Sunday, February 5

In My Mailbox (#1)

Edit: Just kidding. Chapter 2 of A Rush of Needles is now up. I'm a day late and I'm very sorry :3


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 :]

"In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the "thing" inside her."
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 ^-^

I am not a huge fan of the cover...but bad cover aside, this book is in fact very good. Because in reality, this will be my second time reading it. And you know, it works; I don't remember much of it at all, besides that I read it, and it was very good. Almost Under the Never Sky - worthy.

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' 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, know. :3

--Chapter 2 of A Rush of Needles should be up some time tomorrow night :]

So what's in your mailbox right now?

- E


  1. I have so many books I need to get to. The Fault in Our Stars is one of them. I actually still have Paper Towns and Will Grayson, Will Grayson to read from John Green as well. I've heard of The Girl in the Steel Corset. My TBR list is so long. -sigh-

    1. You're going to love Paper Towns ^-^ I haven't read Will Grayson, Will Grayson either yet, though it looks...*very* interesting. As in writing-wise.

  2. Oooh! *squeal* You have If I Die! YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT! Easily the best in the series so far :) I hope you enjoy it!

    ~Mag @ Geek Chic

    1. I really hope so! I mean, I heard it has a lot of Tod in it, and Tod is just amazing... <3

  3. You are going to LOOOOOVE If I Die!!! It is so amazing. You got some really awesome books! I haven't read anything by John Green yet but have heard he writes some great books. I'm gonna have to read one sometime. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower by the way! :) Also love your little Dear Agent writing is painful thing on the side. SO TRUE! :)

    1. Ahhh, I know! I can't wait :D And yes, you *must* read a John Green book--he's phenomenal. I'd recommend Paper Towns ^-^
      Sure thing! And thank you so much for following me! I'm following your blog now as well :]

      I feel like that makes all writers masochistic, in my opinion ^-^

  4. Nice IMM :)
    Have you read Jackson Pearce's fairytale retellings series? Sisters Red and Sweetly - so good! I've yet to read As You Wish, but I need to! (Not gonna lie, the cover put me off...)


    1. Thanks :] and nope, I haven't yet. I haven't even heard of Sweetly, actually, but I'm probably going to read both ^-^
      As You Wish does have a really unattractive cover, but you know, it's the story that counts!
      Thanks for commenting :]


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