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Sunday, September 11, 2011

IMM - In My Mailbox (#14)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Story Siren

The purpose of it is to post about the books we received during the past week (ARC, electronic galleys, books won in giveaways, bought or borrowed from the library - you can list anything you want!)
This week I got two books, but these are two books that make me want to dance and sing - I'm so damn happy to have them! :)
I didn't get to take a picture - sorry! I am flying to Europe in just a couple of hours and they're already safely packed somewhere in my two huge suitcases (both filled with books, ou yeah!)

And I just have to say it: I love Shannon from Harper Collins Canada - she's my book hero! She was insanely kind! I asked for a review copy of Shatter Me and This Dark Endeavor about a week ago, and to ensure I'll get it on time before I fly off to Poland, she couriered them to me! How absolutely awesome is that?! Thank you so much, Shannon, you rock! <3

So, here's what I got this week from HP Canada:

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures turn all too real.
They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor's curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.
Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.
and

Shatter Me by Tehereh Mefi

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.
Now, do I even need to say how insanely happy I am to get both of these excellent books? :) I can't believe I actually got an ARC of Shatter Me - Shannon said it's unbelievably popular and they're almost out of ARCs, so yeah, I consider myself one devilishly lucky gal! :)
I will be giving away a finished copy of this book sometime around the publishing date, so check back later - I definitely feel the need to share the love!

And This Dark Endeavor looks freaking fab! Totally my kind of book and I'm super excited to read. This book will be included in my MEN in YA November event and we will be giving away a copy of it as well, so stay tuned! ;)

What did you guys get this week? :D <3

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Just FYI - Like I said already, I'm off to Europe today. There will be some awesome reviews and giveaways (and other awesome bookish stuff) being posted while I'm gone - hopefully I'll be able to keep track of everything even while I'm traveling in Europe!
And just so you know, I love you guys!
Expect some European SWAG giveaways when I'm back home in late October/November!

See ya! <3

11 comments:

Truly Bookish said...

Have a great trip and congrats on getting these books. You really do get some amazing ARCs!
NC
Truly Bookish

usagi, said...

Jealous for Europe trip and "Shatter Me"! Ugh, you lucky thing!

Have a great time!

My IMM for the week: http://witchoftheatregoing.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/in-my-mailbox-%E2%99%A1-week-27/

Angeli said...

Shatter Me! What a lucky draw Evie! Can't wait to see you again in October <3

leeswammes said...

Have a great trip Evie! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time... with these books. Only joking, I hope your stay in Europe will be all that you hope for.

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Have a fantastic trip and enjoy these lovely books! :)

SweetestLittleBookworm said...

Wow, these are two that I really have my eye on. So nice of her to rush them to you.

~Asheley (Into the Hall of Books)

Shelagh said...

I hope you have a safe and exciting trip Evie! And with such fabulous books for company I'm sure you will! :)

Shelagh
The Word Fiend

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

have fun in Europe!!! I <3 the cover of This Dark Endeavor and am eager to read Shatter Me too :D

Giselle said...

YAAAAAYYE Shatter Me!! An ARC is on it's way to me and I can't wait!

Giselle at Xpresso Reads

Kathy said...

Shatter Me is amazing. I hope you love it. :)

Have a fantastic time in Europe!

Sonny said...

Oh you sassy girl! I sooo want Shatter Me. Congrats :D

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