Sunday, 17 April 2011

In My Mailbox (#10)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren.  It's a perfect way to see who's reading and review what.  Awesome!

Now, this week is a big, big week for me: I got my first For Review books!  Four of them!  Four eBooks: three in a series that looks absolutely awesome, and a beautiful one that I'm reviewing and testing to see whether it's suitable for the title "Adult-YA Crossover".  So far, both of them are amazing!

For Review:

Predators of Darkness: Aftermath (The Darkness Series, Book One) by Leonard D. Hilley II (Goodreads | Amazon)
Beyond the Darkness (The Darkness Series, Book Two) by Leonard D. Hilley II (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Game of Pawns (The Darkness Series, Book Three) by Leonard D. Hilley II (Amazon)
Fear What Lurks In The Shadows...
These three books were given to me in eBook form from the author.  I was over the moon: shifters, sci-fi-thriller, paranormal all equal brilliant!  And it is so far - can't wait to see where it all goes.  Thank you Leonard D. Hilley II!

Across Eternity by Aris Whittier (Goodreads | Amazon)
This one was given to me by the author as well.  It's about past-lives and soulmates: amazing!  Techincally it's an adult book, but Aris wanted me to look at it from a 'Reader-of-the-YA-genre' perspective.  So far: loving it!  It's really beautiful, and I haven't come across anything like it before.  Thanks Aris!


Between Shades of Gray
Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, #1)Hush, Hush

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Goodreads | Amazon)
Have You Ever Wondered What A Human Life Is Worth?
I've wanted this one since I saw an interview on a blog whose name I have completely forgotten...  (I'm one of those people who'd forget her own head if it wasn't attached.)  And I have it now, and it looks absolutely amazing!
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, Book One) by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads | Amazon)
Just Because You Can't See Them
Doesn't Mean They Aren't There
I have wanted this since forever, and now I've got it!  *happy dance*  It looks so good, and I've seen positive reviews everywhere saying they loved it.  Can't wait to sink my teeth into it!
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright & David Leslie Johnson (Goodreads | Amazon)
Believe The Legend.  Beware The Wolf.
I saw the movie trailer and I wanted the book there and then.  It looks so good!
Gracling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book One) by Kristin Cashore (Goodreads | Amazon)
I bought Fire a little while ago, the second in the series, so I of course had to buy this one when I found it.  Looks good too!  ;)
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, Book One) by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads | Amazon)
A Fallen Angel... A Forbidden Love
Finally got Hush, Hush!  Yay!  (:

5 For £2?  How Can I Resist?

Bridget Jones's Diary10Lb Penalty
Second WindLord Jim (Penguin Classics)

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones's Diary, Book One) by Helen Fielding (Goodreads | Amazon)
I've seen the movie, but I've never actually read the book.  But if it's half as funny as the film, I can't wait!
Kisses From Hell (Hell Collections) by Kristin Cast, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead, Francesca Lia Block (Goodreads | Amazon)
I've had my eye on this, but have seen a few negative reviews.  So I decided not to buy it.  But then, come on!  5 for £2?  I had to buy it!  It would have been very silly not to...  :)
10lb Penalty by Dick Francis (Goodreads | Amazon)
Second Wind by Dick Francis (Goodreads | Amazon)
I already have twelve or something Dick Francis books; I just love the horse-mystery combo.  Now I have a couple more to add to my collection!
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (Goodreads | Amazon)
I love the classics, so picked this up on a whim. 

Free On My Kindle:

13 Little Blue EnvelopesShattered: A Daughter's Regret
White FangFrankenstein

Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey, Book 1.5 -?-) by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads | Amazon)
An Iron Fey Novella
I think this takes place inbetween The Iron King and The Iron Daughter, but don't quote me on that.  I just got it 'cause it's in the series and it was free.  :)
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (Goodreads | Amazon)
Considering this is normally £4 or something, to get it for free was amazing.  The book sounds brilliant, and I can't wait for it!
Shattered: A Daughter's Regrets by Melody Carlson (Goodreads | Amazon)
Bought this almost on a whim: I was on a bit of a books-free high... new free books... if you're a Book Addict, that should explain it...
White Fang by Jack London (Goodreads | Amazon)
Saw the movie the other day, had a look on my Kindle.  Free!  So I bought it.  Simples.  ;)
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Goodreads | Amazon)
I already have this in paperback, but I bought this for free anyway.  Not altogether sure why, though...

Bought On My Kindle:

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (Goodreads | Amazon)
Never Trust A Pretty Girl With An Ugly Secret
 I gave in to all the messages saying I should buy this one.  I started it, and it's great so far!  So glad I listened to you all: thank you!

So, that's what I got this week: I'm very pleased with it, to say the least!

Anyways, what do you have In Your Mailbox?


Mia said...

Wow! Awesome haul! I hope you enjoy Hush, Hush it's one of my all-time faves :)

Check out my IMM this week

Cliona said...

Amazing book week! I'm jealous of the Iron King! And 13 Little Blue Envelopes was FREE? Awesome! I'm glad your enjoying Pretty Little Liars, I though it was brilliant. Happy reading : )

I Want To Read That said...

Awesome week! I think you'll love Hush Hush:) I really need to get myself a copy of Shades of Gray - it looks amazing!

Sorry I missed your IM yesterday - by the time I saw it you were gone:(

Hope you enjoy all your books:)

haleyeliseread said...

Ah! The Iron King is AMAZING and completly BRILLANT! Hush Hush is also good, too bad the second book (Crescendo) isnt as good. (tear)

oh well, great IMM choices(:

Mia said...

New follower here.Great Blog!!
You got some great books this week.I really liked the Pretty Little Liars.You should definitely go ahead and get the other books in the series.I hear that the Iron King is a good one.Happy Reading. Hope to see you at my blog.

YA Vampire Books said...

Wow - many great books as always! Cool that you got your first review books - I'm happy for you!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Mia: Thanks: I will! Yup, I'll go have a look!
Cliona: Hehe, for once: someone jealous of me! ;) Yup, freee! How cool? Thank you, and back at you!
Sammee: Thanks! I love the look of Hush, Hush! I've wanted it since forever! I read the first couple of pages of Between Shades of Grey and it's amazing! That's ok, I can forgive you this once! ;) Thanks again!
Haleyeliseread: Do you think I should move Iron King up my TBR list? It's really close to the top at the moment, but should I move it up? Aw, hate sequels that don't live up to the first book. -.-
Mia: I'm planning on buying the rest of the Pretty Liar series asap! And I'm following you back now!
YA Vampire Books: I was over the moon: literally! I think I probably buy too many books... I'm a Compulsive Book Buyer... (:

Thanks for the comments!

haleyeliseread said...

I would say move it up if you love fae books, I for one LOVED the whole series (its one of my favs)so I am OF COURSE gonna say you should move it up (: but everyone has different taste, most people I know that have read it loved it but you never know, everyone's different(:

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I do love me a little bit of Faerie. And you seem to have very good taste in books ( ;] ) so I'm going to trust you and move it up. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, they look like some great books! Well, except Hush, Hush & Red Riding Hood. :( Read both, disliked both. If you want to know why, check here:
But I hope you enjoy em all!!

Hey Lady! said...

I recently read "Pretty Little Liars", but have not written a review of it yet. I look forward to see what you thought.

T.B. said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of Graceling and Hush, Hush!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Sonny: Aww, really? Such a shame. Thanks!
Hey Lady!: I look forwards too! ;)
T.B.: I'll tell you when I've read them! (:

Thanks for the comments!