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
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?


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

  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

  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:

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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!