Lenore from http://www.presentinglenore.blogspot.com/ had a post last week similar to the In My Mailbox ones…except this was all about the books she’d bought herself and not recieved through the library, ARCS, or contest wins.
I really liked the idea and figured it might be nice to try and post these as well whenever I buy something (or almost every time, just depends). Recently, I picked up two books that were just released and sounded amazing. I was so excited and I can’t wait to read them…though it might be a little while, as books I buy are put at the bottom of my TBR pile. Review books are always first.
As you can see from the photo above, the first book was Gentleman by Michael Northrop:
Micheal, Tommy, Mixer, and Bones aren’t just from the wrong side of the tracks–they’re from the wrong side of everything. Except for Mr. Haberman, their remedial English teacher, no one at their high school takes them seriously. Haberman calls them “gentlemen,” but everyone else ignores them–or, in Bones’s case, is dead afraid of them. When one of their close-knit group goes missing, the clues all seem to point in one direction: to Mr. Haberman.
Gritty, fast-paced, and brutally real, this debut takes an unflinching look at what binds friends together–and what can tear them apart.
The other book that I bought was The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks:
Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina (determined to prove that vamps aren’t useless or weak) and Dave (secretly in love with Nina) at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves.
So what do you think of my purchases? Do they look appealing to you at all? Do you own these books? I’d love to know the books you’ve bought on your own recently, so leave a link in the comments for your own post or simply let me know!