Monday, January 24, 2011

In My Mailbox 15

In My Mailbox is a meme started by The Story Siren, where bloggers post any new books they bought, received, borrowed, etc.

I've missed quite a few weeks of IMM, and books have come and gone from my shelves in that time. Here's what's currently on my shelf:
A whole slew of Nora Roberts books: 
Key of Light
Blood Brothers
The Pagan Stone
Carnal Innocence
Western Skies 

This one I got after watching the movie. My friend's been trying to get me to read it for quite some time now, and after seeing the movie, I had no choice - I must read this. I'm not sure I'll be reviewing this one, but my 13-year-old sister already read it and we've had some interesting conversations about it:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne

The first book I read by Patricia A. McKillip was The Alphabet of Thorn, and I absolutely loved it. I also read The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, which I loved as well. So now I've got
The Bards of Bone Plain.

And I don't know where my head was buried that I didn't hear of the Wicked Lovely series before, but now that I've been reading about the fifth and final book of the series, I'm finally starting with the first one. Apparently it's a "fun, edgy series about faeries," and I like fun, and I like edgy, and I like faeries, so what's not to like? Besides, I visited Melisa Marr's website, and I love her style. So now I've got:
Wicked Lovely
Ink Exchange
Fragile Eternity
Radiant Shadows
by Melissa Marr

I also got one book from NetGalley today that I've been trying to get for a while. When I got the email saying I finally got it, I was so excited I opened it and started reading right away, and I could tell right away why there's such a big to-do about this. It starts off in a classroom, but the heroine's voice is so engaging that even though nothing much is happening, I felt in the story already!
Angelfire, Courtney Allison Moulton

And I want to mention books that have been returned to the library already, but which I've read and want to have a record of. I've reviewed some of them already, but here are the ones that stayed with me:
Troubled Waters, Sharon Shinn
The Dream-Maker's Magic, Sharon Shinn
Remember Me? Sophie Kinsella
The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley
The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
Vanished, Meg Cabot
Matched, Ally Condie

(This is upsetting, but after I got images for ALL these books, something went wrong and they started showing up as words, not images. So I deleted them. Ah, well.)


  1. Wow! So many great books. I have also been wanting to read The Boy In The Striped Pajamas as well as the WHOLE Wicked Lovely series. I have some shopping to do now. Great post! & Thanks for stopping by my blog today =]

  2. Thanks back atcha Katelyn!
    Ha, I know there are so many, but that's mostly because it's backlog from not posting for a month or more, and they're great because I didn't post the ones I started reading and couldn't get through! That's a benefit of being late, I guess, that I could choose which books to feature.

  3. Awesome mailbox this week! You definitely got some great reads! :D

  4. Wow - so many great books - I could probably leave a huge long comment... but I won't.

    Needless to say, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is one I've wanted to read for quite a while.

    Sorry to hear about your pictures not showing right - isn't that frustrating? Ugh!

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  5. Ooh, Patricia McKillip is so amazing! I'm jealous you have so many lovely stories ahead of you!

    Wonderful IMM post, so many awesome books! I know you'll have fun!

  6. Great haul! I'm excited to read Angelfire! And I hope you enjoy the Wicked Lovely series! I'm sure it's not for everyone... but I enjoyed the first two anyway even if it wasn't amazingly good.

  7. @Wendi - I know, isn't it frustrating? Especially since I know next to nothing about computers, so I don't even know where to begin thinking about how to correct it!

    @Karen - She is, isn't she? There's such a sad feel to her books usually, and it totally drags me under. And then when she hits the good parts, the euphoria just takes you over!

    @Aylee - Thanks for the heads-up. I've been expecting another Twilight from the way everyone's been talking about it. Then again, I liked Twilight well enough, but it wasn't the major phenomenon to me that it was to everyone else. Guess I'll just go into this without too many expectations!

  8. What a pain about the pictures! Hope you enjoy all of your books this week! You have some titles I've heard of that look good.

  9. Awesome Haul! Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your reviews!

    New Follower!

    My IMM

  10. Thanks Moonlight! Review of ANGELFIRE going up in a few...