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It’s time for In My Mailbox again! Hosted by the lovely Story Siren.

Smile for the Camera: A Memoir by Kelle James
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (oh my, this certainly lived up to the hype)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I absolutely love The Time Traveler’s Wife! Have you read any of the books above? Let me know.

Oh and I’m currently looking for a co-owner so if you are keen, sign up now! πŸ˜€

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It has been too long since I last did IMM. Don’t look too shock at the list below. They were accumulated over three months. Or so. There are too many books so I won’t be including links to Amazon. πŸ˜›

Bought:
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Received:
The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
Drought by Pam Bachorz

Borrowed:
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (amazing book!)
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
A Spy in House Y.S. Lee
The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
Other by Karen Kincy
Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Confessions of the Sullivan sisters by Natalie Standiford
Winter Longing by Tricia Mills
Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier (Fantastic stories)
The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan (This one was a bit of a disappointment)
Matched by Ally Condie
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (LOVED this)
Rich and Mad by William Nicholson
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
Not That Kind Of Girl by Siobhan Vivian (OMG this one was amazing!)
Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
Elixir by Hilary Duff & Elise Allen
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Read any of the books mentioned above? Thoughts?

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Can you believe September is almost ending? I can’t. 😦 I wasn’t intending on doing IMM this week but I had some free time so I decided to do it after all. Some books below are borrowed and some are bought/received.

In My Mailbox:
Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink (Yay! The long awaited sequel is finally here!)
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa ( I absolutely LOVED the first novel, The Iron King, and it’s one of my top books on faeries.
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Who can resist the Mortal Unstruments series after reading the first book? Definitely not me. πŸ™‚ )
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (Big thank you to the person who sent it. You know who you’re!)

I’m in a midst of reading The Replacement and I’m loving it. Maggie Stiefvater does not lie! This book should be read aloud after dark at a whisper.

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I haven’t been doing IMM lately so here’s about three weeks worth of books. Oh and this is my first IMM of September. Isn’t this month a great month in YA? So many fabulous releases:
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger, Losing Faith by Denise Jaden, Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin, The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff…

In my mailbox:
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins x2 (one library copy and one from Book Depo)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Some books above were bought, some borrowed but none were for review.

What did you get in your mailbox? Read anything good lately? I quite enjoyed Forget You and One Night That Changes Everything. Oh and MOCKINGJAY, OMG!!!!!!!!! Peeta!!!!! Okay, fangirlying over.

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I haven’t done In My Mailbox in ages so here’s about a month’s worth of books.


Received:
Bad Girls by Rebecca Change
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
(Courtesy of S&S UK!)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (I bought this one a while back and it’s finally here! Doodled!)
Passing Strange by Daniel Waters

Bought:
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (I need a pretty hardcover to match my pretty Shiver hardcover. By the way, you can win a shiny new Linger over here.)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Finally right? I’m like the last person on the planet to read the MI series. Six words: Hot romance and lots of action!)
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender (For YOU guys to win! Look out for the giveaway soon.)
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody (I loved this book so much, I had to buy a copy for myself!)
Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love by Maggie Stiefvater, Becca Fitzpatrick, Rachel Vincent, Diana Peterfreund, Michelle Zink and many other authors! (So excited for this because many of my favorite authors are in it!)

Borrowed (not pictured):
The View from the Top by Hillary Frank
And Then I Found Out The Truth by Jennifer Sturman
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Wanted by Sara Shepard (Really? I mean come on, I totally saw the ending coming.)
The Passage by Justin Cronin (The beginning was slow but the second half of the book was very addictive! Every attempt to put it down was unsuccessful. I would soon return to my novel, eager to gobble it up.)

Read any of the above? Thoughts? πŸ™‚

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I did not do IMM last week because I didn’t receive any books. 😦 But I’m back this week and I have one thing to say: I love libraries! Thank goodness for libraries, they support my reading addiction.

Onto the books:

Received:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook!) My first ever audiobook and did I mention that Shiver is my favorite book, ever? πŸ™‚ It also arrived one day after Linger was released in US. What a coincidence! Big thank you to you know who for sending it all the way to me. Also came with bookplates signed to yours truly.
100% Gleek – The Unofficial Guide to Glee by Evie Parker

I also received swag that include a orange nail polish and rootbeer lip gloss from Heidi Kling which I won from her Twitter contest!

Bought:
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson I absolutely adored this. I strongly urge you to pick it up the next time you’re at the bookstore. Road trips + good music tastes + boys + self discovery.
Need by Carrie Jones

Borrowed from the library:
The Lighter Side of Life and Death by C. K. Kelly Martin
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter
At First Sight by Catherine Hapka
Everlasting by Angie Frazier

What did you get this week?

By the way, did you enjoy Linger as well? And did you cry?! Let me know! πŸ™‚ If you liked Linger, Goodreads has quotes from Linger!

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I received several good books again this week!


Won:
Swapped By a Kiss by Luisa Plaja (Won it from Random House UK!)
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad (Signed. I must admit, I like her signature.)
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (signed) + t-shirt + B&N giftcard + bookmark (Thanks so much Ms. Hawkins!)
Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala + swag (Thanks Ms. Cupala!)
Skinned by Robin Wasserman (Soo excited for this! Thanks Ms. Wasserman!)

Bought/Received:
Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee
Fixing Delilah Hannaford by Sarah Ockler (The very sweet and nice lady Ms. Lenore managed to snag me a copy of this novel from BEA!! I am so thankful that now I actually own an ARC from BEA! And I’m going to go all fangirly now because I am a fan of Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer.)

Borrowed from the library (not pictured):
Mistwood by Leah Cypess (Read and absolutely LOVE.)
Runaway by Meg Cabot
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
(Better than PC! A definite must-read!)
White Cat by Holly Black
Paper Daughter by Jeanette Ingold
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
(Narrator was likable, writing was good, it gets my seal of approval!)
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong (Fantastic conclusion to the series! ❀ Darkest Powers series.)
The Crafty Teddy by John J. Lamb (A cute adult mystery novel.)

I’ll edit in the pictures of Conrad’s signature and the B&N giftcard later, maybe.

Read any of the above? Thoughts? πŸ™‚ I’d love to hear from you!