In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review or borrowed from the library.
This week I bought:
Summary from Goodreads: Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him? (Okay, so Will’s interested in more than just murder . . .)
Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.
I started reading this as soon as I got home from the bookstore and couldn't put it down! It is laugh out loud funny.
From the library:
Summary from Goodreads: Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.
Our library copy came in early and since we are not allowed to put it on the shelf until the release date (March 9th), I asked if I could take it home for the weekend. Okay, I had to do a little begging and much promising to bring it back on Monday. But that begging was worth it!
What goodies did you get in your mailbox this week?