In My Mailbox was started by Kristi, The Story Siren and it's a great way to learn about new and interesting books. This week, I received some very interesting ones. My thanks to Little, Brown for their generosity! I was most excited to get I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I recall when he was writing the book and he posted pictures of his manuscript. The stack of pages was unbelievable for one story. I'm not sure if this is a series or not, but I fell in love with his writing after reading Boy Toy. That was a tale of sex abuse of a boy that is spot-on! I Hunt Killers is about a boy whose father is a serial killer and he's afraid he's picked up Dad's bad habit. I can't wait to get into it! Check out the book, both with and without the cover. Whew!
Belles by Jen Calonita is about a tale of backstabbing Southern belles, scandal and secrets. Sounds good! The author was a Senior Editor for Teen People, a journalist for Entertainment Weekly, and Glamour. She lives in NYC. Not sure if she's a Southerner! I love the cover of this one too! It's so pretty and once again, they did a nice trick with and without the paper cover.
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad sounds downright creepy. At first I wasn't sure if it was a YA book, but it is. It's about three teens that win a lottery and receive a trip to the moon. They get a lot more than they bargained for when they discover something sinister waiting for them--and there's noone to save them. Oh. My. There's no cover tricks with this one. That one scary eye is enough!
I'm an aspiring YA writer, working my way toward publication. I also love animals and this is a picture of one of the sweethearts in my life. Please do all you can to help and care for the animals of the world, especially the domestic ones. They depend on us to care. Love never goes out of style...