In My Mailbox is a weekly Meme sponsored by The Story Siren where you share all the lovely new books you get each week to read or review.
In my (e)mailbox were the following three galleys:
The Last Song by Eva Wiseman: due out April 2012 by Tundra Books, The Last Song tells the story of young Isabel - an ethnically Jewish Catholic - and her family during the Spanish Inquisition.
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough: expected to be published in July of 2012 by Bodley Head Children's Books, Long Lankin is a gothic thriller, mystery and horror story about disappearing children in Bryers Guerdon.
New Girl by Paige Harbison: Published January 31, 2012, by Harlequin Teen New Girl is a retelling of the classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I am really looking forward to this!
I also purchased a few books from my local indie bookstore, Nightbird Books. Both are books I have previously read through my local Library and just to own!
I thought a reread of The Book Thief was in order, just in case it is the book I received for World Book Night. Book Description: It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
I absolutely LOVE Yancey's Monstrumologist series, but wanted to purchase them in hardcover from my local indie bookstore, rather than online. I am so excited to finally have the first book!
'These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.' So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi--a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to overtake and consume our world before it is too late. The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.