Sunday, September 25, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (Sept. 25, 2011)

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 wonderful books everyone gets. You will discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

This week was a good week for adding books to my review stack. Sarah Beth Durst contacted me last Spring to see if I wanted to read and review Drink, Slay, Love. It sounded just like the sort of book I most enjoy. So I said "yes" and have been waiting and waiting. It arrived this week - not as an ARC but as a finished copy.

Here is the product description:
Pearl is your typical sixteen-year-old vampire—until the night a unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Now she’s experiencing a number of alarming symptoms: noticing her own reflection, feeling sympathy for a human victim, and being able to withstand the sun. Pearl’s immunity to sunlight thrills her family, who enroll her in high school so she can lure home tasty friends. Pearl quickly discovers that high school is very similar to vampire culture with its rigid rules, clear social hierarchy, and a might-makes-right attitude. But having a conscience makes it hard to cope with an evil plot the Vampire King has in store for the local humans. Will Pearl overcome her bloodsucking instincts in favor of her newly acquired conscience?

This acerbic antidote to other vampire romances is rife with gorgeous vampires, handsome were-unicorns, high school drama, and lots of action!
I also got my next two books from the Amazon Vine program.
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel was chosen largely because of this quote: "In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love." It sounded interesting and different and, even though I hate zombies, I hope to enjoy it. It comes out Oct. 18.

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George is a middle-grade fantasy, the start of a new series, and by one of my favorite authors. I had to choose it for review. It will come out on Oct. 25.

That was what I got this week. What was in your mailbox?


  1. Oh, oh, oh Drink Slay Love. It's soooo on my must read list. Jealous. Hope you love it :)

  2. I am so jealous you got Dearly Departed- I can't wait to read that one! Enjoy all of your books!

  3. Drink Slay Love looks really cute and I can't wait to read Dearly Departed. I love the cover for it too. I hope you enjoy your new books.


  4. Drink, Slay, Love sounds and looks like a fun book :-) Dearly Departed also sounds great! Happy reading!

  5. I loved Dearly, Departed so much. Tuesdays at the Castle looks like one I would like a lot too!

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  6. Yay! Dearly, Departed was sooo good! Got my copy last week and already read it! LOVED it! Hope you enjoy all your books!

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  7. Great IMM. I so want to read Drink, love, slay. Dearly departed sounds awesome my sister has a copy might have to snatch her copy lol.

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  8. Another one who got Dearly Departed!! I'm so jealous. :(

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  9. Nice mailbox! Really like the sound of Eat Slay Love. Enjoy!


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