Week in Review & IMM: The Giveaway Edition

IN MY MAILBOX: 02.05.12

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren because:

"I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved! Every week I'd share the books I received that week... ones I'd bought, or gotten at the library, and ones that I'd receive to review on the blog. That way I could mention titles that might not otherwise get some face-time on The Story Siren..."

I find the same thing happening at A Backwards Story. I'm so backed up on reviews atm... That's why I like these videos!


*LOSS mini-poster by Jackie Morse Kessler
(along with entry into blog tour's grand prize!) (until March 30th!)
*ARCs of both HALF-BLOOD and PURE by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
(along with entry into blog tour's grand prize!) (until April 14th!)
*COBBOGOTH (Autographed Copy!) by Hannah L. Clark (until March 31st!)
*EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington (until March 31st!)


*TAKE A BOW by Elizabeth Eulberg
*SLUMBER by Samantha Young

[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]

(Reviewed this week; see below!)
*THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
(ack, FINALLY!!!  I was so excited to sink into this one!)
*SWITCHED by Amanda Hocking
*TORN by Amanda Hocking
*ASCEND by Amanda Hocking
(Review of the Trylle Trilogy coming tomorrow!)
(Definitely my favorite in the series to date!)


*LOSS by Jackie Morse Kessler (Blog Tour)

*Cover Crazy: ISLAND OF SILENCE by Lisa McMann
*Mythological Mondays: The Mythology in LOSS by Jackie Morse Kessler
*Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List!
*Character Word Associations with Logan from Marni Bates' AWKWARD {blog tour stop}
*Covenant GIVEAWAY & a Look at the Series Cover Art with Designer Kate Kaynak & author Jennifer L. Armentrout! {blog tour stop}
*Interview and GIVEAWAY with Billy Ballard from Jackie Morse Kessler's LOSS {blog tour stop}



The Giveaway Edition!

Because, um, if you didn't notice above, I have FOUR giveaways going on right now for you to enter.  That's a lot, guys!  

I'd love to see you enter and win!  May the odds be ever in your favor :)

Physical ARCs/Finished Copies:

*ELEMENTAL by Emily White [Out May 01, 2012] + Spencer Hill Press Swag
{Thank you to Spencer Hill Press! Also mentioned in the video: Cover designer Victoria Caswell, who runs her own blog and often comments here.  Love her! ♥}
*BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer [Out June 26, 2012]
{I picked this one up at work.  I was SO excited to see it!  As many of you know, Jodi Picoult is my all-time favorite author.  The fact that she's co-writing a teen fantasy fairy tale exhilarates me to no end.  Check out my review next month during Fairy Tale Fortnight!}


*TAKE A BOW by Elizabeth Eulberg [Out April 1, 2012]
{Eulberg's debut novel, THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB, has the distinction of being the very first book I ever reviewed on my blog!  I was lucky enough to meet the author last year and she's such a wonderful, hilarious person!  I've been really looking forward to this one!}


*LOSS by Jackie Morse Kessler
{Check out this week's review, interview with main character Billy Ballard, and Mythological Mondays entry, plus enter my giveaway to win a poster AND find out how to win autographed copies of the entire series!}
*THE FIRE OPAL by Reginan McBride
*BLACK BEAUTY Anna Sewell (ISBN 9780143106470)
{I love the Penguin Threads imprint and the beautiful embroidery done by Jillian Tamaki on this version of the cover!  It's a true work of art!}*THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett (ISBN 9780143106456)
{I love the Penguin Threads imprint and the beautiful embroidery done by Jillian Tamaki on this version of the cover!  It's a true work of art!}

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Great haul Bonnie :) !! I so have to read a Jodi Picoult book !! Happy reading ;)

    1. You DO!! My favorites are MY SISTER'S KEEPER and KEEPING FAITH. Actually, they're my two favorite books by ANYBODY. Rounding out my favorite Jodi books are PERFECT MATCH and SALEM FALLS. But she has so many good books. THE PACT, PLAIN TRUTH, SECOND GLANCE, NINETEEN MINUTES.......

      I still have to read this year's book, LONE WOLF.

      I think you'll read her teen novel first, yes? ^.~ Fairy tales + Fantasy = FTW!!!

  2. I'm quite curious about Elemental. :o It definitely looks good. Looks like a great week and I hope you'll enjoy them all!

    My IMM!

  3. That IS a lot of giveaways!

    Also? This is the second IMM I've seen with Sailor Moon vol. 4. I think I may need to purchase the Sailor Moon manga because I LOVED that show and the manga when I was a kid (even dressed as a Sailor Scout for a library play way way back). Sigh.

    Awesome IMM!

    My IMM

    1. You should totally purchase it! The manga is actually a LOT more romantic than the anime could ever hope to be (and our favorite couple totally has off-the-page sex and he's not creepy-older than her, lol!)

      It's a sign if you've seen two! You must buy it! :)

  4. I'd never heard of Between the Lines before but you say it's a fairy tale and fantasy and I'm all in. I definitely want a piece of that.

