Sunday, July 17, 2011

In My Mailbox, 3rd Edition

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren
Participants are encouraged to talk about anything bookish they received during the week. 

This week, I bought:
The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain
I've heard so many good things about this book, and I don't even know why I waited so long to buy it. I've picked it up in the bookstore so many times, but have always put it back in favor of another book (which often turned out to be fabulous anyway). But now I have it, and I'm very excited to read it. It seems like it will be very different from all the other stuff I have on my to-read shelf right now, which is great, since I get bored if I read too much of the same thing. I'm crossing my fingers for this one to be fantastic!
Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand
I haven't actually heard a ton about this book. I read one or two reviews from reviewers who I trust that said it was very good,  but it's not at all the type of book that I normally read.  I bought it partially because I wanted to try something new, partially because I'd heard it was good, and partially simply because I was intrigued. This is totally different from my type of book. What's it going to be like? (And also I love the cover. That helped.)

Steel, by Carrie Vaughn
I saw Steel for the first time on a Goodreads "Prettiest Covers of 2011" list (or something to that effect). As I mentioned in my Crown Duel review, I like covers that have girls with swords on them, so this one caught my eye. Most of the people who disliked it on Goodreads were frustrated because of the lack of romance, but I don't think I'll mind too much. Although I've read a bunch of negative reviews, I'm hoping I will still enjoy Steel, becuase the issues that those reviewers mentioned were not what I value in these types of books, and now I know not to expect them.

What's in your mailbox?


Small Review said...

I really liked Unearthly! It's a little slow in the beginning, but I liked Clara's narration so much that it didn't really bother me. I did a Review Comparison post for Unearthly, if you're interested.

Hope you enjoy!

Pica said...

You were one of the "reviewers who I trust who said it was very good." I am definitely looking forward to reading Unearthly, since I love trying out new books. (Especially when I know it's going to be good!)


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