Sunday, 11 September 2011

In My Mailbox (#28) + News

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

Right, so you may have realised I've been posting a little less recently. This is mostly because I've started school again, and I'm in the middle of university applications, so things are really stressful at the moment. September and early October probably won't be the most active of months here on the blog, but once I've finished with uni stuff, posts should start becoming more regular again. That being said, I'll still be posting as much as possible during September and October, especially important posts/reviews and things, but I just wanted to let everyone know what was going in case you wonder why I've disappeared for a bit. And now that explanation's over, here's what I got this week! It's everything from my book buying spree:

(This entire series of twelve books was only £9.99 on The Book People. Twelve books for a tenner. Bargain. I already own the first two, but I still couldn't resist. Will probably do a giveaway of the duplicate copies some time soon.)

Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly Black
Once a Witch (Witch #1) by Carolyn MacCullough
Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer
Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by Jennifer Estep
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done by Sarah Mlynowski (I much prefer the US cover, but the UK one was cheaper...)
Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie
Beast Master vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi
Beast Master vol. 2 by Kyousuke Motomi
The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima (got the hardback version for £2.69 - I love Amazon Marketplace)

So that's my haul for the week! While I'm happy with everything I bought, I shamefully completely forgot to add Bloodlines to the basket. Bloodlines. Which I've been looking forward to for months. I'm an idiot :P.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. red glove <3

    love love love Cassel!

    great haul this week! :)

  2. Nightshade and Matched are really good. I just got Red Glove recently as well but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Enjoy your books! :)

  3. nightshade was so good! i loved it!

    i really want to read a touch of frost! i hope you like your books!

  4. I'm dying to read Epic Fail. I keep reading great reviews for it.

  5. Sweet deal on those ten books! I'm looking forward to your Demon King review ;)

  6. Aww, I totally understand! Blogging and studying can be really stressful, but don't worry, the blogosphere will always be here for you! What are you studying in uni?

    Anyway, WOW, what an amazing haul. I <3ed Matched and Nightshade! Omg, I just got Conspiracy 365: Revenge in the mail, and was slightly shattered because I hadn't read the others yet, so I can't review it. So let me know when your comp is up if you have time? I'd be really interested. :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Tina @
    My IMM

  7. We will miss your regular posting, but studies are more important than blogging! Even if we'd rather them not be :P Good luck with your uni applications!

    Wowza Liz, look at all those hot books! I LOVE Forgotten - beautiful novel and omg Luke is the sweetest guy to ever grace paper and ink <3 Yay for Matched!! And Nightshade. Finally you have them. Really want to read Touch of Frost and Epic Fail. And those Conspiracy books look awesome too!

    And yes, you are an idiot. But enjoy the rest of these!

  8. WOW! You got a lot of books! I've read a couple of them--Forgotten and Nightshade--and I enjoyed both. Though, I still have to read Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done. I'm excited to read what you think of it.

    Great post and thanks for stopping by our blog:)

  9. omg what amount of books, so jealous!! Epic Fail is really cute, Nightshade is amazing.
    I'm dying for Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done and Forgotten...lucky you! =)

  10. Love Nightshade, if you haven't read that yet you need to! Seriously drop everything read it, then do yourself a favor and buy Wolfsbane because it is even better than Nightshade! Lol sorry my rant is over.

    Love that cover for The Demon King!
    Enjoy all the pretty books you got :)

  11. So many awesome books! I am desperate to read Touch of Frost. Can't wait to hear what you think :)

  12. Oohh great week. I brought The Demon King off Amazon Marketplace a few weeks ago cheap! Enjoy!

    Our IMM

  13. I absolutely loved Forgotten - read it in one sitting! I hope you do too! Goodluck with the applications! I'm so glad I'm done with that application phase - it's so tiring. And I think you'll need all these books to relax. :) Happy reading!

  14. Wow, fantastic Mailbox! I've loved loved Red Glove and I hope you enjoy it too! :)
    Here is my mailbox

  15. Wow, what a great book week!

    Sometimes real life just has to come first!

  16. So many books! I hope you like Matched :)

  17. WOW! That is one amazing book spree! very jealous

  18. Oooh! :D You definitely did go on a book buying spree! And you found some amazing ones! I'm kind of jealous that you got Touch of Frost, I can't find it locally anywhere here! I don't want to pay a tonne for shipping (so Amazon's out...unless I make a list of ones to buy to get free shipping lol), plus the cover they have on the Book Depository is really random lol I'm hoping I'll get lucky and find it somewhere! I agree about the Ten Things... cover, I like the other one better. That one's a bit too minimalist for me. :)

    I hope you enjoy all of your awesome books from this week, Liz! :D Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by my IMM! :D

  19. That's quite a book haul!! I loved Once a Witch and Forgotten. Your copy of Demon King is beautiful! love the white cover! Enjoy all your books, and good luck with the university apps!

  20. I have no idea how you'll be able to study at all with all those beautiful books to read ;) Awesome haul!

    I want to read a bunch of these - Forgotten, Epic Fail, Touch of Frost... Enjoy!

    Good luck with all the uni apps :)

  21. WOW! Great IMM this week!
    Happy reading :)

  22. That is quite a number of books you got this week! I've only read Matched but I want to read most of them. And can I say how glad I am that you're not being discouraged from going to uni? It really is bad luck that you're the first year of students to deal with the new fees. I'm glad you still think a degree is worth it.

  23. Oh wow! =)
    So many books for you to enjoy here when you have time! =)
    I so want Epic Fail and Ten Things (...)

  24. wow! So many great books! I loved Once a Witch, hope you enjoy it too!

    My IMM- Book Briefs


  25. What a fabulous haul! I've heard wonderful things about Ten Things... Enjoy!
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  26. Ohhhh, so many great books! I'm dying to read Forgotten and Epic Fail. I can't wait to see what you think of them. :) Enjoy!

  27. Oh man, I'm coveting almost everything you have right now. I love book buying sprees! I just went on my own this weekend and ended up with 41 books. EEK. Such fun though.

    I hope you enjoy everything!
    My Mailbox

  28. I want to read Epic Fail and The Demon King very, very badly. What's the deal with Cursed Workers series by H. Black? Sounds pretty good. Hey, are you a senior in HS, by the way? Seems like it. I should be getting started on applying right about now. :)

  29. Great mailbox! I really enjoyed reading Epic Fail, Red Glove, and Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)! I hope you do too. Happy reading!

  30. Holy moly, you really did go on a book buying spree! You got a bunch of great things too. I love Nightshade, Matched and Once A Witch. Hope you love them all!


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