Saturday 16 July 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox at The Story Siren

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and inspired by her friend, Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. It's a way to share the books that you've received over the past week. They could come from the bookstore, the library, a friend, your mailbox or wherever. It gives us all a chance to showcase the books that we've gotten, and maybe give others an idea for the book they want to read or buy next. :)

So...this is my first IMM ever! I was going to do one last week, but I didn't get around to it, so I decided to include the books I received last week too! So, these are the books I've received over the last two weeks. :D

From ABRAMS Books:

Misfit by Jon Skovron
Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga #2) by Colleen Houck
Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga #3) by Colleen Houch
 Deviant by Adrian McKinty

* I haven't started the Tiger Saga yet and I ordered a copy of Tiger's Curse, so I'll definitely have to read that one first! :D I'm pretty excited for these ones! They came in 2 weeks ago. :)


From Simon and Schuster Canada:

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

*I haven't read anything by Ellen Hopkins yet, so I'm definitely looking forward to this one. :D


From Hachette Book Group Canada:

Pure by Julianna Baggott
Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray
The Shattering by Karen Healey

*So excited for all three of these! They all sound so amazing! Pure, especially...oh how I love dystopian! :D



A Dark Matter by Peter Straub - from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm
Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham/Sophie Kinsella - from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm

*I won these a few weeks ago...before the Canada Post strike, and I'm finally getting them now. :P


From NetGalley:

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Melom
Beyond the Grave (Past Midnight #3) by Mara Purnhagen
Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson
Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan
The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
The Way We Fall byMegan Crewe

*NetGalley had AMAZING titles over the last two weeks...obviously I couldn't resist! haha I finished the Iron Knight yesterday, and it was amazing! So awesome! And I just started Vanish, I'm loving it so far! :D


From Simon and Schuster's GalleyGrab:

Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst

*I was so excited when I saw this in the GalleyGrab newsletter, it looks hilarious! :D


Books I Bought:

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver - The Book Depository
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Walmart
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - Walmart
Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne - The Book Depository
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger - The Book Depository
Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt - The Book Depository
Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs - The Book Depository
Forgotten by Cat Patrick - The Book Depository
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1)by Beth Fantaskey - The Book Depository
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater - Walmart

*All of these ones that I had order from The Book Depository were from before the mail strike, so once again, just getting them now. So glad that they finally came! :D Oh, and I haven't actually started the Iron Druid Chronicles or Parson Protectorate Series. I had both of them on pre-order. I'm excited to read both series, they sound amazing! :D And I already have an ARC copy of both Divergent and Forever, but I wanted finished copies, so I picked them up after work the other day. :)


So, these last two weeks were definitely not typical for me. I definitely got more than usual! Now I just have to find time to read them all! :D

I'd like to thank ABRAMS, Hachette Book Group Canada, Simon and Schuster/Simon and Schuster Canada, and NetGalley for the books I've received. I'd also like to thank Ellie from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm, who I won a couple of books from. :)

What did you get in your mailbox?? :)

Happy Reading!!!

♪♫ Ambur


  1. Great mail box, Ambur! I didn't know Hachette already had review copies of Shattering and Pure.

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

  2. You received an insanely big amount of books this week! And you got Tiger's Voyage! Wow! I am now officially envious of you! :)

    Check out what I got in my mailbox this week!

  3. @Mocha: Thanks, Mocha! :D

    @Kai: I know! I was kind of shocked when I realized how much there actually was. haha Awe, shucks! :)

  4. i really want to read the tiger series and falling for hamlet! enjoy!

  5. Wow thats a huge mailbox and looks like you'll have lots of great books to read :)

  6. That's a ton of great stuff!! I loved Forgotten, it was pretty amazing. Excited to see what you think of Pure and The Shattering---I'm looking forward to reading both of those!

    Happy reading!

  7. what a great haul for your first IMM! NetGalley titles nowadays are to-die-for :) Read Divergent and Delirium first!

    my IMM:

  8. Great mailbox! You have a lot on your list that I'm really looking forward to reading. Enjoy!!

  9. Well that's some inaugural IMM!
    I want to read Falling For Hamlet - I saw it at the bookstore yesterday and it's sounds cute.
    I have an Ellen Hokins book too (Perfect) I haven't read anything by her before either,
    Question - How do you get all your book covers in one picture like that?

  10. @Carrie: I'm excited to read it. I can't wait for my copy of Tiger's Curse to show up in the mail! :D

    @Jenny N.: I can't wait to read them! :D

    @Little Miss Becky: I'm glad to hear that you loved Forgotten! :D Me too! I'm going to have to read them soon just to sate myself. :P

    @bookchilla: They so are! I've already read Divergent, and I loved it! I'm so excited for Delirium though, I've been wanting to read it for forever! :D

    @Christy @TheReaderBee: Thanks Christy! :D

    @Karen: My mailbox definitely exploded this week! :D haha I used :)

  11. Wow - now that's a mailbox! What are you most excited to read? I'd dive into Pure first. I've had my eye on that one for awhile. Falling for Hamlet looks great too.

    I have Heartless, Forever, and The Iron Knight in my mailbox too. So many good books out now.
    Enjoy your great reads!

  12. Amazing haul this week! Ditched sounds really cute, and I love the sound of Fall For Hamlet! Plus so excited for The Iron Knight, it looks awesome. Happy reading :).

  13. That's a lot of awesome books!! Hope you enjoy them! :)

  14. Great IMM! I see a lot of books I have to look up and add to my wish list. :)

  15. Wow. Now THAT is how you start off IMM ;) Haha, now you've set a precedent for yourself.. I hope you get this many books every week!

    I'm so glad that the mail strike is over - it's great to get books in my mailbox again. So many great books this week!

    Happy reading :)

  16. @Lucy: Thanks! :D Hmmm, I'm definitely super excited for Pure, too! I might wait a bit to read it though because I have other ARCs with release dates that are closer too. :)
    There are! It's insane!
    Thanks, enjoy yours too! :D

    @Liz. R: Thanks! I thought so too, and same here! I love the whole modern Hamlet, but from Ophelia's POV aspect! :D Me too! I finished it already, and I'm still so excited! haha Thanks, Happy Reading to you too! :D

    @Jess: Thanks! :D

    @Jessica Rabbit: Thanks, Jessica! :D I'm glad I could give you ideas for some new books to read. :D

    @The Story Queen: haha I know! Now I'll have all this pressure! haha :P

    Me too! I was getting to be so grouchy...I'm like an angry grizzly woken from hibernation when I know I have mail and just can't get it. haha It definitely is! :D
    Happy Reading to you too! :D


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