Just today I received these beauties:
Thanks Simon and Schuster!
Ice looks gorgeous. I am in love with the East of the Sun, West of the Moon fairy tale (and really any classic fairy tale. I have a growing collection of fairy tale books for my neice, including 5 or 6 different re-tellings of The Snow Queen, my favourite), so I can't wait to get into this one. I'm also excited about the new Scott Westerfeld as it is intended for a slightly younger audience. It has great steampunk illustrations and seems to be a similar book to Philip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles, which is fine by me. And Everwild is the sequel to Shusterman's Everlost, which apparently is going to be made into a movie. If these two are as good as Unwind, I will be delighted. All three books are available in the fall.
We also had a floating copy of Hiromi Goto's Half World,which is available now with beautiful and haunting illustrations by Jillian Tamaki, of Skim fame (which should be the next graphic novel you read!), kicking around the office and which came with glowing reviews from a co-worker. I'm reading it currently, so keep an eye out for the review.
When books are mailed to me at work I actually call out "It's for meee!" and lunge at the package. My favourite part of books in the mail are the occassional handwritten note I get from our publishing reps wishing me happy reading or just sending along some words. No note this week, but thanks again S&S for the lovely titles (and Penguin, a belated thank you for Half World which I think we received a few months ago at least--I just never got around to it).
What new books have you found/bought/been given this week? Have you read any of the books I've listed?