Saturday, December 4, 2010

In My Mailbox (68)

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.

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, 2010.
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

I had been waitting for Infinity to come in, since I put my name on the waiting list in July, and I finally got a chance to read it and it was awesome. Let's just say I finished the whole book in like a day. Yep, you heard me, I read the all 448 pages in a day. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.

Fruits Basket, vol 5 by Natsuki Takaya, 2004.
The Sohma household takes to the lake for a vacation at their summerhouse. However, the peaceful silence is deafening, as Yuki and Kyo are once again not on speaking terms. Will Tohru's klutzy kindness get the dueling duo back to their old cat-and-mouse antics once again?
I loved, Fruits BAsket 5, it was such a laugh. Can't wait to read the next one.

Fruits Basket, vol 7 by Natsuki Takaya, 2005.
Tohru and company have been having a lot more fun ever since Kisa came to visit. Now it's time for Tohru to meet another member of the Zodiac--the skillfully sarcastic grade-school student, Hiro! One way or another, this tyke will have to deal with his resentment of Tohru and his affection for Kisa!
Yay!! Another volume of Fruits Basket. I love this series, it such a fun way to break up my reading list by just relaxing with the antics of the crazy characters. I've already put the next volume on order.

Birth of a Killer (The Saga of Larten Crepsley, 1) by Darren Shan, 2010.
The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series!
Before Cirque Du Freak...
Before the war with the vampaneze...
Before he was a vampire.
Larten Crepsley was a boy.

As a child laborer many centuries ago, Larten Crepsley did his job well and without complaint, until the day the foreman killed his brother as an example to the other children.
In that moment, young Larten flies into a rage that the foreman wouldn't survive. Forced on the run, he sleeps in crypts and eats cobwebs to get by. And when a vampire named Seba offers him protection and training as a vampire's assistant, Larten takes it.
This is his story.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my library had a copy of Birth of a Killer, so much so that I immediately checked it out. I will definitely starting it as soon as I finish re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia.

Well, as you can see my library has finally worked out the majority of the kinks in their new system, and I have taken full adventage of that fact and stocked up on some great reads. Most of which I have already finished.
Hope y'all have had a great week in books (feel free to leave me a link to you IMM. And I'll try to stop by and check what y'all got this week.)

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of SK's teen books yet, probably b/c I feel like I already know Nick, but I am oh so tempted! Hope you like Infinity! (And all your other awesome books!)


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