June 30, 2012

In My Mailbox-June 30 2012 -Epic Week & My "Two Cents"

In my mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Each week we are invited to post about the books we received through the mail, library, friends or bookstore. This week was an epic week. In fact I'm going to list the books over the next few weeks instead of all at once. I am blessed by generous book fairies and am grateful for what they send. It helps with the blog yes, but also enables me to stay up to date and have great recommendations for my job.

My "two cents" -If there is one thing I've learned over the past two years of blogging is that I am extremely lucky. We as book bloggers are extremely lucky. Arcs/galleys are expensive -so is shipping:) and publishers put their faith in us that we will put them to good use. As bloggers we are not entitled to them (ARCS) or to (finished copies for that matter either). We are fortunate to have people/professionals who believe in us and what we do and I for one plan to never take that for granted. I know you won't either.


Inside Out and Back Again

 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Novel in Verse

 Audition by Stasia Ward Keho (signed)
Sent to me by the amazing Cari Blogs! Thank you so much!!!!

From the Library:

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 
( a few of my favourite bloggers have raved about this one, I can not wait to read it!)
The List by Siobhan Vivian

For Review:
Dark Water by Catherine Fisher

Golden Door by Emily Rodda
Darkwater by Catherine Fisher

S. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
Starling by Lesley Livingston
Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones by Christopher Krovatin

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
Through to you by Emily Hainsworth
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

Special thanks goes to my Book Fairies at HarperCollins and Penguin- 
Thank you so much- this Fall is going to prove to be fabulous reading!!!!

What was in your mailbox?


  1. Wow, a lot of great books for you! I can't wait to read your thoughts on a few of those. Enjoy them all :)

  2. Shadow & Bone is AWESOME! I'm dying to read Throne of Glass & For Darkness. The other ones look pretty cool too. Hope you enjoy the books! :)

    My IMM

  3. Some awesome titles there. Dying to read throne of glass.

    You can check out what I got this week here: http://sapphireddragon.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-28.html

    Have a great week and happy reading :-)

  4. Shadow and Bone is great! So is Throne Of Glass!

    Letterbox Love!

  5. I've read all of the non-review books you posted here and am psyched about that. Shadow And Bone is fantastic. As is The List.

    You've got some EXCELLENT reading ahead of you :-)

  6. Amazing books this week! Happy reading!

    Mandie@ http://thestoryspirit.blogspot.com/

  7. I really want to get my hands on For Darkness Shows the Stars and The List. Enjoy!

  8. I want to read Shadow and Bone and Throne of Glass too. You got some good stuff.

    Check out my mailbox.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  9. The Other Normals is on my list. I'll look forward to your review if you get to it before me!

  10. Wow, Throne of Glass, I'm jealous (along with just about everyone else). Enjoy your books :)

  11. I just received "Shadow and Bone" this past week too! Look like you got a GREAT haul this week!

    New Follower!

  12. Shadow and Bone was great! I thought it would be ramble-y but I enjoyed it! Such Wicked Intent sounds great. I loved the first book, can't wait for book 2!

  13. Oooh I had wanted to check out Audition! I think Angel said it was told in verse? Not sure how that would read.. but I'm still curious to check it out! :)

    Thanks for stopping by Jen, and happy reading!!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves | Canada Day Giveaway

  14. I got Shadow and Bone this week, too. And Darkness Shows the Stars last week...and I want all the rest of them. Awesome haul, Jen!

    New follower. :)
    My IMM

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  16. Golly, you got alot this week! I can't wait to read Audition- it sounds like a steamy romance, with dancing nonetheless. I'm also excited about reading For Darkness Shows the Stars. I'll be looking for your reviews of those soon. Here's my IMM: http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/in-my-mailbox-1.html
    ~Shelby @ Gobs and Gobs of Books

  17. Great haul of books, I'm especially desperate to get my hands on For Darkness Shows The Stars!

  18. Great haul! I have an eARC of Throne of Glass from Netgalley, and I really need to finish it because I've been wanting to read it so bad!

    Mind checking our my IMM?
    Have a great week!

  19. Shadow and Bone! Shadow and Bone! Such a stellar, vivid, amazing fantasy. REALLY. I'm a little bummed about my mixed feelings towards For Darkness Shows the Stars. On the bright side, I'm all smiley because I see Throne of Glass and Starling! I'm doing my darnest to fight off the green monster over Starling, let me tell you xD

    — Asher @ Paranormal Indulgence