In My Mailbox #13

June 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , , )

Hello, fellow bookaholics. It’s Sunday, and you know what that means!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I haven’t been updating much, but I’ve been rather busy lately. I promise I’ll try to be better at updating.

Anyways, I’ve gotten my hands on quite a lot of books this week.

Bought:

Bought from The Book Depository

The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines

Imaginary Girls by Nova Rem Suma

Bought from a Borders sale

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Die for Me by Amy Plum

The Living Dead 2 by John Joseph Adams; Zombies + Short stories + a story by Cherie Priest = EPIC

Library:

The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell

Juicy Writing by Brigid Lowry

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Mortal Kiss by Alice Moss; With a tagline like “What would you sacrifice for a kiss?” I’m not expecting much out of this.

–Β  M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; I guess it’s about time I read this. Everyone and their grandmother has read this.

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley; After recently reading Chime by this author, I had to get my hands on her other work.

The Cup of the World by John Dickinson

A Pocketful of Eyes by Lili Wilkinson; I’m fairly sure this is set in Melbourne. How could I resist?

A Novel in a Year by Louise Doughty

That’s my haul for the week. What did you guys get in your mailboxes this week? Feel free to leave a link in the comments πŸ™‚

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In My Mailbox #12

June 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Well, it’s that time of the week again, fellow bookaholics! Yep, it’s Sunday, which means it’s time for In My Mailbox. In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I got quite a few books this week. A few from an Angus and Robertson that had a super amazing sale (so amazing that I bought 4 books for just $18! *swoons*) (here in Australia, A&R are owned by the same company that owns Borders, and since Borders is completely shutting down here in Aus–yep! you heard that right! *sobs*– A&R are having sales as well), and quite a few from The Book Depository, and finally, several from my library.

Bought:

Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier; I got this from A&R for just $5! Justine is an Aussie author, so I’m excited to read it and showcase it here.

White Time by Margo Lanagan; I’d heard many things about Margo Lanagan’s work, both good and bad–the bad is mainly how Lanagan doesn’t shy away from hard issues, which I think is a good thing–and I’m excited to read it. I got it from A&R for $5.

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan; Got it for the same reason as mentioned above. It was also $5. *squeals*

Clarity by Kim Harrington; I was fairly excited to read this book until I had heard some less than stellar reviews from people whose opinions I trusted. But when I found it in A&R for $3.50, I quickly snatched it up. I don’t care if I end up hating it, it was cheap, and that’s all that matters. πŸ˜›

The following books were obtained from The Book Depository.

The World Above by Cameron Dokey; I have to admit, I love the Once Upon a Time series. I’m going to start slowly collecting them. I hope they bring out more, because there just aren’t enough out there! πŸ˜›

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Society by Carolyn Turgeon; The premise of this book sounds so fun! And it’s about fairy tales! I love fairytales!

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon; I hadn’t realised that I got two books from the same author, I only got this because it has mermaids! I love mermaids!

The Girl Who Was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson; I love The Hunger Games and I love essays on modern works.Β  So how could I resist this?

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis; I’ve been hearing such fantastic things about this book everywhere, so I knew that I would have to get it. Plus, the cover is so cute and awesome! I hope to review this soon.

Library:

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson; Can you believe that I’ve never read a book by Anderson? I really should start now.

Betrayed by P.C. & Kristin Cast; Okay, I hated the first book, but I still found the urge to read the next book in the series. I’m a masochist.

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer; I’ve been in the mood for stories with Norse mythology in them and found this. Hopefully, it’s good.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller; I liked Frank Miller’s story-telling technique in Sin City, even though the views on women are sometimes fairly offensive. Plus, I like the Batman world (even though I hate Batman. He has no super powers therefore isn’t a real superhero, IMO).

Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham; This is the 4th volume in the Fables series. I loved the first 3, and really can’t wait to read this one.

Fables: The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham; I’ve been in a very graphic novel sort of mood lately. This is the 5th volume in the Fables series.

The Sandman: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman; I love love love the Sandman series. This is the 7th volume. I really can’t wait to get into this.

So, that’s what I got in my mailbox this week. What did you get this week? Feel free to leave a link in the comments.

