Saturday, April 14, 2012

Me on In My Mailbox (68)

In My Mailbox is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. :)

EDIT: Hello to new followers. :) Just so you know, I tend to ramble on in my IMM posts. You're always free to scroll down and just see what books I got, but if you're a fan of rambling, you've come to the right place. ;)

This was a weird week that started with a massive 2 day headache that sort of flared up this morning. I haven't had one that bad in years. Boooo.

I DNF'd a book this week. It sounded interesting, but I wasn't feeling it. My main issue was when I started it, I was a few pages in before I remember that the narrator was supposed to be a girl and not a guy. From the reviews on Goodreads, it's possible it was just me. Still, maybe I'll read it after it comes out, see how it goes.

Went to Chapters on Friday and tweeted some random pictures of books. :) They were either books I like or books by people I know through Twitter. The best reaction to a picture was Stephanie Burgis on my pic of her historical magical MG books Kat, Incorrigible and Renegade Magic. I really enjoyed the first one last year (click on the Reviews tab up top to find my review). :)

Passport office visited. *sigh* Farewell, money. Still, it's useful to have one. There are rumours circling of me taking a trip with my mom. She asked if I wanted to go somewhere. *shhhhhh*

We re-became a 2 car family this week and sold the car that I drove. It was getting on in years, gas is expensive, it's the Lower Mainland and I live in an area where it's fairly easy to catch a bus to the SkyTrain. Now, I'll sort of share my dad's car with him, not going anywhere near my mom's because it's weird (read: it's a Prius). The plan was always to sell the one I drove after I got my class 5 (for those outside of BC, it's the full driver's license with no restrictions) and I passed the test in January.

It wasn't until I added the covers of the books below that I realized there's a 'girl looking like she can kick your ass' theme going on. ;)
Received to review:
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear (from Flux Books through NetGalley) (My first book from Flux, and this one looks really good. I've heard it's a bit more 'faerie' than 'steampunk,' but we'll see.)
Tune by Derek Kirk Kim (from First Second/Macmillan through NetGalley) (Now, supposedly, it's a graphic novel geared more towards adults, but I think when you see 'coming-of-age' used to describe a story, it might be okay for teens.)

Croak by Gina Damico (Like last week with Wings of the Wicked, comment on if you'd like to see a review of this book)
Dawn of the Arcana Volume 3 by Rei Toma (A little sad, the next volume isn't out until June, but at least this volume didn't end on a cliffhanger.)

To read & review: Dark Kiss, The Hunt, Fated, Shadow and Bone, Never Enough, Innocent Darkness, Scarlett Dedd, Yesterday, Romeo Redeemed and Tune. :)


  1. Great haul!! All of them look soo good!

  2. Love the cover for Croak - definitely bad-ass chick alert! Hope you enjoy them both :-)


  3. I really need to get my hands on Innocent Darkness. The author is so fun and amazing. Great haul this week!

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  4. I wanna read Croak so badly! It looks so cool! :) Nice haul!

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  5. I have been curious about Immortal Darkness, it looks and sounds intriguing!

    Happy reading

  6. Haven't seen Immortal darkness before, but both books look great. Hope you'll enjoy the reading. ^^

    Aleksandra and her Mailbox

  7. I'm interested to see what you think of Immortal Darkness. I kinda love steampunk at the moment so I'm super excited to see what's that all about! Enjoy!

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  8. I received Innocent Darkness for review as well. I'm really looking forward to reading this one! ENjoy reading!

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  9. These are unfamiliar titles to me and they look eerie and creepi-licious! I hope you do enjoy your reads this week.

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  10. Croak is in my tbr. but the other one looks new to me. Enjoy your reads! Here's mine

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  11. This is a huge haul! I hope you'll enjoy all of them!

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  12. Awesome selection of books this week!

    Thanks for sharing,
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  13. I really want to read Croak very badly. I've read a lot of really good reviews on it. Great books this week!

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  14. I got Innocent Darkness awhile back on Netgalley, and am DYING to read it. It looks awesome. Enjoy all your books :)

  15. I wasn't crazy about Innocent Darkness so I hope you like it! I really want to read Croak so enjoy it for me.
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  16. Very nice Mailbox! Happy reading :D Croak seems great.

  17. Awesome Mailbox! Can't wait to see what you thought of your new books. New Follower!

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  18. Both of those look creeptastic ;). Great set, and I'm a new follower as well!

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  19. I'd like to see a review of Croak.