In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, in order to bring books to the attention of readers and to encourage interaction between bloggers.  It's also a great way to discover new books to add to your ever-growing to-read list!  Stop by Kristi's blog to participate or to take a look at what bookish things everyone got this week.

It's been two weeks since my last IMM post - here are the books that I've gotten since last time:

Borders had a big sale on some older hardcovers, so I took advantage of that this week and picked these up for about $3.99 each:

Paper Towns by John Green

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar.  So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery.  But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him.  Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

Rumors by Anna Godbersen

After bidding good-bye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.

All eyes are on those closes to the dearly departed:  her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind -- including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.

As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past.  In this delicious sequel to THE LUXE, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal...or more precious than a secret.

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester.  But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world...for spies.

Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know.  Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists?  And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester?  And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely?

Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her.  She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests -- code name:  Blackthorne.  Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top secret status at risk.

Soon Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name.  Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart - and her beloved school - are higher than ever.

I also bought these for my Kindle:

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them. 

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away. 

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up.  The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition.  The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry.  Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run.  His own people have turned on him.  His title is worthless.  All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service.  She's a brilliant airman.  But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure.  One that will change both their lives forever.

And this one I snagged for review from NetGalley:

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

My name is Meaghan Chase.

I thought it was over.That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stay by my side. Drag me into the core of a conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. You got some good ones! I love sales! I have Leviathan here but haven't gotten to it yet :)

  2. I have Unwind and can't wait to read it. It got an amazing review from Kelli at I'd so Rather be Reading. I really enjoy's Kelli's perspective so I bought it when she raved on how amazing it was.

    Hope you enjoy it too :)

  3. Love the Alley Carter books. And I've always meant to read Paper Towns.
    My IMM

  4. Oh, there's nothing more irresistible than books on sale! These all look great---I really want to read the Luxe series someday! Looking forward to Iron Queen, too!

  5. You are in for a treat. I have read all of these except the Iron Queen, which I have been told is good. Enjoy!

  6. I remember unwind! It was a brilliant and well written book! Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did (really keeps you on the edge, trust me!) Great IMM!

  7. Oh, The Luxe series is one of my all time favorites!!

    great blog!

    Girls with Books
    Teen Bookshelf

  8. Love the cover for Rumors. Great mailbox. Happy Reading.

  9. A Tamora Pierce lover?! I love you. :)

    Anyway, awesome grabs this week! I've yet to read Leviathan, so I'm eager to see what you think of it. :) Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy sounds great - I'll be eagerly awaiting your review of it. <3


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