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In My Mailbox #27

>>Sunday, March 11, 2012

Welcome to another edition of In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren! I've definitely had a good couple weeks since I last posted an IMM. I even bought a book!

For Review:

Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
I already started reading this one and am liking it a lot so far! Stay tuned next week for the review.

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.

Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.

The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.

Wide Open by Deborah Coates
I'm going to be part of another blog tour for Wide Open, with a guest post from the author on March 24th. Can't wait!

When Sergeant Hallie Michaels comes back to South Dakota from Afghanistan on ten days' compassionate leave, her sister Dell's ghost is waiting at the airport to greet her.

The sheriff says that Dell's death was suicide, but Hallie doesn't believe it. Something happened or Dell's ghost wouldn't still be hanging around. Friends and family, mourning Dell's loss, think Hallie's letting her grief interfere with her judgment.

The one person who seems willing to listen is the deputy sheriff, Boyd Davies, who shows up everywhere and helps when he doesn't have to.

As Hallie asks more questions, she attracts new ghosts, women who disappeared without a trace. Soon, someone's trying to beat her up, burn down her father's ranch, and stop her investigation.

Hallie's going to need Boyd, her friends, and all the ghosts she can find to defeat an enemy who has an unimaginable ancient power at his command.

Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint
I cannot wait to read this fantasy by de Lint. I just love the cover!

Taking a delightful departure from his more common urban-fantasy settings, this epic tale from acclaimed author Charles de Lint weaves elements of Celtic and Nordic mythology while bringing sword and sorcery to the forefront.

Summer magic is waning in the Green Isles, and the evil Icelord is encasing the lands in a permanent frost while coastal towns are pillaged by snake ships. Mounting one last defense against the onslaught, a mysterious old wizard instructs his inexperienced apprentice in the art of shape-changing. Mercilessly pursued by the Icelord's army, this newfound mage gathers allies—a seemingly ordinary young woman and her protective adoptive family—and they flee north in a desperate race to awaken the Summerlord.

Time is running short for the Summerborn, especially when a treacherous family betrayal is discovered


Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
I'll be reading this one asap. It's currently on my Most Anticipated Books of 2012 list!

Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city...


  1. I really enjoyed "Fair Coin" (can't wait for the sequel!) and definitely want to read "Discount Armageddon" - it sounds awesome!

    Enjoy your haul this week. <3

    My IMM this week!

  2. Interesting titles! I've been seeing Fair Coin and Wide Open here and there. Hope you like them all!

    Here's my IMM.

  3. I love the sound of Fair Coin! Happy reading :)

    My IMM @ The Aussie Zombie

  4. Hi there Lisa, the book covers all look great! Eyes Like Leaves stood out for me, since I think of myself as a dryad in a previous life. Enjoy your finds this week!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks:

  5. Hmm, FAIR COIN sounds good. And - I bought DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON too! Man, getting to the bookstore was like the ten labors of Hercules - a parade, an accident, backed up traffic. I should have walked. But I have it and I'm probably reading it next. :)

  6. discount Armageddon looks so fun! i haven't seen it in the store yet or i am sure i would get it. hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    my imm

  7. I'm seeing Fair Con around and it does look good. I do want to get myself a copy of Discount Armageddon. Love the sounds of that one.

    Do hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!



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