In My Mailbox (32)

17 Jun

June 17, 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!

Happy Father’s Day, guys! I’m hoping that, in honor of Father’s Day, these books feature some excellent dads/father figures, but we’ll have to see. At least I KNOW for a fact that one of them does, and isn’t that the best news? I love great dads, and sometimes we don’t see too many of them in the books we read. I’ve got my fingers crossed for this lot: Mostly middle grades, and one STELLAR 2012 YA debut. 

BOUGHT & GIFTED

 Kepler’s Dream by Juliet Bell. I got a package of MG AWESOME this week from Pam, and it made me soooo excited! All of these books sound so good, KEPLER’S DREAM included. It’s about a young girl with a sick mom who goes to live with her wackadoo grandmother. It sounds really touching and wonderful. Can’t wait to read it.

Tracing Stars by Erin E. MoultonAnother contemporary MG featuring two very different sisters, a pet lobster, The Sound of Music, and a boy named Owen (I LOVE that name).

Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg #1 by Geoff Rodkey. HOLY EFFING CRAP, guys. This MG sounds off the chain. It’s got PIRATES, for crying out loud! And a young boy who’s had a crazy, adventurous life, which gets markedly WORSE when someone tries to kill him. WOW. Yes, please.

My Life Next Door by Huntley FitzpatrickGuys, I read this one just last week from NetGalley and honestly? It was awesome. There have been an INSANE number of excellent contemps so far this year, guys, and we’re only half-way through it! This was as good a debut as you’ll likely find, AND it features that awesome dad I mentioned up top there. My review for this one is coming up this week. Preview: both thumbs WAY UP.

 Thanks SO MUCH to Pam for these super middle-grade books! I hope you guys got some awesome stuff in your mailboxes this week!

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5 Responses to “In My Mailbox (32)”

  1. reutreads June 17, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    I really can’t wait for your review of My Life Next Door. Seriously? I’ve been waiting for that book since October 2011. Dial only made it available to US reviewers. IDK why, they suck sometimes.

    Happy reading! My Book Haul will be up later today.

    • Kristilyn June 17, 2012 at 12:16 am #

      That sucks it was only available to US readers!

  2. Kristilyn June 17, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    I can’t wait to read My Life Next Door! I was in the bookstore on Thursday, after seeing on Goodreads that it was released that day, but they didn’t have it! I went online and saw that it’s released on the 19th … not sure if that’s just in Canada or what. Anyway, I was bummed I couldn’t get it. After reading your post, I immediately checked out NetGalley and they don’t have it anymore either!

    Looks like I’ll have to make an emergency Book Depository purchase!

    Have fun reading! 🙂

  3. megtao June 17, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Haven’t heard of any of these, so I’m looking forward to your reviews to learn more about them!

  4. beckireads June 17, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    It looks like you’ve got some brilliant books – I hope you enjoy reading them 🙂

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