In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren in which we share the books we received for the week.
So, I had really planned to go to BEA this year. I mean really. But life happened last minute and that was that. Anyway, I was understandably bummed about missing the chance to breathe all that beautiful book air. But then, I came home from work on Tuesday and there was this box:
(Ra was very surprised as well...not that it's anything new. Everything surprises Ra. I call him Big Stupid. Most of the time he just stares into space and the other half he spends lying on his back in the middle of the floor watching the fan turn. He doesn't even know he's a cat. This week he thinks he's either a beach towel or a golf ball. Next week he might think he's the toaster or a bowl of petunias.)
So there was THAT THERE BOX and I opened it up and....
THIS WAS WHAT WAS IN IT! I went absolutely batshit BritBrit crazy. It was from a very nice book fairy and well...I just can't say thank you enough. I PLAYED with the stuff in that box for like two hours- like literally, this book talked to another book and then I made the bookmarks dance and then I lined everything up in order of size just to satisfy my OCD. I cherish each silly little bit of paper- even the ones that I have no idea what they are.
Beloved will not let me hang the romance calendar. He's a poop. But here are the books:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
From Goodreads: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
From Goodreads: My name is Meghan 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 stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
From Goodreads: Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part,Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention
Then Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. But what Lissa never sees coming is her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling...
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
From Goodreads: Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.
They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.
I gave Ra the box. He stared at it.