In My Mailbox (29)

27 May

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. 

FROM NETGALLEY

Book cover for The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan

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.

Book cover for Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley

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.

Book cover for The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

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. 

Book cover for The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers

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!)

 BOUGHT

Book cover for Partners in Crime by Kim Harrington

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! 

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9 Responses to “In My Mailbox (29)”

  1. Heidi May 27, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    FIRST!

    I totally missed The Dark Unwinding on NetGalley! I already have too many books for that time period anyway, and am hoping to maybe fit it into my BEA schedule, but still. I hope it’s good. I get so wary of steampunk, because so little of it is actually good, but when it is good it is AWESOME like All Men of Genius or the Leviathan trilogy (both of which you should check out if you’re trying to read more steampunk because get this–both of them star girls masquerading as boys!!!).

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Sleuth or Dare! I think it looks so cute, and I haven’t read any Kim Harrington yet, but want to read ALL THE BOOKS. Particularly this MG title.

  2. Pocketful of Books (@PocketfulofBook) May 27, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    I haven’t heard of any of these but I will definitely be checking a few out! Sleuth or dare looks fun and cute! Hope you enjoy them x

  3. April C (@booksandwine) May 27, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Holy crap. I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR SCHOLASTIC APPROVALS! Why don’t they like me? WAHHHHH.

    That stated, holy moly all of these books look good, especially Remarkable, cuz let’s be real, middle grade is THE BEST!

  4. Mandy @The Romance Bookie May 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    The Encyclopedia of Me sounds really cute! And I really like the cover for Remarkable!!

    Here’s my IMM: 🙂
    http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/2012/05/imm-6.html

  5. Monster Of Books (@littleneko) May 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Hahaha you hit the jack pot this week ^_^ The Dark Unwinding looks really good 😄
    I hope you enjoy all your books this week. Happy Reading

    Maura@monsterofbooks.blogspot.com

  6. Alison May 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Remarkable sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it! MG books are always fun to read.

  7. Mel @thedailyprohecy May 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    The dark unwinding looks great! 😀

    Happy reading!
    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-sunday-4.html

  8. Zakiya LadyWings May 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Those all look like some really great books! I hope you enjoy all of them! Now following you on Twitter (@walkinginsects). Check out what I got this week!

  9. Kristin May 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Nice list of books! The Encyclopedia of Me looks like a cute book. I will have to check it out.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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