Mailbox Monday #52

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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. Drop by Dolce Bellezza to link up for June!

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.

Review/Purchased/Borrowed:

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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.

E-Books Review/Purchase:

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!

Edited to add: I have two giveaways ending this week if you’d like to try your luck! Enter here: Rules of Summer and the Watchers series.

16 Responses to “Mailbox Monday #52”

  1. Tammy Sparks

    I love all your books, Lucy! I’m hoping to get The Bone Season and The Returned as well. I have Viral Nation and I’m starting it soon. I keep hearing so many great things about Sea of Tranquility, I must put it on my list. Happy reading:)

  2. Author Unpublished

    There are some really nice covers in that lot..I’ve been paying more attention to them lately since I started trying to organize my e-book library.. i’ve seen some awful ones.

  3. Tova

    Ooh, Golden Boy is on my to-read list. I hope I can find that list… hm. The Sea of Tranquility is a fascinating title to me. I don’t know why, I just like the title every time I hear it.

  4. laurelrainsnow

    Wow, you have quite an impressive list of books! Hope you enjoy them all. I’m still wanting to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Hope you enjoy Where’d You Go Bernadette? I liked it a lot.

    Thanks for visiting my blog…and I haven’t even checked the formatting on the Green Gables books…something I need to do!

  5. kay

    Great haul! I had no idea there was a relaunch of Blessed. I haven’t read it, but the coming hype for the new rerelease might do the trick! I remember being very intrigued by it. Enjoy your new books!

  6. fishgirl182

    so many awesome books, lucy! i totally requested wild cards and the new sarah j maas as well. cross fingers!

    and i had no idea that they were relaunching the blessed. i loved the original cover but the spine of the paperback looks like it’s going to be awesome, too.

    i have been meaning to read bernadette, too. i think i might be on the waitlist for the hardcover.

    hope you have a good week, lucy!

  7. Lori (@Loriimagination)

    What a great haul, Lucy! I really want to read Bernadette. I need to see if my library has the audio. I think audios will be my best friend this summer. Well, if this baby ever comes. ;) I hope you enjoy them all!!

  8. Laura Fabiani

    I heard great things about The Bernadette book. I’m curious about A Trick of the Light. You have lots of goodies this week. Enjoy!

  9. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    What a fabulous mailbox! I have Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children still waiting for me on my shelves. Golden Boy is on the way to me, and I’m thinking that I have The Returned on its way to me as well. You hauled in some great reads this week! Enjoy