Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox (25)

In My Mailbox (IMM) was started by The Story Siren a few years back, and is a great way for bloggers to give the books they are reading (or are planning to read) a quick mention.  Since I never actually posted this last week, I've added the new stuff, and tweaked this, so now it includes two weeks!

By Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Source: ARC/Southern ARC Tours
When this came in the mail last Saturday, I could not have been more thrilled!  I dropped everything I was reading and started it right away.  It is an amazing conclusion to the Curse Workers trilogy, and I am so excited to post my gushfest of a review in a couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!

By Kim Purcell
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Publication Date: February 16th, 2012
Source: Library
I've been eagerly awaiting this book, and was so excited when I saw that my library was getting it.  I'm kind of a sucker for books about social issues, and the sex-trafficking industry is a big one right now.

By Avery Williams
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012
Source: Library
You just have to read the synopsis... This book looks really good! Alchemy has always been a fascinating subject to me, and this puts a nice little spin on it.  Also, I love to show support for debut authors.

By R.L. LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Source: ARC/NetGalley
I'm sure I will see this title on a lot of IMMs this week.  I've been hoping for an advance copy of this, and then I got an invite from NetGalley to download it.  Yippee!  I'm not typically a fan of Historical Fiction, but this looks really good.

By Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf BFYR
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Source: ARC/NetGalley
This book is about a girl with an eating disorder and since I go for the stuff about social issues, this one's on my list as well...

By Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 24th, 2012
Source: ARC/NetGalley
This is one of my most eagerly awaited debuts of 2012.  I'm not a ginormous fan of Contemporary Fiction, but I've read a bunch of really good stuff within the genre letely, so I'm optimistic.  This looks great!

By Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: June 19th, 2012
Source: ARC/NetGalley
I'm beyond excited for this book.  ALL of the advance buzz about this book has been glowing! My expectations are high, but I have a really good feeling about this one exceeding them.  Also, it is written from a male POV, which is so rare in YA.

By Sophie Littlefield
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 11th, s012
Source: ARC/NetGalley
Wow.  This looks amazing.  I hadn't heard anything about it before I saw it on NetGalley, but Delacorte never seems to let me down.  I was sold after I read the synopsis.  It's going to be hard for me to keep this in its place on my ARC schedule, and wait until July or August to read it.

By Mark Frost
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
Source: ARC/NetGalley
Goodreads Synopsis
When I was in HS, Twin Peaks was my favorite show.  I watched it religiously, and was one of the legion of fans who were absolutely devastated when it ended after two seasons. The brilliant Mark Frost was one of the writers, so it should go without saying that I will read any  YA book he writes.  I'm REALLY excited for this one!
When the Sea is Rising Red
By Cat Hellisen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux BYR
Publication Date: February 28th, 2012
Source: Purchase
Goodreads Synopsis
This was my Waiting on Wednesday post a couple of months ago.  The whole vampire craze long ago began to get on my nerves (and I'm an old-school vampire lover- like Anne Rice), but this looks like such a fresh take on the whole sub-genre.  I'm intrigued.  Also, the cover rules.

By Alex Flinn
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 14th, 2012
Source: Purchase
Goodreads Synopsis
I haven't actually read Alex Flinn's other books, Beastly and Cloaked, but my daughter has, and she loved them.  I purchased this for her, but after reading the synopsis and ogling the GORGEOUS cover, I am definitely reading it first.  I love me a good Fairy Tale Retelling, and this one sound superb!


  1. I just started reading (well listening to) the Curse Workers series and I'm really loving them!! I'm excited to see where the series goes :) Bewitching looks seriously AMAZING! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Awesome haul, enjoy! :)

  2. Waiting (im)patiently for your reviews of Bewitching and When the Sea is Rising Red, I'm still debating if I want to read them or not. XD

    But I'm dying to read The Alchemy of Forever!

    Happy Sunday. ^^

    Here's my IMM. ♥

  3. Yay, Black Heart! You have a pretty good list, there!

  4. I have been looking at Bewitching a lot too and can't wait to see what you think! I haven't read Beastly but loved Kendra's character in the movie. She was probably all I really liked about the movie lol. Hearing her story sounds so great =). Hope you enjoy!

    Chels @ Chels and a Book

  5. oh wow! look at all these awesome books! so many of these i want to read too! and yay for some fab netgalley grabs! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

  6. Ooh, so many great books! I really need to start reading the Curse Workers series. The Alchemy of Forever looks incredible too, so I really must get to that soon! Enjoy all of them!

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  7. Oh my gosh. I so badly want to read Something Like Normal. I can't wait to read it. Awesome IMM.

    Enjoy and happy reading.

  8. I enjoyed Grave Mercy. Trafficked sounds like an interesting read. Definitely looking forward to your reviews on these books. Happy reading!

    My IMM

  9. Okay, Karis, I've read a few of these and LOVED them: The Alchemy of Forever and Bewitching were great but I especially loved When the Sea Is Rising Red and Grave Mercy...I hope you love them at least half as much as I love them! Also I was lucky enough to receive Something Like Normal from NetGalley this week as well. I always think I need to control my NetGalley urges and then they put a bunch of wonderful things up at once and I can't help but click, click, click!

    GREAT stuff you got this week, Karis! I hope you enjoy every single bit of it!!

  10. What a great looking haul! I must check out some of the books...

    Thanks for sharing!


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