Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a meme started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie where we get to post about the books we receive each week through publishers/authors, our own purchases, contests won, and libraries.
The cute IMM button comes from Bewitched Bookworms

Here's my haul this week:

The Vespertine, by Saundra Mitchell
Release Date: March 7, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Received: Net Galley
Author's Page
My Thoughts: Isn't the cover beautiful? The description sounds exciting, with historical, paranormal, and dark romantic aspects. What's not to love? 

Marketing Copy Description:
It's the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.
When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia's world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she's not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

Haint Misbehavin' (The Ghost Handlers' series, book 1), by Maureen Hardegree
Release Date: July 2010
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages: 204
Received: Net Galley
Author's Page
My Thoughts: I loved Meg Cabot's Mediator series and I've heard this book series compared favorably. Sounds cute and sweet.  

Product Description:
The start of a fun middle-grade series, The Ghost Handlers, follows Heather Tildy, an Atlanta teen with a troublesome habit of attracting ghosts. Middle-child Heather has enough to worry about with sisters, boys and school. Now that a trouble-making girl from the 1800's is poking her nose in Heather's business, her life has taken a supernatural turn for the worse! Before her life can get better, she has to figure out how to help the ghost move on.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Your blog is so cute & it seems we'll have lots of books in common. I love gothic fiction too!

    I'm looking forward to reading The Vespertine. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  2. Ooh, The Vespertine looks great! I've only ever really read modern paranormal stories but I would love to get into reading more historical ones like this!

  3. Leanna, You're welcome, and thank *you* for stopping by mine and for the compliment. :) I'd love to hear some Gothic fiction recommendations if you have any. I'm always on the look out for more!

    Aylee, I love historical paranormal stories (and modern, of course) and I highly recommend checking them out. Which historical time period would you be interested in?

  4. Victorian comes to mind first!

  5. Ah, one of my favorites! about:

    The Sorcery and Cecelia series by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevemer. The first book can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the other two yet, but they're on my TBR.

    Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle. The first book can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the second yet.

    The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray. I only read the first one, but I need to reread it and finish the series. I'm pretty sure the first one ends on a cliffhanger, but all the books in the series are published now.

  6. I'm reading "Haint Misbehavin'" right now and its a great. A real funny bone tickler. I sure can sympathize with Heather (the teen who's being haunted). The author also does a fantastic job of using believable teenage language. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have, I'm about 1/2 way through.

  7. First I'm soo sorry I didn't reply to your email! But I hope that I answered your question in me and Pushy simply following your blog ;))

    Anyway, great mailbox the Vespertine looks awesome, I totally agree on the cover: wonderful!
    Have a good start in the week!!

  8. Hi Gina. Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you're enjoying "Haint Misbehavin'" What you said about it is exactly what I was hoping it would be: funny with a good character. I can't wait to read it.

    Hi Danny. No problem, and thanks so much for becoming a follower! The Net Galley version has a different cover, but it's no where near as pretty as the one I posted. I'm glad they changed it.

  9. Thanks for the suggestions! I hear great things about Libba Bray, especially.


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