In My Mailbox 4

Idea mooched from The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie
Zombie Queen of Newbury High - Amanda Ashby
When a teenage girl accidently turns her whole school into zombies, she is forced to work with an annoying stuck-up zombie hunter and a best friend who keeps trying to chew off her arm, in order to find a cure before prom night turns into an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Triptych - Karin Slaughter
When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes, he finds himself faced with one of the most brutal killings of his career: Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood, her body horribly mutilated. As a one-off killing it’s shocking, but when it becomes clear that it’s just the latest in a series of similar attacks, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called in, and Ormewood is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team — a man he instinctively dislikes. But then, only 24 hours later, the violence Michael sees around him every day explodes in his own back yard. And, it seems the mystery behind Monroe’s death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried…
Ruler of The Realm (Faerie Wars Book 3) - Herbie Brennan
It is Henry’s third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumours of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness.
Queen Blue, wary of her uncle’s uncharacteristic generosity, pays a visit to the Spicemaster’s labyrinth in an attempt to divine the possible future of the Realm. She is warned to beware someone close, little realizing just how careful she will need to be – and when she is kidnapped by the most unlikely candidate, the Realm rapidly descends into chaos.
In a thrilling adventure Blue, Pyrgus and Henry will find themselves in the midst of a furious battle to protect the future of the Realm and secure the throne for the rightful ruler.
Shatter - Michael Robotham
There is a moment when all hope disappears, all pride is gone, all expectation, all faith, all desire. I own that moment. It belongs to me. That’s when I hear the sound. the sound of a mind breaking.
It’s not a loud crack like when bones shatter or a spine fractures of a skull collapses. And it’s not something soft and wet like a heart breaking. It’s a sound that makes you wonder how much pain a person can endure; a sound that shatters memories and lets the past leak into the present; a sound so high that only the hounds of hell can hear it.
Can you hear it? Someone is curled up in a tiny ball crying softly into an endless night
Generation Dead - Daniel Waters
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?
Fractured - Karin Slaughter
When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail’s life forever.
When the local police make a misjudgement which not only threatens the investigation but places a young girl’s life in danger, the case is handed over to Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team –- teamed with detective Faith Mitchell, a woman who resents him from their first meeting.
But in the relentless heat of a Georgia summer, Will and Faith realise that they must work together to find the brutal killer who has targeted one of Atlanta’s wealthiest, most privileged communities -– before it’s too late…

Disclaimer: Credit for the implementation of IMM posts go to Kristi of The Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Credit goes, and will always go, to them, for this and future IMM posts. I take no credit for this meme, and future IMM posts wouldn’t exist without them both. It should be taken note of that I won’t be writing this for every IMM post. That does not mean that I am taking credit for it. It just means that I’m just too lazy to write it down.

  24 comments for “In My Mailbox 4

  1. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Ooh interesting books! I’ve never heard of some of them before. Happy reading!

  2. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Hi Liyana! I just want to ask what ‘smexy’ means. It’s been bugging me.

    A character in Generation Dead blogs here, – http://mysocalledundeath.blogspot.com – funny/weird zombie stuff.

  3. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Great books! Generation Dead is really good, I hope you enjoy it. Fractured also sounds really interesting. I’m a sucker for books like that. :D

  4. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Nice collection! Thanks for following me :)

  5. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 9:40 PM

    love generation dead’s cover. so much diff then USA’s.

  6. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 10:01 PM

    I haven’t read my copy of Zombie Queen yet. I hope we’ll enjoy it! Happy reading!

  7. Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Fantastic book week! I love Herbie Brennan’s books! So fun! and Shatter sounds really good… different. and i Love the cover! Happy reading!

  8. Cat
    Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 11:38 PM

    I am a Karen Slaughter fan. I have all her paperback books so far. (I think, I might be one short) Hope you enjoy them!

    And that Ruler of the Realm book looked so interesting that I went to add it to my wishlist and have now discovered a series I have always sort of looked at but ignored most of the time. :) Thanks!

  9. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 12:14 AM

    You’ve got some great looking books here! I can’t wait to read the reviews.

    And I love your header. It’s… smexy.

  10. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 1:31 AM

    Great Book Week! Happy Reading!!

  11. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 1:45 AM

    What a great week. I have never heard of Karen Slaughter and now have to check out her books.

  12. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 2:38 AM

    Aw you got “Zombie Queen…” I’m jealous!!

    Also Gen Dead rocks!!

    Wdebo :)

  13. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 3:00 AM

    I hope you enjoy Zombie Queen. It’s a fun book!

  14. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 4:15 AM

    Nice week! I haven’t heard of a few of those, but I really like the Gen Dead cover! I picked up Zombie Queen a few weeks ago, still haven’t read it, but it looks good!

  15. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 6:38 AM

    “Generation Dead” sounds really original. I can’t wait to hear your review! “Zombie Queen” also sounds a lot of fun.

  16. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 7:20 AM

    Awesome selection! Btw- You’ve been splashed! come check out my blog! http://dontlosemyplace.blogspot.com/

  17. Bookworm
    Monday, 27 April 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Oh, Zombie Queen sounds really fun. I should check it out…

  18. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Wow great haul! I’ve read a few Karin Slaughter books and I love the cover of Shatter.

    There’s an award waiting for you at my place :-)
    http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com/2009/04/bookfriends-award.html

  19. cupcakewitch
    Monday, 27 April 2009 at 12:00 PM

    I loved Generation Dead!!

  20. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 12:04 PM

    So many of those books sound really good. Generation Dead is a great book.

  21. Monday, 27 April 2009 at 12:19 PM

    I’ve been dying to read Zombie Queen, but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. :(
    Can’t wait to see your review of it. :)

  22. Tuesday, 28 April 2009 at 1:05 AM

    Like your Generation Dead cover.
    Happy Reading.

  23. Tuesday, 28 April 2009 at 4:52 AM

    Nice books. I have read “Generation Dead” and can’t wait to hear your opinion on it. I also want to know about “Zombie Queen of Newbury High.” Happy reading :D

  24. Wednesday, 29 April 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Zombie Queen is really good and I can’t wait to read Generation Dead

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