Monday, June 29, 2009

Too many Books Tuesday: Zombie Edition

Since this week is ALL about Zombies, Too Many Books Tuesday will be too! Though I don't have any of these books in my possession right now, here's the Zombie books everybody's talking about.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

(Not much description needed here... it's Pride and Prejudice.... and Zombies.... yup... *thumbsup* but for the sake of being helpful...)

Product description from Amazon: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

Breathers: a Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne

Product description from Amazon: Meet Andy Warner, a recently deceased everyman and newly minted zombie. Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence. But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car-crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography. When the group meets a rogue zombie who teaches them the joys of human flesh, things start to get messy, and Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take him from his casket to the SPCA to a media-driven class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.

Darkly funny, surprisingly touching, and gory enough to satisfy even the most discerning reader, Breathers is a romantic zombie comedy (rom-zom-com, for short) that will leave you laughing, squirming, and clamoring for more.

Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry For Your...Brains by Ryan Mecum

Product description from Amazon: What you are looking at is a document from the early days of the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before his infection--only that he was a poet. This facsimile of his actual journal recounts the events of humanity's darkest hours through the intimate poetry of haiku. Inside you'll find increasingly disjointed and terrifying three-line poems (all in the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure), and follow the undead poet on a journey through deserted streets and barricaded doors. Experience every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating moment of the eventual downfall of the human race from the point of view of a zombie, and gain insight to help you survive--if you can.

Zombie Blondes by Brian James

Product description from Amazon: From the moment Hannah Sanders arrived in town, she felt there was something wrong. A lot of houses were for sale, and the town seemed infected by an unearthly quiet. And then, on Hannah’s first day of classes, she ran into a group of cheerleaders—the most popular girls in school. The odd thing was that they were nearly identical in appearance: blonde, beautiful, and deathly pale. But Hannah wants desperately to fit in—regardless of what her friend Lukas is telling her: if she doesn’t watch her back, she’s going to be blonde and popular and dead—just like all the other zombies in this town. . . .

In the Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Product description from Amazon: In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay

Product description from Amazon: Q: HOW MANY ZOMBIES DOES IT TAKE TO RUIN A SOCIAL LIFE?
Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a whole bunch of semi-dead people with killer issues. All Megan really wants is to go to homecoming, but when you're trailed by a bunch of slobbering corpses whenever you leave the house, it's kinda hard to score a date. Let's just say Megan's love life could use some major resuscitation.

Megan's convinced her life can't get any worse - until someone in school starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now it's up to Megan to stop the Zombie apocalypse. Her life - and more importantly, the homecoming dance - depends on it.

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Product Description from Amazon: Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha—cheerleading goddess and miss popularity— who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

Man, have I given you enough Zombie reading material for the decade or what?! XP


The Week of Daniel Waters

Hey guys, welcome to our second author week featuring Daniel Waters! (**Side note** From now on these will be held every two weeks, featuring a new author cause it's way past time for me to get organized about this blogging thing! ;P)

Here's how the week's gonna go:

Monday: (TODAY!) Contest for Signed paperback of Generation Dead by Daniel Waters! *Rules below*

Tuesday: Too Many Books Tuesday: Zombie Edition

Wednesday: Review of Generation Dead (First book in the series)

Thursday: Kiss of Life Review (Eep! *girlysqueal*.... *coughcough* Anywho!)


Friday: Interview with Dan, and I announce the winner of the contest!

WOO! I'm so excited! >_<;; OK, so, on to how to get a signed book.

First Entry: Comment and tell me about you're favorite Zombie out of Dan's books.

+1 Follow me on Twitter. (And Tweet me! Seriously, I love hearing from you guys! ;P)

+1 Follow Dan's Blog. (I'm sure he'd love to hear from you too!)

+2 Link this post to your blog, or tweet, facebook, myspace, whatever it and leave me a link.

+3 Take, draw, paint, or photoshop a picture inspired by Generation Dead/ Kiss of Life, and email it to me. (Or post it on your blog, send me a link to it on photobucket, whatever.)

+5 Make a Video inspired by Zombies and leave me a link in your entry post.

Leave a comment about whatever you're doing to enter, and for postage reasons, USA entries only please, sorry!

There you have it! Go enter, and good luck! Enjoy the rest of Daniel Waters week!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thinking On Thursday: Where did you hear about this book?

Great disscussion going on at the Ravenous Reader's blog talking about where you hear about newer books and ones that haven't come out yet cause apparently publisher wanna know! :O

Personally I hear about them a lot from just blogging. I mean it's a huge community and I don't know how other people find out but I find out from them! XP

Be sure to comment with your "Where did I hear about that book" on Ravenous Readers blog, I'm sure she'd love to hear your thoughts! ^^


Monday, June 22, 2009

Too Many Books Tuesday

Ok so I think I've missed quite a few Too Many Books Tuesdays lately, but NO MORE!


