In My Mailbox (39)

5 Aug

August 5, 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!

Guys, I had a bit of a craptastic week last week, so I decided to soothe my weary self by going on a spree. Hence the mini-splosion of books courtesy of my wallet. I’ve been meaning to buy finished copies of lots of these books and I finally did it. Plus, I got some pretty sweet gems from NetGalley, too! Bad week is instantly BETTER!

NETGALLEY

Book cover for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer: The Lotus War #1 by Jay Kristoff (September 18, 2012 from Thomas Dunne Books). Guys. I’ve been excited about this book for a long while now. I cannot wait to read the story of Yukiko and her dangerous quest and her crumbling world–a Japanese-based fantasy-punk kind of place. Also: CHECK THAT SLEEVE TATTOO. Dying.

Book cover for The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince: Call of the Forgotten #1 by Julie Kagawa (October 23, 2012 from Harlequin Teen). Obviously I would be right on top of this one, guys. It’s the first book in the companion series to The Iron Fey, my favorite fairy series of ever. This one is about Meghan’s brother, Ethan. Who, if you’ve read those books, was a basically a toddler the last time we saw him. Ahem. Not a toddler anymore. And now he’s getting into some fae shenanigans himself. I can’t wait to read this one.

Book cover for The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges

The Unfailing Light: The Katerina Trilogy #2 by Robin Bridges (October 9, 2012 from Random House Children’s). Guys, I enjoyed THE GATHERING STORM, the first book in this historical paranormal set in tsarist Russia because, one, I love historical paranormals. Two, the Romanovs are one of my many geek-gasm topics. I was a little confused by the story, but I’m looking forward to the second book nonetheless. I need to know what happens to Katiya and George!

(THANKS MUCHLY to St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne, Harlequin Teen, and Random House for these awesome books!)

BOUGHT

The Demon King: Seven Realms #1 by Cinda Williams Chima. Friends, Cinda Williams Chima’s fantasy series is LEGIT. I have copies of the other two books in this series–THE EXILED QUEEN and THE GRAY WOLF THRONE–but I read this first one after checking it out of my library. I need it, though. And now I have it. HUZZAH! (PS. Read these. They’re super.)

Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles #1 by Marissa MeyerAnother book that I loved to bits and pieces, but didn’t have a finished copy of. CINDER was outstanding. One of my favorite books of this year. I love the world and the characters and EVERYTHING. I can’t wait for SCARLET!

Legend: Legend #1 by Marie Lu. It seems a crime that I didn’t have a finished copy of LEGEND, right? I mean, I’ve sung its praises far and wide, and was salivating at the prospect of getting a copy of PRODIGY, book 2, at BEA this year. Alas, when you are broke, some things have to take a back seat, and so I was never able to buy a copy of LEGEND for myself until now. Woot!

The Waiting Sky by Lara ZielinI’m sorry, did you say storm chasers? I’m in. I’m in! And what’s that? Tornadoes, did you say? Alright, alright, I SAID I was in!! No need to try to convince me any more! Oh, plus there’s brother/sister drama and a little romance on the side? Wow. That’s a lot of awesome in one book.

The Luxe, Envy, Rumors: The Luxe #1-3 by Anna GodbersenSo here’s the deal: These books are just soapy, dramatic fun. I liked them quite a bit, and I have the fourth one, SPLENDOR, but I didn’t have the first three. I love historical fiction books, and this series, set in turn-of-the-century (that would be the 20th century) New York, is a good time.

I’m so excited for the books I got this week! Hope you guys love what you got in your mailboxes, too!

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9 Responses to “In My Mailbox (39)”

  1. reutreads August 5, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Hope this week will be a bit better 🙂 I loved Legend as well and The Luxe books are super fun. I love the 1800’s New York vibes!

    Happy reading!

  2. Tara @ Hobbitsies August 5, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    WAHH tell me all about your craptastic week so I can grr with you!

    LOTSS OF AWESOMENESS RIGHT THERE. Also what the eff why can’t I find THE UNFAILING LIGHT on NetGalley *pokepokepokebrokensite* LALALA MY COPY OF THE WAITING SKY NEEDS TO ARRIVE ASAP

    I love capslock!

  3. Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best August 5, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    WOW, you got some awesomeness this week! I have all the Luxe books but I haven’t read them; now maybe I should! I lOVE the love for The Unfailing Light!

    ~Kailia @ Reading the Best

  4. Jen August 5, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    omg OMG. I want The Waiting Sky like I want oxygen. There are not NEARLY enough books about tornadoes and storm chasers and ALL THOSE THINGS. I am anxiously awaiting your thoughts on this here book.

  5. megtao August 5, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    I’m always happy when I see someone talking about Cinder. It’s a total must-have on any YA reader’s bookshelf. ^_^

  6. Lisa August 5, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    The Lost Prince! I’ve got all my fingers crossed for acceptance for that one! I NEEDS IT.

    THE LUXE SERIES. Oh man, I adore those things. Of course you do too because we are the same, but I just wanted to affirm it. The dramarama of rich and beautiful teenagers in turn of century New York? I MEAN REALLY.

  7. Randi M August 6, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Barnes & Noble is my retail therapy location of choice, so I can totally relate! 🙂 Yay for Stormdancer! I can’t wait to read that one (and yes. EPIC sleeve!). And yay for Cinder!!! Great haul. 🙂

  8. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) August 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I cannot wait to read Stormdancer! It sounds AWESOME. Plus, much love for Cinder!! ❤

  9. April Books & Wine August 8, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    I can’t find The Unfailing Light on Netgalley either. Wahhhhhh.

    Also? I totally need to read Legend like yesterday.

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