In My Mailbox (33)

24 Jun

June 24, 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!

Whew! Guys, I got lots of packages this week. Some of them were gifts from exceedingly awesome folks. Others were gifts from my exceedingly awesome wallet. (And by awesome I mean simply that I love it and am sorry for constantly abusing it, not that it’s, like, BURSTING with ca$h.) Plus a few NetGalley books, because I’m a NG whore. No secrets there. 


Book cover for League of Strays by L.B. Schulman

League of Strays  by L.B. Schulman (October 1, 2012 from Amulet Books). This one has been on my radar forever, and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with superheroes, which, I must admit, is my first thought whenever I see the word “league.” Nope, this book is about a group of outcasts at a high school who take some revenge on bullies, and a girl who starts to have some misgivings about vengeance. It sounds SUPER.

Book cover for Dualed by Elise Chapman

Dualed: Dualed #1 by Elise Chapman (February 26, 2013 from Random House). Guys, I have a feeling we’re going to be hearing LOTS about this book, a dystopian about a society where two copies of each person exists–an alt–and coming of age consists of those two clones doing battle to the death. FOR REALZ.

Book cover for Confessions of an Angry Girl

Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rossett (August 28, 2012 from Harlequin). A contemp about a young girl who’s dad has just died who also has some EPIC anger issues. This one sounds great, mostly because Rose sounds like a girl who is kind of living without any care for much, and THAT makes for some great drama, friends.

(Thanks to Amulet, Random House, and Harlequin for these lovelies!)



The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle #2 by Patrick Rothfuss. Because OBVIOUSLY. I finished the first book, THE NAME OF THE WIND, last week and started listening to this audiobook that same afternoon. But since I have a hardcopy of the first book, I needed a hardcopy of the second, hence this gorgeous hardcover on my list. Kvothe is the studliest stud there is. 

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I love me some Dessen, guys, but there are still quite a few of her books I haven’t read. This is one of them. Now that the paperbacks are so GORGEOUS, I figured I’d give this one a go. Because it’s got music in it. And it’s purple.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. Now THIS book is one of the Dessen’s I HAVE read, and it’s just as good as everyone says it is. PLUS, this is, BY FAR, my favorite of the new covers. I LOVE turquoise, as a color and as a stone, so my eye goes right to this cover. Also, WES.

Something Like Normal by Trish DollerSo first of all, this book is amazing. Travis and Harper are damaged and smoldery and awesome. Plus, it’s got that military angle that just GETS ME. Second of all, the actual hardcopy of this book is kind of tiny in a totally adorable way (it’s  a smaller trim size than the Dessen paperbacks). So that’s two good reasons you should both buy and read this book.

Tokyo Heist by Diana RennThis gem came from the always fabulous Lisa from Lisa is Busy Nerding and the Debut Author Challenge ARC Tours. HOLLA to Lisa, and to Diana Renn, who wrote a book about Japan AND thievery. I just started this one today and it’s already got its hooks in me!

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh (October 9, 2012 from Hyperion Childrens)GUYS. I have Heidi from Bunbury in the Stacks to thank for this, and THANK HER I DO. One, she’s awesome. Two, this book sounds awesome. It’s about a  young boy dwarf who is basically imprisoned in the court of the Spanish Infanta, and escapes only to be dragged around Europe as a prisoner of someone else. It’s a historical fiction…wait for it…BASED ON REAL HISTORICAL PEOPLE. I can’t even deal with that shizz. This book sounds so amazing.

  Thanks SO MUCH to Lisa and Heidi and my wallet for these killer books! I hope you guys got some awesome stuff in your mailboxes this week!

13 Responses to “In My Mailbox (33)”

  1. Pocketful of Books (@PocketfulofBook) June 24, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Oooo I still really need to read ‘The Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss. All I ever hear are amazing things about it! x

  2. megtao June 24, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Dualed and Tokyo Heist both sound super awesome. Can’t wait to read your reviews on them!

  3. Adriana C June 24, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Great haul! I need to read soon The Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss.
    Happy reading.
    My IMM

  4. YA Book Queen June 24, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Ooh, Dualed! This Lullaby is really good, and glad you enjoyed TTAF – that’s my favorite Dessen book 🙂

    Happy reading!

  5. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know June 24, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Good picks this week! New to your blog! Check out my Mailbox.

  6. Heidi June 24, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    YAY! I can’t believe Jepp got there already! I’m so happy it made it safely. I’ve been so paranoid since the last time I sent someone a package it never arrived. =D


    SO EXCITED YOU LOVE KVOTHE. I kind of feel like me reading about Jamie and you reading about Kvothe at the same time is a total red head trade off, and I love it. Also Dualed looks so freaking awesome I know I’m going to be reading it MONTHS before it actually comes out. Next year? Not likely.

  7. beckireads June 24, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Looks like you’ve got a great haul with some interetsing books. I hope you enjoy reading them all.

  8. Brittany June 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Dualed looks sooo good! But sadly NetGalley denied my request 😦 Twice…. lol

  9. Filia Libri June 24, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Oh, you got The Wise Man’s Fear! Loved that book and hope you’ll enjoy it too 😉

    Happy Reading!
    Filia @ Anima Libri – Booksoul

    My IMM

  10. Sophie (So Many Books, So Little Time) June 24, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I love Sarah Dessen so much! The Truth About Forever is my favourite of hers, but I lvoe This Lullaby too. I’ve been emaning to get my hands on Something Like Normal for ages!

  11. Mandy @The Romance Bookie June 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Sarah Dessen is one of my absolute favorites! I’ve read them all now, and they were all beautiful, so enjoy! 🙂
    Here’s my IMM:

  12. Kristilyn June 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Great books! Dualed looks AMAZING! As does Confessions of an Angry Girl … And so many great Sarah Dessen novels!

    Enjoy all your reading. 🙂

  13. April C (@booksandwine) June 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Jepp was my number one wanted book at BEA and I was so so excited when I managed to score it.

    AND OMG KVOTHE FOREVA. I love love love love that series and am so pumped to see my friends loving it. YAY ROTHFUSS LOVE!!!!

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