IMM #5 – In my Mailbox January, 15th 2012

So this week I didn’t get any real books, even tho I so desperately wait for The Fault in our Stars by John Green. Sadly Amazon sent it out on January, 12th and I somehow have a feeling that it won’t be signed… but we will see. Maybe I get a yeti, noone knows.

Even tho I got no real books I got a few NetGalley Books and some of them are even ARCs! Woho!

Books I got at NetGalley:

Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert

So this is one of my first ARCs. The funny thing is, that I got all of them the same day so I can’t even say which was the first one. In addition this is counting for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge.

Release Date: April 9th, 2012

Here is the Goodreads Summary:

Olivia’s sad, solitary life in Seattle comes dangerously close to ending one fateful night, if not for a neighbor saving her in the nick of time. Curious about her mysterious rescuer, she seeks him out in hope of getting some answers, but instead finds something she never thought she’d have again.

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher

This is the second ARC and I read already the first few pages and really liked it. Was looking forward to this one since I requested it and I’m excited that I got it. Thanks to Random House Children’s Books for sending it to me!

Release Date: May 8th, 2012

Goodreads Summary:

I’m Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn’t want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee’s parents forced her to join after cancelling her Paris trip because she bashed up their car. The members of “The Unbearable Book Club,” CeeCee, Jill, Wallis, and I, were all going into eleventh grade A.P. English. But we weren’t friends. We were literary prisoners, sweating, reading classics, and hanging out at the pool. If you want to find out how membership in a book club can end up with a person being dead, you can probably look us up under mother-daughter literary catastrophe. Or open this book and read my essay, which I’ll turn in when I go back to school.

Starters (Starters #1) by Lissa Price

This is another Book I got from Random House Children’s Books. I requested it because it sounds interesting and the Cover looks… scary :). This is also a YA Novel by a Debut Author so it counts for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge!

Release Date: March 13th, 2012

Goodreads Summary:

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .

Forgot to mention that all of these were E-Books for my Kindle. Looking forward to reading all of them. I’m still surprised that I got Books on NetGalley, somehow I thought I wouln’t (yet). I’m curious when I will receive my first actual Paper Copy of a Book or if ever. Looking forward to your IMMs and see you next Week!


12 responses to “IMM #5 – In my Mailbox January, 15th 2012

  1. Looks like you picked up some interesting books! I would have a hard time trying to decide whether to read Emerald CIty or The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls first.

  2. Woots on getting your NetGalley eBooks, Daisy. Can’t wait to read your reviews of them 🙂
    I look forward to your IMM posts each week…it’s interesting to see what you’re choosing to read. Thanks for sharing 😀

  3. Great set! The Schumacher book sounds great. Enjoy!
    My IMM

  4. I started out with NetGalley myself and was surprised that I got approved for books right away – then again, it doesn’t cost publishers as much to make eGalleys available compared to physical books. I only wish they’d speed up a bit with approving books, because lately (some publishers on there) take forever. Once I got approved after weeks and when I wanted to download the book it had already been archived *screams*. Oh well …
    As far as physical review copies go, I must admit I only ever started requesting some directly from publishers at the end of last year (UK publishers of which I knew they do send out books to other countries) and I did receive a few that way. And it’s really no indication whether it’s a big or small publisher – sometimes you win, sometimes you loose. It really varies from one publisher to the next why they do (or don’t) send out review copies.
    Oh and I think if you post regularly, sooner or later you’ll also get requests directly from authors (or sometimes small publishers) too.

    • That’s interesting. By now I don’t have the self esteem to request physical books at publishers :). But I got my first two requests from authors yesterday! That’s exciting!

  5. okay, I guess I have to google netGalley if everyone is talking about it 🙂

    and the books really look all interesting, especially Starts sound very thrilling and a book which I would like. I’ll remeber it.. curious how you’ll like it, so I just wait for you review 😉

  6. haha, thanks. Maybe you’re right 🙂

  7. appreciating everything you write darling. you’re writing so personally. love it.

    hope to read more of you soon 🙂


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