Saturday, November 28, 2009

In My Mailbox

Once again, life has been pretty lame up in the post office. I did just mail out a shitload of contest/bookmooch books, so I'm hoping that ups my karma levels.

when Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. with owen's help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt?

Borrowed from my sister, who never has nor ever will read it, yet still puts up one helluva fight for it.

Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent.and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them.

Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not, it's close to impossible. The kids at Oakvale High don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good.

With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe, Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids. Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past. And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe run much deeper than just friendship. He would do anything for her, but what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Generation Dead is a sharp, funny, and breathtakingly original novel from an exciting new talent.

Once again, Wal-Mart has proven to be quite useful to my reading endeavers. Eight dollars, baby.

Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker’s own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Written with the blessing and cooperation of Stoker family members, Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula “crumbled into dust.” Van Helsing’s protégé, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of “Dracula,” directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.

The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents’ terrible secrets, but before he can confront them he experiences evil in a way he had never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is their another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula?

Won this one from Cherry Mischievous. I'm desperatly hoping it's not just a bad fanfiction.

Anyhoozles, that's all I got this week. Now if you'll excuse me, Forrest Gump is talking to Jenny's grave.


Rhiannon Hart said...

Oh wow, I'm interested to hear what people think of this official sequel to Dracula. Generation dead is on my list of to-get books.

Happy reading.

Faye said...

Generation Dead is my Fave! and who doesn't love SD! i can C Y your sis put up a fight lol. Happy reading!!

Cherry said...

I hope you enjoy Dracula The UnDead. I don't read horror so I absolutely have no clue if this is a good read or not. Wouldn't have picked it up if it wasn't halloween. Hope it gives you reading pleasure though :)

brizmus said...

Hm, I also am interested to hear what people are saying about the Dracula sequel. I'll be looking forward to your review. :-)

Alexia561 said...

Generation Dead looks awesome! Loking forward to hearing what you think about it. Enjoy your books!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Just Listen and Generation Dead are both brilliant. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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