Welcome to another week of In My Mailbox, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It’s a chance to highlight the books received in the past week in the mail, from the library, or from the book store.
This week marked something pretty sad here in southern Wisconsin. My mailman, who I know, destroyed my mailbox. It is entirely cracked on the side and hanging on by dear life right now. How did he destroy it, you ask? Well, I figured it out when I noticed that the envelope I got from Simon and Schuster had a rip — a huge rip — on the opposite side to that which was broken on the mailbox. It was your classic shoving the envelope into the box too hard maneuver.
But in that envelope, I got…
Wither by Lauren DeStefano: This book is the first in a dystopian trilogy. While that in itself kind of excited me, what really got me interested in this was Lauren’s blog and the fact this trilogy from a debut author snatched a supposed 7 figure signing deal. Sweeeeet!
The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi: I got a finished copy of this one by surprise. It looks like a great middle grade fantasy, something I need to bulk up on a bit.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare: I had a review copy of this one from BEA, but during the summer, I had a comment contest on my library’s facebook and our teen winner got to take it as a prize before I read it. My coworkers have been buzzing about this one, so I’m looking forward to it post-Cybils.
Kelly Jensen is a former librarian turned editor for Book Riot. She's the author of IT HAPPENS: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader and the forthcoming Feminism For The Real World (Algonquin Young Readers, Spring 2017).