Friday, December 25, 2009

In My Mailbox (26)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Borrowed:
Author: Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies1
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton — and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers — and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to listen to."

Gifts:

Author: L.J. Smith
Title: Night World, Vol 1: Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Spellbinder2
Series: Night World (book 1-3)
Publication Date:
Synopsis: "Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.


In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder."

Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Title: The Van Alen Legacy3
Series: Blue Bloods (book 4)
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged."

Author: Daniel & Dina Nayeri
Title: Another Faust4
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "On a single night, five children suddenly vanish from their homes in Paris, Glasgow, Rome, and London. Years later, five enigmatic teenagers make an impressive entrance at an exclusive New York holiday party with their strange but beautiful governess, Madame Vileroy. Rumor and intrigue follow the Faust children to the elite Manhattan Marlowe School, where their very presence brings unexplainable misfortune."

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Title: The Demon's Lexicon5
Series: The Demon's Lexicon (book 1)
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again."

First off, I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season.
I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for the first volumn of Night World by L.J. Smith. I'd also like to send a thank you out to my Aunt and Uncle for The Demon's Lexicon and Another Faust. Last, but not least I give my thanks to ZG for The Van Alen Legacy and for letting me borrow her copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Cannot wait to see what books everyone else received.

Wishing everyone a belated Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas.
Orchid
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1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was borrowed from Zombie Girrrl.
2. Night World, vol 1, was a gift from my parents.  
3. The Van Alen Legacy was a gift from ZG.
4. Another Faust was a gift from my Aunt and Uncle.
5. The Demon's Lexicon was also a gift from my Aunt and Uncle.

6 comments:

  1. I really cannot wait to read The Van Alen Legacy. It'll happen...someday. ;)

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  2. I finished reading Van Alen Legacy two days ago, so much fun~ And I love Demon's Lexicon and Another Faust! Awesome finds~

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  3. Great collection of books this week. I'm waiting for my copy of The Demon's Lexicon to arrive. Happy reading!

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  4. Can Elizabeth Bennet vanquish the spawn of Satan. Absolutely! LOL!

    Happy reading! Mine is here

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  5. Great books! I liked Night World 1 along with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

    Here's what I got: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-haul-christmas-edition.html

    Have a great New Year!

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  6. I am curious about Another Faust. Hope it is wonderful! Enjoy the books!

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