Saturday, January 15, 2011

In My Overstuffed Mailbox (42)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you received for review, purchased, or checked out from the library during the past week.

Because it has been a month since my last IMM post, the list this week will be extra long! Links will take you to my reviews (Entice and Crusade) or to Goodreads.

For review (from ARC tours):

Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

Entice by Carrie Jones

Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

I've read all of these except for The Iron Witch, which I will be reading this coming week.

For Christmas (from my awesome sister Usha):

From the Library:

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

I have been waiting and waiting for this one so hopefully I'll get to read it soon. I hope the book will live up to its beautiful cover and all the hype

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

I reserved this one right away when it won the Michael Printz Award and I was surprised it arrived so quickly. I didn't try last year's Printz winner because Going Bovine didn't appeal to me at all.

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

This sounds so fantastically suspenseful and it is a Printz Honor book

I didn't know anything about this book until it was named a Printz Honor book

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

I already had this on my TBR list but moved it up the list when it received a Printz Honor

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

I've heard that this is fantastic and I look forward to reading it soon

The Dowry Bride by Shobhan Bantwal

Such a beautiful cover and compelling story line. I am reading this for the South Asian Author Challenge and POC Challenge

The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal

This is another SAAC/POC Challenge selection but a bit lighter than The Dowry Bride

Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King

Scottish history and a beautiful cover drove me to pick this one up

Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

I may not have time to read this one but it received positive reviews and is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in post-Civil War Texas so I will do my best to get to it

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Such a beautiful cover and so many good reviews for this one. I have to read it soon because there is a long waiting list at the library. I will endeavor to try starting it next week but at the rate I am receiving review books, it may not happen!

I love, love, love Tudor history and I kind of ordered it for my library even though we probably didn't need a dedicated biography of Catherine of Aragon. To be fair, it did receive good reviews and is the first biography of her in years. Supposedly it breaks new ground in looking at her life in Spain before she became queen number one for Bluff King Hal.

So that's my very overstuffed mailbox. Next week's should be back to normal. I hope...


  1. Totally awesome mailbox! I'm dying to real allllll of these! Can't wait for your reviews =)

  2. Ooh, enjoy Sarwat Chadda's book! He's a great writer. :)

  3. Entice, Wither AND Iron Witch???? JELOUS!!!!

    Stolen was really an amazing read. And Tyger Tyger was pretty fun. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is unforgetable!

    Hope you enjoy all of them :)

    BTW: Do you want to do a guest blog post?

  4. Wow, what a great stack! I hope you love TYGER TYGER!! :D

  5. Great books you got this week. The Iron Witch is one on my wish list. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  6. AWESOME books this week! The Stieg Larsson trilogy is AMAZING (well, the first 2 books, I don't have the heart to read the final & say goodbye to the characters >_<).

    Enjoy your books! =D

  7. My goodness such a lot of fabulous books. Many many of which I want. Enjoy!

  8. Awesome books! There are so many on there that I want to read. Wither and Iron Witch look amazing. I also got The Lost Saint last week. Enjoy all your books!

  9. Wow! You have a GREAT set of books this week! Yowsa. *jealous* Love the blog too btw ;) Thanks for stopping over at my blog and following! I'm now your newest follower too!

  10. Phew that is a hefty list! :) Lots of great stuff, though---loved Tyger and The Lost Saint. Vera Deitz was really unique, very intense. I'm really looking forward to your views on Iron Witch and Wither!

    Enjoy all your books!

  11. Wow, great books! I've been hearing nothing but positive things about Wither, looking forward to your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

  12. That is a lot of amazing books! I am looking forward to reading your reviews of them. Happy reading!

  13. Wow, that's a ton of great books! There were a few on your list that I hadn't heard of, so I'll have to check those out. Enjoy your books

  14. What a huge haul of mixed genres. Enjoy the reading.


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