Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox (19)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren and you should head over there straightaway to check out what's hot in books right now.




Purchased:

 


I made a little pit stop this week to my favorite local bookstore and came away with these little gems. I've heard about Ender's Game all over the place and although it's a little younger than I usually read, I thought I'd check it out.

I've been wanting the Ghostgirl series on my shelf ever since I first laid eyes on the beautiful covers. Finally, I have the first one!

The Fiery Cross is one of the books from the Outlander series missing from my personal library, so it looks like it's time for an Outlander marathon!


Library:


 

Some great picks from the library this week! I loved Sarah's Key, so I'm excited to get into A Secret Kept. My zombie picks this week, Rot & Ruin and Warm Bodies might ease my soul since The Walking Dead ended this week.

I was anxious to grab The Reckoning because I've been loving this series on Audible. I heard about Stealing Mona Lisa last year and I think it will shake up my normal reading list.







ARC's (via NetGalley): 


 

 Oooooooh! I'm so excited about these guys! Disney, in preparation for the release of the latest book in the series, has auto-approved the first two books in the Artemis Fowl Series. I've heard nothing but great things about this series and although (again) a little younger than I usually read, I'm excited to see what all of the hoopla is about!

I noticed Alif the Unseen on Shelf Awareness and it intrigued me. "With shades of Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour de force debut--a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, religion, technology and spirituality smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner." (from Goodreads.)

I am sooooooo excited about The Girl in the Clockwork Collar!!! I loved The Girl in the Steel Corset and The Strange Case of Finley Jayne and can't wait to continue this series!

The incredible China Mieville is coming out with a novel accessible to younger readers with Railsea, inspired by the classic, Moby Dick. I can't wait to see what he does with it.

The Absolutist (about two Privates struggling in the aftermath of World War I) sounds interesting and will be a nice change from zombies, ghosts and vampires, oh my!




Free Fridays Selection for Nook:

If you are a Nook owner, you might already now that B&N offers a free book every Friday. The book of the week is offered for free for an entire week. So, it's not to late to grab your own copy! If you need more info here's a link: Free Fridays for Nook.

This week: Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano


The Scoop (from Goodreads):

When the mayor keels over dead in the middle of a speech, a clandestine student society immediately takes credit for his demise. Their mission is to create a perfect political system by any means at their disposal. Clare Vengel, a rookie officer fresh from the police academy and beyond bored with her routine as a beat cop, volunteers to go undercover as a student to infiltrate the secretive organization.

A streetwise amateur mechanic, Clare takes a dim view of book smarts—she is of the opinion that higher education is for people who can't handle the real world. In short order, she alienates a popular professor and begins to lose the respect of her police superiors. Soon, another politician is killed, and Clare steps up her clandestine involvement with the suspect students. When two more politicians die, the race begins to apprehend the culprits before her own duplicity can be revealed.




That's it for this week, peeps! I can't wait to peek at what was in your mailboxes this week! Be sure to stop by The Story Siren to see more buzzed about books and share a few of your own!

7 comments:

  1. Loved Ender's Game & Warm Bodies!!! I still have Rot & Ruin that I got cheap from a Border's going-out-of-business sale to read! I got Artemis Fowl too, but don't know much about it - heard good things though! Walking Dead.... eeeeeek. Man, I love that show. Finale was nuts. <3

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  2. I liked Ghostgirl. It was really cute. And it had to be in my top 5 covers. Rot & Ruin looks so chilling. I almost forgot that The Walking Dead won't be on tonight. :( Thanks for stopping by. I hope you love your books.

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  3. Netgalley is awesome:) I hope to get to The Girl in the Clockwork Collar soon. Enjoy your new books!

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  4. Great set! I want to read China Mieville's books. I love Ender's Game.
    My IMM

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  5. I really enjoyed Dead Politician Society. I have book 2 to read as well. The Absolutionist is on my tbr list.

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  6. YAYYYY for Ender's Game & The Fiery Cross!! I'm re-reading TFC right now :-)

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  7. Warm Bodies is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy it!

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