Sunday, November 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)

"In my Mailbox" is a weekly meme hosted by the fantastic Kirsti "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. 

Wow! This week has totally be my favourite in the book week world! Last week I had 
received a couple books in the actual mail from a long forgotten Chapters order done in September, but this week I had some publishers send me books, AND some surprise books from Chapters and Walmart with some amazing deal! So without further adieu I give you my "In My Mailbox": 

Publisher Sent:

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave. 

Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. 

Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston

Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager. On the surface. She’s smart, but a bit of slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker… but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes. Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins.

Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there’s still time—literally—maybe even get a date. 

Half World by Hiromi Goto

Melanie Tamaki is human—but her parents aren’t. They are from Half World, a Limbo between our world and the afterlife, and her father is still there. When her mother disappears, Melanie must follow her to Half World—and neither of them may return alive. Imagine Coraline as filmed by the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle), or Neil Gaiman collaborating with Charles de Lint. Half World is vivid, visceral, unforgettable, a combination of prose and images that will haunt you.

Bought: Walmart (30-40% OFF)

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. 

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 

Chapters/Indigo (series for 50$):

The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini

Eragon: When young Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his adopted family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of inescapable destiny, magical forces, and powerful people. With only an ancient sword and the instruction of an old,mysterious, hermit storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a Emperor whose evil and power knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands….

Eldest: Darkness falls ...Despair abounds ...Evil reigns ...Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life.

Brisingr: OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength—as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices— choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

Inheritance: Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

I would have had two other books on this weeks "In My Mailbox" but apparently when they went to ship them to me, there was a book shortage and there wasn't enough to be shipped out. How may I ask is there a book shortage? *sigh* well I guess that is what I get for thinking I'd get my books on time for once, lol! 
SO, what did you all get in your mailbox this week?


  1. I so want Born Wicked. Old follower. Love your background. Come visit me as well.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  2. Hey Grace! I know I have been AWOL for the past week! It has been a week from hell for school, BUT I am back and boy do I have some great books to blog about!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting though! I will definitely drop by later on and see what you have been up too! Thanks for the continuation of following the blog!

  3. I got born wicked, too!!

    come see my massive IMM, and my first video blog ever! :)

  4. Born Wicked looks soo good! Enjoy all your books, they all looks awesome!

  5. Thanks so much guys for commenting and leaving your links I will definitely be checking them out!! :)

  6. Born wicked is so pretty! I'd read it only for the cover but thats just how i am. People say that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but i do... all the time lol

  7. Yooo!! thnx so much for stopping by ^_^

    You got The Night Circus! aaah!! cant wait to read it! I need some vacations good lord!! Im glad you got Born Wicked =9. I cant wait to read it ^__^ yummy!!! awesome haul dear!! muah! take care and wish u a super yummy reading =D

  8. HEHEHE! Oh Natalia! Your comments are always the greatest and make me laugh out loud!! I'm pretty sure if I ever do a 2011 Best Comment post yours are going to be up there at the top! lol. Thanks so much for stopping by! And I hope my reading will be "super yummy"! hehe. And if you can get to a Walmart near you it is at the 30% off rate so you MUST MUST take advantage of this fabulous offer! lol. Where else will you find a hardcopy of the Night Circus at 30% off !! lol.

  9. Great mailbox. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Night Circus, I've been wanting to read that one for a while now. Happy Reading!

  10. Once Every Never sounds like something I might be into, plus it has a cool cover. I haven't seen it around anywhere though. My Touch review is up now if you want to check it out.

  11. I can't wait to read The Night Circus and Born Wicked!

    I found you via the IMM linky. I’m a new follower :)
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