Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mail Box Monday (1)

I went a little crazy and bought a lot of books this week. However my birthday is this upcoming Saturday so I do not feel to bad =)

16-year-old Zoey Redbird is marked as a Vampyre during a normal school day, having to leave behind her human friends and unpleasant family to start a new life as a Vampyre fledgling (a young Vampyre). Joining the House of Night, a school for Vampyres, she makes friends with her new Kenny Chesney obsessed room mate Stevie Rae, intelligent and vocabulary stretching Damien and 'The Twins' Shaunee, a mixed race Jamaican-American girl, and Erin, the whitest white girl from Oklahoma whose souls, despite not being biologically related, are connected enough that they finish each others sentences and are never without each other.

Though while making friends, Zoey also makes an enemy in the form of Aphrodite, a beautiful and popular older student who makes life as difficult as possible for Zoey and her friends and is her rival for the affections of school hearthrob, Erik Night.

Vampire Academy
St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school—it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's—the very place where they're most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Death with Interruptions
Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots.

Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?

Generation Dead
Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent.and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them.

Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not, it's close to impossible. The kids at Oakvale High don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good.

With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe, Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids. Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past. And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe run much deeper than just friendship. He would do anything for her, but what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Bloodsucking Fiends

Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching back, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her.

Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door...and proceeds to rock Tommy's life — and afterlife — in ways he never thought possible.

Club Dead
Sookie's boyfriend has been very distant-in another state, distant. Now she's off to Mississippi to mingle with the underworld at Club Dead-a little haunt where the vampire elite go to chill out. But when she finally finds Bill-caught in an act of betrayal-she's not sure whether to save him...or sharpen some stakes.


  1. Wow, you got a ton of books this week. I joined the Sookie Challenge too, I can't wait to start it.
    I just finished Marked and the second in the series Betrayed, I liked them. And I want to read the Vampire Academy before the show starts in the fall.

  2. Fab mailbox. Some of my faves there. I'm up to book 6 in the Sookie series and I absolutely love the Vampire Academy series, I'm hanging out for Blood Promise. I actually have a competition to win Blood Promise on my blog if you want to enter.
    Blood Sucking Fiends sounds good too.
    Here's my mailbox

  3. I really want to read one of Christopher Moore's books. I'm doing the Sookie challenge, so hopefully I'll get Club Dead read this year.

  4. You got some great books!

    Marked was sooo good!

    And Generation Dead, Club Dead, and Vampire Academy are also in my TBR!

  5. You picked up a lot of great reads this week!

  6. What fun books! I received Vampire Academy last week.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  7. You bought some good books there. Go vampires! :)

  8. i like your vampire and zombies themes.


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