Sunday, October 25, 2009

In My Mailbox (October 25)

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

I was actually surprised to get a book in my mailbox this week. I'm still working on my huge reading pile, assignments for classes, and studying for the GRE. So, with this IMM, I'm just going to say that reviews are probably going to be posted once a week, until I'm through the thick of it.

This week I got:

Monster Variations by Daniel Kraus (from YA Book Central)

Someone is killing boys in a small town. The murder weapon is a truck, and the only protection is a curfew enacted to keep kids off the streets. But it’s summer—and that alone is worth the risk of staying out late for James, Willie, and Reggie.

Willie, who lost his arm in the first hit-and-run attack, finds it hard to keep up with his two best friends as they leave childhood behind. All of them are changing, hounded by their parents, hunted by the killer, and haunted by the “monster,” a dead thing that guards the dangerous gateway between youth and manhood. But that’s not all: shadowing the boys everywhere is Mel Herman, the mysterious and brilliant bully whose dark secrets may hold the key to their survival. As the summer burns away, these forces collide, and it will take compassion, brains, and guts for the boys to overcome their demons—and not become monsters themselves.

What did you get this week? How was read-a-thon. I wish I could have participated, but I've been working all weekend (not nearly as fun as reading)


Rebecca said...

That looks like an interesting book. Hope you get through all your school stuff.

Alexia561 said...

Looks like a really scary book! Will keep an eye out for your review. Good luck with your schoolwork, and try to remember to take a deep breath and relax every now & again. :)

Emily said...

That sounds like a very interesting book, I'll definitely keep an eye out to read what you think of it.

Also, good luck with your studies and GRE! I'm in my second to last semester of grad school and it does get overwhelming sometimes, but the end is in sight so keep up the good work!

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Tales of Whimsy said...

Cool pick :)

Krista said...

Oh, good luck with the classes and such!

Looks like a perfect book to read around Halloween! Happy reading to you!

Anonymous said...

I've seen this book a few times. Looks really good!

Katie said...

That looks really interesting -- I don't think I've seen that one before!

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