Saturday, September 7, 2013

In My Mailbox #98

Saturday, September 7, 2013 with 14 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.

I love weeks like this, but I'm glad they're not all like this.  Otherwise, I'd always have my nose in a book.  Not like I don't already, but well, I'm not as coordinated as Belle.  :(

For Review:

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)This Side of SalvationDeath Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)

Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for these review copies:

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi - I don't know how I've kept myself from starting this one yet, but I don't doubt that I'll crack it open at some point this week. Oh, I'm sure I'll start off by telling myself it's just a peek, but then I'll have devoured the book.  I'm dying to know what happens. Plus, my life has been decidedly Roar-less for too long now.

This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready - I adore Jeri Smith-Ready, and I absolutely loved her Shade series.  I cannot wait to read this book and fall in love with the her new characters!

Death Sworn by Leah Cypess - This will be my first book by this author, but I saw assassins in the summary, and before I read any further, I'd already clicked that little 'download review copy' button.

Thanks to Tor Teen and HarperCollins for the finished copy and ARCs:

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake - I just finished my ARC of this last night and this book has renewed my affection for mythology.  And now I have a finished copy PLUS one of those awesome feather bookmarks! My shelves will be so happy!  =)

How to Love by Katie Cotugno - Really excited about this title after discussing with Lauren earlier this week.  I already had a galley from EW, but it seems like the kind of book better enjoyed by turning physical pages.  ;0)

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas - Already read and loved this one.  It was kind of the anti-Harry Potter for me.  :-P

Rock and a Hard Place and Snapshot by Angie Stanton - An ordinary girl and a rock star?  Sounds fun! I think these were indie/small pub hits that were recently acquired by Harper.


Won a signed copy of The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson from Em at Book Jems for the Freedom to Read Giveaway.  It was well worth the wait. Now to find the time to re-read it with Em. :) HectorHectorHectorHector!!! Hectoooooooooooorrrrrrrrr!!!! =)


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - I had a galley of this title from Netgalley, but I put it aside in favor of other reads. And also because I loved Black's Curse Workers series on audio and was hoping for the same awesome experience with this audiobook...and I was not disappointed.

HPB Haul:

My haul:

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - review
Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
The Eternity Cure (ARC) by Julie Kagawa - review
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - review
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Katie's haul:

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
The Three Little Pigs
Peter Pan
Goodnight Stories
Green Eggs and Ham
Fox in Socks
Are You My Mother
The Foot Book
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Oh the Thinks You Can Think!
3 Golden story books

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

The Week in Review:


Current Giveaways:  Expect another So Many Books So Little Time Giveaway in the very near future!

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  On Monday, author April Genevieve Tucholke stopped by to give us her take on black and white characters as part of the Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Blog Tour. I teased Antigoddess & Monsters by Kendare Blake and Ilsa J. Bick, respectively, on Tuesday.  And I'm waiting on Raging Star by Moira Young this week...and I can't believe I have to wait something like an extra six months for this final installment!  Plus, we discussed the judgy-mcjudginess of fellow readers on Thoughtful Thursday.

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)Monsters (Ashes Trilogy, #3)Still reading Monsters.  It's rather intense, so I took a break to read Antigoddess this week, too.  Hoping to finish and review early next week.

And I couldn't decided on my next audio, so I'm listening to the audio of Hopeless that I won from the author last month until a couple new releases are out next week.  Some that I have review copies for but haven't been able to get to or would probably prefer the audio anyway.  =)

The Week Ahead:

Reviews:   Antigoddess, Monsters & Fangirl

I've been contemplating re-rating some books on Goodreads, simply because if I re-read them now, I'd wouldn't enjoy them as much as I once did.  So, on this week's Thoughtful Thursday, I'd like to get your take on re-rating books.

So Many Books So Little Time Giveaway

Expect another shelf-clearing giveaway soon!  :D

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. Holy crap that's a lot of books! I got Into the Still Blue and Death Sworn this week as well, and I'm dying to read them. I need Roar and Perry ASAP! And I absolutely loved The Burning Sky too, such an amazing fantasy <3
    I have an eGalley of How to Love, need to get to that soon. And I'm really looking forward to reading Antigoddess! I love Greek mythology.
    Congrats on the signed copy of The Bitter Kingdom :D I've heard amazing things about that book. Enjoy your haul this week, and happy reading :)

    My IMMl

  2. Ohmigosh... ITS ALL SO BEAUTIFUL :D
    Happy reading

  3. I'm dying hoping that I will get approved for In The Still Blue and Death Sworn. Awesome stack of books. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  4. You got Nevermore! You have to read it, it's so fantastic :)
    And I love that Antigoddess feather! What a cool idea!
    Death Sworns sounds really amazing - I need to read more books with assassins!
    Congrats on the signed Bitter Kingdom copy :)

    Amazing books this week! I hope you enjoy those you haven't read yet!

    My StS

  5. *sputters* Into the Still Blue. sigh. I wish, wish I was auto approved! I can't wait to read it...of course the sooner I read the sooner it's over (this is the way I'm making myself feel better--sort of working). What a great haul! I hope you enjoy it all. Oh and Death Sworn...I WANT.

    My Friends Are Fiction



  7. I still need to read Under The Never Sky one of these days! Antigoddess sounds great too! Really loved Graffiti Moon and The Eternity Cure. Happy reading!

  8. Seriously almost want to cry in jealousy over Into the Still Blue and Antigoddess. I'm dying to read both.

  9. Oh my gosh I want that feather bookmark! I have been seeing them everywhere! Was it a preorder thing?

  10. WOW you got an awesome haul this week, and Antigoddess and the bookmark, very jealous! What does HPB stand for? you got heaps of books from it :)

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  11. Great haul, Jen. I cannot wait to start Into the Still Blue!! Roar and Perry! I need to request TSoS, you know I love JSR. Enjoy your books!

  12. I'm drooling over your books, Jen! I'm so very jealous of all of you auto-approved by Harper. I'm guessing it will take MONTHS to hear anything about Into the Still Blue. *sigh* I requested Death Sworn too. Sounds good! How to Love... I'm depressed about. I somehow forgot to DL it before the galley expired on EW. *cries* Hopefully I'll be able to pick up a copy someday because that one really sounds good. And look at that HPB haul!!!

  13. I wish I had Into the Still Blue is the book I'm counting the days until its release.

  14. Wow, lots of great looking books. I can't wait to read Antigoddess and I love those bookmarks. I really want to read The Bone Season, but I know I'll probably have to wait until the semester is over. Fantastic haul!


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