Saturday, January 5, 2013

In My Mailbox #63

Saturday, January 5, 2013 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.

Ugh....I keep trying to break free of the pile, but they keep pulling me back in... =)

For Review:

Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick - I've been seeing this one around a bit and it sounds all suspenseful and gritty.  I'm newish to contemporary reads, and I usually stay away from the darker ones, but something about this one is calling to me.

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans - I actually already read an ARC of this debut novel (look for my review next week), but I was sent a finished copy, as well.  It was an exhilarating read that took a surprising turn (at least for me), and it's definitely a debut I'd recommend.

Big, big thanks to Simon & Schuster for these awesome books!!!


The Fault in Our Stars (audiobook) by John Green - I already own a signed copy of TFiOS, but I still haven't gotten around to reading it.  I'm waiting to be in the right mood for it, ya know?  I think now that the holidays are past us, it's the perfect time to pick this one up, so I just downloaded the audiobook from Audible.  It was only $7.95 for members in the most recent sale!  I'm finally going to take the plunge and see what all the fuss is about!

Sanctum (audiobook) by Sarah Fine - I'll be honest...I didn't give this book the time of day when it was first released.  Maybe it was the cover, I don't know.  But then I started seeing gushing reviews all over the place, and I've decided to give it a try.

Changeling (audiobook) by Philippa Gregory - Haven't read anything from this author before, as my focus is YA and MG and this is her first ever young adult novel, but the premise sounds awesome!

So excited for my new reads and hope I can make time for them soon.  What popped up in your mailbox this week?

The Week in Review:

Reviews:  The Witch of Duva, Neverfall & Through the Ever Night

Current Giveaways:  Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop

Blog Tours/Promotions:  none this week  :)

Recent Winners:  Kat from Katmunster Reviews won the Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop and chose Unspoken, one of the best books I read all year!  Check out the giveaway post to see some of my other favorites from 2012.

The Week Ahead:

Reviews of Annabel (SSS) and Level 2

The Essence Blog Tour stops by on Tuesday with a giveaway

YA Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop!

Bad Boy Rehab Giveaway Hop!!!  Be ready for some swoons!


  1. I actually haven't seen Then You Were Gone a lot, but I'm loving the cover. Will have to check that out. Enjoy your goodies :-D

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  2. Great haul! I got a finished copy of Level 2 as well this week! I haven't read it yet (I also. Got an ARC a while ago) and I was a little hesitant to, but since you said you liked it, I think I'll give it a try :)

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

  3. I still really need to read the fault in our stars. Hope you enjoy it :)

  4. I had the exact same feelings about Sanctum! I didn't pay it much notice before everyone started talking about how amazing it is. Curious to hear what you think when you've read it :)
    And I really need to read a John Green book. I bought Looking for Alaska to give to my sister as a present, but I'm toying with the idea of peeking into it before I give it to her ^^'
    Enjoy all your reads and, err, listens!

    My StS

  5. Sanctum has received MANY glowing reviews from fellow readers and bloggers.. I hope you like it! Level 2 sounds intriguing, as does The You Were Gone (which, on the blurb says it's reminiscent of Thirteen Reasons Why, which I personally really liked!) Fabulous haul as always, Jen. :)

  6. Yay -- I'm on the Bad Boy hop too. Who can resist that? Look forward to seeing the guys you choose!

  7. The Fault in Our Stars is absolutely FANTASTIC. One of the best books I've ever read.

  8. Ooooo, all great books! I just got the Fault in Our Stars too, and I think I'll be reading it very soon. People are raving about it! I was going to buy it in the holiday sale too, but then my husband got it for me for Christmas... so I'll read it instead. :) Enjoy!

  9. Then You Were Gone sounds really really good! That comes out soon I think, so I am looking forward to reading it. I haven't heard of anyone listening to the audio of TFiOS but I hope it does the book justice! :)

    Check out what books I got!

  10. Then you were gone and The fault in our stars sound pretty good and I have them on my to-read list. I'd love to read them soon and I hope you enjoy reading them.

    Come check out my IMM post.

  11. Then You were Gone looks really good! I've got to gets copy and I'm slightly bummed to say this... but I haven't read TFIOS yet!!

    My StS

  12. I was just drooling over Then You Were Gone when writing up the new releases. I look forward to your thoughts. Happy reading.

  13. Great haul, Jen!

    Then You Were Gone sounds pretty great. I've been seeing it on a lot of hauls. Can't wait to see what you think!


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