Thursday, October 19, 2017

On My Shelf: Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory

On My Shelf is an awesome feature hosted by Teresa at Readers Live A Thousand Lives that anyone can join. The idea is to spotlight a book from your TBR shelf; it's a fun way to discuss books with fellow bloggers and, with their help, decide which books are must-reads... and which ones can wait a while longer.

We're getting an early start to a long weekend so I'm posting my Friday post today.

I first saw this book on a must-read zombie list a few years ago. After reading this summary...

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman’s arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda—and he begins to move.

The family hides the child—whom they name Stony—rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret—until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.

...I grabbed a copy for my shelf. It sounds like a perfect book for me!

Have you read Raising Stony Mayhall? What are your thoughts? 
Do I drop everything and start reading -- or put it back on my shelf for later?

Hope everyone has a great weekend! See you next week! 

© at A Belle's Tales



  1. OHHHHH zombies! I have never heard of this one but we love our zombies. You read it and then tell me if I need to read it!

  2. Wow this one sounds different- a zombie boy that GROWS? Sounds like it could be really good!

  3. how creepy is this cover tho? o.o zombies?

  4. Sounds like an interesting take on zombies!!! (you know how I feel about the living dead lols).

  5. Yes, read it! I haven't read it, but I need a good zombie book. :)


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