May 27, 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 in honor of my Memorial Day Weekend NetGalley BONANZA, during which I will spend this holiday weekend reading ONLY NetGalley titles, I find it appropriate that I have managed to acquire EVEN MORE NetGalley books to add to my near-toppling “pile,” as it were, of e-galleys. This one’s also a little heavy on the middle-grades, friends. Which is SOLID NetGalley-ing.
The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan (December 2012 from Scholastic). YO! This book features the following: a boarding school, a cult with enigmatic leader, a young, troublemaking girl, a charismatic local boy, drama, danger, etc. Also, check out this CREEPTASTIC cover?! THE “I” IN THE TITLE IS AN EFFING BLOODY KNIFE. I’m sold.
Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley (April 12, 2012 from Penguin BFYR). Awww, guys! This one sounds so cute. Also, I’m surprised that this was still ON NetGalley, since it came out last month, but I’ll take it. Because this is a middle grade that I’ve been wanting to read pretty badly. It’s about this quirky town (HOLLA! One of my favorite plot devices) where everyone is…wait for it…remarkable. Except our main character, whose name is Jane Doe. When these two EVIL Grimlet twins (whose name makes me think of an adult beverage I don’t particularly enjoy, so that makes sense) show up in town, shizz hits the fan. AWESOME.
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron (September 1, 2012 from Scholastic). So I’ve made a pledge this year to read more steampunk, because it’s usually not my thing, and this book sounds SOLID. It’s got inheritance troubles, crazy relatives who turn out to be odd geniuses, hot apprentices, spies, and a girl who begins to question her own sanity. WORD.
The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers (September 1, 2012 from Scholastic). THIS middle grade sounds funny and adorable and I’M LOVING IT. Also, I’m loving those fabulous Hot Topic sneakers the kids are wearing on the cover there. I like the vibe I get from those shoes. Because this is the story of a girl who, to pass the time while grounded, decides to write an encyclopedia about herself, and her family, who live with a child who has Autism. And of course, there’s a boy. Looks super cute, friends.
(Mad love for Scholastic and Penguin BFYR for these awesome books!)
Partners in Crime: Sleuth or Dare, #1 by Kim Harrington. I actually bought this for le kindle a week ago, but forgot to include it last week! SAD! Because this middle grade mystery series sounds FUN. Two friends who have to create a fake business for school and decide on a detective agency, which of course becomes REAL. The second book in this series is coming out in the fall, but I can’t wait to get started on this one, guys. MG mysteries, whut whut!!
HUZZAH for the books this week! Hope you guys got AWESOME things too!