Saturday, September 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. It's a post where we talk about the books we received during the week either for review, from the bookstore or anywhere else.

This week was another great week for books. I visited my bookstore quite a few times during the course of the week and got a book for review. I've even read a few of them already and I look forward to diving in to the rest. So here's what I got this week.


- Firelight by Sophie Jordan (HarperTeen September 7, 2010) - I’ve been meaning to read this book for the longest time. With the second book coming out last week, I’ve been hearing a lot about it again and decided to finally pick it up. Plus, it’s about dragons, so how bad can it really be?

- As You Wish by Jackson Pearce (HarperTeen September 1, 2009) - I have yet to read anything by Jackson Pearce but I now officially own all three of her books. So now would be a good time to pick one of them up and read it. But, like I’ve said before, if her writing is anything like her videos I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy reading them.

- Fateful by Claudia Gray (HarperTeen September 13, 2011) - This book is about werewolves on the Titanic. That alone was enough to get me to pick up the book. Plus a lot of other people have said that this book is really good. I didn’t really need anymore reason than that to pick up the book.

- Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski (Delacorte Press April 27, 2010) - This book is part of my attempts to read more contemporary books. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book and I look forward to jumping right into it.

- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (RazorBill September 21, 2010) - I have been meaning to read this book since it first came out last year. Now I finally have a copy for myself and I absolutely cannot wait to start reading it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to dive into it soon.

- Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt September 14, 2009) - I love witch stories and even then I don’t read that many so I’m really happy to have picked this book up. I’ve heard really good things, especially since the sequel just came out recently. I can’t wait to be able to start reading it.

- Elixir by Hilary Duff (Simon & Schuster October 12, 2010) - I am always wary of books written by celebrities so I have been quite hesitant to pick this book up. I actually bought because I received its sequel for review. I’ve now read it and it was a lot better than I originally expected. You can expect to see a review for it in the very near future.

- Vanish by Sophie Jordan (HarperTeen September 6, 2011) - Since I bought the first book this week, I figured I might as well buy the second that way I will be all ready to go once I finish reading the first one. Much like with the first, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

For Review:

- Devoted by Hilary Duff (Simon & Schuster October 11, 2011) - I was offered a copy of this book for review and decided to take the offer despite my wariness of books written by celebrities. I’ve now read the first book and when I finished it, I couldn’t wait to start this one. Hopefully it will be just as good as the first one.

So that's all I got in my mailbox this week. Let me know what you got and yours and I'll go check it out!

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  1. Lots of great books this week! I have Elixir on my TBR and am glad to hear you enjoyed it as I share your weariness of books written by celebrities. I should probably pick up a copy of Firelight already too! Fateful looks pretty good and I hope you enjoy The Replacement I really loved it :)

    Happy reading!

  2. I have elixir on my shelf as well, but I'm like you as well I'm kinda iffy. I have yet to read the replacements but I've heard good things about it.

  3. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved Elixir. Can't wait to read Devoted! :-) Also, The Replacement is the perfect book for the kind of weather we're having here: gloomy, cold September weather. :-) Happy reading!

  4. Sweet mailbox! I'm hoping to read Firelight one day now that the paperback is out. And I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed reading Elixir. I bought the novel last year but still haven't read it... I hope you enjoy reading your new novels!

  5. I actually wanted to read Elixer by Hillary Duff haha...

    OK, a word about Firelight: I thought the same thing. It's about dragons, so it's gotta be good right? Well... I personally didn't like it, but that's just me, and I am still going to give vanish a chance!! I wasn't a huge fan of The Replacement either, but I definitely look forward to hearing what you think about both these books! Haha, sorry to be such a downer lol, I really do hope you enjoy reading everything you got this week :D

    You can see my IMM here :) Happy Reading!!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  6. 'd been staying away from Elixir for the same reason you mentioned. Will pop back to see your review.

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  7. Great books you got there! I'm excited to read some of them. Hope you enjoy them all! Happy Reading!
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  8. Awesome selection you got. Can't wait to read your review on the Hillary Duff books.

    New follower BTW. Happy Reading!

    JJ iReads
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  9. Amazing bunch of books! The Replacement and Once a witch are on my TBR pile, too. I really have to start reading them :)

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  10. You really got some great books this week. I definitely need to get a copy of Fateful soon. :)
    Enjoy your new books!


  11. Ooh, so many great ones!

    here's mine:

  12. I can't wait to check out Fateful!
    Didn't realize Hilary Duff wrote a book (or two).. might be a little intrigued to take a chance on it..

    Michele | my IMM

  13. You have received some wonderful books this week!

    My IMM,

    Have a nice week.

  14. The Replacement is on my TBR list as well. It looks so intriguing.

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