Monday, February 20, 2012

In My Mailbox #29

Hey guys!

Welcome to In My Mailbox!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren where we can share the books we bought, borrowed or received throughout the week. For more info on just what it is and how to participate, head here.

Been a couple of weeks since I've done an IMM. For those who don't already know, February marks the start of the school year for us here in Australia. Primary school, high school, TAFE, Uni....we all head back and enrollments tend to take up a lot of time. Honestly, I didn't think I'd survive the last two weeks, lol.

I'm going to try my hardest to make sure I get regular IMM posts up, but you'll have to forgive me if I miss a couple of weeks throughout the year :)

Anyway, let's take a look at what I got!

I Bought:
~The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
~Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
~Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
~Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
~A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

Yes, I finally bought The Hunger Games boxed set. Been planning to do so, but I made it my mission last week to hunt it down at Big W. It was a good day--I also left with A Kiss in Time which I've been wanting for a while, seeing as I adored Finn's Beastly! Also got the new Midnight Breed book, simply cos I enjoy the series.

For Review:
From Simon & Schuster Australia....
~The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
....(Thank-you so much Caroline!)

From Bloomsbury Australia....
~Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey
...(Thank-you so much Bloomsbury!)

From HarlequinTEEN Australia....
~Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
....(Thank-you Gabby goddess of the books!)

SQUEE! So excited for The Alchemy of Forever and Goddess Interrupted! Loved The Goddess Test so dying to start the 2nd book! I've actually already read Stolen Away and while I'm a fan of Alyxandra Harvey, I didn't love it like I did her past books. It was a nice, easy read though. I also received a cute little make-up case with Stolen Away that isn't pictured, so that was a nice little surprise.

I Won:
~I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
~Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
~Heist Society by Ally Carter

I was thrilled to discover I won these books from Rachel over at Fiktshun as part of her "Rachel" featured giveaway from her My Reading Pile blog! They're all signed to Rachel, how cool is that? There are some times it pays to share a name with someone! I've never read any of Ally Carter's books, but these may just be the perfect incendtive to finally do so. Thank-you so much to Rachel!!

Annnd....that's my mailbox!
What did you get in yours? I'd love to know!


  1. Awsome book haul! Glad to see the Hunger Games books there . . . bout time girl! haha.

    1. Yeah. *sigh* Took a while but in got there ;) <3

  2. Amazing IMM!!! the hunger games and stolen away are amazing!!!! Enjoy

    Totally Bookalicious IMM

  3. Cool IMM! I love Ally Carter's book, and I really want to buy the box set of The Hunger Games.
    Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox

  4. Thanks. A lot of people love Ally's books--apparently they're really good :)
    Hope you can get The Hunger Games. They're really good books!

    *checks out IMM*

  5. oooh the Aussie cover of Stolen Away is so much better than the American one!! I loved Alyxandra's Haunting Violet and I've been thinking about picking up some of her other books! It's a shame you didn't like it that much though.

    I'm glad you are enjoying The Hunger Games series (been reading along with your facebook status's).

    I'm so not looking forward to starting uni next week, so I feel you there... I'm trying to catch up with all the reviews I have to write and read as much as I can before hand, so scared that my blog is going to die while I'm at uni. :(

    I need to read Ally Carter's books already!

    Happy Reading!
    My IMM

    1. I really like the cover of Stolen Away too. It's pretty but it doesn't give too much away. I want to read Haunting Violet! It's the only book of hers I haven't read.

      Haha, thanks. Really loving the series so far!

      Ditto! I'm getting in reading when I can and am trying not to get behind on my reviews. It's the reading, writing, posting and all blog related stuff in the midst of TAFE that's difficult :/ Hope your blog doesn't die! I'm sure it wont!

      *check IMM*

  6. Wow great haul of books you have received this week I hope you enjoy all your new books :)

  7. I haven't read any of your books but I hope you'll enjoy them all. (yeah I know even the hunger games, I'm ashamed...)

    My IMM

    1. Thanks. Haha. That's how I felt before I finally caved!

      *heads off to look at IMM*

  8. Meeep, hope TAFE is going well for you!! You know I'm super excited that you have THG!! I can't wait to see your thoughts when you finish Catching Fire! Goddess Interrupted fell a bit short for me, sadly, but I realy hope you love it! So excited to read The Alchemy of Forever and Stolen Away! And congrats on your win! I have GOT to read more Ally carter oboks. I've only read the first in the Gallagher Girls series, which I realy liked, but I've heard the others are even better.

    Can't wait to read your thoughts, ENJOY! :)

    1. Thans Brods <3 Ha! I know, you and just about every other blogger I know. You're all finally getting your wish. I've heard that a lot obout Goddess Interrupted to be honest. Still dying to read it, but more hesitant now. Thanks :) I actually already own the first one, but I never read. A effect of my compulsive buying.

  9. Great books, also I want to tell you that you have won an award :D

    I think your blog is beautiful so I award it with the Lovely blog award.

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  10. HUNGER GAMES!!!! I also loved Alchemy of Forever. It's short but so much fun. I got the Ally Carter book (book 1) off Netgalley after I was told it was a great series! Awesome winnings! Great haul my dear! <3

    Xpresso Reads

    1. I'm looking forward to reading The Alchemy of Forever and I'm enjoying reading The Hunger Games series so far! <3

  11. Rachel! Rachel! Rachel! EPIC haul! Oh my goodness, I LOVED Heist Societ, and you have a SIGNED COPY! EEEEEE! And A Kiss in Time! I'm so intrigued by this one. I've actually only seen Beastly the movie, but I loved it, and seriously, A Kiss in Time sounds amazing! I can't remember her name *head-desk* but the witch girl was so intriguing!


    Err... sorry, I'm totally fangirling all over your blog. I can't wait for your reviews! ♥

    Also, wait: have you READ The Hunger Games? OMG, if not? ASDFGKPAFHUISYCFTSHSD! Reviews! Reviews!

  12. Yes! I was really excited to win the signed books. Really cool! Sarah, you need to read the Beastly book! It's soooo much better than the books. And yes! I loved Kendra too--I'm eager to get her book Bewitching when it's released too!

    Awesome! I can't wait to see what you think of The Alchemy of Forever. I have high expectations for it and I really hope it meets then.

    Haha! That's alright. I frequently fan-girl yours ;)

    YES! I have read The Hunger Games. And I loved it!! Hopefully gonna get my review up soon. Have a couple of 'review' books to post first and of course I just posted my one for Divergent <3

  13. Oh my goodness! Signed books from Ally Carter? I LOOVE HER SO MUCH and I would do anything to have my books signed by her. You should really start with Gallagher Girls, it's a fantastic read as well as Heist Society.

    1. I'll definitely read the series one day. So many people seem to adore it--hope they're right!

  14. Oooh! Good haul this week Rachel! :D
    Yaaay for the Hunger Games!!
    And, and, annnnd, majorly jealous of Alchemy of Forever!! And Goddess Interupted!

    Great mailbox!

    Here's what I got In My Mailbox this week!

    Faye :)

    1. Hi Faye, thanks for stopping by. Lol. Yes. I'm very happen with what I got last week.

      Hope you have a chance of reading that.

      Oh, I'll come take a look :)


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