In My Mailbox (52) / Stacking the Shelves (7)

18 Nov

in my mailbox stacking the shelvesNovember 18, 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!

Smallish but awesome mailbox this week, friends. It’s just about that time of year when I quit buying things for myself…until I buy myself some Christmas gifts in about a month. It’s an issue.

NETGALLEY

Book cover for Pantomime by Laura Lam

Amazon | Goodreads

Pantomime by Laura Lam (February 5, 2013 from Strange Chemistry). Guys, this book sounds like a story about a freaky fantasy circus. *record scratch* Yeah. I KNOW. High fantasy, with a touch of paranormal (the world used to have chimaera, but they’re gone now), CIRCUS acts, and of course the requisite secrets, dangers, etc. This book sounds SO different and fantastic.

BOUGHT

Book cover for The Six Crowns: Trundle's Quest by Allan Frewin Jones

Trundle’s Quest: The Six Crowns #1 by Allan Jones. (Amazon | Goodreads)

So I first heard about this MG fantasy on the Twitter (HOLLA, Pam!), and realized that it sounds pretty legit. I haven’t read many animal fantasies (apologies, Redwall), but this one has hedgehogs, pirates, danger, and a quest for treasure. Also, a character named Esmerelda, which was my grandfather’s (totally random) nickname for me. Or maybe I was Jasmine and my sister was Esmerelda? Hmmm….Well, either way, it’s a THING. Check out those FLYING PIRATE SHIPS on the cover!!

Book cover for Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

Mean To Be by Lauren Morrill. (Amazon | Goodreads)

I’ve actually read this already and really, REALLY enjoyed it lots. Plus, I feel like this is a really feel-good-looking cover, with Big Ben and the pretty colors. It’s the perfect vibe for this cute story of London + antagonistic but sweet love story. Good times. I’m rereading this one right now real quick before I post my review.

Woot! Hope you guys love your hauls this week!

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10 Responses to “In My Mailbox (52) / Stacking the Shelves (7)”

  1. Becca @ Lost in Thought November 18, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I have a print ARC of Pantomime and I can’t wait to read it. It looks so intriguing and unique! Love the cover too 🙂 Enjoy!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/showcase-sunday-20.html

  2. Brittany November 18, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    YAY for Meant To Be!!! So glad you enjoyed it! I thought it was absolutely adorable 🙂

  3. Kathy Martin November 18, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Nice haul — but I will skip the animal fantasy. I have a prejudice against talking animals. My new books posts are at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Stop by if you get a chance and happy reading!

  4. Luna's Little Library November 18, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    I’ve seen great reviews for Meant to Be, I hope you like it.

  5. Alana @ Dark Obsession Chronicles November 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Meant to be looks good- I’ll have to look into it more. I’ve been branching out from PNR into just plain ‘ole romance. Hope you enjoy your haul!
    Alana’s StS @ Dark Obsession Chronicles

  6. Heidi November 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Oooh, I was curious about Pantomime but didn’t request it because I’m being good and not requesting books by authors I don’t have experience with. Really excited to hear what you think though! Strange Chemistry titles have been very hit or miss for me thus far.

    Also, I approve of hedgehog pirate fantasies. I definitely want to hear how that goes down!

  7. Krystianna November 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Meant to Be sounds really good! I really like the cover too. It’s beautiful and the colors really pop. 🙂

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. kate November 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Great haul, enjoy : )

    my STS and giveaway

  9. April Books & Wine November 19, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Ahahahha I love that we are basically the same person and bought The Six Crowns because of Pam. Good life choice.

    ALSO MEANT TO BE!! AHH! I need to get rid of some books off my shelf and then reward myself by purchasing a copy of that.

    ALSO.

    Pantomine looks too legit to quit. For reals. I love freaky circus books!

  10. picturemereading November 19, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I think Pantomime looks awesome!

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