IMM & Week in Review: The Wildflower 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!


*COBBOGOTH by Hannah L. Clark (until March 22nd)


*FATED by Sarah Alderson (I've been wanting to read this forever and was finally in the perfect mood after finishing action-packed novels KATANA and PURE! And,, I still haven't read my copy of HUNTING LILA!)
*EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington (Review coming Tuesday along with a blog tour stop!)

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

*FEVER by Lauren DeStefano (It KILLED me to sit on this book for two weeks before I had a chance to read it!  I was literally dragging it around everywhere with me waiting for a chance that never came! Definitely my favorite of the "second books" so far this year!)
*COBBOGOTH by Hannah L. Clark (My review here)
*THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins (Re-read!  The movie's coming out, don't-cha-know!)
*CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Colllins (Re-read! I love that I can read faster when I can choose to skip over parts I don't want to re-read!)
*MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins (Re-read!  My thoughts haven't changed: I still love MOCKINGJAY and am not one of the haters or meh-ers.  It WORKS for me.)
*PURE by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Ahhh, how did I sit on this unread for so many months??  Jennifer, I love you. *proposes*)


*DARK OF THE MOON by Tracy Barrett (Flash/Mythological Mondays)
*TOUCH OF FROST by Jennifer Estep (Flash/Mythological Mondays)
*COBBOGOTH by Hannah L. Clark (Blog Tour)

*Cover Crazy: Analyzing Four Highly-Anticipated Covers That Dropped This Week (BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards, THE ESSENCE by Kimberly Derting, THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken, REACHED by Ally Condie)
*Giveaway: COBBOGOTH by Hannah L. Clark (until March 22nd)


The Wildflower Edition!

This week's title is in honor of the awesome wildflower seeds Simon and Schuster sent me alongside an ARC of BEYONDERS: SEEDS OF REBELLION by Brandon Mull because that is some seriously awesome swag!  So creative!!!


*PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver {The sequel to DELIRIUM! I'm so glad I had early access to an ARC or I would have gone NUTS since this was "lost" at one particular post office for a week before moving on to my destination. Grrr, it was one county over the whole time!!!}


{A co-worker was awesome enough to loan this to me.  I can't find either of my copies of one of the titles I need and it corrupts on my nook every time.  I need it for something I'm working on! ^.~}

Physical ARCs/Finished Copies:
*BEYONDERS: SEEDS OF REBELLION by Brandon Mull [Out March 13, 2012]
{Simon & Schuster sent me an awesome swag pack with this ARC containing a bookmark and wildflower seeds [Get it?? SEEDS of Rebellion?] I was shocked to even see the package because I haven't received anything from S&S before and don't remember entering [or winning] any contests! Also shown/mentioned in video: BEYONDERS: A WORLD WITOUT HEROES, FABLEHAVEN, and book cover designers Jason Chan, Brandon Dorman, and Antonio Javier Caparo.}

*WHATEVER YOU LOVE by Louise Doughty [Out March 27, 2012, USA, Out Now, UK]
{Picked this ARC up at work!  The paragraph on the back hooked me!}

*WHITE HORSE by Alex Adams [Out April 17, 2012]
{Picked this ARC up at work!  It's a new dystopian dropping into the adult (not teen) market.} 
*ILLUSION by Frank Peretti [Just Released March 06, 2012]
{Picked this ARC up at work!  I hadn't previously heard of it, but it sounds like it has some of the whimsy of THE NIGHT CIRCUS!}

*KATANA by Cole Gibsen [Just Released March 08, 2012]
{Thank you to Flux for sending me a finished copy!  I'll be reviewing this as part of the KATANA blog tour tomorrow!  I interviewed Cole Gibsen last week!}

*FLYAWAY by Helen Landalf [Out Now]
{Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The {Teen} Book Scene, and blogger Me, My Shelf, and I for choosing me as a winner during the FLYAWAY blog tour and sending me a finished copy! I DID read this during the tour and did an Author This or That, but for some reason, I never reviewed the book...?  I don't know why this happened, but will have to rectify my failure, lol!}

*THE STONE GIRL by Alyssa B. Sheinmel [Out Aug. 28, 2012]
{Thank you to Alfred Knopf Books for Young Readers! I've been attempting to read THE BEAUTIFUL BETWEEN for a long time and something ALWAYS comes up.  The sample paragraph is beautiful, though. *wants*}
*THE PALADIN PROPHECY by Mark Frost [Out Sept. 25, 2012]
({hank you to Random House! I hadn't previously heard of this one, but the synopsis is AWESOME!}
*THE WHITE OAK by Kim White [Out April 9, 2012]
{Thank you to Story Machine Studio!  I haven't heard about this one yet, but you  had me at Greek Mythology, especially after mentioning the Underworld and Minos. How could I possibly stay away?}
*INNOCENT DARKNESS by Suzanne Lazear [Out Aug. 08, 2012]
{Thank you to Flux!  I've been really excited about this one since before it had a cover, then did a Cover Crazy on it.  I have a feeling now it's about fairies and not fairy tales, but it's still steampunk!}
*BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf [Out April 24, 2012]
{Thank you to Bloomsbury/Walker!  I've been coveting this book.  It sounds heart-wrenching and amazing, and I really like that cover!}

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. You always get such awesome books. Never heard of Brandon Mull. Great haul of books.


  2. I just won a copy of Pandemonium and I can't wait to get it in the mail! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  3. I'm going to be starting White Horse any day now, it is my next read. I meet the author to Breaking Beautiful at Megan Bostic's launch Party.


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