In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren to share new book acquisitions, whether bought, gifted, received for review, borrowed, or won.

Gifted

  • A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (plus some pretty flowers)

Received

  • Tons of swag from Jeri Smith-Ready
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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings 

1. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

Crowley’s Graffiti Moon is one of my most anticipated reads for the coming year, so I’d like to get a taste for her writing style. This one sounds lovely and has garnered some great reviews.

2. Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series is one of my favorites, despite my slight aversion to science fiction. If there’s any author who can sell me on the young adult dystopian genre, I trust Aguirre to do it.

3. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

I’m a sucker for fairy tale adaptations, and this take on Sleeping Beauty (set in the future) intrigues me, despite mixed reviews.

4. Hidden by Kelley Armstrong

Technically, I’d best hope for this one as a New Year’s present, since it doesn’t release until after Christmas. While I’ll be sorry to say goodbye to Clay and Elena, I can’t wait to see what trouble Armstrong stirs up for them this time around.

5. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

So far, this is the only Marchetta book to elude me. While the fact that it was her debut novel makes me a little wary that it won’t stand up to the brilliance of her other works, I have no doubt that even a lackluster Marchetta book will be stunning.

6. Underdogs by Markus Zusak

I’ve avoided reading this series until now simply because none but the last had been published in America. Now that the entire series is available in an omnibus edition, there’s nothing stopping me from seeking out this story, particularly as I tend to love tales focused on the convoluted relationships between brothers.

7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Though I’ve not read anything by Johnson before, this title seems to be generating positive reviews in the blogosphere. The premise seems unusual enough that I hope it can breathe some new life into the young adult paranormal genre.

8. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

I devoured the first three books in this series. Though I’m sad that the fourth does not appear to focus on Gen, I’ll gladly venture back into Turner’s world to see how Sophos is faring.

9. Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready

I’ve been searching for this title for years now. While I disliked Wicked Game, the only Smith-Ready novel that I’ve read, the premise of a love story between an average woman and the devil is too intriguing for me to ignore. Unfortunately, until I can finally track down a copy, I will have to wait to see if I remain averse to Smith-Ready’s writing or if my previous impression was a fluke.

10. Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill

Once I find a copy of this book, I can finally, finally, start the Chicagoland Vampires series. Although, judging by the reviews circulating on goodreads, it might behoove me to wait just a little longer until certain plot threads are resolved. One of the benefits to being a spoiler-hound is that I can sometimes avoid the heartaches of following an author’s whims until things have been mended, else I would go insane from waiting for the next installment.

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren to share new book acquisitions, whether bought, gifted, received for review, borrowed, or won.

This month’s post is a roundup for the past month’s book influx (it’s been a very good month).

Bought

  • Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
  • Shadow Fall by Erin Kellison
  • Huntress Anthology
  • Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
  • Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
  • Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
  • Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
  • Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot
  • Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
  • Are We There Yet? by David Levithan
  • The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
  • Mia Tells It Like It Is (PD I & II) by Meg Cabot
  • Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
Gifted

  • Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
  • Wages of Sin by Jenna Maclaine
  • Grave Sins by Jenna Maclaine
  • Bound by Sin by Jenna Maclaine
  • Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • Reunion by Meg Cabot
  • The Proposition by Judith Ivory
  • Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi
  • A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
  • Simply Love by Mary Balogh

  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
  • The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
  • Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  • Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
Won