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Monday, 9 April 2012

In My Mailbox - IMM (1)

Hello everybody!!


I'm back from my wonderful vacation and thought I'd kick things off with *my first ever* IMM. 


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi, the amazing blogger over at The Story Siren. It's to share all the lovely book-related goodies I have received in the past week (bought, borrowed, won, etc.).  I want to start posting an IMM on every Sunday, but since I was away yesterday, I thought I'd post it today (same diff!).


Bought:


Divergent by Veronica Roth. I actually read this fabulous book over a year ago, but found it at a local book store for a really cheap price. How could I resist?
Eve by Ann Carey. My friend and I both picked up a copy of this promising Dystopian novel. It was a little expensive, but Eve is a new release, and seems great! I can't wait to dig in!
Frost by Marianna Baer. I've read mixed reviews about this book, and have been wanting to read it for quite some time now. So when I saw it lying abandoned and alone on the Children's section of the book store (I hate it when people don't put books back in their right places!), I immediately snatched it up.


Borrowed:


Fury by Elizabeth Miles. As you guys probably know, if you have seen my review, I've already read Fury and really liked it. Check out my review!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins. You can't really see the title (due to the poor lighting arrangement), but as soon as I saw this book at the library, my heart started pounding with excitement. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has received the best reviews in the blogging world that I have ever seen! Seriously!! I've already started it and can see why. One word: Noah... *sigh*.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I've seen this book in the library for a long time now and have been eyeing it for months, not sure if I would be able to take all the heartbreak and sorrow... I'm preparing myself for emotional exhaustion.
Lies by Michael Grant. This is the third book in the Gone series by Michael Grant. I just can't seem to get enough of his books!


Received For Review:


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting. This is my first ARC so far, and I hope that there will be many more to come! I am a huge, huge, fan of the lovely and talented Kimberly Derting, and love her to death, so imagine how I ecstatic I was when I received this in my mailbox!! I still can't believe it! I can't wait to start reading!!

And the part that got me jumping up and down all over again... she signed it! Oh Emm Gee!!


Swag:


The amazing Miss Kimberly Derting also sent me some signed bookmarks, along with stickers and bands with the ARC. I'm going to be hosting a giveaway soon, so one lucky person will receive this cool swag. Did I mention how much I love Kimberly Derting?



Well, that's all for this week... I'm quite pleased with all the books/swag I got, and can't wait to start reading! 

20 comments:

  1. Awesome books! Divergent is really good. I want to read Eve, too, but I haven't seen it around lately. Then again, I haven't been going out recently, so...

    My IMM

    Happy reading! :)

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  2. BRILLIANT books!! I'm in the middle of reading Divergent and it's AMAZING!! Fury is in my TBR pile and it looks so good! Awesome swag, I hope you enjoy all your books!

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment you made on my blog!! And
    thank you SO SO much for following! I love this! -New follower! :)

    Thanks!
    Beth xx

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    1. Sorry! I meant to say I love this BLOG not 'I love this!'
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  3. That is awesome you got an ARC of The Last Echo. Can't wait to see what you think.

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  4. I am so jealous of The Last Echo! I read Eve a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it. I am starting Divergent soon. I heard it's really good. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following back.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I am following you back via GFC.

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  6. I have already read FURY, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, & If I stay. They were all amazing & must reads for all! It's also cool that you got an ARC of the last echo. How do you people get these amazing ARC's?

    Lisseth @read-a-holicz.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks like you've got some awesome reads ahead of you! And I'm super jealous of The Last Echo! If I got it and it was even signed I would probably just go into a coma, haha. You'll have to let us know what you think! :)

    P.S. New follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Wow you received some great books! Looking forward to reading some reviews! I am a new follower of your blog! Check out my blog here: http://ramblingsofabibliophiliac.blogspot.com/

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  9. Whoo-hoo, got lots of good ones! I loved Divergent! I'm reading Eve right now & love it so far! Hope you enjoy all your new reads! <3
    -Heather

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  10. Yay! Amazing mailbox :D Agree, Divergent is just so damn good. <3 Loves the UK paperback as well ;) And Eve is really good :D Oh! Signed The Last Echo. <3 + amazing swag :D I have won one of those too; just waiting for it to arrive :D Hope you enjoy it all ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox and for following me. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  11. What nice stacks of books! I am glad to hear that Divergent is good. I haven't read it yet, but everyone seems to be freaking out abou the sequel that's coming out. :)

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  12. Great IMM! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Divergent are A-MAZ-ING books :) Thanks for following me, I'm following you now to :)

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  13. Hey :)

    Great IMM. I am dying to read Divergent and Fury. Btw, Love that cover for Divergent. UK version, right?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm a new follower ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  15. I'm dying to read Mara Dyer (there are sooo many I'm dying for - They need to quit making new books for a few months so I can catch up! haha)

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  16. that's so awesome!!! i think it's so cool for all the peeps that actually do this "in my mailbox" every week. must be like getting presents all the time... those words are the best :) "you can't hide..."
    cassandra

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  17. I hope you enjoy Divergent. I have been waiting a while to have the chance to read it!


    Hazal @ The Book to my Heart

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  18. IF I STAY is one of the only books I've re-read. It's just such an emotional and captivating read and it astounds me each time that Gayle Forman managed to maintain so much in only 200 pages.

    I didn't enjoy Mara Dyer. I really liked the writing style and I think that propelled me towards the finish line. Afterwards I just couldn't get over the hypocrisy in the relationship between Mara and Noah (namely that Noah's a man-whore but he's not for Mara and OMG he's hot but ew he's a creep) as well as the WHATTHEHECKJUSTHAPPENED moments at the end. My initial reaction of the book was positive though. It just wasn't for me.

    I LOOOOOOVE Divergent. I can't express in enough words my love for that book, that author, that word, those character and just how everything was pulled together. I'm glad you loved it too, and were able to find a copy for a cheap price. :)

    Happy reading! Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I'm following you back. Love the muffin rating system you have.

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