in my mailbox (6)

After a much needed weekend off, I don't have too much in my mailbox this week. I did pick up some from the library but not too much else. Let's see if I can remember them.


Free download:
Summer's Crossing, Julie Kagawa

This novella was fantastic. Seeing everything, especially Puck himself, from Puck's POV was well worth the read. It's funny just how biased readers can be when seeing things solely from one perspective so this offers a nice alternative.


Library:
Unwind, Neal Shusterman

I've been meaning to read this book for quite a long time and I'm actually in the middle of it now and it's blowing my mind with horrific future potential. Definitely on the review pile.


From the author:
The Economics of Ego Surplus, Paul McDonald

For disclosure purposes, I was contacted by the author to read and review this book. It is described as being "part action novel, part literary novel, part guidebook to economics" from goodreads and you can read the first 54 pages here. Since I study political science and economics goes hand in hand with just about everything it sounded like something beneficial to read. The review will be honest as all others are.


And there's my truncated IMM for this week. I'll be catching up with all of your posts soon and then trying to catch up with reviews myself. Hope you all had a good weekend!

12 comments on "in my mailbox (6)"

We Heart YA wrote: Sun Jun 05, 03:40:00 PM

Do you think we would enjoy SUMMER'S CROSSING even if we haven't read anything else in the series? (We only have an ARC of IRON QUEEN...)


Jenny wrote: Sun Jun 05, 04:52:00 PM

I'd like to read Unwind. I love Shusterman's other books and this one looks creepy.


Alison wrote: Sun Jun 05, 07:20:00 PM

Great set! The Economics of Ego Surplus sounds interesting. I was an econ major.
My IMM


Christy @TheReaderBee wrote: Sun Jun 05, 09:12:00 PM

I forgot to add Summer's Crossing to my list! I'm really looking forward to reading it. I love Ash! :) Enjoy!


Brett @ Demons Read Too wrote: Sun Jun 05, 09:52:00 PM

I got that ebook from Harlequin, but I still have to get myself Iron King so I can start them. I've been spoiled reading novellas first before.


The Book Angel wrote: Mon Jun 06, 03:11:00 AM

Great books this week! I still need to finish the Iron series haha. I only read book one but I liked it.

My IMM is here:
http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/


Natalie wrote: Mon Jun 06, 09:41:00 AM

I love The Iron Fey series! I've read the first two and cant wait to get to Summer's Crossing!


Loren Chase wrote: Mon Jun 06, 11:52:00 AM

Unwind sounds unbelievably good and I can't wait to start it! I've been seeing it everywhere for awhile now ;)

~Loren


Lola Leaf wrote: Mon Jun 06, 03:04:00 PM

I keep meaning to read Shusterman's Skinjacker trilogy, but I keep forgetting every time I hit up the library. Unwind sounds great too!


kaye (paper reader) wrote: Mon Jun 06, 09:01:00 PM

@We Heart YA: Hmm...I've thought about this a bit, and I really think in order to appreciate it fully you'll have to have the character background (not necessarily the story background) beforehand. That said, I think it'll be an enjoyable story, but the nuance won't be all there.

@Jenny: UNWIND was...well, I think everyone should read it. There were parts of it where I wish I hadn't eaten beforehand because I felt nauseous. That said, I'm glad these things are being discussed because it's important the conversation is out there. Hopefully I'll get to review it sometime this week.

@Alison: I'm pretty excited about it, too. I need to take an economics course and any help I can get is great, especially if it has an action-packed story to go along with it.

@Christy: Oh, if you love Ash then I think you'll really like seeing him from Puck's POV. It was a quick read, but it was a lot of fun. I missed these characters!

@Brett: Ah, yes, you definitely want to read THE IRON KING first. I had gotten it from the library and found myself loving it so much that I had to get the next two while reading so I would have the story to continue without a hitch! I hope you enjoy it!

@The Book Angel: I wish I could go back and experience the story anew, they were really fun. And I saw you had CATCHING FIRE - a book I didn't love at first but when I finished it I really appreciated it.

@Natalie: Me, too! I was late into the series but now I'm glad I've read them. Such lush characters!

@Loren: I'll definitely keep an eye out for what you have to say about UNWIND as I think it's a book that more people should definitely read. Scarily realistic.

@Lola: I haven't read anything else by him but so many more of his titles just ended up on my TBR list after I finished UNWIND. :)


Sonny wrote: Mon Jun 06, 09:11:00 PM

I have read Unwind, and omg I have never read a book that made me think so much. Amazing read, but I have to get it off my shelf! Great IMM.
Here is mine:
http://literaryjunkie11.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-6.html?showComment=1307409012487#c7515150206968059525


kaye (paper reader) wrote: Mon Jun 06, 09:24:00 PM

@Sonny: I need to purchase a copy for myself, too! I finished it yesterday and am still thinking about it. Did you know there's going to be a sequel? I'm not sure where it could go, but I admit I'm curious.


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