Sunday, May 27, 2012

In My Mailbox - #6

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.

It appears I've had a stroke of good luck this past week. Over the past week I was the winner of two giveaways. I was quite surprised and stoked!!! And if it weren't for either of these giveaways I wouldn't have had anything in my mailbox. So I'm extremely grateful and I totally want to figure out how to pass on the love by hosting my own giveaway at some point. Hopefully I'll get that worked out before too long. In the meantime, here's my mailbox...

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By: Dan Wells

Published: February 28th 2012 by Balzer + Bray

468 pages

Goodreads description--Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar Galactica, Partials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.

This giveaway was hosted by Maggie @ Reading Diva's Blog! Much appreciation to Maggie for hosting this giveaway and I'll definitely be posting a review once I'm finished with it.

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Graffiti Moon

By: Cath Crowley

Published: February 14th 2012 by Random House Children's Books

260 pages

Goodreads description--Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.

And this giveaway was hosted by Kat @ The Aussie Zombie! Full disclosure, I don't actually have this book in hand yet, but I wanted to go ahead and feature it in my mailbox this week. Much love and thanks to Kat for hosting this giveaway as well! And of course, will review this on my site as soon as I've read it also.

I do believe that's it for my mailbox this week. What did you guys get in your mailbox?


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sandy! I bought Partials awhile ago, but still haven't gotten around to reading it. But it sounds like fun.

    1. I'll have to let you know if I liked it or not when I'm finished. Only about 15% into it now, but so far so good. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Oh my gosh you won such great books!! I have been dying to read both of these.

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  3. Partials sounds so good, I'll have to buy it!

    Letterbox Love!

    1. Hopefully I'll be finished with it by the end of this week and can review it next week. I'll have to try to remember to let you know what I thought about it.

  4. Both of those look like really great novels!! Enjoy them! New follower! Check out what I got this week!

    1. Thanks for the follow. And thanks for checking out my blog! I really appreciate it. I'll swing by and check out your mailbox too.

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    1. I love your blog title! Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!

  6. Wow you did have a lucky week! I've seen reviews of Partials before and it sounded interesting, but now after reading the goodreads review and the comparison made to both Battlestar Galactica AND The Hunger Games, it will definitely have to make my TBR list. Hope you enjoy reading it and Graffiti Moon! Have a great reading week!

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