Sunday, April 22, 2012

In My Mailbox #9

Hello, honorary librarians!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kristy at The Story Siren. Here's what my poor mailman had to carry around this week:

Blood of the Demon by Diana Rowland
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Second GRave on the Left by Darynda Jones
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
These are all book I either owned in e-format, or already owned but gave away. In any case, I loved them all so much that I just had to order physical copies/replace them. Now I can look at them on my shelf and reread them a trillion times if I want to. (I also hug them occasionally, psssst.)

I also bought: 

Don't you just love the new paperback edition of Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys? That is one of the most amazing books I've ever read, so powerful and touching, and although it has many covers, this one is my favorite. I preordered Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz the second I finished reading the arc. I know I'll want to reread it many times in the future. I'm also incredibly excited about The Book of Blood and Shadow. This is one of those times when I simply had to have the paperback because the cover is so much prettier. I'll be reading/reviewing it sometime next week.

Here's some of what I received for review: 

A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery
Immortal City by Scott Speer
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (I accidentally received an extra copy of Struck so I'll probably give it away sometime next week.)

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Echoes of the Past by Tim Marquitz
Clarity by Kim Harrington

Thank you to HarperCollins UK, Scholastic UK, Macmillan, HarperTeen and Tim Marquitz.

I apologize for the messy formatting. Blogger has a mind of its own today.

What did you get this week?


  1. What a fantastic IMM! Love your books! And I can tell you that at this moment I am reading first grave on the right. And I think it is awesome! Hope you would enjoy al of your new books :D

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  2. Gone, Gone, Gone sounds amazing, I just had a look on Goodreads and will definitely have to add it to my TBR list! I still love the cover for Struck, and the new cover for Between Shades of Grey is stunning, too. Happy reading!

  3. You got some fantastic books this week, Maja! I have the same copy of The Book of Blood and Shadow but I still haven't read it and I have read good things about the Replacement so it must be good if you just had to order yourself a copy. I also want Gone, gone, gone and Between Shades of Grey!

  4. Wow! what a selection, you've done well this week.

  5. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Book of Blood and Shadow. I really hope you'll love it! I also love the new cover for Between Shades of Gray...though I haven't read the book yet. I will day. ;) Lots of goodies for you this week Maja. Hope you enjoy reading them all!

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  6. Oh, Something Strange and Deadly! I hope you'll enjoy reading the book, Maja! The cover is very pretty. Between Shades of Gray also has a really beautiful cover! I really need to read my copy of The Book of Blood and Shadow, I heard that it's amazing. Awesome mailbox, Maja! Happy reading! :)

    Sorry for the deleted comment, I messed up a bit! x(

  7. OOooh very nice!! The first pic has a lot of good books! I still gotta read the last 2 of Darynda's books, as well as Kevin's, but the first ones were AWESOME!

    Hope you enjoy all those fab books!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. My goodness! you got awesome books this week! enjoy them all!! ^.^

    Happy reading <3

    Dazzling Reads

  9. Aww Maja!! Amazing mailbox!! Between Shades of Gray, I've read it's beautiful <3 And Gone, gone, gone!!! I can't wait to read it! :) ;) Great, great mailbox! Enjoy all your amazing books this week ;) :)

  10. enjoy all
    yes those paperbacks r pretty

  11. Not too shabby Maya :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love the Darynda Jones series and hope you have fun reading them as well.

  12. Oh my. I'm salivating at your IMM :) I can't wait to read your reviews, ladies! Have a great week.

  13. I want Clarity and Gone, Gone, Gone so bad! lol. Awesome haul!=D

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  14. Wow, a bunch of these are on my to-read or wishlist!! Amazing mailbox this week! :D

    IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  15. AWESOME week. O_O The Replacement, Gone, Gone, Gone, Between Shades of Gray, The Book of Blood and Shadow, Struck, Something Strange & Deadly, Clarity . . . very high levels of awesome. Also, regarding The Book of Blood and Shadow, I wish they had those paperbacks in the US; the US hardcover is nice, but that cover is just gorgeous. I'm tempted to order one of those.

  16. What an awesome IMM. Those are ones I wouldn't mind owning either! :D I snagged Something Strange and Deadly last week I think, I'm hoping it's worth it!

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  17. OMG Awesome mailbox...I love the Charley Davidson series!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my IMM

  18. Maja awesome mailbox this week, I can't wait to see what you think of The Book of Blood and Shadow, you're so right the paperback is much more beautiful! I still have to read The Replacement I didn't know you loved it! Off to check your review! Happy reading! :)

  19. Wow!!! Great books! I'm really interested to see what you think of The Book of Blood and Shadow, and the Grave books by D. Jones!!! I look for your comments ;)

  20. the Charley Davidson series is just awesome! Enjoy all your new reads!

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  21. (I also hug them occasionally, psssst.)

    Oh Maja, you are my favourite =)!
    I really want to read the First Grave on the Right series! I also adore the UK covers. I have a list of books going that I want the UK version of and I am hoping to order them for myself soon!

    Between Shades of Gray has been on my radar for a while and I really want to pick it up soon!

    These are fabulous books -- just like you!

    (Ps -- I moved! now!)

  22. omg the cover for Something Strand and Deadly looks amazing! Great IMM

    new follower :)

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  23. The Book of Blood and Shadow is supposed to be so good. And yay for the copies of Charley Davidson!

    Our IMM is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  24. Something Strange looks really good. I I've been wanting to get to Darynda Jones. Nice haul, Maja. You have a lot to keep you busy! :)

  25. Hahaha your poor mailman, indeed! x) (My mailman is just lucky that he usually comes around while I'm still at school -- otherwise I'd probably give him the biggest bear hug! Just like you hug your books <3)

    But you have some AMAZING books this week, Maja! I know how that you didn't like Struck as much as you hoped, but I'm super-happy that you DID like Clarity -- and I've heard some interesting things about Something Strange and Deadly and some awesome things about The Book of Blood and Shadow! I'm excited to hear your thoughts on those ones too :) Have a FANTASTIC day, Maja! <3

  26. You have such exciting covers for things over there. I'm always so jealous! I love the way the spines for the Jones series look. Perhaps a picture of your bookshelf is in order? (read: I want to see your bookshelves) Also, I'm really liking Hounded so far:) x

  27. Oh wow all those Darynda Jones books. She so rocks. I am corresponding with her assitant right now and setting up a read along for First Grave in August you must join in. I really want to read more of Kevin Hearne. That Bright Fear book has a gorgoeus cover. Happy reading, Maja

  28. Excuse me while I...........

    REYES!!!!!!!! *faints* Yes, I can definitely understand the need to have him on your shelf, which reminds me, I need to get myself a copy of Third Grave Dead Ahead!

    There is lots to love in your stash this week, Maja. I might be a little green with envy right now. ;)

  29. Ruta Sepetys has written a wonderful book <3 I liked everyone of them in your mailbox. Happy reading!


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