Mailbox Monday

April 30, 2012 Mailbox Monday, Young Adult 21

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event started by Marcia from A Girl and Her Books, and is now hosted on a blog rotation. Cindy of Cindy’s Love of Books is the host for the month of April. This is my first week participating in Mailbox Monday and I’m so excited to visit some new blogs and see what everyone received this week.

This week’s mailbox is pretty eclectic for me and I’m glad to expand my horizons and check out some new authors.

This week’s new arrivals:

Review:

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott – Already enjoyed and reviewed this one here. Devoured it quickly like I read all of Scott’s books.

The Mongoliad: Book One by Neal Stephenson – This book is a hard one to label, but it seems to be a serialized fantasy historical book and it sounds very unique. I’m excited my husband is interested in reviewing this one!

The Taker and The Reckoning by Alma Katsu – The covers are so pretty. It’s a historical paranormal trilogy, and I’m having a hard time describing it but it looks good!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – What do you think of the new paperback cover? I’ve already listened to the audiobook but am excited to have a hard copy to read.

Fated by Alyson Noel – The first book in the Soul Seekers series – received for an upcoming blog tour.

eGalleys from NetGalley & Edelweiss:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – I hit the jackpot this week with all the Read Now’s on Netgalley. This one is a historical YA that has gotten some good early buzz.

Timepiece by Myra McEntire – This is the sequel to last year’s Hourglass, a book I own and need to read, stat!

One Moment by Kristina McBride – I’m always interested in reading more YA mysteries.

The Glimpse by Claire Merle – A romantic dystopia with a very pretty cover.

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller – A contemporary YA with a male protagonist. Have to say, the early reviews make this sound so good.

A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez – A new historical YA from the author of The Red Umbrella. This one comes out in October.

Kindle purchases:

Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn – J. Lynn is Jennifer Armentrout’s adult romance pen name. I liked Obsidian a lot so took a chance for $2.99.

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe – Kindle freebie bought to peruse before reading Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death.

What did you receive in your mailbox this week?

21 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. fishgirl182

    The mongiliad sounds pretty interesting. You’ll have to let us know what you think. I like the new paperback for ready player though I think I still prefer the hardcover or even UK edition. Ooh j Lynn! I hope we both like that one.

  2. VeganYANerds

    Wow, so many good books, Lucy! I got Code Name Verity, Timepiece and One Moment but I am really looking forward to your review of Something Like Normal! Great new feature ;)

  3. laurelrainsnow

    Lots of very tempting books! Timepiece caught my eye…and so did Something Like Normal. Enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. cindyloveofbook

    So many great books you got this week. My wishlist is just about ready to burst with all new titles I have been adding. I hope you enjoy the books and thanks for visiting my blog and linking to the mailbox post

  5. alitareads

    Woah, great mailbox! I have Fated on my shelf but have yet to get to it. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

  6. Candice

    Ooh, Timepiece is available through NetGalley or Edelweiss? Definitely gonna try to snag it; so looking forward to it!

  7. megan

    Thanks for stopping by! I have to go home and check, but now that you mention it, I probably did buy Blood Red Road….with a different cover. GAH! and Doh! As for Timepiece, I can’t open it on my Nook!!! Stupid Adobe….Sigh. I have some kinks to work out and then it’s off to Netgalley to load up!

    • Lucy

      The new cover of Blood Red Road makes it look like the title is the Dustlands – very confusing. Great book though.
      Check with the NG support team if the Timepiece transfer doesn’t work – they are very responsive. I think you have to add the title to Adobe Digital Editions first and then transfer to the Nook from there.
      Enjoy your Nook :)

  8. reutreads

    Something Like Normal was really good. And I can’t wait for the new Elizabeth Scott! WIll go read your review now.

  9. The Book Wurrm

    I’m totally looking forward to your review of The Taker. I’ve heard some very mixed reviews about it – utterly polarized ones at that so it’ll be nice to see your take on it.