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.
Purchased (all but Anya’s Ghost):
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (Goodreads): I just started this one and I’m liking it so far. I’ve read a lot of positive, glowing reviews. So far it’s very lyrical, as many of the reviews have stated, and it feels almost like a fairy tale in atmosphere.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (Goodreads): I’ve heard good things about this book, too. I’m not always sure about zombie books, but I know my boys in class like them and I loved Bad Taste in Boys. I skimmed through the book and found out that the chapters are short, so maybe it will be a fast read.
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (Goodreads): A friend of mine on Twitter sent me this one (Thanks John! @MrSchuReads). My best friend read it and enjoyed it, plus I’ve heard good things from other teachers I’m friends with. Any time I hear good things about a graphic novel, I have to look into it.
You Are Not Here by Samantha Schutz (Goodreads): I found this one while perusing what was left in the YA section at Borders. It’s written in verse which is the primary reason for buying it. I read a few pages yesterday and already know that I’ll love it. It’s looking like a very poignant tale of love and loss.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Goodreads): Most of the reviews I’ve read for this one talk about it being fantastic, creepy, funny, etc. I have a book club with a group of alumni students and this is our most recent pick. I’ll have to start reading it soon!