Sunday, May 9, 2010

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review or borrowed from the library. In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

It's been a few week since I've posted an In My Mailbox, so I thought I would just give highlights - my favorites of the past three weeks.

Last month, I visited some friends in North Carolina before we headed off to our college reunion.  Being in Charlotte, I dragged them to Park Road Books, which has become my second favorite independent (after Books of Wonder).  Not only do they have a great selection, but the staff was wonderful and they have tons of author events. If you're ever in Charlotte, you should definitely pay them a visit.

My main reason for going to Park road Books was to see if they had any signed copies of Carrie Ryan's The Dead-Tossed Waves.  I was very excited to see that they did and they also had signed copies of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and on the next shelf Beautiful Creatures!  Now, my friends are not book people, so they didn't understand the squee that escaped when I picked up Beautiful Creatures and saw that now only was it signed, but also stamped with a Gatlin County Library stamp! So of course all three books had to come home with me.  I also talked my best friend into buying a few books for herself - City of Bones, Hunger Games, and her own copy of Beautiful Creatures.

For review:
Mistwood by Leah Cypess (Thanks to Greenwillow!!)
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (from NetGalley)

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
(not pictured, borrowed from Heather from Fire and Ice,
who sent Brightly Woven out on an ARC tour. Thanks Heather!)

White Cat by Holly Black
The Demon's Lexicon (paperback) by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

That's what's in my mailbox.  What did you get in your's?


  1. Great new reads!

    My mailbox is here!

  2. Awesome books! Mistwood and Shade sound so great! :) Happy reading!

  3. I heard great things about The Demon's Lexicon and I love the sound of it. Enjoy the books you got, happy reading!

  4. Lots of fantastic books! Don't you just loved signed books? Happy reading Maria!

  5. OMG, the Beautiful Creatures signed book is awesome! Even though I already have a copy, I would have bought it just for the Gatlin County Library stamp!

  6. Great book this week! That's awesome--signed copy of BC! Very cool! I really want to read Shade and Brightly Woven. I look forward to your reviews! Enjoy!

  7. wow, you've got some great books! Each one I have or want too :) Love the stamp in your BC.

  8. Whoa amazing books this week! I've heard so many good things about all of them, I can't wait to see what you think of them. And yay for signed books. Happy reading :D

  9. Awesome autographs!! I really want to read the white cat!

  10. Way to snag some signed copies!! How cool!

    Great books! Shade is incredible, as is The Sky is Everywhere

    Happy reading :)

  11. That sounds like an awesome book store! I loved the picture of Beautiful Creatures with the Gatlin County Library stamp. So cool!

    You have some great new books to read. I look forward to hearing what you think of The Red Pyramid and Shade especially.

  12. Oh you just hooked your friend up with three of the best recent YA books written! What a good friend you are!

    Margi and Kami signed my copy of BC a few weeks ago and I must agree, the Gatlin stamp is awesome! I really enjoyed The Demon's Lexicon and I can't wait to buy The Demon's Covenant this month! Can't wait to read Red Pyramid and White Cat, too.

    BTW, you should totally look into the Chaos Walking and Last Survivors series. So good! I really think you'd enjoy them! :-)


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