Sunday, November 25, 2012

In My Mailbox (4) / Stacking the Shelves (1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Happy Thanksgiving everyone in the US! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I am thankful for my readers. Amidst lots of family time, I have made time for reading (of course) and have received a number of books. I just finished reading What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton, which was excellent. 


From the library I received two books this week.
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier



I purchased one book.
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart 
Originally published in 1958 this book is a mystery, romance and was a lot of fun. 
Look for my thoughts later this week. 




From HarperCollins I was sent two books. 
The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 

Regarding Unravel Me, I was so desperate to get an advanced copy of the book, that I wrote a letter to HarperCollins titled "In Defense of Adam Kent" in which I included the following paragraph (yes, I really wrote this):

"I am very worried that Adam is being thrown to the side in the wake of Warner’s rise in popularity. Don’t get me wrong, Warner is brilliantly written. He is an excellent VILLAIN. In fact he’s one of the best (or worst) I’ve read. But I am very uncomfortable with the idea of him turning from villain to love interest. However, Warner will do anything to succeed, so I am also not surprised by these turn of events. In light of this, I would like to take this opportunity to declare my undying support for Adam Kent. The guy who will do anything to keep Juliette safe and wants more than anything to give her a chance at freedom."

This week they sent me a copy of the book!!! I have read it, and I'm still defending Adam. I have a LOT to say about the story and the dreaded love triangle. Begrudgingly, I no longer despise Warner. Well played, sir. Stay tuned for my thoughts.




For review from an author I received one ebook.
Hale Maree by Misty Provencher




I reviewed two books this week. 
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier


What books have you gotten recently? 


14 comments:

  1. Very nice. I see that you got a lot of books this week as well. Unravel Me is going to be so good. Great haul.

    Grace

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  2. OMG!! That is awesome that you sent them that letter, haha. TEAM ADAM UNITE!! :D

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  3. I really need to check out Meant to Be! I've always been curious about it ever since I heard it's one of those books where the idea is conceived first and then an author is commissioned to write it. Enjoy your books!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves :)

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  4. Meant to Be! I wish my library had it - I really want to read it. Also, amazing letter! ;) Congrats on getting an ARC! Lovely haul, Lauren! :D

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  5. Oh great books this week! I have Meant to Be and Unravel Me that are both coming up on my reading pile really soon! I hope you love them :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  6. I can't wait for Unrvael Me! I read Shatter Me a while back and I can't wait to find out what happens. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  7. Awesome haul, enjoy : )

    New follower via GFC!!

    my STS and giveaway

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  8. I just went to the library this week. Did not buy any books. Love what you got this week. New Follower. Here is my post:
    STS

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  9. I have a copy of 'Meant to Be' coming so I'll be reading that soon; you have an awesome library for getting in new YA books! :) Here's my In My Mailbox: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/in-my-mailbox/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  10. Nice haul, I love the cover of Meant To Be, it's definitely on my TBR list. Actually so is Heart's Blood haha I've heard great things. Happy readings!

    This is my IMM at Bookmunchies (:

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  11. Well, you know I loved Meant To Be. And you know I'm Team Adam. And you know I'm a little afraid of Days of Blood and Starlight. Lovely group of books, Lauren!

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  12. Unravel Me is AMAZING!! Meant to Be, Sapphire Blue & Days of Blood and Starlight, I'm hoping to get to soon. They all look so good!

    My IMM:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/11/in-my-mailbox-stacking-shelves-6.html

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