Apr 15, 2012

In My Mailbox (13)

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.

In My Mailbox (13) by Bunbury in the Stacks

Hi friends!  I made the mistake of letting myself go into the MG section of the library this week, but was able to cut myself off after only three books.  Here’s the stack (clicky for GoodReads):


The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf – Moly Harper: I finished this first book in this series, How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf, about a week or so ago and had so much fun, I ran out to get the second.

I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella: I haven’t read any Sophie Kinsella before, but this one sounds cute and has gotten good reviews from bloggers I heart like Angie (Angieville) and Holly (Book Harbinger).  Since I’ve recently jumped on the chick-lit train, I decided to check it out!

Girl in Blue – Ann Rinaldi: On Twitter, Tara (Hobbitsies) reminded me of the existence of Ann Rinaldi.  She was one of my favorite authors in middle school when I was on this massive historical fiction kick, and somehow I forgot about her!  I realized my library has a sizable stack of her books, including Girl in Blue, which involves a girl dressing as a boy to fight in the civil war, and we all know how I feel about that sort of thing!

Castle in the Air – Diana Wynne Jones: The first companion book to Howl’s Moving Castle, I had to have it immediately after finishing the former and loving it so much.

This Dark Endeavor – Kenneth Oppel: I’ve wanted to read this one since it came out, and when my eyes happened to glance over it on the shelf, I couldn’t stop myself from grabbing it (it was at the point I made myself exit the stacks)…


audio book cover of Black Heart by Holly Black read by Jesse Eisenberg

Black Heart – Holly Black: I listened to White Cat not too long ago, and dug it so much I picked up Red Glove before I was through.  I’ll be starting that one today!  I put myself on the wait list for Black Heart, and was second…guess whoever was in front of me failed to meet the ‘you have three days to check this book out’ requirement, and I got Black Heart on Friday!


ARC For Review:

book cover of Blackwood by Gwenda Bondbook cover of Thieftaker by D.B. Jacksonbook cover of Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Blackwood – Gwenda Bond: A contemp that brings in the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke—sounds potentially awesome to me!  Thanks to Strange Chemistry and NetGalley.

Thieftaker – D.B. Jackson: Historical fantasy set during the revolutionary war?  Yes please!  Thanks to Tor Books and NetGalley, I am SO excited for this one.

Shadowfell – Juliet Marillier: It haven been literally weeks since I’d requested this one, I’d pretty much given up hope and happily resigned myself to reading this one when it comes out.  But no, Random House came through for me, and I thank them and Edelweiss very much for this ARC!

This Week of Bunburying

Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Top Ten Tuesday: I’ve Been Had!
Salute Your Shorts: Mouse Koan by Catherynne Valente
Audio Review: The Help by Katheryn Stockett
Waiting on Wednesday: Two and Twenty Dark Tales
Review: Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Thoughts on Young Adult: The Movie

Thanks for stopping by!  What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. If you are a fan of chick lit you will love I've Got Your Number. I'm a big Kinsella fan (although not of her real alter ego Madeleine Wickham randomly). I hope you enjoy all your goodies!

    The Week at Book Brats!

  2. OOOO Shadowfell looks really good and Black Heart! I hope you enjoy everything!

    Kayla @ Bengal Reads

    Here is My IMM Post "Click Here" :)

  3. Blackheart is the only one I've heard of. Awesome mailbox!
    My IMM is up as well http://moiraethefatesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-70.html


    So say we all!

  4. Oh good gracious I can't go down your list and comment on all the awesome so I'll pick out a few:
    I want to read the Oppel book something fierce. I shall live it through you until I get caught up a bit. (I'm cohosting a Contemporary Month in June and am trying to read thru a ton of those.)

    I've seen the Kinsella name around but have never read any of her stuff. I'm intrigued!

    Okay Blackwood - I grabbed this one too because HELLO the Lost Colony at Roanoke is pretty much almost in my backyard. I'm very near the coast of NC so I am always interested in books set in NC, especially ones THIS CLOSE. I'll be reading this one as well!

    Great stuff, gal!

  5. Haven't heard of Thieftaker before but it looks amazing!

    Aleksandra and her Mailbox

  6. Hope you enjoy reading Castle in the Air! You should have grabbed House of Many Ways while you were in the MG section so you can read them together. :P And I have a galley of Shadowfell too, really looking forward to reading that.

  7. I've Got Your Number? *squee* And Shadowfell? Congrats! I wish I hadn't finished it so quickly. *sobs* I was worried after not loving her first YA series but it was excellent! I'm very excited for the next book.

