In My Mailbox is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren. It’s a way for bloggers to share what books they’ve received for review, borrowed from the library, or bought from the store.
Received for review:
I requested a copy of Wildefire by Karsten Knight from Simon & Schuster. Karsten is a 2011 debut author and his book doesn’t come out until July, but I’ve already been hearing great reviews (mostly from Kiersten White on Twitter).
Received from fellow bloggers/teachers:
Heidi at YA Bibliophile LOVED The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan, so she spread the love by offering to mail copies to fellow bloggers. My copy came the other day 🙂 This is in our school library, and I’ve been wanting a copy since hearing great things at a YA conference last year. I haven’t been able to get myself a copy, so I was thankful and excited that Heidi offered to send one!
Paul W. Hankins of RAW INK online (and extraordinary teacher!) sent me an ARC of Shine by Lauren Myracle. I’m almost done with it; it’s utterly fantastic.
Patrick Jones is visiting my YA Lit class on April 18th, so I bought two of his books, Cheated and Nailed. I have Things Change and The Tear Collector already, but I want my students to have a variety of his books to choose from and read before he visits. I’ll definitely post about his visit, so check back in April 🙂
Kelly at Stacked recommended that I read Scrawl by Mark Schulman. After reading the synopsis, I had to have it! I couldn’t find it at any of our local book stores, so I ordered myself a copy along with the Patrick Jones books.