IMM & Week in Review: The Holy ARC-a-Moly 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!


*Enter to win one of THREE Kindles or one of TWENTY autographed copies of books in THE RIVER OF TIME series by Lisa T. Bergren.  ENDS TOMORROW


*HERE by Denise Grover Swank (Interview here; review coming Thursday!)

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

*Um.............^^;;;............nothing?  Wellllll, four pages of HERE.  I really need to read this or else, on Tuesday, it will be two weeks since I read a book!!!

I just...haven't been in the mood to read, so it's all backing up now.  I'll sit and look at book and go, "Oh, I want to read you...but I don't feel like reading atm."  Argh!


*I actually had ANOTHER review-less week.  I actually have two reviews started that were supposed to go up Friday and Saturday.  I just haven't had time to finish writing them.  So....look for a lot of reviews this week to make up for it :)


*Happy Book Day to Four Anticipated Books!
*Haunting Lead HUNGER GAMES music video debuts featuring Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars!
*Read HANA, a DELIRIUM novella from Lauren Oliver, FREE! 4 Days Only!
*Waiting on Wednesday: RENEGADE by J.A. Sounders
*Interview with HERE author Denise Grover Swank
*Exclusive First Look at BOURNE {RIVER OF TIME 3.1} by Lisa T. Bergren!


The "Holy ARC-a-Moly" edition!

I cannot BELIEVE the amount of books I received this week, especially since I didn't give back by purchasing anything!  (Well, a dress for a wedding, but that doesn't count, right?)  Thank you to all of the publishers and authors this week.  I received some great surprises IMM!


Nothing this week, actually! *gasp*

The next couple of weeks, however..................

ARCs/Finished Copies:

*MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess  [Out now]
(Thank you to Leah Cypess! I was a runner-up in her NIGHTSPELL Blog Tour, so she annotated a chapter of my choice.  I asked Leah to annotate her favorite chapter.  She chose Chapter Fourteen.  (Go re-read that chapter right now to see why!  I also reviewed NIGHTSPELL during the tour and mentioned MISTWOOD a bit!)
*SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo [Out June 05, 2012]
(Thank you to Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan! I LOVE the alien blue-foil envelope!) 
[Designed by Rich Deas, whom I interviewed here in January for Marissa Meyer's CINDER Blog Tour!]
*STRIKE: THE HERO FROM THE SKY by Charlie Wood  [Out now]
(Thank you to Charlie Wood!  Charlie is awesome and sent me SIX copies, so we're going to have a massive giveaway soon!)

*AWKWARD by Marni Bates [Out March 01, 2012]
(Thank you to Kensington Teen and The Teen Book Scene for the finished copy! The Blog Tour will run from Feb. 27 ~ Mar. 23.  A Backwards Story will be participating in both a review and a guest feature, so stay tuned!)

*THE MASK OF DESTINY (ARCHER LEGACY Trilogy #3) by Richard Newsome [Out May 15, 2012]

(Thank you to Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins!)


*MY FAIRY FAIR GODMOTHER by Janette Rallison (Because Jen from Literally Jen reviewed it on A Backwards Story during A Week of Cinderella and made it sound AWESOME!)
*WISDOM'S KISS by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
*FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK by Melina Marchetta


*WONDER by R.J. Palacio [JUST RELEASED 02.14.12]
(Thank you to Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House!)
*UNBIDDEN MAGIC TRILOGY by Marilee Brothers: [out now; book four, SHADOW MOON, released in Nov. 2011]
(Thank you to Bell Bridge Books!)

*MAGIC UNDER STONE by Jaclyn Dolamore [Out April 10, 2012]
(Thank you to Bloomsbury!) 
[I reviewed Dolamore's BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY last year & interviewed the author during Splash into Summer.  Check both out while awaiting her newest novel! ^_^]

*THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED by April Henry [Out April 10, 2012]

(Thank you to Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan!)

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Mistwood sounds great! and Nightspell sounds even better!
    Great stack of books you got this week, enjoy :)

  2. Really good week. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Shadow and Bone sounds intriguing. Great haul.


  3. Awkward looks really good i can't wait to read that. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

  4. Shadow and Bone is super popular this week! Enjoy!

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  5. Nice list. I enjoyed your video. I have heard a ton about Archer, but haven't read any of them. I should give one a try. I love the cover of Shadow and Bone. I can't wait to see the final cover. Happy reading!
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  6. I can't wait to read Shadow & Bone. Hope you enjoy all your new reads :-)

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    Safari Poet

  7. Oh nice i've heard great things about Finnikin of the Rock!

    Xpresso Reads

  8. hey you! Great books this week! I've been hearing great things about Shadow & Bone! And thanks for stopping by my IMM! I use iMovie for my videos! :-) And i'm excited you like my nails! I tried for the whole Hunger Games and it worked! Hope you have fun at the wedding! :=)

  9. OMG. YOU GOT SHADOW AND BONE. DO YOU KNOW HOW JEALOUS I AM? LIKE... ----> THIS JEALOUS x3435345<----- So excited to read that, it looks amazing! I have go to read Nightspell soon, I've read such great reviews for it. And Finnick of the Rock because I am ashamed to admit I have never read a Melina Marchetta book. And I can myself Australian? *shakes head in disappointment*

    Fabulous books, Bonnie! ENJOY!

  10. Ooh, well done. Looks like your going to have a fun week! I'm totally drooling over Shadow and Bone, and I've been reading good things about Awkward. My Fair Godmother is stranded somewhere amidst the chaos of my TBR pile, but hopefully I can rescue it soon. I'll be on the lookout for your reviews :)

    1. YOU'RE* That's embarrassing. I hate when people mix those up. *face palm*

  11. Great books! I have Shadow and Bone as well. And Wonder. I haven't read it yet, but need to soon! I hope you love all your books! Great vlog!


  12. Shadow and Bone!!!!!! It sounds really awesome. Enjoy :)


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