Sunday, April 8, 2012

In My Mailbox...

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!
With Cover
Without Cover!
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.

With cover

Without 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 Hunt Killers released April 3, 2012
Belles releases April 10, 2010
172 Hours on the Moon releases April 13, 2012



  1. These all look like winners. I love Lyga's writing. I've read two of his books so far and I really want this latest one.

    That last one has a freaky cover.

  2. So jealous!! I really want to read I Hunt Killers. Me and my friend were talking the other day about how weird it would be if one of our parents was a serial killer (don't ask how we got onto that topic lol) and then I saw this book, ahh I need to read it! :)

  3. Hi June! So glad to catch your post! Everyone is getting I Hunt Killers, reading it and later, raving about it. Hope you enjoy it! And I'm dying to read 172 Hours on the Moon. It's a YA sci-fi and the concept really intrigued me. Hope you like it, too!

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  4. I love the cover for belles! thats defintely in my TBR pile!

    here's my mailbox!

    AWESOME HAUL! I'm really looking to reading UNRAVELING whenever I get it.

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  5. OMGosh so first of all, I absolutely LOVED Belles, but now I love it even MORE after seeing the finished cover, that is SO GORGEOUS!! Hope you enjoy reading it, it was a lot of fun :P

    You can check out my IMM video and post for this week at the link below-- Happy Reading! :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  6. Have heard great things about I Hunt Killers and Belles! Enjoy!

    Shortskie @ Rondo of a Possible World
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  7. They all sound good but Belles is a new one for to check it out/buy it now!!!

  8. I've heard great things about these books, I hope you'll enjoy them all!

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