Sunday, 10 July 2011

In My Mailbox 10th July 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, where book bloggers can talk about the books they've gotten the past week- whether bought, borrowed, swapped or given for review. This feature was started to increase interaction between bloggers and improve our awareness of all the new books coming out.

 
Wow- I had an absolutely mega-awesome week for books this week, which I am so excited about. I was having such a rough week at work but then at the end of the day there would be a new exciting package waiting for me to squee over, brightening my day!

 
Bought:


  •  Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs. This is the sequel to Forgive My Fins which I loved. I pre-ordered this around Christmas time and it finally came! This is mermaids and a love story- very cute.









  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. Book 3 in the wolves of Mercy Falls series. The last book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger so I'm looking forward to reading this one.
I was in London yesterday, and popped into Forbidden Planet to drool over all the books. I picked up loads of books but forced myself to put them all back again and only left with 3 in the end (willpower!). I got this one and the following 2.






  • Heartless by Gail Carriger. Book 4 in the Parasol Protectorate series. These books are so funny! Werewolves and vampires mixed in with Victorian ettiquette and afternoon tea.









  • Stolen by Kelley Armstrong. Book 2 in the Women of the Otherworld series. On Thursday I said that I'd had this book out of the library for ages and I just keep renewing it. I really want to read it soon, and loved book 1 in the series, so I have decided to listen to the advice of my fellow bloggers and actually just buy my own copy of the book!





Bought for Kindle
Amazon are having a summer sale on kindle books so I clicked on some bargains

  • Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. I've actually got no idea what this is about (a ghost story I think?) but I've seen it about the blogosphere and I really like the Drake Chronicles books by this author.








  • Eden by Keary Taylor. Set in a dystopian future where technology has taken over. Looks pretty cool and is getting great reviews.









  • The New World by Patrick Ness. This is a short prequel novel to the Chaos Walking trilogy which I love (Those books so good- read them- seriously!)








  • Virtue by Amanda Hocking. I have never read anything by this author yet but I have all her books on my kindle now, and everyone seems to be raving about this author. This book caught my eye- it's a retelling of a fairytale with elements of Snow White and Cinderella, and packed with romance, magic, witches, goblins and a sea dragon. Sounds good!





Won
Prize winnings are like buses- I've never won anything ever before, and then two come along at once!

  • Passion by Lauren Kate. Book 3 in the Fallen series. This is the manuscript of the book (which I think is pretty cool!). I'm looking forward to reading this book as book 2 ended on a cliffhanger.
Won from a contest hosted by Carly at Writing From The Tub









  • Settling by Shelley Workinger. This is book 2 in the Solid series. I bought Solid ages ago after reading Leanne's review of it and liking the sound of it. Now I have the next one ready to read too! The author has signed it and included a Settling bookmark for me as well.
Won from a contest hosted by Leanne at Magic of Reading






Gifted

  • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. Sequel to I Am Number Four.
Sophie over at So Many Books, So Little Time received an ARC copy of this which she didn't want and gave it to me. Whoopee! I can't wait to read this book either!
I've said it before and I'll say it again- book bloggers are the NICEST people in the world! Thankyou Sophie!





For Review
All of these I picked up at Netgalley

  • Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison. I've had this book on my wishlist ever since I first heard about it- I love the sound of it- a retelling of the German folktale Tristan And Isolde. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this on Netgalley and had to request it!






  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. Another dystopian novel set after a cataclysmic event which has destroyed all electronic devices, killed billions and left an army of "The Changed". A band of survivors struggling to get by and discover what happened.








  • Blood by K.J Wignall. Book 1 in the Mercian trilogyVampire with a destiny. I just loved the sound of this one!










OH MY GOD!! How many books was that I've got to read?! So many great books there though, I know I'm a lucky girl.
What books did you get this week?  Happy reading!

14 comments:

  1. Such a great week for you. Can't wait to see what you think of Power of Six. I can't wait to read it. Donna

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  2. So, so many books!

    Don't you think the Hunting Violet cover looks like it should be part of the Fallen Series?

    The cover of Eden is really eye-catching and stunning. It's one of those books I would buy purely for the cover :)

    I really want Tris and Izzie, too! Can't wait until it's released!!!

    Congrats on all your wins and wonderful books :P

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  3. That's a really good mailbox!

    I am reading Solid right now, got a review copy from Shelley :) I really love it!
    And I so want to read The Power of Six! I hope I'll get it for my birthday^^

    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  4. I really loved Haunting Violet!! and yeah I can't wait to read forever either, it looks really good!!

    thanks for stopping by =]

    The Cait Files

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  5. Wow! So many great books! I loved Haunting Violet, I hope you enjoy it as well. I can't wait to read Passion and Forever! Enjoy!

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  6. You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it. I'm just SUPER jealous that you got Forever!!! I'm waiting for my pre-order to come through!

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  7. Wow, you got a whole load of books this week! Congratulations on your winnings. I got a manuscript of Passion from the publishers a couple of months back and loved it. I hope you enjoy it too :)

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  8. Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox. I cannot wait to read Forever.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  9. Ooh awesome! And I LOOOVE Patrick Ness, chaos walking was such an amazing series. and virtue looks so interesting! enjoy your books and awesome haul :)

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  10. I think I somehow missed out on Eden, but I'll have to go search it out. You got a pretty awesome haul--I know what you mean about contests--sometimes I read IMM posts where people list five books they've won and I start to be sad...then I win something and it gives me enough of a boost to enter the next round of giveaways. So, congrats! Enjoy yourself.

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  11. I'm looking forward to reading the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. It's one that everyone keeps seeming to talk about.

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  12. A great haul! Awesome stuff... I can't wait to read Forever :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

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  13. You aren't kidding! You have loads of new books to read. I'm also super jealous of Tris & Izzie and Forever. Hope you love all your reads!

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  14. WOW!
    What a great IMM, SO many awesome books.. enjoy them all =)

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