Sunday, September 11, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. It's a post where we talk about the books we received during the week either for review, from the bookstore or anywhere else.

This week I'm going to be showing two weeks' worth of books. These past weeks have be quite good for me book wise, though I didn't receive any books for review. But I still bought a fair amount. So here's what I got these past two weeks.

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Flux October 1st, 2009) - I’m not going to say the same thing twice but I’m really existed to read this series and see how it compares with Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series.

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (Flux October 1st, 2008) - I absolutely love Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series so I decided to pick up her other series. I’ve heard some people say that they liked this series better than the Shiver series. I’ll have to see for myself.

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon (Hyperion September 21st, 2010) - I’ve been seeing this one at the bookstore for quite come time but never picked up. I recently heard someone talking this book up and it sounded really interesting so I decided to give it a shot.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic July 12th, 2011) - There is obviously a lot of Maggie Stiefvater in this In My Mailbox. This is the final book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together and what happens to some of my favorite characters.

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles (Walker August 16th, 2011) - I was so excited when this book arrived in my mailbox. I have been waiting for it since last year and I can’t wait to read it. Luis always seemed like the good brother so it will be interesting to see what’s going to happen to him and go back to see what happened to the other two Fuentes brothers.

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt (Simon & Schuster July 12th, 2011) - I’ve never really read anything by Lauren Barnholdt but every time I go to the bookstore I see her books and am tempted to pick one of them up. I finally gave in and got one so we’ll see what happens. Plus, I don’t read anywhere near enough contemporary.

We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster April 26th, 2011) - Another final book in a series. This is a contemporary series that I really enjoy and I can’t wait to see what is happening with the characters. The biggest mystery has to be who will Belly end up with, Conrad or Jeremiah?

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger (Poppy September 5th, 2011) - Kody Keplinger is a genius. I loved her first book when I read it last year, and if anything Shut Out was even better. I’ve already read it and it was so good I did so in the span of a few hours. You can definitely expect to see a review of this one soon.

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (Aladdin August 30th, 2011) - I don’t read a lot of Middle Grade books, but every time I do I always enjoy them. I decided to pick this one up because I’ve heard a lot of great things about the book and its author so we’ll have to see. Plus it’s dystopian, how can it really go wrong?

So that's all for me this week. My classes are starting up again on Monday so I expect to be quite busy. But I'll always find the time to read. 

What did you get in your mailbox?

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  1. Lots of great books and lots of ones I want. I have The Unwanteds to read but haven't gotten to it yet. A lot of the others are on my want list. Enjoy your reading!

    My mailbox is here.

  2. Great IMM!

    Love Maggie Stiefvater's writing style. A couple of my friends weren't happy with Forever, but I felt it worked very well. Really enjoyed the interaction between Cole and Isabel.

    I haven't read Balland and Lament, so will be good to see what you think. I'm also keen to read her new one The Scorpio Races.

  3. go read CHAIN REACTION right now!!! :) Rules of Attraction is still probably my favorite though :)

    Here's our IMM

  4. ooh! Maggie Stiefvater took over your IMM. ;) she's one of my favorite authors. i hope you enjoy her books! i haven't read ballad yet, but i really did enjoy Lament. it's WAY different from Shiver, Linger, and Forever written wise. You know how Shiver seems to be written in an aching way? Lament's not. But they're both good!

    enjoy! you have a great reading week ahead of you.

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  5. Yay We'll Always Have Summer! I really enjoyed the Summer series though I do think that this final book was the weakest of the series. Which is a bummer.... I think you'll be surprised to see who Belly ends up with! Happy Reading!

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

  6. I just read the first book in the Summer series myself. I loved it and can't wait to pick up the next one. I'm currently listening to Forever on audio and I am loving it so far!

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  7. Fantastic IMM. I am looking forward to your reviews. Especially curious about Shut Out.


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