Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In My Mailbox (10): The Very Belated Edition


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!



I've actually been meaning to post this for a week.... then Incarnate arrived and I had to re-photograph... then I STILL waited three more days.

So, this IMM is 66.66% thanks to the AMAZING Nina from Nina Reads. Do you know her? Follow her blog? Well, if not, may I point you in her direction? Nina is funny, cool, smart... she's like the perfect protagonist. The one we write all those gushing reviews about. True Story.

SO, a few weeks ago, I received a totally unexpected e-mail from Nina, letting me know I'd won a signed  copy of Fateful (It's signed! :O:O:O) in her giveaway! And, for no reason other than she's an amazing human being, she sent me The Catastrophic History Of You and Me toooo! I read it earlier this week, and I DIED... you know, from the awesome. I died from awesome overwhelment... is that a word? Well, uh, maybe I almost wish I died, because the magical purgatory the protagonist finds herself in? It's AMAZING. But, uh... I really *don't* want to die... I'm just. UGH! You know what I'm saying. This book? It's amazing. Also, I've officially used the word 'amazing' four times in this post so far... five, now. That's my cue to stop writing, and give you links.

From top to bottom:

  1. The Catastrophic History Of You And Me, Jess Rothenberg
  2. Fateful, Claudia Gray
  3. Incarnate, Jodi Meadows



So, what did the book faeries bring you this week?, and, while you're here, would you like to win a copy of the AMAZING Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder?
Duh! OF COURSE YOU DO!
Aus/NZ only, sorry folks! 

43 comments:

  1. Fateful is AWESOME..it was a really great read :)

    Happy reading and I hope you enjoy your books Sarah :)

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  2. LOVED Fateful and I ENJOYED Incarnate.

    But I'm so jealous you got a copy of The Catastrophic History Of You And Me! I really need to read that book . . . sounds so awesome! Love the cover!

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    1. *SQUEE*!

      So excited to read both, and Catastrophic History is SO AMAZING! I can't wait for you to read it! <3

      You know, sometimes 'enjoyed' is good for a book... I mean, they can blow us away, or bowl us over, but sometimes just enjoying a book is lovely, if you know what I mean? :D

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  3. Wow, what a great little stack of books you have there! I'm totally jealous. Can't wait to read Incarnate and The Catastrophic History of You and Me. ^_^

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    1. Oh my goodness, I can't wait for you to, either! Catastrophic History is magnafique!

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  4. Why on earth isn't Nina in a YA novel?! *perplexed* Unless she secretly is, but wants to keep her hot supernatural boyfriend under wraps. Ooooooooh! *wolf whisltes*

    SO SWEET of her to send you CH!!! Hahaha I think you're digging yourself into a deeper hole of death Sarah, so maybe quit while you're far behind :P SQUEE I LOVED this book so, so much. And and and I loved Fateful, so congrats on your win! AND! I'm super crazy excited to read Incarnate. COVER LOVE. REINCARNATION LOVE. WANT. WANT. WANT <3

    Enjoy :D

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    1. Ahahaha! I unfortunately do not have a hot supernatural boyfriend, but I have a hot half-Irish husband, does that count?:D

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    2. Are you kidding? Hot half-Irish husbands TOTALLY count.

      Seriously. YA girls? They LOVE British boys. Etienne, Noah, Oliver... I think I might be onto something here... Something you want to tell us Nina? WHAT BOOK ARE YOU FROM?

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    3. Uhm, if I'm from a book I don't think it would be shelved as YA:P But okay, I'll reveal my hidden superpowers! *drumroll*


      Are you excited?:D


      Speed-reading and insane organization skillz!;)

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    4. Wow, those are some SERIOUSLY COOL SUPER POWERS!
      It's true :O

      I'm trying to figure out *which* book I could imagine you being in, now XD

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  5. Ooooh! You have some great books this week! I am eager to hear your thoughts on Incarnate, as I have heard so many good things about it so far! Enjoy!!

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    1. You know, it's funny. I was SO excited to order it, then for it to arrive... then it did, and I just haven't had the overwhelming urge ot pick it up. I *AM* looking forward to getting to it, though. I've heard SO MANY AMAZING things, too! xx

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  6. AAAAAAAAAAAA Sarah!! SO so good! :) I can't wait to read The catastrophic history of you and me!! I am even more super excited now!! Congratulations and I am so very happy for you!! :) :) xo

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    1. Oh, I can't wait for you to, either! Catastrophic History is just... it's AMAZING. It's heartbreaking and funny and beautiful, and I want to jump into its pages and live there!

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  7. ahhh I'm so jealous of The Catastrophic History of You & Me! I really really want to read it and I hope you enjoy it!!

    P.S. I love all The Beatles stuff in your background. x

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    1. Hehe! I just finished reading Saving June, and I totally went Beatles CRAZY. I dug out all my (husband's) Beatles CDs to put on my iPod, and I feel like I'm 10 years old again! I went through this stage when I was about 10 when I listened to NOTHING but the Beatles for AN ENTIRE YEAR :O

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    2. Also, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this a hundred times yet, but I am SO EXCITED to be able to see your blog again! ♥♥♥

      I thought about you all the time reading Saving June, with the music references!

