IMM #25

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Sirenwhich showcases the books we’ve purchased, borrowed and received in the mail this week. This is the 25th episode of HOARDERS, Books Edition.


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (ARC)  – I won this through Goodreads’ First Reads giveaway. I’ve been dying to read this book ever since I found out that there’s to be a sequel to Graceling, so I was pretty pumped when I got the email that I won. Thanks a million to Penguin Canada and Goodreads!

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – I won this book from Creative Reads. I’ve never really gone full throttle on a contest before. I literally tweeted everyday to get my hands on a copy of this book. It didn’t matter anyway, because I ended up buying a copy before I got my winnings. I’ve never been a patient bookworm. *hangs head in shame* Thanks so much, Shellie!

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood – Why haven’t I read this book before? Last year, I promised myself that I’d be reading a lot more books from Canadian authors and I think Ms. Atwood’s works is a good place to start. This book was on sale too so…BONUS!
Bewitching by Alex Flinn – I’m not going to lie, I was not a fan of Beastly. But when I read the blurb and found out that this is the beginning of the Kendra’s spell casting and bewitching endeavours, my interest shot up a notch. So we’ll see how it goes. 
The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittridge – This is the second book to Iron Codex series. I haven’t read Iron Thorn yet but I hate having an incomplete series. It’s the neurotic in me. 
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood – The book trailer? H O T! That is all. 
Dead to You by Lisa McMann – Lisa is one of my favourite authors so anytime she’s got a book out, rest assured, I’m getting a copy of it. This book is close to the top of my Mt. TbR and had been on my wish list forever. Chomping at the bits, is gross understatement. 
Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan – I don’t really know anything about this book other than I WANTED IT bad. Now, I just have to squeeze it in somewhere in my INVISIBLE reading schedule. 
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – I’m a little iffy about this one. I hope it’s good. 
Fearless by Francine Pascal – I’m always on the look out for an interesting read and the absence of the character’s fear gene as the primary hook, this one grabbed me and took me by the nose all the way to the check out counter while the husband watched in dismay. 
The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols – I think this is the perfect break from the vast ocean of dystopian books I’ve been dog-paddling in. I can’t wait to read this. 
The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker – I almost read this book in one sitting. It’s quite engaging. My review is on the works. 
Erebos by Ursula Poznanski – O.o I didn’t realize this is a German translated book…I think. The concept sounds good, though. 
Archon by Sabrina Benulis – Despite its lukewarm reviews, I’m still eager to read this book. So…we’ll see how it goes. 
What’s in your mailbox?
  • I want Bitterblue as well! I loved Graceling and Fire. Also, Archon looks great. What a gorgeous cover. Enjoy reading!

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  • Wow you had a great week! Article 5 is awesome and I really want to read Dead To You!!

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  • Ooo, the new Jennifer Echols… I so want to read that!! Great haul!

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    Happy Reading

    Lindsay 🙂
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  • Thanks, Ro!

  • Omg wha? 😮 I completely missed it on Twitter! I'm so happy you won Bitterblue! Yay! Congrats!! *high fives* 😀

    I like Lisa McMann's books, but I wasn't planning on reading Dead to You (just wasn't something I was interested in). But then I somehow ended up with 2 ARCs… ?_? So, now I'm just going to give in and read it. lol

  • What wonderful books, and some I hadn't heard of. Thanks for the info, and thanks for visiting!

  • I am so beyond jealous that you won a copy of Bitterblue! I've been eagerly waiting for another Seven Kingdoms book and can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Great mailbox 🙂

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  • Wow you got a ton of awesome books. Article 5 looks awesome as does The Other Life. Happy reading.

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  • Awesome mailbox 😀 As you know, I am so jealous about Bitterblue (A) <3 I really hope you like it :D And what you said about not liking having an incomplete series, I am like that too (A) these days when I buy books I get the whole series :p You got lots of awesome books this week :D I hope you enjoy them all :) <3
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  • Bitterblue!!! Born Wicked!!! I can't wait to get these – you're so lucky!!!
    Enjoy all of your new books 🙂

  • Love all your books, Joy, and really want to read them! Have to add Fearless to my TBR, haven;t heard about it before. Enjoy your wonderful stash! 🙂

  • Oooh, wow!!! 🙂 I can't believe you got Bitterblue already!! Yay!!! lots of good books there, for sure! My haul: Colorimetry

  • Holy cow woman, tons of great books this week. You're welcome for A5. I loved it, just finished The Other Life and it was amazing!

  • Totally jealous of your Bitterblue copy! I entered that giveaway too but no such luck for me hehe. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Great books! I especially can't wait to read Born Wicked! 🙂

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  • For sure, Kara. I have a feeling I should've started with The Handmaid's Tale though. :/

  • Joy, please let me know what you think of Margaret Atwood's books. I have a ton of her books on my tbr list, but I've yet to read any. Since we have similar tastes, maybe you can give me an idea of whether or not I would like them. I hear some of them are an acquired taste.

  • I can't wait to read Dead To You! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

  • I never win contests! So happy to win a copy of Bitterblue!

  • njoy all

    hope you enjoy fractured light/ i loved it

  • I'm so jealous that you got a copy of Bitterblue. I so want a copy of Bitterblue. Awesome. Great haul. I also got Born Wicked. Great haul.