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I had a great load of books this time around that I'm really excited about, though I do feel a bit guilty for adding so much to my reading pile by splurging on NetGalley books. I just couldn't resist!

Flawless by Lara Chapman. I requested this a while ago and promptly forgot about it, which led to a pleasant surprise when the package arrived. This is a retelling, and I've never heard of the original, but the back cover summary sounds intriguing which is what made me want to read it so much in the first place.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison. The reviews I've read of this haven't all been very positive, but I couldn't help myself with this one when I realized that my name is in it, or almost my name, anyway. That's probably the most superficial reason possible for reading a book, but hey, why not.

Dark Parties by Sara Grant. At first, I was hesitant to pick this up, but after a few positive reviews, I decided to give it a try. Besides, the cover and title are quite cool, and the summary is rather appealing, not to mention the fact that I love a good dystopian.

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey. It was the cover that drew me to this one. It's so creepy and fascinating at the same time, with all those icy green tones and the almost zombie-like lips. I didn't even have to read the summary before knowing I wanted to pick this up.

Variant by Robison Wells. I don't like the cover too much, but I immediately requested this when I read the summary. Although it was vague, there's enough to pull me in. All I really had to read was "trapped" and "breaking the rules means death". Um, yes please.

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. I absolutely adored Kirsten Hubbard's first novel, and I've been hearing a lot about this book because I follow the author's blog. So naturally, I leaped at the chance to review this one. You have no idea how excited I was to see this in the catalog.

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hirandanani. Although I've heard virtually nothing about this book, I'm also biracial, so I'm always interested in reading books about other biracial characters. In this case, the protagonist is half-Indian and half-Jewish American.

Graffiti Moon by Cath Cowley. I was so psyched to get this one for review! It's described as an "all-night cityscape moonlit love story", and pretty much every adjective in that phrase makes me want to read this even more.

The Deserter by Peadar O. Guilin. All I saw was "cannibalism", and I had to read it. Not that I'm a proponent of cannabalists, but you have to admit, if the protagonist eats people, it's going to be one wild read.

Have you read/heard of/want any of these? What did you get in your mailbox?


Grace Fonseca said...

Actually got Cold Kiss and Variant at BEA. Hope you like them. New follower. Like your blog a lot. Hopping through the IMM lists.

A Beautiful Madness said...

Really have to read Cold Kiss. Got it on NetGalley, but I haven't had time to start it yet. Hope you like it!


Madigan McGillicuddy said...

What a great set of books. I'm looking forward to reading Tris and Izzie. I'm curious how close it will stick to the Arthurian legend.

And your comment on Variant: "All I really had to read was "trapped" and "breaking the rules means death". Um, yes please."
LOL, I had the same reaction.

Sash and Em said...

I need to get to Variant! It's sitting in my room!

Check out Em's IMM!

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