Sunday, May 16, 2010

Added to the Pile + 35

This entire haul is straight from PaperBackSwap. How I love that site.

At the age of fifteen, Dieter's blind devotion gets him promoted from Hitler Youth into the German army. Dieter's determined to prove his allegiance and bravery at all costs.

Spence, just sixteen, drops out of his Utah high school to begin training as a paratrooper. He's seen how boys who weren't much in high school can come home heroes, and Spence wants to prove to his friends and family that he really can be something.

Their worst fear was that the war would end too soon - that they wouldn't get the chance to prove themselves. But when they finally see the action they were hoping for, it's like nothing they could have ever imagined.
(book back blurb)

Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. That is, if she makes it through the Change - and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as a special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint her human ex-boyfriend. To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny - with a little help from her new vampyre friends. (book back blurb)

Kia is searching for an escape. From her mother's cancer. From her father's apathy. From her own rage.

The pressure is building. There's a craving in her veins, a secret urge. She needs a way to let the inside out. But she knows she must resist. She knows she must find another way.

When she becomes immersed in an underground scene - goths who live as vampires - Kia thinks she's finally found that way.

At the center of everything is the sexy and mysterious Damon. With his otherworldly presence he pulls Kia deep into his world: a world where the unbelievable can be believed, the unreal made real, until Kia herself can no longer draw the line.
(book flap blurb)


Delia can't stop reading the old diary she's found. She's becoming more and more like the girl whose words she reads - seeing the world through her eyes - even having her memories. Soon she believes she was the girl who wrote the diary - in a past life.

So does her killer.

The terror is alive once more. For the girl who wrote the diary was murdered. And whoever killed her the first time . . . is after her again.
(book back blurb)

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life. (from neilgaiman.com)

When nineteen-year-old John Shaw returns from the trenches of World War 1, he is haunted by nightmares - not only of the horrors of battle but of the strange, cruel, and impossible feats of his regiment's commander, Quincey Harker. Harker's ferocity knows no limits, and his strength seems superhuman.

At first John blames his bloody nightmares on trench fever. But when Harker appears in England and begins wooing John's sister, Lily, John must confront the truth and stop Harker from continuing Dracula's bloodline.
(book back blurb)


This is a story about love.

It's also a story about hate, which is why I left New York in the first place. You don't fly halfway across the world to live with a bunch of people you never met, just for a laugh.

I guess if I'd known where it was all going to lead, I might have thought twice about stepping onto that plane. I might have worried a little more about Edmond being my cousin.

And me being fifteen.

But I didn't. And in the end, those things didn't matter as much as you think they would.

In the end, the world had bigger things to worry about than us.
(book flap blurb)


All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. (book back blurb)

10 comments:

Zia said...

Great haul of books! I have a few of them on my list as well.

BrittLit said...

Great books. I really loved How I Live Now. Enjoy!

Kris said...

Lots of good books! I've been considering trying out paperback swap. Seems like it might be a good thing LOL!

Liviania said...

Good haul! How I Live Now is bril.

Marie said...

Solider Boys is on my wishlist! I love things about the military and WWII!

Coroline was such a creepy movie. OMGOSH. I don't know if I could stand the book lol.

WilowRaven said...

PaperbackSwap is pretty darn cool :) Ever try BookMooch?
Great haul - happy reading!

Rachel said...

Those are some great books. I love Bloodline and Coraline. Also I just noticed that the thicker then water book has the same cover model as the Devouring. Anyway, have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

I promise you that THIRSTY was the worst book I have ever read. EVER! It just wasn't good at all and it's the only time I regret putting forth any time to read a novel. I hope you can find something in it that I didn't, though. Also, congrats on all of your other books! Hope they're all great reads. :D

Helen's Book Blog said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I have yet to read a Neil Gaiman book. How sad is that?! I'll do it this summer when I'm on vacation (3 weeks to go!). Also, love your new layout!

Donna said...

PBS is an addiction. It's bad. I've never tried Book Mooch and I'm a little afraid to! LOL!

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