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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren as a way to share the books I’ve gotten during the week and to show appreciation to those I received them from… Who knows, maybe one of my books will be your next read!

Please leave your IMM link in your comment so I can check out your mailbox too!
Happy Reading! :)


I know I've been MIA for a little over a week now, but I was having so much fun during my birthday and I got to hang out with my sister a whole bunch!... Shopping is such an addiction! 

I hope you've all been well and I'll get back into the blogging groove soon enough, but first, here's another addition of In My Mailbox! I'm so excited for all the books I got this week since I knocked out a good amount of my wishlist items!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

From Barnes & Noble:

Title: The Strain
Author: Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Genres: Horror, Vampire
This was actually a replacement copy for one that my brother had lost (grr, brothers!). I was so happy to find it in the bargain section at Barnes & Noble for $6 and coincidentally the 3rd in this trilogy, The Night Eternal, is coming out soon!

Title: Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
Author: Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Claudia Gray, Rachel Vincent, Carrie Ryan, Sarah Rees Brennan, Jeri Smith-Ready, Kami Garcia, Mary E. Pearson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jessica Verday, Jackson Pearce, Margaret Stohl, Kimberly Derting and Ally Condie
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Short Stories
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

I love short stories and I've actually never read one that was paranormal based, so I'm excited to start this! I don't know many of the authors, but I've heard a lot of great things about this one and seeing as though I've been procrastinating with reading, short stories will be perfect!

From Strand Bookstore:

Title: The Name of the Star
Author: Maureen Johnson
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

Hm... okay this was actually a book I got last week but forgot to add it to my IMM. I went through a Jack the Ripper faze when I was younger so I loved the concept of this! Oh and the cover is so nice! It has an opal effect to it which is so unique!
Title: Dearly, Departed
Author: Lia Habel
Genres: Young Adult, Steampunk, Zombies
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

Okay, I swear my books this week are not all dark! I think I first heard about this when a lot of you were getting this as ARCs and I loved the cover! I've also never read a steampunk novel, but I've always loved the style/look of it all. If you've got some must-read steampunk, let me know!
Title: The Faerie Ring
Author: Kiki Hamilton
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Faeries
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

I don't know why I've been holding off on this one, but it was near Dearly, Departed and I was already picking up a lot that I just thought "what the heck."

I like the historical aspects of it which, in my opinion, usually makes the story all the more fun and intriguing.


Title: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Author: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

Squee! I love the concept of this and I don't know what took me so damn long to get it! And how fitting that the story begins at Strand (where I bought this)!

I probably won't start this until December so it coincides with the story, but I can't wait to start it!

Title: The Blackhope Enigma
Author: Theresa Flavin
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

Honestly, I was drawn to the cover and upon skimming through the mostly positive reviews of this little-known book, I was intrigued and I was so happy to find it at Strand!
Title: The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
Author: Allan Wolf
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

I first saw this at BN, but for $22 I declined since I knew nothing about it other than the concept of it being a collective narrative of 24 characters while on the Titanic. Luckily, Strand is awesome with it's half off prices!

So after reading up on it, I was so fascinated by this and it's multiple formats- letters, verse, undertaker's notes and so on. An appropriate take on the matter and with the 100th anniversary of its fateful journey coming up, I'm sure it'll become a bigger hit as the time draws near.


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20 comments:

Just a Lil Lost said...

Oh wow, great books this week! SOOO wanting to read The Name of the Star! I haven't heard of the Book of Dares one before.. :)
Love the cover of Enthralled.. I would think I'd like short stories but never really gave 'em much thought before!

Michele
IMM | 2 (ending-soon) Giveaways

Marybeth P. said...

Great books. I want to read several of them that you have, but it's not like I'll have the time. So enjoy them for both of us! LOL.

Enjoy.

-Marybeth P.

Christy (Love of Books) said...

1st of all, glad you had a great birthday!
2nd, nice IMM!
3rd, wtf is up with The Strain getting lost or stolen? I've had 2 copies go missing over the years, until I downloaded it for $1.99 from Amazon a week or so ago. I am determined to read it, dang it. :)

Jess said...

Great IMM. I am working my way through Dearly,Departed. As for steampunk I just came across "Girl In A Steel Corset"

Lux said...

Happy birthday!
I'm really excited to start reading Enthralled (I love Kelley Armstrong and Jackson Pearce). And Dash & Lily is completely wonderful!

Sarah Darlington said...

Tons of awesome books! And happy b-day :) Have fun reading :)
Sarah @ Confessions of the UnPublished!

Giselle said...

Great haul! Nate of the Star and Dearly, Departed were both fantastic reads. Hope you enjoy them!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Audris said...

All those books look great! I can't wait to read Dearly Departed and The Name of the Star and Dash and Lily looks so cute :)

Idris said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy all the books you got!

In my mailbox

Justin941 said...

Happy Birthday. :D And great IMM this week, I also got a copy of The Name of the Star this week, I wish I could of found Dearly, Departed. Been hearing so much about it, it sounds really good.

Here is my IMM for this week: IMM(4)

Tristyn said...

You got some really good books this week! I really want to read The Name of the Star myself.

Happy birthday by the way! :)

Sarah Darlington said...

I like your blog :) New follower. Great mailbox this week too. :) Happy reading!

Sarah @ Confessions of the UnPublished!

Ishita aka Fishy said...

Jenn thanks for stopping by!! and I love you Mailbox!!!

Ailsa said...

Looks like you have a lot of great books this week!

I really want to read The Name of the Star - I love Jack the Ripper stories.

Dearly Departed also looks very good. I've heard mixed things about The Faerie Ring. I'll be interested to see what you think about all these books :)

Here's my IMM: The Book Bundle

~Ailsa

The Book Faerie said...

I got Enthralled a couple of weeks ago! It looks amazing :) I'm also really excited to read Dearly Departed and The Name of the Star! Those two look especially amazing :D
Happy reading!

My IMM: http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-8.html

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

Wow! What a haul! I hope you enjoy them!
I adored Enthralled and Dearly, Departed!


-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I loved The Faerie Ring. I want to read Name of the Star soon.
My IMM

Bea said...

I just got Enthralled from the library and I want to read the Lia Habel book. I'm not familiar with the rest.

Enjoy!

My IMM - http://beasbooknook.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-7.html

Just a Lil Lost said...

Oh WOW I hadn't heard of that Titanic book before! It sounds so interesting!! I'm intrigued. Adding it to my list. :)

I can't WAIT to read The Name of the Star.. it sounds so good.. and can't wait to read Dearly, Departed.. same with you - haven't read a Steampunk novel before. (hmm wonder what constitutes it to be "steampunk"...)

Michele | My IMM

Jess said...

I just realized that you got a few books from Strand Bookstore. Did you go to the actual place. I think it is amazing !

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