Sunday 25 March 2012

In My Mailbox 25th March 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.
Some amazing books again this week- I need more hours in the day to read them all!


  • Steelflower by Lilith Saintcrow. (Goodreads). This has been sitting on my wishlist for a long while, and I saw a bargain on Amazon Marketplace so I treated myself. I was so thrilled when it came because it looks brand new. This is written by the author of the Strange Angels series (which I loved), and is a fantasy story with magic, elves, princes, and assassins.  

Kindle Freebies:

From Fame To Shame by Veronica Blade. (Goodreads). I have another book by this author (Something Witchy This Way Comes) which I still haven't read yet, but this book was free from Amazon this week, so I grabbed a copy. It's a contemporary story about twins who switch places- " When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill. "
It looks like a sweet romance. 

From the library:

  • Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James. (Goodreads). I'm intrigued by a book written by a mother and son writing team. The cover looks eerie and from what I can gather about the blurb it's about angels, a girl discovering her new powers through terrifying visions, and a forbidden romance.


  • Pure by Julianna Baggott. (Goodreads). This is a dystopian sci-fi book that sounds incredibly creepy and very strange, but I'm really intrigued. Set a few years after a nuclear holocaust where many people are hideously deformed, and a society trying to rebuild itself in a cruel militaristic way. Words I've heard used to describe this book are "bizarre" "disturbing" and "surreal". But it's piqued my interest.

  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. (Goodreads). This is an adult urban fantasy series that I've been meaning to read for absolutely ages.

For Review:

  • The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. (Goodreads). I'm so excited to get a copy of this book because it's written by Julie Kagawa, the author of the incredible Iron Fey series which I loved for being so beautifully written and so richly detailed. This is her take on a vampire series. Set in a future world where vampires reign and humans are blood cattle. 
Thanks to Harlequin Publishers and Netgalley for the review copy. 

Those were all the books that came to me this week- what did you get?
Happy reading!


  1. i have to get steelflower, you said the magic word.. elves. lol. great looking books!

    My IMM

  2. Pure was such an atmospheric book - I hope the narrator manages to do it justice. It should be a great book to listen to! I just found out after doing my IMM I got approved for The Immortal Rules on netgalley as well this week!

  3. I got The Immortal Rules half an hour ago or so, when I realized that it was available on NetGalley. LOL

    Hope you enjoy it! I'm really excited about it! And yay, a freebie! *checks out if it's available for free in Germany, too*

    Patricia // My IMM

  4. Ooohhh.... Forbidden looks so awesome! Great haul=D

    Drop by my IMM?

  5. I own Steelflower but I haven't read it yet. I keep looking at it and wanting to read it but I haven't had the time to fit it in.

    Happy reading

  6. Hello there Sally, looks like you all are part of The Immortal Rules party and I have not been invited to join in! So many mailboxes with a Julie Kagawa title. :) Enjoy!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks:

  7. Halfway to the Grave is fun. Bones is great. I listened to the second book on audio and I enjoyed that experience.

    My IMM

  8. The Immortal Rules looks great. :) I got that too! Forbidden sounds really good, I can't wait to get my hands on it. :o Hopefully it arrives in my library soon. x___x

    Happy reading!

    Gianna [Books to Infinity and Beyond]

  9. Steelflower looks really good :) Great books this week.
    Happy reading!

    Here's my IMM

  10. Yay for The Immortal Rules! Love Julie's books.
    Happy Reading!

  11. I got The Immortal Rules this week too and I'm really excited to read it! Enjoy your books! =)

  12. love the cover for Forbidden!!!

  13. ooh I'm waiting for my copy of Forbidden. Pure was so great!
    Giselle from
    In My Mailbox

  14. Hi there, just popping in... Nice!

    Completely agree with you about Forbidden and the cover is amazing. Enjoy your reading!

    I'm also your newest follower!

    Here is my blog to check out:
    My IMM

  15. Immortal Rules! We got that this week too!!

    Our Imm!

  16. Great mailbox! I really want to get round to my copy of Pure but havent had chance yet! hope you enjoy!

  17. I'm not sure how I feel about trying an audio book. I really need to grab a good one and try already. lol Enjoy all your goodies.

    My IMM:

  18. Great books! I enjoyed Forbidden and LOVED Immortal Rules! Julie Kagawa can write Vampires just as well as she writes Faeries!


  19. Oooh I really want to read Forbidden, Pure and Immortal Rules some awesome books this week I'm definitely jealous, great haul, love the blog, new follower, here's my IMM


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