Sunday, 1 April 2012

In My Mailbox!


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is a where we can let the books we got this week flaunt it. Work it baby.

Sent from Publishers:

Title: I Am An Executioner
Author: Rajesh Parameswaran

I had this on my 'Waiting For' list a little while ago so I decided to request a copy! It is a beautiful book and is a collection of love stories that are written by very eccentric narrators (some animals!) Sounds awesome and adorable.

Title: Once You Break a Knuckle
Author: D.W Wilson

I didn't request this book but I am so happy to have received it! I hadn't heard of it but now I've looked into it I think it will be awesome. It is a collection of short stories that 'shine a light on the yearning male heart that any curious females of the species should read'. I'M CURIOUS! Intrigued even!

Netgalley/Edelweiss Books:

Title: Seraphina
Author: Rachel Hartman

I am so happy I got this! Murder you say? By DRAGONS you say!? Yep I am very, very excited for some dragon-filled fun especially because the cover is so gorgeous.

Title: Wonder Show
Author: Hannah Barnaby

This looks right up my street. I love carousels and circus related books and books that have the word 'menagerie' and 'Wayward Girls' in the blurb...which is not often let me tell you! I will have to read it soon!

Title: Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Author: Carol Rifka Brunt

LOVE the cover. Prettyful green- for some reason there aren't many green books around these days! This sounds adorable: lonely teenage girl feels her uncle is the only person she can confide in and when he dies she falls apart...until she meets someone else who is grieving his death...

Title: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Author: Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark is one of my favourite authors and I ADORE this cover. This book was published in 1999 and is far as I can remember. I really wanted to re-read it and write a review on it so I was so glad to get this copy!

Books I bought:

These books have been out for aggges and everyone seems to have read them so I thought I'd give them a try! I am trying to read more YA so these seemed like good choices...and I've been craving some romance in my life lately and these both looked cute!

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn

I've heard mixed things about this but I like the idea of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling so I thought I would have to see for myself! Not really liking the fact I accidentally got the movie tie-in cover but...oh well!

Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis

I really want to read this- it sounds mysterious and romantic and who-dunnit-y! Reviews tend to say it's great so I have high hopes! Also like the starry-ness of the cover.

Those are the books I got this week: let me know if you've read or want to read any of them and if they are any good!


  1. Great mailbox this week... I have Across the Universe on my shelf too and can't wait to read it! Enjoy

    Here is my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  2. Awesome book haul! I've heard Across the Universe is amazing. And I liked Alex Flinn's book, Bewitching, so i think I would like Beastly. I hope you enjoy all books!

  3. Seraphina and ATU are sitting on my shelves, waiting to be read. Seraphina will be soon, but I don't know when I'll get to ATU.
    LOVE that cover for Prime of Miss Jean Brodie!
    I am an Executioner sounds really interesting, I'm going to have to look into that one.
    Happy reading!

  4. Great haul! I really want to read across the universe. Can't wait to see what you think of all of these

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM

  5. I read one of Alex Flinn's other books, Bewitching, it was really good. I have her Beastly book on my TBR list at the moment. I also have Across the Universe on my list too, have fun reading all your new books!

  6. I have A Million SUns but not Across the Universe.... haha so i need to get the first one and read it !!!!
    Enjoy your books! My IMM is

  7. It's funny how much the cover art really is a deciding factor for me. I picked up A Million Suns and was considering reading it. Then I found out it is the sequel to Accross the Universe, which I had decided against reading previously. Anyway, I'll have to check back and see how you liked ATU. My IMM

  8. I still haven't read Beastly yet but I really want too! I hope you enjoy everything and thanks for checking out my IMM!!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  9. Across the Universe and Beastly were SOOOOO good!! I hope you enjoy everything you got :)

    Here's my IMM!

  10. hope u will love across the universe/ it was awesome

    njoy all
    new folower

  11. I absolutely loved Across the Universe and A Million Suns. I'm hoping you do too. I am an Executioner and Once you Break a Knuckle sound interesting. Great haul!

    My IMM

  12. Looks like you got some great books for review. The ones you bought are most interesting to me. I haven't read Across the Universe, I hear its AWESOME. I just finished listening to Beastly, I really enjoyed it. Hope you do too.

  13. That's awesome! I've been wanting to read Across the Universe for so long now, but I've heard nothing but good things about it! I should get on that since I have A Million Suns waiting to be read too!

  14. A lot of these look like fun reads! Hope you enjoy them ;) Thanks for stopping by <3

  15. Nice mailbox! I love short stories, so will definitely take a look at Once You Break a Knuckle! Enjoy all of your new books!

  16. I think I'm going to add "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" to my "to-read" list. Such a short blurb, yet I'm totally intrigued. Thanks for the heads up!

  17. WonderShow looks sooo good! And Across the Universe was an aamzing read :D
    Giselle from
    In My Mailbox

  18. Awesome books this week!! They all sound great!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

  19. Lots of cool books! I've only heard of Beastly, which I haven't read but I read Across the Universe was amazing! Must-read for sure!
    I hope you enjoy all those books! :) Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

  20. I've heard absolutely wonderful things about Seraphina, and I can't wait to read it myself! I've always been really interested in Alex Flinn's retellings, but I have yet to pick one up. Interested to hear what you think of Beastly! I didn't love the movie, but I'm sure the book is much better (because it almost always is). Enjoy!

  21. Great mailbox. I've been wanting to read Beastly... and then they turned it into a movie. Now, I'm scared. LoL New follower, can't wait to hear what you think about Beastly.

  22. Oh wow great selections this week. Definitely love your loot. Been wanting to read Beastly as well but I haven't gotten my copy yet. Thanks for stopping by the blog and a new linky follower as well. :)

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