Saturday, October 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (Oct. 24, 2010)

The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits. Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun.
I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

I'm getting this ready to post quite early this week. I will be attending KidLit Con 2010 this Friday night and all day Saturday and don't know when I'll be getting home Saturday night. My friend said something about going to the casino on the way back!

I received three books this week.

First, is the much anticipated Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. I pre-ordered this one quite a while ago. I am eager to get a chance to read it. I have been eager since I saw the first review and the current crop of reviews has done nothing to change my mind. I am a big fan of werewolf books. It also doesn't hurt that Cremer is from Minnesota. (I like supporting local authors.)



I also won an autographed copy of Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers and it arrived this week. I liked the product description here:

If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be?

Are you sure about that...?

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance--even her closest friends--and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions--for Hell--and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he's as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn't get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay...for all of them.
This one sounds like another winner.


The final book I got this week was Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World. I couldn't pass up that title. I know I have middle graders at my school who will really enjoy this one. It looks like it will have humor that is right on point for that audience (and I need a break from all the teenage angst and love triangles that I have been reading lately.) This one is described as a comic step-by-step guide to world domination.


Those are the books that appeared in my mailbox. What did you get this week? While you are here don't forget to enter my ARC Giveaway. This contest to clean my shelf of ARCs ends on 10/31.

21 comments:

  1. Great mailbox this week! I really enjoyed Nightshade- it was one of my favorite books of the year. Personal Demons was entertaining too. I look forward to your reviews!

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  2. Nightshade is incredible! I've heard so much about Personal Demons too,

    Happy reading!

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  3. Hi Kathy. Just wanted to tell you that it was great meeting you today at KidLitCon!

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  4. I loved both of these books. Hope you enjoy them as well. :)

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  5. Wow great books! Hope you enjoy them all this week :)

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  6. I'll be posting a review of Personal Demons in the coming week, I enjoyed it a great deal. I hope you do as well!

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  7. Loved Personal Demons and Nightshade. Hope you enjoy them too.

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  8. Nightshade is AWESOME!!!! Enjoy :)

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  9. I WANT VORDAK! That is an awesome cover and the title at the bottom had me rolling with laughter.

    ENJOY your reads and smile... I know you're going to rule the WORLD ;)

    Here mine... a whole lotta Kitty :)
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  10. I just read Personal Demons and was very let down. I hope you enjoy it more than I did! Nightshade sounds good! :)

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  11. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.

    You can link reviews of books with a romance element on this week's Read My Review

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  12. Nightshade is amazing. I was blown away by it and hope you are too! Grats on winning Personal Demons! I've got it in my TBR pile also! Happy reading!

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  13. I have Nightshade and Personal Demons but have yet to read either.

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  14. Nightshade is a fabulous read. I hope you love it!

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  15. Nightshade is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today! :)

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  16. Thanks for visiting me! You've got some great books too!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my mailbox! I've heard quite a lot about Nightshade around the blogosphere- the cover is gorgeous. Enjoy reading them :D

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  18. Personal Demons is really great and I can't wait to see what you think of Nightshade.

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  19. i loved nightshade!! i hope you really like it too!!

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  20. Nightshade and Personal Demons are on my to read list. I hope you enjoy them! Happy reading. :D

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