In My Mailbox« is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi – The Story Siren.
In this meme, we share the books we received for review, purchased, got from the library, traded/swapped, etc. Great way to network your blog with other bloggers and readers.
In for Review
Melody Burning by Whitley Shreiber
Published December 6th 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Beresford doesn’t remember much about his past or how he came to live in the chutes and crawl spaces of the posh high-rise that shares his name. But when rock star and teen sensation Melody McGrath moves to an apartment on the fiftieth floor, he knows he has to be near her. Although she doesn’t realize it, Melody is threatened by more dangerous forces than her manipulative stage mom and the pressures of life in the spotlight. The owner of the glamorous building has been hiding a fatal secret within its walls, and Beresford puts all his plans at risk. Will Beresford and Melody be able to escape with their lives (and love) intact?
Looks pretty interesting. Secrets a hotel holds, no?
Double Dead by Chuck Wendig
Published November 15th 2011 by Abaddon
(first published November 10th 2011)
Coburn’s been dead now for close to a century, but seeing as how he’s a vampire and all, it doesn’t much bother him. Or at least it didn’t, not until he awoke from a forced five-year slumber to discover that most of human civilization was now dead—but not dead like him, oh no.
See, Coburn likes blood. The rest of the walking dead, they like brains. He’s smart. Them, not so much. But they outnumber him by about a million to one. And the clotted blood of the walking dead cannot sustain him. Now he’s starving. And nocturnal. And more pissed-off than a bee-stung rattlesnake.
Thanks to Civilian Reader (blog) found this beauty. Zombies and vampires. Wondering how that will work out. Expect some competitiveness to chomp on humans for sure.
Wolfsangel (Craw Trilogy #1) by M.D. Lachlan
Published May 20th 2010 by Gollancz
(first published April 9th 2010)
The Viking King Athun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo-Saxon village. Men and women are killed indiscriminately but Athun demands that no child be touched. He is acting on prophecy. A prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods. If Athun, in turn, takes the child and raises him as an heir, the child will lead his people to glory. But Athun discovers not one child, but twin baby boys. Ensuring that his faithful warriors, witness to what has happened, die during the raid Athun takes the children and their mother home, back to the witches who live on the troll wall. And he places his destiny in their hands. This is the myth of the werewolf as it has never been told before and marks the beginning of an extraordinary new fantasy series from Gollancz.
Found about this novel through Fantasy Nibbles (blog). The wolf myth and story itself sound highly interesting.
What books do you happen to have for your In My Mailbox this week?