Sunday Post (12) / In My Mailbox (16)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Hello March! One more week and I’ll be running off for two months to (South East) Asia and Australia! I’m so excited but I’ve been so crazy busy working, I haven’t had a lot of time to plan/organized so I’m a little bit in panic mood haha. That also means not as much time to read either ): but I have so many flights/layover, I should be able to get a good chunk in than haha.

Hope everyone’s having a good week!

– Cyn

 

LAST WEEK

✖ REVIEW: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
✖ Teaser Tuesday:
The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell & Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
✖ Book Blast: Phantom Summer by Amy Sparling
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: Nameless by Lili St. Crow & The Collector by Victoria Scott
✖ REVIEW: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
✖ REVIEW: Review: Falling For Her Fiance by Cindi Madsen

 

NEXT WEEK

✖ REVIEW: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm
✖ Teaser Tuesday: The Colossus Rises (Kim) / ???? (Cyn)
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: It’s a surprise!
✖ REVIEW: Hourglass by Myra McEntire
✖ REVIEW: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman

 

BOOK HAUL

In My Mailbox 2

In My Mailbox post! Hosted by The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review.

 

Snagged a few e-books that’s been on my TBR list for my trip! Because there’s a lot of layover time (boo) but that also means lots of reading time (yay!).

Etiquette & Espionage  - Gail Carriger(01) Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Sophronia Temminnick at 14 is a great trial more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners — and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Her poor mother, desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady, enrolls the lively tomboy in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage — in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Yay! More Gail Carriger! I still need to finish off The Protectorate Series, but a own that as paperbacks and can’t bring them with them, so this will do!

The Archived - Victoria Schwab(02) The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often—violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

Definitely been waiting for this guy! I wanna read it right now, but I’m doing my best to save it for the trip haha.

Seraphina - Rachel Hartman(03) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina’s tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they’ve turned the final page.

I have read/heard really good things about this fantasy. At 451 pages, it’s a little long but like I said, lots of timeeeeeee.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Sunday Post (12) / In My Mailbox (16)”

  1. Well I want all the books in your book haul..bwahaha! Enjoy your travel! The Sunday Post

  2. I still really need to check out a book by Gail Carriger! I met her last year at an event, and she was pretty nice! 🙂

    Here’s my IMM:
    http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/2013/03/imm-16.html

  3. How is “The Archived”? It caught my attention on NetGalley, but I didn’t request it.

    Here’s my IMM: http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/03/03/in-my-mailbox-5/

    1. Haven’t started it yet, but I’ve heard great things!

  4. 2 months of travel, wow! That sounds like an amazing trip. Getting ready to leave can be crazy stressful, so I hope things calm down for you. Enjoy your new reads! Book Savvy Babes

    1. Thanks! Packing is always the annoying part of traveling haha.

  5. Ooo The Archived looks great!

  6. I really want to read Etiquette & Espionage. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My IMM

  7. Your trip sounds amazing. Have a blast. Enjoy your great haul too. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post

  8. Great batch this week! Etiquette & Espionage seems like it would be really good. Hope you enjoy your new books!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/in-my-mailbox-19.html

  9. Oh some great things. Busy week last week and some great books. I do want Seraphine too. 🙂

    Hope you have a great week.

    I just started Sunday Post, if you’d like to stop by…
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-sunday-post-1.html

  10. Oh, goodness. I am so jealous of the books you got this week. I really, really want to read Etiquette & Espionage. *feverishly searches library website*

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