Saturday, December 15, 2012




In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  It's a weekly meme where we all get to brag about the books and swag we got in the mail, for review, won in contests, etc.





Seriously soooo much HarperCollins love below, I don't even know what to say. Except, thank you for the opportunity. :)  Also, I didn't ask Santa for anything this year because I didn't want to seem greedy after all of  the awesome new reads I got this week.  :-P

For Review:



Everbound by Brodi Ashton - OMG, you guys!  You should have seen the happy dance I did upon opening the package containing this book.  Seriously, I loved Everneath, but man, after that ending, I was dying.  I cannot WAIT to start this one.








Requiem by Lauren Oliver - To have this in my hands right now!  I've been wishing and hoping and just plain ole wondering what would transpire after that crazy cliffy at the end of Pandemonium.  Now that I have it in my hands, though, I'm scared.  Too many what-ifs and what-could-have-beens!!!  :*(







Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi - PERRRRRRYYYY!!!!!  Okay, I'm done.  Seriously, though, after that taste of the Never Sky world in Roar & Liv, I was salivating for this book worse than ever.  Glad to have something tangible to drool over.  =)







The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd - Even if I hadn't like The Island of Dr. Moreau -- which I did, of course -- I would still want to read this book because it sounds effing awesome.  Maybe I should read the original story, too?









Mind Games by Kiersten White - Premise sounds awesome...um, assassin sisters, espionage...fun times.  I just hope it's a little edgier than her Paranormalcy series.








Prophecy by Ellen Oh - Sounds a bit like Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns but still different enough that I won't compare the two while I'm reading.  Hopefully.








Pivot Point by Kasie West - Dude, I tried so hard not to want to read this.  But alternate realities?  C'mon...that is so my kind of read.  Even with everything else on my reading plate.








Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook - The first three words of the summary were all I needed to read.  I am always down for a chase.  Sounds dangerous and fraught with emotions.  I think I'll like it.  :)








Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum - Haven't heard much about this one and I'd like to keep it that way...for the sheer enjoyment of it.  Sometimes not knowing leads to the best adventures.








Wasteland by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan - Um, "hermaphroditic outcasts" are mentioned in the summary on Goodreads, and maybe I'm just curious to see how that's going to play out???








Splintered by A.G. Howard - Alice. ALICE.  ALICE!!!!  Yeah, I'm a bit obsessed.  Can't wait to read this retelling.  After all of the reviews I've seen, I am positive I will enjoy more than Alice in Zombieland.








'Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre & Karen Duvall - Love anthologies...especially containing short stories from worlds I already know and love.







Big, big thanks to HarperCollins, Amulet, Harlequin Teen, Netgalley and Edelweiss!!!


Won/Gifted:





Meant to Be by Lauren Morill - signed ARC won from Tara at Hobbitsies + signed swag [review]









Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - signed exclusive exteneded preview  won from Much Ado About Books [review]









The Farm by Emily McKay - won from Jenny at Mimosa Stimulus, can't wait to read this novel about vampire ticks!






Purchased:




Angelfall by Susan Ee - This book was just $1.75 on Amazon for a paperback.  I loved it when I read it earlier this year and I know I'll want to read it again because it is that good, so why not have a hard copy, right?









Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan - Bought the audiobook because I'd never get to read it otherwise and it's perfect for this time of year.  [review]







The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - Another audiobook.  I'm in the mood for feel good reads.  This satisfied that requirement.  Look for my review soon.  :)






I don't even know which book to start with!!!  Good thing for my trusty spreadsheet!  =)  So, how did your mailbox fare this week? What is your favorite new book?




The Week in Review:

Reviews:  Radiant, The Scourge, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (audio)

Current Giveaways:  Gift Card Giveaway Hop, End of the World Giveaway Hop & many more

Blog Tours/Promotions:  The Scourge Blog Tour, Fang Girl Promo, Snow White Sorrow Promo, The Collector News

Recent Winners:  Aline Tobing & Holly Letson both won a copy of Let It Snow; my winner in the Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop never responded, so I'll be picking a new winner very soon...be sure to check your SPAM folder!!!


The Week Ahead:

Promotional Events:  Scent of Magic Blog Tour

Reviews of Shadow Cats (SSS), The Darkest Minds & The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop!!!