    AND SAILOR MOON. *starts to sing* Fighting evil by moonlight... XD I own all the movies and the tv series up to date in the Americanized version but I never would've thought to pick up the manga. I think I AM going to do that.

    YAY FOR ELEMENTAL. I received a copy as well! :D

    Have an amazing reading week!


    1. I know, right? Fairy tale fantasy. I don't need anything else in a synopsis!!!

      Ahhh, that song is going to be in my head now! *tsks you*

      I totally own all the DVD sets too (except Stars, of course!) I actually prefer the manga to the anime. It's much more romantic (and Usagi/Serena and Mamoru/Darien totally do it) and their age difference isn't so creepy different. Plus, he's not a jerk like, "What, I have a gf??" The manga makes me swoon!

      Yay for us and ELEMENTAL!!

  5. Man you do have a lot of giveaways this month. Great amount of books. I need to read The Riders of The Apocalypse. Hope you enjoy them.


    1. I know, right? It's crazy!!! Too bad they're not spread out, lol.

      I like the quartet a lot. Enjoy if you get to them! They're fun, fast reads! Shorties :)

  6. A friend of mine read Elemental and said it was great! :O Oh Sailor Moon! I only know the German and Japanese tracks, so unlike A Knight I can't impress anyone with my nerdy knowledge. *sniff* Damn! There it was. My chance! Argh! XD

    Hope you enjoy all of your reads!! :)

    Patricia // My IMM

    1. Oh, that excites me! I love hearing positive feedback about books.

      Aww, you still impress ME! You know what the series is. :) Read the manga and then you'll be caught up and we can fangirl together, kay? ;)

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    1. Thanks!! I bought the green just for this week! My BN was one of 20-some stores in the country doing a Hunger Games event, and IW anted to have "Capitol Nails" for the event, so I bought the acid green, borrowed the hot pink from my sister, and dug out my orange! I actually just finished taking it off and have to figure out what I'm doing next! :)

  8. I can't wait to read my Take A Bow! Thx for all the fun giveaways too...


  9. Woohoo great books! And wow, Sailor Moon, its been a while for me. Hope you enjoy Hunger Games. Let me know what you think! And the ID cards werent at the theater, they were on cafepress.com! ;-D
    Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I will! I'm excited about it! I wasn't sure at first and leaning toward not going honestly, b/c I'm really squeamish, but I'm going with a group and..um...2 or 3 of them saw it already. My one friend said she'd be my blindfold during bad parts! LOL!!

      Oh, you ordered the ID? Even cooler. It looks fun!

      I know, right? I haven't read/watched SM (or any anime/manga) in years. I love this manga reboot!

  10. I need to get the rest of the Sailor Moon books that are out, I only have the 1st one right now. Need Need need to get them! I added them to my Amazon account, so hopefully I will start purchasing them :)

    1. I love seeing all the SM fans come out every time I get a new one. We need to have a SM week or something to honor it, lol!

      I think I only have one more on pre-order until my next sale in June! I love that re-release has color pages!

  11. Jodi Picoult's young adult book looks good now that I've heard you talk about it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts so be sure to tell me what you think ;P
    I'm really excited for Loss! I need to get a copy soon!

    The stitched copies of the classics are so neat! Thanks for showing that!

    1. Doesn't it? I'm trying so hard not to get my hopes up because I ALWAYS do this with a Jodi book and it cannot POSSIBLY live up to the expectations in my head, buuuuuuuut I'm hoping for this to be a top favorite Jodi book of mine! I can't wait to dive in this week or next for Fairy Tale Fortnight!

      LOSS is absolutely my favorite in the quartet so far. I can't wait to hear your thoughts hwne you read it!

      Aren't the stitched copies fabulous? I've been wanting them for so long! I almost did EMMA, too, but I have a beautiful gold leather-bound complete Austen, so... *shrug*

      I'm still SO EXCITED about STARLIGHTER being in your house! It makes me want to re-read the first book right now so I can read #2 and #3 finally, lol!

  12. Oh, wow! Fabulous haul! I'm so jealous of your copy of Jodi Picoult's teen book. I still can't believe she's cowriting a TEEN book! :D I hope it's fabulous. Enjoy all your books and happy reading. :)

  13. OOHhh Elemental IS a beautiful cover!! I haven't heard of it until today. Ooh Jodi Picoult's teen book! Thanks for sharing!

    Giselle @ booknerd.ca
    In My Mailbox

  14. Oh Elemental! I am So excited to read it. Enjoy your fantastic haul this week :) Thanks so much for visiting me today, I am perhaps even more excited for my reads knowing how much you loved the majority of them!

    Bonnie @ wordsathome.ca

  15. Between the Lines sounds really good I've had my eye on this one!

    Xpresso Reads

  16. I haven't read any of these, but especially ELEMENTAL and TAKE A BOW are very high on my to-read list. I hope you'll enjoy everything! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  17. I'm so jealous of Between The Lines it looks like such a good book. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!


    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  18. Great mailbox! I've never read anything by Jodi Picoult before, but I have always wanted to! Enjoy!

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