Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekly Book Roundup

 Is it that time of week again already?! Where does the time go! I feel like I just did this. Not that I don't have some wonderful things to share...1

 This week I recieved a couple books from Velvet of vvb32 reads. I won one of them during Zombie Week, and the other she threw in for my reading pleasure. Why? Because Velvet is super sweet and made of awesome!

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Book the first:
"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.

 I hope y'all don't judge me too harshly for saying this, but that highlighted line totally applies to me. I can't get into the whole old English vibe2, but this was too good to pass up. I love the concept, and I can't wait to start reading it!

Book the Second:
Romy and Michelle's Hight School Reunion meets Night of the Living Dead in this laugh-out-loud debut YA novel by Emmy Award-nominated TV writer E. Van Lowe
Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie Uprising:
Rule #1: While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombies won't attack other zombies.
Rule #2: Never travel alone. Move in packs. Follow the crowd. Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality.
Rule #3: If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at to him. Zombies love raw meat. This display of kindness will go a long way.
On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they haven't accomplished a thing!
Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive....

 I was so excited to see an ARC of Never Slow Dance with a Zombie in my mailbox along with P&P&Z, it was a total surprise and I Happy Danced sporadically for the rest of the day! So far, this is a really fun and cute book, and I'm loving the whole zombie clique angle. I bet that if the world was zombified, people would still remain with their respective cliques and classes, just like E. wrote.

Used Bookstore Score

 The Patron Saint of Uncompleted Book Series must have put in a good word for me with the Big Man when I visited my local UBS the other day. With a box full of used bookstore "currency"3, and a little searching, I managed to finish off one of my Tamora Pierce series! I found...
 Hurray! Now all I need to complete my pre-Beka Cooper collection is the Song of the Lioness series. Tamora Pierce is my favorite fantasy author, and has been since I first read The Protector of the Small4 when I was thirteen. Such a tumultuous time...

Oopsy:

New catagory! I forgot to post this along with The Summoning and The Awakening last week. In additon to those two books, I also received four Darkest Powers bookmarks and this awesome Edison Company tote! Thanks again to Sarah of Sarah's {random} Musings! I'll be reviewing these books soon5.

I also forgot to say that I got a hold of the last Mortal Instruments book, City of Glass. I already reviewed this, it was awesome6!

Happy reading,
Z.G.
footnotes___________________________________________________
1  Kudos to The Story Siren for creating and promoting the IMM meme!
2  The edict makes me sleepy.
3  (My mothers old romance novels.)
4  Dorky title, awesome series.
5  Hint: They were amazing!!!
6  Note to self: Find synonyms for "awesome."

5 comments:

April said...

haha, loved that pink highlighted statement! Pride and Prejudice isn't too bad though, but I do hope you enjoy the zombiefied version :-d

Orchid said...

Great books this week. :)

Happy reading.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Never Slow Dance With a Zombie sounds brilliant! Enjoy!

vvb32 reads said...

Hee-haw! Glad to hear you got the books alright. Haven't read that Tamora series you mentioned, but love her Alanna one!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I think the Pride and Prejudice one looks like fun!

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