Sunday, January 29, 2012

IMM - In My Mailbox (#17)

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!)

Don't freak out. This IMM accounts for more than a month :)

As many of you know, I had a super busy beginning of the year (with the big move across the continent and all). It was pure chaos and I can't believe we actually made it! *phew* As a result of that, January has been very, very slow (blogging wise). That's about to change. Starting February, Bookish will be anything but slow and boring! We have a one-week Valentine's Day event in store, many blog tours, giveaways, and of course - REVIEWS :D I finally got myself a calendar/planner for 2012 (following Kathy's advice I settled down on google calendar, which seems to be working really great! - thanks Kathy!) and I'm about to take my blogging to a whole new level :) (which basically means: get more organized, start scheduling things way ahead, stop over-booking myself to the point that I actually get nose-bleeds LOL, etc.)

But enough talk, let's see the books :)

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Darkest Light by Hiromi Goto (ARC for review from Penguin Canada)
Rock God by Barnabas Miller (ARC for review from Sourcebooks Fire)
 Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle  (Finished copy won in a giveaway thanks to LitStack)

Dead Asleep by Jennifer B. White (Finished copy for review from OakIvy Publishing)
Otherwise by Jennifer B. White (Finished copy for review from OakIvy Publishing)
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (ARC borrowed from Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte - thank you Wendy!!! <3) 

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney (ARC for review from Penguin Canada Canada)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Finished copy for review from Raincoast Books) 
The Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair (Arc for review from Penguin Canada)

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (ARC for review from Harper Collins CA)   
Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite (Finished Copy for Review from Simon&ASchuster US)  
Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova (ARC for review from Raincoast Books)   

Death Speaks  by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Finished + signed copy for review from the fab author)  
Savage Blood  by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Finished + signed copy for review from the fab author) 
Pure by Jeniffer L. Armentrout (ARC for Review from Spencer Hill Press)  
Picture The Dead by Nick James (Finished copy for review from Sourcebooks Fire)   

The Mephisto Covenant  by Trinity Faegen (Finished + signed copy won over@ The Page Turner - Thank you, Renu!!!)   
After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel (ARC won over @Kindle Mom - Thank you so much!)  
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (Finished copy gifted by Kathy Coe from @A Glass of Wine)
Funny story with this one! I actually won a signed copy of Goddess Test over at Kathy's fabulous blog, but it never got here. It either got lost on the way or stolen ;/ It made me super, super sad.. but then Kathy said: You know what, Evie!? I will get you something to make up for the loss! Isn't Kathy just the sweetest person in the world?! So nice of you, Kathy!!! Thank you SO SO SOOOO MUCH <3

Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (Finished copy)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Finished copy) 
These two beautiful babies came as a Christmas gift from the lovely Alaiel from The Librarian Mouse
This was so absolutely cool and wonderful of you, Alaiel, thank you SOOOOOO MUCH! Two books that I've been DYING to get my hands on! So generous of you - Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And - I LOVE YOU! <3

From netGalley I got: 


Yesterday I went for a book shopping-spree together with Nicole, Michele, Wendy and Christa (*blows kisses*) As always, it was super fun to hang out with the lovely Toronto bloggers - you guys are so nice and cute! Hugs!!! :D 
anyhoo, I ended up buying quite a lot of books :) Thankfully, most of them were bargain books (yay for discounts!). Thank you Michele, for spotting Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children for me! I can't believe I got this book for only $5! :D Talk about a bargain! We need to go shopping again sometime soon! I think I really like those book-shopping trips :D

A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness  
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs   
Fragile Entity  by Melissa Marr

The Poison Diaries  by Maryrose Wood  
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough   
Vesper  by Jeff Sampson

If I Stay  by Gayle Forman  
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally  

That's all I got. How about you? What did you get in your mailbox? Leave a comment and I'll drop by! :)


Just a Lil Lost said...

Hehe that is QUITE the massive haul of books! :P It was SO much fun to hang out on Friday and go book shopping!!

And you're welcome on the eagle-eyes for Miss Peregrine's.. that's seriously an amazing deal!

Michele | IMM | 2-Book Giveaway

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Wow, what an amazing pile! So many beautiful covers and pages to read! Miss Peregrine's book creeps me out, I don't know if I'm going to be able to open it again and actually read it, lol! I just got the Wicked Lovely series too, can't wait to start on those! and I am dying to get my hands on The Iron Fey series!
Enjoy your books :)

Here's my IMM:

Amanda @Stuck In YA Books said...

Thats soo awesome!! <3 The Mephisto Covenant!! Cant wait to read Hemlock!! Have an awesome week!!

Grace Fonseca said...

OMG. Look at how many awesome books you got. Kind of makes my IMM look small in comparision. Love the new layout a lot. Great new header too.

Giselle said...

Wowzers Evie! Are you on the HEmlock tour too? :D I'm so excited to get my copy have you just stared at that cover since you got it? That's what I'm going to do! And Smoke and Bone!! EEEP! Can't wait to see what you think! :D

Hushed Paradox said...

I'm blown away at the amount of books you got. Woooooo.
That will keep you busy.

roro said...

njoy all
woow a lot
ma'am looking 4ward 2 those reviews


Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books said...

