Following an absentee In My Mailbox last week (due to uni commitments and a surprisingly busy social week!) As always, thank you to Kristi at the Story Siren for hosting this.
Here's what I got this week:
Strangely enough I hadn't heard of this book until a recent film trailer I found on the web - for the film version! The film looks fantastic and in line with film versions such as Twilight, I figured that it may have spawned from a good book. The reviews are excellent and it looks like a modern day fairytale gone awry, with a serious message to convey! This looks really interesting and I can't wait to start it.
Here's what it's about:
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly. (Amazon.co.uk)
The Eternal Kiss - Various authors
A collection of short (vampire inspired) stories from revered YA paranormal writers such as Libba Bray, Rachel Caine and Cassandra Clare? Yes, please!
Here's the synopsis: Theres an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want! This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers, including: * Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe) * Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty) * Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Blood) * Cassandra Clare (City of Bones) * Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires) * Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked) * Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Queen of Cool) * Kelley Armstrong (Women of Otherworld) * Maria V. Snyder * Sarah Rees Brennan * Lili St. Crow * Karen Mahoney * Dina James They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses. (Amazon.co.uk)
What did everyone else get this week?