In My Mailbox is a meme that was originally hosted by The Story Siren but has recently found a new home at The Mod Podge Bookshelf. Here you basically share what you have gotten over the past week or so, both physical and ebook copies. These are books you’ve won, books you’ve received for review, books you’ve bought, etc.
I haven’t done one of these posts in awhile, mainly because I’m broke. My summer job hasn’t started yet and I’m running low on funds. I’m the epitome of a broke college student right now! There are so many new releases out that I’m dying to read but unfortunately, they will have to wait a little while. I have received two new books, though, over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t want to make a post with just one book so I waited a bit.
Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by Zoe Aarsen
I won this through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway that was hosted by the publisher: Lovestruck Literary! It’s a finished copy, which I wasn’t expecting. I can’t wait to read it. I love the cover! It’s the first in a series so here’s hoping it’s really good 🙂
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
I was sent an ARC from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children! I’ve been dying to read this one and was excited when I received the ARC for review. They also changed the cover! If you look on the Goodreads page, it’s something completely different but has the same watch face on it. The note that came with it said that this (the ARC) is the new official cover. I can’t decide which one I like better. This new on has a dark forest scene in the background. You can’t tell from the picture, sorry! It took me a while to notice it. The watch is raised and a very shiny metallic color. Once again, you can’t really tell from my phone’s awesome camera.
What have you gotten this week?
I won the first two books in the SHADES OF LONDON series (THE NAME OF THE STAR and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH) by Maureen Johnson through a giveaway hosted by Destination Elsewhere on facebook. I was pretty excited that I won! THE NAME OF THE STAR is paperback and came out in 2011 and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH came out on March 28, 2013 so it’s a fresh, new hardback 🙂 The next book is due out sometime next year from Speak/Penguin Group. It sounds like a fantastic series and I really can’t wait to start them. The covers are hauntingly beautiful, aren’t they?!
I won a set of oracle cards from the HOUSE OF NIGHT series through a giveaway hosted by Uniquely Moi Books. If you haven’t read any of the books in the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, you’re missing out! It’s a unique take on vampires. Each book just gets better and better. So far there are 10 published in the series and the 11th is set to be released October 15, 2013. I have all of the books so far, so these oracle cards are a perfect companion and look great on my shelf that is purely devoted to the series!
I received an ebook ARC of the fantasy novella, THE SECRET EATER by Ros Jackson for review. It sounds quite interesting and it’s different from anything I’ve read recently. It’s release date is in July so be expecting a review around then!
If you didn’t see my post last week, Penguin Teen is letting everyone read the first 70 pages of THE FIFTH WAVE for free! Just go over to their tumblr post and download it to your device or computer! I really can’t wait for this book to come out next month.
I got an invite on NetGalley to download, read, and review THE TESTING
by Joelle Charbonneau and I almost fell off my chair. I first heard about it on goodreads and entered a giveaway, which I didn’t win. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I found out it was on Netgalley. This new series sounds AMAZING. There’s a banner on my left sidebar that you should definitely click. It’s such a cool website, trust me. It also has a prequel, excerpt, and fun quiz. I can’t wait to read this!
So I have some exciting news: my ARC of SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray came in today. I’m so excited!
This is my first ever physical ARC and it happens to be from a famous New York Times bestselling author and from one of my favorite publishing companies, HarperTeen. (Please refer to above gif)
Ready for some pictures? Sure you are!
The book is beautiful in person! What you can’t see in the pictures is the dust specks all around the top of the cover. And the blue flame is gorgeous. I can’t wait to start reading this! I have a big test tomorrow so I’ll have to postpone starting until this weekend. Hopefully I can finished up THE SUMMER PRINCE in the next couple of days and then can dive into this one. Make sure to check out the summary and add this to your TBR list on Goodreads!
I would like to thank Goodreads, HarperTeen, and Claudia Gray for hosting this giveaway and providing me a free ARC copy of SPELLCASTER.