Saturday, June 8, 2013

In My Mailbox #85

Saturday, June 8, 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.

There's a lot of sickness going around the office and at home, so we haven't been very social this week, and we apologize for that.  Hopefully, we'll be able to recuperate over the weekend and will be back to our sparkly selves next week.  Jen did manage to organize her shelves last weekend -- and is planning on buying another set of shelves in the near future -- but even so, she discovered a lot of books waiting to be given away.  And you know what that means!  :)  In the meantime, here's what we added to our shelves:

For Review:

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Where the Stars Still ShineWild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)

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

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - This is one of my most anticipated sequels...I love the Celaena badassery and the path the story seems to have taken.  (Jen)

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller - Yay, got one of my WoW picks!  Jen loved this author's first novel.  (Mendy)

Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles - Never read anything by Simone Elkeles, but her books all sound right up my alley.  (Mendy)

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken - Looks like Mendy and I both have the WoW luck this week!  (Jen)

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake - So excited to see this package arrive in the mail this week!  I love Kendare Blake and I love mythology.  Can't wait to see the results of mixing the two!!!  Btw, met Kendare Blake recently at a signing, and she is uber sweet...and she knew who I was!!!!  =)  (Jen)


The Book of Broken HeartsWild AwakeBittersweetThe Sea of Tranquility

And this is the part where you guys host an intervention for Jen and her audiobook addiction.  :D

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

The Week in Review:


Current Giveaways: the Spirit Blog Tour (sponsored giveaway), the Dance of the Red Death Tour (sponsored giveaway) & the Born of Illusion Blog Tour (sponsored giveaway)

Recent Winners:  The winner of the Elementals Read Along (signed set of the first three Elementals books) was Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl and the 2nd Blogoversary Bash winners are as follows:  Day 1 was Danielle Simmons, Day 2 winner was Barrie Mac and the winners of Day 3 were Ashley Morrow and Heather Cranmer, who chose The 5th Wave and Parallel as their prizes, respectively.

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  SYNC's 2013 Week 2 offerings have officially launched, with The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and Jane Eyre up for grabs this week -- FOR FREE!  We also discussed reading slumps on this week's Sunday Symposium post.  We're also touring Dance of the Red Death and Born of Illusion this week.

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening:

The Sea of TranquilityDance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #2)LOVED Masque of the Red Death when I read the ARC last year, and I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of the sequel, as well as help to promote the book during the tour.

I need to know what the fuss is all about!!!

Mendy's Currently Reading/Listening:

Jellicoe RoadMy Life Next DoorAlmost done with this!!!  :P

Just finished E&P, so I can finally get to start Jellicoe Road!!!

The Week Ahead:

(Possible) Reviews of Sweet Peril (audio), Tiger Lily (audio), Reboot (audio), Eleanor & Park (audio) Wild Awake (audio), Dance of the Red Death & Of Triton (audio).....we'll see how the week goes before we make any promises.  :P  We say this every week.  Probably time to just do a few mini-reviews, huh?

We'll be discussing series on this week's Sunday Symposium post...specifically, why there are some that are easier to finish than others.

Jen cleaned her shelves, so be looking for some giveaways soon.  Maybe even a mystery box or two!  :D

June is Audiobook Month, so we'll be giving away some audiobooks from our shelves, as well.  Be sure to stop by on Monday to see what's up for grabs!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. Urg I'm sick again too! I was just sick in April. Not fun being sick in good weather! Where the Stars Shine looks so pretty! I haven't read anything by Simone Elkeles but everyone seems really excited for the new one. Happy Reading!

    My Stack

  2. I am having a crazy weekend, filled with family events and visiting guests, so hoping to get some reading in this morning when it's quiet!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  3. I got where the stars still shine too, I loved her first book and Trish Doller is an awesome author and has totally commented on one of my blog posts that made my whole year lol, enjoy your haul!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  4. I am so jealous of these books haha. Wild Cards and Antigoddess look really awesome! I really need to read Throne of Glass like now because it looks so amazing. Great haul!!

    Emily @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

  5. Fantastic haul. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! :)

  6. Awesome haul! I hope you enjoy Jellicoe Road! I thought it was rather slow and confusing at first but I loved it so much after finishing it, so stick with it! I heard that it is being adapted into a movie over in Australia soon. :)
    ~ Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLiterature

  7. Great haul! I got Never Fade this week too. So excited to read it.

    My Friends Are Fiction

  8. I'm very excited about Where the Stars Still Shine and Wild Cards. I hope you enjoy those audiobooks. I loved Bittersweet and The Sea of Tranquility.

    Feel better!

  9. Don't worry Jen I support your Audiobook Addiction, lol. Some great books this week and I hope you both enjoy them all.

    My Weekly Wrap Up

  10. I just read Where the Stars Still Shine, I hope you like it! I like seeing all the new audiobooks you get because I'm listening to Catching Fire and have fallen in love :)

  11. I got Where The Stars Still Shine too, but it didn't load correctly. :/ I hope to get it fixed. I'm anxious to read it. Enjoy your books!

  12. Can't wait to see what you think of The Sea of Tranquility, Jen! It's one of my all time favorites. :)


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