In My Mailbox: 4/19/09



In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. I am listing all the lovely books that I have aquired this week. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here on the Story Siren's blog, where it all began..(This post was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.)

I got a greeeeeeeeeat book this week, the one I have been waiting on and so far. I am lovingggg it. I also recieved some book markers and magnets from Cyn this week and will use them for a contest in the future.

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.

Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

So, what is in your mailbox this week?

As per Lenore's request I have pictures of the magnets and book markers. I am sorry that they are crappy images, but it was taken with my phone due to the fact the I cannot find my camera...arrrrrrg!!

33 comments on "In My Mailbox: 4/19/09"

Carrie wrote: April 18, 2009 at 10:37 PM

I really want to read Fairy Tale. It looks so good.


Reverie wrote: April 18, 2009 at 10:57 PM

i am just green with envy.... just green


Kate at Read This Book! wrote: April 18, 2009 at 11:44 PM

ooh I really want to read Fairy Tale! I'm about 1/4 way through Taken By Storm but I don't really like it. :( And the author uses "i" instead of "I". It's very annoying to me.


Lenore wrote: April 19, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Magnets! Can you post pictures of your swag?


Adele wrote: April 19, 2009 at 12:04 AM

I would love to read this one. I just love the premise, happy reading.


Catt wrote: April 19, 2009 at 12:05 AM

... I am SOOOO jealous!!! Happy reading though ;)


susan wrote: April 19, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Always cool to get the book you really want.

Happy reading,


ReaderGirl wrote: April 19, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Oh it sounds really good I wanna read! :O


Kate wrote: April 19, 2009 at 1:54 AM

Oh, wow. I so want to read "Fairy Tale." I can't wait for your review of it.


Silvia wrote: April 19, 2009 at 2:33 AM

I want this boook!
Enjoy it.


Liyana wrote: April 19, 2009 at 6:08 AM

I can't wait for your review! It looks great.


Cat wrote: April 19, 2009 at 6:40 AM

Jealous! Jealous! Jealous!

Can't wait to read the review. :)


harmonybookreviews wrote: April 19, 2009 at 7:11 AM

Oooh, Fairy Tale. I am *so* jealous that you got that :) Can't wait for your review!


TheBookworm wrote: April 19, 2009 at 8:29 AM

You know, I've heard of this book but I have never read a synopsis for it. I'll have to keep an eye on this one. Happy Readings! :D


Callie wrote: April 19, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Fairy Tale! Another book I have to get. I just can never remember if it is Fairy Tale or Fairy Lust because of the title change.


Ravenous Reader wrote: April 19, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Let me tell you I was hooked by the end of the first chapter. I literally sat up in my chair and was like...."hhrmmauauhhh" yeah that good


Danielle wrote: April 19, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I hate you. A lot. NO, just kidding! I'm just jealous. Can't wait for the review of Fairy Tale, cause it look
ah-mazing!


MssJos wrote: April 19, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Wow I am so jealous!!! I can't wait to read this one! Hope you enjoy it!! :)


Letter Garden wrote: April 19, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Indead a GREAT book! I'm green with envy!!! Happy reading!!


Lenore wrote: April 19, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Thanks for posting the swag!!


wdebo wrote: April 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Wow Fairy Tale looks realli good!

Wdebo :)


Shalonda wrote: April 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Sweet! That book sounds great!


Erika Lynn wrote: April 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

this book sounds amazing. happy reading!


prophecygirl wrote: April 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM

This book sounds really good. Going on my wish list!


Letter Garden wrote: April 19, 2009 at 1:27 PM

The bookmarks and magnets look wonderful! You lucky girl!


Megan wrote: April 19, 2009 at 2:34 PM

I got some magnets and bookmarks too but I have only one magnet and four bookmarks. I can't wait to read the book too.


Fantastic Book Review wrote: April 19, 2009 at 4:09 PM

I've been wondering about this one, I will have to check it out.


KB wrote: April 19, 2009 at 4:47 PM

That cover is beautiful. Love the magnets and bookmarks too. I am always trying to entice students with cool bookmarks!


· Alba · wrote: April 20, 2009 at 6:14 AM

Hi, awesome blog!!!!!
I come from Spain, nice to meet you and your beautiful blog ;)
I'm now a follower ^^
Ohhm, I envy you... I'd want to read these books too! Someday, somewhere... Kisses ^O^!


Rebecca wrote: April 20, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Fairy Tale sounds like a really good book.


cyn wrote: April 21, 2009 at 9:46 AM

With all the great YA out there, THANK GOD here's one I don't feel compelled to read.

What I meant to say is, thank you for featuring it and I hope you like it! :)

Cyn


Laina wrote: April 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Oh, lucky!!! I want that one sooooooo bad. :)


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I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


APRIL

STACEY LEE
Teen Writers Group
at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Sunday, April 24 @2pm

RENEE AHDIEH with SABAA TAHIR
Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
Thursday, April 28 @ 7pm

MAY

SARAH MLYNOWSKI
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, May 1 @ 12:00pm(noon)

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Sunday, May 1 @ 3pm

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Pleasanton Library
Monday, May 2 @ 5pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF
Redwood City Library RSVP HERE
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm

MORGAN MATSON with SIOBHAN VIVIAN AND SUSANNE YOUNG
Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm

LAUREN MYRACLE

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Wednesday, May 4 @ 4pm

SARAH J. MAAS in conversation with EVELYN SKYE

This is a ticketed event
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF with MICHAEL GRANT
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Wednesday, May 4 @ 6pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL and JEFF ZENTNER
A Great Good Place for Books
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF
Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito
Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL AND JEFF ZENTNER
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL AND JEFF ZENTNER
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, May 6 @ 7pm

LEOPOLDO GOUT
Copperfields in Petaluma
Friday, May 6 @ 4pm

JESSICA TAYLOR Release Party
Barnes and Noble in Roseville
Saturday, May 7 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE Book Launch

Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
Monday, May 9 @ 6pm

EVELYN SKYE in conversation with SABAA TAHIR
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, May 17 @ 7pm


WENDY SPINALE
Hickelbee's in San Jose
Friday, May 20 @7pm

LILY ANDERSON
Great Good Place for Books
Saturday, May 21 @ 7pm

STACEY LEE Launch Party
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Thursday, May 26 @ 7pm


JUNE

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
June 4&5 in downtown Berkeley
Julie Buxbaum
Gail Carriger
Veronica Rossi
Daniel Handler
Stephanie Keuhn
Stacey Lee
Caroline Paul
Wendy MacNaughton
Lauren Myracle
Alyson Noel
Yvonne Prinz
Jason Reynolds
Evelyn Skye
Wendy Spinale
V.E. Schwab
Nicola Yoon

BRODI ASHTON, CYNTHIA HAND, and JODI MEADOWS (My Lady Jane)
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 8 @ 7pm

JENNIFER LYNN BARNES, TIFFANY SCHMIDT and TARA ALTEBRANDO
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, June 9 @ 7pm RSVP Here

STACEY LEE

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Friday, June 10 @ 7pm

WENDY SPINALE
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Friday, June 10 @ 6pm

WENDY SPINALE
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, June 17 @ 6pm


...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

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