Sunday, January 30, 2011

In My Mailbox 16

In My Mailbox is a meme started by Kristi of The Story Siren, with inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, in which bloggers post any new books they have on their shelves that week - received, bought, begged, borrowed, or - no. Not that.

From the library:

The Ghost and the GothThe Year My Sister Got LuckySea ChangeAs Sure As the Sun 
The Ghost and the Goth, Stacey Kade (Amazon / Goodreads)
The Year My Sister Got Lucky, Aimee Friedman (Amazon / Goodreads)
Sea Change, Aimee Friedman (Amazon / Goodreads)
As Sure as the Sun, Anna McPartlin (Amazon / Goodreads)
I picked up The Ghost and the Goth and Sea Change because of last week's IMM posts. And you know what happens - an author is recommended, so when I went to pick up that book, I got the one next to it on the shelf, by the same author!

Nobody's Princess (Princesses
 of Myth)Nobody's Prize (Princesses of
 Myth)
Nobody's Princess, Esther Friesner (Amazon / Goodreads)
Nobody's Prize, Esther Friesner (Amazon / Goodreads)
These books are about Helen of Troy before she became the reason for the devastating war. She's about twelve in the first book, and from flipping through the books, I see that there's a lot of Greek history and myth involved - sounds interesting!

FallenBefore I FallFixing DelilahNightshade: Book 1
Fallen, Lauren Kate (Amazon / Goodreads)
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver (Amazon / Goodreads)
Fixing Delilah, Sarah Ockler (Amazon / Goodreads)
Nightshade, Andrea Cremer (Amazon / Goodreads)
I've been wanting to read Nightshade for so long now, because I've been seeing it all over the place! But it's thick!! I really hope it's as good as everyone is making it out to be.
Before I Fall and Fixing Delilah are both by authors I've read before, so I'm excited to read their other works.
Fallen - I honestly can't remember why I got it. I do know that the next book, Torment, will be released in June, so maybe I decided to read the first one before the second comes out. Who knows!

For review:

The Scent of Jade
The Scent of Jade, Dee DeTarsio (Amazon / Goodreads)
This is about a woman who gets lost in the Costa Rican rainforest, holding a jade idol which may be the key to global warming. It sounds like the perfect mix of action and emotion, so I'm really excited to read this. Besides, Dee is a TV writer, and I know that writing for the screen necessitates a strong skill of visualizing, so I'm expecting the scenes to be very vivid!

From NetGalley:

Everything I Was (Carolrhoda YA)Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer (Twisted Tales)Cinderella: Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales)
Everything I Was, Corrine Demas (Goodreads)
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer, Maureen McGowan (Goodreads)
Cinderella: Ninja Warrior, Maureen McGowan (Goodreads)
Everything I Was is about a girl starting over, re-discovering herself. A sort of coming-of-age, it sounds like.
The other two here are part of the Twisted Fairy Tales series - intriguing! I can't wait to see how the author tackles this brilliant idea!

So that's it for my mailbox this week. Quite enough, I'd say! What's in your mailbox?

9 comments:

  1. Amazing books this week! I know I want to read quiet a few of these. Happy reading!

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  2. SEA CHANGE is one of my favourite books. It's amazing and I really hope you enjoy it! You've got a lot of great reads this week, so happy reading!

    Check out my mailbox this week

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  3. Your books look great!! Tell us how the ones about Helen are! I love Greek mythology, but I can't seem to enjoy books that change the stories slightly because I know the real ones to well!! I'm a new follower!! Check out my IMM here:
    http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-my-mailbox_30.html
    Juli

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  4. Juli - I'm not sure I'll be reviewing the Helen nooks anytime soon - I have so many books to get through, and my system is to read the library books that have other holds on them first. That basically means I read the newer books first! But I really do hope to get to these.

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  5. Nightshade is A-Ma-Zing. And waht a great bunch of books you got! Happy reading =)

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  6. Happy Reading!

    Check out my IMM to find out how to win a signed copy of Lauren Oliver's Delirium and more in my month long Valentine's Event!

    http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/01/imm-18.html

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  7. Great books you got this week. Fallen is quite a good book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  8. Tynga - I've been hearing that! lol. I'm waiting on that one, though, because I get the feeling it's a bit dark, and I've been reading a few dark novels lately, so I figure I'll intersperse some funny/light titles first!

    Rebecca - I'm actually glad to hear you say that, because I haven't heard much about Fallen. It's a pretty big book, as in talked about, but I haven't heard too many specifics. I hardly even know what it's about! But "quite a good book" sounds encouraging!

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