Archive for In My Mailbox

January 9th, 2011

In My Mailbox: Week 51 – 1

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday! Here’s what I’ve gotten since just before Christmas.


Rosebush by Michele Jaffe

304 pages, Razorbill, (2010-12-07)

$16.99 (


American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout

336 pages, Mira, (2011-02-22)

$7.99 (


I won the GhostGirl series by Tonya Hurley and a pillow case from T.V. and Book Addict. Thanks Lisette!

I won a giveaway a few months ago from Karin’s Book Nook but never received it. Luckily Karin graciously reordered it for me as well as the sequel! Thanks Karin!

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare

496 pages, Margaret K. McElderry, (2010-08-31)

$19.99 (

I won this awesome Kindle book from Pixel of Ink. Thanks Sharon!

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

832 pages, Del Rey, (2002-04-30)

$20.00 (

I also won a super cool giveaway for a 3 month subscription to BookSwim from Dark Faerie Tales. Thanks Angela! I’ll let you all know what I think of this service soon!

Christmas Gift

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

304 pages, Square Fish, (2007-05-15)

$7.99 (


Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

368 pages, Tor Teen, (2010-09-14)

$9.99 (

I bought the Kindle Edition and it was awesome!

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

352 pages, HarperTeen, (2010-09-01)

$16.99 (

I bought the Kindle Edition. I really enjoyed this one!

Free Kindle Editions

Don’t Die, Dragonfly (The Seer Series) by Linda Joy Singleton

288 pages, Llewellyn Publications(Flux), (2004-09-08)

$9.95 (

A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison

292 pages, Love Spell Paranormal Romance, (2009-02-24)

$6.99 (

What did you get recently?

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December 19th, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 49 & 50

Here’s what I got this week and last week!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.

I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday!


The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel by Bree Despain

416 pages, EgmontUSA, (2010-12-28)

$17.99 (

Drought by Pam Bachorz

400 pages, EgmontUSA, (2011-01-25)

$17.99 (

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

208 pages, Dutton Juvenile, (2011-04-05)

$16.99 (

A signed copy! And a New York City subway map.


One Hundred Candles (Harlequin Teen) by Mara Purnhagen

384 pages, Harlequin, (2011-02-15)

$9.99 (

Outside In (Harlequin Teen) by Maria V. Snyder

336 pages, Harlequin, (2011-02-15)

$9.99 (


Bought (Kindle Editions)

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6) by Richelle Mead

594 pages, Razorbill, (2010-12-07)

$17.99 (

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
by Suzanne Collins

pages, Scholastic, ()


Reason: Hubby was stuck monitoring a meeting and had nothing to do so he bought this to read on his iPhone.

Free (Kindle Editions)

Remedial Magic (Faeriewalker, #1.5)by Jenna Black

pages, St. Martin’s Griffin, (2010-12-14)

$0.99 (

(It’s still free!)

Beasts and BFFs by Shannon Delany

pages, St. Martin’s Griffin, (2010-12-13)

$0.99 (

A 13 to Life prequel. (It’s still free!)

Wish by Alexandra Bullen

336 pages, Point, (2010-12-01)

$9.99 (

(It’s still free!)

Merlin’s Harp by Anne Crompton

256 pages, Sourcebooks Fire, (2010-03-01)

$7.99 (

(No longer free.)


I won a giveaway over at Pure Imagination! Thanks Lori!

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

192 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), (2009-10-27)

$16.99 (

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze

320 pages, Greenwillow Books, (2010-08-31)

$16.99 (

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November 28th, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 47

Here’s what I got this week!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.


My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, Book 4) by Rachel Vincent

352 pages, Harlequin, (2011-01-01)

$9.99 (

Wereling by Steve Feasey

288 pages, Feiwel & Friends, (2010-04-27)

$9.99 (

Dark Moon: A Wereling Novel by Steve Feasey

336 pages, Feiwel & Friends, (2011-02-01)

$9.99 (



Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

304 pages, Harcourt Children’s Books, (2011-07-04)

$16.99 (

Free eBooks

Reaper by Rachel Vincent

pages, Harlequin Teen, (2010-11-16)

$2.99 (

Free from BooksOnBoard

Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent

352 pages, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., (2008-12-08)

$12.99 (

Free Kindle edition

What did you get this week!?

