In My Mailbox (53) / Stacking the Shelves (8)

24 Nov

in my mailbox stacking the shelvesWeek of November 24, 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!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Got some pretty sweet books this week, and some excellent deals for my kindle, too! HOLLA!


book cover for Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Amazon | Goodreads

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (February 5, 2013 from Roaring Brook Press). I’ve been really looking forward to reading this book from Marcus Sedgwick, despite never having read any of his work so far. Because this one sounds so freaking intriguing: it’s basically the story of these two souls, I guess, who keep finding eachother in different bodies/incarnations throughout time. There’s paranormal biz, romance, family issues and pretty much who knows what else. At least I think MIDWINTERBLOOD is about these things. I don’t know if I could describe it any differently. Thanks, Roaring Brook for the ARC!!!


Book cover for So Close To you by Rachel Carter

So Close To You: So Close To You #1 by Rachel Carter. (Amazon | Goodreads)

Guys, Harper has some pretty awesome e-books on sale over Amazon way right now, and this one is just an example (more to follow, though). For $2.99, I snagged this book about some science experiment gone haywire, disappearing people, time travel, etc. It sounds pretty great, and at that cheapo price? I’ll definitely give it a whirl.

book cover for Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer. (Amazon | Goodreads)

I love stories like this one, friends, about girls (or anyone, for that matter) coming out of their shells. It always leads to several things: One, some heartwarming moments; two, AWKWARDNESS; three, great new experiences and realizations that there are benefits to putting yourself out there. This one sounds cute and fun.

Book cover for Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley. (Amazon | Goodreads)

Friends, Susanna Kearsley is one of those authors whom I’ve read only once, but I really enjoyed (THE WINTER SEA) and have always wanted to read more. As a fan of the Outlander books, I’m not surprised that I’m drawn to these books that combine time travel and historical fiction. MARIANA was the kindle daily deal yesterday, so I snapped it up.

Book cover for Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Sanctum: Guards of the Shadowlands #1 by Sarah Fine. (Amazon | Goodreads)

Ok. Another book that I’m taking a flyer on because, one, it was cheap for my kindle ($3.99), and two, because it sounds INSANELY AWESOME. It’s basically about a girl whose bestie kills herself, and so said girl–Lela–decides that she’s going to go to the gates of hell to save her friend’s soul and encounters some nasty creatures who sound like Hell cops. Friends. This book takes place in Hell. PSH. I’m in.

Woot! Hope you guys love your hauls this week!


10 Responses to “In My Mailbox (53) / Stacking the Shelves (8)”

  1. Bookworm1858 November 25, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    I really enjoyed Smart Girls Get What They Want-a cute fun contemporary with some great female friendships. Hope you like it too!

  2. April Books & Wine November 25, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Ahhh, I am PUMPED UP for Midwinterblood. It just looks like it is going to be AWESOME.

  3. Eden November 25, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Smart Girls Get What They Want was a really fun read! Hope you enjoy it. And I have Sanctum on my TBR pile too — fingers crossed it’s good. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves 🙂

  4. Crystal Grant (@CrystalBookSnob) November 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    YAY for awesomely inexpensive ebooks! I bought Closer to You the other week and I can’t wait to read it! Awesome books this week!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. Tara @ Hobbitsies November 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    OOOOooohh look at you buying books. I can’t wait to see what you think about Smart Girls Get What They Want! I’ve had that and been meaning to read it!

  6. Krystianna November 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    So Close to You sounds really amazing. I may have to check it out sometime. 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of your books this week!

  7. kate November 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Awesome haul, enjoy : )

    my STS and giveaway

  8. megtao November 26, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    I haven’t heard of any of these, so I look forward to your reviews to hear more about them!

  9. Alice in Readerland November 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    ‘Smart Girls Get What They Want’ sounds like such a good read! 🙂 I love your blog, I just followed it!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  10. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) November 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I have Midwinterblood as well, and I’m looking forward to reading it. It sounds pretty darn good to me 😉

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