Monday, May 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

This is an event hosted by The Story Siren. Every Sunday she posts a video about books she has bought/gotten during the week. This is the first time I'm trying the In my mailbox thing. I'm not gonna post video *lol* but I love her videos. She's fun:)

These are the books I've bought this week:

You're next - Gregg Hurwitz


Mike Wingate, abandoned by his father at four and raised in foster care, is finally living the life he always dreamed of—he’s happily married with a precocious 8-year-old daughter, and his construction company is about to finish a “green” housing development that will secure a solid future for them all. But then something from his own past, a past he doesn’t even remember, comes back to visit terror upon him and his family.
Shady characters begin threatening Mike and, when he reports them, the police seem more interested in Mike’s murky past than in protecting him. Now, with Mike, his wife Annabel and daughter Kat suddenly under attack from all sides, Mike turns to Shep, a dangerous man—and Mike’s only true friend— from his childhood days in foster care. Together they will do whatever it takes to protect Mike’s family against the hidden men behind the terrifying warning, “You’re Next.”

I've never heard about this author before but the cover looked really interesting and I love crime novels so, I'm very curious about it. I've never heard of  Gregg Hurwitz before but he is compared to Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay. I've read many books of Coben (love most of his books!) and read one of Barclay. So, this one sounds interesting. 

 M is for magic - Neil Gaiman


Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you.
Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers—but always embrace the unexpected. Collection includes:
"The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds," "Troll Bridge," "Don't Ask Jack," "How to Sell the Ponti Bridge," "October in the Chair," "Chivalry," "The Price," "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," "Sunbird," "The Witch's Headstone," "Instructions"

I wish I had read more books of Neil Gaiman. I read Coraline. I liked the cat and the illustration but I found Coraline extremely annoying so, the book didn't fascinate me as much as I hoped for but enought to check out more of Gaiman books. I read The Graveyardbook last year and fell in love in it. The book had amazing illustration, fascinating characters and I liked the main character Nobody Owens a lot. And raised up by ghost. (Cool, huh?) In this book M is for Magic we meet Nobody Owens again in one of the stories. This is a collection of stories but Nobody is just in one of them. So, I'm excited for this book. And the cover is beautiful!

Across the universe - Beth Revis


A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.  

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

I've read a lot about this book in many different bookblogs. When summer comes, and I have time to read even more I have planned to read a lot more fantasy and sci-fi. Those are genres I haven't read much of and in summer I can do something about it. I can't wait. The book sounds really good and I've also seen the booktrailer.

So, have you read any of these books and how much do you like them?


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