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Sunday, December 20, 2009

In My Mailbox - #14 12/20/2009

(Meme from The Story Siren)

Sooooo many books this week eeeeeeeeeeee~~!! =D

1 giveaway
4 catologue
3 bought
6 borrowed
Total = 14!! =D

GIVEAWAY:




The Hour Glass by Hilary Spiers

Won this from Goodreads. It's a short story anthology. Will be using the holidays to go through the short stories, along with my little towering pile of anthology collections I neglected this year... I'll do my best to get a full review up, but no promises.




CATALOGUE:



Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Eeeeeeee so excited for this book! There's WWII and women and plane pilots and POC and it just sounds like a really, really promising YA historical novel, if the first chapter is anything to go by. >D






Kira-Ki
ra by Cynthia Kadohata

A;LSKDFJASDLKFJ I GOT THIS HARDBACK FOR $9.99 CDN!!! ASL;DKJFDASL;JF Did I ever mention how much I love Kadohata? I love, love, love Kadohata. I haven't read Kira-Kira yet (blasphemous, I know), but if her other books are anything to go by, I'm confident that I'm going to love this one.






A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Rapunzel retelling! =D I love retellings, and I'm interested in how Bunce relocates the setting into 1700s England.









Luv Ya Bun
ches by Lauren Myracle

It just looks like a cute MG novel. And bonus: a diverse cast! =D







BOUGHT:

BLUE BLOODS BOXSET -
Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

You know how everyone has their guilty vampire reads? Well, the Blue Bloods series is mine. Yes yes it's generic and way too much brand-name dropping and the writing is horrid and the cast sucks but THE CRAZY MYTHOLOGY OF EPIC, YOU GUYS. REINCARNATIONS! PSEUDO-INCESTUOUS TWINS. It's like Gossip Girl meets Twilight meets Angel Sanctuary and it makes my heart die in happiness.

BORROWED:



The A
bsolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

I already reviewed this. SO GOOD. I'M BUYING MY OWN COPY THIS WEEK OR WHENEVER IS THE CLOSEST CHANCE I GET TO HIT A BOOKSTORE.








Shrinking Violet
by Danielle Joseph


Cute, light-hearted read. Lots of fun, but not exactly a book I'm going to remember in the future or thinking about getting my own copy though. Will do a write up for it soon.








The Kiss of Death
by Marcus Sedgwick


It's about time I started a Sedgwick novel, and I thought I'd start of with this copy. From the first few pages it looks really promising.








The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriot

Retelling of the Wild Swans! Which is like, only one of my favourite fairytales of alllllll tiiiiiime~~ I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it'll end up being good.







Strange Angels
by Lili St. Crow


Borrowed on a whim. it's one of those titles wherein I see the cover on sites so many times that I finally got curious enough to check it out.








Riot
by Walter Dean Myers


Because I felt the need to check out more of Myers stuff, and the whole draft riots aspect of this novel sounded interesting.

4 comments:

brizmus said...

Ooh! Some of these books look fantastic!!
I've never heard of the Swan Kingdom, but wow, it looks beautifuL!

Cindy said...

Shrinking Violet is wonderful! I'm also now a follower ! Enjoy!

MissAttitude said...

oooooo wats the wild swans? I'm probably not going to get a chance to read Shrinking Violet until the new year, but your response to the novel is what I've been hearing a lot, cute but not too memorable. Riot was good, not great. I'll be interested in reading your review on that. Yay Flygirl! Oh I wanna read Luv Ya Bunches. I'm jealous of all the books you got :)
I'm off to read your Absolutely True Diary review. Oh and I'm linking Asian eyes in my review of A girl Like Me, because I just realized that I never added into my review how irked I was by character's being described as having 'almond-shaped eyes' or having 'asian eyes'. gahhhhhhhhhh!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books!

Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

Happy Holidays!