Sunday 6 November 2011

In My Mailbox 6th November 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 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).
For Review:

Saving June  by Hannah Harrington. I didn't originally take any notice of this book, but then the reviews started coming in- all 5 stars! The reviews that I read (that I now can't find grrr!) made it sound so much better than the blurb on the actual book. I don't read a lot of contemporary books but this one looks cool, funny, and heartbreaking all in one- so excited to read this now!
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. I love Maria Snyder's books, so even though I'm not entirely sure what this book is about (something magical) I still can't wait to read this book.

Thanks to Harlequin publishers and Netgalley for the advance e-copies of these books.

So, those were the books that came into my house this past week... yikes, I had better get reading...!
What did you get in your mailbox?
Happy reading!


  1. Great mailbox! Loved a lot of these and quite a few should be arriving in my mailbox for review soon ;)

    I'm an Aussie but had no idea Fishpond had free shipping! That's fantastic. I've only bought from the once and that was early 2011, I think. Back then there was a delivery charge!! Must go investigate!

    My IMM

  2. Oh wow that really is an amazing Mailbox. There are so many there that I'd love that I don't even know which ones to mention lol.

  3. I'm a big fan of Maria's Study trilogy so I cannot wait to read A touch of Power! =D

  4. Wow...just wow! You have so many amazing books!!! I hope you enjoy them all:)

  5. Lots of yummy books this week! I got The Name of the star this week as well...and I'm jealous you got Steel. I've been lusting after that for ages! :)

  6. So many awesome books this week, Sally!

    I'm really excited for Saving June because of the fantastic reviews, too :D Breadcrumbs looks like a good read, hope you enjoy it

  7. Wow awesome IMM! I also got The Name of the Star this week :) Happy reading.

    My IMM:

  8. Wow you got so many books this week! Lucky. :) The Faerie Ring looks really good; hope you enjoy it!

  9. Oh fabulous haul! All my friends have LOVED saving June. I want to get a copy soon as well. I also got Deadly Cool! :)

    Xpresso Reads

  10. So many little time!! I am a new follower thanks for the reviews!



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