Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!
Soooooo, it has been an awfully long time since I took part in Library Loot, I’ve picked up a couple of books since I last participated, but I’ve been trying to reduce the number of books I’ve had on loan from the library. Literally I gave up hope and took two of them back un-read because I never thought I’d read them. It always makes me sad when I do that, but hopefully at some point in the future, I’ll take them out again.
For my Library Loot, I’ve only picked up one book. A classic. Now I don’t usually tend to enjoy Classics, but I’ve heard lots and lots of positive opinions on this book. So that and it being part of the “Gothic” literature genre, which is creeping up to be one I’m liking more and more, I just had to pick the book up.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”,
With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house’s current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim’s first wife the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.
I got this one a while ago from the library, but I’ve never had the opportunity to highlight it. I love Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter’s series and Nick always makes a quirky and interesting character, so I’m looking forward to the take on his own story. Whilst I’m still making my way through the Dark-Hunter series, I thought it might be enjoyable to take a look at it from a different angle for the moment to keep some refreshment in the series.
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn’t hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?