Sunday, January 15, 2012

In My Mailbox (7)


In My Mailbox: What is it?
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.It's an opportunity to share the books we've bought or received in the last week!



WHAT A WEEK! First, we get our long-awaited threaded comments in Blogger, then, THESE BABIES ARRIVE! I squealed like a thirteen year old girl at a Bieber concert when I opened my letterbox and found these within. I can't even explain. Across The Universe was one of my top 3 books of 2011, and I've been so excited for A Million Suns! Not to mention Mara Dyer. I read this immediately and Oh. My. Word. SO! without further ado:

From top to bottom:

  1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin *
  2. Fated, Sarah Alderson *
  3. Everneath, Brodi Ashton *
  4. A Million Suns, Beth Revis
A huge THANK YOU to Simon & Schuster Australia for review copies of The Unbecoming  of Mara Dyer, Fated and Everneath.

So you guys, what'd you bag this week? Share!

45 comments:

  1. UM. Yes. What an AMAZING week. Threaded comments and YUMMY BOOKS!!! I am crazy envious you have A Million Suns. But my TBR is crazy, so I might wait until the AU release to get my hands on it. Soooo excited to see what you think!

    And MARA! And FATED! And EVERNEATH! I kinda love the title of that. Geez. Amazing cover, compelling plot, cool title AND she has the most awesome first name on the planet?

    Also: You take really good photos. Just the placement of everything.... I like!

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    1. SHe *DOES* have a pretty awesome first name... though it'd seem she's not quite sure how to spell it?

      And AMS! AMS! Oh my goodness, I'm so. SO. excited to have it. I couldn't wait for the Australian release date, and EEEE! I've just read the first chapter and.
      What.
      THE.
      EFF.
      For reals. The last line is just *GASP* :O
      Not quite the the opening chapter of AtU (NOTHING is), but UH. MAY. ZING.

      And *blush* thank you XD
      I have a really good camera so I'm gonna give the credit to Nikon and my amazing family for buying me a DSLR XD

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    2. I think she's allergic to E's :(

      AHHH. STOP IT! I am so tempted to go read a chapter excerpt, they usually have the first chapter up for preview... but... but... it sounds like I'll be majorly pissed if I do since I'll kinda need the rest RIGHT NOW. Also, how pretty are the covers? <333

      Well the camera can only take you so far, the person behind it needs creative flair too :D YES. Totally complimenting you. Lap it up while it lasts, Strigoi!

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    3. Psh... maybe they ran out of room on the cover? Guess we can't all be perfect.

      OMG. Seriously. AMS is... just. Amazing. But seriously, you DO NOT want to read the first chapter unless you have the rest of the book handy. Just... don't do that to yourself. It's not worth the pain.

      Mwahaha! Are the compliments are distraction tactic, and next moment I'm gonna find a stake through my heart? *shifty eyes*. Is watching you O_o

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  2. njoy all

    nice photo

    hope u like them all

    my imm

    a vid book lovers will love
    http://youtu.be/SKVcQnyEIT8

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  3. Glad I'm not the only one squealing when I saw Mara! I swear, my brother looked at me like I'd lost my mind when I squealed and shoved the book in his face *shakes head*

    I got Everneath too--so excited about this one!! Looking forward to reading it!!!

    Can't wait to see what you think of Fated too. <3 Sarah Alderson!!

    Enjoy! <3 xx
    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

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    1. Mwahaha! I ran back into my house, jumped on my bed, and squealed at my poor sleeping husband like a loon. *I* was excited. He was like "Hmmm, yeah, that's nice *mumble mumble* *snore*".

      XD

      ANDOMGIJUSTFINISHEDFATEDANDITSAMAZINGANDILOVESARAHALDERSONANDIWANTTOFLYTOBALIANDTRACKHERDOWNAND HUG HER!

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  4. Haha this IMM and comments have put a big grin on my face! What a crazy awesome week. I finally got Across The Universe this week and can't wait to dig in. Fated is high on my to-buy list and Everneath is on pre-order. So yeah, totally loving you mailbox this week :D

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    1. Hehehe! I'm glad :D
      EEEEEE! You got AtU tooo? I start it yesterday and... OMG. Seriously. The last line of the first chapter. WTF????

