Saturday, July 31, 2010

In My Mailbox {27}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we all share what we got during the week!

I had a fantastic book week. The hubby and I got on a crazy used-bookstore kick and found a ton of them this week in Concord and Monterey. Got a few for review, bought a few new, too. Here we go:
For review:
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (from HarperTeen--YAY!! Thank you!!)

Literally jumping up and down excited and doing the happy nerd dance when this one came in the mail.
Every Little Thing in the World by Nina De Gramont
I've been dying to read this one since its release, and was so happy to get an email form Nina offering me a copy! She even signed it, which is awesome!
Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Searched everywhere for this one..finally found in the children's section at Barnes. Go fig. The cover is gorgeous, though!!
Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
no explanation needed, I think :)

Used bookstore finds:
got all of these for around $50, and they are all in almost new condition!
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Have you read this one?? If not, you should, it's one of the most mindblowing books I've read.
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
I received a copy of this author's new book, Z, last week, so I thought I would grab more of his work when I saw it!
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Been wanting to read this series!
Epoch by Timothy Carter
The cover on this one got me. So cool :) The back cover is even cooler!
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
Don't think this one is actually YA, but its about punk fairies and came with a high recommendation from Neil Gaiman. That was enough to sell me on it!
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
I saw the movie preview for this one a few days ago and it looks like such a sweet story.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Another that barely needs explanation. I've been reading rave reviews of this forever.
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
This one looks fascinating, and of course, I love a good fairy tale retelling.
Incantation by Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman, one of my all-time favorite authors of both Adult & YA books.
Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vande Velde
Another cover that got me. Love the red and the butterflies. Story sounds great, too!
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Retelling of Rumpelstilskin. Looks amazing. Couldn't resist.

So what did you get this week?? Be sure to check back in a few day when I'll be announcing the winners of the Book Birthday Bash contest!!


  1. some really awesome books, most of which I have either preordered or have on my TBR shelf. enjoy

  2. I love trwaling used book shops

    And yay for every little thing in the world (signed!). I am so buying that as soon as it is out in paperback. I just love the cover and it sounds awesome :)


  3. wow awesome used book store finds!! graceling is one of my favorite books! enjoy!!

  4. Whoa, amazing books! Don't you just love the used book store? I'm going there today, actually. Hopefully I can get as many good books as you did! Enjoy them.

  5. Love the cover of The Iron Daughter.

  6. Great books this week! Grimm Legacy looks really good!

    Happy reading. =)

  7. Fantast, fantastic books! Firelight is one I can't wait to read. Every Little Thing in the World sounds really good. I was actually trying to remember the name of this book yesterday so I am glad to come across it in your post!

    I hope you enjoy all of these books.

  8. My goodness you have a busy week ahead! I'm so jealous you have Firelight, I can't wait to read that one.:) I'll look forward to your review. Hope you like The Iron Daughter, I thought it was great!

  9. SO jealous of Firelight! I'm SO excited for that one! Looks like you had a great haul though! The Iron Daughter is great!

  10. Wow! So many great books in your mailbox! Rest assured that you're not the only one who does happy nerd dances when we get books in the mail! :D


  11. That is a great selection of books! Have fun reading them all :)

  12. I bought The Iron Daughter as well this week. Firelight seems so good. And The Grim Legacy does have a pretty cool cover. Hope you enjoy your books, Happy Reading XD

  13. Great new stuff!

    Lucky you got Firelight! I'm itching for a copy! I'm reading The Iron Daughter right now, it's so good and I'm only half way through! I love the cover of The Grimm Legacy!

  14. Hope Firelight is awesome, and I hope you love Graceling!

  15. Awesomeness!! I enjoyed Iron Daughter and hope you do too. Here is my IMMB

  16. Fabulous books you have in your mailbox this week. Am so dying to read Firelight and the Iron Daughter. Hope you enjoy them!

  17. The Grimm Legacy cover is so cool!! Graceling is a great book, and Fire the second book in the series is even better!!

    Hope you enjoy your stash of books :)

  18. Terrific mailbox! You're right - The Iron Daughter needs no explanation. It is SO good! I hope you enjoy! I'm really excited for Firelight too, so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts! Lucky duck! Enjoy!

  19. I really want to read Firelight!

    (I was wondering when your winner for Linger, Sleepless, etc. will be announced?)