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 totally forgot that there were books I had to share with you all last week! Ooops!
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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (March 26, 2013 from Bloomsbury).
I can’t think of a book that’s been getting more buzz on the tweets and the posts and EVERYWHERE lately. It sounds really angsty and emotional and heavy, and I’m in the mood for those kind of contemps around now. I was so excited to get this one–thanks Atria!
Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn (January 1, 2013 from Scholastic). I’m totally intrigued by this one, friends. It’s a historical fiction/mystery about these two secret daughters of Dr. Frankenstein who take up their father’s legacy and get caught up in this love triangle (tiny ugh…sisters competing for a guy = discomfiting, but whatever). There’s a serial killer and experiments and a really awesome-sounding gothic vibe about it.
The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman (January 1, 2013 from Scholastic). Whooo Hooo! A 2013 debut! Even cooler, this is a 2013 debut about both a culture and a time period that are lacking in YA: Asian immigrants to the US in the early 20th century. I know. Sounds a little specific. But still: This story about a Chinese girl born under a bad sign who has to deal with some tough things, not the least of which involve a boy she falls in love with. Sounds GOOD.
Kissing Under the Mistletoe: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel Series #1 by Marina Adair. I saw this cutie-pie contemporary ADULT romance all over twitter a little while ago, thanks to April and Allison. Plus, it was super cheap for my kindle and Christmasy. I’m going to read this one hopefully BEFORE the holiday because it sounds like a good, happy-making book. GOOD TIMES.
An Echo in the Bone: Outlander #7 by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter. Actually already listening to this one. It’s so good. Not the best Outlander book based on what I’ve listened to so far, but it’s OUTLANDER. I’m totally invested. And the narrator, Davina Porter, is AMAZING. I’m going to be listening to LOTS more of her books.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, narrated by Claire Danes. Sadly, I’ve never read this book, even though my mom has been pushing it on me for years. There’s too many books, guys!! So when I saw that Claire Danes read the audiobook, and that it was one of Audible’s best audiobooks of the year, I knew I had to give it a go.
That’s my mailbox for the last TWO weeks, friends! I hope you all got some great things, too!