Sunday, December 25, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (Dec. 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.

Here are the books that arrived even before Santa did this week. I got one review book, two by an author I want to explore, and 3 holiday deals.
Dark Eyes by William Richter was received as part of the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. It will be released on March 15. Here is the product description:
Wally was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child and grew up in a wealthy New York City family. At fifteen, her obsessive need to rebel led her to life on the streets.

Now the sixteen-year-old is beautiful and hardened, and she's just stumbled across the possibility of discovering who she really is. She'll stop at nothing to find her birth mother before Klesko - her darkeyed father - finds her. Because Klesko will stop at nothing to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago. Even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally's had her own killer training, and she's hungry for justice.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens, this debut thriller introduces our next big series heroine!
These are the two I bought for my Kindle because I have been curious about this author for a while. I have also read many good reviews of these books.
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout sounds like a great young adult paranormal.

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout got me at the idea of an alien living next door. 

Finally, I couldn't pass up the $.99 sale for these popular young adult titles. I picked these three as the ones I most wanted to read. I had read quite a few of the others already.
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz

The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski - I don't read very many contemporaries but couldn't pass this one up at the price. 

What did you get this week? Anything good from Santa?


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