In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren, and is a fun way to share the books you’ve acquired over the past week with other bloggers. I haven’t participated in In My Mailbox in a while, but for some reason I really wanted to go back and be a part of The Story Siren’s meme this week. It was a slow week for me, but that’s OK, because as usual, I’m behind in my reading. I received two books for review this week:
Breed by Chase Novak. Release date: September 4 2012 (Mulholland Books) I won this from Library Thing, and although I was hoping to read and review it before the release date, I think it will be a couple of weeks before I get to it. I cannot wait to read this horror story that has shades of Rosemary’s Baby. Chase Novak is the pen name for novelist Scott Spencer. Here’s the description from Goodreads:
Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don’t have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences.
Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents’ bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing.
Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.
And check out the creepy book trailer for Breed:
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone. Release date: October 2 2012 (Tor). This is the first book I was officially “approved” for from NetGalley. I’m so excited! This was also my “Waiting on Wednesday” pick last week. I can’t wait to read it! Here’s the Goodreads description, in case you missed my WOW post:
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.
Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot.
Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith.
When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts—and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumb’s slim hope of survival.
Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few, craftsmen fly on lightning bolts, and gargoyles can rule cities, Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.
What did you get in your mailbox this week?