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Saturday, October 29, 2011

In My Mailbox #95 & Weekly Feature

Happy Saturday! I can't believe this coming week will be our wrap up for our Clockwork Angel Read Along. It has been so much fun talking about the book and reading everyone's comments. THANK YOU to everyone who's been apart of the read along.

Next weekend our Clockwork Prince 31 Day Celebration kicks off! I am SO EXCITED about this! We're kicking off the giveaway with an AWESOME, must have item from Habel Designs. Wait till you see it. I'll be posting the picture of it on the 6th, when

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers post about the goodies they've received in the mail the previous week for review, bought, won, were gifted etc. Here's the goodies that arrived this week...

For Review:

* The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, published by Scholastic, released on , already reviewed and loved it! Read my review here

* Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Alison Moulton, published by Harper Teen, to be released on February 14th, 2012

* After the Snow by S.D. Crockett, published by MacMillan Children's Books, to be released in 2012

* Unison Spark by Andy Marion, published by MacMillan Children's Books, to be released on November 8th, 2011

* Frost Wolf, Wolves of the Beyond #4 by Kathryn Lasky, published by Scholastic, to be released on December 1st, 2011

* My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, released on June 7th, 2011


* The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
I LOVED this book. You can read my review here. Guess what!?! We're quoted in it!! I can't even tell you guys how excited we are at this awesome surprise.


For my upcoming birthday Sophie sent me these fabulous little goodies!

I can not wait to watch this movie!! I totally love the bookmarks. They made me laugh. I may include some of these with a few giveaways. THANK YOU so much Sophie. You already know this, but you're in so much trouble. I'll send Jem right over to handle that ;) *snickers*

Thank you to Scholastic, Courtney Allison Moulton, MacMillan and Sophie for this week's awesome goodies! What did you receive this week?

Cover Reveal: CROAK by Gina Damico

We're excited to be revealing the cover for debut author Gina Damico's upcoming YA release for CROAK. Along with the cover reveal, we're also hosting a giveaway for two ARCs of CROAK! First, here's the cover and a little bit about the book:

Published by: Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
To Be Released on: March 20, 2012
Pre-Order the book at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.
Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her Targets like a natural born Killer.
Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?

What do you guys think? I think the cover matches the synopsis perfectly. I'm looking forward to finding out more about Lex's story this coming spring.

Just in case you're not able to make out what the quote on the book says, author Adam Rex said, "Go ahead and die laughing, knowing that the safe transport of your mortal soul will be the summer job of a sweetheart teen with a godlike power and discipline problems. A lot of books make me wish I could live within their pages, but I wouldn't mind dying in this one."

To learn more about CROAK, be sure to visit Gina on her Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

The Giveaway: Thank you to Gina, we're giving away 2 *signed* ARC's of CROAK along with two scythe pendants!!

To enter, please leave us a comment letting us know what you think about the cover, along with your email address. US residents only (please). This giveaway will end on November 22nd, 2011. I'll announce the two winners the following day.

Clockwork Angel Read Along Day 18: Chapter 17 Call The Darkness Down

It's day 18 of our Clockwork Angel Read Along! Please be sure to visit our link here for our schedule, guidelines and to fill out the form to be entered to win some fabulous prizes. Feel free to answer any number of the questions asked. You don't need to answer all of them if you don't wish to.

Today we're discussing chapter 17. Well, this just became a bit more interesting. Charlotte and Henry are off, Will and Jem leave and find Mrs Dark (I didn't realize until now that is was Mrs & not Ms.... hmm wonder who she's married to), and the automatons are attacking the institute. OH, and Mrs Dark reveals that De Quincey is not the Magister.

* This plot line just became a bit more twisted and now we know who the Magister really is, since Mrs Dark said it was joke that Will & Jem thought De Quincey was him. Who do you think the Magister is?

* Someone must have known precisely when everyone was going to leave the institute for the automatons to attack right as Will and Jem, Charlotte and Henry have left. Who do you think is watching the Institute?

* I've read CA a couple times now and I just realized that Mrs Dark is a Mrs and not a Ms. Any thoughts on who she could be married to?