This is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren
So, as a continuation of the plundering of the library...
1. Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia: AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING premise. China (and all of Asia) is just so rich with legends and beautiful history, and I really think there needs to be more YA books that tap into that. My mom is even more excited to read this then me*. And I hope this will help me with connecting with my Chinese heritage through reading. Sort of. Hopefully. The point is, I really would like to read more books with an Asian main character or Asian legends.
2. Beastly: modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and if I'm correct, I believe there is a movie in the works. I absolutely LOVE Beauty and the Beast, so looking forward to reading this one.
3. Need: There is something about this cover--the gold lips, perhaps?--that bade me to pick it up. I knowknowknow that I probably shouldn't be reading paranormal romances after my recent spaz attack from reading what I shall not-so-politely refer to as Twilight vomit**, but Need has MAINE AS A SETTING! If at any point there are descriptions of fall leaves, this will well be worth reading. And hopefully, this will be the best paranormal romance I've read.
4. Betraying Season: The sequel to a book I adored, Bewitching Season***. So I am beyond excited to get started on this one. Just love the time period of Regency England so much :)
5. The Lost Conspiracy: I loved Fly by Night, another book by Frances Hardinge, more than I can describe****. When I saw this I almost had a heart attack*****, since I hadn't known that there was a new book coming out by her.
*I suspect she's secreted it away from me because I can't find it at the moment. And no, this is NOT an excuse for my disorganized state of being
*** which I won a signed copy of!!!!
**** (*hint* upcomingFridayFavorite *hint*)
***** in a good-ish way, if that is even possible.
What's in your mailbox this week?
aesthetics author interviews book reviews captivating thursday Choco wants Choco wants to be exiled to Hex Hall Choco will kill for this book Choco would eat giant inedible vegetables to get her hands on this book chocolate conquerors cover talk Daily Dose design stuff Discussion Post DWJ fangirlism DWJ is the best Endless suffering Friday Favorites further proof of my insanity hypothetical bookish situations I AM SO NOT TECHY I love you guys I really don't want to do my homework I want cookies In My Mailbox indecisiveness It took me a while to figure this out lol lalalala literature review Literature Week new favorites oh dear I haven't written my English essay yet and it's midnight poetry Proof of my uncoolness rambling Random shiz Shameless squealing Sparkly vampires can do this and so can you teen writer interviews The Joy of Reading Waiting on Wednesday what eez twitter? why are your reading these labels and not poetry hmm why yes I do write isn't it frightening Wouldn't it be sad if they called tweeters twits? you tell them choco