Saturday, February 25, 2012

In My Mailbox (30)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is a post where book bloggers share the books they received for review, bought, borrowed or were gifted each week. 

While I only received three books for review this week, I bought quite a few. From Monday to Wednesday I was in New York, and like any good book addict, I made a trip to the Strand. Right as I walked in to the store, I felt at home and had to limit myself both in terms of the number of books I bought and the amount of time I spent in the store. The store really is an incredible as everyone says it is, and if you ever go to New York I recommend you make a stop there. So without further ado, here's what I got this week.

Review:



- Among Others by Jo Walton - I hadn't really heard much about this book until it was offered to me for review. But it definitely sounds really interesting. It's also not technically a YA title but from what I can gather from the summary, the main character is a teen. At any rate, I'm really excited to be reading this one soon.

- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks - This book has been getting quite a fair amount of attention and it sounds like that attention is well deserved. It sounds like a really great mermaid book and I can't wait to get to reading it, though that might have to wait a little since the book doesn't come out until May.

- Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell - This is another title I hadn't heard much about, but it sounds like a really interesting read. I find myself venturing more and more into fantasy and this sounds like it has a lot of potential. Hopefully, I'll be able to read it soon.

Thank you to Raincoast Books and Prometheus Books for sending me these for review!

Bought:



- The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney - This is the sequel to The Iron Witch, which I really enjoyed. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next in this story. And with some luck, I'll be able to do that soon.

- The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols - I'm a pretty big fan of Jennifer Echols and I love her romantic dramas. I've yet to read any of her romantic comedies, so I thought that The One That I Want would be a good way to start.

- Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach - I remember hearing so many good things about this book when it first came out last spring but never really got around to reading it. When I found it for only $5 at The Strand, I decided to pick it up, and hopefully I'll be reading it soon.

- Article 5 by Kristen Simmons - This book sounds like a really great dystopian read and I have heard plenty of good things to confirm this. I was really excited to find it at The Strand since none of my local bookstores have had it in stock since it's release.

- A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young - I have heard nothing but absolutely wonderful things about this book since it's release last spring. I decided it was finally time I picked it up, especially with the release of the sequel quickly approaching.

- The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg - I have been wanting to read this book for the longest time. I'm definitely going to be reading it soon and hopefully I'll see for myself if it's as wonderful as everyone has been saying it is.

- I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella - I have loved Sophie Kinsella's books since I picked up the first Shopaholic book (which may not have been the most appropriate read when I picked it up in great 7 or 8). I'm really excited to be able to soon read her most recent release and hopefully I'll be reading it soon.


So that's all for me this week. Hopefully the coming weeks will be somewhat quieter book wise that way I can get a handle on my TBR pile...but that is unlikely to happen with all the great releases coming up. Leave me a link in the comments and I'll come check out what you go in your mailbox!

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9 comments:

  1. I got A Need So Beautiful this Christmas and I still haven't got around to reading it, as to be honest I'd completely forgotten I'd got it... Thanks for reminding me! ;) Very jealous of Of Poseidon - it looks awesome, I'll be looking out for your review! Happy reading!

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  2. Awesome haul!!! I have Among Others for review and have yet to read it. Of Poseidon was a great read! I can't wait for Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number! And Article 5!!

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  3. Oh no, please don't make me kick myself! I went into Manhattan Thursday night and decided to skip Strand and spend all of my time at Books of Wonder! I guess I'll just have to get hubs to drive me in again, soon, lol!
    I've Got Your Number and Poseidon both sound fab! I can't wait to read these two too! Enjoy your newbies :)

    Here's my IMM:
    http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-sunday-8.html

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  4. I received Among Us quite a while ago for review, but still haven't gotten to it yet. *sigh* So many books, so little time.

    Nice IMM this week!

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  5. Oooh Of Poseidon sounds awesome (hope my copy comes soon) and The Catastropic History of You and Me is one I have to read soon! Great Mailbox!

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  6. I loved A Need So Beautiful too, and can't wait for the sequel. You got LOTS of great books. Enjoy!

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  7. The Catastrophic History of You & Me does sound very interesting. You have a lot of interesting titles here. All new to me! Glad to have discovered these books through you.

    Here's ours over at GatheringBooks:
    http://wp.me/pDlzr-30x

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  8. LOVE the cover of Among Others! I have read and reviewed Sophie Kinsella's new book and it was AMAZING! Enjoy

    Here is my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

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  9. Awesome books this week. I love the covers of Among Others and Catastrophic History Of You And Me. Hope you enjoy everything you got this week. :)

    Here is mine: IMM (14)

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