Sunday, January 8, 2012

In My Mailbox (23)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. It's a post where book bloggers talk about the books they received for review, bought, were gifted or borrowed from the library each week. 

This is my first IMM post of 2012 and it's kind of exciting. Basically, this post will cover books that I have gotten since Christmas up until now. I didn't actually get too many books over the holidays which is kind of a good thing considering just how many books I have sitting on my shelf that I haven't read. I have to admit it's getting kind of ridiculous. So here's what I got over the past few weeks.




Won/Gifted:

- Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson - This is a British title but I have heard nothing but absolutely great things about it. So I'm really looking forward to reading it and finding out for myself if it's as good as everyone says it is. Thank you to Kathy from A Glass of Wine for this book.

- Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan - Despite all the attention that this book has gotten, I don't really know that much about it beyond what it says in the summary. I've also seen mixed reviews about this book so I'm looking forward to finding out what I will think about it.

- Across the Universe by Beth Revis - I'm currently reading this one and I have to admit that so far it's been kind of slow but things appear to be picking up. Hopefully it will become as good as everyone has told me it is. The good thing is that once I finish I'll be able to pick up the sequel soon after.

- Crossed by Ally Condie - I've already read this one (expect a review soon). When I read Matched last year I enjoyed it but didn't think it was exceptional. With Crossed my opinion changed. I really enjoyed reading it and now I look forward to the final book in the series.


Bought:

- Vesper by Jeff Sampson - This book came out around this time last year and I've been eyeing it ever since but never picked it up. So when I saw it in the Bargain section I couldn't resist picking it up. Hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is.

- Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Klauss - I first heard about this book through the 2012 Debut Author Challenge and immediately thought I had to read it. It just sounds like a great read so I'm really excited to start reading it.


So those are all the books I got in the last couple of weeks. I'm really excited to read the ones I haven't read yet, and you should look forward to seeing a review of Crossed pop up on the blog in the very near future. Leave me comment and I'll come see what you got in your mailbox.



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8 comments:

  1. YOU GOT HUNTING LILA!
    I adored that novel. Sarah Alderson is fantastic. Definitely try out Fated as well!

    Hope you're having a kick-ass weekend =D


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  2. Your lucky you got Glow I really want that book! Looks like you have a lot of reading ahead of you, enjoy! My IMM: http://www.thefictionfairy.com/2012/01/imm-8-january.html

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  3. I couldn't even make it through Crossed. I was hoping it was going to advance the story from Matched but it was just as dull and boring as Matched was.

    Most of the other books you got look great though and I will certainly have to read some of them soon.

    I hope you enjoy everything you got this week.

    Happy reading!

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  4. I still need to read all of these too! Happy reading!! :D

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  5. OH oh Hunting Lila is great!! I totally loved it! :) And Glow - Good God, I really need to start reading this book! :) :P

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  6. Across the Universe was simply amazing, and so was the sequel. Hope you'll enjoy it!
    Em
    My IMM post
    A Beautiful Madness

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  7. Vesper and Hunting Lila look really good. :)

    Enjoy!

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  8. Across the Universe is supposed to be amazing, I hope you enjoy it! Crossed was really good, Matched was awesome!
    Happy reading!
    Check out my IMM at
    www.underthebookrainbow.blogspot.com

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