Saturday, April 30, 2011

In My Mailbox (April 30th, 2011)

In My Mailbox is a meme by The Story Siren to showcase our new books.  I have a ton this week, because B&N has been having an awesome Spring Clearance Sale and I also bought a few NookBooks as well.  I'll talk about the sale items first and these were all $1.99... unbelievable!

The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones has been on my wishlist for awhile now and I'm so excited I was able to get copy for so little!  Woo for awesome sales!  It's part of a series though, so we'll see if it's good enough to warrant buying the next one at full price haha.  If any of you have read this, let me know what you thought of it.  Thanks.

Paper Towns, by John Green has been recommended to me time and time again, so I was quick to select it.  I've heard lots of great things about John Green as an author as well and this will be my first book of his to try out.  I really like this version of the cover much more than the version for the NookColor as well, so I'm excited for that reason too.  :)  I hope it's as good as everyone has been saying.

East, by Edith Pattou is a retelling of a classic Norwegian fairy tale and I've had one of her other books on my wishlist forever now, so I was quick to snatch this one up!  I love the cover and you really can't beat $1.99 for a new book, it's awesome!

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period, by Gennifer Choldenko is written by a Newberry Honor award winner and a New York Times bestseller, so even though I hadn't heard of it before, I thought it looked good and selected it.  Also, it's supposed to be funny and most of you know how much lure that has for me!  If an author can make me laugh, then I'll be a fan for life since there's nothing better than laughter.

So, I thought this was the Bruiser I had on my wishlist, but that one is by Neal Schusterman and this one is by Ian Chofao.  Oops and thank goodness it was only $1.99, because it doesn't have very good reviews on Goodreads.  Some people even gave it one star.  Oh well, it's too late now and I'll have to be more careful and remember lots of different books have the same name!

Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen will be my first Sarah Dessen book ever and I picked it because of all the compliments I've heard about the author.  I don't know if I'll like it and I haven't read a sample or anything, but once again, it wasn't much of a risk for less than two bucks!  Woo, I'm still basking in the joy of this sale, which is still going on for those interested, follow my link at the top of this post.  :)

The Princess and the Bear, by Mette Ivie Harrison is about a hound who was once a princess and a bear who was once a prince.  It has elements of old fairy tales and is unique in that it follows the adventures of animals, even though they used to be humans.  It is also the second book in a series, but many say it reads just fine on its own, so hopefully that's true, because the first one was not on clearance, but this one was... so clearly, it's the one I chose!  Lol anyway, I love the cover as well. 

I love A.A. Milne and the creative writing and fun whimsical perspectives are definitely a delight and I would recommend anything from the Winnie-the-Pooh series to anyone.  It's not just for kids or parents if you ask me.  There is so much symbolism and so many interesting riddles, I think anyone can truly enjoy it.  I found Now We Are Six in the clearance list and it's about a sixth birthday so it will be something I can pass down to my child as well.  Everyone in the family will be able to have fun reading this one!

Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris was another one I hadn't seen before, but it looked good.  Here's the synopsis from Goodreads, "A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father."  Sounds great for two bucks!  Lol.

Now for the second in the Mortal Instrument series (read my review for the first one here) and the first of my new NookBooks (just to clarify lol, this was not two dollars) and I'm glad to be able to continue the tale.  I am currently reading Anna and the French Kiss though, so it won't be right now.
Illusions, by Aprilynne Pike is the 3rd in the Laurel series (read my review for Wings here and my review for Spells here) and it will be out on May 3rd, so I pre-ordered it.  I look forward to reading it, but my friend Lexa from Pages of Forbidden Love said it wasn't as good as the first two, so I'm not rushing to read it.  I hope the series picks up again by the fourth book though if that's true!  

And finally, since everyone has been raving about this book, I decided it was a good idea to pre-order it as well!  Divergent, by Veronica Roth is apparently a great dystopian similar to The Hunger Games (which I gave those 3 books 5/5 stars before I started blogging), so I am hoping I agree with those sentiments and I'm excited to read it.  It comes out on May 3rd as well.  I love dystopians, so it should be right up my alley and I look forward to reading it.  Perhaps I'll get to it after one more book.  I'll probably finish Anna and the French Kiss tonight, so I still need one more before Divergent is available for download!  Graceling has the third most votes on my poll, so maybe that will be my choice. 

Well, that was fun sharing my huge IMM this week.  What did you all get?  I got my 3 NookBooks, 9 books for me and 14 children's books for my future baby!  All-in-all, 28 books!  Quite a haul lol, especially considering almost all of them were only $1.99...  :)  Share your IMM with me now, did anyone else pre-order Divergent? 


  1. I love Paper Towns!

  2. Great haul! I did the same thing when I was pregnant. My daughter had her own library when she was still in the womb. LOL

  3. Haha, mine will too, probably before I even know the sex, but once I do I can add in some more gender-specific books! Right now I'm trying to stick to unisex stuff. :)

  4. Once Upon A Marigold was really cute! I'm reading Paper Towns right now, and so far it's great.

  5. Seeing quite a bit of Divergent! Hope you like it!

    My IMM goes up tomorrow, be sure to stop by!

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  6. I've never read Sarah Dessen, but I hear wonderful things about her and her books. You'll have to let me know of your first Dessen book. I may need to pick one up, finally. I've also heard Divergent is a really good dystopian. It's not like all the others and therefore finally something that breaks the mold. I'll have to keep posted for your review.


  7. Wow, so many books!

    I just reviewed Divergent, and it was SO GOOD!!!! Definitely a must-read. I can't believe you accidentally purchased the wrong Bruiser! I want to read the one by Neal Shusterman as well, but I didn't realize there was another. Paper Towns has great reviews as well, so I'll have to check that one out. Great mailbox!


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