Tuesday, 11 June 2013

In My Mailbox (#63)

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! 







Hello, lovely followers!  I am back, you lucky things you.  Ok, just kidding.  Not about being back - I am SO back - but about you being lucky.  I know I'm not amazing enough for that! ;)
Anyways, after endless weeks of revision, I-lose-count of how much exams and one very particular, stressful, kinda terrifying and nerves racking experience of an exam, I am done. I am free.  I can now do fun stuff, like read, blog and talk/pester you guys instead of teachers or exam officers or... Um, who else do you only talk to in exam situations?  I mean, you're not meant to talk in them...  Um...  Never mind...
Anyways, I just wanna say 'hi!' and I hope for those of you who have had exams that they went well and for these of you waiting to sit them, good luck!  Though you won't need it.  If you're following my blog, you're obviously extremely clever. 
Sorry sorry.  Couldn't resist.  Examfreefulness has gone to my head.  Is making me cocky.  I am so sorry...
A bit more on topic, irony's a bicca (kinda obscure Buffy reference there: Willow spells out "B-I-T-C-H" and Giles says there's no need for spelling games and so Xander has to ask "What's a bicca?"  Bless his little cotton socks.)  I'm revising for a whole bunch of exams and so what does fate decide to do?  Send me a whole load of awesome books (both brought and for review) and then tease the hell outta me.  It's been like: "Look at us, with ours pretty shiny covers and our new, book-smelling pages and our unspoiled spines and our yummy yummy insides.  We are going to sit here and taunt you but you can't have us.  Oh no.  You have to revise, Meg.  So no touchy.  We aren't your preciouses..."
Oh. My. God.  Could I be any more of a nerd?
Um, apparently.  That was a Chandler Bing reference.  
I make myself sad.
Um...  Wait a sec.  Where was I?
Oh, yeah, I have been gone far far too long!  But I'm back!  And I have gotten some awesome books lately!  I even have a giveaway all lined up for you, you lucky things!  
But that's enough rambling.  It's so lovely to be back and I hope you're all well!
Oh, and keep an eye out for Fortnight of Guests - email me if you wanna sign up!  It's always fun and I'd love to get some new people involved!! :D
And sorry for this being on a Tuesday - it took me longer than expected to put together!  This is like over a month's worth of books... So...  Yeah...


The Oathbreaker's Shadow Launch:




The Oathbreaker's Shadow (The Knots Sequence, Book One) by Amy McCulloch - x2 - Both Signed (Goodreads | Amazon)
Warrior.  Traitor.  Savior.
The Oathbreaker's Shadow Postcards - x3 - One Signed
Bookshop Bag
Beautiful The Oathbreaker's Shadow Map
The Oathbreaker's Shadow Cupcakes - Yummy and Eaten
It was a really fun launch and so great to meet Amy.  And, of course, the cupcakes were super yummy! ;)
Oh, and keep a look out - I'll be giving away one of my copies...


For Review: 


Cold Killing (D.I. Sean Corrigan, Book One) by Luke Delaney (Goodreads | Amazon)
No Motive.
No Mercy.
No Remorse.
Love this book!  How can you say no to crime thrillers?!
The Elite (The Selection, Book Two) by Kiera Cass (Goodreads | Amazon)
In The Fight For Love, Only One Can Win
Squee!  Can't wait to get stuck into this one!
Imposter (Slide, Book Two) by Jill Hathaway (Goodreads | Amazon)
Be Afraid Of Your Shadow
LOVED Slide!  Am SO excited to read this!!! :D
Bit sad it doesn't match my copy of Slide though. :(
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (Goodreads | Amazon)
Being Dead Is Just The Beginning...
Hehe, this one looks fun.  Love the cover.
Delirium (Parallon Trilogy, Book Two) by Dee Shulman (Goodreads | Amazon)
Two Worlds.  Two Millennia.  One Love.
Squee!!  Loved Fever, loving this! :D
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., Book One) by Eoin Colfer (Goodreads | Amazon)
Huge Eoin Colfer fan!  Can't read the book though - my blinking brothers stole it!!
Hostage (Bodyguard, Book One) by Chris Bradford (Goodreads | Amazon)
Squee!! Super excited about this one!!  Perfect for Cherub and Alex Rider fans - AKA, me!   Written by the guy who wrote Young Samurai - very excited! :D :D 



