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Next week starts with one of the best young adult, male-point-of-view, or mystery/thriller books that I have read in a really long time. I absolutely adored Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers. I will also be reviewing the short story prequel "Career Day." Mr. Lyga has so won me over that, though I own an e-book copy of I Hunt Killers, I will be purchasing it in Hardback, and the rest of the Jasper Dent books are now auto-buys for me. YES. That. Good.
Tuesday I will be reviewing Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride, as well as her follow-up short story, "Death and Waffles." Even though the books and young men are very different in various ways, I find myself loving Sam and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer for the same reasons as Cassel from Holly Black's Curse Workers series. Unfortunately, I have the same problems with both series as well (But really? Pretty minor problems.)
Wednesday is World Malaria Day. To recognize that, I will be reviewing Shana Burg's Laugh With the Moon. It is a middle grade novel that tackles some very big world issues, but still remains wonderfully entertaining while doing so. I also have tons of links to various organizations that will let you know what you can do to help stop malaria.
Thursday I will be reviewing All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin. I am telling you, it is impossible to say, read, or type that title without singing "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier..." Darn you, Killers. It was okay. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to my expectations.
Despite my repeated laments about how long I would have to wait until I could read my pre-ordered copy of Stacia Kane's Chasing Magic, I won't actually have to wait that long!! I will not humiliate myself by telling you just how much jumping and dancing and screaming and generally-acting-like-an-idiot occurred when I got the email from Del Ray approving me for an ARC of Chasing Magic, but I will say it was enough to make my normally tolerant husband worry for my sanity.
I was also approved by Strange Chemistry for ARCs of Shift by Kim Curran and Blackwood by Gwenda Bond. Shift looks like it could be a really awesome time travel book (and I am always looking for fun new takes on time travel!) and I have been wanting to read Blackwood since Leila revealed the cover on bookshelves of doom.
Check out what other bloggers are reading at The Story Siren's In My Mailbox page. What are you reading this week? Did you get anything new that you are super excited about?