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:
I liked the Iron King, even though it wasn't a five-star book for me, and I'm expecting like the Iron Daughter well enough, but the Iron Queen, the next book in the series, is supposed to be fantastic. And even though I don't absolutely love the series, it certainly does keep you wanting the next book. A couple of reviewers that I depend on for many of my recommendations mentioned having the same experience as me for the first book, and loving the third. So I figure this is an in-between book, and I'm determined to like it all the same. On an unrelated note, I was totally surprised when I opened the box to find that the cover was purple. And here I was, expecting a pretty periwinkle cover. Nevertheless, the cover is great is person. Even though I'm not expecting to love it, I am excited to pick this up.
I loved Poison Study (review to come), and I could not wait to get the next in the series. So I didn't. Not much else to say.
As I've mentioned before, everyone seems to love this book. I don't think I've read a single negative review (at least, none come to mind). Supernaturally, the sequel, comes out tomorrow, and so Paranormalacy has been popping up around the blogosphere and I was reminded that I really wanted to read it. Amazon offered a large discount to buy the two books together (which is still up: here is the link), so I got them both. Supernaturally arrives tomorrow, and Paranormlacy arrived late last week.
I'm a huge fan of VVV, so when I saw this book (I don't even remember where), I decided to get it just to try out a new VVV. I knew very little about it before buying it. Turns out, it's Middle Grade (which I don't mind at all), just over 100 pages with large font and margins, and reads like a rather long short story. I read it in about an hour a few nights ago. Review to come.
According to Goodreads, this wasn't supposed to come out until August 1, but I received it a few days ago in the mail. I am really looking forward to reading Across the Great Barrier, but it's been pushed pretty far over on my shelf, since I try to read books in more or less the order I get them. You can read my thoughts about this book in my post on August Releases. By the way, the cover is even prettier in person.
From the library:
This is the first Agatha Christie I've read. A friend and I watched the movie And Then There Were None at the beginning of the summer, and we've also been slowly working through her collection of Poirot (the TV show). When I went to the Book Swap in October, I got a collection of Agatha Christie that I gave to that friend, but it seems to have gotten lost in transit. In any case, watching the Christie mysteries with her has gotten me interested in what the books were like. And to top it off, this morning, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing posted a Memory Monday about And Then There Were None. So when by chance I saw it at the library today, I snatched it off the cart and checked it out. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get to it before it's due if I keep reading the books in the order I got them, so I might bring this to the top of the stack. On the other hand, I can always check it out again later. So maybe not. In any case, I'm glad I got it, and it is going on my TBR whether I get to read it in the next week or not.
What's in your mailbox?