Saturday, March 26, 2011

In My Mailbox (83)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Exodus (Exodus, 1) by Julie Bertagna, 2002. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
I am really excited about winning Exodus. What really made me want to enter to win this book was that I was intriqued by the synopsis, especially when I read that the world would be one nearly unrecognizable to us (technology doesn't work anymore...creepy).

A huge thanks goes out to MyKindaBook.

Hold Still by Nina LaCour, 2009. Published by Dutton Juvenile.
While Hold Still isn't something I would normally read, I am looking forward to giving it a go. Especially since both Melissa of YA BookShelf and ZG of Crackin' Spines & Takin' Names say that it's a incredible read.

A huge thanks goes out to Melissa of YA BookShelf

The Lost Saint  (The Dark Divine, 2) *signed Despain, 2010. Published by Edgmont USA.
I must have had a mind blank, because I didn't even realize that I had won two copies of The Lost Saint. No worries though because it has already found a new home.

A huge thanks goes out to Angela of Dark Faerie Tales

Deceived by the Others (H&W Investigations, 3) ARC by Jess Haines, July 5, 2011. Published by Zebra.
Dceived by the Others has to be the biggest surprise that I got in the mail this week. I totally wasn't expecting it! A very big thank you goes out to Jess Haines for sending along a copy for review.

Beauty Pop 1 by Kiyoko Arai, 2005. Published by Viz Media.
I already had the chance to read Bauty Pop and let me just tell you it was great. I loved Kiri, she was so funny and just such a greatt character.

The Gentlemen's Alliance †, Vol. 1 by Arina Tanemura, 2006. Published by Viz Media.
I haven't had a chance to start on this one yet, but it sounds like its going to be really good.

I'd like to send out a huge thanks to M, one of the nicest librarians I've ever met. She has been so nice as to let me borrow (again) a couple of her personal mangas (there aren't very many in the library system and she knows how much Ienjoy reading them).

So that is all for me this week in books and it looks like I'll be quite busy for the next few days.

Other posts of interest from the previous week:
Sign-ups for the Inheritance Cycle Re-Reading challenge are now open. You can get all the deets and sign-up HERE.
Cover reveal for Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink.
Review: Emiko Superstar
Cover/Title reveal for the final book in the Inheritance Cycle.
Wish List Wednesday: See why I'm wishing for Close to Famous by Joan Bauer.
Teaser Tuesday: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent.
Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent.

and last, but not least. You still have time to enter my latest contest and to vote for what I'll read next month.


  1. Awesome books! TLS has a killer ending...and Hold Still is just lovely :)

    Happy reading!

  2. I got Deceived By The Others too and can't wait to read it! :)

  3. I love the cover for The Lost Saint.
    Here's mine:

  4. Whoa, Exodus's got a wicked cover. And manga -- interesting choice!

    (And I feel guilty about leaving links in the comments, but... here's my IMM.)

  5. Great set! Beauty Pop looks cute. I enjoyed The Lost Saint and want to read Hold Still.
    My IMM

  6. Exodus sounds good, I hadn't heard of it before (or maybe it was a different cover?). Hold Still was really good! And TLS was pretty good too.
    Oh, and I haven't read Jess Haines' books, but they are on my WL!

  7. Exodus has to be an all time favourite of mine. I need to read Hold Still so bad!

  8. Great books! Exodus has such a pretty cover - I must buy it at some point!
    Have a great week :)
    My IMM


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