Saturday, June 29, 2013

In My Mailbox #88

Saturday, June 29, 2013 with 17 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.

So, apparently it helps to vent.  Because after ranting a little on Monday, I feel soooo much better about this whole blogging thing.  Weird how that works, huh?  And I've been social!  I know, right?  ;0)  I reviewed a bit less this week, and I decided to keep the memes I already have going because they're fun and they kind of force me to visit everyone else, which I don't do enough of.  And I've taken on some new responsibility, but I feel less stressed about everything, and that's what really counts, right?

Now, if only I could stop acquiring new books and get caught up on the ones I already have.  *sigh*

For Review:

The Coldest Girl in ColdtownLosing Hope (Hopeless, #2)More Than ThisRelic

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

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - Dude, it's Holly Black.  After loving the Curse Workers series, you know I had to check this one out.

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover - Omigodomigodomigod!  I absolutely loved Hopeless when I read it earlier.  Thank you to everyone who rec'd it...I'm just sorry it took me so long to get to it.  But now we get Holder's POV!!!!  I may forego everything that's on my schedule and start this one as soon as I'm done with my current read.  I'm THAT excited!!!!

More Than This by Patrick Ness - Okay, don't throw anything at me, but this will be my first Patrick Ness book.  I also have A Monster Calls on my TBR, as well as the Chaos Walking trilogy.  I just have to make time for them is all.  :P

Relic by Heather Terrell - High fantasy.  You know I'm all over that.


The awesome, the wonderful, the always sweet Sunny over at Blue Sky Bookshelf and I had been tweeting back and forth about the Fierce Reads tour for a bit and we were both super excited to see Leigh Bardugo.  But then I fell sick and didn't get to go to the stop near me.  And I was sad.  But then Sunny, being the super duper sweet person she is, offered to get me a book signed by Leigh Bardugo.  I know!  She said that Leigh even knew who I was when she told her who she was getting the book signed for.  How awesome is that?  I squeed my pants when I read that in her was almost like I was there!  Except less awkward.  'Cause seriously, I clam up around authors.  They are my celebrities.  Anyway, I just wanted to share how awesome this girl is and how thankful I am to call her my friend.  I mean, when I asked her to see if she could nab me a "Let's All Privateer" button if there were any there, this was her response, "I will definitely try to snag a button even if it COMES TO THE DEATH". And that's a direct quote.  :D

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

The Week in Review:


Current Giveaways: June is Audiobook Month giveaway

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  SYNC's 2013 Week 5 offerings are up for download, with Rotters and Frankenstein up for grabs this week -- FOR FREE!  I also helped to reveal the cover to the first book in Victoria Scott's new series.  And I had a mini-freakout on this week's Symposium...on a Monday.  :P

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening:

TarnishBelladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #2)I just realized that both of my current "reads" are historical fiction.  Oh, well.  Good thing I like that sort of thing.  :P  I'm almost done with Belladonna so I'll probably pick up a contemporary after this.

This audiobook is great!  Even better than the audio for Gilt.  And I actually like the characters this time around.  Helps that it's about Anne Boleyn, though.  That story is rather fascinating to me.

Mendy's Currently Reading/Listening:

45 Pounds (More or Less)
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
I've had a lot going on, so I haven't read very much of this yet.  Maybe over vacation.  :)

Jen just finished this and loved it, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I like the accents in the audio.

The Week Ahead:

Reviews:  Stolen (audio) & Belladonna (+ a giveaway!)

A special announcement regarding some fun summer blog hops!

The cover reveal for A.G. Henley's sequel to The Scourge!

June is Audiobook Month Giveaway
And we're celebrating with a giveaway! Click image & enter to win!

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. I'm pretty excited about The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! And that "Let's All Privateer" button looks great! Hope you'll enjoy this week's haul, Jen!

    Check out my STS too!

    Neysa @ [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E]

  2. Coldest Girl in Coldtown! Curious to see what you think of it. Awesome that you got a signed Siege & Storm! Enjoy!

    My Stack

  3. Haha don't feel too bad about the loads of books you still need to read. I have a bookcase of books I haven't read yet. And I spy two books that I want so you're really lucky to have them now. I really, like really, want Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Losing Hope. Very nice haul. Happy reading! :D

  4. Sunny is so nice :) That signed copy is gorgeous! I haven't read any of Hoover's novels yet, I need to get on that. Coldest Girl in Coldtown sounds so good!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland
    My StS

  5. Made my day. No, no. You made my WEEK. Gosh, Jen, so sweet <3 I couldn't stop smiling and I was thrilled to do it! Squeed your pants? I will definitely be borrowing that word. And I have to mention that I'm glad you're feeling better and it's ALWAYS better to vent. Ranting is a sweet escape. Yay for the books you got!

    (Also, I give a blogging hug to you and Alise ^ because you guys are just so nice, I feel like I'm going to burst)

  6. YOU HAVE MORE THAN THIS?!?!?! I want to read that one so very badly! I really hope you like this one!

    I just put in a request. I didn't realize it was there because I searched the title it says none found. But it's there under the author. O.O I really hope I get approved! Anyways... I've never read a Holly Black book but everyone seems to be super excited for this new one so I can't wait to hear what you think!

  7. great haul! AH! you got Coldest Girl! I got declined :-( So excited to see what you think of it (read it sooner than later please!). I love the S&S beautiful. I have More Than This too...excited!

    My Friends Are Fiction

  8. Oh my goodness! You should be excited for Losing Hope! It was incredible!! It's like you didn't know you needed Holder's story, but when you have finished it - you don't know how you didn't need it. AH. So excited for you.

    Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  9. I know its an addiction to get new books. Heard good things about Losing Hope. Curious to hear your thoughts on it. Great haul of books. Come visit me as well.


  10. It's a Jen mind meld -- I'm also listening to Tarnish - and loving it. And More Than This will also be my first Patrick Ness book.

  11. Yup, totally and completely jealous. Sunny rocks!! What a sweet thing to do for you. :) It's awesome having good bloggy friends. :D Enjoy your books!!

  12. That's a really great set of books. It's always so great to get a signed copy of a loved book. Enjoy!

  13. Awesome haul. Happy reading :)


  14. Coldest Girl in Coldtown!! I've been wanting it for over a year... Holly Black is so amazing, if I ever meet her I will make a complete fool of myself :P
    Also, yay for your signed copy of Siege and Storm! So nice of Sunny to pick one up for you since you couldn't make it! I'm still waiting for the matching paperback *grumbles*
    And Belladonna! I'm not a fan of the new cover but I still can't wait to read the book... more Falco, please ;)

    My StS

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