Saturday, October 3, 2009

Weekly Book Roundup (Oct #1)

 Another excellent week for books1!

 All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.
 While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
 In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

 This series has helped to fill part of the gaping hole left behind by the ending of the epic Harry Potter series. It's a ton of fun, and I can't wait to see the movie!

In My Mailbox:
 This week, I received my last prize from Zombie Appreciation Week from Cecilia of The Epic Rat! She is made of awesome, and her reviews are always honest, so check her out!
 Anyway, I thought I'd won two books from the Zombie GRaB2, but I got three! Including my favorite, World War Z  by Max Brooks!!! Thanks bunches, Cecilia!

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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 Me3
 Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues.
 All Megan wants is to be normal—and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead.
 Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party—the bloody kind.
 Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life—and more importantly, homecoming—depends on it.

World War Z
“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

 I'd also like to point out that I've cracked 50! 50 followers is kinda the first big milestone in the blogosphere, so expect something special in the near future... ^-^

Zombie Girrrl

1  Kudos to The Story Siren for starting and promoting the fabulous IMM meme!
2  I think it stands for Go Read a Book.
3  I was wearing a pink striped shirt like the one on the cover when it came it in the mail. That was kinda weird.


Mark L. Kramer said...

Zombie Girrrl,
Join us at Zombie Living...

Rhiannon Hart said...

I'm reading WWZ right now and loving it! It's so different to the stuff I've been reading lately. Very intense, and very cool.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've got to get around to picking up The Last Olympian. I just adored this series and I can't wait to see what they do with the movies. Hope you enjoy your books!

Becky said...

You've got to love Percy Jackson. Camp Half Blood rocks!

Zombie Girrrl said...

@ Mark:Thanks for the invite!

@ Rhianon: I'm glad you're enjoying WWZ! It is awesome!

Jo said...

Great haul! Those books look awesome, so jealous! Happy reading.

Lauren said...

Great zombie books! I adored The Forest of Hands and Teeth, it's definitely one of my favourites ever.

PolishOutlander said...

You Are So Undead to Me was such a pleasant surprise and a fun read. My husband loved World War Z, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Happy reading!

Melissa said...

Ooo... the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Been wanting to get that one!

Orchid said...

Just finished reading The Last olympian earlier this week and it was awesome. Happy reading. :)

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a good book. I hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Alexia561 said...

Great books this week! Congratulations on winning books from Zombie Appreciation Week as well! Enjoy!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Percy Jackson is Gregory's current favorite. He's on the library list for the Last Olympian. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

I'll be interested to hear how you like Forest of Hands and Teeth.

congrats on over 50 followers! You rock!

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