Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox...

I got a few interesting books in the mail this week. Honestly, I've got a huge stack of books waiting to be read and that doesn't include those on my Nook! I wish I could take a leave of absence from work just to get the pile cut down to size. Oh, the joy that would this is the interesting reads that publishers and an author sent my way...

Little, Brown was gracious enough to send me the paperback edition of The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney. I read this as an ARC and it is quite good. It's inspired by the author's real life experience with rape when she was in college. The Rivals is the hardcover sequel. It's not a sequel in the usual sense of the word because the first book had a firm conclusion. I would call it more of a companion novel. It continues the saga of the main character, Alex Patrick as she pursues further adventures and the pursuit of justice on behalf of other students. Can't wait to get to it.

Harper Teen sent Until I Die, the second book in the Die for Me trilogy. For those not familiar, these books have been called Twilight in Paris--with zombies! But they're not the disgusting, flesh-falling-off-the-bone zombies. They're called revenants and they're hot and sexy! Definitely looking forward to continuing this saga.
Sourcebooks Fire sent me Embrace. They sent two ARCs, so I'll definitely be giving one away. This is an angel story and I'll be honest, when I read that the premise of a book is about angels, I'm a little skeptical. There have just been so many of these books written, I've become a bit weary--but I read them anyway! Lol...I'm hearing good things about this one and the editor wrote such an enthusiastic note-to-the-reader, it really has me anticipating getting into this story. She even said she missed her train stop reading the manuscript, so I can't wait to see if it lives up to the hype! I sure hope so.

I even received a non-fiction political science book called Blacklash by Deneen Borelli. I've heard the author speak on news shows and read her thoughts in newspaper articles. I'm interested in her views as a black conservative who is clearly not a fan of President Obama.

And the cutest of the books is this picture book called The Yippy, Yappy Yorkie in the Green Doggy Sweater by Debbie Macomber and Mary Lou Carney. I didn't even know Macomber wrote children's books, but the inside flap said this is her second picture book collaboration with Carney. Who know?! Macomber even sent along a signed card with a bible verse written on it. Sweet.

So, what came your way to read this week?


  1. That's a great, eclectic bunch of books, love that! Nothing in my mailbox this week but next week, hopefully...

  2. Awww - the Yippy books does indeed look too cute :-)

  3. I loved Mockingbirds. Haven't read Rivals yet though.

  4. Embrace was so good. I loved it. It was awesome. Look for my review later on in the week. Great haul. Love the cover to Until I Die. Come visit me as well.


  5. Great set! I'm so jealous of you for Until I Die. I loved the first book too.
    My IMM

  6. Nice haul! I really want to read The Mockingbirds series someday! And Die For Me is on my TBR list, too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and happy reading!

  7. Awesome books. I'm dying to read Embrace and Until I Die. The covers are so GORGEOUS! Happy Reading!

  8. I can't wait to read Until I Die!!!! I hope you enjoy it :D
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)


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