22042012: In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren where we share what books we received during the week.



Books Bought:
The Secret by Mike Richardson
“I know your secret.” Tonight is Tommy Morris’ big change: he’s been invited to party with the social elite of Franklin High and maybe even hook up with Pam, the girl of his dreams. But when a prank call turns sour, Pam goes missing, and Tommy gets sucked into her disappearance deeper than he bargained for. The Secret is a chilling coming-of-age mystery from Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson and Eisner-nominated artist Jason Shawn Alexander. 

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Amazon: UK | US


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Standing on the fringes of life… offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, and grown in to a cult sensation with over half a million copies in print. It is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. Through Charlie, Chbosky has created a deeply affecting novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

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Amazon: UK | US

Books received for review:
A Good Man

Loved DEXTER and AMERICAN PSYCHO? Then you’ll love A GOOD MAN. Louis Caron is a good man – vegetarian, he feeds the homeless, takes care of animals and is even concerned with the ecological future of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge – he’s a vampire – and local detective Taglioni is becoming increasingly suspicious. Louis’ attempt to escape the police takes him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but also to destroy the lives of those he cares about most.
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Amazon: UK | US
(I have received and advanced copy of this book which is actually a screen play and is currently in preproduction with Radowski Films. If you wish to win a copy Vanessa Morgan is currently running a giveaway at her blog – 
http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com – but be quick! It ends soon.)

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