Saturday, 3 March 2012

In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren
In My Mailbox is a place to showcase your new books,
whether you obtained them through the post or otherwise.

First of all, I want to apologise for the lack of posts this week! I can tell you that I've just finished reading Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Corriel in preparation for Blog Tour that's coming soon! The book is released in May and I do think it's one to look out for! Keep an eye our for my review coming soon! 

Onto the mailbox...
 I got some very exciting and fun looking ARCs and books for review this week!  They included Arcadia Awakens, Drive By, Girl Parts, Brave New Love, In The Snow, Broods Of Fenrir (Thanks Coral!), Dear Dylan..., Cold Hands, Warm Heart, How to Keep a Boy as a Pet and the first two in the Hattori Hachi Trilogy, Stalking the Enemy and The Revenge of the Praying Mantis. I'm going to be very busy but I love the sound of these! 

 I swapped five books this week and received these in return! I'm very excited to read Shooting Stars, Della Says: OMG! and Slide - I've heard some good things about them all. Not my usual genre, but One Good Turn is a quick read story about WW1 which really fascinates me. I thought I should try out One for the Money too - It doesn't sound like my kind of thing at all, but after the rave reviews I've heard, I'll give it a chance!
I was so disappointed to learn that my local independent book store (Appleby's in Morpeth) is closing down - it's been there ever since I can remember! They were having a closing down sale though, so I did manage to pick up some half price books - they included Cross My Heart, Witches of the East, Seeing Emily, Boy Proof, Chloe Leiberman, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Cycler, One Girl, Two Decks, Three Degrees of Love, Catwalk, Grave Minder, Huntress, The Game, Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to Do and the book with possibly my favourite cover EVER - The Language of Flowers
Even after buying all those yesterday, I couldn't resist going out and buying some more books that I've been wanting to get my hands on for a while - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Everneath and Someone Else's Life!


  1. Woot! Awesome mailbox :D So many good books ;) Hope you will enjoy it all. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  2. Woah! That's a lot of great books :D I hope you enjoy reading them. I really like the looks of Everneath and Slide!!

    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews

    My In My Mailbox Link:

    (New Follower)

  3. One For The Money is awesome! actually all janet evanovich's stephanie plum series is great!
    and wow so many amazing books! can't wait to read shooting star!!

    Enjoy your books!

    - juhina

  4. how to keep a boy as a pet seems funny.
    hope you enjoy everneath

  5. Um... so yeah, you're going to be busy for quite some time lol! So many books, I'm really envious! Happy reading!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  6. Serious overhaul you've got here! Can't wait to read the reviews for most of these. And your local bookstore is closing! That's really sad, I'm sorry! I love my local independent bookstore and if it closed I'd be heartbroken. :( But it's nice that you got a lot of books at their closing down sale.

  7. So many great books-- a lot of them are in my own TBR pile. I hope you love Mara Dyer as much as I did/do! It was my absolute favorite book of '11.

    Happy reading! :)

  8. Hi, Steph!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my Shelf Candy Saturday post!! Much appreciated!

    I'm looking at all the books in your mailbox, and my mouth is hanging open. You are SO VERY LUCKY!!! WOW!! What a tremendous haul!! I sure hope you enjoy them all!! (Excuse me while I go put on some face is starting to turn this weird shade of Thanks for sharing!!

    I'm so sorry your local bookstore is closing... we had a similar experience here in Miami, Florida (USA), as well as worldwide, when the famous Border's chain closed... Thank God we still have Barnes & Noble!! I sure hope you can find another bookstore close to you. If not, there's always The Book Depository, as well as Amazon! And, of course, eBay!! I know it won't be quite the same, though. To me, there's nothing quite like walking into a bookstore, and seeing all those shelves full of lovely books!!!! Ah, bliss!!!

    Maria @

  9. You got so many cool looking books this week! Everneath and Shooting Stars were both amazing. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of the best books I have ever read. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  10. Amazing! I'm eager to read your reviews because some of these books sound perfect for me. You'll be busy for sure. ;)

    Happy readings!

  11. WOW! What a haul this week :-) You definitely have bookshelves to fill, haha! I see a few books that are on my To-Read List and am eager to see what you think of them.

    I recently finished reviewing Everneath and LOVED it! I hope you do, too :-)

    Thanks for sharing your mailbox this week. Here's my IMM:

    Happy reading!

  12. Wow! That is an amazing stash you got this week! Only read Graveminder but it was really good! Hope you enjoy all em!

    My IMM will be up later tonight, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Oh wow. I don't even know where to start!!! What an amazing IMM :o
    I'll need to check out some of these titles since I haven't heard about some of them. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my IMM for this week
    And I also have an international giveaway going on. (:

    Happy reading!
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

  14. Awesome IMM. There are so many books there that I want to read. I hope you enjoy them all! Happy Reading

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader
    My IMM

  15. Hi sweet!! thnx so much for stopping by =D
    This is the first time I see your blog! yay! Im so glad to meet you =)
    YOu got soooo many awesome reads this week! I wish u an amazing reading week! =D

    muah! take care ^_^

    Dazzling Reads

  16. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is really really good! :) And you've got so many books this week! I am sorry for your favourite bookstore :/

    Enjoy all your books :)

  17. Wow! So many great books this week! I am sad your local book store is closing! It is so sad when somewhere so amazing closes down. Anywho great haul this week and I hope you enjoy them all!

