Sunday, February 12, 2012

In My Mailbox...

Stash from EgmontUSA
I was fortunate to receive some cool books over the last couple of weeks. I was really surprised to get a nice sized package from EgmontUSA. It included Savage Grace by Bree Despain, the last book in the Dark Divine series. I'm looking forward to finishing this trilogy. The second book left off at a big cliffhanger and I can't wait to see how it all ends.

I read the e-galley of Wither and loved it. I'm very happy to have a physical copy of Fever, book two in the series. I'm almost finished reading it and...what can I say, it's a great read: somber, dark and intriguing. I've just peeked at the pages of Cinder. It looks good and I'm fascinated by the cover.


I read The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter a couple of years ago, and if you haven't read it, you need to! It was cover love that drew me in. She was so sweet and kind to send me a signed copy of the hardcover edition. I'm happy to receive an Arc of her next book The Humming Room. I'm not a usual reader of middle grade novels, but if Ellen has written it, I'm in! When I read Insatiable, it was the first book I'd ever read by Meg Cabot. I thought it was YA, but it's an adult book. She jumped on the vampire wagon and did a good job of it, I'd say. Overbite is the sequel and I was stoked to get it. It wasn't clear that there was going to be a follow up book, but I'm sure glad there is.

I went to a writer's conference a couple of weeks ago, and Cassandra Clare was one of the speakers. She talked about what else? The ubiquitous love triangle in YA and how to do it right. She's pretty quirky and a little on the kinky side...lol...I've never read her books, but they've been on my TBR list, so I figured this was as good a time as any to pick them up. I spent money on these and purchased the first trilogy she wrote to get me started.

What did you receive this week?

13 comments:

  1. No kidding!! Good week!!! Cinder is such a great book. I've wanted to read Wither and Fever - they sound great! I'm a new GFC!! :-) Mine: Colorimetry

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  2. GREAT mailbox... I am waiting for Fever and Cinder to come out in paperback... :)

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    Lindsay :)
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  3. I've heard a great deal about Cassandra Clare but haven't read any of her books yet. Do let me know once you have your review for the trilogy up! :) The Humming Room also looks particularly nice. :) Cinder has been receiving a lot of love lately from a number of book bloggers. Enjoy your new reads this week.

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks: http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/imm34-more-book-bargains-and-library-love/

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  4. Great haul! Have lots and lots of fun reading!
    http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-12.html

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  5. Great IMM! I'm going to start Cassandra's books next week!

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  6. Just finished Cinder and The Humming Room...loved Cinder but I wasn't that crazy about The Humming Room...could have been the age group...I just got The Butterfly Clues from Amazon for review...I have all of the Cassandra Clare books and have yet to read any of them...I think I have been reading too many grown up books lately...lol...read the Meg Cabot one...loved it...whew...I am really curious about BZRK...

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  7. im so envious you got to see cassandra claire!! hope you enjoy all your books

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  8. Ooh I really enjoyed the MI series. And The Butterfly Clues looks really good! Great haul!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  9. Great set! Yay for The Mortal Instruments. I can't wait to read The Savage Grace.
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  10. The books by Cassandra Clare are wonderful. I have a copy of City of Glass. Fever is on my wishlist. Enjoy reading!


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  11. I'm slightly jealous you already have Fever; I can't express how much I'm looking forward to reading it! Cassandra Clare is definitely an author you want to check out - which I'm guessing you've already discovered that since you bought 3 of the Mortal Instruments series! They are fabulous and I hope you enjoy them! Great IMM this week; enjoy!

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  12. You got some great books this week!!
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