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Saturday, October 8, 2011

In My Mailbox (12)

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 received for review, bought, borrowed, or won to read.

It's been a month and a half since I've done an In My Mailbox so let's get right to it:

For Review from Simon & Schuster Canada

I almost brought the house down with my screaming when I got this in the mail. SO EXCITED. I hope I can get to it soon! Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada!!

Belated Birthday Gifts

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

My birthday was over two months ago (it's the day after Harry and Jo's) but these were preorders that I had to wait to get. I read and loved Delirium at the beginning of this year from Netgalley; I needed my own copy. I'm reading The Isle of Blood now and loving it! This series is sooo good; I can't say enough good things. I have yet to read the Chaos Walking trilogy but now that I own all three, I hope to get to read them back-to-back.

Bought on Sale / from Goodwill

The Bartaemius Trilogy Boxset by Jonathan Stroud
Uglies (Uglies #1) and Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld

I got The Bartaemius Trilogy Boxset from the Sales rack at Chapters for crazy cheap. I've heard good things so I'm looking forward to reading it! And I picked up some used copies of Uglies, Pretties, Shadowland, and Reunion from Goodwill (also cheap, natch). Yes, I know I'm missing the second book in The Mediator series but unfortunately, they only had books 1 and 3.

I decided that it's okay to break my book buying ban to purchase these super cheap books. I mean, I figure it's my decision so it's okay to make up rules as I go along, right?


Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry (Won from A Tapestry of Words)
Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things #1) by Anna Godberson (Free ebook from Amazon)

Thank you so much to Danya from A Tapestry of Words for sending me Rot & Ruin! I received the second book in the trilogy, Dust & Decay, for review so I look forward to starting the trilogy soon as I've heard amazing things!



    The rest of your haul is amazing, but omgggggg I'm so, so, SO excited for you that you have Clockwork Prince in your possession! Squee x 10000!!!

  2. Heh, yup. That was pretty much exactly my reaction.

  3. Whaaaat! Girl, I am so jealous! Clockwork Prince, man! Can't wait to hear what you think! :)

  4. Congrats on your wins! I want to start Rot & Ruin.

  5. omg.omg.omg.
    You do not know how crazy jealous I am of your copy of Clockwork Prince!! D: I need it NOW.

    I hope you read and enjoy Delirium because I know that I really really liked it. :) Happy reading!!

  6. Great haul! I bet you started Clockwork Prince already. :)

    Can't wait to hear what you think.

  7. The Mediator!! I LOVE IT!
    I got these all out of order, lol, and I got a ton of different editions - even one Meg wrote as Jenny Carrol-

    And you just remind me I need to read Bright Young Things too!

    Enjoy your books!

  8. Lucky you with Clockwork Prince! And I just bought myself all of the Mediator books too! Love Jesse!

  9. Holy Crap, how did you get your hands on the Clockwork Prince??!?!?!?!!!?!?!?!?!!?

    I am super jealous right now!

  10. I'm jealous. You got CLOCKWORK PRINCE!

    *glares* haha

    Great haul of books.

  11. Nice Goodwill!

    I LOVE the Uglies series.

  12. Amazing mailbox this week. Enjoy!

  13. Ohh I love the Uglies series :) And I've heard the Mediator series is really good. Clockwork Prince! *swoon* jelly! Can't wait to see what you think!

  14. I really enjoyed the Uglies series! It's a fun and exciting story. Hope you like it!

    Xpresso Reads

  15. Oh man lots of pretty books. Me shall not get jealous. Old follower just seeing all the IMM posts before I have to go to bed.

  16. Nice stash! Congrats on your wins. Happy reading :)

  17. GAH Clockwork Prince I WANT. Delirium was amazing, wasn't it?! Also - the Uglies series rocks! And The Mediator series, too! Hope you love :)

    Here's what I received in my mailbox this week :)

  18. Lol I'm gonna be like everyone else here. Clockwork Prince..how awesome..I loved clockwork angel so I'm excited for this one to come out.

