Sunday, December 18, 2011

In My Mailbox (16)

"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.

This week I 
received a whole bunch of books that I had won from a couple give aways I had entered. My collection of books is ever growing and I realize for me to get through each book on my TBR pile would take me basically a book a day! LOL!

Giveaway #1: Gwenyth @ Rants~n~Scribbles

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

The Death Cure by James Dashner

Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. 

What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.

Giveaway #2: Missie @ The Unread Reader

Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart

I wanted to turn but I was held captive by the song on the wind. I’m coming, I told the voices. Please, wait for me. 

When her sister becomes betrothed to a prince in a northern nation, Zeraphina’s only consolations are that her loyal animal companions are by her side – and that her burning hunger to travel north is finally being sated. 

Already her black hair and pale eyes mark her out as different, but now Zeraphina must be even more careful to keep her secret safe. Craving blood is not considered normal behaviour for anyone, let alone a princess. So when the king’s advisor, Rodden, seems to know more about her condition than she does, Zeraphina is determined to find out more. 

Zeraphina must be willing to sacrifice everything if she’s to uncover the truth – but what if the truth is beyond her worst nightmares?


  1. Woohoo! Yay for giveaways! And a book a day is totally feasible lol!

  2. Love the covers especially Blood Song -and how awesome to win giveaways!

  3. Oh yay you got them! Awesomesauce! I really hope you enjoy them!

  4. I haven't read the Maze Runner, even if I have it. I really need to do so soon! Hope you enjoy it!
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    A Beautiful Madness

  5. I read Maze Runner and Scorch Trials in the last few weeks and they were AMAZING! Can't wait to read Death Cure!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  6. You won the whole Maze Runner series? That's awesome! I've really been wanting to read them, but I haven't had the chance yet... Happy reading! :)

  7. Yay! I'm so glad you finally got the book. I was getting worried. I'm sorry it took so long.

    Hope you enjoy reading about Rodden. :)