  8. great haul this week. i've never read any molly harper but i hear good things. i definitely want to pick up one of her book soon. i've been meaning to read this dark endeavor, too. i love the cover and am kind of sad that the sequel's cover is in a slightly different style. enjoy your books!

    my imm

  9. Great books this week! I had the whole library problem last week as well. I can't believe I let myself walk in there! LOL I cant wait to read the rest of Holly's series. I love it! Enjoy!

    My IMM: http://wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-35-one-with-all-ebooks.html

  10. I love the cover of Thieftaker. I requested a copy of Shadowfell as well - I so hope I get one! I love Julliet Marillier. Enjoy reading!

    Here's my Mailbox.

  11. Hi there Heidi, aren't libraries just awesome? I love mine here in Singapore as well, it's always wonderful to lose myself just looking at the new acquisitions in the shelves. I have quite a few Diana Wynne Jones in my own bookshelves (I've been collecting her titles), while I have Howl's Moving Castle, I don't have this one, so I am pretty jealous of your find. Ann Rinaldi is also another favorite! I have a few of her titles here at home, and I think I borrowed a few as well for our Girl Power theme. Enjoy your new reads!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks:

  12. I love visiting my library and would go weekly if I could, but I bring home too many books and then I get all backed up with my reading que! :) I love Sophie Kinsella's books and you should definitely check out the first two shop-a-holic books (after the first few I wasn't interested anymore). "Twenties Girl" is also pretty cute and I loved "Can You Keep a Secret" and "The Undomestic Goddess". Enjoy!

  13. Beautiful haul! Here's mine

    P/s I'm your new follower

  14. ANN RINALDI IS THE DEAL! Time Enough For Drums anyone?

    I legit can't wait to read your review of Girl In Blue.

  15. I really need to read Sophie Kinsella's newest novel!

  16. Those are some pretty awesome books you received this week! :)
    I hope you enjoy all of them !

    Happy reading!

    My IMM

  17. Enjoy that Sophie Kinsella novel! I haven't read anything by her but I hear fabulous things about her books. Black Wood and Black Heart both look good too. :)


  18. Wow, this is a great haul! I hope you'll enjoy all your novels. Still need to read Sophie Kinsella's novels. Any of them. XD

    Patricia // My IMM

  19. Thieftaker? OMG GET OUT! IT LOOKS SO COOL. I totally haven't heard of that one before it showed up in your mailbox and now I'm REALLY excited for it. Enjoy all your books :)

  20. I've Got Your Number was SO cute! I loved it.

    I'm wanting to read This Dark Endeavor too! It's one I keep forgetting to pick up.

    Happy reading!
    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out (my imm)

  21. OMG I love Sophie Kinsella! She is such a hilarious writer! Great books this week :) Happy reading!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  22. Black Wood looks great! I just just won Black Heart and can not wait to get started on it. Happy reading and enjoy My IMM  

  23. I absolutely LOVE Sphie Kinsella, and while I wasn't too big on her latest book (amongst her worst I think, aside from Twenties Girl, that book was just ugh)...it was still a fun ride.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf <--one of the funniest titles I've seen
    I guess it's a must have for Team Jacob. =)

    Happy reading,
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  24. SHADOWFELL, OH GOOD LORD, I'm a bit jealous right now. I absolutely love Juliet Marillier, so happy reading that one! :D You can't go bad with her.


  25. OMYGOSH! I LOVED Castle in the Air. When I found out Diana (the author) recently died from cancer I cried my eyes out. Awesome IMM this week!

    Here is my IMM

    Ezzy @ P a R a F a N T a S Y

  26. I've been meaning to read This Dark Endeavor for a while now so I look forward to seeing what you think about it :]

  27. Blackwood's cover is amazing!! Nice haul, and MG books are awesome ;) New follower as well.

    Check out mine? :)

  28. I've been meaning to get that new Sophie Kinsella book too I love her!! And I really have to red the 2nd White Cat book! I listened to the first too and Jessie is epic!!

    Xpresso Reads

  29. I have THIS DARK ENDEAVOR on its way to me, too! So excited for that one! Look forward to seeing what you think of all your ARCs. :) Happy reading, Heidi.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  30. I have THIS DARK ENDEAVOR on its way to me, too! So excited for that one! Look forward to seeing what you think of all your ARCs. :) Happy reading, Heidi.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  31. You've got so many titles that I want to check out!

  32. Oh wow, you got so many amazing-sounding books! I love Sophie Kinsella, so I'd love to check her newest offering out. :) I'd also like to check out that book by Kenneth Oppel. I read a book of his last year and loved it. :) Enjoy them all!

    New to your blog!
    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page


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