Sunday, July 10, 2011

in my Mailbox (6)

"In my Mailbox" is a weekly meme hosted by the fantastic Kristi "the Story Siren". Bloggers are able to post what new books they've received either by buying, borrowing, or on loan from the library throughout the past week. Last week I noticed I did not post an "in my Mailbox" post, well I didn't receive any new books last week, which is a good thing because it gave me the chance to catch up on some of the books I already had in  my TBR pile. Although this week all the books I put on hold have come in and I have a bunch of new ones! :)

by Maggie Stiefvater

I am very excited about this book series! I just saw it one day when I was going through a couple people's favourite lists on and I fell in love instantly with the storyline so I had to grab it from the library ASAP!

the cold. 
"Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why." 
the heat. 
"Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now." 

the shiver. 
"For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future."

Ruby Red 
by Kerstin Gier

I was looking through some of the recent reviews on one of the blogs I follow: "A Myriad of Books" and she had an excellent review of "Ruby Red" which inspired me to take it out from the library. It looks like an absolute fabulous read for Y.A. enthusiast such as myself :)

"Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon, the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust"

The link to the blog I mentioned above: (

by Scott Westerfield

Ever since my one friend who is the author of "Browsing Bookshelves" got me into Dystopian novels I cannot get enough of them! I saw this on a must read list of Dystopian novels and thought this is right up my alley and had to put a hold on the series. Although unfortunately the first book in the series, "Uglies" is lost at our local library so I have to go and purchase it from my nearest Chapters (lol! like I mind :P).

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

The link to the above mentioned blog, "Browsing Bookshelves" -

One Wicked Sin
by Nicola Cornick

This series such as the above, I found on a random blog which right now I cannot remember which one. But the historical period and romance within the plot drove me right to the library. BUT once I got there like "Pretties" they did not have the first one in the series, although it is not a continuation but more of an anthology of different time periods and different characters. 


"Once the toast of the ton, Lottie Cummings is now notorious for being divorced. Shunned by society, the destitute beauty is lured to become a Covent Garden courtesan. Until a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer."

"The illegitimate son of a duke, Ethan Ryder rose to the ranks of Napoleon's most trusted cavalry officer—until his capture landed him in England as a prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs Lottie's help to create a spectacular diversion. Yet their pact ignites a passionate bond that may scandalize even these two wicked souls…"


  1. You've got some great books there! I want to read Shiver, but I haven't got around to getting the book yet. Ruby Red sounds like a good read too :)

  2. Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox. I cannot wait until Forever comes out.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  3. Shiver is pretty good. Hope you enjoy it, along with the other books!

    In My Mailbox

  4. It's good your only getting into the Shiver series now. Forever comes out soon, so you won't have to wait when you get hooked. This is my first time at your blog and I LOvE your banner it's so cute.

    Check out my IMM this week-->

    Happy Reading!

  5. Thanks everyone for commenting and everyone that is new to my blog, WELCOME!! :) I will definitely be checking out all of your blogs as well :)

    I am well into "Shiver" I just started today! I am loving it! I like the style of chapter division how some is from Sam's point of view and some are from Clare's point of view. I definitely think is is going to fastly become one of my favourite series!

  6. A great haul! Awesome stuff... I can't wait to read Ruby Red :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @ Gripped into Books