IMM & Weekly Review: The Cheapskate Buyer 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!


*None atm :(


*THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
*FEVER by Lauren DeStefano
*KATANA by Cole Gibsen

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

*HERE by Denise Grover Swank
*WINTERLING by Sarah Prineas


*HERE by Denise Grover Swank


*Happy Book Day to FEVER and SHADOWS!
*Waiting on Wednesday: Double Cover Reveal Edition
*Breaking News: New Book Coming from JK Rowling!


The Cheapskate Buyer Edition!

This makes up for last week's haul, which consisted 100% of books I didn't pay for.  This week and next week will feature two big box boxes!  I called this week the Cheapskate Edition because...the reason I have these two big boxes coming?  Back in December when I got an amazing deal, I ordered a bunch of paperbacks and split the orders with books coming out through April.  I had to put a certain amount of $ together for free s/h, too, so I'm going to be getting a big box or two each month.  This probably only saves a few dollars (maybe $5 a box), but it all adds up!!


*FEVER by Lauren DeStefano {It came, it came, it finally came!  And it's so pretty and shiny and I could NEVER read this as an ebook because, as you'll see in the video, you lose ALL of the fabulous formatting!!! I reviewed WITHER last year and loved it!  You can also see a breakdown of the cover design if you don't feel like watching the video!}
*TRUTH by Julia Karr {I reviewed this dystopian series last year when Karr's novel XVI debuted.  I was also lucky enough to participate on the TRUTH Blog Tour last month. You can view the author's guest post here!}
*RANGER'S APPRENTICE #7: ERAK'S RANSOM by John Flannagan {I need to catch up on this series! I'm a bit behind...}
*RANGER'S APPRENTICE #8: THE KINGS OF CLONMEL by John Flannagan {And by behind, I mean that I've read, like, four of these...two years, yeah...}
*THE RED CROSS KNIGHT by Sarah Prineas {This ebook only cost 99¢ on my nook AND all of the proceeds went to charity.  Thumbs up for a classy author!  I purchased this after finishing WINTERLING, which I'll be reviewing soon. I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to its companion/sequel, SUMMERKIN, in 2013!}

*GATE TO KANDRITH by Nicole Luiken  [Out March 26, 2012]
(Thank you to Carina Press! Pictured with my copies of VIOLET EYES and SILVER EYES, two books I  used to love and keep meaning to re-read!  It will be fun to read Nicole again now...and as an adult author, no less!)
*DARK FROST by Jennifer Estep [Out May 29, 2012]
(Thank you to Kensington!  I still need to finish reading the second book in the series, which I started a couple of months ago  now and sort of...lost. ^^;;;)
*A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS by Michelle Zink  [Out March 20, 2012]
(Thank you to Dial/Penguin!  I  haven't read Michelle Zink's last series, but this new book intrigues me!)

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Love the vlogs honey. OMG, those Manga books do have some beautiful artwork. Great job.

  2. Winterling looks really good, and I love that cover. Gonna need to pick that one up at some point.
    I have Wither and XVI still waiting to be read. They started out as two of my must haves last year, and then for some reason, they slid down the pile. Quite a number of iffy/negative reviews + too many good books, I guess.

    Also, I didn't realize you were reading The Name of the Wind!!! Yay!

  3. :-) So many fun books! How are you liking The Name of the Wind? That was my fav book last year. Love it. Great summary - you got lots and lots of books this week!!!

    Mine: Colorimetry

  4. I have to read The Temptation of Angels and the cover of Truth is simply awesome! Plus, U haven't read the Frost series, wonder what it is like...

    Great haul, Bonnie! =D

    Here's my IMM

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  5. Awesome haul this week. :) Really hope you enjoy everything you got.

    Here is mine: IMM (14)

  6. Awesome books this week! I got Wither awhile back and i cant wait to read it. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

  7. Great mailbox! I still need to read Wither so that I can pick up Fever. :) I hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  8. Fever has fun formatting? My copy was pretty normal - though it was an ARC so maybe I missed out? Boo!! Anyways. I enjoyed it more than Wither. And great haul I'm curious to see reviews on Temptation of Angels!

    Xpresso Reads

  9. I need to get vol 2 and 3 of Sailor Moon.

  10. Oooo you got Temptation of Angels....Soooo many people got rejected for it on Netgalley! The pub must like you!!!! Lucky! I didn't request it since I haven't read the other book(s) in the series, but it does look really good! Yay for Fever! I really want a shiny, pretty finished copy for my shelves!

  11. Firstly, I'm really curious why you're holding off on reading Alex Flinn so your going to have to tweet me or DM me and let me know ;P
    You had a really great week! I'm going to have to read XVI! You made it sound really good! Hope you enjoy all your new books!


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