Saturday, November 19, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (47)

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

Two of my favourite books of the year came out on Tuesday, Shatter Me and The Space Between. These would have to be my top picks for best book of the year that totally cut me open and made me bleed along with the characters. These books are why YA is amazing and is for readers of all ages. :)

*sigh* Suffered from more NaNo burnout this week. Nothing new was written. I think I needed this week, though. It was like a reboot for my brain after writing 35,000 words in 13 days (for me, that's a lot).

It snowed Thursday night. Snow doesn't put me in a good mood. Mostly because when it does snow and stick, a fair number of people don't know how to drive in it. Winter, when it involves snow and leaving the house, is my most hated season. The snow did melt away over the weekend, but I know it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Sorry for the lack of an actual picture. I'd taken one initially, but then I bought more books.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (which I've already read and reviewed so if you say in comments "I hope you enjoy it," I'll know you skimmed and didn't actually read this post. Also, I ordered the hardcover. I couldn't not get the hardcover. I adore this book that much.)
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Heist Society by Ally Carter

Received to review from Penguin Canada:
Immortal City by Scott Speer (Yes, me making this my WoW post book this past week was on purpose. I knew it was coming. And be glad I've saved you from the ARC cover.)

Also, the things in the picture below came this week. :) I hope this makes me more of a nerd. ;) And now that I have a YA Saves shirt of my own, the other one I have will be included in the next giveaway I hold. I'm thinking that giveaway might be a random mix-up of books and ARCs I have no room for. Hmmm.

To review: Incarnate, Born Wicked, A Million Suns, A Touch Morbid, On a Dark Wing, Unraveling Isobel, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, and Immortal City. I sort of need to delay reading some of these until January so they count for the debut author challenge. Darn.

One last thing. I really wanted to read and review Juliet Immortal, but it was a library e-book and I wasn't in the mood for e-books so I've returned it and will either borrow or buy it at a later date. Since that means there's a review spot opening, I'll be live-blogging as I read Paper Towns on November 29 (next Monday).


  1. The real cover of Immortal City is really so much better than the ARC. Th YA Saves t-shirt is awesome.

    I am getting the hardcover of Shatter Me as well. I was going to pick up the paperback international edition, but I saw it in stores, and really want to the hardcover.

  2. I am really looking forward to Immortal City and Shatter Me. I will have to check out your review for Shatter Me.

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  3. I hope you enjoy Shatter Me! (hahahahaha j/k... :P)

    I've only heard a bit about Immortal City, but looks really good! For some reason I think I saw someone with it at our blogger meet-up.. sounds vaguely familiar...

    I gotta read Heist Society still! Heard it's good! :)

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  4. ooh, you're going to have to tell me how Cold Kiss is! dying to read that one.

    is it wrong of me to want to say i hope you enjoy Shatter Me even though i know you've read it? :DDD

  5. Pretty great week :) Enjoy reading this week!

  6. ahhhh! "Shatter Me" is awesome! I think you'll love it :)

  7. I need to order myself a YA Saves shirt. I am waiting on christmas money for that though. ;)

    Ha! Hope you love Shatter Me. =P (Just because I had to).

  8. Awesome IMM, Both books looks like awesome reads. =]
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  9. Oh great haul! Shatter Me is really good!

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  10. Oh 'Shatter Me'. I know you've been going on about it (ha! in a good way, of course) for foreverrrrr, so that's cool you have a HC of it now. I'm a cheapo so I just ordered the int'l paperback edition of it from book depository. Can't wait 'til it comes!! <3

    Yay for 'Heist Society' -- those books are a lot of fun.

    Ahh yah, I'm having the same issue with some 2012 debuts. I've already read a couple, actually, which sucks since they won't count. Oh well, I'm sure I'll still read enough of them.

  11. I've seen Shatter Me everywhere lately, and now on the shelf at stores as well, but I don't know very much about it. Thanks for linking to your review, I'll check that out. I hadn't heard of Immortal City before today at all, so I'm off to find out what is about. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  12. Shatter Me is supposed to be awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

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