Saturday, March 31, 2012

In My Mailbox (35)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is a post where book bloggers share the books they received for review, purchased, won, traded or borrowed each week.

That whole small mailbox thing didn't really last very long. Where last week I only had two books to share, this week I have ten books to share. I may have gone a little crazy on the buying side of things, but I only ended up paying full price for one--yay for the bargain section at Chapters. For those of you Canadians, be sure to check out the bargain books at your local Chapters because they just added a bunch of new ones this week. So here's what I got this week.



Review:

- Grave Mercy by R. L. LaFevers - I have heard nothing but absolutely amazing thing about this book and I cannot wait to be read it. It's about killer nuns in fifteenth century Brittany. What could not be good about this book? And despite the size of the book, I have a feeling it will just fly by once I start reading.

- Teen Boat! by Dave Roman & John Green - This book is actually a comic book about a teenage guy who can transform into a small yacht. I don't normally read comic books so I'm not entirely sure what I will do with this one. But if the mood strikes me some day I may end up reading it. At any rate, it looks absolutely hilarious.

Thank you Thomas Allen & Sons for sending me these two books for review

Borrowed:

- Stray by Rachel Vincent - I've recently started reading Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series and I really like it. As a result Ciara from Lost at Midnight suggested I read Rachel Vincent's Shifters series so she lent me her copy of the first book. I'm hoping to read this one soon and see how the author's YA books compare to her adult ones.

Purchased

- Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen - I bought/won this one through the Authors for Henryville auctions and I was happy to see it show up in my mail on Friday. I'm really excited to read it because I heard it's really good and I love Robin Hood-type stories. Hopefully I will be reading it soon.

- Gone by Michael Grant - I bought this book because of Ciara. I'd heard of the series but had never really known what it was about, so when she explained it all to me I decided it was a series I had to read. I'm hoping to get to it soon. The nice part is that most of the books are out so I can just keep reading them.

- Jane by April Linder - This book came out a couple of years ago, but I remember hearing good things about it. So when I saw the hardcover in the bargain section at my local Chapters I couldn't resist picking up a copy for myself. And with the school year ending I may end up reading it quite soon.

- Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella - Before I started reading YA almost exclusively I was a big fan of Sophie Kinsella and had read pretty much all of her books. I unfortunately haven't been keeping up with her most recent ones but when I saw this one in hardcover in the bargain section I just couldn't resist picking up a copy.

- Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz - Despite owning almost the entire Blue Bloods series, I still have yet to read anything written by Melissa de la Cruz. Once again, this one was in hardcover in the bargain section of my local Chapters and I couldn't resist picking it up. 

- City of Bones & City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - I've obviously already read these two books but only owned the UK paperbacks and they clashed with the rest of my Cassandra Clare books which are all in this format. So when I found a gift card I had forgotten I had, I figured I might as well get these two.

So that's it for me this week. If you haven't already you can still enter my giveaway to win a hardcover of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. And as usual, leave me a comment and I'll come see what you got.

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12 comments:

  1. I love the bargain books section of Chapters. :) Great haul!

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  2. TMI! Oh my first two books don't match the next two (too short) and it bugs the hell out of me. Maybe when I become a millionaire I'll replace them ;) I'm hoping to read the Gone series and all of Rachel Vincent's books some time this year! Hope you enjoy that and your copy of Grace Mercy <3 Great haul this week!

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  3. Ooo, Witches of East End and Jane sounds so very good! Yay for awesome bargains! Grave Mercy looks to be a must read, got to get it soon too!
    Great stack, enjoy!

    Here's my IMM:
    http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-13-my-shelf-overfloweth.html

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  4. Chapters Bargain section is awesome. I picked up Clockwork Angel for $5 there! Grave Mercy is such a great read. You'll definitely enjoy it. I was just like you too..Big fan of Sophie Kinsella, and before that Sweet Valley High :D

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  5. Grave Mercy is really good. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

    I also have Scarlet waiting to be read, it sounds amazing.

    Enjoy these new fantastic titles you got!

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  6. Wow, I had no idea GRAVE MERCY was such a chunky book! But they're all right, it is really good :)
    Enjoy!

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  7. Yay for book bargains! I also didn't know Grave Mercy was so big but it sounds awesome. Can't wait to read about the killer nuns :)

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  8. Yay! I'm Ciara has you reading Stray! We're such fan-girls for Rachel Vincent's novels! Enjoy the books you got this week, Emilie! :)

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    1. Yes! Rachel Vincent fan-girls for the win! And Team Tod members for life :D lol

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  9. Great mailbox! I can't wait till you read Gone and Stray! I hope you love them, I sure do!

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  10. What a nice haul! I may have to add some of these to my TBR pile.

    Thanks for sharing your goodies!
    Dani C
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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  11. Awesome books! I really need to get on reading the Mortal Instrument series, I've only read City of Bones. I haven't heard one bad thing about this series! I hope you enjoy all of your new books(:

    Lisa
    www.turningpages94.blogspot.com

    P.S New Follower!

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