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In My Mailbox #10

June 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm (Australian, In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , )

Wow, I am really bad at this whole ‘updating often’ thing. I swear I’ve been meaning to, but books got in the way.

Anywho, In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I got quite a few awesome looking books over the week, thanks to Book Depository. They had a sale that I just couldn’t resist.

Bought:

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones; I write fantasy, so this looks like the greatest thing in the world when it comes to worldbuilding. I really can’t wait to get into this.

Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz; I’ve been seeing good reviews about this book everywhere, and I knew I have to get it.

The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw; Does this not sound like an amazing book? The premise is just beautiful. I’m expecting marvelous things from this book.

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss; This may sound pretentious, but I love literary fiction. I love the directions they take, and what they do with words, because sometimes it’s not what one expects. I like unpredictability.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray; Miss America Pageants crossed with Lord of the Flies/Lost? Oh man, what could be better? So excited for this.

Entwinedby Heather Dixon; I love me some good fairytale retellings, and I’ll do anything to get my hands on them. Plus, look at the cover, it is gorgeous. I’m a sucker for gorgeous covers.

The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby; I’ve been eying this book for quite some time. Steampunk = love. How could I resist?

The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter; Man, this just looks so deliciously creepy, I so can’t wait to read this.

Library:

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn; I’d been recommended this by a few close friends, and I do love a well-written historical romance.

Fruits Basket, #4 by Natsuki Takayo; I own the first 3 in this series, and really love this series. It’s cute and adorable.

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell; I saw the movie, and I loved it. Hoping the book will be as cute and awesome as the movie.

The Struggle by L.J. Smith; After reading the first book, I concluded that the TV series is a million times better than the books, but I still want to finish the series, or at least see how far I can go.

Exile by Rebecca Lim; I read (and really liked) the first book. You can find the review for it here. Plus, it’s a book by an Aussie writer! There’s not nearly enough Aussie authors.

Enticed by Jessica Shirvington; Another sequel to a great book written by an Aussie author! You can check out the review I wrote to the first book, Embrace, here.

Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham; This is the third volume in the Fables series, and I just love it! It’s an awesome twist on fairytales, and I just love it.

Fable & Reflections by Neil Gaiman; The 6th volume of the Sandman series, and I’m super excited to read this. πŸ˜€

What did you guys get this week? Feel free to leave a link in the comments section. πŸ™‚

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In My Mailbox #9

May 30, 2011 at 1:17 am (In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , , )

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I’ve been a bit absent over the last few days. andΒ  really apologise for it. Life has been getting in the way of reading and talking about reading, and I’ve had next to no time to myself. 😦
But never fear, I’m back for now, and promise a lot of posts in the next few days. πŸ™‚

Bought

I stopped by a Borders that was closing down, and to my surprise, they had some pretty awesome sales. Each book was $2, unless you bought more than 10, and then they’re $1 each. How awesome is that? So I ended up getting 13 books, which would have cost me $249, all for just $13! So so so epic.

Anyways, here are the books:

Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess; I read and reread this book often when I was younger. And I’ve had a hard time finding this in stores, so I was extremely lucky to find it.

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link; This looks so cool, an anthology of creepy, weird stories. I think I’m growing quite fond of short stories.

Darkwater by Georgia Blain; The premise to this is just fantastic. I love stories that have a mystery that happened several years before. And the cover is just wonderful.

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marrilier; I almost died when I saw this for $1. I love this book, and I love Juliet Marrilier. She’s a master with words. If you haven’t read it–or her other work–then I totally recommend that you do so.

Siren by Tricia Rayburn; Yeah, I got this book from the library last week, but yay, now I finally have it.

Shade by Jerri Smith-Ready; I’ve heard SO MANY good things about this book, and the sequel which recently came out. I am so ecited to finally have my hands on this book, and to finally read it.

Love is Hell by Marr / Westerfeld / Larableister / Zevin / Stolarz; I’d read a few other books in this series of anthologies, and found quite a few gems. Can’t wait to read & review this one.

Vacations from Hell by Bray / Clare / Gray / Johnson / Mylnowski; I’ve read this once before, and quite liked most of the stories in this part, so I’m really glad to have found it.