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November 21st, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 46

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Nothing new this week except the previously mentioned eGalleys from Simon & Schuster, which I was thrilled about getting until I realized that my iPhone app Bluefire Reader doesn’t work with the original iPhone, which I have. Sad smile This has some benefits because I might upgrade to a 3G or the iPhone 4.

Therefore, if I want to read these eGalleys I have to do it from my laptop at home, which is not where I’d prefer reading. So, while I have the access to read these titles, I might not actually read them because of being limited to the PC.

In other news I’m getting super excited about the holidays! The local radio station started their 24/7 Christmas music on Friday. My pregnancy hormones are getting the best of me. I’m finding myself all teary eyed over the simplest things!

We hung up a few Christmas lights yesterday and hope to finish later today.

Are you getting ready for Christmas? Black Friday is nearly here and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the online deals!

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November 14th, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 45

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.

Here’s what I got this week:


Haunted by Joy Preble

304 pages, Sourcebooks Fire, (2011-02-01)

$9.99 (

A True Princess by Diane Zahler

192 pages, HarperCollins, (2011-02-01)

$15.99 (

Review from NetGalley

The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird

432 pages, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, (2011-04-18)

$16.99 (

The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen) by Julie Kagawa

384 pages, Harlequin, (2011-01-25)

$9.99 (

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

352 pages, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, (2011-05-23)

$16.99 (

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

448 pages, HarperCollins, (2011-02-01)

$17.99 (

(Already read and have my review scheduled to post in January but I wanted to have an electronic copy!)

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October 30th, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 43

In My Mailbox is hosted by Krisit of The Story Siren.

Only two books this week! I’m excepting at least one from NetGalley but my request hasn’t been approved yet.


Past Midnight (Harlequin Teen) by Mara Purnhagen

224 pages, Harlequin, (2010-09-01)

$9.99 (

Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I’m not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I’m usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven’t gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents’ research trip in Charleston—and now I’m being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents’ creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear. All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive…. –Goodreads

Received an eARC from Harlequin Teen


Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

250 pages, Westside Books, (2010-03-24)

$16.95 (

Kendra, fifteen, hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can’t remember the most important detail– her abuser’s identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it’s her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who’s becoming a friend and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra’s abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. Scars is the unforgettable story of one girl’s frightening path to the truth. –Goodreads

Won this over on A Good Addiction. Thanks Kari!

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October 27th, 2010

In My Mailbox: Weeks and Weeks!

I haven’t had the energy to do an In My Mailbox in weeks! I’ve received some great books though.

As always In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.


Matched by Ally Condie

384 pages, Dutton Juvenile, (2010-11-30)

$17.99 (

I grabbed this while at BEA and my review has already been posted. Highly recommend. I loved this book!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

384 pages, Dutton Juvenile, (2010-12-02)

$16.99 (

I already read this one. It was a super sweet read.

Red Wolf: A Novel by Liza Marklund

400 pages, Atria, (2011-02-15)

$25.99 (

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

496 pages, Feiwel & Friends, (2010-08-31)

$16.99 (

In Dreams Begin by Skyler White

384 pages, Berkley Trade, (2010-11-02)

$15.00 (

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

400 pages, Razorbill, (2011-01-11)

$17.99 (

I finished this just the other day. It was an interesting read.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

352 pages, Philomel, (2011-03-22)

$17.99 (


Review (From NetGalley)

The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen) by Julie Kagawa

304 pages, Harlequin, (2010-08-01)

$9.99 (

LOVE this series!

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

352 pages, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, (2010-10-04)

$17.00 (

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

352 pages, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, (2010-09-06)

$16.00 (

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

288 pages, Clarion Books, (2011-08-01)

$16.99 (

Have the first book to read first.

Afterlife (Evernight) by Claudia Gray

368 pages, HarperTeen, (2011-03-01)

$16.99 (

I’m reading this now and wondering how it’s all going to end.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

448 pages, HarperTeen, (2011-01-01)

$17.99 (

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

384 pages, Katherine Tegen Books, (2011-03-01)

$17.99 (

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

304 pages, Harcourt Children’s Books, (2011-03-07)

$16.99 (

Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

304 pages, Katherine Tegen Books, (2011-01-01)

$16.99 (


The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) by Julie Kagawa

368 pages, Harlequin, (2010-02-01)

$9.99 (

Awesome series!



