In My Mailbox (71) — Waiting, Implosions, Cities, and The Vindico

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie! It features a list of what books you have received over the previous week, either for review, from the library, or from the bookstore.

For Review:
Above by Leah Bobet
Boy21 by Matthew Quick

Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn
The Vindico by Wesley King
The Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin
The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin

Thanks to Little, Brown, Scholastic, and Penguin! 
So… what was in your mailbox this week?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    March 11, 2012

    Yes!! Black City is going to be amazing! Definitely my current most anticipated read (other than Insurgent)

    Nice mailbox this week! :)

    My IMM:

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    Little Miss Becky : )

    March 11, 2012

    Above and Black City!! So excited for both of those! That's a nice stack of books! :)

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    March 11, 2012

    Oooh! So many great titles in your mailbox this week! Black City looks like it will be so good; can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Great IMM!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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    Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

    March 11, 2012

    Ooooo I'm so excited for Black City and Above! I can't wait to see your reviews of them! Awesome haul!

    All the best,
    Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

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    March 11, 2012

    I'm so excited for Above and Black City! I can hardly wait to read your reviews on them. Happy reading:)

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    Ashley R

    March 11, 2012

    Above seems to have gone out to everyone's mailboxes this past week, and I am jealous! The cover freaks me out, but it still seems like a great book. Also really want to read Black City!

    Check out what's in my mailbox

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    March 11, 2012

    Wow i'm so jealous that you got Above and Black City :D ! I haven't read any of them but I hope that you'll like all these books. Happy reading !

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    April (BooksandWine)

    March 11, 2012

    The Black City looks awesome. Not gonna lie I'm totally jealous that you have a Penguin contact. I mean lol I get over 600 unique hits a day and they STILL won't reply to my emails.

    Happy reading!

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    A Backwards Story

    March 11, 2012

    I haven't heard of most of these, but I'm looking forward to BLACK CITY and ABOVE!

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    March 11, 2012

    Black City looks so good!! Above is one people are buzzing about to, not sure til I have it in my hands. You'll have to post a review of that one! I' m very curious b/c the blurb doesn't interest me in it. Check out our IMM this week! (Where I've decided I have a creepy smile!)

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    March 11, 2012

    wow great mailbox of books and the waiting sky sounds good :)

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    Dazzling Mage

    March 11, 2012

    Tokyo Heist seems good! Enjoy! =)

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    Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf

    March 11, 2012

    Black City & Above sound really good! Looking forward to your reviews!

    My IMM!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    The Autumn Review

    March 11, 2012

    Looks like a good haul. I haven't heard of any of them though. :) Look forward to your thoughts!

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    March 11, 2012

    Tokyo Heist! One of my most wanted books of the year! Okay, I'm jealous. Let us know if it's any good, okay? And enjoy all of your awesome books this week! (And oh, Black City! Do want! ;_;)

    My IMM this week!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    March 11, 2012

    Some fab books–looking forward to Black City and I need to get Above. The Waiting Sky also looks intriguing. Happy reading!

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    March 11, 2012

    Oooh, Above! :D

    Happy reading!

    IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    March 11, 2012

    I'm reading Above right now! It's kind of weird, I'll admit lol. I hope you enjoy everything!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    Kristilyn (Reading in Winter)

    March 11, 2012

    Awesome books! Black City looks so, so good. I want it! :)

    Happy reading!

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    Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads

    March 11, 2012

    OMG! amazing IMM! btw, I HAVE to mention that I love the new blog design!! BEAUTIFUL and it screams Spring Time!! ^_____________________^ yay!!!

    Enjoy your books and drool!!!!!! lalala

    Dazzling Reads

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    March 11, 2012

    One word-JEALOUS! I want to read Black City!

    MY IMM

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    March 11, 2012

    Awesome mailbox. Tokyo Heist sounds really good, and OMG you got Black City!!
    My IMM

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    Nina Reed

    March 11, 2012

    Black City and Above both look really good, can't wait to read them!:)

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    Miss Page-Turner

    March 11, 2012

    Ohh what a great mailbox! I really want to read The Waiting Sk, hope it will be on netgalley…

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    March 11, 2012

    What a great IMM can't wait to see your reviews.

    My IMM

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    Tiffany Mahaffy

    March 11, 2012

    Wow great books this week! Above is a very popular book and I want to hear what everyone has to say about it! It looks interesting!! Hope you enjoy it and the rest of them!!

    My IMM this week

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    March 11, 2012

    I'm doing my best not to cry and fling myself at Tokyo Heist. Is it working? AHAHA. Awesome books, though – hope you love them :)

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

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    March 11, 2012

    can't wait to see your reviews

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    March 11, 2012

    Wow! Amazing imm! Happy Reading!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    March 11, 2012

    Great books this week! I'm really looking forward to Black City. Enjoy! :0

    Stop by
    My IMM

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    margie c {the bumble girl}

    March 11, 2012

    I cannot wait to get Above! Everything about it sounds SO good!
    Enjoy your stack :)

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    March 11, 2012

    The Waiting Sky looks really good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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    March 11, 2012

    Black City and Above are two that I want to read.

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    March 12, 2012

    Great stack this week. So many of these sound really amazing. Happy Reading!

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    Giselle from Book Nerd

    March 12, 2012

    Oohhh Black City looks awesome! So does Tokyo Heist! I like the photo you took. Pretty!

    Giselle @
    In My Mailbox #19

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    Erica Nicholas

    March 12, 2012

    Love your mailbox this week! Mine will be up tomorrow, I didn't have time to get it up today. :( Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    March 12, 2012

    Ooh, those books look fun, although I haven't heard of them! You can check out my IMM here if you're interested :)


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    March 12, 2012

    Oooh! Looks like you got some great books this week! I see some I need to add to my to read list!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    March 12, 2012

    Oh I can't wait to read Above! Lots of great ones in that stack though! (Or that I am looking forward to, I don't KNOW they are great yet. ;)