      And Everneath! I *had* it on pre-order, then it showed up! I FREAKED out!

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  5. See, this is why we don't hang out anymore. You're too busy reading all your weekly presents.

    ABANDONED! NEGLECTED! TOSSED ASUNDER!


    Seriously, we should hang out more. And watching me sleep doesn't count.

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    1. She does the stalkery thing in real life too? SHE'S SUCH A CREEPER!

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    2. *cackles*
      Lauren = best friend/cousin/actual real-life next-door neighbour. So watching her sleep is a real and ever-present possibility. Wake up during the night? Bored? *go press face against Lauren's window*. Nothing to do on the weekend? *go press face against Lauren's window*

      She's just asked that she doesn't wake up to find me sitting on her chest staring at her face, Dobby style. We've come to an agreement.

      I'm just taking my Psychotic Sidekick duties seriously. You do want me to take it seriously, right? O___O

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  6. BTW, did you change the books in your banner?

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    1. Ummmm... No? I don't think so? Not in a couple of months, anyway? Funny you should ask, 'cos I nearly did last week...

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  7. Great lot of books. I just finished Everneath, when I got it I couldn't wait and it was truly awesome. I am looking forward to The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer too, such mixed reviews on it, so looking forward to see how I feel about it.

    Michelle

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    1. SO looking forward to getting to Everneath!
      Oh, seriously? Mara Dyer? *I* say it's awesome, don't listen to anyone else :P

      Honestly, at first, I was like 'huh? What's the big deal', but it gets darker and twistier and more enthralling and entrancing and confusing and ridiculously good with every page. I don't remember the last time a book messed with my head so much. I SO hope you love it! xx

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  8. Beautiful books! Really looking forward to Everneath and A Million Suns.
    Happy reading!

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

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  9. Yay for Mara!!! :) Awesome books this week. I hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my IMM for this week.

    Have a nice weekend!
    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  10. Oh I want to read Everneath! SO lucky! Enjoy your reads!

    My IMM

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  11. I ADORE MARA DYER (as you know, since it's how I met you!!) I picked up A MILLIONS SUNS this week, too. I'm trying to patiently wait for my copy of FATED to arrive! I need to read my EVERNEATH this week!

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  12. Mara Dyer! OH!

    Your mailbox is far more entertaining than mine.

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  13. Amazing books this week!! I can't wait to read Everneath :)

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  14. Sweet haul! I personally enjoyed seeing A Million Suns in there, as well as Fated and Mara Dyer. That book has become one of my favourites. I can't wait for the second one!

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    Giselle @ booknerd.ca
    In My Mailbox

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    1. Oh. My. Goodness. I know, right? Michelle Hodkin is an evil genius! :O

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  15. I have Fated and I can't wait to read it! And the other three books you got are on my wishlist! So, awesome books this week for you :)

    Happy reading!

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  16. Great books, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of A Million Suns. I hope you enjoy them, and great photo!

    Check out my giveaway and my IMM here.

    Emma @ Lost in a YA Book

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  17. Wow, no wonder you squealed so much! So many great books this week! Happy reading :)

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  18. O_O I am coming to Australia to steal ALL THE BOOKS. (Do you think they'll fit in my suitcase?)

    I'm waiting on A Million Suns and Everneath to show up in my mailbox and even though I know they won't be here for about a week at least, I can't stop checking!

    Sarah Alderson - I need to read her books NOOOOOOW. Everyone seems to love them and I want to get in on the awesome!

    Great books this week :) Enjoy!

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    1. Hmmm... it's possible? There are... a lot of books :D

      AMS! OMG OMG OMG! I'm reading it now (well, not *right* now. I'm typing), and it's SO. GOOD. I don't know how Beth keeps coming up with more twists and secret revelations and 'WTF??!!' moments. INCREDIBLE. If you loved AtU you'll LURVE it.

      Also? Sarah Alderson? This woman is a goddess. Fated is a fantastic book. You'll love it :)

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  19. I got The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer in my mailbox this week as well! I'm SO incredibly excited to read it because I've heard almost all good things about it!

