In My Mailbox (19)

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June 24, 2012 by Heidi

IMM 19 at Bunbury in the Stacks

Whew! I hadn’t realized it’s been three weeks since my last IMM, and I’ve gotten lots of wonderful goodies in my mailbox in that time.  Along with my books, I got some awesome swag including a Banned Books bracelet that I’ve had my eye on since I first picked up an ALA catalog.  Thanks so much, Pam (Bookalicious.org)!  Take a gander:

book cover of Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoybook cover of Crewel by Gennifer Albinbook cover of Eve and Adam by Michaeol Grant and Katherine Applegate

Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy | GoodReads|Amazon
I’ve mentioned this one a few times because it’s one of this year’s contemporary titles I’ve been most excited for!  So happy to finally be able to read it myself, as I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a win in my book.  Received for review as part of tour.  Thanks Lit Logistics and Simon Pulse!
Crewel by Gennifer Albin | GoodReads|Amazon
How unique and interesting does this debut sound?  So intrigued by this one, and I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things from those who’ve read it so far.  On top of which I had the opportunity to meet Gennifer at BEA and she was positively lovely.  ARC copy received from MacMillan, thank you!
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate | GoodReads|Amazon
This book arrived with what was pretty much the funniest press release ever.  Described as a sci-fi Biblical rom-con, I can’t help but be wound up over this one, particularly since it comes from the husband and wife team who brought us such awesomeness as The Animorphs.  Also from MacMillan, thanks much and yay!

book cover of Dark Star by Bethany Frenettebook cover of Dualed by Elsie Chapmanbook cover of Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette | GoodReads|Amazon
Um…superheroes and supernatural creatures in Minneapolis?  SAY NO MORE.  Thanks to Disney Hyperion for the ARC via NetGalley.
Dualed by Elsie Chapman | GoodReads|Amazon
Don’t the covers for Dualed and Dark Star look like they were meant to go together?  Particularly digging this one though.  To me, the premise made me think of What’s Left of Me only the two sides are separate, and certainly more violent.  I dig it, can’t wait!  Alas, this one’s not out till 2013.  I’ll certainly be reading ahead.  Thanks Random House for the ARC from NetGalley!
Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler | GoodReads|Amazon
I was so excited to have this one show up in my mailbox.  I’m a big sucker for anything that takes place near my home stomping ground, and this one certainly fits the bill.  My blogging buddy, Jasmine (A Room With Books), picked this one up for a bargain, and when she knew I was dying to read it she gifted it to me!  Bookish friends are seriously the best, I got this along with some of the swag in the pic.

book cover of Magic Slays by Ilona Andrewsbook cover of Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Grahambook cover of The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews | GoodReads|Amazon
From the library: the last Kate Daniels installment before I’m all caught up!  Well, minus Gunmetal Magic that is.
Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham | GoodReads|Amazon
Genevieve Graham is one of those incredibly sweet authors who was kind enough to offer a giveaway together with her interview over at my girl Asheley’s blog (Into the Hall of Books).  I was so happy to win this one as Outlander has me so in the mood for moar kilts!
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch | GoodReads|Amazon
This title was downloaded for free as part of Sync’s free audiobooks for the summer!  I wasn’t able to get Grapes of Wrath to work right, did anyone else have an issue?

book cover of Irises by Francisco X. Storkbook cover of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austenbook cover of The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Irises by Francisco X. Stork | GoodReads|Amazon
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen | GoodReads|Amazon
Same story here.  Loving some Sync!  These two are available through Thursday, you can download them here.
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis | GoodReads|Amazon
Also on audio, this one’s from the library.  As you can see on the sidebar, I’ve already started this one, and it’s fantastic so far.  I foresee recommending this one to you as soon as I’m done.

My Bunburying as of late:

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Let’s Talk About Sync, Baby
BEA Wrap-Up
With Bated Breath: BEA Edition
Series Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Little House on the Prairie: Year of the Classic Guest Post

As always, let me know what exciting goodies you’ve picked up lately, and what you’ve been up to!  Particularly since I’ve been so busy and absent this month.  What did I miss?

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15 comments »

  1. VeganYANerds says:

    Awesome haul, hun! I really want to read Being Friends With Boys, it sounds so good – looking forward to your review!

  2. janicu says:

    Nice! And that picture on the top looks so pretty. Books, books, books. :)

  3. So, LOTS of awesome stuff going on here! Eve and Adam sounds great, and I’m REALLY excited to read Crewel. I keep hearing that it’s kind of mind-blowing. And listen. You KNOW that I noticed that kilt RIGHT AWAY, yes?

  4. Oh, Heidi, those are some lovely books you are sporting there! Crewel, Dualed and Dark Star are WAY up there on my “But I want it NOW!” list:) I cannot wait to hear what you think of them!

    Take a Peek at What I’ll Be Reading

  5. Chachic says:

    Wow, you got so many books and swag recently! Hope you enjoy reading all of them. Really can’t wait to read Gunmetal Magic.

    • Heidi says:

      This is why I’m on lockdown! I have gotten so many books lately, I seriously need to cut out buying and the library for a bit. Got six more in the mail since writing this post! D:

      And YES, so excited for Gunmetal Magic. Kind of freaking out that my library apparently hasn’t ordered it yet.

      • Chachic says:

        Me too! It’s crazy how I have so many unread books in my TBR pile. The urge to buy books comes and goes – sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough and I want to buy more and sometimes, I feel overwhelmed by how many are in my TBR pile. LOL it’s crazy.

  6. Jasmine Rose says:

    Oooh. Eve & Adam looks super good. I can’t wait to see what you think about it!
    Hmm. I hadn’t realized that’s what Dark Star was about. I think I’ll wait until I see a few reviews for it, but it does sound intriguing.
    Well looky there, that’s me ;]

  7. Ohh, Heidi! So much wonderfulness (is that a word? I hope so). Anyway, a friend just reviewed Crewel, and she was absolutely thrilled! Also, I’ve had my eye on Eve & Adam since I first saw it, the cover is so intriguing. I can’t wait for you to read Magic Slays, it’s pretty awesome.
    Happy reading!

  8. Grace says:

    “Eve & Adam” looks so interesting! I picked up a copy at BEA, but it might be a while till I get to it. I look forward to reading your reviews!

  9. I love the audiobook love here. I guess I was lucky because I didn’t have a problem downloading the books. I’ll be excited to see what you think of The Eleventh Plague. I’ve listened to it and was kind of lukewarm on it, but it’s always good to get a second opinion ya know?

    • Heidi says:

      Yeah, Flannery said about the same thing on The Eleventh Plague audio, but I’m still curious enough to try. I tried downloading Grapes of Wrath twice, and only got about 2 hours each time! No I KNOW that audio should be more like 12…

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