Saturday, January 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (Jan. 24, 2010)

The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits.

Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

Here is what I got this week:

I am a major Kelley Armstrong fan. When I saw that she had a new book out I had to get it immediately. Angelic is a trade hardcover of a novella. Apparently it is hard to find. I see Amazon only has it from resellers today at a whopping $79.99. That makes the $20 I paid seem lots more reasonable than I thought when I clicked the "buy with one-click" button.

I received Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay in ARC from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I posted my review here, on LibraryThing, and will on Amazon when they open it up for customers to post reviews.

I added these YA books this week:

Undead Much by Stacey Jay which is book 2 in a series. I also ordered You Are So Undead to Me but it hasn't arrived yet. I am determined to get over my anti-zombie prejudice and these sound like fun.

I added both Fire and Water by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson. These were a harder decision for me because I had to weigh if my love of Robin McKinley was greater than my dislike of short stories. The balance came down on the loving Robin McKinley side this time.

I read a terrific review of The Pace by Shelena Shorts on someone's blog (can't recall who) and decided I had to have it. Now I don't know why. But the cover is rather intriguing.

These books are for two of the challenges I am doing this year. The first two are for the 2010 YA Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren. The second two are for the In the Middle Reading Challenge hosted by Jill at The O.W.L.

Wish by Alexandra Bullen has been getting such nice buzz on the YA blogs I follow that I had to have it. It has a lovely cover.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa also sounds terrific. I have been avoiding reading the reviews because I don't want to take a chance and be spoiled. I want to go into this one with no preconceptions.

Neither of the next two books are newly published but I hadn't decided to read them until I decided to take part in the In the Middle Reading Challenge. I spend a lot of time reading YA books but not so much reading Middle Grade books. I want to be able to talk with my younger students about great books too.

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale looks good. I like fairy tale retellings. I think I had previously overlooked it because I am not a big fan of graphic novels (another prejudice I am trying to overcome).

Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy has been recommended to me by my HS Media Center assistant. She is a big fan.

That's it for me this week. What did you add to your TBR stack?


  1. You will LOVE The Pace - it's an amazing book, I LOVED it! :)

    I just got Your are so undead to me today, I cant wait to read it it does look like a fun read...then I am hoping Undead Much will be to me soon via an arc tour! YEAH love those!

    Enjoy your reads this week!

  2. Great books this week! I'm a big Kelley Armstrong fan as well, so excited that Angelic has been released. And looking forward to reading The Iron King, as it's supposed to be amazing! Enjoy!

  3. Great books this week! Glad to find another Kelley Armstrong fan! I received Angelic last week as well.

  4. And I think I wrote the same thing as I did last week... lol. Don't mind me. Enjoy your books! :)

  5. Wow, The Iron King? I've heard The Pace is really good too. Happy reading! :D

  6. Wish looks spectacular.

    Check out what was in my mailbox this week :)

  7. What a great assortments of books, I hope you enjoy them all. The Iron King sounds amazing. I cannot wait to read that.

    Enjoy your reads :)

  8. Never Look Away sounds really good!

  9. Ohh, awesome books! I can't wait to read The Iron King; it's one of my most anticipated reads for this year. Happy reading! :D

  10. The Stacey Jay book was a fun read. I was pleasantly surprised by them and really liked the first one and I got Undead Much this week too. Happy reading!

  11. Ohh, you got some really good books! Enjoy!

  12. Ooh, I really want to read THE IRON KING! I am so jealous that you have a copy!

  13. Great books you got this week. Rapunzel's Revenge looks really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  14. Wow! You got a great deal on angelic!! Enjoy your books!


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