Mailbox Monday #38

February 24, 2013 Mailbox Monday 27

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a weekly event where we share our latest book arrivals. Join in to share your book loot and discover some new book blogs. Unabridged Chick is the host for February, so be sure to say hi and link up!

What did you think of the Oscars? Kind of a weird night but I was thrilled for Jennifer Lawrence and Argo.

I’ve been in a little reading/blogging slump for the past week, trying to find the right book to click with. Hopefully it blows over soon! I’m feeling a little under the weather and so that’s not helping matters. Maybe one of these new arrivals will help break my slump.

E-Books for Review:

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker from Atria Books – If the title sounds familiar, it’s because this book had a lot of success as a self-pubbed book before getting snapped up by Simon & Schuster. New cover too!

Unremembered by Jessica Brody from Farrar, Straus, Giroux – Plane crash survivor has amnesia and has to remember her past before something horrible happens.

The Language Inside by Holly Thompson from Delacorte – A verse novel about a girl who leaves Japan to live in Massachusetts when her mom is diagnosed with cancer. It also covers post-tsunami Japan and the recovery efforts. I love verse novels, and the multicultural aspect appeals to me as well.

Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols from Pocket Star – A New Adult romantic comedy about a Las Vegas showgirl / magician’s assistant with paranormal abilities from one of my favorite authors! I’m sure this one will get me out of my slump, right?

Escape Theory by Margaux Froley from Soho Teen – I’m on the blog tour for this book and it looks like a fun read. It’s a Gossip Girl/ Pretty Little Liars type mystery set in a California boarding school.

Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael from Roaring Brook Press – Billy discovers he has a wealthy brother he never knew about and sets off to find him.

Audiobooks:

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys from Penguin Audio & Audiobook Jukebox – Set in 1950 New Orleans, a girl wants to leave town for college but is caught in a deadly mystery.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis borrowed from the library – A fairytale mash-up, and Audies Teen finalist.

Book purchases:

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha LaiĀ  – A verse novel about a girl who has to leave Saigon for America when the Vietnam War hits too close to home. Kindle edition is $1.99

Inbetween by Tara Fuller – This was a kindle daily deal for $0.99 – too good to pass up!

Happy reading! What books are you excited to read this week?

27 Responses to “Mailbox Monday #38”

  1. Streetlight Reader

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Language Inside! It’s one of the books I listed as “books I’m looking forward to reading in 2013.” I hope you enjoy it! Inside Out & Back Again sounds really interesting too! I hope you enjoy all your books! Happy Reading and have a great week!

    • Lucy

      Your list is really awesome! I can’t wait to read many of those titles. Hope we both love The Language Inside :)

  2. fishgirl182

    oooh new jennifer echols. i hope it’s good! escape theory sounds pretty interesting, too. i haven’t had a chance to read anything from soho teen yet but i really want to. let me know what you think of inside out and back again. i thought it was really good and poignant.

  3. Mary

    I hope Levitating Las Vegas is as entertaining as it sounds! Enjoy all your books and have a good week!

  4. bookgoonie

    Maybe Echols will pull you out.

    OR pick up something that has been hanging out on your shelf. Either humor or a good Urban Fantasy usually put me on the right track.

    • Lucy

      That’s a good idea. I have some humorous books and Urban Fantasy to try. I think I can’t focus because I’m sick, hopefully that’s it anyway!

  5. laurelrainsnow

    Out of the Easy keeps calling to me….enjoy your week!

    I was happy about Argo, and seeing the shots of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings makes me want to watch that one even more.

    The host for the Oscars was….not funny, IMO. lol

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

    • Lucy

      Silver Linings Playbook is one of my favorite movies of the year. I hope you go see it or check it out when it comes to home video. Glad you enjoyed Argo!

      I’m excited to listen to Out of the Easy in audio format- loved the author’s first book. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Amber Hughes

    I loved Ten Tiny Breaths! I’m so happy for her. Blurred is a great read too! Happy Reading!

    I was very happy for Jennifer Lawrence too last night on the Oscars :-)

    • Lucy

      Wasn’t Jennifer Lawrence so cute and endearing? Love her!

      So happy to hear you loved Ten Tiny Breaths, Amber. It’s definitely one I’m eager to read.

      • Amber Hughes

        I hope you love it too! BTW, I meant to say I enjoyed Inbetween too. Blurred is the title for book 2 coming out in July. Lol! :-)

  7. Nafiza

    I totally need a physical copy of Inside Out and Back Again. That cover is too gorgeous not to covet. Enjoy all your books!

    • Lucy

      I agree. Love that cover, and it’s a book I’ve been wanting to read. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Alice in Readerland

    I’m so, so excited for ‘Unremembered’, it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year! Looking forward to your review! :) Happy reading!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  9. Quinn

    Oh man, I hate being in reading slumps. I always get in them right after I’ve been on a reading binge where everything I pick up is amazing. I am slowly getting out of a reading binge now.

    Hope these books click. Happy reading :)

    • Lucy

      Thanks, Quinn! I hope so, too. I have to go check out what books you’re binging on for some good recs :)

  10. Merin

    I picked up Inbetween this week as well! And I tried 3 different times to get through ENCHANTED and just couldn’t do it. There was simply TOO much going on, and too many fairy tales combined together. I hope you have better luck!

    Happy reading, Lucy!

    • Lucy

      Oh wow I hope Enchanted is not too confusing for audio! You’re making me nervous about starting it.
      Hope we both love Inbetween :)

      • Merin

        There is just a LOT going on in Enchanted. Plenty of people loved it, but those who didn’t (like me) all cite there being too many stories in one book. I do hope you end up being one of the former! :)