In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren in which you share the books you added to your collection in the past week.
Hi friends! So this week you get a rare real picture from me as I got LOTS of physical stuff. This is pretty unusual for me as the bulk of my reading is done digitally these days. Here's what I got, clicky for GoodReads:
From the library:
Dark and Stormy Knights - Edited by P.N. Elrod: I picked this up because it contains Ilona Andrews's short Kate Daniels story, A Questionable Client. I've already read it, and don't really plan to read the rest of the stories in the collection. If you've read any of them that I shouldn't skip, let me know!
How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper: So I've never done paranormal romance for adults, but Molly Harper was highly recommended by Melissa Marr, and I read what that woman recommends like it's my job. Molly Harper's more famous Nice Girls series is about a children's librarian who's a vampire, and while that's hard to resist, I'm much more of a werewolf kinda girl. Plus I think the cover's adorable and it looks like she either has a bra made of hair or a hairy chest...
Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones: This is one of those books I've always wanted to read, but just hadn't bothered to yet. Well, now's the time! I love this paperback cover. Totally cute and fun, and reminds me of a non-scary Baba Yaga's house.
Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen: Ahhhh!!! I cannot describe to you my reaction when I saw this one FINALLY came in for me. This was one of my most anticipated reads on 2012, and I cannot wait to read it. If only I didn't have obligations like book club books to get through before next weekend. Ugh!
From Erica (The Book Cellar):
Sooo...I was lucky enough to win the January prize pack for Erica's MG/YA Fantasy challenge! I finally got the package this week (not complaining at all, poor Erica just forgot to take prize books with her back to school after Christmas), and it's full of goodies! I got...
Everlasting - Angie Frazier: I honestly don't know much about this book other than that I adore the cover and it makes me think of Tuck Everlasting, which is enough reason to read anything if you ask me.
Cinder (ARC) - Marissa Meyer: I've already read (and loved) Cinder, but I borrowed my finished copy from the library, so it'll be nice to have this around for a re-read before Scarlet next year!
Swag: A chapter sampler for The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney. A completely awesome Witch Eyes bookmark signed by Scott Tracy, bookmarks for Forgive My Fins, Breath of Angel, Sirenz, The Iron Queen (my favorite after Witch Eyes), and Sweet Venom/a Sweet Venom sticker. I've never really been good at using actual bookmarks (I used to use gum wrappers, now I use library receipts), let's see if that changes.
For review from NetGalley:
Of course I did get some digital titles this week, here's what...
Railsea - China Mieville: You guys! I am so excited for this book, and I don't know why everyone else doesn't seem to be. China Mieville is one of the biggest names in sci fi/fantasy in the past few years with books like The City and The City and Kraken. He's been on my TBR forever (well, I did read The Tain in college), but now that he's coming out with a book 'for all ages' (aka it's YA but they don't want to say 'YA') I just have to pick it up! Railsea is a futuristic retelling of Moby Dick, where I'm pretty sure they go around on railways that are everywhere and hunt a giant white mole. Sounds awesome to me.
Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan: This is one I expect to see on a lot of IMM lists this week. Who isn't excited to read Sarah Rees Brennan's new series, especially with the gorgeous modern Gothic cover?
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman: So I honestly wasn't going to pick this one up (despite the amazing wood carving cover), but then my buddy Alyssa read it and raved about it to me, so I knew I had to check it out.
Thank you Del Ray and Random House!
So that's my haul this week...surprising considering as of Wednesday I was thinking of not doing an IMM post because I'd only received one book! Please ignore my carpet that needs vacuuming. Also fair warning, this week will be one of those weeks where I gush about books I loved like Grave Mercy, There Is No Dog, and The King of Attolia. I swear I'm not becoming one of those reviewers that has only good things to say about every book, that's just how the dice fell this time! Please stop by, and let me know what you got in your mailbox this week.