In My Mailbox (64)

In My Mailbox is hosted by my friend Kristi. She has a blog, you may have heard of it. The Story Siren? The gist of this meme is that you post about the books you obtained during the week and then you go and check out and drool over the books other people received. It’s super fun, y’all.

In My Mailbox 64

In My Mailbox 64

For Review:

Thumped by Megan McCafferty (unsolicited finished copy) – SO, I have an ARC of this, but I was still WICKED EXCITED over getting a surprise finished copy in the mail. I am going to try to read Thumped this week!

Batman: Super-Villains Strike by Michael Teitelbaum (unsolicited) -OMG YOU GUYS a Batman Choose Your Own Adventure? YES PLEASE. I am going to read this one and review it very soon so I can ship it off to my Batman-loving friend, Lisa.

Wishful Thinking by Gabi Stevens (unsolicited) – So, this book is the third in a series I haven’t read. I may have to check the first two books out from the library or something.

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams (unsolicited) – Waiting came with a handwritten note from the publicist which is a gesture I really appreciate. I actually read Waiting during the 24 Hour Readathon. Watch out for my review.

Life Happens Next by Terry Trueman (unsolicited) – Well, this is the sequel to Stuck In Neutral which I have not read yet, BUT my library has it and says it is only 114 pages, so reading the first book and the sequel is definitely something I can fit into my busy schedule.

Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon (unsolicited) – Dude, YA debut and hackers? COUNT ME IN!

Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (unsolicited) – I love the cover and YAY CONTEMPORARY!

Two Or Three Things I Forgot To Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates (unsolicited) – I quite like JCO and am looking forward to reading this one!

The Book Of Blood And Shadow by Robin Wasserman (unsolicited) – AHHHH nothing thrills me more than a finished copy of a book I loved. I’ve already read and reviewed this book.

Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe (unsolicited) – Okay, so a book about a 17 year old bookie? Dude I love gambling and am PUMPED to read this.

Defiance by CJ Redwine (unsolicited) – I might have done a little dance and kind of screamed.

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna (unsolicited) – I have no clue what this is about, but that cover is LEGIT.

Starling by Lesley Livingston (unsolicited) -Fencing and an epic? I am totally sold on the back cover copy.

Erasing Time by CJ Hill (unsolicited) – This one sounds kind of like Rip Van Winkle, only about teenagers. I am down.

Gifted by Lisa The Nerd:

Between Two Ends by David Ward – I LOVE MIDDLE GRADE FOREVA!

Oppression by  Jessica Therrien – Rockin’ cover.

Blood Born by Jamie Manning – Okay, the cover for this one is awful, but the summary sounded interesting.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. 1. There are no words to properly express my joy and delight and flipping the eff out about the Batman book. It is the best of all of the things! Thank you for sharing, my friend!

    2. Love those books up, yo!

  2. Defiance would have made me scream and dance too! I can’t wait for that one! And what’s this epic fencing business? Also, I spied the phrase “Norse mythology” in the Goodreads summary. I’M IN.
    Good stuff this week, April! 🙂

  3. What a wonderful selection of new books. I hope that you enjoy all of them. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

    Sorry for the virtual screaming, but my jealousy just got the better of me. 😀 Fabulous books – all of them. 🙂 I hope you’re going to have a lovely time reading these. ♥

  5. Your book haul this week looks like you went to TXLA, but you didn’t 🙁 & that makes me so sad 🙁 haha.. pubs were giving out a lot of these. And yay Jamie Manning’s book 😉 he’s my friend, yo.

  6. Awesome books! Stuck in Neutral is a super quick read but SO GOOD! Also, there is another companion called Cruise Control about the brother. Also short and quick I recommend reading that one too 🙂

  7. OMG I am so jealous of your copy of Thumped!!

  8. SO MUCH JEALOUSY GOING ON 😛 Starling looks BRILLIANT. I love Lesley Livingston’s books. And I didn’t know Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus had a new book coming out – I LOVE THEIR BOOKS. Enjoy all your books 🙂

  9. Yay for Defiance! And a finished copy of Thumped! I have to track that down sometime. Blood Born is pretty good actually. Hope all your books are winners.

  10. April!! So so many books! Great mailbox!! Enjoy all your amazing books this week 😉 🙂

  11. Lol, I have pretty much the same thoughts on The Lost Girl atm. I’ve got no idea what it’s about, but the cover’s so damn awesome I want to read it.

  12. OMFG THUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED TO READ THAT ONE!!!!!! So many great books this week lady face! How are you ever going to find time to read everything?!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  13. Ohh, awesome mailbox 😀 So many great books 😉 So jealous about Defiance! Enjoy them all 🙂 <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina’s Books

  14. Okay, somehow you always manage to introduce me to a bajillion books I haven’t heard of before. You’re killing me, smalls. My TBR list is overwhelming. Haha

  15. Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You sounds like such a good book! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  16. Wow you got a lot this week. I’m completely envious and hope you have a blast reading all those books 🙂

  17. Thumped, Defiance, Starling!!! Squee! That’s an AWESOME mailbox. I hope they are all as awesome as they are in my head!

  18. Wasn’t The Book of Blood and Shadow amazing? So awesome that they sent you a surprised finished copy 🙂

    Happy reading, April!

  19. I would have been super excited about Defiance too! DYING to read that one but sadly didn’t get it.

  20. Got Book of Blood & Shadow, too, this week–can’t wait to start it! Glad to hear you loved it! Looking forward to Starling and Defiance!

  21. What a great mailbox. So many interesting books. I’ve opened up my blog now to Middle Grade now. Did my first MG review on Friday.


  22. Defiance sounds so good! I think Imma request it, it’s high fantasy if I’m not mistaken–OM NOM.

  23. YAY for Defiance!! I danced around over this one to. I seriously LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cover of this book. I heart MG too! I wish more people would it. There’s some fabulously written books for that age group. Have a lovely weekend & enjoy your goodies. 🙂

  24. DEFIANCE looks great! Can’t wait to hear how you like it. Nice IMM!

  25. I’m reading and reviewing WANTED for my contemporary month and I’m excited about that. And I have Oppression on my Kindle and the cover is so pretty I can’t even help but keep looking at it. And it sounds delicious.

  26. YAY!! So cool to see my book in your IMM stack 🙂 I hope you like Oppression!

  27. I freakin’ LOVED Oppression. :]

  28. Lots of great books this week, April and many I haven’t heard of! I’ll have to check out your review of The Book of Blood and Shadow, it’s been sitting on my shelf for months, I really should read it!

  29. Oh you had a great week!! I’m so, so excited for Defiance! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I can’t wait to read Starling as well. Enjoy all your new books! 🙂

  30. Hope you enjoy Don’t Turn Around, I was thrilled to see it on your TBR pile!