    You can check out my IMM here.
    Dreaming In The Pages

  18. That's one massive IMM!!!

    I hope you enjoy all of your books but I'm sad to hear about your local indie store! I always get sad when I heard independent stores close :(

    But yay for half price books :D

  19. I can't wait to read Slide it sounds so good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  20. Beautiful blog! Very inspiring!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Fashionhypnotised girl

  21. Those look like some amazing books! Drive By sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy them!

  22. I just love the Janet evanovich series, it's so fun!!! Girl parts sounds like a really nice book! I really need to check it. Enjoy all your books.

    My IMM

  23. You got a lot of awesome sounding books this week! I hope you enjoy them!

  24. I'm so jealous--and drooling a little over here! I know what you'll be doing this week.

  25. SLIDE and EVERNEATH are both amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by. Great mailbox! I hope you enjoy all of these books!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  26. Oh my word, what a collection of books you got this week. You will be busy, very very busy. Enjoy!

  27. What a fantastic IMM! Your books are looking awesome! I hope you would enjoy them.

    Mariska (old follower)

  28. Love the owls! They are too cute.

    You got quite a haul this week. I think How to Keep a Boy as a Pet might be the funniest title I've heard in a while. Enjoy your books!

    Jessica at Simply Infatuated

  29. What a great selection of books! I am so very sorry that it comes at the cost of your Indie Bookstore. It would break my heart beyond belief if the Dickson Street Bookshop ever closed down - I can trace the growth of my love for reading within its cramped walls.

  30. Hi Stephanie, how are you?

    Of those books you've received I read some books ! My favorite of these is Della says : OMG. I think you'll like too.

    I'm following your blog. Please "like" my page on facebook. It's there on my blog.

    Good Weekend.

    Mariana - World of tori Vega.

  31. "Arcadia Awakens" is one of my favorite YA debuts this year - I hope you like it as much as I do! You have a seriously nice haul here, and I hope you love all of these books. They're either sound or are all awesome, to me, anyway. :)

    Thanks for visiting my IMM!

  32. Nice Haul! I really want to read girl parts. Slide and Someone else's life look really good to. You got a great bunch of books. Hope you enjoy them all.

  33. Wow! So many great books! I really want to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer too!!

    Such a cute site and layout also! :)

  34. WOW!! so many great books this week--there's a few titles there that i want to get my hand on myself. enjoy and happy reading :)

    here's my IMM this week.


  35. That's a lot of books! I love Norse mythology, so I'll have to look into BROODS OF FENRIR.

    As for the books you bought, I wasn't big on Cycler but I love its sequel Recycler.

  36. One for the Money is HILARIOUS!!! I started writing down quotes as I was reading it, because they were just so memorable! :)

    And I am really looking forward to reading "Someone Else's Life"!

    Here's my IMM:


  37. That's a lot of books. :)

    You have a lovely, interesting blog here. Very colorful. Thanks for stopping by my sight and leaving a nice comment. So nice to "meet" you.

    Have a good week. Happy reading.

  38. Interesting array! I read Boy Proof a while back, and it taught me about paring down my writing style, as it is bare bones but very cool (and when I read it I was overwriting a bit). Love that After the Snow cover. Beautiful cover art!
    BTW, following you now here & at Goodreads.

  39. What a fabulous blog! You got a ton of fantastic books! I hate hearing about indie stores closing down but at least you went and showed your last bit of support =). Thanks for stopping by the blog =). I am a new follower now! Can't wait for all your reviews! Especially Melissa de la Cruz' book! First adult attempt.. I am excited =).

  40. Holy Crow... what an awesome load of books this week... I thought I got a lot!! :) If I were to pick a favourite, it would have to be Shooting Stars... just love that cover!

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! (I am now a follower of your blog)

    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  41. Wow! What a great haul! And, sorry about your favorite Indie. It's always a shame when one closes. Thanks for stopping by IMM. I'm adding your blog to my feeder. Looking forward to your reviews


  42. Graveminder! Not enough people read that book imo, and I'm so glad you've picked it up! Enjoy your books, and thank you for stopping by.

  43. What a great looking haul! I will have to look some of these up....
    Thank for sharing!!

  44. Wow! That's a lot of books! I hope you enjoy them all. I just love that cover for Someone Else's Life!

    Thanks for visiting my IMM!

    Re-Reading High School

  45. Wow! Great haul! I loved Shooting Stars and Someone Else's Life.

    And the rest of them look amazing!

    My B-day IMM edition

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page At a Time

  46. Awesome stuff! I need to add some of these to be TBR.

  47. Wow, so many great books! I'm currently reading Everneath, so I'm excited to read your thoughts on that one :)

  48. So many I want to add to my TBR pile!!

    eReading on the Cheap

  49. Shooting stars and Everneath? Wow I'm SO ENVIOUS!!! Great haul!

    Happy reading!

    Michelle Chew Writes

  50. Whoo you have so many this week! *high fives for huge hauls* I loved Slide! And Someone Else's Life read like a soap opera. That was such a great book! Also Arcadia Awakens is one I have yet to read but heard really great things about it too! Happy reading!

    Giselle @
    In My Mailbox

  51. Ooh, can't wait to hear what you think of the Hittori Hachi books! I love books with Asian themes. Thanks for posting!


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