Thursday, February 9, 2012

In My Mailbox (26)

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. Also, Thursday is now my new IMM day, instead of Tuesday.

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.


~Angel Fire (Angel #2) by L.A. Weatherly: I just recently enjoyed Angel Burn, and so I was really excited to see that not only did the second one come out soon, but that I can also put it in my SRC list. I'm reading it right now and I'm interested in this Seb person... Not sure if I like him. I will be reviewing this one.

~Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton: I've heard some mixed reviews for this one, but I'm a sucker for Greek mythology. And besides that cover is gorgeous, AND it's a 2012 debut on my DAC list! I will be reviewing this one.

~Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons: You all know how I love dystopians, so when I read the synopsis for this one, I couldn't help but pick it up. It's also a 2012 debut and definitely on my DAC list. I will be reviewing this one.

~The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness: This series was highly recommended to me by a very reliable source (AKA Cynthia Hand), and so when I saw I could get the second book (I already own the first) 50% off with my B&N coupon, I jumped at the opportunity. I will be reviewing this one.

~Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey: Even before this book came out last December, I've been dying to read it, and I finally bought a copy. The cover is even more beautiful in person, and the story sounds awesome. I will be reviewing this one.

~The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth #1) by Stacey Kade: I don't know why but this book has always intrigued me. I don't think I know it, but I've been looking for a YA book where they actually do the whole ghost thing right. So far I've only read a couple, and I'm hoping I can add this to the list. I will be reviewing this one.

~Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins: I have yet to read Hex Hall, but seeing the sequel in paperback, I couldn't resist. I've never been into witch books but I'm hoping this will change my mind. I will be reviewing this one.


~Swag from Marissa Meyer (Cinder) and Anna Banks (Of Poseidon): Both of these lovely ladies are 2012 debut authors. I already read and adored Cinder, and thanks to Macmillan I now have a copy of Of Poseidon as well! I'm also giving away a few Marissa Meyer bookmarks, so check the second day of my Cinder Sunday for that.

Macmillan Children's Publishing was very generous with their e-ARC's recently, so if you haven't checked them out on NetGalley, get on it!

~Struck by Jennifer Bosworth: Another on my DAC list! A special thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing and NetGalley!


Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.

~Of Poseidon by Anna Banks: I've been talking to Anna a good amount on Twitter so I was ecstatic when I saw this one NetGalley! And it's on my DAC list as well. A special thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing and NetGalley!


Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish.

What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

~All These Lives by Sarah Wylie: Another that I'm adding to my DAC list. A special thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing and NetGalley.


Sixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away.

To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one.

~Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: Wow, another to add to my DAC list! A special thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing and NetGalley.


Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

A huge store isn’t the worst place to be stranded. There’s food and water, bedding and books. But what if it’s not safe to leave? Emmy Laybourne had us from the get-go with her utterly fresh and fast-paced debut.

Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids are trapped together in a chain superstore. Together they build a refuge for themselves inside, while outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapon spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

~Shadow & Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo: Also a 2012 debut. A special thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing and NetGalley.


Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near-impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one unlikely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life– a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha… and the secrets of her heart.

~Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: I've really been looking forward to this one! I believe I can add this to my SRC list as it's her second published book. A special thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing and NetGalley.


Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

 What did you guys get in your mailboxes? Leave me a link below!


  1. Awesome IMM! I just recently finished reading Shattered Souls (in fact, my review of it goes up tomorrow) and I really enjoyed it! Enjoy all your books! :)

    My IMM:

    -Brittani :)

  2. Great set! I enjoyed Everneath and Shattered Souls. Love the Cinder swag.
    My IMM


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