In My Mailbox (19)

17 Mar

March 18, 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!

SO MUCH AWESOME in the mailbox this week, guys. In a nutshell, there was some of this: !@$%$@!!@&$#!. And there was some of this: !!!!!!!!!!!!SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!. Also this: *happy dance* *flail*. Maybe for the same book(s). I admit nothing.


Book cover for Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (June 19, 2012 from Bloomsbury Children’s). This might have been one of the books for which there was MUCH ADO when I got my approval email from Bloomsbury. There was screaming, squeeing, clapping, shouting, etc. I’m STOKED about this book, guys. Confession: I LOVE war stories. I LOVE things about the military. I’m fascinated by PTSD. I don’t know if I could explain why any of these things appeal to me or interest me. But this book–about a young Iraq War veteran coming home and trying to deal–has been on my radar for a long time, and I have literally heard ONLY great things. WOOT!!

Book cover for Burn by Heath Gibson

Burn by Heath Gibson (August 8, 2012 from Flux). I can’t resist stories about firefighters or cops; this book has the former. I can’t resist stories that take place in the South; BURN is set in Alabama. And I can’t resist main characters who are coping with expectations, family issues, and redemption; this book seems to have all of those things, too. I’m in!

Book cover for Narc by Crissa-Jean Chappell

Narc by Crissa-Jean Chappell (August 8, 2012 from Flux). More contemporary goodness, guys! This one is about a kid in Miami who avoids jail time by becoming a narc for the cops, who are looking for a dealer who’s selling to local high school kids. DRAMZ!!

Book cover for Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin

Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin (September 25, 2012 from Random House BFYR). Guys, this one sounds like a LEGIT dystopian/science fiction mash-up, what with the seriously damaged future society and the time travel TO THE EIGHTIES and whatnot. Sounds action-packed and awesome.

Book cover for Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein (May 15, 2012 from Entangled Publishing). I’ve already hinted at how cute and fun I think PRETTY AMY sounds, guys, so I was JAZZED to get it from NetGalley. It’s about a prom gone awry (we’re talking JAIL TIME here), and the things our girl, Amy, has to go through in the aftermath. It just sounds adorable, and I can’t wait to read it!

(Huge, major THANKS! to Random House BFYR, Flux, Bloomsbury Children’s, and Entangled Publishing for these pretties!)


Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins, Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, Oh My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

Oh. My. Gods (Oh. My. Gods #1) by Tera Lynn Childs

The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter

Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder

HOLLA at ALL of these library books, guys. ALL OF THEM. Seriously: IS there a dud in that pile? (That’s rhetorical, but feel free to tell me what’s up in the comments!)

That’s it for me this week, guys! Hope your mailboxes were FANTASTIC!!

13 Responses to “In My Mailbox (19)”

  1. Tara @ Hobbitsies March 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Wow, your library is FAST I can’t believe they have Spell Bound already! ALSO OMGG ALLY CARTER YAY

    • trippingbooks March 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      Oh, trust me, they’re usually WAY slower! I was surprised myself! This is the quickest a new book has been circulating there in FOREVER.
      I’m SO excited about Cross My Heart, too!!

  2. Janiera Eldridge (@LazenBeauty) March 18, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Burn and Yesterday sounds awesome! Excellent haul!
    Janiera @This is From my Heart

  3. Robyn @ Robolobolyn's Universe March 18, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    You got so many great reads this week! Something Like Normal and Pretty Amy have been on my radar for a while, but I’ve never seen Narc before. I’ll have to check it out though, because it looks like it would be a great read!

    My IMM –

  4. myragarcesbacsal March 18, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Hi there, Amy – a huge hooray indeed for libraries! I noted that you borrowed first books in the series – I have a different strategy altogether. I usually borrow the first three or four books in the series and finish them at one go. Right now, I am deeply in the throes of Prentisstown in the Chaos Walking Trilogy (I’m in Book 2 now, The Ask and the Answer) – and enjoying it thoroughly. I do manage to sneak in other titles every now and again, multitasking is the word.

    Here’s mine over at GatheringBooks:

  5. Heidi March 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    So…I was interested in ALL of the NetGalley books, but didn’t request any of them because I’m trying to be responsible in my requests and not overwhelm things. Excited to hear how you like them though! OMG I am SO jealous of your Spell Bound. My library hasn’t even ORDERED it yet, and I want to strangle somebody. I check the catalog literally 3-5 times a day. Even on Sundays.

  6. Alison (@AlisonCanRead) March 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Great set! So cool that you got Spell Bound. Something Like Normal sounds interesting.
    My IMM

  7. ashleecowles March 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Something Like Normal is definitely a book I will be reading. I write YA fiction from the perspective of a military brat, but the thought of a novel from the perspective of a young veteran gives me goosebumps!

  8. Jo Jones March 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Great group of books. I managed to get out of the library this week with only one book. Maybe my TBR pile can shrink.

  9. Alison March 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Under the Never Sky sounds pretty good and everyone seems to love it. Hope you enjoy it. Happy reading.

  10. Danielle Chapman March 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Ooooh! Looks like you got some yummy books this week!

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. thecodenameblue March 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    OMG YOU GOT SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL?! I’ve heard nothing but good reviews! Omg. Let me join you in the squealing. SQUEEEE~~~~ asdfghjklskmdnfkhvbknXgfo7!@#$%^&*

    Okay, sorry. I got pretty excited for you myself. Your other books look amazing as well! Hope you enjoy them!!

  12. A. Knight March 19, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Something Like Normal – we had nearly the same reaction! 😀 And, oh gosh, YOUR LIBRARY STASH. Apart from Under the Never Sky and Poison Study, which I already read, these are ALL ON MY TBR AND GODS, I WANT TO READ THESE SO BAD. Spell Bound?!? *rubs eyes* Is this… for real?! *slaps cheeks* I have to wake up. Now. I need to…

    Have an amazing reading week!


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