October 14, 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!
Got a big pile of MGs this week guys and I. AM. STOKED.
A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Guys, I’m pretty jazzed about reading this middle grade, friends. It’s about a young girl living in Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. If the name Guernica sounds familiar to you, maybe that’s because Picasso has a pretty famous painting of the bombing of that town, where the town is basically destroyed and tons of people died. So…there’s that. Also, spies. And a couple of young kids who sound brave and awesome. I’m going to be reviewing and blog touring for this one over on Bookalicious.org in November.
The Invisible Tower: The Otherworld Chronicles #1 by Nils Johnson-Shelton
In which an Arthurian legend-based video game COMES TO LIFE (I KNOW) and a young kid named Artie finds out that he is the modern incarnation of KING ARTHUR. Guys, there are dragons and Excalibur and Merlin in this book.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
This MG about a young Southern girl is kind of right up my alley. I LOVE books set in the South almost as much as I love books set in places that I know, and Moses LoBeau sounds like one of those sassy, smart young girls that I love to cheer on. Also, her bff is named after Dale Earnhardt. LOVE IT.
The Cloak Society by Jeramy Kraatz
Umm, did someone say “elite group of supervillains”? YES PLEASE. This book is about superheroes and the villains they have defeated. That’s right. The MC, Alex, is junior bad guy in The Cloak Society who wants nothing more than to become a grown-up bad guy and use his telekinesis to do bad things. Of course, he befriends a girl from the good side–The Rangers of Justice! God, I love a good league of superheroes–and begins to question everything.
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli
This sounds like a super cute MG contemp about two twins, Jake and Lily, and the summer they turn 11, when they start hanging out with other people and dealing with some things. In a humorous, heartwarming way, though. I know I’ve mentioned before that I love reading about brothers and sisters, so I’m looking forward to this one for sure.
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Friends, give me a book set in a beach town and I’m pretty much in. The fact that this book takes place on Cape Cod is double exciting because I love Cape Cod. It’s so pretty there. This one is about a young girl named Stella who’s living with her Great Aunt while her mother “finds herself” and she befriends a girl there. I’m looking forward to this one, too.
Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt. Guys, I’ve already read this book and adored it and the way it surprised me. So when it was the kindle daily deal yesterday, I snatched it right up. This is one of those YA contemps that is so much more than you think it will be. This cover up here is the paperback cover. Which is ok. But props for the kids actually LOOKING like the main characters, and I think it’s sweet that he’s kissing her head. ANYWAY, read this one, friends.
Velvet by Mary Hooper (November 13, 2012 from Bloomsbury). Victorian historical fiction! This one is about a seamstress in Victorian London (I think) who gets hired by a famous medium. Dangerous things ensue. Sounds good!
Hope you guys love what you got in your mailboxes, too!