In My Mailbox #4
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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which allows bloggers to share what books they’ve received in the past week. They can be from stores, contests, tours or publishers!

Wake by Lisa McMann (purchased)
Gone by Lisa McMann (purchased)
Die For Me by Amy Plum (purchased)
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (purchased)
The Devouring by Simon Holt (purchased)
Soulstice by Simon Holt (purchased)
The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross (purchased)
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent (purchased)
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (purchased)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (purchased)
Intertwined by Gena Showalter (purchased)
Unraveled by Gena Showalter (purchased)
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (purchased)
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (purchased)
Fallen by Lauren Kate (purchased)
Torment by Lauren Kate (purchased)
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (purchased)
Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon (purchased)
White Cat by Holly Black (library)
The Secret To Lying by Todd Mitchell (library)
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (library)
Frostbite by Richelle Mead (library)
Captivate by Carrie Jones (library)
My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey (library)
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (library)

As you can see, my mailbox went into overload this week. Lots of my bookdepository orders arrived (every single book packaged individually), but I still have a couple more I’m waiting on. I went to the city this week with my friend Brittany from Nice Girls Read Books and we stalked all the bookstores we could find. We nearly got stuck in a back alley tow away zone trying to find a park for one of the little independent bookshops. City driving, not fun… On top of the 12 books that arrived in the mail, I grabbed 6 at the shops on impulse and picked up 7 more from the big library in the city. Out of all of these, I’d read six already (Wake, My Soul To Take, Intertwined, Unraveled, Clockwork Angel and Infinity) but I needed them for my collection. I especially love the shiny foil coverslip on Clockwork Angel, it looks great sitting beside my TMI hardbacks.

Link up to your mailbox and I’ll be sure to check it out!

35 Responses to this Post
  • Frosy says:

    Those are GREAT books! I’m dying to get my hands on Die For Me. I have heard so much about it! Looking forward to your review!

    • Brett says:

      Yes, I’ve been wanting it for a while. Don’t think I’ll get around to it this month though, too many library books. I’ve stopped reserving stuff however. So it’s at the top of my list for July.

  • Good Lord, did you plunder your local bookstore? LOL
    I read the first 4 books (I adore Die For Me, reading it for the 3rd time right now), The Girl in the Steel Corset & Clockwork Angel (excellent steampunk^^), White Cat (Holly Black at her best) and Fallen, which was not so much for me…
    Happy reading! I’m looking forward to your reviews of the Holt and Kenyon books, never heard of the authors but the covers look gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    My Mailbox is coming tomorrow in the usual spot.
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

    • Brett says:

      I’ve been seeing Girl in the Steel Corset everywhere so I just had to get it to see for myself. I’m starting White Cat this week hopefully. I don’t like the Australian cover for it so I’ll probably have to import it for the one with the guy on the front if I buy it.

      I bought those Simon Holt books based soley on the covers, I skimmed through the first chapter though and it does sound alright. The first of the Kenyon books is good, lots of high school jocks turning into zombies.

  • Raimy says:

    WOW! amazing amount of books! I think id cry if that many turned up at once though, how did you know where to begin!! lol
    Hope you enjoy!!

    • Brett says:

      It was fun seeing the post van turning up day after day. I had seven packages hidden behind a pot plant on my front porch when I got home Wednesday hehe. I’m a bit annoyed at myself for getting so many library books out though. I want to start reading all the good looking books I’ve been buying but I have no time.

  • Hope you enjoy your massive big pile of books. I loved White Cat by Holly Black, and the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead was awesome!

    Love to hear what you think of all these πŸ™‚

  • WOW that’s a big pile o’books.

    I’ve read the VA series and it’s awesome. And you can’t go wrong with J.R. Ward.

    Here’s my IMM

  • Thanks for stopping by. I’m now following you back. You have some really great books there. Just after a cursory glance I saw 4 of my faves that I have read so far this year. Enjoy!

  • mfay2 says:

    Each book was delivered individually?! Your mailbox was super busy this week! That’s a lot of books!

  • Great stash. I like your blog.

  • Wow, what a haul! I think your library and bookstores must be out of books now that you’ve been through them! ^-^

    I personally am a fan of the AU cover of White Cat over the US one. I love that it looks like crinkly paper and the cat is adorable. (:

    Enjoy your books this week!

