Saturday, November 10, 2012

In My Mailbox #56

Saturday, November 10, 2012 with 15 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.

Okay, guys, I finally caved.  Even though I've been a Nook girl through and through, I was tired of my gallies expiring on me, so I bought myself an early Christmas present:

It's so cute and tiny and I got the prettiest purple cover for it.  And now I'll get to take advantage of all of those amazing daily deals!  :D  My sis actually rec'd the Paperwhite to me after she got one because she was tired of reading on her iPad.  Previously, I had been considering a Fire, but I decided I didn't really need anything that fancy since I already have the Nook Color, and even then I pretty much use it just for reading.

Besides my new gadget, I also got some pretty awesome reads...

For Review:

Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield - I saw this book on someone's WoW a few weeks ago, and I was immeditaely besotted.  I cannot wait to get started on it.  Isn't that cover beautiful?

Thanks Simon & Schuster!

Hysteria by Megan Miranda - I loved this author's debut novel Fracture, and being a fan of murder mysteries and memory loss stories, I knew I had to pick this one up.

Thanks Bloomsbury USA Children's Books!

Purchased/Ebook Deals:

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer - This ebook is only $2.99 until December 3rd.  I read so many great reviews when it was released, and now that I have a Kindle, I one-clicked this baby.  =)  Go here to grab your own copy!

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - I feel like I've been waiting forever for this sequel.  The first book was one of my favorites last year!  Laini Taylor is a freaking genius!

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier - I loved Ruby Red when I read it last year.  It's one of the better time travel books out there, if you ask me, because, get this:  they actually do some serious travelling back in time!  I'm also curious about that  gargoyle fellow.  :-P


Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - Um, so, I'm really, really impatient sometimes, and I couldn't wait for my physical copy of this book to arrive, and I loved the audio for the first book, so I went ahead and listened to the audio for the sequel, too.  Don't judge me.  :-(  You can check out my review of the audiobook here.

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette - Superheroes!!  Sounds fun.  Short audiobook at just shy of 9 hours.  Haven't seen many reviews, so here's hoping it's not a disappointment.

And there you have it.  Another week with too many books and not enough hours in which to read them all.  :D

The Week in Review:

Recent Winners:  Ana won a paperback copy of Divergent in the Dystopian Giveaway Hop and Jamie won an ARC of Starcrossed and a paperback of Dreaming Awake in the YA Mythology Giveaway Hop

Cover Reveals:  Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Blog Tours:  Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

The Week Ahead:

The Undeadly Blog Tour stops by on Monday!

The promotional event for The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski kicks off this week.

Also, I hope you'll stop by and enter yet another giveaway starting this week:  the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop, in which I reorganize my shelves for the zillionth time and you reap all the benefits.  :0)  And look for more great giveaways soon!


  1. Omg I can't wait to see how you like the Paperwhite! I've been holding off buying one because I've heard of there being quite a few defects.. I think it's just because soooo many people bought them right after launch and they were scrambling to fill orders. Quality control probably went down a bit. But I'll probably ask for one for Christmas! I love that it's still e-Ink but you can read it in the dark. Super awesome.

    Aaaanyway! Great books this week! I considered requesting Hyseria because it sounds great, but I haven't because I have sooo many other books to read LOL! And Smart Girls Get What They Want sounds super cute. :) Enjoy!!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  2. Nice Kindle!! I've been debating on getting one down the road, my Kobo can only do so much and the books for it are way too expensive.Great selection of books too, I can't wait to read Days of Blood and Starlight!

  3. Great haul this week!! Have an awesome week!

  4. Cool haul. I also have an issue withe egalleys expiring on me cause i can't find the time to read that much anymore, which is why i love prints lol.

  5. I'm really excited to get my hands on Hysteria, it sounds awesome!! DoB&S too! I just FINALLY got a copy of DoS&B last week, which is definitely going to hop right up the TBR list to the top! :) I almost purchased the Dark Star audiobook too... looking forward to hearing what you think of it. Congrats on the new Kindle! I think about getting one often so I don't have to always read on my ipad, but I just can't seem to convince myself to spend the money. Maybe some day... ;) Enjoy!

  6. SO much AWESOMNESS! Kindle nice! Lots of great books too. I have Dark Star on audio too, hope to get to it soon. I need to get Days of Blood and Starlight on audio. I really want to read Smart Girls Get What they Want. Great haul!

  7. I love my Kindle Fire! I really want the Fire HD for Christmas, but I use it for tons of stuff besides reading. I also still have my Kindle Keyboard, its better to read outside with than my Fire. The only thing I haven't tried on my Fire is audio books. I've actually never tried an audio book. I hope you love your new Papewhite!

  8. Congrats on the Kindle!! I myself read on the ipad and rarely use it for other purposes!! *shame*
    DoBaS is AWESOME! I really need to hear the audiobooks soon - I love everything Laini Taylor related.
    Will be checking out your tour stop for Undeadly!!
    Aditi @ READioactive Book Blog

  9. Awesome haul! I really need to get started on Daughter of Smoke and Bone soon! I have heard amazing things about it!

    My IMM

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  10. Chantress sounds great! And I heard good things about Smart girls get what they want (I love the title). Have fun with your new Kindle! Pretty!

    Happy reading.

  11. Fantastic haul, Jen. :) I really like your kindle (although I'm a kobo girl through and through) and Days of Blood and Starlight, Hysteria, and Chantress I'm all excited for. I agree, Chantress has a FABULOUS cover and thank you for alerting us about the great ebook deal of Smart Girls Get What They Want. :)
    Happy reading!

  12. I loved DoBaS and can't wait to see what you make of Chantress! I'm really excited for it and I hope it's good. Also, I hope Dark Star works out for you - it disappointed me a bit, but was, overall, a decent debut, so I hope you like it! Wonderful haul this week! :D

  13. Congrats on the kindle! They're really just too handy to pass up. Especially w/the great Amazon deals. Hysteria looks great, and I really liked Smart Girls. Enjoy!

  14. Love my Kindle! I can have two books going at once that way. And now that I can get your audiobook recommendations, I can even have three!

  15. I have a Paperwhite as well and I LOVES IT SO MUCH. It's possibly the best. thing. ever.


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