Ok, so THIS week I've compiled the books I've gotten mostly since the last post I did which was a while ago and narrowed it down to the most important. ;P

Reincarnation by Suzanna Weyn (Sounds fabby!)

David Inside Out by Lee Bantle (Read it... review coming soon... e_e)

You're Amazing by Claire Mysko (LOVE Claire Mysko, and can't wait to read her book!)

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (Came in the mail today, I'm so excited!!!)

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Marry E. Pearson (Saw a review of this and it looked good so I'm excited to read it soon!)

You Are So Undead To Me by Stacy Jay (Vampire = LOVE hehe I have a total thing for them!)

A guide to Rome (I WANNA GO!)

Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim (Never heard of it before but it looks good! ^^)


Witches' Night Out by Silver Ravenwolf (I have a thing for witches too... e_e)

Must get back to reading Once a Witch! *girlysqueal*


Movie Monday cancled/ where the heck have I been

WELL! You may have noticed I've been rather inactive as of late, not posting my weekly memes and such and I felt it was time for some explenations/ excuses.

Mostly I've just been to busy as far as the memes go, SO to make it easier on myself Movie Monday (Sadly) is no more. BUT I will be able to keep up my Too Many Books Tuesday posts by getting rid of Movie Monday so I see it as a good thing! ^^

Also this doesn't mean I'll NEVER post about movies I see again... Actually I hardly ever go to the movies, the last Movie Mondays were a freak coincidence XD so it'll work out better, and that way I can devote more time to Reviews cause that's what this is all about anyways! :)

Also I haven't completly fallen off the radar cause I am on my Twitter just about every day... *obsessedwithtweets* Talking about random stuff and books I'm reading! XD It's fun times for all! (Or so I like to think...) ANyways, thanks for reading, and also big thanks to the new blog followers and new twitter followers for stalking me, it means a lot! :)


Contest Mania

Because book blogger/ lovers love contests...

Win a **SIGNED** copy of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl by Barry Lyga over at Solitude.

And let Lenore know what two YA books you're most excited for this Summer and you may win some books!

Cupcake Witch is giving away a whole load of stuff in her Spring Cleaning contest like arcs, and swaaaag, so much fun!

You can win a copy of Suite Scarlet by Maureen Johnson here AND here! Whoa, double whammy...

Win BOOKS here at Tower of Books....

Win The Summoning and The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong at Escape in a Book!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fairy Tale Contest!

The second contest at the Beautiful Creatures blog is underway... Win SWAAAAG and an ARC of Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog!

Entering contests is fuuun! 8D lol


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yet another fab contest!

The Story Siren is hosting a contest for her extra ARC of Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted! I'm so, so so, stoked for this book you guys, ohmygosh.... here's the description from Amazon:

"In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.

Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.

But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.

Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does."

Go enter if it seems like you thing! ;)


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So many great contest lately! BTW If you don't follow me on Twitter then you wont know, but I one the ARC and Swag giveaway on the Caster Girls Blog! I was so excited!!! XD NEways.... contests:Lee Verday, husband to Jessica Verday Authoress of The Hollow due to bookshelf's in a few months, has a fabby fab one going for a signed copy of Wondrous Strange by Lesely Livingston!

The I <3 Monster is giving away her copies of Marked and Betrayed in the House of Night series by Kristen and P.C. Cast because she says they weren't for her. I liked them a lot so maybe one of ya'll will have better luck?

Jackson Pearce is having a contest for a ARC of As You Wish, her first published novel! I Know I'm totally freaking out about this one so i thought I'd better post it even though it's only available to Good Reads users. (Yes, I made a good reads, and you can friend me here if you want, though the reason I hadn't posted the news yet was because I haven't had any time to organize it and it's all messy! XP)

Then Em from Em's Bookshelf is giving away the ending to the Harry Potter series! No, not like that.... the last 3 books silly! Go win um!

And if you enter you're info here, you can get a copy of Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush!

All in all- fun fun! ^^ Go enter peoples!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Win Eyes Like Stars!

Fun fun contest at Reviewer X's blog!

You know you like winning! ;) And the book looks super cool!

Also check out Lisa Mantchev's Pub Story!

Review and interview with Daniel Waters author of Kiss of Life Coming next soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Great new contest over at the Beautiful Creatures blog! Plus if you add it to your blog roll you can get the latest news on all their new book club contests for ARC's and other fun stuff! Be sure to enter, and drop a line to Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (authors of Beautiful Creatures) on twitter or their blogs! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Help With Upcoming Interview From YOU!

Ok, so I've got an interview with Daniel Waters (Author of Generation Dead) coming soon, possibly next week, but I really need some help with questions! Any ideas? Much appriciated! >.<