30 comments:

  1. You got such an AMAZING Book Haul. All those books from HarperCollins are ones I've been dying to get my hands on. Congrats on having an exceptional week. :)

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    1. Me, too! Christmas came early for a bookish-type like me! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. oh wow.. SO many amazing books! I am SO jealous for Requiem! I got Through the Ever Night, Pivot Point, and Nobody But Us and I'm excited for each one!

    awesome book haul!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. Awesome...can't wait to see what you think of them, too!

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  3. Well, we are going to be reading a lot of the same things -- they also approved me on Edelweiss for all those and sent me Everneath (happiness!!!!!!) I didn't ask for Nobody But Us. Should I??? Yeah, probably.

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    1. Ha, yeah, you should. :) Can't wait to discuss all of these with you!!!

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  4. Oh My so many good books! I have the Farm and need to get it read. It looks so good. I loved Dash and Lily and and Statistical Probability. I just finished Angelfall on Audio. It was pretty good. I still need to read Meant to Be. Awesome Haul! I am so Jealous!

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    1. Meant to Be was my FAVORITE contemporary read this year. Sooo adorable and fun. I think you'd really like it since you loved Dash & Lily and TSPoLaFS. :)

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  5. Requiem, Nobody but Us, Meant to Be, Til the World Ends, & The Madman's Daughter ALL look fantastic. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on all of them.... and REQUIEM? UHH. SO Jealous. AH!

    My StS

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    1. Meant to Be WAS awesome, and I can't wait to see how awesome the rest of these are! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. OMG o.O Soooo many books I'm dying to read!! Splintered. Everbound. Meant To Be. Nobody But Us. You're so lucky :)
    I'm reading Days of Blood and Starlight right now and it's sooo good! What's the extended preview for? The next book?
    Enjoy them all! I hope you'll have time to read over the holidays :)

    My StS

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    1. The extended preview was what was sent out in lieu of ARCs because the book wasn't ready when ARCs would have been printed. I agree...it was soooo good! One of my favorite series and favorite reads this year.

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  7. I'll say!! What a great list of books. I can't wait to read Pivot Point. Jealous? Why, yes. I still have to read Delirium.

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    1. Perfect...you can wait til Requiem is released and then read them back-to-back and not have to wait in agony like the rest of us. I wish I was patient enough to do that! :)

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  8. OMG I am soooo jelous of you Jen! So many awesome releases! I just read Everneath and l LOVED it! I hope you enjoy all your awesome books!!!! :)

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    1. I loved Everneath, too, and have been dying for Everbound. But I also can't wait to read Neverfall, the novella from Cole's POV that comes out on the 26th, I think.

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  9. I am just the biggest ball of jealousy right now! You're so lucky. :D I hope you enjoy all of your fantastic books!

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  10. Jealous!! I want to read Everbound now!!! Requiem was soo good!! Enjoy!!
    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/stacking-shelves-32-early-christmas.html

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    1. I can't wait to read Requiem! :D I'm sure it'll leave me a blubbering mess.

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  11. So much awesomeness from HarperTeen! I'm a little jealous. LOL I have yet to be approved on Edelweiss for anything. Oh well, lots to read to hold me over, right? Can't wait to hear what you think about Requiem. I was the same way when it arrived, nervous. I hope you enjoy them all! :)

    You can see what books I got this week here!

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    1. Oh, I forgot you'd already read Requiem. I'll have to hurry up and read it so we can compare notes. And don't fret, I pretty much only get approved for HarperCollins books. The other pubs don't like me on Edelweiss. :(

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  12. Ohhhh, what a perfect, awesome, amazing haul! I love EVERY book you got and I can't wait to see what you think. *Looks a bit jealous at all those pretty covers* Happy, happy reading :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Aw, thanks...I'm excited but nervous. I hope they're all as amazing as they sound.

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  13. Awesome haul, Jen! I can't wait to read Through the Ever Night. I got three copies of Angelfall, too good to pass up. Statistical Probability is one of my favorite books. Enjoy!

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    1. You know...I should've grabbed more copies of Angelfall, too! :P

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  14. I LOVE your haul!! We got a lot of the same books this week, but I'm so jealous of Everbound!! I'm still totally pining for that one. I hope you enjoy all your new books. :))

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    1. Yay...hopefully we can discuss them all soon! Hope you enjoy all your new reads, too!

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  15. I'm excited for almost all of the books above so I gotta say: awesome haul! =D
    Way to go.

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    1. Thanks, but now I'm wondering which one you're NOT excited about. :P

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