Saturday, September 29, 2012

In My Mailbox #50

Saturday, September 29, 2012 with 14 comments

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  It's a weekly meme where we all get to brag about the books and swag we got in the mail, for review, won in contests, etc.

Look at me, being all "good" this week.  I guess I shouldn't really start patting myself on the back yet.  I still have three or four books that release on Tuesday that I haven't read yet.  D'oh.  If I get those read and reviewed by Friday, then I'll allow myself to feel accomplished.  Until then, here's what the book fairy brought me:

For Review:

The 13th Sign by Kristin O. Tubb - I requested this via Netgalley after Kristin at Blood, Sweat and Books posted her WoW this week.  I love the cover...there's just something about black and white and red that intrigues me.  (I loved The Night Circus cover, as well.  :D)  But I love astrology and the occult and throw in the fact that this is a middle-grade title, and I am sold that this book is going to be oh-so-much fun. 

Crewel by Gennifer Albin -  So, I had already received an egalley of this title from the publisher when lo and behold, a beautiful printed ARC arrived this week.  I've honestly been putting this one off, letting the hype build and build, until I just can't stand it any longer.  I can't wait to get started on it.  I've heard wonderful things, even from those who usually loathe the books I love.  Since it releases in a couple of weeks, I guess it's time I finally give in.  :)

Ironskin by Tina Connolly - Received a finished copy from the publisher even though I already had an egalley.  I've heard that in order to really enjoy this one, I need to forget that it's a reimagining.  Done.  :D

See?  I didn't do so bad this week.  Technically, I only requested one of these titles, and it doesn't come out until early next year, so I've got plenty of time.  Right?  Right?  =D

The Week in Review:

Current Giveaways:  Enter to win a PB boxed set of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman in the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop and show those crotchedy folks that they can't tell you what to read!

Winners:  Lacey won a copy of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan in the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop and Jenny from Mimosa Stimulus chose For Darkenss Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund as her prize in The Sunday Symposium #3 Giveaway

Cover Reveal:  Just for Now by Abbi Glines

Also, last week, I signed up for the Sweet Evil Read Along in October!  Won't you join us as we prepare to swoon over Kaidan?  I'm going to start reading the first nine chapters this weekend!  I cannot wait!

The Week Ahead:

The fifth post in my Sunday Symposium series will focus on familial relationships in YA novels.

If all goes well this weekend, I'll be reviewing Send Me a Sign, Through to You, and Ironskin later this week.  I hope I love them all.  The last couple of books I've read have resonated really well with me, so I'm optimistic.  =)

Also, I hope you'll stop by and enter the giveaway on my stop of the Fangs, Fur & Fey Giveaway Hop, which starts early next week.  It promises to be fangtastic. 


  1. I heard great things about Crewel!! enjoy all your books!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Aaaah I'm so jelous of Crewel and Ironskin. Want want want want WAAAANNNNNT! I hope you enjoy them!!! :)

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

  3. I'm planning to start Crewel soon, and I'm hoping it will live up to all the hype that's been going around too! And woah, I love the cover for Ironskin! Happy reading! :)

  4. Crewel looks amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on it. Hope you enjoy it xx

    My STS

  5. I've heard that Crewel is really good but I'm also interested in The 13th sign! I finished Ironskin on Friday and I agree with what you heard. I think it was interesting to see what the author did with the Jane Eyre elements but I got kind of hung up on that for a while before I put it more into the background and focused on the actual story. Happy reading!

    Here's my StS

  6. The 13th Sign looks interesting. I like the cover too. Hope you enjoy it!

  7. Ironskin and Crewel have peaked my curiosity. Hope you enjoy them!
    My Stack

  8. I want to read Crewel and IronSkin,they look awesome! Enjoy and I can't wait to see what you think of them.

  9. I also have Ironskin and Crewel for review and can't wait for them both. I look forward to your opinions of them, Jen! Happy reading and enjoy your wonderful goodies. :)

  10. Great book haul. I've been hearing good stuff about Crewel. I can't wait to read your thoughts. Enjoy!

  11. Jen, thanks for requesting a copy of THE 13th SIGN! I hope you enjoy it! You've got a great stack - happy reading!
    -Kristin Tubb

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