Sunday, 22 January 2012

In My Mailbox

It's time for In My Mailbox, a weekly meme by The Story Siren!

I forgot to do one last week, so this In My Mailbox is a rather full one! I had a great week review-wise, and I have a lot of books to share with you (:

Thank you for all the authors & publishers that sent me their books!

Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page.

Received for review: 

In the blurb of Dust Girl, Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle series is mentioned, which is a series that I LOVE. So if it's anything like it, I think I will like Dust Girl too (:

It has Venice in it! And even though Venice looks a bit like shit nowadays (unless you like tourist-infested cities..) it's still a magical place that I love to read about. It seems to be a young-adult historical romance, which isn't usually my thing, but the plot seems interesting enough to keep my attention. Plus, it's written in verse. Which is strange. I like strange.

Even though mermaid books seem kind of trendy lately, I never read one. When I read the blurb for Lies Beneath, I knew I had to read this one though!

After reading Mira Grant's Feed I'm a bit hooked on zombie books. Insert a high-school and a near suicidal main character, put a nice cover on it. I won't be able to resist the temptation.

Well, talk about not in my comfort zone. The author of this book was so kind to send it to me. It's quite interesting actually, I'll have the review for it written up soon (:

Another one I was approached for by the author. I haven't started it yet, but my mother picked it up and started giggling after a few pages. I think I'll enjoy it!

So, that's it for me! What is in your mailbox this week? Leave a comment!


bethzaida medina said...

Love the cover of Dust Girl! Enjoy

Jo Jones said...

Great group of books.  Enjoy.

Mandy @ BlythesandBooks said...


'Dust Girl' looks nice, but I'm no fan of Libba Bray, I couldn't get through 'A Great and Terrible Beauty'. It was agonizing slow! But if you liked the Gemma Doyle books let's hope this one is like them indeed!
I love the cover for 'Sisters of Glass'! Gotta love Venice indeed, it's such a magical setting!
I'm not into the Mermaids and Zombies yet, but I may have to be some day... 
Enjoy your books! 
Blythes & Books: In My Mailbox 8

rogier said...

njoy all
the last1 looks promising

Kat said...

Great books - I'm going to have to see if I can track down This is Not a Test!  Look forward to hearing what you think of it :)

My IMM @ The Aussie Zombie 

The Nocturnal Library said...

This is not a Test: I have a book by the same author IMM this week, Cracked up to be. I'll be looking forward to what you think!
Here's my IMM
Lisa O. @ The Nocturnal Library

Michelle said...

I am so excited about Lies Beneath. The author is going to be on our podcast this year too. Mermaids in Lake Superior = AMAZING idea.

lisa said...

Ooooh, verse novels are fantastic. Well, at least the one's I've read. They are emotional and awesome and read SUPER quick. All of which are total wins for me. :)

Happy reading!

The Muggle said...

I also can't wait to read "This is not a test", and enjoy Lies Beneath!

The Muggle
1. US/Can Giveaway of Tempest by Julie Cross
2. My International Giveaway

Michele said...

Heh.. "Ugly to Start With"? lol.. I'd be giggling just from the title! If that's any indication, should be an interesting book :)

Michele | IMM | 2-Book Giveaway

Jez Lee said...

Great books! I'm dying to read Dust Girl and What Lies Beneath. Ugly to Start With sounds real hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

Don't forget to enter my Dragon's Oath Audiobook Giveaway
Jez's Bookcase

Natalie @ Mindful Musings said...

I like the Gemma Doyle series as well, so that first book might be something I'll have to keep my eye out for. I'm curious to see what you'll think of it! 

Tiffany said...

I can't wait to read This Is Not A Test, it looks soooo good. I'm a little jealous lol :) I hope you love all your new books!

Tiffany (new follower!)

kimba88 said...

Great haul. I grabbed the mermaid book and i think I requested This is not a test. 


I want to read This is Not A Test so bad. It sounds super awesome! I got Lies Beneath a few weeks ago from NetGalley and am really excited for it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Em @ A Beautiful Madness said...

So jealous you got This is not a Test. I can't wait to read it. Great Mailbox!
Happy Reading!
EmMy IMM postA Beautiful Madness

purplebull said...

I really want to read Courtney Summers books and I just cannot wait to start Lies beneath myself! looks very good! Happy reading♥

My IMM ((:
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Hannah Doermann said...

Thanks for commenting on my IMM :)

I really want to read This Is Not a Test - I love Courtney Summers!

Megan at Book Brats said...

Looks like you got some awesome stuff this week. I requested THIS IS NOT A TEST but haven't been approved yet. Here's hoping! Enjoy your new goodies!

IMM at Book Brats!

Nikki @ Under the Book Rainbow said...

You got some really good books! I want to read Lies Beneath, i love reading mermaid/merman books. Dust Girl seems like an unusual historical book, I can't wait to read it!
Happy reading!
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Meghan said...

I started Dust Girl, but it was a Netgalley copy, so it expired before I could finish. I'm not quite sure how I felt about it, though, it was very.. far out I guess :P.

I have been dying to read Lies Beneath and This is Not a Test! You are so lucky :).

Meghan at Books and a Cup of Tea

Annette said...

Dust Girl looks good. I've not seen this one before. Happy Reading!

Kat_06 said...

I really want to read both Lies Beneath and This is Not a Test! I love anything to do with zombies, plus I find the idea of Lies Beneath really creepy. :) So jealous of your IMM! 

-Kat @ Midnight Reader

Erin said...

Great week of books! [: This is not a test sounds really good, it is definitely one on my wishlist. Hope you enjoy all your books!
Thanks for stopping by my IMM!

Erin @ Let's Evaluate

Alison said...

Great set! I really want to read Dust Girl. I love the cover. Enjoy!

Giselle San Miguel said...

Great haul you got! This Is Not A Test looks like such a creepy novel! Ahh I want it!
---Giselle from booknerd.caIn My Mailbox

apodicticbookworm said...

Such a great IMM you got there :) I really need to check out Lies Beneath. The concept of mermaids just intrigues me!

Thanks for stopping by, cheers! 

Giselle said...

NIce haul! I can't wait to read Lies Beneath!

Xpresso Reads

Mesa said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so jealous you got This is Not a Test! I can't wait to read it. Amazing IMM!

Melanie Walters said...

Dust Girl seems really interesting. Enjoy your books!

Nicole M said...

I haven't read many mermaid books either, but Lies Beneath sounds awesome. Great IMM :)

The Reader's Antidote

Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea said...

Yay for Lies Beneath! This is Not A Test has such an awesome cover, it just makes you want to pick it up, doesn't it? Love it! Great IMM hun and hope you're all right! I'm done with all my exams now (I'll skip one of them and retake it next term/year - there's no way in hell I'd be able to read 3 books and a bunch of poems in one day) <3 Love you xxx

Andrea said...

Great mailbox!  Lies Beneath and This is Not a Test are on my WL!
Here is my Mailbox

Sonya@sonythebooklover said...

Nice haul happy reading.

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