Sunday, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox #8

Hello guys, this is the eighth week The Nocturnal Library participates in this great meme "In My Mailbox" hosted by Kristy at The Story Siren, where we share with other bloggers the books we got during the week, hoping to give you some ideas on what to read next.

Let's see what Maja got this week in her mailbox:

It’s been two weeks since our last IMM post and in that time, I’ve received quite a few books, as usual. I’ll only mention the ones I’m most excited about, otherwise you’d all have to spend the rest of the day reading this post. Author Tim Marquitz, whose books I love more than I could ever put into words, was kind enough to send me Corrupts Absolutely, an anthology in which, apparently, twenty authors offered their visions of what it might be like to be superhuman in today’s world. To say that I’m excited about reading it would be a serious understatement.

Partials by Dan Wells turned out to be more fun than I expected and I ended up reading the entire thing in less than a day. 
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire is the best new urban fantasy I’ve read in a long while. My copy of Froi of the Exiles finally arrived - I preordered it even before I received the ARC on Netgalley. 
I bought a hardcover copy of Chime because the price was significantly lowered at The Book Depository, and last but not least, Mr. Ferguson Kindle finally got his Gelaskins. You can see the results HERE and HERE.

As for me, I got some really great books this week. My awesome co-blogger and bestest friend Maja sent me ANOTHER book for my birthday (you might remember she sent The King of Attolia a couple of weeks ago). This time, she couldn't restrain herself and sent me a copy of a book she definitely loves and worships The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Now I really don't have any more excuses not to read it (not that I didn't want to in the first place) and I actually already started it.
The second book I got is Illuminate by Aimee Agresti, courtesy of the lovely girls at The Readventurer.


The last book I got is The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland, courtesy of Netgalley, which has a very enticing cover and title but that unfortunately didn't live up to my expectations (you can read my sad review here).

That's all for this week folks but before we say goodbye we just wanted to let you know that this week we're VERY excited to participate with a guest post in the Marchetta Madness meme hosted by Chachic's Book Nook where some of us will be talking about all the reasons why we simply love Melina Marchetta and her fabulous books!

Have a great week everybody!


  1. Oooh, lots of goodies. :) I love that cover of Scorpio Races!

  2. Corrupts Absolutely? sounds like something I would enjoy. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  3. I started partials last night and so far so good..though it was late so I fell asleep. Good to know it continues to be good :D

  4. I've never seen that copy of Scorpio Races before. Are Seanan McGuire's UF books as good as the Newslesh ones?

    I'm SUPER interested to hear how that anthology is. Sounds cool!

    Glad you got Illuminate, L:)

  5. Nice haul, Lisa. I hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races. I'm going to get to Partials soon and I've been hearing so many good things about it. Glad you liked it as well. :)

    1. I need to read that too... I'm already behind on my challenge :( damn life, getting in the way :D

  6. I didn't know that Seanan McGuire had a new UF out! Is it an adult series? Looks like you guys got a nice haul!

    1. Yup, adult and pretty awesome. Excellent worldbuilding. Definitely check it out, Catie, it's really great UF.

  7. Maja - I have been wondering about Partials, I think I want to read it too

    And Lisa, I love that cover of Scorpio Races and I keep seeing the Summer My Life Began, it looks good!

  8. I've seen Partials everywhere and Chime sounds really good. Also love that cover of The Scorpio Races!!

    Happy Reading!
    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

  9. Nice haul! I love the covers of Discount Armageddon and Chime! Enjoy your loot.

    Happy Reading,
    Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart
    My IMM

  10. Nice! These are new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Partials is hands down one of the best I have read in 2012..can't wait to hear your thoughts...Lovely mailbox my dear!

  12. Awesome new books this week! I have The Scorpio Races waiting for me, but I haven't read it yet. Enjoy your books;)
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  13. Is this edition to remind me of all the books I keep meaning to get round to? Partials, Illuminate, Froi of the Exiles, and Chime are all waiting to be read on my shelves. ;) You both got some great looking books that I hope you'll enjoy.

    Also, I feel like I should ask about Mr. Ferguson... O_o

  14. Oh, I've been meaning to read Partials and The Scorpio Races since forever! Illuminate looks super awesome, and I'm sorry that The Summer My Life Began doesn't work for you! Awesome haul this week! Happy reading, Lisa and Maja! <3

  15. Awesome mailbox :D The Scorpio Races is amazing. <3 And I hope you'll love it :D It is just soooo good. <3 ;) Enjoy it all :D
    Love, Carina

  16. Partials is quickly rising to the top of my to-read list because I keep hearing great things about it. I'm surprised (and excited), because when I first heard about it, I marked it as one to read, but I guess I really wasn't expecting all that much from it. I'm excited to check it out for myself though and see what everyone's talking about!

  17. Lisa in Maja!! Great books you've got this week!! :) I haven't read The Scorpio Races yet! And Illuminate looks so so good! Enjoy your books this week girls :)


  18. I got Partials this week too, I just have to fit it into my reading schedule somehow :-/ Along with The Scorpio Races and The Summer My Life Began! Great bunch of books this week!


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