Sunday 16 May 2010

In My Mailbox (20)

Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week.

London YA Book Bloggers Meet Up:
I had such an amazing week this week it's hard to know where to start!  I think I'll begin with yesterday's haul from the London YA Blogger meet up that was organised by Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase.  I had such a great time at the meet up - it was lovely to meet other bloggers and spend the afternoon chatting about books!  I'll be writing a post all about the meet up & hopefully get it posted tomorrow.
Thank you to Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase for copies of Lover Mine by J.R. Ward and Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur.  I can't wait to read these!!  Also thanks to Becky from The Bookette for copies of Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore, Captivate by Carrie Jones and The Gypsey Crown by Kate Forsythe
I think I can speak for all of the other bloggers too when I say how surprised and excited I was when we were given an ARC of Torment by Lauren Kate by Random House!  I want to say a massive thank you to the Lauren & Kelly from Random House for coming out to meet us and especially for bringing us such a lovely gift!!  I also had to do a happy dance when Lynsey from Narritively Speaking offered to lend me her ARC of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater!!!  Thank you so much Lynsey - I can't wait to read Linger & it will definitely be coming back to you by recorded delivery so it doesn't go missing in the post :o)

What an amazing day - it was like Christmas with all the wonderful books I received - the only trouble I'm going to have is deciding what to read first!

Books Purchased:
I'm trying to be good and stick to my book buying ban but I've just started doing voluntary work for my local Cancer Research shop & I couldn't resist picking up the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks for Ant.  It looks really good and was a bargain lol.

I met up with a friend I haven't seen in a while & was given a late birthday present of His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone and Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles.  I actually forgot what books I'd mentioned to her that I wanted so I've already read both of these but you know what that means - giveaway time!  I've been planning a big giveaway for when I reach 150 followers so these are both going to be added to the prize pile & I'm happy I'm going to be able to share both of these fantastic books!

Library Finds:
I wasn't planning on picking up any more library books either but one of my reservations (Kissing Sin the second book in the Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur) had come in and when I spotted they had the first 3 books in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead I couldn't resisit them either.

For Review:
  1. I'm taking part in a UK book tour for Forget You by Jennifer Echols that has been organised by Dwayne from Girls Without A Bookshelf - this looks really good and Dwayne gave it a great review so I'm really looking forward to reading it!
  2. I received a copy of Fallen by Lauren Kate from Random House along with a very special ARC of Torment (see above) - I've heard such great things about Fallen & I can't wait to read both of these!
  3. I also received a copy of Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble from the Booksneeze blogger review program
I received Voices in the Dark by Catherine Banner and Crawlers by Sam Enthoven after winning a giveaway at Book Chick City.  These aren't the kind of books I'd usually pick up but the both look really interesting and I'm looking forward to giving them a try.

What was in your mailbox this week?


  1. OH my gosh, you got so many great books! I can't wait for Linger so I hope you enjoy it and all your other books!

  2. Great books this week!

    Heres what I got:

  3. I'm SO SO SO jealous. Torment and Forget You. That's way too awesome! Enjoy!

  4. What an ace week! The blogger meet-up sounds like was a really fun day - hopefully I can make the next one!

    I've been meaning to look into Lover Mine, as I've heard some amazing things. And woohoo for Torment!

    Happy reading :)

  5. That's great! I'm looking forward to reading what you think of Torment. Enjoy your books!

  6. Read The Way Of Shadows and liked it a lot! Hope you enjoy them! :)

  7. Hey Sarah!
    It was lovely to meet you Saturday !
    It's going to be hard for me to pick the next book to read too !!!
    Have a good week !

  8. OOH enjoy :D Linger and Torment, wow, it's definitely been a great week for you! Happy Reading :) I read Captivate the other day ... it was okay, though not as good as the first. Vampire Academy, though, is brilliant :)

  9. I've been hearing great things about Forget you so I'm heading over to Dwayne's blog to see if I can be part of the tour! Love the fact that you got books from the library too :)

    I REALLY hope you enjoy Linger as much as I did! GREAT to meet you on Saturday! :)

  10. @ Morgan - I had such an amazing week! I'm just about to start Linger so should hopefully have my review posted later this week :o)

    @ bclement412 - Thanks, hope you have a great week too!

    @ Raila - I just finished Forget You & really enjoyed it, I'll get a review posted soon but definitely one to add to your wishlist! I still haven't read Fallen but I'm going to have to read that soon so I can get onto Torment. Unfortunatley we've been asked not to review Torment until nearer the October release date so you'll have to wait to hear details.

    @ Prophecygirl - it was a lot of fun, such a shame you couldn't make it. We were all very keen on the idea of arranging another meet soon so fingers crossed you can make the next one - it would be lovely to meet you :o) I can't wait to read Lover Mine but I still haven't read Lover Avenged so I've got that to look forward to too! I'm re-reading the series before I start them though

    @ Stephanie - I'm looking forward to reading Fallen & Torment but we've been asked not to post the Torment reviews until nearer the release date.

    @ Rosey - I've not read The Way of Shadows so I'll have to check that one out :o)

    @ Caroline - It was lovely to meet you too :o) I'm already looking forward to the next meet up LOL. Have a fab week

    @ Bella - I've heard so many good things about the Vampire Academy series that I had to pick them up when I saw them in the library! I hope you have a fab week :o)

    @ Lynsey - I just finished reading Forget You & really liked it, hope you manage to sign up for the tour! I love my local library, especially when I'm on a buying ban as it's nearly as good as going to the book shop to browse LOL. I'm just about to start Linger - can't wait!! Thank you so much for lending it to me :o)



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