In My Mailbox (22)

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!


  1. Great books this week! I LOVED The Near Witch; it’s my type of book. I bought Miss Peregrine’s but loaned it out. The ones who borrowed it have enjoyed it.

    Happy Reading!

    Wannbe Librarian’s IMM

  2. The Near Witch! I hope it is as good as it sounds 🙂

    I have no idea what Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is about, and I have seen all those positive reviews that are flying around but it just looks scary. I’m a huge chicken so I’m kind of putting off reading it 😛

    Enjoy all your new books

  3. Great IMM! I really want Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It seems really interesting and interesting is usually great for me, haha. 🙂
    I’m your newest follower. 🙂
    Here’s my IMM!
    Thanks! 🙂

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      Thanks for following! 🙂 I’ll hopefully read and review Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children soon.

  4. I want all those books. I loved Near Witch & want to buy it for my shelf. Totally want to get Rot & Ruin & Ms Peregrine’s Children…creepy. Stop by if you get a chance

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      They were both at Borders and the only copies left, so I saw it as a sign–or something–and bought them lol.

  5. I got The Near Witch as well! It looks fantastic. I have Anya’s Ghost in my TBR pile and am hoping to get to it quite soon.

    Nice IMM!

  6. the near witch looks so good! some great titles this week.


  7. You got great books this week. I am borrowing Kati’s copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but it sounds good. The Near Witch sounds like a good one too. Hope you like it!

  8. Great choices! I really liked Rot & Ruin, like you said you can read it at a fast pace and it’s easy to be immersed in the world of zombies. Hope you like it!

    Here’s my IMM:

  9. Awesome haul! I loved The Near Witch! =)

  10. Great mailbox this week! Hope you enjoy all of your books. Happy reading!

  11. I spy an October/Halloween theme here- love it! I’m reading Anya’s Ghost now and I’m really enjoying it. Loved The Near Witch too. Seems we have very similar taste in books, so I’ll need to add You Are Not Here to my reading list. Happy reading!

  12. I really want Miss Peregrine, hope you love it! The Near Witch was very fairytale-like, I absolutely loved that one. Enjoy your books! And thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  13. I just read a review in Entertainment Weekly for Miss Peregrine’s… looks creepy with the old photos! 🙂

    Mine is here! –>

  14. Anya’s Ghost sounds really great. I loved Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Happy Reading!

  15. It seems like I am the only person who did not get The Near Witch this week! 🙁 And I am DYING to get my hands on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I have Rot & Ruin but have yet to read it. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am now following you. 🙂

  16. Hope you enjoy Rot & Ruin!!!! I haven’t read it yet, but want to sooo bad! My IMM is here! Happy Reading,

    ~Zakiya LadyWings 😀

  17. Em picked up The Near Witch too!!

    Check out Em’s IMM!

  18. I really hope that you enjoyed The Near Witch. I loved it when I read it!
    Happy reading and great books this week.

  19. I’m ashamed that I haven’t read Party yet. I’ve heard mostly good things. But I mostly need to read it since I sort of know his wife (we’ve met and have mutual friends).

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