Love is the Higher Law by David Levitahn; I’d read a few of Levithans colabs with Rachel Cohn, and quite liked them. I’d been wanting to get one of his solo works for a while now. So yay. πŸ™‚

My Sowrdhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick; Oooh, a thrilling vampire story! This excites me. I’m so sick to death of all these romanticised vamps, so this looks like the book for me.

X-isle by Steve Aguarde; Expensive hardcover for just $1? Hell yeah! I hardly know what it’s about, but it looks cool.

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld; I love this series so much, but the kid on the cover has always made me wary of spending $30 on it. Yay for Borders!

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King; I love nonfiction about writing, and I’m in the middle of editing a novel, so I need all the help I can get. (Bought from The Book Depository)

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning; I saw this, and knew that I just had to get it. I love the series so much.

Library:

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin; The cover looks really good, and it sounds interesting. Can’t wait to read it.

Chime by Franny Billingsley; I’ve been wanting to read this book for AGES. The cover is so pretty, and the story sounds AMAZING.

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch; This looks like a really cool mystery. And it’s got WIZARDS. Hell yeah!

Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor & Jim Di Bartolo; I’d heard nothing but great things about this book. I absolutely can’t wait to read this book. *so excited*

Lights out in Wonderland by D.B.C. Pierre; I have been seeing this book everywhere lately, and I guess it’s the next big thing in literary fiction. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.

So, those are my books for this week. What did you guys get? Feel free to leave your links in the comments section. πŸ™‚

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In My Mailbox #8

May 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm (Australian, In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I got a lot of books this week. I managed to find a Borders that was closing down, so everything was 60% off. Then, my library managed to miraculously procure heaps of books. AND THEN, I decided to buy some cheap ebooks on my Kindle.

Bought

From top to bottom:

Snow by Tracy Lynn; I love the Once Upon a Time series. And this has to be one of my favourites. It has slight traces of steam/magicpunk, and it stays rather true to the story. And, thanks to the Borders sale, it was only $4. How could I possibly resist a book so cheap? Even better, I had a very had time finding the books from this series in Australia,so, I would have gotten this book even if it weren’t on sale.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst; I read this book ages ago, borrowed from the library, and loved it. (In fact, you can find my review for it here), so when I saw it on sale at Borders for $8, I had to buy it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Basilisk by N.M. Browne; I remember reading this book years ago, and loving it, so I decided to get it. It was cheap, so why not?
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

–Β  Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink; This book has caught my eye from the moment it arrived here in Australia, but for some reason, I’d been very hesitant in getting it. I love the cover, it has these shiny silver patterns that give it this weird feeling.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book DepositoryΒ  / Amazon
(if you get it from The Book Depository now, you get to save almost 60%! It’s not even $5 in AUS currency)

Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink; I also got the second book in the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, because it was there and it was cheap.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Fury by Shirley Marr; I’d constantly see this book in bookstores, and was always intrigued by it, but never went ahead and bought it. It looks like a really interesting book, and I love the covers. Also, at the beginning of each chapter, there’s a small picture of a mask, and I just love the concept of that. It makes me wonder about the relevance to the story.
Find it on: Goodreads
(Because it’s an Australian book, I’ve had trouble finding it online; it doesn’t exist in Amazon, and it’s unavailable on Book Depository. So if you’re interested in getting a copy of this book, you might have to search hard, or get a friend in Australia to supply you with a copy)

The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey; This looks awesome. The cover is amazing, and it’s a retelling, which I’m sure all of you know by now that they’re my favourite kind of story. I can’t wait to start reading this!
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey; Another Mercedes Lackey book that looks awesome. I think it’s about time I read some of her stuff.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Masques by Patricia Briggs; This book looks cool as. Fantasy with werewolves. Can’t wait to get this book started.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

–Β  Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs; The sequel to Masques, because I get addicted to series far too easily.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Saga of the Renunciates by Marion Bradley Zimmer; I love sci-fi, and apparently this has LGBT characters, which is fairly cool. Plus, it’s so big, that it kind of makes me excited. When it comes to books, size does matter. ;P
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Heritage and Exile by Marion Bradley Zimmer; A big book for a low price. This is the kind of thing I live for. πŸ™‚
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Library:

Not only did I go overboard with books from Borders, I went nuts in the library.

