Saturday, 29 January 2011

In My Mailbox [17]

IMM is hosted by the lovely Kristi over at The Story Siren as a chance to share the books we've received or bought over the past week.

Kristi, I'm sure you all know, is a massive supportive, positive presence in the book blogging world. And now she's asking for help. On Friday she shared the news on twitter that her 6 year old cousin Kaylea had been diagnosed with leukimia. Understandably this has shocked their whole family. Kristi is asking for any support that could be offered, a card, a book or a monetary donation if possible. You may well have seen the post already anyway, but I want to add it in here to help make sure it's seen. I'm keeping them all in my prayers right now.


This week I got:

For review:
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell - Goodreads
I'll be honest here and state that this is one which sounds pretty good, but is outside my usual tastes. Won't be reading it for a couple weeks, but I'm curious to find out if I get on with it or not.
Thanks to NetGalley

Gift:
Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin - Goodreads
Belated Christmas present from one of my best friends! Thanks hun :) <3

Bought:
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa [The Iron Fey #3] - Goodreads // review - I'm so in love with this series now and TIQ is just...wow!! I'm so desperate for The Iron Knight! And for someone who's not a pink girl, I love this cover!
My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent [Soul Screamers #2] (UK version) - Goodreads - I love the Soul Screamers series and I'm totally in love with these UK covers, so of course I'm collecting them despite having the US ones already!! Go read this series if you haven't yet.
Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan - Goodreads
The Mermaid's Mirror by L. K. Madigan - Goodreads - A couple weeks back my twitter feed was suddenly full of retweets to a post from Lisa where she shared, very eloquently, her very hard news that she has stage IV cancer. So aside from sending her and her family my thoughts and prayers, I did the only other thing I could to support her, and bought her books just as soon as I had the spare money to do so. Hoping to read both of them very soon.

16 comments:

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Great mailbokx this week! Happy reading!

Aleetha said...

Yay, I am looking forward to read The Vespertine.
I think I have to finish reading the other book before requesting it

Cicely said...

The Vespertine does look fabulous! And I'm slightly ashamed with myself that I didn't pre-order The Iron Queen... The UK Soul Screamers cover are gorgeous! Happy reading :D

Anna said...

Great mailbox! Love the cover for The Vespertine, so whimsical and lovely. :D I remember reading the first Jaz Parks books, Once Bitten, Twice Shy is pretty fun, I hope you enjoy it along with the rest of your books!

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Great mailbox! I hadn't been aware of Kristi's update, so thank you for that, one to act on and pay it forward..

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

The Vespertine looks pretty good. I look forward to finally being able to buy that.
Awesome lot of books you have :D

Jessica said...

I agree about the Iron Queen cover too! None of the stores by me had it! Was very upset. Have to go out again tomorrow and look. Nice haul you got this week!

My IMM goes up tomorrow, be sure to stop by.

a GREAT read

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I really want to read The Mermaids Mirror! I hope you like it as well as your other reads this week!

Check out my mailbox this week

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

'The Vespertine' was quite good. Hope you enjoy it! I also loved 'The Iron Queen'.

Michelle said...

I am going to have to pick up The Iron Fey series. It sounds so good!

Jennifer said...

I recently received The Vespertine too and can't wait to start reading it. Hope you enjoy it and all of your other goodies.

Ivy said...

You have a great mailbox and a few books I want to read too: The Vespertine, The Iron Fey books, and My Soul to...book! :)

Btw, is The Vespertine part of a series?

Enjoy reading!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

The Vespertine sounds really good, but like you it's not what I would usually read so I'm looking forward to hearing what you think.

Clover said...

I got My Soul To Save as well and I'm really excited about it! I can't believe how hooked I am on the Iron Fey either, want the next book NOW! :) Happy reading to you :)

asamum said...

Great book week. Happy reading :D

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

ooooh you got some awesome book!

Love Jennifer Rardin's books! GreT GIFT!

Enjoy!