Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Post (6)

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I don't write these posts nearly often enough so when I finally do, there's far too much to share. Here are some of the reviews I posted in the last few weeks:

  • Yesterday, my review of Cat Winters' amazing debut, In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I'm pretty sure this book will get quite a few literary awards so hurry up and pre-order a copy if you don't already have one. :)
  • The lovely Sarah Skilton, author of BRUISED, wrote a guest post in which she talked about her main character, Imogen. Bruised is another debut I simply adored, so make sure to read her post and enter to win a signed hardcover copy of Bruised. 
  • I reviewed Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
  • Jill Hathaway, author of IMPOSTOR and SLIDE, described a day in the writing life
  • And finally, the long anticipated seventh book in the Mercy Thompson series, FROST BURNED, came out. You can read my review here.

Here are some of the books I received:

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer

Sanctum by Sarah Fine (because clearly I needed a hardcover)
The Trouble With Fate by Leigh Evans

Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood
Frost by Kathryn James
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

As for my new ebooks, here are just a few:



Next week, I'll be posting my reviews of Matched by Ally Condie (audiobook), 'Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre and Karen Duvall, Thursday, Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys and The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. My stop on the Wasteland blog tour is also coming up this Thursday. I'm pretty excited about it.

As always, thank you to HarperCollins, Tor UK, Orbit UK and Hachette Children's. 
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. If you're a fellow blogger, please leave me a link to your post and I'll visit back right away. :)


  1. now youve got me thinking i should get an hard copy of sanctum

    also, i missed your review yesterday, which sounds like a book i would very much love <3

  2. Such an awesome haul!!:)

    I LOVED Dark Inside!! I just read Mist & I'm looking forward to getting stuck into Frost! Would love The Shadow Girl - it sounds awesome!!

    Enjoy all these pretties, Maja! :) x

  3. Wow! Talk about an amazing haul! I'm looking forward to Chaos of the Stars, Blackout, and A Darkness Strange and Lovely! Enjoy your reading. Will look for your reviews!

  4. I REALLY want a copy of Unbreakable lol. My copy of Frost Burned came the other day but I don't have time to read it yet. I have Undone too which I hope to be able to get to soon, and I really enjoyed Sweet Evil, hope you do too. I look forward to your reviews this week. Happy Reading hun :)

  5. Very nice! Seeing a lot of Chaos of the Stars! Thinking I might need to try requesting that one! Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY! I am dying to read that one, so I hope you enjoy it! Also, I'm curious about your upcoming review for Clockwork Princess, mostly because I didn't like it at all. I've heard a lot of good things about Eleanor and Park as well as Gone Girl, so I can't wait to hear your thoughts on those. Sweet Evil seems to have been a hit-or-miss with most people, which is why I'm still so torn over starting it. I do hope you enjoy it, though, and lovely haul, Maja! :)

    P.S. - I read Bruised yesterday and LOVED it! A million thanks for the rec!(:

  7. DRAGON BOUND and FROST BURNED, FTW!! And I'm so excited about those ebooks -- I requested WAAY too many this week and want a month to read the all!

  8. Ahh, so jealous that you have Unbreakable! I'm currently reading Undone, and oh my gosh Ben! <3

  9. Great haul! I've heard great things about Gone Girl. I hope you enjoy!

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  10. I got Gone Girl as well, I hope it lives up to the hype. :)

    Happy reading!
    My haul

  11. Is that the UK cover of E&P? I can't decide which cover I like better. I'm jealous you got Unbreakable. Can't wait to read that one. And Sweet Evil was awesome. You got some good reads ahead of you.My Sunday Post

  12. Really lovely books, Maja!!! Gorgeous haul! I'll be keeping an eye for my own copy of Cat Winters - I saw your marvelous review yesterday and am now determined more than ever to read this book.
    Enjoy all! :)

  13. I am excited for you that you got so many great books this week, especially A Darkness Strange and Lovely! I am dying to read that one myself!
    Congrats to you on all the great books!

  14. YOUR MAILBOX IS MADE OF SO MUCH WIN MAJA!!! *flails about excitedly* I've already expressed my extreme jealousy over the fact that you have UNBREAKABLE. I'm literally dying a little inside with each day that it's not in my hands. Can't wait to see what you think of it. So excited for Ben's POV in Undone too:) AND SWEET EVIL! YAAAAAAAY! I really hope you like that one!

  15. Eleanor and Park looks great, I've heard a lot of good things about it. Looking forward to your review! I read Bunheads and Gone Girl recently - Bunheads was okay, but I absolutely loved Gone Girl!

  16. Great haul this week! I love the cover of The Chaos of Stars. Enjoy!

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  17. I'm reading The Trouble With Fate right now. It's a bit slow but I'm getting there. It took me some time to get used to the writing. Anyhow I must check your review for In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Great books Maja :)

  18. What a wonderful haul - I really can't wait to read my copy of Frost Burned next weekend and I would love to get my hands on a copy of The Trouble With Fate! Happy reading this week!

  19. You have Unbreakable! I can't wait to see what you think of it! I've already been hearing some great things about that book. :) I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Eleanor and Park, too. It seems like everybody has been enjoying that one! And Gone Girl and Black Out and Sweet Evil... ahh! You've had a great week! :)

    Enjoy your new books, lovely!