    Also, you got Fated! Brodie at Eleusinian Mysteries has gotten me all hyped up over Sara Alderson's books right now, so I'm uber jealous at the moment!

    New follower! :)

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    1. Thanks Nataliie! Oh my goodness, Mara Dyer is SO good. At first, I was a bit like "uh, OK, what's the fuss about", but it gets better and better and twistier and twistier and it's SO immersive. You'll love it :D

      AND FATED! YES! ASDFGHK! I wanted to read it because of Brodie, too! It is really a wonderful book. I hope you get tyo read it really soon and you LOVE it, too! xx

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  20. ahhhh! A Million Suns & Everneath & Fated look fantastic!!! Happy reading♥

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  21. I drool over Mara Dyer! WANT!

    My IMM for this weeky (the goofy vlog edition, including bad hair day appearance): IMM 16

    PS: I cannot wait for you to read Everneath!

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  22. I still need to read Across the Universe before getting to A Million Suns! AND I still have to read Mara Dyer.. totally on my TBR list for the next few months.. :)

    Great set of books this week!

    Michele | IMM

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  23. I NEED TO READ A MILLION SUNS. WHYWHYWHY IS THE MAIL BEING SO SLOW?

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  24. Holly hell Sarah!! AMAZING BOOKS!! I so so can't wait for Fated! God, I've read the first chapter and OMG if I need this book! I am dying to have it in my hands!! :) And Everneath? Aaaaaaaaaaaaa yes! :) Great great books!! Enjoy immensely while reading them!! :) ;) <3

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  25. I'm so jealous you got Everneath this week! I've been pining for it for a while now; I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Wonderful IMM!

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    1. Aw! *feels bad* it was a total surprise. I had it on pre-order, then it mysteriously showed up! I hope you get it REALLY soon xx

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  26. Great set! Everneath and Mara Dyer. Both books I really want to read.
    My IMM

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    1. Alison! Mara Dyer is AMAZING. I hope you get to it soon and LOVE it! xx

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  27. Oh my gosh, Sarah!!!! There isn't a single thing in your mailbox this week that isn't made of awesome sprinkles!! <3 I LOOOOOOOOVED Everneath, Mara Dyer, and Fated -- and all three have GORGEOUS covers too! (Once my copy of Everneath arrives, I'll have the complete set too LOL!) And about A Million Suns... Across the Universe was EPIC. I loved it. Need I say more? ;)

    Amazing mailbox this week, Sarah!! I can't wait to read all of your reviews for them! :)

    P.S. Are you into photography or something? Because I swear you always take the prettiest pictures! :) That Penguin mug was PERFECTLY placed! <3

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    1. Yesssss, I am. I <3 photography, but I'm not convinced I'm very good. I have friends who take INCREDIBLE photos, and really know how to use their cameras. I can barely take my DSLR off auto. I have a really decent camera, and it helps A LOT. Thank you! *blushes* If you're into photography you should check out Manda's Movements. She's been posting the most incredible photos. Book reviews + photos = epic love.

      OMG! Mara Dyer! AMAZING, right? And I was so SO happy-surprised about Everneath! I had it on pre-order, then this showed up! *gasp*

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  28. I'm so jealous you got THe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! I sooo need to grab that one up ASAP! I'm still wondering about Everneath..haven't decided if it's up my alley or not :D I love the title of Fated , haven't heard of it yet but going to check it out!! I haven't read any of Beth Revis's books yet, they look interesting. I hope you enjoy them all :D

    ANd I've finally remembered to add you to my blog roll! :D Woot!'


    <3 April @ My Shelf Confessions

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    1. Of course it is up your alley, April! You need a little mythological heartbreak now and then! *nods*

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  29. Is this awesomeness or what? I'd say pretty awesome! I can't wait to hear what you think about Everneath! Which reminds me, I totally need to review that myself. I saw your Mara review and am so glad you loved it too! (Working my way over there as we speak, lol) And Fated looks so good... Plus I really need to get to reading Across the Universe soon! o:

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