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Sunday, January 23, 2011

In My Mailbox: January 17-23

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. If interested please click the link above and sign up!

The Strain (The Strain Trilogy)The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late. 

The Little HouseThe Little House by Philippa Gregory
In a tantalizing departure for the bestselling author of Wideacre and A Respectable Trade, Philippa Gregory now turns to a contemporary setting to tell the story of Ruth Cleary, a young woman who finds herself manipulated by an unbearable set of circumstances - and ultimately pushed beyond her limits.

The Poyson Garden (Elizabeth I Mysteries, Book 1)The Poyson Garden (An Elizabethan Mystery) by Karen Harper
Imagine a cross between the films Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love (without the latter's jokes) and you'll get some idea of this first entry in Karen Harper's Bess Tudor series of historical mysteries. It's 1558, and the 25-year-old Elizabeth, her life and family threatened by the dying, jealous Queen Mary, actually dresses up like a boy and slips off to Hever Castle. There she bonds with the spirit of her mother, Anne Boleyn, and solves several murders.

I received the following ARC from the author that will be released in February

You Killed Wesley PayneYou Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.
You Killed Wesley Payne
is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.


Library Lounge Lizard said...

You Killed Wesley Payne is a book I've always wanted to read...hope you enjoy!

Jenny said...

I haven't read much of Philippa Gregory, but the two I've read I've really enjoyed so I'll have to look into The Little House! You Killed Wesley Payne looks interesting as well - like a very different read:) Enjoy Kelsey!

Moonlight Gleam said...

Awesome haul! Thank you for sharing :)

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Keri said...

Horror has never been my thing but I've had a copy of The Strain signed by Del Toro for ages now, so I'll be attempting to read it at some stage in the future. Enjoy your new books! =)