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Sunday, December 18, 2011

City of Lost Souls Teaser

Congratulations to Izzy, who beat out Calla (which I did not vote for, as I love both characters) in the YA Sisterhood tournament. As promised, Cassie posted a fabulous little COLS teaser, which I some how in the midst of all of yesterdays craziness missed.

“What have you done to my cat?” Magnus demanded, returning to the living room carrying a pot of coffee, with a circle of mugs floating around his head like a model of the planets rotating around the sun. “You drank his blood, didn’t you? You said you weren’t hungry!”

Don't forget to vote for Clary TOMORROW!!! Cassie promises a nice LONG teaser if she wins!

2011 Mundie Moms Favorites: '11 Debs/New Series

It's day 2 of our 2011 MM Favorites, and today we're listing our favorite debs/new series. This year has been an awesome year for debs! There were so many fabulous releases that hit book store shelves and among those were some of our favorites. To help narrow down our favorite debs/books, I broke our list into Debs/New Series (today's feature) and Debs/Stand-Alones. Normally we do a top 10 list, but this year I read over 250 books, and about a third of those were debs and there was no way I could list 10, so together Sophie & I have created a list of 22 of our favorite Debs/New Series.

  1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  3. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  4. The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson
  5. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  6. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  7. The River of Time Series (Waterfall, Cascade & Torrent) by Lisa T Bergren
  8. Legend by Marie Lu
  9. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
  10. Possession by Elena Johnson
  11. DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum
  12. HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson
  13. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
  14. Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
  15. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  16. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  17. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
  18. Eternal Starling by Angie Corbett
  19. Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout
  20. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  21. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  22. Wither by Lauren DeStefano & The Girl in the Steal Corset by Kady Cross

This list is in no order and features books we rated 4.5 -5 stars that stood out the most for us individually. Each book is linked back to our reviews on the blog. There are many more great debs that we wanted to add to this list, but unfortunately we had to stop at 22. You can read our complete list of 2011 Debs we've read HERE. You can read our complete list of 2011 MM Favorites here. What were some of your favorite debs or news series from this year?

Weekly Feature & In My Mailbox #102 & a Big THANK YOU

Happy Week Before Christmas! Wow, this week and this month have flown by. We've had a lot going on this past few weeks and I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who's been a part of our fun features with Clockwork Angel Read Along, our Clockwork Prince Release Day Celebration, DSBS Treasure Hunt, this past week's Best I've Read 2011 series. I really appreciate it! I'm looking forward to our end of the year Mundie Moms 2011 Feature, which kicked off yesterday. In addition to sharing our favorite 2011 books I thought it would be fun to also included our over all favorite characters, settings, genres etc. We'll also have giveaways, characters interviews & author interviews mixed in with this feature.

Next week we're chatting with CASSIE!!! Don't forget to sign up for your email reminder HERE! Look for a post later today to submit your questions for Cassie. With how large we're expecting this chat to be, we will NOT be taking questions the night of the chat. I'll have more information posted in a bit.

In My Mailbox: This is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers post about what goodies they've received in the mail that they purchased, were gifted, borrowed, traded etc. Here's what arrived this week:

For Review:

* CLOCKWORK PRINCE audiobook, published by Simon & Schuster Audio, released on December 6th, 2011- I have no idea how I left this lovely item out of my vlog, but I'm so excited to post my review for this! It's a must have for CP fans!!

* Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, published by EgmontUSA, to be released on 12/27/11

* Pure by Jennifer Armentrout, published by Entangled Publishing, to be released on 4/3/12

* Don't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupala, published by Harper Teen, to be released on January 3rd, 2012

* Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell, published by Pry, to be released on 2/14/12

* Amber Frost by Suzi Davis, published by ireadiwrite publishing, released on December 7th, 2010

* Silver Dew by Suzi Davis, published by ireadiwrite publishing, released on December 1, 2011


A few children's books and some YA ones, but they're for gifts so I'm not listing them on here :)

Thank you to: Simon & Schuster, EgmontUSA, HarperTeen, Entangled Publishing, Pry and Suzi Davis for this week's fabulous goodies. What goodies did you receive this week?