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Saturday, September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox - September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

No vlog this week because it would take me WAY TOO LONG to show you everything.
Bought a done of books these last couple of weeks and got a few other goodies too!

Links are to Goodreads :)

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
WHY? I'm loving the mermaid stories lately and this one is said to be "A Twist on the Classic Tale" - and it's not young adult like I previously thought. AND it was like $3 at Borders :)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
WHY? I've never actually read this one...and I need to do something about that fact!

Shimmer (Riley Bloom #2) by Alyson Noel
WHY? I have Evermore and Radiance (Riley Bloom #1) but I've never read anything by Alyson before - hoping to motivate myself :)

Thirst No. 3 The Eternal Dawn by Christopher Pike
WHY? One of my favorite authors and I love how they have republished this series in omnibus form.

Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
WHY? If you've never read one of Octavia's books, you really are missing out! I've read this one but didn't own it. Love the new printing.

Trance by Linda Gerber
WHY? It was on sale and I remember wanting to read it - anyone read this one? How is it?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Volume 2 (Halloween Rain, Bad Bargain, Afterimage) by Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, Diana G. Gallagher and Pierce Askegren
WHY? I was never a huge Buffy fan but I love Joss Whedon and I'm hoping reading the stories will cause me to want to rewatch the show :) And this book was like 2 bucks and it's signed by Nancy Holder - very cool!

The Line by Teri Hall
WHY? Read it and loved it! Now I have my own copy.

The Candidates (Delcroix Academy #1) by Inara Scott
WHY? A 2010 debut book I didn't have a chance to read last year.

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
WHY? Honestly? I own an ARC but I couldn't resist the soft cover of the finished copy! hehehe

The Shepherd's Tale (Serenity #3) The Graphic Novel by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee
WHY? More Joss Whedon love :) I have and have read the first 2 Graphic Novels and they are fabulous. If you're a fan of Firfly - these are must have books!

Gifted in exchange for shipping
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
WHY? I love mythology and this one sounds fabulous.

The Hollow by Jessica Verday
WHY? A creepy tale that has been on my wishlist for a while

The Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, If I Die
WHY? I really really want to finish this series! Book 1 was fabulous.

Ghostgirl Series by Tonya Hurley
Ghostgirl, Homecoming and Lovesick
WHY? My sister loves this series and the books themselves are very visually appealing. So happy to own them all!

Between starting and ending this post I actually bought even more books...but you can see those next week ;)

So! What's in your mailbox?


  1. Oooh, The Line. I'm jealous. :)

    I think Parable of the Talents (it's either that one or Sower) is the only Octavia Butler I've read, but I really enjoyed it.

  2. I adore Christopher Pike!!! I want to rebuy all of his books with the new covers!!! Such a great list of books!!! Enjoy!!!


  3. Trance, The Line, and The Goddess Test sound really good! I'll have to move them up my to-buy list if my library doesn't get them soon.

    I really liked My Soul to Take, but was more than a little disappointed with the sequel. Hope you have better luck with the series!

    Happy reading!

    My IMM

  4. I so missed the vlog! Hmm..I bought the hollow this week too...great minds and all? lol

  5. I love the Soul Screamers series! It's one of my favourites of all time. I think you'll love the next books, especially My Soul to Steal if you're a fan of Tod like I am.

    Books of Amber

  6. What a great bunch of books! Happy Reading!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  7. Everyone should read Speak!

    Lots of great books! Hope you enjoy them all! :)

  8. Great Mailbox! you got a lot of realyl great books!
    Happy Reading!
    My IMM

  9. Great stuff! I'm a new follower. Hourglass is a lovely book, the heroine is so nice. :) I still need to read Rachel Vincent's YA series too, I've heard good things about it! I liked the Greek mythology in the Goddess Test.

    Have a great week!

  10. OMG so many brilliant books!! I loved both Hourgalss and The Goddess Test and I keep meaning to pick up the Rachel Vincent books. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Check out my IMM here - http://lostinayabook.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-my-mailbox-8.html

    Emma @ LostinaYAboook.blogspot.com

  11. Great stuff! I'm reading Speak for my Yound Adult Lit class this semester and I'm super excited! I've never read it either!
    New follower!

    My IMM

  12. Hourglass has been on my radar for some time now! Fabulous IMM!! Enjoy!

    Here's mine: http://shirley-mybookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-my-mailbox-just-received-september-5.html

  13. Great haul! Would love to be swap partners in the future :]

    Also check out my mailbox.

    Don't forget to check out my current giveaways also! There are 5 going on now.

    I also sell complete blogger designs for $40, or for trades. Let me know if you are interested. I would love to create you a design!

    Ashley Suzanne
    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

  14. I've read The Candidates, I didn't like it much but I love the cover.
    I also have an ebook of The Goddess Test but I haven't started on it yet.

    Great pile! Happy Reading.
    and Thanks for stopping by.

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

  15. So glad you're going to read Speak. One of my favorites- Anderson is such a talented writer. Every high school student should have to read that book while they're in school. Can't wait to see how Hourglass is.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)

  16. Rachel Vincent is amazing! I have read that whole series except for If I Die, which is on it's way to me. I also have The Goddess Test on my tbr list and think I will definitely have to go buy it this month. Enjoy your books!

  17. The Line is one of the books I got in my mailbox this week. Glad to here you liked it! I'm really excited to get to it. The Soul Screams is a series I really need to finish as well.

    Here's my IMM:http://amandalynsbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-my-mailbox-no-two.html

  18. great books! I really want to read the candidates.
    Im a new follower.

    Be sure to stop by and enter my 500 follower giveaway! :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs



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