  20. Tons of lovelies! I should really check out Sanctum, I've heard nothing but fantastic things about it. Dragon Bound is one paranormal romance I must check out, even considering how picky I am when it comes to that genre. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Black Out! Hope you have a fabulous week Miss Maja. :D
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  21. Yay for Gone Girl, Unbreakable and Sweet Evil Maja! As you know Gone Girl was one of my all time favourite reads last year, so I hope it leaves as much of a lasting impression with you too! There has been so much hype surrounding Sweet Evil, that I couldn't resist it any longer, let me know if you're interested in a read-along! I hope you enjoy all the rest of your books too hun! :)

  22. I am so jealous that you got Unbreakable, Maja! I sent a request email for that book to HarperTeen, but they ignored my email I think. :(
    Anyways, you have to let me know how Unbreakable goes for you. I am so excited for its release. Everyone has been raving about Eleanor and Park. I'm interested in hearing what you think of it.
    Enjoy your fabulous haul, Maja! :)

  23. Aaah Unbreakable!! So excited to get to that one after the enjoyment of Unraveling! So curious about the novella, as well. People seem to be HUGE fans of Sweet Evil, Eleanor & Park, and Gone Girl so I hope you get as much out of those ones as everyone else! I'm also pretty interested in Kiersten White's new book - I hope it does well in reviews. Well, you've clearly had a great week! I CANNOT wait to read your thoughts on Clockwork Princess!!!

  24. Wow! You got the best books from HC. I can't ever get anything from them they are so stingy in the U.s. Yeah for Sanctum! Oh I can't wait for you to read Gone GIrl that book is a trip. Oh you are reviewing Wasteland? Good luck with that one. I struggled with the world building big time! Have a wonderful week!

  25. I still need to get Gone Girl. I've heard so much amazing things about it. Great book haul!

  26. I've been really curious about Dark Inside—it seems like the kind of novel I'd really like. And Susan Dennard's series looks fabulous, though I haven't managed to read the first book just yet. I loved Robison Well's Variant duology, so I hope you'll be able to tell me that his new book is equally awesome.

    Excellent haul, Maja! I'm really excited to hear your thoughts on just about all of these.

  27. A Darkness Strange and Lovely *faints* ooh I hope its good! womderful haul, I still need to read Gone Girl, it was on my tbr pile for Take Control but I don't think its gonna happen..LOL The Sunday Post

  28. Ooh can't wait to read your Clockwork Princess review! And what an amazing assortment of books this week. SO glad you're going to read Eleanor & Park *happy dance* ~ can't wait to hear what you think of it. Gone Girl too, that book is so polarizing. I still need to read it (like asap, my book club's Gone Girl happy hour is Tuesday). Happy reading! :-)

  29. Some awesome Harper titles you've got there! :) AAACK. I still need to read Sanctum since I remember reading your gorgeous review for it. And Bunheads! That looks like the perfect read for me, since I love ballet. THOSE EDELWEISS HARPER TITLES... *dies* Hope you enjoy ALL of those prettiful books, Maja! <3

  30. A Darkness Strange and Lovely... *sigh*

    Hope you love Dark Inside. It's one of my favorites.

    And I want to let you know that I got the emails from you and Heidi, but can't reply back. My email is being a MAJOR pain! Your authors are fine, I have others in mind. :)

  31. Busy! And some amazing new books. :) Oh, I saw the cover on Facebook by Ann Aguirre for Shannon's story! Eep! Lookin' good!


    Hope you have a great week this week too.

    I have a Sunday Post up this week too, if you'd like to stop by...

  32. I really want to read Sanctum. I guess if you sprung for a hardcover, it's definitely worth reading. ;) It sounds awesome though, I must say. I also really want Eleanor and Park. That has been on my wish list for SUCH a long time!


  33. Great haul! I loved Dark Inside! I have Eleanor&Park on my TBR :) Enjoy!

  34. OMG I'm seeping with jealousy that you got A Darkness Strange and Lovely. OMG. I can't even. I hope you enjoy that, Maja! Will also be on the lookout for your thoughts on Blackout and Chaos of Stars. I know you liked Mind Games (and I reeeeally didn't), but we tend to agree often despite that, so if you like Chaos of Stars I'll most likely give it a shot.

  35. Oh I need to get a hardcover of Sanctum cause she's coming here soon and I need one to get signed!
    You got some amazing books, I'm not even sure where to start! I have Unbreakable but I haven't got (or read) the first one yet. So I guess I need to get busy and do that!

  36. Another HELL YEAH for Mercy Thompson. :) I've read so many conflicting reviews about Gone Girl, I'm curious to hear what you think. Can't wait to see what you review next!


  37. Sanctum and Gone Girl I'm looking forward to reading myself. I'll definitely be interested to hear your thoughts on The Chaos of Stars since I'm really interested to hear your thoughts on that one.

    Fab haul and eekk Eleanor & Park so need to get my hands on a copy of that book!!

  38. Omigosh! That's a lot of books to read :D Sanctum and Fate.

    Great haul and happy reading.


  39. Sweet Evil was great. I've heard such great things about Eleanor & Park. The Chaos of Stars is so pretty!


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