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes; With the recent influx of Greek retellings in YA, I supposed that I should check out a few of the newcomers. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and the premise actually sounds pretty good.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

How NOT to Write a Novel by Sandra Newman & Howard Mittelmark; I love books about how to write, and this looks like it’d be a great, funny way to learn how not to write.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Thyla by Kate Gordon; This book is about a girl who’s found in the bush with no memory whatsoever. Plus, it’s set in Australia, and I’m a fan of those.
Find it on: Goodreads / Amazon (kindle edition)

Siren by Tricia Rayburn; So, I’ve been eyeing this book for months. Mermaids? Awesome as! Dark, mysterious cover? Heck yeah! I can’t wait to read this.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves; I’d heard a lot of good things about this book, and it’s finally out in Australia, so as soon as I saw this, I just had to grab it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Mice Gordon Reece; Wow, this looks awesome. A thriller that features what looks like a strong relationship between a girl and her mother.
Find it on: Goodreads / Amazon

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan; The format of this book just looks amazing. It’s all set like a real dictionary, with words that are relevant to the story. I’d like to see how it pans out.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier; I read the first book of this series, Daughter of the Forest, and absolutely loved it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Search for WondLa by Tony Diterlizzi; This is a Middle Grade sci-fi/fantasy book with such wonderful pictures. I really can’t wait to get into this.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Cold Magic by Kate Elliot; So, I’d heard a whole heap of good things about this book. Plus, it looks like it’s a steampunk, and I love those with all my heart.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros; I really like historical romances sometimes. And this one sounds rather exciting.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith; So, I’d recently been watching the TV series, and am really loving it. I figured I might as well read the book series.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Marked by P.C. & Kristin Cast; I’ve been hearing a lot about this series, so I guess I should see what the fuss is all about.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon
(You can get Marked on Book Depository with 60% off, which is a great deal)

E-Books

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz; I got this from Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab.
Find it on:Goodreads

Blood Red Road by Moira Young; Also from S&S, I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book, so I’m excited to finally read it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Witches of Santa Anna: The Complete Set by Lauren Barnholdt & Aaron Gorvine; I got this, the first 7 books in this series off Amazon for 99cents. So, if you want seven books for a dollar, I’d recommend that you go get it now, before the offer no longer stands.
Find it on: Goodreads / Amazon (Kindle)

The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer; I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about this book, a retelling of The Persephone & Hades myth, but with a twist: Hades is a woman. I can’t wait to read it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Amazon

So, that’s my haul for the week. Um, a lot, eh? *laughs nervously*

What did you guys get in your mailbox during the week? Feel free to share your links in the comments. πŸ™‚

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In My Mailbox #7

May 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , , )

Howdy y’all, it’s time for another awesome IMM.

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

All the books I got this week were from the library, as I’m running out of money to fund this terrible, yet awesome addiction.

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting; I recently read The Body Finder, and liked it enough to want to get my hands on the sequel. Lucky for me, the sequel was released about a month after the first book came out, so I didn’t have to wait long. One of the few perks of living in Australia! πŸ˜›
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook; I’d been hearing about this book a lot, and I’ve got an ebook of it, but since I have no time for reading my own books, I figured that if I borrowed it from the library, I’d be able to finally read it. My logic is confusing, I know. Here’s hoping it’s worth the read.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Genesis by Lara Morgan; I love books by Australian authors, mainly because they get so little recognition. Whenever I find a book by an Aussie Author,Β  I just have to snatch it up. I think in the future, I’ll do a feature for unknown Aussie authors that deserve some recognition. πŸ™‚
Find it on: Goodreads

