Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren, where you create a post of the books you either received in the mail, bought at a bookstore, or borrowed from the library. If you'd like to know my thoughts about IMM, check out the link near the top of my blog called In My Mailbox. Simple, right? Anyway, onto the books!

NOTE: If you're unfamiliar with how I do things with my IMM, I basically give a little back story to the books I have pictured. Also, if there are ARC's, I'll give a synopsis and date published.


~Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie: This was one of the books at B&N that was on sale 50%, so it was hard to say no. I still have to read the first one, but I knew I couldn't pass up this deal!

~Void by Rhiannon Lassiter: I believe this is a dystopian, and it's been given a new cover and squished into one. It sounds really interesting though, and so I used a 30% off coupon to buy it! I can't wait to start it.

~The Maze Runner series by James Dashner: Another dystopian (I realized that's all I bought, which is ironic considering how I'm just getting into it) world that I've heard great things about. The third book just came out, and they were all 50% off! I'm excited to start this series and just read through it.


~The Clockwork Giant (Chroniker City #1) by Brook Johnson: As I've said before, I'm really warming up to steampunk, so when the author e-mailed me asking to review her book, I wholeheartedly agreed (besides the fact that it was my first author request!). You guys should definitely check it out, it sounds great. I will be reviewing this one.

PUBLICATION DATE: December 13, 2011

It's 1881, the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Chroniker City, the global hub of technological advancement in the modern world. Based off the British coast, the city is home to the most prestigious polytechnic university worldwide, a center of mechanical ingenuity teaching everything from clockwork mechanics and thermodynamics to electromagnetism and electricity.

Petra Wade, self-taught clockwork engineer, dreams of one day becoming a member of the Guild, an elite group of inventors and innovators who envision a future fueled by technology, but her ambitions will only come to fruition if she can find a way into the illustrious university—an institution reserved for men only. When she meets Emmerich Goss, an accomplished engineer newly recruited into the Guild, Petra discovers that he needs help building a top-secret, government-sanctioned automaton, and she is just the girl to help him.

Together, they craft the clockwork giant, and as the deadline for its completion nears, Petra finds that she can love more than gears and mainsprings.

 ~Mesmerize (Mystyx #4) by Artist Author: This series sounds interesting, but I think I'll have to read the other 3 before I delve into this one. I will still be reviewing it though... eventually.

PUBLICATION DATE: January 24th, 2012

You can’t move forward until you deal with the past…

Starting over is nothing new to diplomat’s daughter Lindsey Yi. She’s grown up changing schools the way other girls change clothes. Still, moving to Lincoln, Connecticut, is different. Although she’s still reeling from the loss of her parents in an accident, Lindsey is finally in a place that feels like home. Because here, Lindsey’s ability to read other people’s thoughts doesn’t make her weird. It makes her one of the Mystyx.

When Dylan Murphy—hot, popular and a senior—starts to notice her, things get serious, fast. But even as she’s figuring out how she really feels, the Mystyx realize that they’re not the only supernaturals in town. There
are other gifted teens who have different motives. And they are hoping to get close enough to the Mystyx to convert them—and the world—to Darkness…

~New Girl by Paige Harbison: This sounded really interesting to me because I've totally been there being the new girl in school. I will be reviewing this one.

PUBLICATION DATE: January 31st, 2012

They call me 'New Girl'...

Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.

Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl
I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy.
And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.

Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend…but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.

And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back.

~Allegiance (Legacy #2) by Cayla Kluver: Apparently NetGalley is not liking me right now because it's not sending the e-mail for this one to my kindle, but it'll work eventually. Anyway, I also got the first book from NetGalley, so I guess I'll have to get cracking on this series!

PUBLICATION DATE: February 28th, 2012
Only I saw Narian for who he truly was: a young man with courage and an independent mind, and made to pay for what was outside his control. He couldn't help his past any more than he could help the way those intense, deep-blue eyes pierced me and held me captive.

An eighteen-year-old queen in love with the enemy as their countries pass the point of no return...

Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn't truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanica-until Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge.

Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn....

~Horizon (Aftertime #3) by Sophie Littlefield: I have yet to read her YA novels, but this series has always sounded interesting to me. Now I just need to read the first two!! 

PUBLICATION DATE: January 24th, 2012

Of living things there were few....but they carried on.

Cass Dollar is a survivor. She’s overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals,
and the many evils of man.

But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North—a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others decamp and follow him into the unknown.

Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One—her beloved Smoke—is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what’s inside her—dark memories from when she was
a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon…


~Moonstone (Unhidden Magic #1) by Marilee Brothers: This sounds really interesting and it was on super sale (meaning it was around $10 for the list price, but I got it for free!). I'm not even sure what it's about exactly...

~The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers #1) by G.P. Ching: I've always been interested in this one (I also love books with covers that have the guy on them instead of what's supposed to be the main girl in a dress that she never wears. I may be reviewing this one.


~Angel Evolution (Evolution Trilogy #1) by David Estes: I won this from LibraryThing, and it sounds really interesting! I love angels and this cover is pretty amazing! I may be reviewing this one.


  1. Oh my goodness! What a week! I still haven't read Matched, either, but at 50% off, I'd be snatching up Crossed, no questions asked XD

  2. I know! And there were more I could add but I needed to save some for next week :D I still haven't read Matched either, but you can't beat that price! And I know I'll read it at some point.

  3. Wow you got some awesome books and great deals...lol I was just about to say almost the identical thing that ^ Sarah said :) I got Matched a week ago but i know Im going to like it so might as well get the 2nd one on sale..Im almost just as much of a sucker for sales as I am for books! check out my IMM @ My Pathway to Books http://tessmw.blogspot.com/

  4. So many good things!!!! You better read Matched!!! And I'm dying to read The Maze Runner soon! LEt me know how Void is, it looks awesome!!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  5. Anna, I know I'm getting to it woman! I'll let you know about both Maze Runner and Void... dystopian overload!

    Tess, and when you combine sales and books, no one better get in my way :D

  6. Found you through Jude H's Blogger lift. Crossed's on my IMM, can't wait to get started. I like steampunk too so will be interesting to see what you make of The Clockwork Giant


    YA's the Word

  7. Hello, could I just say that there's no antidote for reading, except reading MORE? LOL
    I love your blog!! Thanks for all the info and the great reviews!
    BTW, I am also an aspiring author, I'd love to chat sometime :)

  8. Haha Vanya, so true! If you want to e-mail me, you can find it on my About Me page :)

  9. Wow! Your mailbox is packed this week! Moonstone has caught my eye. Thanks for sharing!

    My IMM


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