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!
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?).
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!)
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!!