Saturday, October 15, 2011

In My Mailbox (2) - I'm Back!

Hi everyone! After eons, I’m finally posting my IMM. I’ve been half-MIA for weeks now. The books have been piling up – good thing the sembreak started, so I can do something about that massive pile.
In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren. It aims to encourage blogger interaction and to explore the newly acquired books of several bloggers.

I’ll start with the ones I bought because this is the first time that I spent my money on books. My money and not my mom’s or my dad’s. After 19 years of existence, I finally have a work!

Anyhoo – these are what I bought (sorry for the crappy pictures – I don’t have steady hands):

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Just started this. Amazing. Prague? Karou? Wow.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (loved it! Reviewed here.)
Matched by Ally Condie – I know everyone on the planet have read Matched aside from me. Now, I’m going to catch up in time for Crossed’s release.
Fateful by Claudia Gray – I love Claudia Gray! Looking forward to starting this one.

Borrowed from Kai of Amaterasu Reads!

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa Mcmann
Waterfall by Lisa Bergren (finished – it’s amazing)
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson

For Review:

Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout (ARC)
Far From the War by Jeffrey David Payne
The Chair by James L. Rubart (ARC) - this one is adult but it sounds interesting
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto (ARC)
Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett (ARC) – surprised with this one! I never thought they’d send me a copy!
Dragonwood by Janet Lee Carey (signed ARC) – read the first few pages. It’s good!
I’m not Her by Janet Gurtler
If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
Destined by Jessie Harrell (signed ARC) – eeep! Cupid and Psyche retelling!

From and For Pinoy Book Tours:

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton – one signed for me and one signed for a blog tour!
The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees (for Pinoy Book Tours) – Charming. Reviewed here.
The Carrier of the Mark (for Pinoy Book Tours) – Loved it! Reviewed here.


Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – excited for this! I will read its Spanish version – Desde mi Cielo – soon!


Lots of The Faerie Ring bookmarks, which will be shared with bloggers participating in The Faerie Ring blog tour. Lots of swag from Spencer Hill Press too! Signed Bloodspell, signed XVI and signed Destined bookmarks – love them.

A big thanks to:
Kai from Amaterasu Reads, Kate from Spencer Hill, Jeffrey, Kiki, Marissa, Ksenia from Feiwel and Friends, Pinoy Book Tours, Jennifer from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Janet, Sourcebooks Fire, Berns and Jessie!

That’s all for IMM this week. What did you get? Please leave your links and I’ll visit later!


  1. My Preciouuuuussssssssss!! You're back! *cheers* And what better way than to return than with a post full of amazing books? And wow, so many hot titles. LOVE so many of these, cannot WAIT to read your thoughts. And ohmygosh yes, isn't DOSAB amazing? Sigh.

    So jealous of Half Blood and Dragonswood, excited to read those. Enjoy! :)

  2. love that Destined is now part of your collection -- hope you love it!

  3. @Brodie I'm baaaaack!! :) I promise to be a good blogger and try to read at least 50% of my TBR this sembreak. ;) Yes!! DOSAB is perfect! Want. More. In fact, I'm tempted to continue reading it now.

    Dragonswood! It's quite good. :) Half-Blood - VA-like! You'll love it!

  4. Fantastic haul! Oh I'm a fan of those books <3 *eyes your ARC of Half Blood* How'd you get that? I didn't think SHP sent print ARCs internationally! O_O *grabby hands*

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Precious! great books! i’m excited to read Daughter of smoke and bone too!

    here’s my IMM:

    old follower:)

  6. OMG. What a fabulous array of awesomeness. I adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Enjoy!

  7. That's one crazy big haul you've got!
    And you have your hands on Dragonswood! I can't wait to read that one =)

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    My IMM:

  8. Oh man. You got some wickedly cool books. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

  9. So many great books, I don't even know where to start

  10. I haven't read Matched! Actually, a friend of mine did not have very nice things to say about it and so haven't had any interest. Hope u like it though :) I started reading Anna Dressed In Blood a week or two ago and I don't know. I just haven't latched onto Cas. Hope it gets better.
    Overall, you have gotten some of the coolest books around at the moment. Have fun with them all! I'll have to look into getting a copy of Waterfall. It somehow escaped my notice :)

  11. Wow, so many awesome books in one single post! I'm a little bit jealous of you having The Faerie Ring, Half-Blood and Hunting Lila - they're very high on my to-read list. :D And I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and need to read Fateful and Anna Dressed in Blood and Destined soon, since they're sitting on my shelf. :)

    Have a lovely week,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  12. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful haul! I love Smoke and Bone and Anna Dressed in Blood. I'm really excited to get into Hunting Lila I just ordered it last week.

    Xpresso Reads

  13. Matched was great, i hope you like it. you got so many nice books this week! and swag!

  14. As always, wonderful books this week! I have a few fun things going on my blog right now, too. I have three giveaways Signed ARC of Out of OZ, Love and Marriage Giveaway, October Book Giveaways and they have a total of 13 books and a swag pack you can win. Stop by to check it out!

    I hope you have a fabulous week of reading!

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  15. Awesome books! I'm so jealous. I really want to read Cryer's Cross, Hunting Lila, Imaginary Girls... pretty much all of your haul! Enjoy your books!

    Books of Amber

  16. Great mailbox! I haven't read Matched either, so you're not alone! Enjoy!

  17. What a great week! I can't wait to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I'm reading Faerie Ring right now and liking it.
    My IMM

  18. I also got Matched this week! Haha I know how you must have felt when it seemed like everybody else already read it. You really got an awesome haul this week! Imaginary Girls looks really interesting. (:

  19. Hey thanks for dropping by my IMM sorry if it took me ages to check out yours.

    Loved the Dragonwood cover, Hades i didnt really enjoy the first book but I might try reading it again soon, anyway great haul. :)

  20. AWESOME books!
    So jealous of Janet Gurtler's books!