Sunday, April 3, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (April 3, 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 I added a number of books to my TBR stack.

I bought:
Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter in a 2011 YA Debut. It is also the start of a new paranormal series that has been getting great reviews. 

Entwined by Heather Dixon is another 2011 YA Debut. The product description makes it sound like a fairy tale like fantasy. This one has also been getting glowing reviews. Booklist starred it!

I got for review:
Mercy by Rebecca Lim is an eARC from NetGalley. This is the first in a young adult paranormal series featuring angels. The author is Austrialian. The book will be published in May.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente arrived in the mail. I was intrigued by the title of this modern day fairy tale for middle graders. Look for this one in May too.

Shimmer by Alyson Noel also arrived in the mail. I had previously read and reviewed Radiance and enjoyed it. This was also an enjoyable paranormal for middle graders. Check you bookstores for this one now.

I was recently invited to join Amazon Vine. My first choices for review arrived this week too.
Favorite by Karen McQuestion is a contemporary novel described as part thriller and part coming-of-age tale. 

Nickel Plated by Aric Davis is described as gritty and edgy. It is a mystery with an anti-hero for the main character.

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell is a historical fiction book about a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.

That was it for me this week. What landed in your mailbox?


  1. They all look great I'm most interested in Nickel Plated. Plan on keeping my eyes open for that one.

  2. Nice haul. I have Entwined and Strings Attached on my radar.


  3. Love the title of "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland..." Let's hope the rest of the text lives up to the title! Will be looking forward to your review :)

  4. Born at Midnight and Entwined both look great :) Hope you enjoy!

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  5. Great mailbox! I really want to read Shimmer. I enjoyed the first book and my students did as well. I read Entwined but I was a bit disappointed by it. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  6. Great books! Strings Attached and Born at Midnight look really good. I hope you enjoy all of these!

  7. I got Born at Midnight too!! Can't wait to read it!

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  8. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them all! I didn't get any books this week :( Probably a good thing considering the size of my tbr pile though lol Tasha @ A Trillian Books.

  9. hey ... excuse me.. what happened to the rippling abs??? You know I come for the abs ;P

    Nice set of books again and just to let you know I'm doing a giveaway every week for April 2011. Celebrating the 1st year blog B DAY so come on by for a chance to win :)

    First giveaway for this week is Wither- my slightly read ARC is up for grabs :)

  10. Ohhh, Entwined and Born at Midnight?! I really want to read both of these! Enjoy!

  11. I hope you love Born At Midnight! My copy should be arriving soon.

  12. Thanks for stopping by! So many up there that I want to read too! Enjoy!

  13. I really enjoyed Born at Midnight! Hope you do too.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  14. greats books this week. Entwined sounds really interesting, so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    Happy reading. ^_^


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