  19. Happy [um... very belated] Birthday!! Hope you had an awesome day :)

    Yes, owning a copy of Delirium is a vital addition to one's bookshelf <3 I have The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I still haven't read it. Everyone says this series is amazing, so I need to start it soon.

    Awesome books, hope you enjoy them!

  20. A fellow Harry Potter therapy inmate! I found your blog tonight through "In My Mailbox," and I love the title and your header. I'm still mourning Harry in my own quiet way, though I refuse to give up hope that JKR will just not be able to bear it and will write something else someday. (Hey, I kept the faith in Snape until the end, and look how well that turned out!) Anyway, just wondered if you did, indeed, find the Quill and get into Beta testing on Pottermore. I did, and it's seriously awesome. Come check out my posts about it.
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

  21. You got Clockwork Prince?! Now I'm jealous. Like almost everyone else who has seen your post. :D I really hope you enjoy this (and all the other great-looking books). Looking forward to hear what you think about it.

    Have a lovely week,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  22. I'm really jealous :D I can't wait for Clockwork Prince!
    I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Check out my IMM: http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-6.html

  23. It's totally okay to break a book buying ban for cheap books! In fact, it'd be MEAN to those poor books not to give them a loving home! ;)

    I keep thinking that if there's one book to get me over my mental block about novels in verse, it'd be Rot and Ruin. I need to get my hands on a copy!

    My IMM is over here if you'd like to stop by. Happy reading (especially Clockwork Prince)!

  24. Clockwork Prince!!! Great books this week, happy reading :]

    Book Addict

  25. LOL Well everyone has said the same thing about Clockwork Prince, so I wont say it ... ok I WILL say it! I'm so JEALOUS! ;-)

    Awesome bargains this week. Nobody would have passed those up, book buying ban or not! And congrats on your win too!

  26. Lucky....lucky you!
    I love the new Delirium cover too. I have the old one.
    Happy reading!

  27. wow great books this week! I love the mediator series, its one of my favorites.

    Old Follower. :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs (5 giveaways going on right now, including a Kobo e-reader!)


  28. Goodwill is my favorite place to buy books, they are crazy cheap! I try to go to the two local ones every other week or so. As you can see from my IMM (http://bit.ly/quWX2X), I got very luck this week and the week before :) Happy Reading!

  29. ZOMG!!!!

    Clockwork Prince!!!! I don't mind telling you how freaking jelly I am right now.

    And wow! You cleaned out at that sale. Lucky!

    Happy Reading, Aylee.

  30. I've heard a lot about the The Bartaemius Trilogy, and am curious to see your thoughts on them. Uglies and Pretties were wonderful, but the same can be said for anything Scott Westerfeld writes!


  31. AHHHHH!!!! Lucky you getting Clockwork Prince Aylee! Color me green with envy:) Can't wait to see what you think!

  32. Oh my gosh! That is so awesome that you got Clockwork Prince!
    I haven't read Clockwork Angel yet, but I keep meaning too...since I've only heard great things about it.
    I have a really deep love for Delirium. That was such an amazing book. Now seeing it on your IMM I want to read it again haha!

    And it is your book buying ban. You can make up whatever rules you want ;D
    That's pretty much what I have been doing on my buying ban haha
    Enjoy all of your books!

  33. THE BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY! Oh my God. Words cannot express how I feel about that series. Just read it. And when you finish the last book...chat with me, okay? I've been bursting to discuss it with someone for over two years...:P. So many great books! I love the Mediator series too! Plus, Delirium is awesome, so hope you enjoy it. And of course...Clockwork Prince! You lucky thing :). Happy reading!


    Awesome IMM. Oh I hope I get one...I shall beg lol!!...well maybe not beg publishers...oh how crazy is that getting CWP.



  35. So many awesome books~I've currently got Bright Young Things in my TBR pile too. I'm just curious, the Clockwork Prince ARC, is that an egalley from Simon & Schuster?

  36. Wow, Aylee, awesome haul this week! Delirium has such a pretty cover. Happy reading!