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Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Release Date: March 8, 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Evernight
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Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . .

Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her.

A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

I didn't believe it when I saw that this way available, especially since the site I ordered it from has a habit of changing the delivery time. I was waiting for an e-mail to tell me the delivery would be delayed, but then it was here. WOO-HOO!

I've been putting off reading it because the last book in another series I read recently was a disappointment and I don't want that to happen here. It kinda ruined the series for me. Fingers crossed, I don't see how this can end well with the way Hourglass ended.

Vesper by Jeff Sampson
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins
Series: Deviant
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Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.

The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely—something not human?

As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want?

This will be my first book for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren. I read an excerpt online and was drawn into the story.

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Release Date: March 30, 2008
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
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Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionized modern poetics.The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas, and some of the most evocative poetry in the English language. This leatherbound omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum,." "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," the full-length novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and much more.

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is part of Barnes & Noble’s series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.

I was looking for a collection of Edgar Allen Poe's work, came across Nevermore and forgot to order what I was actually looking for in the first place. I love leatherbound books and couldn't resist.

3 comments:

  1. Cool books! Love Edgar Allan Poe's works...so eerie at times! Hope you enjoy all of your books :D

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  2. Ohhhh, I hope you enjoy Afterlife! It's on my list to read. :) I'm going to check out the other two books as well. :) Great book week!!

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  3. Hey cool you got a Poe collection!!! I only read two of his stories so far, but I really liked them:)

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