I am so out of the loop apparently. I've been slacking in my blog reading lately as a lot was going on as well for me.

You moved? To Ontario I assume (the Toronto book buying trip sounds like fun - great deals too). Glad your move went well!

Love the layout of the blog. It's very pretty and cute!

Lexie said...

That haul is both huge and absolutely amazing. Have fun. <3 Daughter and If I Stay are absolutely incredible. And the photos in Miss Peregrine's are GORGEOUS. Haven't read the rest, but I hope you enjoy them! :)

Fara said...

That is the biggest book haul that I have ever seen! So many books that I'm jealous of. But awesome haul anyway!

Drop by my IMM?

Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads said...

OMG my dear Evie you MUST READ If I Stay! HOLY COW!! and then OMG!! make sure you have right beside you Where She Went! that one is one of the best contemporary books ever written! OMG OMG OMG!! READ THEM ASAP!!! I have the review of both books in my blog =). I hope you love them once you read them!!
Delicious IMM btw! XDD

Btw, where did you move? across the country? does that mean you are in the East side now? aaaaaaah!!!! I hope we are closer now my dear!! muah!!

have a great Sunday!! =D

Orchid said...

Goodness, that is a ton of awesome in your IMM.
So many great sounding titles. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on a few of them (the ones I kind of want toread but am not sure about).

Happy reading. =)

Book Passion for Life said...

So so many awesome books hun! Hope you enjoy them! ~ Donna

Fall Into Books said...

Wow! So jealous that you got a Pure ARC! Looking forward to your reviews! New follower here. :D Love the blog!


Erica said...

Hemlock and Vicious Deep look SO great. And Catching Jordan is FABULOUS. Happy reading :)

Anna said...

Holy moly lady, what a haul!!! I really hope you love Hemlock, I've been dying to get my hands on that one! Also, I really hope you find time to read everything HA!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Jessirae said...

Love love love all the books you got and the way you pictured them. So cute :] You're so lucky you got The Vicious Deep. I really want to read that book! And Yay for the ARC of Pure <3 I still have to read my copy of Iron Knight and I'm currently reading DoSaB now and it's wonderful. I hope you enjoy all the books you got! They all look really good. Happy reading :]


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Amazing book haul, Evie! Ejoy al your wonderful reads, and I'm glad the move went well! ;)

bookworm105 said...

A lot of books. good luck on reading them. looking forward to the reviews.

Rebecca said...

You truly got some amazing looking books! Gosh, I don't even know where to start, lol! But I seriously can't wait to dive into Lies Beneath, that's for sure! Enjoy. :D


aparajita said...

that is really one big haul you have here, so jealous....I had already read a few of them and I got Lies Beneath from netgalley too...

check mine here -

Stepping Out of the Page said...

Wow, what a huge haul! I'm very jealous of you. I hope that you enjoy them all. I loved The Poison Diaries - it's set where I live, which made it extra special for me. :)

Here's my IMM. :)


Melliane said...

So many books! I hope you'll like them all. Iron knight was an amazing book like Lies beneath. Enjoy!


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

How pretty and shiny new they all are. Love that always exciting when you have a giant stack :)

Kathy said...

Eeep! Hemlock! I am dying to read it. I can't wait. Sounds amazing.

It's funny to see the book I got you in this. I hope you like it when you finally read it (if you haven't already).

If I Stay and Where She Went are both fantastic!

Amazing mailbox this week! So many awesome titles.

Amy said...

Wow!! So many awesome books! Hemlock and Monstrous Beauty are two that I am really looking forward to. Happy reading!! Here's my IMM

Krista said...

What an awesome IMM! I just got Once a Witch too, heard great things about it. Hemlock looks really good too. Happy reading :)
my IMM

Krista - Nawanda Files

Angie said...

You got a ton of amazing book! Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of my favorites last year!

I really want to read Monstrous Deep and The Viscous Deep!!!

Happy Reading!

IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

Carina Olsen said...

Uhm, wow. You have gotten loads of amazing books! :D I really hope you enjoy them all :) <3
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

MoonStar said...

Awesome :D
Several of those books I would love to own :P Hope you enjoy :D

Rapunzel (Escape the Tower) said...

Holy %%%$$#^%$!

Okay I probably one of the many who skipped the text in the beginning and went straight to the pictures only to zoom back to the texts when I saw just how many books that you had.

There are so many amazing books that you got in the past month that I can't decide which one is my favorite.

Happy reading and I hope you settle your new home fast. Good luck with the unpacking.

Kat said...

That's an insane amount of books to receive in one month! There's so many that I want to read here that I don't even know which one to comment on!

Getting Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for only $5 is amazing! I still have yet to read it, and I wish that I could have found it for an awesome price like that! Happy reading!

manda-rae said...

Holy cow! That's a lot of books. There's a lot in that pile that are awesome and a lot on my to-read list. Happy reading!!


Eat, Sleep, READ! said...

Hey, just wondering how do you get all these books? With autographs!? How!? Please tell.

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Evie, I don't know what else to say except that this IMM is epic. I know I'm late commenting, but I am SO psyched for you and all the awesome books you received. :) Hemlock! I am super excited for that one.

Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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