The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co, Book One) by Jonathan Stroud (Goodreads | Amazon)
Hauntings Are Our Buisness...
WARNING:
TYPE TWO APPARITION CONTAINED HERE
SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!  I LOVED the Bartimaeus series and am SO excited for this one!! :D
Chasing the Dark by Sam Hepburn (Goodreads | Amazon)
Deadly Secrets... 
With Come To Light
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale (Goodreads | Amazon)
Moonlit Walks, Dragon Dreams and Burning Secrets...
Loved this - sooo good.  Amazing.  Breaktaking.  Wow.  Review soon!
Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm (The Grisha, Books 1&2) by Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone: Goodreads | Amazon; Siege and Storm: Goodreads | Amazon)
LOVED Shadow and Bone.  SO excited about Siege and Storm!!!  And the cover - oh!  I am in love!!
Half Lives by Sara Grant (Goodreads | Amazon)
Seperated By Time.
Linked By A Deadly Secret.
Loving this one - sooo good!! :D
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, Book One) by Rick Yancey (Goodreads | Amazon)
They Are Coming For Us.
All of Us.
One of my favourite books so far this year.  One of the best alien books ever.  I love it!!  When's the next one?  I need it soooo bad!
Stung (Stung, Book One) by Bethany Wiggins (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Hunger Games With A Wicked Sting
A Deadly Cure For A World In Crisis...
Loving this!  Gotta love the dystopians! :D
Transcendance (Transcendance, Book One) by C.J. Omololu (Goodreads | Amazon)
Super excited about this one!! :D  And I am a  little (a lot) in love with this cover!!



Gloss by Marilyn Kaye  (Goodreads | Amazon)
A Long Hot Summer In The City That Never Sleeps
Not my normal type of book but I'm really, really looking forward to it!
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, Book One) by Soman Chainani (Goodreads | Amazon)
One Bad Girl
One Princess
Two Best Friends
LOVED this book - my fave fairytale twist since Once Upon A Time and Grimm!! :D
Unbreakable (Unravelling, Book Two) by Elizabeth Norris (Goodreads | Amazon)
5 Days To Catch A Killer
5 Days To Find The Boy She Loves
But What If They're The Same Person...?
Yay yay yay yay!!!  I can't wait to read this!!  I LOVED Unravelling!! :D :D
The Bell Between Worlds (The Mirror Chronicles, Book One) by Ian Johnstone (Goodreads | Amazon)
Quiet Please I'm Reading The Mirror Chronicles
So excited about this!!  It looks soooo good!! :D
Interworld (Interworld, Book One) by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (Goodreads | Amazon)
Joey Harker Isn't A Hero - But He Still Has To Save The World...
The Silver Dream (Interworld, Book Two) by Neil Gaiman and Michael and Mallory Reaves (Goodreads | Amazon)
Joey Harker Is Kepping His Friends Close - And His Enemies Closer...
Can't wait to read these books!!  They look awesome!! :D
Drummer Girl by Bridget Tyler (Goodreads | Amazon)
Fame.  Love.  Friends.  Pick Any Two.
SQUEEE!!! I've been excited about this for soooo long!!  I'm so excited to read it!! :D :D
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry (Goodreads | Amazon)
This looks amazing.  I can't wait to read it.
The Testing (The Testing, Book One) by Joelle Charbonneau (Goodreads | Amazon)
Your Time Is Almost Up...
This one looks really good too. :D
Tall Tales from Pitch End by Nigel McDowell (Goodreads | Amazon)
Yay - this looks awesome!
Vortex (Insignia, Book Two) by S.J. Kincaid (Goodreads | Amazon)
Beyond The Impossible
Yay yay yay yay!!!  I can't WAIT to read this!! *happy dance*
Nowhere (Book One) by Jon Robinson (Goodreads | Amazon)
No Memory.  No Clues.  No Truth.
This looks sooooo good!  Heard so many good things too! 
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan (Goodreads | Amazon)
Super excited about this one! :D


