Mailbox Monday #56

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This week I have Comic-Con to look forward to! I’ll try not to have too much radio silence while I’m gone. I’m so excited to go because life has been just so draining lately- I need a bit of fun. Hope everyone’s been having a great summer so far. 


Jenna got two of my fave books signed at BookBash. Thanks Jenna!

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – I was so excited to see what Katja wrote – one of the most powerful lines from the book. (It says: “Your garage” – makes no sense out of context, but read the book!)

Faking It by Cora Carmack – So great to have a signed copy and bookmark!

I also picked up a couple new releases:

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna – Kindle edition. This book sounds so different – it’s about a girl who has a shaman panda, likes 80s music, and incorporates hallucinations, string theory, and a missing dad. Wow!

Vortex by S.J. Kincaid – Audiobook read by Lincoln Hoppe. I was surprised the sequel to Insignia was out already. I had heard almost nothing about it when I saw it on Audible.


Night Film by Marisha Pessl from Shelf Awareness – I had forgotten I’d entered for this. It is quite an intimidating looking book but sounds great.

The Humans by Matt Haig, read by Mark Meadows – Audiobook from Simon & Schuster Audio. This has a cool premise -it’s about an alien who assumes the body of a math professor who was on to something that threatens the aliens’ way of life. The alien ends up falling for the humans instead.

Belladonna by Fiona Paul, read by Kathleen McInerney – Audiobook from Penguin Audio. The second book in the Secrets of the Eternal Rose series. Wow, I didn’t know they changed the covers for these books!


The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers – This novella has been getting stellar reviews. I’ll probably get to this one this week.

Covet by Tracy Garvis-Graves – I’ve had my eye on this one since I liked On the Island so much.

Friday Night Alibi by Cassie Mae – Looks like a cute and funny NA romance.

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine – Love the cover and the premise sounds very cute.  Quiet girl wants to change her image and meets a popular guy on a downward spiral who also is looking for an image makeover when their worlds collide.

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell – This book from an 18-year-old author sounds very intriguing. It’s about a teenage serial killer and is set in London.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale – Cute cover that looks like a sweater, right? This is about a murder in a small town called Friendship, Wisconsin. The victim’s best friend sets out to find the killer.

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens – A girl is hiding a secret of what happened to her over the summer- boy next door moves in and they lean on each other. Ruta Sepetys wrote the blurb and that gives me high hopes for this one.

Let me know what you’re reading or listening to in the comments. Have a good week!


24 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday #56

  1. Yay Christmas in July from Edelweiss! They had some amazing books and I downloaded a few of the same titles that you did. I still need to read Insignia. The Vortex cover is very pretty. Enjoy 🙂

    1. Lucy says:

      Yes, Christmas in July is right! I liked Insignia and I don’t read a lot of sci-fi/dystopia. Hope you like it too.

  2. fishgirl182 says:

    nice haul, lucy! i definitely recognize some of those books from edelweiss. 🙂 so fun that you got books signed, too. it’s great to have book buddies.

    and can you believe that sdcc is coming up so soon? i spent some of today packing and buying groceries. i hope you have a fun time in san diego, lucy. if i see you i may tackle hug you. j/k – i am not a tackle hug kinda person but i will say hi. 🙂 happy reading!

    1. Lucy says:

      I have not started packing yet, but I’m so glad the weather will be cooler in SD. Hope to see you there!

  3. Merin says:

    I was so sad about the Venom/Belladonna cover changes (still am, actually). The originals were GORGEOUS and these … not so much. Also, I just read and reviewed The Theory of Everything and REALLY liked it. I found the entire thing to be completely charming, and it features an amazing best friend character that I wish existed in real life.

    Happy reading, Lucy!

    1. Lucy says:

      I’m not too happy with the cover change either. So strange! I saw your review on GR of The Theory of Everything. It does sound so quirky and fun! Glad you liked it 🙂

  4. RAnn says:

    I have’t seen any of these; enjoy your books.

  5. OOo Comic Con! I hope you enjoy it! I got Vortext this past week too, I’m super excited to get around to reading it. No One Else Can have You has such a weird and cute cover.

    1. Lucy says:

      Hopefully Vortex will get me up to speed on Insignia since it’s been awhile since I’ve read it. Hope you enjoy it too! And yes, that sweater cover is pretty unique 🙂

  6. jaydreads says:

    Lovely selection of books there! Have fun at Comic Con!

  7. Lovely galleys and well done on getting your books signed!

  8. hazelureta says:

    This is like the most beautiful book haul ever!! The selection of books is all a person could ever want!!! I’m so damn jealous *cries*

  9. What a great mailbox! I haven’t read any of these books, but I’m seeing Night Film on a few blogs. Hope you enjoy them all..

  10. BermudaOnion says:

    What a great friend to get you autographed books! I’ve been hearing great things about Night Film.

  11. Ah, two intriguing looking books with “faking” in the title…I’m curious. Enjoy them all…and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. RAnn says:

    Great haul. Enjoy!

  13. Quinn says:

    Yay for signed copies! I haven’t read Faking It, but I think I will sometime this summer.

    And I just got The Promise of Amazing. That book looks right up my alley.

    Enjoy all your goodies and happy reading 🙂

  14. kay says:

    The theory of Everything has been on my wishlist so long! I adore the cover and it does sound so different! I hope you enjoy it, I can’t wait to read your thoughts about it!
    I’ve also been eyeing The Humans, but hadn’t thought of the audiobook. That’s something else to consider!
    Great haul this week; enjoy your new reading!

  15. Elizabeth says:

    AWESOME mailbox.

    ENJOY your books.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  16. Tammy Sparks says:

    Lots of great books, Lucy:) I’ve been hearing great things about Night Film. I can’t wait to read it. The Humans looks pretty good too. And yea for signed books!

  17. Sunny says:

    Wow, such an awesome haul! And signed books, woo!

  18. Diana Leigh says:

    The autographed books are so cool! I’m sure you were thrilled to get them. Happy reading!

  19. Candice says:

    Lots of great books! The Sea of Tranquility was such a good one – I still can’t get over how beautiful it was! I’m really looking forward to The Theory of Everything and The Promise of Amazing!

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