In My Mailbox 9/26 & Contest Winner

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In My Mailbox is an amazing weekly meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren that features the books we have received during the week. It's so much fun because we get to see what our fellow bloggers stumbled upon this week and add even more to our piles of books! Without further ado, this week I received the following books:

Stork - (ARC: Thank you Heather from Candlewick Press) Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to the sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born.

Another Pan - (ARC: Thank you Heather from Candlewick Press) Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school.

Girl Parts - (For Review: Thank you Heather from Candlewick Press) David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot to encourage healthy bonds and treat "dissociative disorder," he can’t get enough of luscious red-headed Rose — and he can’t get it soon enough.

The Agency: A Spy in the House - (ARC: Thank you Heather from Candlewick Press) Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test.

The Daughters Break the Rules - (ARC: Thank you Julia from Hachette Book Group) The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough. When New York City fourteen-year-old Carina impulsively reveals incriminating information about her multi-billionaire father, he replaces her unlimited funds with an antiquated cell phone, a Metrocard, and a twenty-dollar weekly allowance.

The Replacement - (Bought) Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret - he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures under the hill want him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants. A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tate, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world?


Annnnnd finally, the winner of the review copy of She Smells the Dead, the bookmarks, postcards, and the all-too-awesome t-shirt is...drumroll, please...Nina from J'adore Happy Endings!!! Nina, I'm sending you an email now. In the event that I don't hear from Nina in the next 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen via To those who didn't win - don't worry! I have another super-sweet international giveaway coming up!


  1. Great books! Stork and The Daughters Break the Rules look fantastic, so I'm looking forward to seeing your reviews for them. Happy reading! :)

  2. The covers of these books make them look interesting =)

    Cool mailbox week!

    Naomi aka Supernatural Bookworm

  3. Stork seems like a really intriguing book, and I have been wanting The Replacements for forever! Enjoy your new books :)

  4. Wow, you got some great books for review this week! I've been wanting to get my hands on Girl Parts and Stork looks incredible. I hope you enjoy them all!

  5. Sweet books! I've heard The Agency rocks, and The Replacement looks great too,

    Hope you enjoy them all, Melissa! :)

    Yay for Nina!!! Congrats!

  6. Hopping in via the Hop. it, love it. swim on. :-)

  7. first 3 ARCs they all seem great! and I didn't know The Replacement is released! D:

    and congrats to the winner!

    Here's my In My Mailbox. :)

  8. Great mailbox, those are some nice ARCs. And The replacements, gotta love that cover.

    Congrats Nina!

  9. Great books this week! I've read awesome things about Girl Parts and The Agency.

    Enjoy. =D

  10. Stork sounds fascinating...and the title is perfect for the premise! Add to that a beautiful cover, and it looks like a keeper :)

  11. stork and another pan!!! EEEk!! i'm so jealous!! Enjoy!

  12. You've got a fantastic selection of books. I'm dying to read Stork and The Replacement! Congrats to the winner and enjoy your books :)

  13. Loads of Fantastic books this week. I really enjoyed A Spy in the House and The Replacement. Happy Reading!

  14. Happy reading.

    Congrats to Nina.

  15. Excellent books this week! I still need to read the Replacement. The other books all look pretty good as well! Hope you enjoy them. Happy reading! :)

  16. Oh, and congratulations to Nina! :D

  17. Oh, I'll be interested in reading your thoughts on Another Pan because I just read a review for it in which it didn't really work for the reader.

    And I loved The Replacement. I hope you enjoy it, too!

    Happy Reading,
    The Unread Reader

  18. OOH - some great books, enjoy! :)

    I'm contemplating buying The Replacement and have also been meaning to read Another Faust by D + D Nayeri ... Another Pan kind of sounds more interesting, though!

    Have a good weekend, Bella xx

  19. great books this week! stork sounds really interesting. i loved the agency 1--i hope you enjoy it too as well as your other books.

  20. I am currently listening to The Replacement and am really enjoying it. I am also really wanting to read Girl Parts and Another Pan. Can't wait for your reviews. Also congrats to Nina.

  21. Thank you, thank you. Woohoo, so happy right now. I just mailed you. :)

  22. Wow, what awesome books!!! Stork has a fascinating cover. It's very appealing! Enjoy your books! :)

  23. Candlewick offers such amazing titles. Enjoy your fabulous haul!


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