Saturday, August 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (August 15)

In my mailbox was created by Kristi of The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Here are the books I got this week...

For Review:
Zombies Vs. Unicorns Edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier


It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? (From Goodreads)

Part of Around the World Tours




Bought:

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

What if all your wishes really came true?

Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do.

Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a dis
turbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they
MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend’s boyfriend. (From Goodreads)


The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander—the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.

As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all. (From Goodreads)

What did you get this week?

11 comments:

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Z VS U! How cool! I've heard You Wish is great too,

Happy reading! :D

Liz said...

Nice haul! I want Z v. U and As You Wish. I hope you enjoy your new books!

Nina said...

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard sounds really cool, like a fun read! ;)
And the cover is so sweet. Enjoy the books you got.

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, awesome books! Zombies Vs. Unicorns seems like a fun read (read a teaser once).

Happy reading!

geekyreads said...

You Wish looks interesting. It's on my TBR list.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i've heard so much about zombies and unicorns! enjoy!

Jenny N. said...

Hope you enjoy your books. I haven't started reading the stories in Z vs. U yet but I read the foreward and its hilarious. Looks to be a good read.

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy reading. Check out my mailbox

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I want to read those Stieg Larsson books--hope you enjoy!
Here is my mailbox for the week <3

pussreboots said...

Zombies vs Unicorns looks like fun. Enjoy your books. Here's what I received.

brandileigh2003 said...

Awesome book week. I am jealous of You wish! Here’s my IMMB

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