In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren about books bought, borrowed, and otherwise (legally) received.
On Thanksgiving (or actually the day before Thanksgiving), I showed you a picture of the Super Giant ALAN Box of Awesome. And now. Drumroll. It is actually time to look INSIDE the box, which had the awesome books to go along with its Box of Awesome promise! As follows:
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (Goodreads)
And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky (Goodreads)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads)
Monster by Walter Dean Myers (Goodreads)
Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers (Goodreads)
Carmen by Walter Dean Myers (Goodreads)
The Comet's Curse by Dom Testa (Goodreads)
Pie by Sarah Weeks (Goodreads)
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia (Goodreads)
Jumped by Rita Williams Garcia (Goodreads)
Girls Acting Catty by Leslie Margolis (Goodreads)
Every You, Every Me by David Levithan (Goodreads)
Everfound by Neal Shusterman (Goodreads)
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads)
Feed by M.T. Anderson (Goodreads)
The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (Goodreads)
I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena (Goodreads)
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett (Goodreads)
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Goodreads)
Girl Meets Boy anthology edited by Kelly Milner Halls (Goodreads)
Reel Life Starring Us by Lisa Greenwald (Goodreads)
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick (Goodreads)
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads)
Bronxwood by Coe Booth (Goodreads)
Irises by Francisco X. Stork (Goodreads)
Money Boy by Paul Yee (Goodreads)
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok (Goodreads)
I'm loving the mix of big releases and indie names, as well as the multicultural aspect to a lot of them. The Comet's Curse even has an Asian half-face on the cover! So now everyone can take part in the YA cover crappiness! LOOK!
In all seriousness, it makes me so happy to see a PoC face on the cover, especially on a cover that isn't for a gritty contemp story. (Nothing against gritty contemps, in fact I LOVE gritty contemps, but it's the only book we ever seem to see PoCs in). In a PoC vein, I'm also excited for the Dean Myers and Williams Garcia books in the bunch. I've already read Monster, but the rest are all new to me. One Crazy Summer looks especially fantastic.
Other excitements: Divergent, Between Here and Forever, Pie, Feed, and What Happened to Goodbye, especially since the latter two are signed! *happy dance*
Ones I've already finished and loved: Everybody Sees the Ants and And Then Things Fall Apart. Rush-out-and-buy-right-now picks, to be sure.
What's in your mailbox this week? As always, please share in the comments!