Mailbox Monday #71

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. Mailbox Monday is on tour, and you can link up at I Totally Paused! this month. Happy November all!

New arrivals at Casa Reading Date:

Audio & E-books:

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren read by Grace Grant and Sebastian York  – For review from Simon & Schuster Audio. Now listening!

Deeper by Robin York for review from Bantam/Netgalley – A NA romance from Ruthie Knox – I’ve only read one of Knox’s books so far, but I’m eager to catch up with her other work. It’s about a college student who is attacked online by an ex and falls for the guy who defends her. Looks so good.

Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding from review from Entangled Teen/Netgalley – As a huge fan of The Reece Malcolm List, getting a copy of Spalding’s latest made my day! It’s about a girl who feels left out of her extended family and is looking for a place that feels permanent, like a tattoo. Must fit this in soon.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira for review from Macmillan Childrens/Netgalley – This book is about a girl who has to write a letter to a dead person for a school assignment. She starts writing to dead rock stars and celebrities on a regular basis and it enlightens her about her own troubled home life. Stephen Chbosky (Perks) writes the blurb, and this sounds great to me.


Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo – This was on super sale for kindle and when I’m writing this is still $1.40. It’s the sequel to Shadow & Bone.

Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles – This is a Cybils contender I found for a great price. What I didn’t realize is that this is a companion book to a book I haven’t read, Jumping off Swings. This is about a high school guy who needs a fresh start, so he movies in with his Jackie Chan obsessed uncle and tries to overcome the pain of the last year.


Cybils reading:

If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin – This is about a guy and a girl who were two friends who grew apart in high school. As years go by they reconnect, but is too late? A book about what might have been.

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi – A book that’s part prose, and part graphic novel, Chasing Shadows is an action packed book about a group of friends who lost one of their own.

Gadget Girl by Suzanne Kamata – GG is about a girl named Aiko who dreams of being a great manga artist with a secret identity. As I’m flipping through the book I’m surprised there isn’t any manga art included. Looks like a cute read though.

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff – Mila works to solve the mysterious disappearance of her father’s missing friend, but discovers more than she bargained for.

What exciting new books did you pick up this week?


20 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday #71

  1. Most of these books are new to me. I like checking out your YA selections. Have a great reading week!

  2. Deb says:

    Frustrating! I can’t wait to get my hands on Siege and Storm by Shadow and Bone is one of the few books I’ve actually bought in physical form this year and I *need* the sequel paperback to. The covers are to pretty to be denied!

    Great haul, hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    1. Lucy says:

      The covers are gorgeous- I understand wanting print copies 🙂

  3. kay says:

    Interesting haul! I feel like I’ve been out of the loop a little these past weeks, since most of these are new to me. I have heard of Picture Me Gone and it’s only I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on. Enjoy your new books!

    1. Lucy says:

      Some of the Cybils nominees are new-to-me books so it’s fun getting to read some under the radar titles. I’m eager to read Picture Me Gone too.

  4. fishgirl182 says:

    I hope you like Beautiful Player. I kind of loved it. I am always a little weirded out by romance on audio though. Does listening to love scenes get awkward?

    I saw Amy Spalding at the LAPL event a few weeks back and she is awesome. Makes me want to read all of her books. Hope you like her new one.

    And I had not idea that Ruthie Knox was writing a NA novel. I know you love NA but I am still on the fence. It’s not that I don’t like it. I am just not sure about it as a genre. But I will be reading some more Colleen Hoover soon, so I’ll get a better feel for it.

    And OMG I totally want to get Siege & Storm on Kindle even though I have the book Already. Fangirl is also onlyy $1.40. I want to get it too. You know, in case my hardcover isn’t enough…. 🙂

    Happy reading, Lucy!

    1. Lucy says:

      At first listening to romance/erotica on audio did weird me out, but I’m used to it. Plus this narrator (Grace Grant) is one of my favorites.

      I’m more picky about NA these days but have heard great things about Ruthie Knox.

      You definitely should pick up some Amy Spalding books. She is awesome!

  5. Hi Lucy,

    What a great selection of books this week.

    I am liking the sound of ‘Picture Me Gone’, although the author is new to me. That cover is just amazing!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week,


    1. Lucy says:

      Isn’t that cover gorgeous? I hope the book lives up to the cover!

  6. What gorgeous covers! Gadget Girl looks really fun in particular.

    1. Lucy says:

      It does, doesn’t it? So surprising the book doesn’t incorporate a graphic novel style though.

  7. Leigh Bardugo book sounds good. Haven’t read the first book but I’ve heard good things about it. Happy reading!

  8. Looks like a great collection of books. Enjoy!

  9. These are new to me, but Deeper really grabbed me. Enjoy your week! And here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  10. Sunny says:

    Pretty, pretty books! Letters to the Dead looks really great, I hope you like it! YAY for great deals!

  11. carol says:

    Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!

  12. Wow, I hadn’t heard of IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME at all, but it sounds amazing–adding it to my list! I’m really excited about LETTERS as well, since the publicist made a point to include a note about it with the ARC, and she rarely does that. Happy reading, Lucy!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. Lucy says:

      That title was new to me too, but it does look good! That’s cool that the publicist included a note with Letters, the book sounds amazing.

  13. I may try The Siege And Storm just because of the cover, lol!!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Nice week for you. Lots of books.


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