Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

I was anticipating a slow book week. However, I couldn’t resist another trip to the “Book Closet” where everything that looked interesting was from Simon & Schuster. It’s funny how that happens sometimes.

For review:
Skinned by Robin Wasserman ( Simon Pulse, paperback, August 2009)
Crashed by Robin Wasserman (Simon Pulse, hardcover, September 2009)
Dark Visions by L. J. Smith (Simon Pulse, paperback edition,
September 2009)
- Contains: The Strange Power (1994)
           The Possessed (1995)
       The Passion (1995)

From the library:
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (Little, Brown and Co.,
April 2010) - ARC
Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick (Simon Pulse, October 2009)

Not Pictured:

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause (Random House, 1990)
Summary from GoodreadsZoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house. Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother.

Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before. Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness?


There was a great article in this month's issue of Horn Book about vampire books from the early nineties to Twilight and other current books.  It had a summary of The Silver Kiss, as well as an interview with Annette Curtis Klause.  Originally published in 1990, it has been reissued in a new edition with two additional short stories and a new cover.  The old cover is above with the summary, the new cover on the right.
What is in your mailbox this week?


  1. Cool books! I really enjoyed Skinned (and still need to find Crashed!). I hope enjoy them all :)

  2. Ohh, nice books! I thought Dark Vision was pretty good, and I've read Skinned so I'm interested to hear what you think of Crashed. The Silver Kiss's new cover is GORGEOUS. Happy reading! :D

  3. Skinned cover dazzles me. Definitely. I've been wanting to read it for months but haven't read it yet. This is sad. I'm hoping to ask for birthday though!

  4. Raila the Skinned cover reminds me of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.

    Jenn -- thanks for the heads up about Dark Visions, I've only read The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

  5. Oh wow great books! I love Skinned and really want to read Crashed!

  6. OOh, I want to read Silver Kiss!! Great mailbox!

  7. I love all of those books with a passion. ;)


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