April 15, 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!
Lots of NetGalley goodies this week! HUZZAH!!
Gilt: The Royal Circle #1 by Katherine Longshore (May 15, 2012 from Viking Juvenile). SIGH. The court of Henry VIII was a vicious, scandalous, secretive, sexy place and I’ve loved reading about it ever since I discovered Philippa Gregory’s books. I’m stoked that this is the first book in a series because I’m ready to get invested in some historical fiction, guys.
Silver by Talia Vance (September 8, 2012 from Flux). Paranormal romance about a girl who thinks she’s been invisible to ALL THE GUYS because she lacks pheromones. OBVS she’s wrong and things are–say it with me now–NOT WHAT THEY SEEM. But it sounds intriguing for sure! There’s soul-binding! And SEKRETS!
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond (September 4, 2012 from Strange Chemistry). YO!! GAH! So this book. It’s about–loosely–the lost colony of Roanoke, guys. THE LOST EFFING COLONY OF ROANOKE. As a history nerd, this whole idea SLAYS ME. How does an entire community of people disappear off the face of the earth?!? HOW?!? (If this was Supernatural, they would have been infected by a demon disease and eventually died.) Ahem. THIS book is less historical fiction and more contemporary romance-mystery. Because 114 people disappeared THEN, and 114 people disappear NOW, and these two kids have to figure out what happened. BOOM.
Thieftaker: Thieftaker Chronicles #1 by D.B. Jackson (July 17, 2012 from Tor). Holy balls, guys. I first heard of this historical fantasy that takes place during the American Revolution (my number 1 history-nerd time period) from The Booksmugglers. And when have THEY never done me a solid? I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how excited I was when I saw this on NetGalley. SERIOUSLY. (FYI, this isn’t a YA book just in case you were wondering.)
(Big kisses to Viking Juvenile, Flux, Strange Chemistry, and Tor for gifting me with these BEAUTS!)
Great week for me, guys! Hope you had equally awesome mailboxes!