On My Bookshelf (24)


(Originally by The Story Siren, as "In My Mailbox.") On My Bookshelf is used to share what books I bought, won, traded, received for review, or got from the library this week. It's to let you know what to expect for me to read/review next. (:



BOUGHT FROM BOOKSTORES/ONLINE:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washedup child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

WON FROM CONTESTS:

Spy Glass by Maria Snyder: (Third book in a series) After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. She can no longer create glass magic. More, she's immune to the effects of magic. Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying through the glass on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in the world. Until spying through the glass becomes her new power. Suddenly, the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. And then she discovers that someone has stolen some of her blood—and that finding it might let her regain her powers. Or learn if they're lost forever…

RECEIVED FOR REVIEW:

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton: Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems. Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love by Trisha Telep: If you can possibly thirst for more mysterious metaphysical accounts of love, Trisha Telep has organized some of the greatest and most thrilling tales of paranormal paramours. She presents the acclaimed literary talent of thirteen unique authors, creating a collection of stories that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of every soul who dares to read them. Werewolves, ghosts, zombies, vampires, and fallen angels drive the plot of these riveting romances.

Injane by Douglas Pearson: Most people think I'm crazy because I see things they cannot. But if they saw the blood and the torture, or felt an ounce of the pain I feel, they would know I'm not insane. No one believes me and that makes me more alone than I feel. To those who meet me for the first time, I'm Jane; once they hear my one-sided conversations and terrified screams, they refer to me as Injane.

8 comments:



kapri said...

Great books this week! I want to read kiss me deadly. hope you enjoy all your books!

Morgan said...

Awesome books! Injane looks really good, and I've been wanting to read Tyger, Tyger. Hope you enjoy them!

BrittLit said...

Injane looks really interesting. Great books this week. Happy Reading!

Rachel said...

Oooh Injane; sounds good! I love a book where the main character is crazy.

Casey said...

Good haul this week!

Enjoy and Happy Reading!

Susan from Reading World said...

I'm looking forward to hear what you thought of Five Flavors of Dumb. I recently read John's previous book Busted and have Five Flavors ordered.

Miss Bookiverse said...

An Abundance of Katherines is brilliant. I hope you enjoy it.

kathleenliz said...

Abundance of Katherines is one of my top five all time favorite books of EVER. I hope you love it as much as I did :-)

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