me and then I have to read a book for my children's lit class. It's hard to put off the books I want to read for class stuff.

  13. i've heard a lot about zombie queen... can't wait to read you're review!

  14. Loved You are So Undead to Me. Can't wait for Zombie Queen. Looking forward to reading your review