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Monday, August 20, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday (started at The Printed Page and now a traveling meme) is at 5 Minutes For Books this month and is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
~~~~~~~~~~~~I had some unexpected but very pleasant surprises this week! First, I got a package from author Michelle Moran who has been very generous with her last few new releases. I don't read historical fiction as often as I should and her books are a good reminder of that. She is an amazing writer and I look forward to this title as well! I also received a mysterious box this week. I was thrilled to find inside a set of YA arcs from "Penguin Breathless Reads" campaign. Five debuts from five different authors for Fall 2012 in their own little bookcase! How cool is that?? I hope you found plenty of goodies in your mailbox last week too!

The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
From the author (hardcover)
Origin by Jessica Khoury
From Penguin (arc)
The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
From Penguin (arc)
Venom by Lili Peloquin
From Penguin (arc)
Black City from Elizabeth Richards
From Penguin (arc)
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
From Penguin (arc)
The Archived by Victoria Schwab (sneak peek)
For review from NetGalley (ebook)

15 comments:

  1. Have fun with your new books! Have a great reading week...!!!

    Here is my post.

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  2. Congrats on the box from Penguin. You know they are the best! Have a great week, Debbie, and happy reading!

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  3. The Second Princess caught my eye.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/mailbox-monday_20.html

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  4. Looks like a good pile. Happy reading!

    -Nancy@5M4B

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  5. Wow, you had a fabulous week. I've yet to try one of Moran's books, but I understand she's a master of historical fiction.

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  6. It looks and sound as if you are in for some fabulous reading--enjoy!

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  7. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week.

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  8. I'm a fan of Michelle Moran - enjoy all your new books!

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  9. Haven't seen any of these books....so many books out there.

    I love Mailbox Monday!! :)

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/08/mailbox-monday-august-20-2012_20.html

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  10. I always enjoy surprises- enjoy!!

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  11. The new Moran book is going on my wish list for sure! I love her books! Enjoy all your new reads!

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  12. Origin has been on my wishlist! Hope you enjoy it and everything else!

    Thanks for stopping by My Added to the Bookshelf Post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  13. I received The Second Empress, too. Can't wait to read it. Enjoy your new books!

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  14. Nice selection of books this week. These are all new to me. I do like historical fiction, I'll have to try one of Michelle Moran novels.

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  15. Enjoy your books! I've read Black City and Falling Kingdoms. Both were very good. I didn't like Origin, could hardly even start it but you may like it.

    I have the other Penguin books too. Can't wait to get to them!

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