Saturday, May 11, 2013

In My Mailbox #81

Saturday, May 11, 2013 with 8 comments

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.

First off, Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mothers out there!  We hope you all have a wonderful day!

Second, Mendy got approved for her first review titles this week!  How exciting!!!  Now if she could only finish the books she's currently working on.  =)  Here's the rest of our haul...

For Review:

OCD Love StoryDance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #2)Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)
How To LoveOnce We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles, #2)You Are Mine (Mine, #1)

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan - The publisher sent an ARC, and my goodness, the cover is even more gorgeous in person!

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu - This is one of Mendy's first approvals!!!

Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin - Jen LOVED the first book, even though she still hasn't decided who to ship.  Time to figure it out in this conclusion to the two-part series.

Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund - Never read The Scarlet Pimpernel, nor have we read the companion novel.  But from all accounts, we won't be lost because of that.

How to Love by Katie Cotugno - This was Mendy's WoW pick this week!

Once We Were by Kat Zhang - Another sequel Jen's very much been looking forward to!

You Are Mine by Janeal Falor - Jen actually received this for review from the author a couple of weeks ago, but she wanted to mention it anyway because the book just released this week.


The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - Jen had a HC pre-ordered, but she couldn't wait for it to arrive, so she DL'd the audiobook.  And sometimes she is rewarded for her impatience.  Such a fantastic story and great narration!  This is her first Yancey book, but it surely won't be her last if all the gasps and shocked looks are any indication.

So, that's our haul.  How about you?  What did you get this week?

The Week in Review:


Current Giveaways:  SIGNED copies of the first three Elementals books, The Starry-Eyed Revue's 2nd Blogoversary Bash Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3 (international)

Recent Winners:  Stephanie picked Sweet Peril as her prize in the Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  The Summer I Became a Nerd Blog Tour & Giveaway, a discussion on book comparisons on this week's The Sunday Symposium

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening:

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)The Beautiful and the CursedGargoyles!!!!  That's all I had to see in the description to know that I had to read this book.

Ermahgerd, when Wendy Darling declared that "this book could very well be the next Hunger Games,"  she wasn't kidding.  I am so utterly impressed with this story.  And the audio is phenomenal.

Mendy's Currently Reading/Listening:

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)My Life Next Door

I've been super busy with kids' projects and family stuff, so I'm still working on the same books from last week.  We're thinking about doing a joint-discussion about Flat-Out Love instead of the usual review.

The Week Ahead:

Reviews of Golden, The Beautiful and the Cursed, Goddess & The 5th Wave (audio)

As I've mentioned before, I'm one of the Elementals Virgins on the Spirit Blog Tour hosted by The Midnight Garden!  You can read more about it over there, but check out this post for details on the read along I'm co-hosting with Steph from Cuddlebuggery!  We'll be discussing Spark here on Sunday, May 12th.  And it's not too late to sign up!!!

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. Awesome haul! I've already ordered The 5th Wave off Amazon and I'm SOO excited to read it. It's my most anticipated book of May! The Beautiful and the Cursed has a GORGEOUS cover, and I really, really, really need to get my hands on Dance of the Red Death and Across a Star-Swept Sea. I absolutely loved the first book. Can't wait to see your reviews!!!!! :D

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

  2. Oomph The Beautiful and the Cursed and Dance of the Red Death! God I want those books >.< Still keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be accepted for the Bethany Griffin tour. I ship Araby/Will, by the way ;)
    Everyone seems to love the 5th Wave, which usually makes me suspicious, but I'm really interested to hear what you think of it!
    Great haul, and congrats to Mendy for her first review copy :)

    My StS

  3. Once we were & The 5th wave, awesome! I can't wait to read them :)


  4. Ooh the 5th Wave and OCD Love Story! Can't wait to see your reviews :) Congrats, Mendy!

  5. So many great books! I really liked You Are Mine and I also got Once We Were, Across a Star-Swept Sea, and Dance of the Red Death. Can't wait to dive right in! Enjoy them all guys!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  6. Nice haul. Hope you enjoy them all.


  7. So many amazing books!! Great haul(:


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