Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (75): The Night Eternal (Book 3 in The Strain Trilogy) by Guilermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Night EternalThe Night Eternal (Book 3 in The Strain Trilogy) by Guilermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: October 25, 2011

Publisher's Description
The stunning New York Times bestselling vampire saga that author Dan Simmons (Drood, The Terror) calls, “an unholy spawn of I Am Legend out of ‘Salem’s Lot,” concludes with The Night Eternal. The magnificent, if monstrously warped brainchild of cinematic horror master Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Chuck Hogan—whose novel Prince of Thieves, was praised as, “one of the 10 best books of the year” by Stephen King—The Night Eternal begins where The Strain and The Fall left off: with the last remnants of humankind enslaved by the vampire masters in a world forever shrouded by nuclear winter. Still, a small band of the living fights on in the shadows, in the final book of the ingenious dark fantasy trilogy that Newsweek says is, “good enough to make us break that vow to swear off vampire stories.”

Why Jessica wants to read this?  Have you read the first two books?  No?  Take a look at my reviews of The Strain and The Fall.  I LOVE this series.  I don't read a lot of cringe worthy books, but this series gives me the creepy crawleys in such a good way.  I can't wait to read the graphic novels, I can't wait to see the movie (whenever Del Toro has time to get to it).  There are vampires (the scary as hell kind) and their infected are zombie like.  It is told from a lot of different points of view, but it is needed for this big of a concept.  As I read the first two - I saw the movie playing in my head as I read it.  Seriously good.  This is my most anticipated book of the year!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giveaway & Trailer: Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

 Hades (Halo (Cloth - Feiwel & Friends))Available today from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group is Alexandra Adornetto's highly anticipated new book 'HADES', the sequel to her sensational bestselling debut, 'HALO'.

Want a chance to win a copy of the book?  Keep reading!

"Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier?s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can?t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth?s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well."

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

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Giveaway (Thanks to Zeitghost Media and Macmillan)
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1 copy of Hades by Alexandra Adornetto to 1 winner.
US/Canada only.  13 years and older.  Ends September 9, 2011 11:59pm Eastern
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The winner is Library Lady!

Winner of Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
The winner of Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 by Alexander Gordon Smith
courtesy of Zeitghost Media and Macmillan is
Saba M.!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

In My Mailbox (54)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme run by The Story Siren which explores the books that have been delivered to our mailbox. Let us know what looks good to you and leave us a link so we can check out what you got over the week.

For Review  Lots of death and destruction for review this week!
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied ParisDeath in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
DamnedDamned by Chuck Palahniuk
Hellboy: House of the Living DeadHellboy: House of the Living Dead by Mike Mignola, Richard Corden

Green River Killer: A True Detective StoryGreen River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen, Jonathan Case
The Burning Soul: A Thriller (Charlie Parker Thrillers)The Burning Soul: A Thriller (Charlie Parker Thrillers)

Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel (Mickey Bolitar Novels)Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel (Mickey Bolitar Novels) by Harry Coben

Without TessWithout Tess by Marcella Pixley

Won  (All received from For What It's Worth, thank you!)
Prom and PrejudiceProm and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Dash & Lily's Book of DaresDash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry Novels)Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry Novels) by Simone Elkeles

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 1)Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 1) by Jeaniene Frost

John Constantine: Hellblazer - City of Demons (Hellblazer (Graphic Novels))John Constantine: Hellblazer - City of Demons (Hellblazer (Graphic Novels)) by Si Spencer

Strange NeighborsStrange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase

Don't Know Who Sent It
MercyMercy by Rebecca Lim  (I'm thinking maybe I won this from somewhere since it is already out, but there wasn't any info on it.  Either way, it's one I'll definitely read!)

Any of these on your TBR list?  Leave us a link to your IMM, we'd love to drool over your reads!