In My Mailbox (IMM) is weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s a chance for people to tell others about the books they received that week.
This is a probably teeny tiny IMM compared to what you guys normally see but I’m very happy with what I received this week!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This is cheating slightly since I mentioned it in my previous IMM, but I FINALLY received it! I have been waiting absolutely ages. I first saw this book 3 months ago and finally got around to ordering it in August. I thought I’d be ethical and order it from my local independent bookshop. They said it’d be in by “the end of next week”, which was just over 1 week wait. I thought, okay, fine. 3 weeks later, they email me telling me that they’re going to have to order it again. I gave up on being ethical and ordered it from Amazon.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins
I’ve been waiting for this one even longer – since September 2010! I got incredibly sick of seeing yet another good review or yet another blogger buying it, that I just went for it (even though I’m on a book-buying ban…). I’m going to be so disappointed if I dislike it *fingers crossed*.
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
You can read my recent review of Liesl & Po here. I really love the finished version; I don’t own many children’s hardbacks. I (originally) wrote in my review about how I loved the sketch-like illustrations in the book but I realised once I received the final copy that that’s exactly what they were – sketches! I honestly thought that was the look they were going for. I had to turn on my computer quickly and edit the 3 reviews on here, Tumblr & Goodreads. Silly me.
How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue
To be released 1st March 2012. Mmmm cupcakes.
Funny, free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated, ambitious Julia St. Clair could not be more different. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clair’s housekeeper, Annie grew up side-by-side with Julia in the St. Clair’s San Francisco mansion and the girls were as close as sisters until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.
A decade later, Annie has become a talented, if underpaid, pastry chef who bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death. Julia, a successful businesswoman, is tormented by a painful secret that could jeopardize her engagement to the man she loves. After a chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, the women struggle to repair their friendship as the shop becomes the target of an increasingly hostile series of incidents. Despite the threats of the present and shadows of the past, Annie and Julia – emboldened and soothed by intoxicatingly delicious cupcakes – learn the power of forgiveness, find love where they least expect it, and discover the importance of family, in all its complex forms.