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I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

In My Mailbox - October 9, 2011

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Vlog in which I stayed up way too late to make a fool out of myself...just for you! hehehe

Awesomeness mentioned

Trapped by Michael Northrop -- WHY? I've always wondered what I would be like to be trapped in my school. Snowstorms are kinda creepy too.

The Gatheringby Kelly Armstrong-- WHY? I love Kelly's Darkest Powers series and I've heard really good things about this new one.

Betrayed (The Guardian Legacy #2) by Ednah Walters -- WHY? I really enjoyed book 1, Awakened.

Torn by Erica O'Rourke -- WHY? A recent addition to my wishlist - sounds dark and mysterious with some intense romance.

The Pace by Shelena Shorts -- WHY? Been on my wishlist a while and when this one first came out there was a lot of hype and praise going on. Plus, I really like Lands Atlantic Publishing.

To Die For by Christopher Pike -- WHY? Because even though it's a bind up of 2 novels I already own (Slumber Party and Weekend) it's Christopher Pike and I love him!

Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry -- WHY? Already read this one and really enjoyed it but I didn't have my own copy -a great fantasy story.

Big thank yous go out to Julia, Lilibeth and Vivien!

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins -- WHY? I've really been enjoying verse novels and Ellen is a fantastic writer. I have book 2 as a audio and I'm curious to see which I like better - reading or listening.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin -- WHY? Because it's awesome! Read an ARC and seriously couldn't put it down. One of my favorite reads of 2011. The finished copy is so soft! Buy yourself a copy now!

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff - WHY? Already read and loved it. This cover is one of my favorites.

The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan -- WHY? I love Rick Riordan and I love the world he's created in his Percy Jackson series. Haven't read book 1 yet but now I have matching hardcover copies :)

Big thanks go out to my local indie bookstore :)

For Review
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg (ARC: January 2012) -- HOW? A total surprise and I couldn't be happier. Jess is a 2012 Debut Author and I can't wait to get started on this one!

Big thanks go out to Penguin / Dial Books!

Other Awesomeness mentioned:

There is still time to sign up and join the fun! I've finished 2 NetGalley books so far :)

Still have a lot of goods ones and I'm still adding to the list. 

So, what's in your mailbox?


  1. the unbecoming of mara dyer is really awesome! :) great IMM! here’s mine: hope you can visit http://coffeebooksandme.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-7.html

  2. Oh I loved the Darkest Powers series too. I really enjoyed The Gathering. It wasn't as good as the Summoning but still entertaining. Great haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Hahaha, I wasn't going to buy Son of Neptune this week, and then I got all "well, my SoN copy has to match my LH copy so I better!" Ahh, the matching copy impulse. :D But you know, it's not totally weird - they look better on the shelf that way!

    And there's a nice cliffhangerish ending to Son of Neptune, so if you can wait to read them, wait until next fall when Mark of Athena comes out!

    My IMM is over here if you'd like to stop by! Happy reading!

  4. Trapped seems like it would be right up my alley. I totally need to find some trading partners to lighten the book buying load! Great books this week!

  5. i read Gentlemen by Michael Northrop in one night. he's a helluva writer.

    love Christopher Pike. LOVE.

    loved Mara and Replacement. the dark and mysterious elements are my faaaave.

    thank you for sharing WHY you want to read certain books. i love that. i'm not a fan of the blogs/vlogs with the "here's what i got kthxbai"

  6. I <3 Kelley's books and I really enjoyed The Gathering. There wasn't a lot action, it was more world building and character development, but I trust Kelley. There will be action in the next couple books, I'm sure.

    You had an awesome book week. Enjoy!

  7. Hope you enjoy all those books!! :DD I love Christopher Pike as well! My IMM is here. Happy Reading!

    ~Zakiya LadyWings
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  8. Wow...lots of great books! I really enjoyed the Pace. Happy reading this week.

    Sarah @ Confessions of the UnPublished!

  9. OMG! you got amazing books this week! I love The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong ;)

    I also invite you to my great giveaway! come check it out =)


  10. I'm looking forward to reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

    My IMM


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