Saturday, August 24, 2013

In My Mailbox #96

Saturday, August 24, 2013 with 13 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.

And I was doing so well.  :P  Here's what I got in my mailbox this week...

For Review:

Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)Snakeroot (Nightshade Legacy, #1)

click on covers to be taken to the Goodreads page for each book

Rebel Springs by Morgan Rhodes (Michelle Rowen) - The first book was a pretty good introduction to this fantasy world, and I can't wait to start on this sequel. Thanks for the ARC, Penguin!

Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer - Um, I guess this means I finally need to cave and read Bloodrose?  Yeah, someone spoiled the ending for me on Goodreads, so I never read it, even though I pre-ordered the HC. Grrr. But since this is a continuation of that series, I guess it's time.  Thanks for the (unsolicited) ARC, Penguin!


The King's Guard (Fire and Thorns, #0.7)Shut OutThe Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

click on cover to be taken to the Goodreads page for each book

The King's Guard by Rae Carson - HECTOR!!!  I love this series, and even though it's over, I don't want it to be.  So, I'm going to read Hector's prequel novella.  Probably multiple times.  ;0)

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger - This is only $2.99 right now on Amazon and B&N!  And if you get the Kindle ebook, you can get the audio from Audible for $3.49!  That means you can get both copies for less than the cost of the paperback!!!  I've never read a novel by this author before, but I saw somewhere recently that there is hott library steaminess in this book, and well, being the bibliophile I am, I've just got to check that out.  =)

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - I've seen the hype, but I've avoided really reading anything about this one for the most part.  I rarely pre-order audiobooks, but this seemed like one of those times that I should.


Haze (The Rephaim, #2)Blind Study

click on cover to be taken to the Goodreads page for each book

Haze by Paula Weston - I absolutely LOVED Shadows so when Lauren from Love is Not a Triangle offered to let me borrow her copy of Haze -- which she had to order from Fishpond since it's not out in the US until this time next year -- I couldn't say no, even though I tried to at first.  :P  My reading schedule is pretty full right now, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew I wanted needed to make room for this book.

Blind Study by Jacquelyn Sylvan - ebook gifted by the author for helping with the cover reveal

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

The Week in Review:


Current Giveaways:  Last Hurrah Giveaway Hop - win a summer-themed book of choice - INTERNATIONAL!  Ends tonight!!!

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  On Monday, I fangirled over the recently released teaser trailer for the Vampire Academy movie. I teased The Burning Sky, and I'm waiting on The Geography of You and Me this week. Plus, we discussed how we review on Thoughtful Thursday.  And Rae Carson stopped by for an interview on Friday as part of The Bitter Kingdom Blog Tour.

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)Haze (The Rephaim, #2)So excited to read Haze, especially after seeing how much Lauren loved it!  And how excited she is for my updates.  =)

I've avoided as much of the hype as I can for this book, which has been very hard.  But I'm only a little ways into the story, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it.  So there's that.  ;0)

The Week Ahead:

Reviews:   The Burning Sky and The Bone Season (audio)...and maybe some others, but I've got a busy weekend, so we'll see what I get through  =)

On Wednesday, Elizabeth Miles stops by to share some insight as part of the FORGIVENESS OR FURY Tour, hosted by Paper Lantern Lit, to celebrate the release of Eternity, the final book in her FURY series.

On this week's Thoughtful Thursday, I'd like to discuss blurbs.

Ends tonight!!!

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  1. Great haul. So jealous you got Snakeroot :)

    Happy reading!

  2. Awesome haul :) I'm very curious about The Bone Season! And I love these covers for Paula Weston's series. One of the reasons why I haven't bought the first book yet is that I couldn't get it in that edition. I'll have to go check again because it sounds so good!

    My StS

  3. Ooooh! Awesome haul girl(: SO jealous of Shut Out!!!
    Happy reading

    (don't forget to stop by tomorrow for my STS!)

  4. Rebel Spring was amazing! Snakeroot also looks awesome. Enjoy your books :)

  5. Rebel Spring is going to be an amazing book. I hope that it lives up to expectations. Congrats on your haul this week.

    Books of Love

  6. I have Falling Kingdoms checked out, but just haven't been able to start it yet. I cannot wait to read the Bone Season. I have it on order at the library. Great haul!
    Natflix&Books' StS

  7. I've been seeing lots of The Bone Season around this week. I think I'll have to check it out myself! :D Enjoy!

  8. Rebel Spring!!!! Can't wait for that one!!! Loved Shut Out!!!!! Really curious about The Bone Season. Didn't sound exactly like my kind of thing but everyone seems to be enjoying it. Happy reading!

  9. I want to read Rebel Spring! I can't get my hands on a copy. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it. Happy to hear you are liking The Bone Season so far.

    I picked up Shadows last night--I've heard so many wonderful things about it. I'm excited to join in the love. Then I will be desperate for Haze I'm sure.

    My Friends Are Fiction's Showcase Sunday

  10. So glad that you are reading haze, it was really awesome, Paula Weston is such a fantastic author. I hope you enjoy it, I am sure you will since you loved Shadows. Happy reading :)

  11. I've heard good things about Shut Out. I'd probably like it. Enjoy!

  12. Oh my goodness, RIGHT?! Bloodrose was a book that I was so excited for and then I read a spoiler on accident. There should seriously be a filter or something when it comes to Goodreads updates that spoil. Or I just need to learn how to stop reading.

    And then Shut Out!! I just read that one this week, and there is a library scene, and it's kind of great!

    Hope you enjoy all of your books.

    - Tabitha - My StS

  13. I almost read Shut Out from the library, but never got time before it had to be sent back! Now I know from you saying it has library steaminess, I have to. Maybe audiobook time for it ;) Great haul!


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