It’s been a while since I’ve had much of a Mailbox, but I had quite a batch of books this week…
A local bookstore was having a going-out-of-business sale, and I managed to rescue these at a low-low price. These should keep me reading for months!
Zombies Vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
This is a collection of short stories by various authors intended to resolve at last the long standing debate of whether unicorns or zombies are more awesome. Can you say “dork out”?
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)
People have been telling me to read this for ages. My only qualm is that I’ll get hooked on the series and be forced to go on epic quests through bookstores and libraries to find the sequels.
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
This would never have made it on to my radar (I mean, the main character is a cheerleader) had it not been for the Edgar Allan Poe theme–that sealed the deal for me. This book has been on my To Be Read list since last year, and I can’t wait to dig in.
The Gift by James Patterson and Ned Rust (Witch & Wizard #2)
Though I gave Book One of this series a lukewarm review, I’ve found myself wondering what happens to Whit and Wisty. Then I found this lone hardcover on the discount shelves. It’s like it was meant to be.
Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
I bought this one on impulse. It’s a rare sort of book that can include the word “earwigs” in the summary.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan #1)
I’ve heard nothing but good about this book, and, based on the cover and summary, it has a little bit of a steampunk theme going on. That, in addition to a strong female character, makes this irresistable to me.
I also have this checked out of the library:
Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce
I’m currently reading–or more accurately, devouring–this, the sequel to Trickster’s Choice. More on all that coming soon…