Mailbox Monday #52
I’m pretty excited about the books that made their way to me this week. I guess it’s a good thing after all that I didn’t go to BEA because then I’d really be in trouble.
A Trick Of The Light by Lois Metzger from FSB Media. I hadn’t heard of this one before, but it looks intriguing. It’s about a boy with an eating disorder, something you don’t read too much about. Can’t wait to read it.
Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley from Big Honcho Media. I’m on the blog tour for this one, and will have a fun guest post. It’s a relaunch of Blessed, with a pretty new paperback cover and title.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs from Quirk. This snazzy new paperback edition has the first chapter of the sequel Hollow City, an author Q&A, and new photographs. (I received a second copy! Giveaway time!)
Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes from Berkley Trade. I don’t read as much YA dystopian as I used to but this looks pretty good. It’s about Clover, an autistic girl with a service dog and a brother. She gets involved with a revolution to help make a change in the world.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay purchased paperback. I read the self-published e-book long ago and loved it. Looking forward to experiencing it again.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple audiobook borrowed from the library. I’ve been on the waiting list for months! Hope it’s worth the wait, though it does look like a lot of fun.
The Symptoms of my Insanity by Mindy Raf hardcover borrowed from the library. I picked this up because I like funny contemporary reads. The reviews are a little iffy but I thought I’d take a chance on it.
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney – From Bloomsbury via Netgalley. Just finished Daisy’s last book and I’m excited to check this one out. It takes place in a Paris art museum where the art is cursed and starts disappearing. One of the girls from a painting helps the museum patron boy solve the mystery. What?!
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles – From Walker Books/Bloomsbury via Netgalley. It’s been a couple years since the last Perfect Chemistry book. Wild Cards is the first book in a new series described as “a steamy new series with a Friday Night Lights flavor.” Yes please!
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller – From Bloomsbury via Netgalley. This author’s Something Like Normal was one of my favorite books of 2012 and the early buzz is good on this one too- I see lots of 5-star ratings in my goodreads friend feed. It’s about a girl kidnapped by her mom, then returned to her large family over ten years later.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – From Bloomsbury via Netgalley. The follow-up to Throne of Glass- hurray!
One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker – From Atria Books via Netgalley. The companion book to Ten Tiny Breaths about Kacey’s sister, Livie.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – From Bloomsbury via Netgalley. The next big thing, maybe? It’s the first book in a 7-book series, and film rights have been optioned. It’s marketed as an adult title, but sounds like it has crossover appeal to me. Saw it on EW’s Summer Must List recently.
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin – From Atria Books via Netgalley. This book is about a golden boy who is holding the secret that he is intersex. I like that there are more YA gender identity books out there and this one looks really good.
The Returned by Jason Mott – From Harlequin Mira via Netgalley. This one is also on that EW Summer Must list! And it’s going to be an ABC series called Resurrection. It sounds kind of creepy and is about long-dead loved ones turning up from the grave, looking as they were in life, not zombies. Sorry, zombie fans!
Skin by Donna Jo Napoli from Amazon Children’s via Netgalley. Skin is about a girl who develops the skin condition vitiligo, a condition that causes depigmentation of the skin. You don’t read too much about skin conditions in YA, so I’m curious to see how it’s handled.
Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely – This was a 0.99 kindle deal. Looks like a fun romance!
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian – This was a daily kindle deal that I’ve been meaning to check out.
Stitch by Samantha Durante – Kindle freebie (free until June 11) to support the release of the sequel Shudder. It’s a YA dystopia and the reviews are pretty good!
Let me know what you’re reading in the comments. Have a good week!
Posted on June 9, 2013, in Mailbox Monday and tagged Books, Maria Semple, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, Tonya Hurley, Young-adult fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.