IMM & Week in Review: The Guest Post/Interview 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!


*Win a Pack of Prom-Themed Books from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! (until April 30th!)
*Win an autographed copy of ICE by Sarah Beth Durst!
*Win an ENCHANTED goodie basket from Alethea Kontis, complete with a signed, finished copy of ENCHANTED! (Going live at 1pm EST/11 am MT here, on The Book Rat, and on Basically Amazing Books.  You have THREE chances to win!!!)


*BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore!!!
{Although I'm still flirting with re-reading GRACELING and FIRE first...But can I wait that long?  So pretty!!!  Either way, I'm about to start one of these in a few!}

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

*INSURGENT by Veronica Roth (ZOMG, even better than DIVERGENT, you guys!! So far, I like this MORE than THE HUNGER GAMES.  Yes, I said it!!)
*THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas


*THE ART OF THE DISNEY PRINCESS by Disney Editions {art book}
*THE NEXT FULL MOON by Carolyn Turgeon
*SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoë Marriott {Re-review for US release}
*BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer {early review}
*RUMPEL by Eileen Cruz Coleman


*Cover Crazy: CIRCLE OF CRANES by Annette LeBox
*Cover/Summary Reveal: THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
*Guest PostZoë Marriott on Changes in SHADOWS ON THE MOON
*Commentary: INTO THE WOODS [Coming Soon to Movie Theaters, no less!]
*Designer Interview: Todd Harris, Illustrator of THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM
*GIVEAWAY: Win an Autographed Copy of ICE by Sarah Beth Durst
*Commentary: Fairy Tales & the Radio
*Guest Post & FREE Book: Leah Cypess on Fairy Tale Retellings
*Interview: Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer, BETWEEN THE LINES
*Guest Post: Eileen Cruz Coleman [RUMPEL] on The Niapsons
*Guest Post: Michelle Davidson Argyle: A Darker Collection of Fairy Tales – BONDED


The Guest Post/Interview Edition

This was supposed to be Part II of The Fairy Tale Edition, but did you SEE all of the guest posts and interviews I hosted this week?  I know there were a lot on top of one another, so it's hard to keep up, but check them out.  So many amazing authors have stopped by, including my all-time favorite author, Jodi Picoult!!

I'm sad that FTF is ending tomorrow...but at the same time, a little excited to have more free time again (Well, next week, anyway...)!  I hope you've enjoyed this event as much as I have!

 ARCs for Review:

*SURRENDER by Elana Johnson  [Out June 05, 2012]
{Thank you to Simon Pulse!  I adored POSSESSION last year and am really looking forward to reading SURRENDER!}
*THE FORGETTING CURVE by Angie Smibert [Out May 01, 2012] 
{Thank you to Marshall Cavendish and The {Teen} Book Scene!  I received TWO copies, so look forward to a giveaway!  I'll have a guest post tomorrow and a review on the 11th.  This is the sequel to MEMENTO NORA!


{I finally found a copy of this magazine to purchase in the US!  This is Issue 3!}

*ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis
{Did you see today's REVIEW and INTERVIEW and GIVEAWAY?  I read my ARC twice and am happy to have a finished copy to call my own!  Plus, I LOVE the cover and am so excited to share an interview with the cover designer with you!  [Okay...the review will be up tonight and everything else goes live this afternoon if you're seeing this now, but...!}

*THUMPED by Megan McCafferty
{I bought BUMPED last year, but have yet to read it.  The time has finally come!}

*THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
{I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this one, so I'll review it sometime soon.  The cover is so, so pretty.  I've had this one on my radar since the book sold in 2010!}

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Awesome books this week!! I hope you enjoy them all :D

    Happy reading and check out my post!!

  2. Looks like you've got some great books in your haul. Hope you enjoy reading them all.

  3. Great haul as usual darling. I've started an alternative for people.


  4. All good books i've heard about the selection it was suppose to be good looking forward to your review. Follow the link to see what i got in my mailbox this week. Enjoy the rest of your sunday..

  5. Looks like you had a busy week! I'm so excited for Thumped and Insurgent and about 10 other books you've got listed up there. Happy reading!

    My IMM -

  6. Sounds like you loved Enchanted. I will have to give that one a go. Happy Reading!


  7. I read Bumped and it was okay. I'm going to start Thumped soon!
    My IMM(:

  8. Very nice! I have Bumped and let my Sister-in-law borrow it. She really liked it so Im sure I will too. She and I are scary alike. So I will be getting Thumped soon.

    Happy Reading
    Doodle @ Doodle Bugs Bookshelf

  9. You got a lot of cool stuff this week. I just got Possession last week so I hope to read that soon and I'm so jealous of Enchanted and The Selection they both look so good. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  10. Looks like you had a yummy week!!

    Thanks for sharing,


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