In My Mailbox (9)

7 Jan

January 8, 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It’s awesome. Every week, we all get a chance to tell everyone what new books we’ve gotten so that we can tell you guys and we can all drool and squee together! Huzzah for squees!

After last week’s avalanche of books, things were pretty quiet over here this week. Which is…not all bad! I’m drowning over here, guys! DROWNING!! (I’d rather drown in books than anything else, though, so I’m dealing.)


Jersey Angel, by Beth Ann Bauman (May 8, 2012 from Wendy Lamb Books). Summer at the Jersey Shore. Ahh, good times. Guys, I will ALWAYS read books about Jersey. I could never leave them flapping out there in the breeze; I’d feel like a traitor. But this one sounds good, with doses of relationship drama and uncertainty about the future after high school.

Lies Beneath: Lies Beneath, book 1, by Anne Greenwood Brown (June 12, 2012 from Delacorte).HOLY BANANAS, murderous mermaids in the Great Lakes?! This is awesome if only because I always associate mermaids with salt water. (Is it weird that this was my first thought? “Wait. They live in fresh water?”)In all seriousness, though, this one sounds really good: Drama, the pressures of familial duties, MERMAIDS, revenge, falling for the wrong person. The recipe for awesome.

The Demon Lover: The Fairwick Chronicles, book 1, by Juliet Dark (December 27, 2011 from Random House). Guys, I had no idea that this wasn’t a YA book until recently. But that doesn’t diminish my interest in reading it, especially when the Goodreads synopsis features the phrase “erotic dream” right there up top. In fact, the synopsis HEAVILY indicates sexytimes, which is exciting but also makes me nervous: that’s HIGH expectations. But I really am intrigued with paranormal stories for adults. Admittedly, my experience with titles like this one is limited, but for some reason, it’s sometimes easier for me to swallow TEENS being with vamps/werewolves/angels/beasties/demons/ghosts/etc. than adults.


The Survival Kit, by Donna Freitas (October 11, 2011 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux). I meant to read this book awhile ago, but never got around to it. My library came through for me again, though, so here it is. This book sounds heartbreaking and emotional and life-affirming, so I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been SLAYED by cancer books lately, though, so I need to mentally and emotionally prepare myself. (I’m looking at you through my tears, The Probability of Miracles.)

That’s it for me this week, friends. Did you guys get anything awesome in your mailboxes this week?

18 Responses to “In My Mailbox (9)”

  1. Lucy January 8, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    You picked up some very cool NetGalley books. Killer mermaids, wow! I think 2012 is the year of the sea creature books, isn’t it? And Jersey Angel looks very cute.

    I have Survival Kit out from the library too. Yay for libraries!

    Happy reading 🙂

    • trippingbooks January 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      I love libraries, too! I need to steel myself before I read The Survival Kit, though. I was seriously crushed by The Probability of Miracles in the best, most heart-breaking way.

  2. April Books&Wine January 8, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Yo, the Demon Lover totally screams ‘LOOK AT ME LEGIT SEXYTIMES WILL HAPPEN.’ The bar has definitely been set, hopefully it lives up to your expectations.

    And I clearly need to join the awesome library club and put a hold on The Survival Kit so I can have it out too. YAY!

    • trippingbooks January 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      RIGHT?! I hope it holds up its end of the deal! The whole synopsis was all sexytimes! Fingers are crossed!

  3. Lisa the Nerd January 8, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    GAH the cancer books will always rip my heart straight outta my ribcage and squish it between it’s unrelenting fingers.

    But will I stop reading them? HELL to the NOOOOO.

    Happy Reading (through your tears)!

    • trippingbooks January 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Cancer books are TOUGH. But they’re usually also awesome and gorgeous. Sometimes they destroy me and I need some recovery time. But I’ll always go back because reading while crying? AWESOME. I cry when I read all the time.

  4. reutreads January 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Lies beneath sounds super good! And I’m a big Donna Frietas fan–I recommend This Gorgeous Game too, it’s really different that TSK but really good. Enjoy!

  5. bookchelle January 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I’m looking forward to Lies Beneath. I just requested that yesterday. I think you’ll like Demon Lover. It’s a nice romance.

    Happy reading!

  6. Patricia January 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Wordpreeeeess! WHOOOP!

    Sorry, I’m always ecstatic when I see WordPress blogs. *grin*

    Your IMM looks great – Even though I’m not sure about the content of the books, at least the covers look awesome. : )

    Happy Reading!


  7. Tara @ Hobbitsies January 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    OOoh, I’ve heard fabulous and tear jerking things about The Survival Kit. I have a copy, I need to read it ASAP it appears 🙂

  8. Alison (@AlisonCanRead) January 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Great set! Demon Lover sounds great. Jersey Girl sounds cute.
    My IMM

  9. Valia January 9, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Super cool stuff right there! Enjoy!

  10. fishgirl182 January 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    lies beneath looks fun. i haven’t read too many mermaid books to tell the truth but this one looks interesting. i have to read the demon lover, too. my friend read it and really enjoyed it. have fun with all your goodies!

    my imm

  11. Faye January 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    OOh! Looks like you got some good books this week! I’m definitely intrigued by The Demon Lover! Hope that you enjoy reading them all!

    Here’s what I got In My Mailbox this week!


  12. Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea January 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    Lies Beneath looks sooo good, I’ve been eagerly anticipating it!! Great IMM, enjoy these books!

  13. Wendy Darling January 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Ooo, I have the Lies Beneath cover featured on my blog at the moment. The cover is SO pretty! But I’ve been burned before, so fingers crossed…

  14. Lisa O @ The Nocturnal Library January 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I got The Survival Kit in my mailbox too, can’t wait to read it!
    Nice choice of books!

    Lisa O. @ The Nocturnal Library
    Here’s my IMM

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