In My Mailbox (50) / Stacking the Shelves (5)

27 Oct

in my mailbox stacking the shelvesOctober 28, 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!

Guys, Penguin had a blowout of awesome things on NetGalley this week and I was unable to resist. PLUS, I got some pretty sweet books in the mail, too. But honestly? I fell off the NetGalley wagon DOUBLE HARD. Please don’t judge. I have a problem.


book cover for obsidian mirror by catherine fisher

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The Obsidian Mirror: Chronoptika #1 by Catherine Fisher (April 23, 2013 from Dial). I’ve read and enjoyed–although not loved–Catherine Fisher’s Incarceron series. But this new one from her, about a time-traveling mirror and a manor house full of secrets and a murder, sounds pretty legit.

book cover for Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

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Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (March 7, 2013 from Putnam Juvenile). Dystopian that takes place in New Orleans, where there have been tons of hurricanes and disease, and so the whole area is quarantined from the rest of the US. The people left live according to blood type, and the main character has a baby (not hers, but still) to take care of. Sounds REALLY interesting.

book cover for the art of wishing by Lindsay ribar

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The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (March 21, 2013 from Dial). Umm, I had no idea until today that Lindsay Ribar is from New Jersey. HOLLA, HOMEGIRL!! Your book sounds super! This debut contemp/light fantasy has been on my radar for a little while, understandably because it is about a girl who comes into possession of a genie’s lamp and winds up falling for said genie, who is on the run from some baddies.

book cover for how to lead a life of crime by Kirsten Miller

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How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (February 1, 2013 from Razorbill). Story about a school in NYC that trains teenage criminals to be exceptional criminals. To what end, I have no idea, but STOP IT.

the ruining by Anna Collamore

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The Ruining by Anna Collamore (February 7, 2013 from Razorbill). This one sounds good and creepy friends. It’s about a young girl who goes to start over as a nanny for a family, and weird things start happening to her. Sounds like a good old psychological thriller. I’m in.

book cover for the sweet revenge of celia door by karen finneyfrock

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The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock (February 21, 2013 from Viking Children’s). Yes, please, to this contemp about a broody, punk chick who starts high school looking to get back at some mean girls, but sees her plans put to the test by the new boy in town. Sounds great, PLUS another 2013 debut!

book cover for paper valentine by brenna yovanoff

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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff (January 8, 2013 from Razorbill). I still haven’t read Brenna Yovanoff’s first two books, but this one sounds pretty chilling and dark. There’s ghosts and murders and a trouble-making boy with a soft spot for our main character, it seems. Plus, that cover is PRETTY.

book cover for a tangle of knots by lisa graff

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A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (February 12, 2013 from Philomel). YAY, magicky middle grade!! The people in this world each have a Talent (honestly, it sounds like the graces in GRACELING, but lighter), and Cady, the main character AND ORPHAN has a Talent for BAKING. I can’t even.


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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (February 5, 2013 from Feiwel & Friends). Guys, CINDER was one of the best books I’ve read this year. The world is amazing, the characters are top-notch, and the cleverness and creativity is super. To say that I am dying to read SCARLET, book number 2, is an understatement.

Mucho thanks to Tara from Hobbitsies for sharing the goods, and to Jen from Makeshift Bookmark for passing it along!

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The Lost Prince: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1 by Julie Kagawa. Actually just finished reading this one from NetGalley. Friends, Julie Kagawa is special. Her fairy books aren’t like anyone else’s. I’ve read other fairy books that were good, but hers really are the best. Ethan’s story is really enjoyable and dramatic.

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The Crimson Crown: Seven Realms #4 by Cinda Williams Chima. AHHH I DIE! I can’t wait to read this book, even if it is the last in the series. Han and Raisa are such great characters with lots of intensity, and I think things are going to get a little bit worse for them in this book before they get better (better obviously being some kind of happily ever after/sexytimes).

SO STOKED! Hope you guys love your hauls this week!


5 Responses to “In My Mailbox (50) / Stacking the Shelves (5)”

  1. Naomi H (@NomisPP) October 28, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    What a big haul you have this week!! You will be busy. I have wanted to read Paper Valentine for a while and I have a copy of The Lost Prince from NetGalley which I still haven’t read!!

    Here’s My StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Tara @ Hobbitsies October 28, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    ALL THE NETGALLEY BOOKS. Also, YAAAAYY I’m glad Scarlet arrived 🙂 Hope you enjoy!!

  3. picturemereading October 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I am so jealous you are already reading Scarlet 🙂 Orleans sounds really cool!

  4. Valentina October 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Orleans looks fabulous 🙂

  5. Lisa October 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    The Ruining sounds AMAZE. Mysterious things!

    Also can I just tell you how much I love reading WHY you want to read the books? Not nearly enough people do that.

    GO AMY.

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