Sunday 19 February 2012

In My Mailbox 19th February 2012

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 to increase our awareness of all the new books coming out.
I didn't do an IMM post last week as I only had one book to show off, so this is two weeks worth of books. I did alright for books this week.

For Review:

  • Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber. (Goodreads). This was the one book I got last week. I read it already, and it's so cool, with high speed car chases, shoot-outs, and not your average prom night experience! (Review coming soon). 

Thanks to UK Book Tours and Electric Monkey for the advance copy of this book, due to be published in the UK in March (it is already out in America I believe).

From the Library:

  • Everneath by Brodi Ashton. (Goodreads).  I'm so excited to finally get to read this one, I've read so many amazing things about it. This is a new and modernised retelling of the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone.

  • If I Die by Rachel Vincent. (Goodreads). Yay! This is book 5 in the Soul Screamers series about Kaylee and Nash, two high school age banshees and their battles with the underworld. Love this series!

  • Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. (Goodreads). I feel like I've been waiting for this book forever, although actually it's only been a few months since I first read about it and decided that I NEEDED to read it. Now it's finally come in, so yay! This is a new dysopian novel.

Someone at work was having a clear out, and brought in a couple of massive boxes of books for us to just help ourselves. I dug in and left with two bags full! Some of them I have already read from the library, but I love owning books I love so I can re-read them, and some of them I got just to add to my swapping pile on Read it, Swap it. Here are two that I haven't read yet that look good.

  • Strings Attached by Judy Blundell. (Goodreads). I read What I Saw, and How I Lied by this author a while back and liked it, so I'm going to give this one a go as well. According to the back of the book it is a "tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York."

  • Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins. (Goodreads). This is book 2 in the Hex Hall series. Hex Hall is one of those books that I really want to read. I've borrowed it twice now from the library, renewed it time and time again, never gotten around to reading it, and eventually have had to return it. One day I will borrow it again and actually read it! 

That was all the amazing books I got this past fortnight. Can't wait to get stuck into reading them. Have you read of these? What did you think of them?
What books did you get this week? 
Happy reading!


  1. That's a great book haul. I really must read Raising Demons soon as I loved Hex Hall.

  2. Great books! I loved Au Reviour! Hope you do too!

  3. I'm reading Under The Never Sky now. the first 30 pages I thought I wasn't going to like it but now I'm hooked!

  4. Nice mailbox!
    Au Revoir was great fun and I'm still dying to read Everneath^^

    Here is my IMM:
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  5. Raising Demons is awesome and I've heard brilliant things about Everneath and Under the never Sky. Enjoy!

  6. If I Die is AMAAAAAZING! You're going to cry. Get some tissues ;) I also loved Under the Never Sky and Raising Demons (Demonglass). I'm sure you will too! :D

    1. Well considering I cried my eyes out at My Soul to Keep I expect I'll cry at this one too! (Is it really really emotional?)

  7. Hi Sally,

    I love your IMM! And I can tell you, If I die is a fantastic book! Hope you would enjoy your new books.

    Mariska (new follower)

    This is my IMM

  8. Raising Demons cover is fantastic and haunting! happy reading

    Check out my IMM

  9. I need to get Everneath, everyone has been raving about it. I got Under the Never Sky this week.

    Happy reading

  10. I loved Under the Never Sky. Even though the start was slow, it became such a great book.

    Enjoy your books!

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  11. Under the Never Sky and Everneath are GREAT!

    Our IMM!

  12. So many books. I wasn't a HUGE fan of Under the Never Sky. I hope you like it more than I did.

    ~Happy Reading!

  13. I really enjoyed Under The Never Sky - it was one of my highlights of dystopian books recently!

  14. Hey Sally, awseome book haul. If I Die is soooooo friggin good, I hope you love it. The Hex Hall UK covers rock, I don't have those yet so maybe I'll get them from the Book Depository. Happy reading =D
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

    1. Yay- I am definitely reading If I Die next! Really?- I love the US Hex Hall covers so much better than the UK ones! I guess the grass is always greener as they say...

  15. Eep Everneath is so good! I really hope you like it! And I still haven't read the Soul Screamers books I really have to get to those! Awesome haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  16. Hi Sally, hope you enjoy all the books you got in this week! I am dying to read Under the Never Sky and Everneath!

    If you'd like you can check out the awesome books I got in my mailbox this week, just click the link below! ;)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  17. I bought Under the Never Sky a few weeks ago and haven't read it yet but I'm so excited about it! I haven't read the Soul Screamers series yet either but I'm wanting to get into it, it sounds awesome! Hex Hall was one of my favorites last year! i haven't read the second book yet either but I want to get it ASAP! I hope you love all of them :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  18. That is such a unique cover on Under The Never Sky. I had to enlarge it to see why it looked like that. Now I understand it. I loved that one! I hope you love all the books you got. Two bags full?? I think my husband would kill me!



  19. Nice haul..i loved Everneath and want to read Under the Never Sky

  20. Oooh I'm glad to hear some positives about Au Revoir Crazy European Chick, it's just come in for me at my library and I'm excited to read it - I look forward to your review!

    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books
    Check out what's in my mailbox

  21. Under the Never Sky is really good and I can't wait to read Everneath!!! Great haul! Enjoy!!!


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  22. Ohh, great books! Under the Never Sky was really good. :) I hope you enjoy all your new reads!


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