Digging For Bones

In My Trunk

In In My Mailbox on July 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

This weekly meme (In My Mailbox) is hosted by The Story Siren

I got a great book this past week:

* Deadlands by Lily Herne

Ten years after Cape Town was destroyed in the War with the living dead, zombies ramble free in Cape Town’s suburbs (known as the Deadlands), and the remaining living are either in fenced in on farms or in urban shantytowns.

The living are watched over by the mysteriously robed Guardians, a race of humanoid figures who appeared at the end of the War and who keep the living dead at bay, albeit for a steep price. Every year the Guardians stage a human Lottery and select five aspiring teenagers to be whisked out of the enclave for a secret purpose. To be one of the chosen five is a highly sought after and prestigious accolade.

No one (yet) knows why it is that the Guardians prize teenage bodies so highly, how they control the zombies or what they look like under the robes that cover their bodies..


I received this book from a Penquin SA giveaway. Thanks so much! 

What’s in your Trunk this week?

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  1. Ooh, i love that cover! and what an awesome summary too, i want to read it now!

    ~audrey

  2. That looks pretty interesting! Cover art is incredible!! Happy Reading!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!!

    Old Follower 🙂

  3. Great week! I haven't heard of Deadlands. It sounds really interesting.
    My IMM

  4. I have never seen this book before but it has a great (creepy) cover.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  5. Wow, this sounds great! Like the eerie lovechild of the Hunger Games and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. The cover reminds me of the movie The Village. Is this book going to be coming out in the US and other countries, or just South Africa for now? Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  6. A great haul! Awesome stuff…
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  7. Good to meet you Lu – always great to find a fellow South African in the blogosphere. 🙂

    Deadlands is a great read and I hope you'll enjoy it. If you're interested my review is here.

    Happy reading!

    Shelagh
    The Word Fiend

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