Sunday, June 28, 2009

In My Mailbox - June 28th

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So I had only those three books up above for this week, but then I went to the library yesterday and well.. yeah. I'm sure you can all imagine me in the new book section squealing gleefully with my finds.

The book I'm most proud of acquiring this week is Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance by Glenn Dakin. I actually was contacted on Goodreads from a marketing person to see if I wanted an ARC copy of this book - they had seen it was on my to-be-read bookshelf. And well, I'd never turn down a free book. :)

From the back cover:

A spine-tingling adventure with a steampunk flavor about a lonely boy, his butler, the deaf maid, and a guardian who just may or may not be evil... Theo can never leave hsi room at Empire Hall. He receives painful treatments to control his illness and must wear special gloves for a mysterious reason. Completely cut off from the outside world, Theo yearns to find a way to escape. When he discovers the story of Lord Wickland, the scourge of the underworld, he learns that his special illness may be a gift in disguise. Following the Candle Man's trail, Theo learns that he is destined for great things outside of Empire Hall. Molded in the great tradition of Percy Jack and Septimus Heap, The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is the first volume of a thriller trilogy with a steampunk flavor from author Glenn Dakin.

The other two books I got from the library:

Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson (4th book in the 39 Clues series)
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

And here's all the books I got yesterday from the library as well:

The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
Fate by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (click the link and you'll get the whole book version from google books)
Dull Boy by Sarah Cross
Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott
Silver Pheonix by Cindy Pon

Lots of great books this week.

I also finally signed up for summer reading (actually I'm cheating and doing two libraries bwhahaha) and I got this for signing up:

I have no clue what it is. It has a beaker thing in the middle. It looks like you put it on the wall or something? Maybe a bird-feeder? I have no clue...

If you have any ideas, please tell me!

Thanks for tuning in!


  1. Great Books! I really enjoyed Fairy Tale! Happy Reading!

  2. ALL of those look super good! I've heard really good things about Dust of 100 Dogs, and Fairy Tale just sounds fantastic. Happy reading!

  3. I am so jealous that you have Fairy Tale - that was listed as one of my Friday Finds. I hope you enjoy all your books.

  4. I think that's a rain gage. It tells you how many inches of rain you receive! :D

    You're library has Silver Phoenix? Lucky! You must have an amazing library system.

  5. I can't wait to get a chance to read Fairy Tale. =) Glad I got it this week.

    I've been looking for the O.R. Melling books for a while. Finally found them at a half price books. Woot.


  6. That Fairy Tale cover looks so nice. Hope you enjoy the book!

  7. That is the strangest give-away ever. But I think it's a rain measuring device. At least that's my best guess.

    I just finished "Fairy Tale" and I'll definitely be stopping back by to see what you thought of it.

    Happy reading!

    - Katie

  8. It looks like you got some great books. I wish my library was as up-to-date as yours. Happy reading :)

  9. Everyone has such awesome libraries. Mine has good YA but nothing new. Happy reading!

  10. Fairy Tale looks good, it's in my "to be read" pile. Happy reading!

  11. Really good stuff there! I'm looking forward to getting Fairy Tale.

  12. Society of Unrelenting Vigilance sounds good. I've never heard of it before.
    I've been dying to read Dull Boy and Zombie Queen! They sound sooo good! XD

  13. great haul from the library! i loved dull boy.

  14. that's the weirdest thing to have at a library.

  15. Looks like a rain gauge to me but is sort of an odd thing to be given at the library.

    I must say that every time I see your name on someone's blog comments it gives me pause and I think "Did I already comment on this?"

    I'll be curious how you like Candleman. Just having Brett Helquist do the cover art intrigues me and makes me wonder if it would be good rading for any of my crew.

  16. Oh my goodness that is a lot of books!!! I am jealous you have Fairy Tale :)
    Enjoy them!

  17. Ooh, Fairy Tale looks really cute! Happy Reading!



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