June 24, 2012 by Heidi
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:
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!
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.
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?
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
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?