Vesper by Jeff Sampson; This just looks like an awesome book. And it’s written by a guy, and the narrator appears to be a teenage girl, so I’m really interested if he’s made the voice feel real, and not like a reversed Ethan / Sam.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Pegasus and the Flame by Kate O’Hearn; I love reading about creatures that aren’t wildly popular, and pegasi seem to fit the bill. This looks like it’ll be a great read, so I can’t wait to get started with it.
Find it on:Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima; I recently read The Demon King by this author, and found it surprisingly good for a stereotypical fantasy. Sadly, my library doesn’t have the sequel to The Demon King, so I’ve had to make do with the first of her other trilogy. Hopefully, this is as good as The Demon King.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman; So, can you tell that I love this series yet? I’m fairly addicted to it, and I urge all of you to go out and read it and become addicted as well. Tomorrow, I’ll post up my review of the first volume, Preludes and Nocturnes, so be sure to catch it if this series seems interesting. Hopefully, it’ll give you the kick you need to read it. πŸ˜›
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

What did you guys get in your mailboxes this past week? Feel free to leave your links in the comments! πŸ™‚

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In My Mailbox #6 – The late edition

May 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , , )

So, I’ve been a bit under the weather these last few days after going to a concert on Friday night. I feel like I’ve only just recovered, and it’s already Tuesday. Whew.

Anyway, In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I got a few cool books last week, both from the library and bought. Here they are:

Bought:

Wood Angel by Erin Bow; This book is also known as Plain Kate in the US. But honestly, even though you can’t really see it in the picture, this cover is so much beautifuller than the US cover. It sparkles and shines and has little sparkling lights dancing around the girl. I really can’t wait to read this book; I’ve heard so many fantastic things about it. (I got this from The Book Depository)
Find it on:Β  Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz; I have the first 4 books in the series, and I just can’t have an incomplete series, so I had to get this. Though, I wont lie, I do quite enjoy this series. (I got this from The Book Depository)
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris; Man, I can’t tell you how excited I was for this book. I sort of love the Sookie Stackhouse series, even though they’re hardly written well, and the plot is sometimes all over the place. But damn, it’s addictive. I’m hoping to read through the entire series again later this year. (Bought from Dymocks)
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Library:

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning; OMFG, I just love this series. If you haven’t read it yet, then you really should. It’s ridiculously addictive. Plus, the last book ended on a massive cliffhanger, so I just NEED to know what the heck happens next.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning; THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES OMGOMGOMG. Like I said above, I love this series. I’m planning on buying all the books in the near future. It’s definitely good enough for a reread.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff; Man, this book just looks deliciously good. Regency smut combined with paranormal smut? My favourite!
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong; This book looks cool, and I’m in the mood for some good old paranormals right now.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs; I’ve been hearing good things about this series, and since I can’t resist paranormals at the moment, I snatched this up.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine Briggs; I love me some non-fiction, especially if it’s about fairies.Β  I like to think of this as research for future projects.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Hollow by Jessica Verday; After the massive scandal in the publishing world concerning Ms Verday and a certain anthology, I decided to go check out her books.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan; Now, this looks like my kind of book. It’s set in a fantasy Medieval Europe, and has romance and adventure and a cat, according to the blurb on the back. CANNOT WAIT. πŸ˜€
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Dreamwalker by Isobelle Carmody & Steven Woolman; Man, I remember reading this book a million times as a kid. Big mistake, since the story and artwork are just creepy as fuck. I still have nightmares about the sorceress. *shudder* But, it’s so good and worth a reread. I definitely recommend it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Amazon

So, what did you guys get this week? Feel free to leave a link in the comment section. πŸ™‚

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In My Mailbox #5

May 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

This week, I got a lot of books. I’m kind of surprised at how many I have now. :-/

Library:

Knife by R.J. Anderson; Apparently, this book is called Faery Rebels in the US, which is interesting. I personally prefer the AUS copy of this book. The cover is prettier. And omg, fairies! *flails* I absolutely love fairies.
Find it on: GoodReads / Book Depository / Amazon

Blood Ninja by Nick Lake; So… vampire ninjas. Not sure how I feel about this, but it’s worth a shot.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer; I’ve already read this book before, but I loved it so much that I just needed to reread it. Hopefully, I’ll write a gushing review about it. πŸ˜€
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Now and Zen by Linda Gerber; From what I can understand, this book (and the series) are sort of like Anna and the French Kiss in the way that there’s a foreign exchange student and stuff happens and she learns about the new culture. Now, I’ve always wished I could have been a foreign exchange student, or even just gone on holiday to different places, so these kind of books are my guilty pleasure. Hopefully, this one will be good.

