Sunday, December 11, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (Dec. 11, 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 bought two books and received a whopping nine for review. I got a big package from Macmillan with May, June, July and August ARCS.

These are the ones I bought:
Shattered Dreams by Ellie James showed up on a lot of blogs I look at. Because I found it interesting and the bloggers liked it, I added it to my endless TBR mountain.

Winging It by Deborah Cooke ended up on the stack because I like her writing style,  I like dragons, and I read the first book in the series. 

Here are the Macmillan bunch:
The Magician's Apprentice by Kate Banks and illustrated by Peter Sis is an August 7 release by Farrar Straus Giroux. It is a middle grade fantasy novel.

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama is an August 21 release also by Farrar Straus Giroux. You can check out the description at Amazon but I will tell you that there are mermaids, romance, and a curse.
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth is a May 8 release by Farrar Straus Giroux. The cover and the description grabbed me for this one. It is a contemporary paranormal for young adults.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks is a May 22 release from Feiwel & Friends. Again, I was seduced by a lovely cover and mermaids and romance.
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne is a June 5 release by Feiwel & Friends. This is a dystopia about a group of kids who take refuge in a Superstore when the world outside suffers a series of natural disasters. This is a novel by a 2012 debut author too.

Before You Go by James Preller is a July 17 release by Feiwel & Friends. This is Preller's YA debut. Here is the bit from the catalog that made me choose it:
Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith, and resilience in a story that will grip readers from the book’s dramatic first few pages to its emotional end.
The last book in the Macmillan bag of awesome was Bridge of Time by Lewis Buzbee. This is a May 22 release by Feiwel & Friends. This one is a middle grade time travel story where two kids travel to the past and the future with Mark Twain. 

But that wasn't enough. I also chose to accept for review two books pitched to me by their authors.
Dragon's Pupils: The Peaks by Martin Chu Shi is a contemporary fantasy and is the sequel to Dragon's Pupils: The Sword Guest which I read and reviewed a while ago.

I also got Torn by Dean Murray. This one is a shapeshifter romance.

As you can see, my review calendar for 2012 is filling up nicely. What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Wow! That's a lot! I like the cover for Monstrous Beauty!

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  2. Loads of great books to read here! Can't wait to see your thoughts on them.

  3. Wow, nice mailbox! I'm really curious to see what you thin of Monstrous Beauty and Monument 14. Macmillan has a lot of great looking books coming out this year. Hope you enjoy!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't do much YA but you got some great sounding books this week.

  5. Looks like you got some great books! Monument 14 looks especially intriguing :)

  6. Great line up. Bridge of Time sound interesting. My husband loves Time Travel.


  7. Wow! Congratulations on the mountain of review books! I hope you enjoy them and thanks for stopping by Bookish. :)

  8. So many wonderful books! I love the creepy look of Monument 14. Will be looking forward to your review, enjoy your reading! ;)

  9. Great Mailbox this week!

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  10. I've never heard of any of these books, but the covers are just beautiful!

    I wasn't impressed with Miss Peregrine. It wasn't what I thought it would be. But, I can't like them all!

    Thanks for visiting my IMM!


  11. Ooh you got Struck!! Awesome I can't wait to read that one!

    Xpresso Reads

  12. Very excited about Struck and Poseidon! Nice IMM!

  13. Hi Ms. Martin,
    I'm so excited you've got my book on your nightstand. I really hope you like it!
    All the best,
    Emmy Laybourne (author of Monument 14)

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