If I Stay by Gayle Forman

272 pages, Speak, (2010-04-06)

$8.99 (

Wasn’t a huge fan of this one.

Dust by Joan Frances Turner

384 pages, Ace Hardcover, (2010-09-07)

$24.95 (



Insatiable by Meg Cabot

464 pages, William Morrow, (2010-06-01)

$22.99 (

The lovely James of Book Chic Club sent me this ARC copy and a bunch of swag! Thanks James!

This was my first Meg Cabot book! It was good but I’ll explain more in my review.

So my mailbox has been a bit busy and I’m LOVING NetGalley right now! How awesome are those eARCs?!

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September 5th, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 35

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Only one book received for review this week.


The Limit by Kristen Landon

304 pages, Aladdin, (2010-09-07)

$15.99 (

An eighth grade girl was taken today . . .

With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn’t let up for a moment. In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the monthly debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are financially responsible, unlike the parents of those other kids. As long as his parents remain within their limit, the government will be satisfied and leave them alone. But all it takes is one fatal visit to the store to push Matt’s family over their limit—and to change his reality forever.

What a scary premise, huh? I’m looking forward to reading this one. :)

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September 1st, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 34

I’ve been neglecting you guys! But you’ll be happy to hear that most of my time that I haven’t been blogging I’ve been reading. :) I’ve read so many books the last couple of weeks it’s crazy how many reviews I have to write now. But they were some awesome books so I can’t wait to get started.

Here’s what I’ve received over the past few weeks.

For Review


The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter

288 pages, Feiwel & Friends, (2010-09-14)

$16.99 (

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

400 pages, Simon Pulse, (2010-09-07)

$9.99 (

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

312 pages, Flux, (2010-09-01)

$9.95 (

Demon King, The (A Seven Realms Novel) by Cinda Williams Chima

528 pages, Hyperion Book CH, (2010-08-31)

$9.99 (

Exiled Queen, The (A Seven Realms Novel) by Cinda Williams Chima

592 pages, Hyperion Book CH, (2010-09-28)

$17.99 (

Kritterkreep by J.D. Gordon

222 pages, New Leaf Books, (2010-07-01)

$12.95 (

Delcroix Academy, Book One:: The Candidates by Inara Scott

304 pages, Hyperion Book CH, (2010-08-24)

$16.99 (

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

464 pages, Hyperion Book CH, (2010-09-21)

$16.99 (


Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

400 pages, Scholastic Press, (2010-08-24)

$17.99 (

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3) by Chloe Neill

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2010-07-06)

$15.00 (

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

336 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, (2010-06-07)

$16.99 (

Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

384 pages, Orbit, (2010-09-01)

$7.99 (

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August 2nd, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 30

This week was an awesome week. Why? Because the awesome people at Harlequin paired up with NetGalley and offered a limited amount of eBooks of ALPHA by Rachel Vincent to those that helped promote Rachel’s recent bus tour.

It was so easy to promote and the prize for doing so seemed like overkill and totally awesome I was in awe at first. So another great big thank you to Harlequin, Rachel, and NetGalley for the amazing reading pleasure because I read through it as fast as I could, which wasn’t fast enough.


Alpha (Shifters Book 6) by Rachel Vincent

480 pages, Mira, (2010-10-01)

$7.99 (

King of the Screwups by K. L. Going

312 pages, Graphia, (2010-05-03)

$7.99 (

Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. He excels at sports; he knows exactly what clothes to wear; he always ends up with the most beautiful girls in school. But he’s got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most.
When Liam finally kicked out of the house, his father’s brother takes him in. What could a teenage chick magnet possibly have in common with his gay, glam rocker, DJ uncle who lives in a trailer in upstate New York? A lot more than you’d think. And when Liam attempts to make himself over as a nerd in a desperate attempt to impress his father, it’s his "aunt" Pete and the guys in his band who convince Liam there’s much more to him than his father will ever see. — Goodreads


Jealousy (Strange Angels, Book 3) by Lili St. Crow

316 pages, Razorbill, (2010-07-29)

$9.99 (

Obviously I consumed ALPHA and I did the same thing with Jealousy yesterday. I love me a kick ass woman character. Dru never fails to make me proud.

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