A Taste of True Blood edited by Leah Wilson; Another one of my guilty pleasures is True Blood, and with the release of the 11th Sookie Stackhouse book, I decided to get this out.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff; This looks like a nice fantasy. I’ve been seeing it around a lot lately, so I was really tempted to buy it all the time.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman; I read and loved the first volume of this series, Preludes and Nocturnes, and was so excited to get my hands on this installment.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Millier; I’ve been on a graphic novel binge for the last couple of weeks, and I just love the movie, so I decided to check this out.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan; Can I just have a moment to squeal for this books’ release and the fact that I got a copy of it from the library so quickly? *squeal* I’m so excited for this book, especially after that horrible cliffhanger at the end of Dead-Tossed Waves, and those loose plot-holes that need to be filled in.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Bought:

I got all of these books off of The Book Depository

Paper Towns by John Green; I’ve been watching far too many VlogBrothers videos lately, so I decided that I need some of John Green’s books.
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan; I’d read a few of David Levithan’s collaborative works and enjoyed them (with the exception of Naomi & Eli’s No Kiss List, which I dropped after 30-odd pages), and as I said above, I think I need some of John Green’s books.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

–Β  Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; So, I’d been told by everyone that I should really read this book. I’d never read any of Pratchett’s works before (with the vast amount of books in the Discworld series, I’m a bit intimidated) but I love Neil Gaiman so so so much. American Gods is one of my favourite books ever.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty; I’ve gotten rather addicted to books on writing, and since I’m planning on doing NaNoWriMo this year (again), I should probably read this handy dandy guide.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon / The official NaNoWriMo merch store (if you get it from the merch store, you can get it autographed, which is pretty fantastic)

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss; The joke behind this book just gets me every time, and since it’s a writing book (which a lot of people have recommended) I decided to get it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

So, that’s my haul for the week. Did you guys get anything in your mailbox? Feel free to leave your links in the comments!

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In My Mailbox #4

April 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , )

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

Bought:

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann; I absolutely loved McMann’s Wake trilogy (with the exception of the last book), so I’m mega excited for this book, which features a character with OCD, which I can relate to. I’m hoping this will live up to my expectations. And apparently, according to Goodreads, the ISBN of my copy goes by another title, The Missing. Well, I’m fairly certain that the title on my physical copy is called Cryer’s Cross, but what would I know?
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Blood Red Snow White by Markus Sedgwick; I love fairytale retellings, so I usually buy them, even without prior knowledge about it. And there’s just something about the cover that just draws me in. Plus, I am a hardcore fan of revolutions, so this makes it even better!
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Net Galley:

Bumped by Megan McCafferty; This looks interesting, and I’ve already been hearing mixed reviews about this. The fact that this is a dystopian makes me so excited to read it.
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

What books did you get in the mail during the week? Feel free to leave your links in the comments! πŸ™‚


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In my Mailbox #3

April 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm (In My Mailbox, Meme) (, , , , , , , , , , )

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where bloggers showcase the books they received over the week.

I didn’t get too many books this week; but the few that I did get, I think I’ll enjoy very much.

Library:

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting; FINALLY, it’s released in Australia. After hearing all these awesome reviews for this book, I was close to losing my mind. But finally, it’s in my hands! YUS!
Find it on: Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima; I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for this book, so I’m fairly excited to read this. I have high hopes.
Find it on:Β  Goodreads / Book Depository / Amazon

Bought:

Hare Moon by Carrie Ryan; So, this is a sort of prequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I’m not gonna lie, I love the series, despite how slow it sometimes goes. Anything to do with zombies, and I’m all over it.Β  Plus, you can get a copy from Amazon for $1.59! Sweet!
Find it on: Goodreads / Amazon

Net Galley:

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter; MERMAIDS! Yay! There just aren’t enough books with mermaids, I think. Can’t wait to read this. πŸ™‚
Find it on: Goodreads
Pre-order it on:Β  Book Depository / Amazon

So, that was my haul for the week. Hopefully next week I’ll get many more. πŸ™‚
What did you all get this week?

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