Sunday, July 22, 2012

In My Mailbox: July 22, 2012




In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way to highlight the books you receive every week (or so). A full explanation and rules can be found here.




From NetGalley:


The Infects
by Sean Beaudoin

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 384
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: September 25, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, horror, zombies



From Goodreads:
"A feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.

Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an "Inward Trek." As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. As in any classic monster flick worth its salted popcorn, plentiful carnage sends survivors rabbiting into the woods while the mindless horde of "infects" shambles, moans, and drools behind. Of course, these kids have seen zombie movies. They generate "Zombie Rules" almost as quickly as cheeky remarks, but attitude alone can’t keep the biters back. Serving up a cast of irreverent, slightly twisted characters, an unexpected villain, and an ending you won’t see coming, here is a savvy tale that that’s a delight to read — whether you’re a rabid zombie fan or freshly bitten — and an incisive commentary on the evil that lurks within each of us."


Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
by Tellulah Darling

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 244
Publisher: Te Da Media
Release date: October 17, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary



From Goodreads:
"Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys?

That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It’s Sam’s chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam’s Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it’s driving him nuts. Told from Sam’s and Ally's alternating POVs, Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship.

This book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of 'bow chicka wow wow.'
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Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes
by various authors

Available as: paperback
Pages: unknown
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: October 16, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, short stories, fairy tales



From Goodreads:
"In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young."

14 comments:

  1. Great Haul! Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes looks so good!

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  2. Looks like you've got a good haul. Two and Twenty Dark Tales sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading all three books. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  3. Great set! The Mother Goose story series sounds really fun. Enjoy!
    My Bookish Recap

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  4. "This book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of 'bow chicka wow wow.' ""

    ^^^^cracked. me. up!

    Great haul this week! "Sam Cruz's Guide.." looks really entertaining!

    Happy reading!

    -Amelia
    The Authoress

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      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  5. I have Two and Twenty Dark Tales, too. Cannot wait!

    Here's our IMM, if you'd like to check it out.

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  6. Great stuff this week. Two and Twenty Dark Tales sounds really good.

    I'm a new follower.

    Ashley
    Booksaremylove.blogspot.com

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  7. Sam Cruz and Mother Goose look fantastic, can't wait to see your reviews!

    New follower :)

    Check out my mailbox

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