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    3. oooh I know what you mean about the Beatles because I go through intense phases where all I do is listen to them. I listened to them practically non-stop last summer!

      hehe THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm excited to see you around again too. :) That's also funny you mention Saving June because Kendra's actually friends with the author. I haven't read it yet but people seem to generally like it! Also, Beatles references are always great! x

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  8. Jeez Sarah, you're making me blush!:P I also highly doubt I'd be a perfect protagonist if I was in a YA novel - more like that naughty best friend who gets the main character to make stupid, drunk decisions;)

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    1. Noooo! You see, perfect protagonists? They have 'flaws' (but I don't call those 'flaws', I call them 'fun' >:D), which makes them even MORE AWESOME.

      I refuse to back down on this one. If I ever write a book, I'm calling my main character Nina. True Story XD

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  9. AHHHHHH. Oh My goodness. AMAZING IMM. I sooo badly want to read History of You and Me. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Incarnate. Happy reading, Sarah.

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    1. MESA! I can't wait for you to read Catastrophic History, either! It's SO GOOD. Incarnate should be fun. Just need the time to read it!

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  10. Ohhhh, Sarah!! Sometimes you just make my day -- or night here LOL -- with your enthusiasm! <3 That is SO sweet of Nina (whoever this amazing person is) to have sent The Catastrophic History of You & Me to you along with Fateful (which has a GORGEOUS cover, by the way)! :) I adored Fateful and I can't wait to read TCHOYAM too. I can't wait to read your review!

    Amazing mailbox this week, Sarah-bara! I hope that every single one absolutely blows your socks off! ;) <3

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    1. It is! And she is so amazing :D

      I can't wait for you to read Catastrophic History, either! I know I keep saying this over and over, but it is so. So. SO. GOOD! And I LOVE reading your reviews! You entushiasm is infectious *hugs*

      Also, every time you call me 'Sarah-bara' I get the most ridiculous grin, and I want to sing your name "Mi-mi-mi-mi-miiiiiiiii!"

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    2. It is! And she is so amazing :D

      I can't wait for you to read Catastrophic History, either! I know I keep saying this over and over, but it is so. So. SO. GOOD! And I LOVE reading your reviews! You entushiasm is infectious *hugs*

      Also, every time you call me 'Sarah-bara' I get the most ridiculous grin, and I want to sing your name "Mi-mi-mi-mi-miiiiiiiii!"

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  11. I maintain that book bloggers are some of the most generous people on the planet. I think it stems from wanting to obsess about stuff with people :) Glad you got a good haul this week!

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    1. IT's TRUE! I say part generosity, part self-serving--we just want someone else to gush at XD

      Well, that's the source of my 'generosity'--I think everyone else *IS* genuinely amazing and generous. SO. TRUE.

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  12. I love what My Handsome Non Skating Man has done with the cover of your book :)

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    1. *grumbles*
      I don't >:(

      But I loves him... I kind of annoyed him with the grabby-hands last night. He was freaked out, and I was trying to tell him it'd all be OK, and hug him, but he growled. "NO GRABBY HANDS!"

      Poor thing got attacked by The Ghost In The Darkness again, and was left with part of claw lodged in his forehead, and he fought like a little demon when I tried to hold him to get it out. He's gonna have another little scar across his nose :(

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  13. Doesn't Incarnate just look so pretty in real life? And lucky you for getting a signed copy of Fateful! I can't wait to read that book. :)

    Awesome haul! Hope you enjoy them all, Sarah. :D

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    1. YESSSS! It's even prettier in real life than online, and OMG! The bits BENEATH the cover! The purple! abnd the embossed butterfly! :O

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  14. I loooved Incarnate. I can't wait to hear your thoughts! And I really enjoyed Catastrophic History--glad you liked it! :)
    - Lauren

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    1. I LOVED Catastrophic History!
      Looking forward to Incarnate--everyone's comments have got me SO excited!

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    1. Thanks Roro! So excited to sit down and read them! ♥

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  16. Nice IMM this week! Also, nice Beatles there hehehe. My favorite Beatles song is Eleanor Rigby. I felt like telling you this just because.
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  17. I have a copy of Fateful somewhere that I need to get to. Doesn't it sound like THE COOLEST concept ever?! And awww, bloggers are so nice :) I can't wait to read TCHoYaM (even the acronym is long, yeesh) and Incarnate!

    HAPPY READINGGG!

    Sonia

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  18. I am so interested in reading TCHoYaM! I'm happy you liked it! Great mailbox, and happy reading!

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  19. Ooooh!! You got some great books and I am kinda jealous! Not of Fateful, as we both know I only just got Evernight. BUT... The catastophic History of You and Me?? annd Incarnate? Two books i've had my eye on for a while!

    Here's wishing I had more time to read!! haha. <3

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  20. Oooooh! I've heard FAB things about The Catastrophic History of You and Me!!! Can't wait to see what you think! Have I mentioned I love your reviews?? Because I DO, I DO, I DO!!

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  21. :o:o:o Can I add an awesome in there??

    Yay on Incarnate! Hope you'll like it as much as I diddd. And such an awesome win! Seriously? Want. Also want TCHOYAM. It sounds SOOOOOO good!! And now you make it sound even better. o: Need!

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