Saturday, October 24, 2009

In My Mailbox This Week!

I got the most attractive books this week!
I didn't even know about Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. I've read her book Saving Francesca which I liked, but haven't gotten to Jellicoe Road (a Printz Medal winner: I love the Michael L. Printz Awards. I think it's my favourite. I keep thinking of joining the Printz Book Challenge, which has its own website, but I'm afraid of over-extending my reading. *sighs* I'll probably end up joining it...). Finnikin of the Rock looks like quite a departure for Melina. From the back blurb, this one looks like an Arthurian/ancient magic/knights n' armour tale. It's coming out in February.
Captivate by Carrie Jones is the sequel to Need. Both books are about Pixies. In this world, Pixies look like humans and can be deadly, "Never let a Pixie kiss you. EVER". The covers on both books are phenomenal, really beautiful. I am a huge fan of the black background with the surfacing image; very simple, gorgeous and lush images.
Like The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. I want her toenail polish. I really love this cover. The story is such a mystery to me and I relish reading it for the first time. I love that I really have no idea what it's about. There's a disappearance, strange circumstances with a brother, someone covered in blood and the possibility of Grace losing her soul. I can't wait to get into this one. It's out in December.
Oh, and Fallen by Lauren Kate? So excited! I'm pretty sure it's about fallen angels and if it's anything like Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick I am on board. The above cover is so attractive. My galley copy is just midnight blue with white writing. Fallen is also out in December. Catch the trailer for the book which is on the shortlist for the Kirkus Video Awards, here.
Some cool things that have happened this week at Edge of Seventeen:

Considering *Because I Am Furniture* by Thalis Chaltas
What's Been Said About *Lament* by Maggie Stiefvater
I've Got Love For *Lauren Myracle*
Review of *The Heights* by Brian James
In My Mailbox Last Week!


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Katie said...

Oh wow, so jealous of Fallen! I'm definitely jonsing to read that. I've got The Dark Divine as well, haven't gotten to it yet but I'm sure it's amazing. :) Amazing books this week!

By the way- you have an award here. :)

in which a girl reads said...

Such great books this week!

Happy Reading :D

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Wow, so jealous of all of them! You HAVE to tell me how you managed to get your hands on copies of Fallen and Captivate. I really can't wait to read them. :)
Happy reading!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

surprisingly i'm not jealous... hmmm
guess what?!? i got Fallen 2 hehe
But i do want Captivate and DD! badly :D enjoy!!

Mandy said...

KatieDoll: Thanks lady! I've just headed over to your link.

Choco: Thanks! :)

Jenn: Working in a bookstore is a really great job for so many reasons! *wink*

Faye: You're so funny :) Doesn't Fallen look SO good??

Briana said...

Wow! Some great books you got!! I got Fallen too! I am so excited for it! And The Dark Divine sounds awesome! Great week! :)


Sandy said...

Yup, I gotta know how you got all those great books! The Dark Divine nail polish looks really cute and I want it too ;)

I also read Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta... I felt like there should be a sequel to that! What do you think?

Wendy said...

You got Captive and the Dark Divine?! I'm incredibly jealous! I did get Fallen though. :)

Happy reading!

Jess said...

I am ENVIOUS of every single one! I love Melina Marchetta and am awaiting Finnikin with baited breath! So jealous of that one! So jealous!
And Captivate! Are you KIDDING me! The Dark Divine and Fallen!
Wow, okay sorry for all the !!!! but seriously! Someone must love you very much.

Jess said...

OH and let me just say that you need to read Jellicoe Road because no matter how much I loved Saving Francesca, I LOVED Jellicoe Road. It was/is Amazing!

ExtremeReader said...

What a week! I am dying for Fallen, Captivate and The Dark Divine!! I am a sucker for beautiful covers :)

Sydney Salter said...

I'm pining for The Dark Divine as well!

Nancy said...

Dang! you have gotten the best week ever!! Fallen is amazing and I cannot wait for the Dark Devine. Captivate is staring at me from my TBR pile, just begging to be read.

Enjoy all your reads :)

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

Those are some beautifully spooky books!

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

Those are some darkly beautiful books, looks like maybe good Halloween-week reads?

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all have such pretty covers. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Emily said...

Nice books! You definitely got me interested in the Printz book challenge, so I'll be googling their page soon. I definitely hear you about not wanting to overextend your reading, it does make things difficult. Enjoy your books!

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Tales of Whimsy said...

You do have the most attractive options this week!

Unknown said...

I got Fallen too. I'm super jealous of Captive!!!!!!

Katie said...

I think I'm going to cry because you got "Captivate" and "The Dark Divine" and I am absolutely dying to read both!

Your book covers look so pretty all lined up, too!


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