Sunday, September 23, 2012

In My Mailbox - 21 & Sunday Post - 12

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.

Had to buy this one the day it released!!!

The Raven Boys

By: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press

408 pages

Source: Personal Library

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

You guys I'm really excited about this one. For one, this is the first physical book copy that a publisher has sent me which makes it extremely exciting in and of itself, but it also sounds pretty stinking interesting! Thanks again Putnam Books/Amy Einhorn Books!

The Trial of Fallen Angels

By: James P. Kimmel

Expected Publication: November 8th 2012 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

384 pages

Source: Publisher (Thank you so much Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam!!!)

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Brek Cuttler has it all: a husband she loves, a daughter she adores, a successful law practice. And then one day everything she has ever known disappears. Brek finds herself standing on a deserted train platform, covered in blood. As she tries to comprehend what is happening to her, a man from her past approaches and explains that she has been chosen to join the elite team of lawyers charged with prosecuting and defending souls at the Final Judgment.

As Brek struggles to find her way back to her husband and daughter, she will discover that her first client holds the shocking secret of her fate. That seemingly disparate events during her life have conspired to bring her to a single moment in time that will determine her eternity. And that every act of kindness and cruelty sets in motion things beyond our wildest imaginations.

Spare Change

By: Bette Lee Crosby

Published: September 27th 2011 by Bent Pine Publishing

280 pages

Source: Kindle Freebie at the suggestion of Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--A Woman who is Superstitious to the Core…

A Boy who claims his Parents are Dead…

A Murderer who wants to Silence the Truth of What Happened.

Olivia Westerly knows what she knows—opals mean disaster, eleven is the unluckiest number on earth and children weigh a woman down like a pocketful of stones. That’s why she’s avoided marriage for almost forty years. But when Charlie Doyle happened along, he was simply too wonderful to resist. Now she’s a widow with an eleven-year-old boy claiming to be her grandson.

Winner of a Royal Palm Literary Award…Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about the important things in life, the madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that makes all the difference in an unusually independent woman.

With a foul mouth, dark secrets and heavily guarded emotions, Ethan Allen Doyle is not an easy child to like. He was counting on the grandpa he’d never met for a place to hide, but now that plan is shot to blazes because the grandpa’s dead too. He’s got seven dollars and twenty-six cents, his mama’s will for staying alive, and Dog. But none of those things are gonna help if Scooter Cobb finds him.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Because I already participate in the In My Mailbox meme (above), I'm just going to use this one as way to recap my week.


Monday: Review Fate (My Blood Approves, # 2) by Amanda Hocking (4 Stars)

Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite Book Covers - I cheated this week! Oops!

Wednesday: Waiting on Inferno

Thursday: Review Forgotten God by Francis Chan & Danae Yankoski (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday. Topic: Top 10 Series I Haven't Finished (this will be a fun one.)

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday...hopefully.

Thursday: Review of Flutter (My Blood Approves, # 3) by Amanda Hocking

That's it for my mailbox and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you get in your mailbox this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. I definitely have to get a copy of The Raven Boys after finishing Forever! Need a new fix! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by My Added to the Bookshelf Post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like you had a good haul this week - my book club is actually reading Raven Boys in November and I'm so excited!

  3. Love the covers of all three books. I haven't read any of them, but I've heard good things about The Raven Boys. Hope you enjoy reading all three.

  4. I have the Raven Boys and am dying to read it!
    Look forward to your Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished post -- I think I must have a hundred of those!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Nice haul.. The Raven Boys is really good. Hope you like it too.. Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by earlier..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. Nice haul! I picked up The Raven Boys too, figuring I'd give Stiefvater another chance after Shiver. :) I'd have cheated on your Top 10 too, I don't think I could come up with 10 celebrities I'd want to meet.

    I hope you love all three books, they all look great!

  7. the raven boys looks good, I love Maggie S.'s books :) Happy reading! Book Savvy Babe

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying this whole experience so far. These books all look great! The Trial of Falling Angels sounds really interesting. Also heard good things about the Raven Boys. Happy reading!

  9. So glad you grabbed Spare Change for free. Thanks for the shout out..sometimes you wonder when you post freebies, deals, suggestions if anyone sees them. Its so nice when you hear someone heard it and got a new book! I hope you like Raven Boys :) Have an awesome week and thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

  10. Oooh good haul! I'm going to have to check out The Raven Boys!

  11. I've heard good things about The Raven Boys! Nice haul!
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    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

  12. You are rockin' the book haul this week! Wow, you have some very happy reading in your future! Enjoy!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  13. You are rockin' the book haul this week! Wow, you have some very happy reading in your future! Enjoy!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  14. I've seen The Raven Boys around a lot lately on blogs. It looks like a good book.

  15. I'm also really interested in "The Raven Boys".
    Enjoy your new books!

  16. I've seen the Raven Boys around heaps lately, it has definitely made my TBR list!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS/SP!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace