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!


  •  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!

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


  • 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!


  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

  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

  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

  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

  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!

  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!

  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 :)

  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

  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 :)

  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.

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

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

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  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!

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


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