All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Goodreads | Amazon)
Kill The Past To Save Your Future
I am so freaking excited about this one!!! It looks AMAZING!!!! :D
The Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, Book Two) by Bethany Griffin (Goodreads | Amazon)
Everything Is In Ruins
Oooh, can't wait to read this!!  Loved Masque of the Red Death! :D
The Killing Street (Street Duty, Case Two) by Chris Ould (Amazon)
Yay!! Loved Book One of this series - so excited!! :D
The Moon and More Sarah Dessen (Goodreads | Amazon)
Really excited about this! :D
Dusk by Eve Edwards (Goodreads | Amazon)
A Love Worth Fighting For
Yay!  Looks awesome!  Love her other books!


Swag Stuff:


 Chasing the Dark Postcard (Goodreads | Amazon)


 Nowhere Postcard (Goodreads | Amazon)


Bought:


Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book Seven) (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Dead Famous Bestseller
One of my favourite series ever.  Love it!
Undone by Cat Clarke (Goodreads | Amazon)
How Far Would You Fall For The Truth?
Love Cat Clarke.  Can't wait to read!
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, Book Two) by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads | Amazon)
Haven't started this one yet, but can't wait! :D :D
Monument 14 (Monument 14, Book One) by Emmy Laybourne (Goodreads | Amazon)
LOVE LUST WAR RAGE...
What Does It Take To Survive?
Ooooh, this looks sooo good.  Can't wait!! :D
How To Fall by Jane Casey (Goodreads | Amazon)
Sometimes The Truth Hurts.  Sometimes it Kills...
This looks brilliant!  Yay! :D


Forbidden (The Demon Trappers, Book Two) by Jana Oliver (Goodreads | Amazon)
Riley Blackthorne.
Kicking Hell's Ass One Demon At A Time...
Love this series! :D
Charmed Season 9, Volume 2 (Charmed, Book Two) by Paul Ruditis (Goodreads | Amazon)
Loved this -even better than the first volume! :D
Angel Fire (Angel Trilogy, Book Two) by L.A. Weatherly (Goodreads | Amazon)
Great book - super excited for the conclusion!



HHhH by Lauren Binet (Goodreads | Amazon)
This one looked really cool.
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears (Goodreads | Amazon)
LUST
BETRAYAL
SECRETS
MURDER
This one tickled my fancy for some reason.  Looks good.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Goodreads | Amazon)
Pretty sure this is on my English reading list.  If not, brilliant book anyways. :)
May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes (Goodreads | Amazon)
Winner of Women's Prize for Fiction 2013!  I interviewed A.M. with the Spinebreakers after the award - keep an eye out on the Spinebreakers site for the interview!! :D
Trust Me by Malorie Blackman (Goodreads | Amazon)
You're In Love.  You Want To Be With Him Forever.
How Far Would You Go?
I had to buy this - y'know, to celebrate Malorie being crowned Children's Laureate.  


Man, I need to do these more often.  I've spent like three days doing this.  My head hurts..

Anyways, I'm back, so expect more posts!  Lots more posts!  And keep an eye out for Fortnight of Guests!  :D

Have a great week - and happy reading!!  

3 comments:

Anya said...

Wow that's a lot of books! I have the Demon Trappers series to read still, are they good? And I've seen great things about half the books you received, even if I haven't read them, so enjoy :)

it was lovely reading you said...

YOUR BOOK AND SQUEEEEEEEEE SUCH A GOOD BOOK HAUL! btw who sent you the testing because i e-mailed the publishers to request a review copy and they never replied? o.O
LUCKY YOU I STILL HAVE ONE EXAM LEFT! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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