Highly Anticipated 2012 Releases

Sunday, May 1, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

My first edition of I.M.M.!

For those of you who would like to more about the wonderful origins of In My Mailbox (started by Story Siren), click the picture below! 

All the books listed here I've purchased from half.com from user Better World Books!

It is an AMAZING store in which I love to buy books! Look at this statement of theirs:

To date, we have raised millions of dollars for literacy, saved millions of books from landfills, created jobs for hundreds of people, and provided wonderful books to millions of readers worldwide. The rest of the story is still being written. We invite you to join us on our journey. It’s only going to get better.

Isn't that amazing?

Anyway, moving on......

Here are the books I've received today! 

I hope you see one that you'll want to read as well!


The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

I've read the first 2 of this trilogy, and I loved them. I know it's late, but I wanted to finally finish it!

Looks amazing!

I wanted to put up a summary of this, but I don't want to ruin it in case anyone hasn't read the first two yet. If you haven't, you should definitely check them out!


Wicked Lovely (Books 1-4) by Melissa Marr
(Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, and Radiant Shadows)

I haven't actually read any of these yet, but I've heart great things. I decided that I would be bold and buy all four at once. 

I know how I get with series and I hate having to wait to buy the next one, because I only bought one at first. 

I chose the right time to read them, too, because the fifth and FINAL book in the series, Darkest Mercy, was just released! So now I can read all of them straight through without having to wait an eternity!

Here's a summary (from Amazon) of the first book, Wicked Lovely, for those of you who may be interested:

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.

Sounds amazing, right?! I can't wait!


Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

I knew nothing about this book when I ordered it, other than the fact that it came highly recommended, so I decided to check it out.

Here's the summary from Goodreads for those who are intrigued (like me!):

When Alexis's little sister Kasey becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks nothing of it. Kasey is a weird kid. Period. Alexis is considered weird, too, by the kids in her high school, by her parents, even by her own Goth friends. Things get weirder, though, when the old house they live in starts changing. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in. Kasey is changing, too. Her blue eyes go green and she speaks in old-fashioned language, then forgets chunks of time.
Most disturbing of all is the dangerous new chip on Kasey's shoulder. The formerly gentle, doll-loving child is gone, and the new Kasey is angry. Alexis is the only one who can stop her sister — but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?

Are you curious? I know I am! I can't wait to read it!


Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

So, I am COMPLETELY a sucker for anything that mentions "Happily Ever Afters" and "Princess" stories. This is, of course, one of the main reasons that my favorite author just happens to be Meg Cabot!

That is the main reason I bought this book......but the summary makes me want to read it too! Not to mention the ADORABLE cover! *Squeal* 

Especially around this time with the Royal Wedding being just this week! It definitely has put the idea of princesses in my mind!

I can't wait to begin this book!

Here's the summary (from Kay Cassidy's website) for those who love princesses as much as I do:

What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?

Sixteen year old Jess Parker has always been an outsider.  So when she receives an invitation to join The Cinderella Society, a secret society of the most popular girls in school, it’s like something out of a fairy tale.  Swept up by the Cindys’ magical world of makeovers, and catching the eye of her Prince Charming, Jess feels like she’s finally found her chance to fit in.

Then the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch-enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers there’s more to being a Cindy than reinventing yourself on the outside.  She has unknowingly become part of a centuries-old battle of good vs. evil, and now the Cindys in charge need Jess for a mission that could change everything.

Overwhelmed, Jess wonders if The Cinderella Society made a mistake in choosing her.  Is it a coincidence her new boyfriend doesn’t want to be seen with her in public?  And is this glamorous, secret life even what she wants, or will she risk her own happy ending to live up to the expectations of her new sisters?

Sounds adorable, huh?


When Heaven Weeps by Ted Dekker

So, I actually have read this book before, but I actually purchased it as a gift. It is a wonderful and beautiful story. 

A review on amazon summarizes it in one sentence:

A young girl and how her remarkable trials and errors drastically alter the events of her life and everyone she meets--ultimately helping her find the secret of how to find true love

Sounds beautiful, doesn't it? 

Well, it is.

I definitely cried.

It is truly a picture of love that is so beautiful it brought me to tears. 

Wonderful story-telling. 

Highly recommended. 


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Great cover, huh?

I already want to read it just by that alone!

But let's look at a summary first (from the Beautiful Creatures website):

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

I would love to catch up on both this and Beautiful Darkness before Beautiful Chaos is released in October!

I've got lots of reading to do soon!!


Mortal Instruments Series (First 3) by Cassandra Clare

This is the only of my purchases that I didn't get from Better World Books. This I purchased at Borders with a coupon! It was a steal, for they all came in a fancy box set.

I am really trying to catch up on reading what is current, and I decided that this looked good and it was definitely something worth reading!

Once again, I am a very hopeful reader, so I bought all 3 books right up front!

Besides, if by chance I didn't like one (which I doubt), I could always pass it on to another reader or even to one of you!

This looks great, though, and I can't wait to start.

Here's the summary from The Mortal Instruments website for newbies like me:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon.
But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...


This sounds so good! I just can't wait! I can't decide which to read first out of my purchases! So many promising titles!

Which would you recommend? 

Have you read them?

Where should I start?

Let me know your thoughts!

Which book is the MOST 


1 comment:

  1. WOW!!! Thats alof books!! Jealous much lol. I have read alot of them and it would be hard to to recommend where to start lol. But probably Mortal Instruments, sooooo gooooood!

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