In My Mailbox (27)

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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie

I have a gigantic, fabulous Mailbox to share this week. Because – Christmas treats!!!! Also since I’ve only bought the odd book the last couple of months, I treated myself, hit the library and borrowed some books of my Aunt!

  

E-books

Hana by Lauren Oliver

This was something like 99p and supposedly is a short story just to keep readers excited about the second book while they await its publication next year. I wish I could say it was worth it, but it really wasn’t. I kind of want my £1 back. A shame since I do love Lauren Oliver.

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Now this was a fabulous short story and made me buy the first book on kindle just so I could carry on reading, as it ends on a cliffhanger. Dare I say it, but I think I liked it even more than Half-Blood!

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time now, and decided I might as well snap it up on Kindle since it was going so cheaply. I do prefer proper books, but when they cost so much more than e-books it seemed silly. Besides, the prequel had me desperate to find out what happens next!

Bought

Fated by Sarah Alderson

The only reason this book has its own little picture is because I almost forgot to include it! I loved Hunting Lila, so I picked up Fated, the first in a new series by this author.

Bought

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Been intrigued by this one for quite a while now – going of one or two reviews, it may be a contemporary romance, but it is a dark one and very loyal to the original Hamlet, so it sounds like a good read!

Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner

I’ve wanted this book for so long! I’m really excited to read it.

Crossed by Ally Condie

I enjoyed Matched, even though it wasn’t as action packed as I tend to like my dystopian’s – I was hoping this one would pick up the pace a bit, although some reviews say not. I may need to re-read Matched before I start this one though.

Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt

One of those books I haven’t heard much about, but the reviews I have read have been so high they convinced me that I need to try this.

Amplified by Tara Kelly

I’ve been hankering for some contemporary romance, and this one sounded like a fun read.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Eeeeeee finally!!! I’ve been waiting on this book for months and months!

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Gorgeous cover – I just had to have it.

Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

Wanted this book for a long time as well, ever since I read the title! I do enjoy reading contemporary takes on one of my favourite novels.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Newly released, but I’ve already been hearing amazing things about this one, it sounds like I’ll need some tissues nearby when I do read it though!

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Yay! Yet another book I’ve been dying to read for nearly a year!

Bought/Given

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

‘Jack the Ripper’ was all that was needed to capture my interest lol. Name of the Star has been quite popular the last couple of months, so I’m glad I’m finally getting a chance to read it.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Everyone keeps telling me I should read this and it does sound fantastic. Perfect for when I’m in a dark, dystopian mood!

My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher

How cute is this new cover!?

The Iron King by  Julie Kagawa

This was on sale, so I figured, since so many people seem to adore this series, why not give it a try!

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I still haven’t read a Neil Gaiman book. I’ve decided this needs to be rectified.

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

So interested to see what this is like – I’ve been told I need to read this series because it’s ‘amazing’ lol. Also, I do love the covers.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie StiefVater

Beautiful book. I read this the day I got it and wow! It was an impulse buy because for months I’ve been reading reviews and not really been interested!

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crawley

I loved Graffiti Moon, and I only hope this is as lovely too. (I’m pretty sure it will be though!)

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

I’ve been putting off reading this because although it gets good reviews, it just sounds too darn sad. I do want to read it though – when I’m in the right frame of mind.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Another highly recommended – don’t think I’ve read anything by John Green yet and I’m dying to. I also love that this has two authors.

Borrowed

Poison Study/Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

I’ve been after Poison Study for some time now – so I was pleased when I saw it on my Aunt’s shelf and snatched it, and the second book, up.

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

I’ve not yet read any books by this author, but I’ve been interested in The Gathering for a while.

When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

This looks odd. I’ve been told it is odd. But excellent.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Loved the series, figured I should try the books!

Library

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

I think this has been sitting forgotten on my amazon wishlist for a couple of years now, so I grabbed it when I saw it at my local library.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

So many good reviews for this, and I’m trying to read more Aussie YA. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it.

UK Book Tours

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I didn’t even know I was on this book tour until it arrived on my doorstep last week – so that was a lovely surprise!

What was in your Mailbox this week?

14 Comments Post a comment

  1. Jo #

    Amy!
    Gee whizz you put me to shame with your book buying :-D

    There are so many great books here that I don’t even know where to start. I want to read them all!
    I’m so glad you relented to my … um, gentle prodding…. to read The Thief series. I really hope you love it!

    Well these books will certainly keep you out of mischief for a few weeks!

    Happy New Year, my love! Hope it’s a good one :)

    January 1, 2012

    • Amy #

      Yeah – I may have got a little carried away! :D

      Happy New Year to you to!!

      January 1, 2012

  2. Happy New Year! You had a fabulous week in books.

    Sorry to hear that Hana was a disappointment. I preordered that one since the release date is Feb. 28 in the US. Oh, and Fated is out already? Can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

    Loved the Probability of Miracles, Will Grayson, and the Study series.

    Looks like you are well on your way to a great year of reading. Enjoy!

    January 1, 2012

  3. Sloppy Firsts is sooooooooooo good! Must read! :D

    January 1, 2012

  4. Ria #

    I need Hana right now, omg. Enjoy and happy new year.(:

    January 1, 2012

  5. Loved Falling for Hamlet!

    CINDER IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 1, 2012

  6. Wow you have a lot of good books. Name of the Star is good, I need a finished copy, Probability is good as well, sad but good.
    I”m going to get my copy of Cinder on Tuesday at her launch party signing, so excited for that :)

    Happy reading
    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-40.html

    January 1, 2012

  7. Marvellous loot, Amy! :) I’ve got The Name of The Star and The Scorpio Races this week as well. Congrats on winning The Book Smugglers Simon & Schuster giveaway last week too, – there are some amazing books ;) ))

    January 1, 2012

  8. What an awesome haul. :) Falling For Hamlet is amazing, hope you will enjoy it. :) Happy New Years.

    Here is my IMM for this week: IMM (8)

    And feel free to enter my New Years Giveaway: New Years Giveaway

    January 1, 2012

  9. So many amazing books!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Cinder…it was on my top ten books I read in 2011!! Loved it! Half-blood was, too, actually!

    Enjoy all these great books!

    January 1, 2012

  10. Oooo I love the cover for Cinder that you have! And I can’t wait to order Fated from The Book Depository – I’ve heard great things!

    Amazing books this week and happy reading!

    January 2, 2012

  11. :O Oh my, you have so many amazing books! I’m incredibly jealous! Hope you had a wonderful new year :)

    Happy reading!

    Taneika @ Flipping Through the Pages

    January 2, 2012

  12. I am a huge fan of the Study series by Maria V Snyder!
    Cinder was an awesome read – one of my favs of 2011!
    I’m so excited for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight it sounds like a cute read!

    Awesome IMM. ^_^

    January 2, 2012

  13. Wow! I’m certainly jealous. Man….you got a ton of good books. Love Maria Snyder.

    Here’s mine: http://danicapage.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-10.html

    January 9, 2012

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