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Sunday, December 5, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren (and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie) to showcase any books that I have bought or borrowed or won to read.

I didn't get to buy any books this week because unfortunately, my iPod died and I needed to get a new one. I can't live without an iPod! Melodramatic much? Yeah. But I did, very luckily, win a few books:

Hush, Hush and Crescendo (Books #1 and #2 in the Hush, Hush Series)
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Won from Garage Clothing Canada Blog (Thanks to them and Simon and Schuster Canada for setting up the contest!)

Yeah, I also thought it was weird that a clothing store's blog would be giving out books. And that's not all they give away. If you're Canadian, I would recommend following them because not a lot of people enter their giveaways!

Description of Hush, Hush (from Goodreads): For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.




Beautiful Darkness ARC (Caster Chronicles #2)
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Won from Good Books and Good Wine (Thanks April!)

Desciption (from Goodreads): Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.Sometimes life-ending.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

36 comments :

  1. Congrats on a great win! Hope you enjoy them.

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  2. Very nice. I loved Hush, Hush and got Crescendo a few weeks ago. I can't wait to read it. I read Beautiful Creatures a week ago and LOVED it. Can't wait to get Beautiful Darkness. Enjoy!!!

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  3. Thanks guys! I hope I enjoy them, too!

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  4. I've just started Beautiful Creatures. The nice thing about coming to books in a series late is that there is no waiting for the next installment. So I can move right on to Beautiful Darkness. I didn't love Hush, Hush, but will still read the sequel;-)

    brenda

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  5. Congrats on winning the contests - you got some great prizes. I really want to read Crescendo.
    Happy Reading!

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  6. I finished Beautiful Creatures a while ago and can't wait to read Beautiful Darkness. :D Congrats on your haul - you got some really great titles!

    Happy readings this week! Here's what's in my mailbox.

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  7. @proseandkahn: I know what you mean! It's so nice not to have to wait!
    @Jessica: Thanks!
    @Kristina: I can't wait to read the series either!

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  8. I know, I was surprised to find a bargain section next to the biographies, I think...so maybe check your local Chapters out! :D Hope you enjoy your books this week!

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  9. The Hush Hush series is AMAZING! The second book even manages to be a bit better than the first. l hope you enjoy them. I have both reviews at my site.
    Great reads .. your in for a treat

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  10. I wouldn't be able to live without an Ipod either! Books and music go hand in hand! lol
    Congrats on winning the hush, hush books and Beautiful Darkness! I can't wait to hear what you think about them :)
    Happy Reading!

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  11. @Books for Company: Good to know, thanks! Excited!
    @Katie: haha, glad someone agrees with me and doesn't think I'm being silly for making a statement like that.

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  12. You have a great fortune in winning contests. What's your secret. Do you sign up for a lot of them. I've not been lucky on anything but sites like Goodsreads and LibraryThing.

    So sorry about your ipod, I couldn't live without my iphone and ipad. I feel your pain, girl.

    One last question: is Beautiful Creatures the first book in the Trilogy?

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  13. Hmm, my secret. I really don't know! I'm SO surprised at how lucky I've been recently. Of course it's good to remember you'll have a better chance the less the amount of people that are entering. I can't imagine winning anything on Goodreads, for example! Tons of people sign up for those contests!
    My iPod is my precious at least until I buy myself an eReader :)
    Yes, BC is the first book but it's not a trilogy. There will be four books.

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  14. Hi Aylee! Thanks for stopping by i swim for oceans today...I'm following you now, too. I hope you enjoy your books and love the stories of Hush, Hush and Beautiful Darkness :)

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  15. Thank you! I sure hope so, too!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I also love to connect with other Potter loving blogs out on the web. ;)

    I don't really win much from other blogs. You're lucky... Enjoy your books! Ipods are expensive.... that sucks that you had to go out and buy a new one. ;(

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  17. YAY! Beautiful Darkness!! I'm actually reading that now. I LOVED the first book. I haven't read Hush, Hush, yet. It's in my TBR pile! Happy reading :)

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  18. thanks for following my blog! I decided to check out yours and I'm now following and thanks for the compliment on my blog banner :) I made it myself!

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  19. @Cialina: Hurray for Potter loving blogs! And I know, trust me, how lucky I've been in these contests.
    @Julie: So excited to start the series!
    @Anna: No problem. I wish I had skillz like that!

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  20. Congrats to you for your wins! What great books to win.

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  21. Thanks for visiting my blog! I felt immediately connected to you when I saw the name of your blog. I am STILL recovering and have tons of withdrawals with Potter addiction. ;)

    Great wins! I got my first book yesterday from S&S and I am so pumped.

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  22. LOL, good to know :)
    How cool that you've received a book from a publisher!

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  23. Congrats on winning so many books! That's so awesome! I hope you enjoy all of them!

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  24. Enjoy your books! Hush, Hush and Crescendo are amazing reads. I love them so much. I haven't read Beautiful Creatures yet, but I've been told it's awesome, so I'm sure I'll be getting Beautiful Darkness soon :D

    Have a great week!

    Amber
    booksofamber.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow Aylee, congrats on all your wins, you got some fabulous books! Looking forward to seeing what you think of them:)

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  26. Hopefully it won't take me too long to get my reviews out!

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  27. I haven't read any of those yet but they are all on my "one day" TBR pile :-)

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  28. I definitely have a "one day" TBR pile, too!

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  29. Just been reading the comments about my ipod, music and books go hand in hand for me too.
    Although l have lost my ipod .. l am lost without it!

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  30. I quite enjoyed Hush Hush! Haven't started Crescendo yet!

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