    My IMM: http://tinyurl.com/3kbbsfm

  • Wow what a great mailbox! I’ve only read The Girl in the Steel Corset and Lover Eternal but they all look like amazing books. Happy Reading! Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

  • Valia Lind says:

    Ive read 11 of those books and they are GREAT! πŸ™‚ I really hope you enjoy The girl in the steel corset!!! I’d love to hear what you think about it!
    Happy reading! And thanks for stoping by my blog.

  • Stephanie says:

    WOAH WOAH WOAH. That photo looks amazing with all those books! I love quite a few of these, but Unearthly especially stands out. I love the U.S. cover we have, but I have to admit your Aussie one wins with its prettiness.

    Happy reading! Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m your newest follower! πŸ™‚

  • Kat says:

    You got some really great books! I really want to read the Wake/Dream Catcher series! Wish that I had more bookstores to stalk than the major chains.

  • Amanda says:

    Go QLDers! I saw the hardbacks of Lauren’s books in Big W and was so tempted but already has the first one in paperback. And yowza! That is overload (though always heaps of fun when u get so many, it’s like Christmas). I’ve read 12 from all of those and loved them all! Unearthly would be my favourite though. I know what u mean bout the back alleys too. Doing that in Brisbane is not fun. Can’t wait for the reviews! I’m a follower now too!

  • Vampire academy series are great I loved it alot!! and the fallen novels are supposed to great aswell according to my sisters anyway!

  • Katie says:

    Omg, that’s overwhelming. I love your Mailbox c: I have Clockwork Angel on my tbr pile and can’t wait to read The girl in the steel corset and Stracrossed.

    Happy reading!

  • Mia says:

    WHOA! Awesome haul!! I hope you enjoy reading them πŸ˜‰ Check out my IMM for this week

    P.S. Thanks for following my blog! Followed you back πŸ˜‰

  • Wow, you got a lot of awesome ones this week. I love Lauren Kate’s books, Holly Black is awesome! Demonsglass was probably one of the best sequels I’ve read this year!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • I’ve had the pleasure of reading a lot of the books you got and you’re really in for a treat! The Girl in the Steel Corset is especially a favourite of mine, Rachel Vincent is just amazing, and I can’t wait to read Demonglass – Hex Hall left me with so many questions!
    Happy reading!

  • Oh, and I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog – one of the books is Twisted (signed) by Gena Showalter if you’re interested!

  • Tara says:

    You got a ton of great books this week! I loved the Devouring and Unearthly and Demonglass! So good. Hope you enjoy them all!

  • Ruby says:

    This is quite a haul. I’m impressed. I’m rarely able to convince myself to buy books and their sequels until I’ve tried out the first one. Happy reading!

  • WOW!!! That is a ton of awesome books!! Enjoy!

    Here’s my IMM

  • Aylee says:

    Woah, look at all those amazing books! Awesome. Happy reading!

  • Darkfallen says:

    WOW thats a great stack!! We are lots in common if I base it off the books you have there *winks* And there is nothing better then spending a day stalking bookstores!!

    New follower here btw:)

    Heres our IMM over at Paranormal Wastelands! And if you take a look around the wastelands you just might find a giveaway hidden in plain site;)

  • Alison says:

    Great set! I loved Die for Me and Demonglass. Lots of good books.
    My IMM

  • Alison says:

    Oh…I forgot. New follower!

  • Em says:

    WOW! So many great books. I’m so jealous.I loved Die for Me and Starcrossed. Those are two great debut novels for 2011!

  • Sonia says:

    Oh my GOODNESS O_O That is awesome! I hope you enjoy reading all of those – they look great. I’ve only read 7 of those (I’m on the 8th, actually) but they were all really good! Happy reading πŸ™‚ New follower.

  • Small Review says:

    Wow, that’s a super huge mailbox! I loved Starcrossed and Unearthly. They had a lot of similar features I liked. The Devouring was also a really fun horror story. I haven’t read the sequels yet though. Hope you enjoy all your books!

  • Lynossa says:

    Nice haul! I’ve seen some of the books I’m dying to read it. This will be a great list of summer reading for you!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Nicole says:

    We read and review a lot of the same books! HA HA. Good taste. πŸ˜‰
    I like reading your reviews! Let me know your thoughts!