In My Mailbox (20)

24 Mar

March 25, 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!

Manageable amounts of awesome this week, guys. I can always get behind that! 

FROM NETGALLEY

Book cover for While He Was Away by Karen Schreck

While He Was Away by Karen Schreck (May 15, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire). I know that I’ve run my mouth about how much I love books about or involving military things, so it shouldn’t be too surprising to you all that I was BEYOND excited to get WHILE HE WAS AWAY from NetGalley. It’s about a young girl whose boyfriend goes to Iraq, and she’s left to wonder what will become of him and their relationship…while he’s away (see what I did there?).

Book cover for The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, book 1 by Julie Kagawa (April 24, 2012 from Harlequin Teen). Vamps never say die, friends. I thought that I would be able to live without reading more vampire stories, but then Julie Kagawa comes along and writes what sounds like a post-apocalyptic/dystopian vampire book–told from the POV of a new vamp–about the search for a way to save humanity from bloodsuckers and other beasts. Ok. UNCLE!! I’m in. 

(Sourcebooks Fire & Harlequin Teen get big high-fives for these two books!)

BOUGHT

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors (January 4, 2011 from Walker BFYR). Kindle deal! This one sounds great. I’ve never read anything by Suzanne Selfors, but I like the way this one seems to get all magical realism on things when Alice, the daughter of the Queen of Romance (the author Queen of Romance, not an actual queen), tries to write her mom’s next book after her mom is checked in to a mental hospital. Cupid and Pysche feature prominently, it seems, as Alice starts to wonder if her mom went crazy at all, and if SHE might be next. DUN DUN DUNNN! All sounds good to me. 

Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist (March 20, 2012 from Aladdin). This sounds like a really cute MG book I bought for my kindle. It’s about a young girl who’s kind of awkward. But! Turns out her new glasses that she was dreading getting have some magic powers. Callie, the main character, must then use her new insights to go about stepping out of the background once and for all! Yay! 

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

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15 Responses to “In My Mailbox (20)”

  1. Heidi March 25, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    It took every ounce of willpower I have to be responsible and not request The Immortal Rules on NetGalley. I figure I have too many ARCs already, and I want to hold off on reading this until I finish The Iron Fey series. Loving it so far though, so I’m sure The Immortal Rules will be awesome. Enjoy!

  2. Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby March 25, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    Yay for cute MG!

    Contemporary YA was never really my thing, but lately there have been a few that have caught my eye and While He Was Away is one of them. I can’t wait to see what you think!

    My IMM!

  3. Pocketful of Books March 25, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Ooo Mad Love looks really good! I love the cover! I may have to check out this Kindle deal you speak of….:-) x

  4. April C (@booksandwine) March 25, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I’m with Heidi! It’s taking SO MUCH of my willpower NOT to request Immortal Rules, even though I really really really want it.

    Also? The MG book? SO CUTE LOOKING! I will have to check that one out.

  5. Janiera Eldridge (@LazenBeauty) March 25, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Everyone seem to have Immortal Rules on their list this week! lol Great reads. Enjoy!
    My WoW

  6. beckireads March 25, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Brilliant haul! Love the cover of Mad Love. Hope you enjoy them all.

  7. A. Knight March 25, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    While He Was Away! Immortal Rules! Both look so fabulous, which are you going to read first? And while I didn’t LOVE Mad Love, it’s a good read and I enjoyed the Cupid/Psyche retelling going on. A very cute love story. And Seeing Cinderella has been raking in a lot of praise so I hope you enjoy that one as well!

    Have an amazing reading week!

    Asher

  8. Tanya Patrice March 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    What an awesome week in books! Hope you enjoy them all 🙂 Love the cover for Seeing Cinderella.

  9. reutreads March 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Awesome NetGalley stash! I have yet to read one of the new military “trendy” books but I can’t wait to read them. Happy reading! Here’s my IMM.

  10. Patricia March 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Pretend I just inserted a tumblr “I can see what you did there” image. *grin* I love the sound of that book! Hope you’ll read and review it asap!! 🙂

    Happy Reading,

    Patricia // My IMM

  11. Celine (@CelineNyx) March 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Aww, you got so many cute books! I hope you enjoy them all (:

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
    My IMM

  12. Lisa! (@heylisarenee) March 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Mad Love! You can bet the farm that I bought that on sale for the Kindle. Greek myth retelling on the cheap? WIN.

  13. Sash and Em (@Sash_and_Em) March 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    We got The Immortal Rules too!!

    Our Imm!

  14. Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) March 27, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    I sure did grab The Immortal Rules. Even though I have too many books. I sure did. Yep.

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