Hello honorary librarians, welcome to our 5th weekly “In My Mailbox”, a feature hosted by the lovely Kristi @ The Story Siren.
We got a lot of snow in this part of Europe this week but the mailman managed to get to us anyway and deliver some books to curl up with while flakes are swirling outside.... ok, ok being dramatic here since it didn’t snow at all where Maja lives but it did in other areas of her country and abundantly in mine!
So let’s see what The Nocturnal Library got in its mailbox!
Would you just look at that cover? I mean the White Cat one. I realize many people weren’t happy with the change, but I liked it so much that I just had to order a copy. (I know, I’m shallow. Please don’t judge me.) It’s just so yellow and shiny and mesmerizing... I admit it, my self-control sucks. I love this series so much and it saddens me immensely that it’s coming to an end. For my review of White Cat, go HERE.
I preordered the US edition of Graffiti Moon months ago, as soon as I found out that they included a few more poems. Although I like the Aussie cover better, there’s no way I’d ever be able to resist the charming Poet. Graffiti Moon is one of my all-time fave contemporary YAs. I’m so happy the lovely people at The Book Depository shipped a little early. I can’t wait to reread it. If you want to read my review, go HERE.
And last, but certainly not least, At the Gates, third book in the Demon Squad series by Tim Marquitz. I devoured the first two books in less than two days and absolutely loved them, so much so that I was unable to focus on any of the books that were laying around me. I bought book 3 from Amazon last night (even though they insist on making us Euros pay more for everything) and I’m already halfway through. You can find my review of the first book, Armageddon Bound, right below this post. Also, having just recently read The Queen Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, I decided that I need to have all the books in hardcover, starting with my favorite, The King of Attolia.
Okay for now is a book that has come up time and time again during my GoodReads explorations and after seeing all those glowing reviews and 5 stars from most of my friends I decided it was time to look more into it. Honestly, I have high expectations and I hope they’ll be met.
The second book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I borrowed it from my boss at work. More high expectations and a lot of hype - look at all those awards - but once again, my trusted sources all seem to have loved it so I’m hoping it will be a safe shot.
But one week cannot pass for your Italian librarian without a taste of vanilla; Beatle meets Destiny’s are a bit more mixed but I hope it will take the steam off the other books, the subjects of which seem a bit less breezy than this one.