Saturday, February 6, 2010

In My Mailbox this Week!

I had a killer week in books. What rises to the top? NEW NEAL SHUSTERMAN!!! Gah! I am a huge fangirl for his books. I was just about to start reading Downsiders, because I haven't yet. Bruiser is out in July via Harper Teen. It looks awesome and I might have to break my own rule of not reading something and reviewing it until closer to its release date. I might not be able to help myself.
I'm also pretty psyched about The Body Finder. It's about a girl who can find the dead bodies of people who have been murdered. It's also the author's debut novel. Beautiful cover. Out in March via Harper Teen.

And I'm intrigued by Alive Kuipers new book, The Worst Thing She Ever Did. Up top you'll see that at one point the book was tentatively named Lost For Words. I don't know what the final published title will be. The difference could be a UK vs. North American release thing. Alice also wrote Life on the Refrigerator Door, which was very successful and won a bunch of awards and accolades.
Mistwood looks good. I love misty castles in the background. It is a debut novel for the author. Out in May via Greenwillow.
Guardian of the Dead also looks crush-worthy. It is set in a boarding school in New Zealand (I'm thinking Kiwis and Flight of the Conchords), where something ancient and deadly is lurking in the surrounding forest. Strange cover, with the mask. It's out in April via Little Brown and Company.
Oh, I also received Reality Check by Jen Calonita, which doesn't have confirmed cover art yet. My ARC just has author and reviewer blurbs. It's about 4 teens on a reality show which is like The Hills meets iCarly. I love iCarly, but the drama suggested on the back cover makes me think it'll have more weight to it as a story. Looks good. Out in June via Poppy, an imprint of Little Brown and Company.
And 13 Treasures reminds me that I want to have a Junior/Middle Grade reader post every week. I want to expand this blog to accomodate all the cool books I'm seeing. Like Tunnels and 100 Cupboards, which are for younger readers. But adults can like them too! *plaintive*

What awesome books did you pick up this week?


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Mandy (Edge of Seventeen) said...

Oh NO!!! YA Vampire Blog and Prophecy Girl, I accidentally deleted your awesome comments!! Poop! I'm sorry. You took the time out to leave them and I wasn't paying enough attention to prperly let them be published. Sorry, guys. Really.

YA Book Queen said...

Awesome books! Wow, you got so many fantastic titles! I hope you love each and every one :)

Erica said...

Oh my gosh did you have an awesome book week! Forget Me Nots and Mistwood look so great! Tell Me a Secret has such a gorgeous cover!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look so awesome. I hope you enjoy reading them all!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wow! Hot week :)

the story siren said...

oh so jealous!!! fantastic books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Emily said...

Oh man- you really cleaned up this week, there are a bunch of books I want to read on your list. Enjoy!

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Katie said...

Gah, so jealous! You got a lot of amazing books this week. Happy reading!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

these look great. I do want to read Guardian of the Dead and Forget Her Nots.

The body finder is GREAT.

and I know nothing about Bruiser but I want to read it now.

I don't know if you entered the Holey Donuts giveaway or not, but if you could check out this post and do so for my blog, it would mean a TON for my family and you can enter for the book afterwards too if you wish (White Cat by Holly Black ARC)!:



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