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In My Mailbox (20)


So it looks like I'm back to doing IMMs on Sunday. o_O

Information on In My Mailbox can be found here.
 Credit for this meme: Kristi @ The Story Siren

I'd also just like to note that Kristi's IMM vlogs are what inspired me to start my blog.
She made it look like so much fun! And now I know why.



Free Ebook(s)


"A Midsummer's Nightmare? Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and..." (Finish reading at Goodreads)

I ADORE Puck. I may have been rooting for Ash the entire time, but that was because I secretly wanted Puck all to myself. Meghan and Ash are great together. Meghan can have Mr. Tall, Dark, and Brooding, while I get swept away by my favorite prankster. I WANT to be in his head, read his narration. I'm expecting to laugh a great deal.


Review Request(s)


"Enter a world of fierce wolves, exhilarating magic and romance...

Existing in the shadows of our world are supernatural races; children blessed by the ancient Greek gods with unimaginable gifts, and at present they are..." (Finish reading at Goodreads)

I'm not going to lie - I'm intrigued and curious about this novel. It sounds fantastic! Dark magic, and an epic on-going war taking place, a heroine with a questionable and significant past. I live for this kind of stuff! I can't wait to see what Samantha has cooked up.

Vampire Free Style by Jenika Ioffreda

"...A cat that was able to speak with stars.
...A witch boy who was learning to fly.
...An ancient necklace.
...A Prince who lost his Princess.
... A vampire looking for his memories.
...An endless love.
The most tender tale told from the roof of a city."

I'm a tad skeptical about reviewing these, because they're comic books, and I've never been known for my liking them. Truth is, I haven't read very many. If anything, I've only ever indulged in manga a time or two. (It wouldn't be smart to get into manga seriously as my budget can only stretch so far.) But, I couldn't resist the drawing. And the story itself is intriguing, so I'll just have to see. Jenika was kind enough to send me the first five issues, and a brief note. I hope to enjoy the series.


Purchased


"Her mom is dead.
Ghosts follow her around.
Her best friend is an elephant.
And she’s about to meet the biggest game changer of all: a boy. With a secret.

When circus-dwelling Gemma Flannery learns she will be attending public school for the first time in her seventeen years, little does she know that..." (Finish reading at Goodreads)

OMG, I CANNOT wait to sit down and read Sleight. I'm actually thinking of reading it this weekend. Not sure though, as I've got other books to get to first. Still, I can't help but want to ignore and bypass all other selections to get to this one. It SOUNDS amazing, it LOOKS amazing, and from what I've read around, it IS amazing. Plan to see a review soon. I have a funny feeling that this one is a keeper, a cause to run to your local bookstore on foot without shoes. Yeah, I'm expecting it to be THAT good.


Borrowed

(Sam got in the way, couldn't get him to move - sorry, well, not really.)
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Stork by Wendy Delsol (My Review)
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (Not pictured here)

I'm kind of going through a bit of Sarah Dessen phase. Whenever I head into the library, I find myself instantly looking under her name. There's just something about her stories that always draw me in. This Lullaby's ending disappointed me. If you read my review, you'll know that I LOVED Stork. I haven't found myself wanting to read Ruby Red just yet. And Tempest Rising I just finished like two days ago. Really liked that one. (Expecting a different reaction? I've already mentioned that I'm obsessed with mermaids these days.)


NetGalley Titles for Review

   

Frost by Wendy Delsol
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

    

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathon Auxier
Quest for the Scorpiton's Jewel by Amy Green (No summary is up yet.)

   
 
Only You, Sierra by Robin Jones Gunn
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle


Simon & Schuster eGalley Grab

    


    


 



Currently Reading


What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen 
p130/402 (32%)

"In the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the..." (Finish reading at Goodreads)

Surprisingly I'm having a harder time strapping myself down to read this book. Yet, at the same time I find myself enjoying it more than some of her other books. As you can see I'm not THAT far in, so I'm still on the fence as to my feelings for it. Hopefully, a desire to finish it will strike up this weekend.


Finito

That's it for this week's In My Mailbox. I hope you all had a wonderful book week as well. Be sure to tell me what you got in YOUR mailbox? And happy reading!

10 comments:

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I just love NetGalley and GalleyGrab! Really great books this week and hope you'll enjoy them :)

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, you got a lot of books! I hope you enjoy them all :)

I haven't read any Sarah Dessen books, but she seems quite popular at the moment.

Under the Covers said...

WOW you got loads of books this week! Happy Reading : )

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Suzanne @ Under the Covers

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Woah, nice mailbox this week! All those books look really good! Here's My IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)

Alison said...

Great set! I really want to read Summer's Crossing. Winter's Passage too. I have to get to them.
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Sarah said...

Wow! Lots of really good stuff in your hawl this week. I just love the cover for the Frost book. I'm gonna have to check that out (yeah I'm a cover whore lol) ;)

New follower!

Here's my IMM for this week.

♥ Sarah

Amy said...

Hey!

Some great books there. Hope you enjoy Sleight. Really nice IMM.

Here's my IMM

Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

The Book Angel said...

Umm, wow! lol. You got SOOO many fantastic books. I think I'll have....all of them? haha.

My IMM is here:
http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

Small Review said...

Totally agree on Puck/Ash/Meghan. I love Ash and Meghan together now, but I want Puck for myself :)

A. Knight said...

*high fives* We're slacking. We should already have t-shirts that proclaim our undying love.