When I started the whole book review thing, I didn't think I would ever end up following all of the other bloggers by starting my very own In My Mailbox posts (a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren). And I probably won't do this as frequently anyway, considering I'm not really a book blogger, and the only reason I'm really doing this is because, for once (well, not really), I have more than enough books to read.
And I would love to share them all with you guys :]
I have a confession to make: I'm not really a fan of Steampunk.
The idea in general seems appealing, but there's not much creativity to it. Not in the genre, but in the books--so far anyway, in what I've seen in bookstores and libraries. The Steampunk books out there at the moment are very similar to Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series--or Clare's ID series are similar to the other Steampunk books. Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle Trilogy is a huge exception.
But then I read the first sentence of the blurb of this book, and I thought, "Yup. I'm taking this."
So there you have it ^-^
Highly recommended. Though it's slightly cheesy.
And the cover... *shudders*
"He will remain until she makes three wishes."
"Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now."
The most highly anticipated book of the year on my list. Because it's John Green. And he's...you know. John Green. Amazing. Extraordinary. Life-changing. Somewhat.
Plus, I just love the cover. And the title. And the little blurb thing that Jodi Picoult wrote (even the only book I've read by Jodi Picoult was My Sister's Keeper, whereas my sister's pretty much read every single one of her books).
"After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she screams when someone dies."
Finally finally finally finally finally.
I've been waiting to read this book for such a long time, ever since I saw it on the shelves of Barnes and Noble. And I couldn't because my public library failed me (not for the very first time)--because they simply didn't have it.
I actually requested for them to get it. Twice. And now they have. And now I will read it. Yes. Yes yes yes.
This is also the fifth book of the Soul Screamers series, so if you haven't read the previous four books, well...you know. :3
--Chapter 2 of A Rush of Needles should be up some time tomorrow night :]
So what's in your mailbox right now?