Sunday, January 31, 2010
In My Mailbox this Week!
I'm pretty excited about this week in books.
In particular Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto, as I don't know anything about it. I haven't read anything by Eric Luper, but this looks like fun. Seth gets dumped at Applebee's and on the same day sees his father there, with a woman who's not his mother. He starts an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto that asks the question, "what is love and why are we stupid enough to go back for more?"
The Naughty List looks good, too. I don't know if I love the cover but the premise works for me. The school's cheerleaders, The Smitten Kittens, are perfect and popular. They are also spies-for-hire, catching cheating boyfriends and exacting justice. It sounds a little like Pretty Little Liars and maybe a bit like Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood. Both great books, so we'll see. The book has it's own blog where the Naughty List is kept and surveillance is recorded, it's pretty cute.
Booklist and USA Today both compare Merlin's Harp to The Mists of Avalon and Publisher's Weekly calls it a worthy successor to T.H. White, which is wow. It reminds me of Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve, which was a re-telling of Arthur's exploits through a young girl's eyes. A girl who was a pawn of Merlin and who disguised herself as a boy.
And I think I've already blogged about my interest in We Hear the Dead, because of my fascination with the Fox sisters. I can't wait to read a fictional historical.
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren!
What books did you pick up this week?