October 7, 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! Stacking the Shelves is another weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. They’re both awesome memes and I love meeting all of you through them!
I’m off today to attend Oktoberfest with my family (as in, we create and host our own and it’s basically THE BOMB), but I wanted to share these goodies with you guys!! Because I’m excited.
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (January 8, 2013 from Delacorte). I have to confess that I still have not read Clare Vanderpool’s Newbery Award-winning MOON OVER MANIFEST. But there’s not much in this book that doesn’t sound super to me, and I’m always on the lookout for great middle grades! So, after WWII, there are these two boys at a school in Maine and one of them sounds a little odd. But they become friends and wind up going on this journey on the Appalachian Trail (a portion of which runs through my town) together.
Splintered by A.G. Howard (January 1, 2013 from Amulet Books). I will admit here and now that I’m not the hugest fan of Alice in Wonderland. It was always a little too weird for me. But I can appreciated oddities, friends, and SPLINTERED sounds like it takes the Alice in Wonderland business in a new direction: by keeping it in the family of the girl who inspired Alice from the books, and making her ability to hear flowers and bugs talking to her a curse that runs in her family, all the way down to Alyssa, our MC.
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth. Woot! So excited to have this one, friends, because I’ve been waiting on it for awhile now. It just sounds so twisty and intense and emotional: a story about a guy whose girlfriend dies, only for him to discover a parallel world in which she has not died at all. I’m looking forward to this debut for sure!
The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus #3 by Rick Riordan. Friends, I adore Rick Riordan. His middle grade series about Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythologies are pretty stellar and they have given the world one of the very best heroes in children’s literature, in my opinion: Percy Jackson. This book features the reunion of Percy and his Camp Half-Blood friends, including his gf, Annabeth. The book is humungous–it’s over 600 pages long–but I have no doubt that it’s going to be full of action, heart, and drama.
Hope you guys love what you got in your mailboxes, too!