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 increase our awareness of all the new books coming out.
It also gives me a chance to be nosy and see what everyone else has got to read, and so gives me plenty of new books to pine after!
Seriously AMAZING book haul this week- check it out!
I told you!
This week I spent the rest of my Amazon vouchers from my birthday, then I made use of the 10% off discount at The Book Depository, then I discovered an incredible site called FishpondWorld, (an Australian booksite with free worldwide shipping) where I found a lot of the American hardbacks that I had been pining for on Amazon (but which were too expensive) were only about half the price on there. I think I did a little happy dance for nearly all of these when they dropped through the door!
Ones that I am most excited to read are Sweet Venom Tera Lynn Childs, and Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck, which is book 3 in the fantastic Tiger series. Reckoning is the 5th and FINAL book in the Strange Angels series which I love so much and can't wait to see how it ends (Team Graves!). So Silver Bright Lisa Matchev is book 3 in the Theatre Illuminata series- I loved book 1, which was so original and fun, but I still haven't read book 2 yet. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu is a retelling of the fairytale The Snow Queen. Steel by Carrie Vaughn sounds like a fantastic read with action, adventure, pirates and time travel, and then Faerie Ring and Watched- I'm not too sure what they're about but look at how pretty the covers are!
Descended By Blood- fantastic review by Ashley at The Bookish Brunette.
Deadly Cool- this looks like such a funny book- check out this review by Lesley at My Keeper Shelf.
Drink, Slay, Love- It was this review and then the book-boyfriend post by Missie at The Unread Reader that sold this book to me. Vampires and unicorns in a unique supernatural romance story.
From the Library:
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I'm really looking forward to reading this book- I've heard so many great things about it. It is a historical book set in London about (or featuring) Jack the Ripper (I think).