Saturday, October 9, 2010

In My Mailbox (Oct. 10, 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 went way overboard this week and bought too many books - but they all sounded really good.
Sweep by Cate Tiernan contains the first three books in the Sweep series. "The first three Sweep books bound into one gorgeous edition at a fabulous price! Morgan Rowlands never thought she was anything other than a typical sixteen-year-old girl. But when she meets Cal, a captivatingly handsome coven leader, she makes a discover that turns her whole world upside down: she is a witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. And so is Cal. Their connection is immediate and unbreakable; Cal teases out Morgan's power, her love, her magick. But Morgan discovers too soon that her powers are strong--almost too powerful to control. And she begins to suspect that Cal may be keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that could destroy them both."

In honor of Banned Book Week, I decided to buy a copy of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler to see what all the fuss is about.

A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde was recommended to me by a poster on LibraryThing. She is an avid reader and thought I would enjoy this. An added attraction for me is that it was illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. I love her work.

I also visited the Kindle Store this week and downloaded these two free titles.
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison is a debut title and is supposed to be a blend of suspense and paranormal romance.

The New World by Patrick Ness is a prequel to the Chaos Walking series. I haven't read that series yet. So I thought I'd start with the prequel.

I also visited NetGalley and scored these eARCs for books that are coming out in 2011.
Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough follows Once a Witch. This one won't be published until August 1, 2011.

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks has been on my radar since I saw the first review. I love the title. This one comes out April 4, 2011.

Angelfire by Courney Allison Moulton has a gorgeous cover. I have seen nothing but good reviews for this one. It is due out in February.

These should keep me nicely busy for a while. What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I love the books!=)

    I got Shadow Bound too but I keep forgetting to place Kindle reads in my IMM postings. I just got my kindle and it's weird to think it hold so many books for me!=)

    I am looking forward to Angelfire as well!!

  2. Great books this week! I'm looking forward to reading Angelfire and also Twenty Boy Summer. Hope you enjoy your reads! :)

  3. As an extreme lover of the Chaos Walking series I would suggest that you read The Knife of Never Letting Go before you read The New World. I think it makes the story better if you don't know anything about Viola before you meet her and the prequel is about her. Just one opinion!

  4. All of the books look great. Somehow I never got around to reading Twenty Boy Summer. I should definitely check it out now.Btw, I am a new follower here.
    In My Mailbox

  5. love 20 Boy Summer! and don't you just love NetGalley! they had some great ones! hope you enjoy all your books! happy reading

  6. Ooh they all look really good.

  7. you have some great books..happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog

  8. Always a witch looks gorgeous!

    Hitting both site since I love to peak ;P

  9. Great books this week. I want to read Twenty Boy Summer just because that idiot questioned it. Hope they're all wonderful!

  10. Wow you got great books. I hope I could get an ARC from Netgalley soon. enjoy your books and thank you for dropping by my blog.

  11. Angelfire?? Oh man, I really want to read that one! I need to get on Netgalley. I also really enjoyed 20 Boy Summer. I hope you enjoy all your books and I look forward to your reviews.

  12. Great books! Thanks to Scroggins, I want to read 20 Boy Summer too.
    My IMM

  13. You got great books! I'm interested in reading Twenty Boy Summer, so I'll be looking forward to your review. Shadow Bound also looks pretty good.

  14. Twenty Boy Summer! That's what I forgot to order during the B&N sale. I'll just have to order it next time. Great selection, happy reading.

  15. I LOVE the Sweep series. I've reread it at least 5 or 6 times. Twenty Boy Summer is really good too! Hope you enjoy all your new books! :)

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)


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