In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where bloggers can discuss the books we got in the mail this week.
Last week I was cleaning house and was going through this stack of papers and guess what a found? A GIFT CARD!!!!! It had to have been from my birthday last year or the year before, either way, I was stoked! So what did I do? I SPENT IT OF COURSE! (Can you feel the excitement?) And what did I buy you ask? Well it just so happens that I'm about to tell you.
Because I've posted about City of Lost Souls before, I'll just post the link to Amazon . I'm reading this one right now, but I've been very disappointed in the amount of time I've been able to find to read. So I haven't made much progress yet, which is the sux. (Goodreads)
My friend, Lacy, read Divergent and said it was pretty awesome, and I've seen some other bloggers I follow that really enjoyed it. So that was my next pick. Goodreads Description--In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. (Amazon | Goodreads)
And because book 2 came out on May 1st, Insurgent was my third selection. Goodreads Description--One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature (Amazon | Goodreads )
And lastly, because a blogger I follow, Anna Reads, loves this books and I trust her opinion. It's been on my Amazon wishlist for probably about 2 years, Graceling. Goodreads Description--Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more. ( Amazon | Goodreads )
What did you get in your mailbox this week?