Here's the round-up of the books I've gotten in the past two weeks. I'm particularly pleased with the review books I got - I've started some of them already and they're fantastic!
Shine by Lauren Myracle. I already read this one, and my review will be up in a week or two. Isn't the cover absolutely gorgeous? Trust me, the prose within is just as beautiful!
The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder. I've heard about this one so much, so that, combined with the cover, made me very excited to get my hands on it! Right now, I'm about halfway through and it's a fun read.
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird. Another lovely cover! It's very blue, which is my favorite color, and I just like the overall feel of it. I don't even know what this one's about, but I'm excited to start it.
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins. This book is different from what I usually read, so I hope to step out of my comfort zone with it. I'm not a huge fan of the cover, but the synopsis really drew me in.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. This is a rare case of not the cover, not the synopsis, but the title attracting me to the book. Isn't it so deliciously creepy? I know this is a zombie book, which put me off a little, but reading a short story by the author in Zombies vs. Unicorn (a short story anthology) sealed the deal. Beautiful prose!
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford. A friend recommended this to me, and the cover is so lovely and simple. The title intrigues me as well, although I don't know what this is actually about.
Doppelganger by David Stahler Jr. The cover is deliciously creepy, but it was the concept that nabbed me here! It's about monsters that kill people and adopt their form and lives. I actually just finished a few days ago and though it wasn't what I expected, I still enjoyed it a lot.
Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell. This one's been on my to-read list for a long time, but it was bumped up to the top of my to-read pile by a very complex algorithm (eenie-meenie-minie-moe!). I finished it as well.
XVI by Julia Karr. Here's to finally making headway on the debut author challenge! I got this one on a whim, and finished reading it last week.
Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee. I featured this one a while ago on my Saturday feature, "More Spotlight, Please!". So understandably, I'm quite excited to read this.
Alice 19th Volume 1 by Yu Watase. I've heard good things about this manga, so I can't wait to read it! I got this because of my 2011 Manga Challenge. The other two series I tried so far this year haven't been all that great (Emma and Vampire Knight), so hopefully I'll like this one better.
So that's it for me! What's in your mailbox?