In My Mailbox is a meme created and hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren with inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. All book titles link to further info at Goodreads.
Harper Collins 2010
This follow up to the hugely creepy Nearly Departed (review here) moves from hugely creepy to enormously terrifying. See my review here and a Q and A with the author here. I enjoyed it immensely in a crap-I'm-going-to-have-to-sleep-with-the-light-on sort of way.
I cannot stress enough how excellent both The Dead and its predecessor, The Enemy are. Zombies, London, Small Sam and The Kid.... Really very, very good. I have reviews written for both titles which will be posted during my Week Of The Living Dead, which coincides with the release date of The Dead. There will be a give away of both titles then and even if you don't win, you should still invest in a copy of each.
After reading this review by Carla over at The Crooked shelf it just seemed rude not to get a copy of Freak Magnet. I know nothing about it other than what she wrote, but she makes it sound so good that I am really looking forward to finding out more - apart from anything else, Carla has excellent book taste and I've yet to dislike anything that she's recommended.
Simon Pulse 2009
I have read some extremely mixed reviews of Swoon. It seems to have completely divided the blogosphere with some raving about it and others ranting in the extreme. If nothing else, these reviews have made me very curious to find out what all the fuss is about.
Simon and Schuster Children's 2009
This isn't a title that I know much about but I have heard only good things about it (apart from the fact that it's being turned into a film starring the god-awful Miley Cyrus). Thanks to the fabulous UK Book Tours for arranging this copy.
Book Fairy Goodness
Random House 2008
The lovely Vicki at Rhiana Reads sent me a copy of this book after I expressed an interest in reading it. I like the fact that it is a dystopian/post-apocalypse tale that looks like fantasy. Should be an interesting read - thank you, Vicki!
So that's it - a pretty good week. I am excited about all the books that I've received and looking forward to sharing my view on them here. Happy reading, everyone x