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In My Mailbox (56)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren where we get to share the books we received over the week for review, purchase, loan or trade.

This week’s new arrivals:


Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires #12) by Rachel Caine (NAL books hardcover) – Dropped everything to start reading this one.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Realm #3) – Have been waiting for this book for years! Received from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Blog tour:

Wrecked by Anna Davies – Described as a┬áseductive contemporary reimagination of The Little Mermaid, with a paranormal twist. Watch for a giveaway in May!

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn (DAC ARC tour) – This looks like a lot of fun – it is about a girl that loves manga who gets involved in an art robbery investigation. It takes place on the streets of Seattle and Tokyo. Love the cover too.

eGalleys from NetGalley:

Gilt (The Royal Circle #1) by Katherine Longshore – A historical fiction book about the Tudor court. I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and it looks very intriguing!

Dark Companion by Marta Acosta – This book sounds very mysterious – it’s about a girl from the foster care system who is invited to attend an exclusive boarding school. And there is some sort of paranormal element involved – looks like an interesting dark, gothic sort of book.


Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler – The cover is so cute and I’ve had my eye on this one. I enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer by this author and this looks like another good contemporary read.

The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf- A book written in verse about the Titanic story – told from multiple POV including passengers, crew, and even the iceberg and a rat!

What did you receive in your mailbox this week?

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Posted on April 14, 2012, in In My Mailbox, Young Adult and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. You’ve got some great books! I just looked up “Wrecked” and that sounds really good and I love the cover too. I just recently got “Bittersweet” in the mail and that is going to be read very, very soon! I also have Twenty Boy Summer on my bookshelf. Good to know you liked that one!

    Happy Reading :-)

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  2. I’m so jealous of Bittersweet! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week and thanks for checking out my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  3. Awesome books! Bittersweet looks really good … literally! Now I’m craving a cookie. :) I’ve been seeing Gilt everywhere lately … I might have to check it out!

    Happy reading!

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  4. I’m so jealous because you have Black Dawn. I saw it on netgalley but they only we’re accepting autralian people.
    Sad and waiting for your review!!

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  5. So jealous about Bitterblue! Maybe I can borrow it when you’re finished? Hint hint:)

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  6. Awww Bittersweet!! <3 <3 And Bitterblue <3 :) Awesome mailbox!! I love it :) Enjoy all your amazing books this week ;) :)

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  7. I just read The Watch That Ends the Night and thought it was fabulous! Enjoy your new books!

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  8. Gilt has a beautiful cover and sounds AWESOME!! Great haul this week!! I hope you enjoy your new books!!
    My IMM

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  9. Eeeeppp!!! Bitterblue and Bittersweet! Awesome haul!
    Drop by my IMM?

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  10. I keep reading about Bitterblue but I really have no idea about the series it’s from at all but I do want to read Bittersweet, yay home you enjoy it!

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  11. Oh Lucy, I’ve been looking for The Watch that ends the night for a loooong while now. I don’t think it’s available for loan in our library as yet, but I’ve been very intrigued by this novel especially when I learned that it is written in verse (is it? do confirm that one for me). And yes, Bittersweet also looks especially nice. The book cover of Gilt is fabulous. I hope they all prove to be great reads for you this week.

    Here’s mine over at GatheringBooks:

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    • Me too, Myra! The Watch looks really good. It’s almost 450 pages long but it is a verse novel so you can read it quickly. Hope you find it soon!

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  12. Lucky you! I was so hoping that I would get Bitterblue from LT but I got This Is Not a Test =/ lol. I can’t wait to hear what you think! I loved Bittersweet! Enjoy. :)

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  13. Snap. These are some awesome books, especially GILT and BITTERBLUE. I’m reading Bitterblue right now and it’s fantastic!

    Also curious to see what you think of The Watch That Ends The Night.

    Happy reading :-)

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  14. Ok, so I finally got my hands on Fire; I’m in chapter 5 on the audiobook! I really really like it so far and that means I’m one step closer to Bitterblue! :p Enjoy your books!

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  15. Bitterblue!!!! I hope to get to it this week. You’ve picked up some great reads this week. I’ll be stalking you to see what you think. Wrecked has me intrigued.

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  16. Awesome selection of books this week!

    Thanks for sharing,
    My IMM for this week – http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1934

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  17. BITTERBLUE!!! AHHH! SO jealous! Check out our IMM this week! Happy reading!

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  18. Awesome books, I have Bitterblue on pre-order so I’ll have all 3 to read in a row :)

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  19. I have the first of Kristen Cashore but I need to read it. Especially because she is coming to my local bookstore for a signing. Very nice IMM

    My IMM

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  20. Can’t wait to read Bitterblue! Tokyo Heist looks intresting!

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  21. ooh gilt and bitterblue! those both look great. and i love the cover to bittersweet as well. love the shiny bits on it and who doesn’t love a good cookie? happy reading!

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