Saturday, April 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (52)

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.

Books I'm most excited about: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

For review:

I think this cover is beautiful and I hope the story lives up to it! I like that this is a YA steampunk novel and I am really looking forward to reading it.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

I think this debut has a promising premise as it is a twist on the Helen of Troy story. I like Greek mythology so hopefully I will enjoy Starcrossed.

The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn

I've only read Silent in the Grave (I hope to read Silent in the Sanctuary and the rest soon) but I loved it so much that I was excited to have the opportunity to review The Dark Enquiry. Now I need to get caught up on this fun mystery series!

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review these ARCs.


Most of these were purchased with gift certificates!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

I've only read the first chapter of this one because I have so many other books from the library or for review that I have to get through first!

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

This is one of my favorite fantasy books but I didn't own a copy. Now that it is out in paperback (to match Eona which releases this week!) I had to have a copy to reread. I was happy to be able to use the Borders giftcard I received from the 2010 POC Reading Challenge (thanks Ari!) to get a copy for my bookshelves.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I have been wanting to read The Help for years but the waiting list at the library has always been long. I decided to get my own copy (also using the Borders gift card) because I want to read it before the movie comes out this summer.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I wasn't planning to read this book because it had to do with the circus (which I hate) and clowns (which scare me) but when I saw the movie trailer and read an excerpt of the book I decided to give it a try. Since so many people are trying to read it before the movie comes out I purchased my own copy with the movie tie-in cover (I like it much more than the original). I may break my usual rule and go see the movie before I read it!

The Sari by Linda Lynton 

I have been eyeing this book for years and it sat languishing on my Amazon wishlist until I made an impulse buy decision.  In addition to beautiful pictures (not enough!) and illustrations of various sari types it also gives instructions on how to wear one. Since I have only worn a sari one time in my life, this will be useful because I am doing a program this summer at my library and I'm supposed to show people how to wear a sari!


  1. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them all! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  2. Great books this week! I got Deanna Raybourn's new book in the mail and am super excited as I have enjoyed all of her other books. And I can't wait to read Girl in the Steel Corset. Enjoy your books!

  3. Ohh, the steampunk one looks really good. I've never heard of it!
    I hope you enjoy :)

  4. Happy reading. Enjoy these books.

  5. Awesome books you got this week. Starcrossed looks really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  6. Really enjoyed CoFA so hoping you will too! And looking forward to your review on the Girl in the Steel Corset!

  7. Loved CoFA, wow you have Water For Elephants, nice cover:D


  8. CoFA is just simply amazing! i hope you enjoy reading it too! i have been waiting for starcrossed and the girl in the steel corset to be released. enjoy reading!

  9. Those books look amazing! The Girl in the Steel Corset sounds fabulous and I really hope it does live up to that gorgeous cover.

    I'm looking forward to Starcrossed being released. I already have it on pre-order.

  10. I've read Starcrossed, it's pretty good but I found quite slow in places. Also, have you noticed that the woman on the poster for Water For Elephants doesn't look a thing like Reese Witherspoon?

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  11. I love "The Help" It witty and will leave you satisfied...
    Hope you'll enjoy it
    here's what I got this week

  12. Fantastic book week. Happy reading :D

  13. A great mailbox! They all look fab. I LOVED City of fallen angels :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  14. I've also got The Girl in the Steel Corset and Starcrossed waiting to be read. Both titles look amazing! I hope you enjoy all your awesome books this week!

  15. Really great set! I loved Water for Elephants and The Help and the sari book looks very interesting.
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  16. Great books! I got Starcrossed this week too and I can't wait to dive into it, I love anything that has to do with Greek Mythology. Enjoy them all! =)

  17. Steel corset looks soooo awesome!! i can't wait to hear what you think of it. The deanna raybourne books weren't for me, not enough romance :)

  18. I have The Help on my wishlist and I would also like to read Deanna Raybourne! Nice books!

  19. Great books this week! I just bought City of Fallen Angels too. Hope you like it! Here's mine:
    Happy reading!


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