In My Mailbox (34)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library!

It has been far too long since my last IMM post and people, SO MUCH has happened since then!!! I went to the RT Convention, bought a few new books, and pretty much just accumulated quite a large list for this IMM post! Take a look, add onto Goodreads, let me know what you think, and of course link up so I can see what lovely books you got in your mailbox!

RT Convention:

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong- Won

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout- Previously owned but now signed

Enclave by Ann Aguirre- Won & signed

The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams- Bought & signed (by 2/3 of the co-authors)

Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes- Previously owned but now signed

Chime by Franny Billingsley- Previously owned but now signed

Sirenz by Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo- Previously owned but now signed

Swag from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Ivy Adams, Natalie Zaman, Charlotte Bennardo, Jeanette Battista

Eve by Anna Carey- Bought & signed

Heist Society by Ally Carter- Previously owned but now signed

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter- Won & signed

The Summerland by Elizabeth Cheryl- Won & signed

Oh. My Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs- Previously owned but now signed

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore- Bought & signed

Haven by Kristi Cook- Bought & signed

The Guardian by Carey Corp- Bought & signed

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting- Bought & signed

Swag from Anna Carey, Elizabeth Cheryl, Tera Lynn Childs, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Carey Corp, Kimberly Derting, Bree Despain, Kiera Cass, Rachel Caine, Ally Condie

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- Previously owned but now signed

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- Previously owned but now signed

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- Previously owned but now signed

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand- Previously owned but now signed

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand- Bought & signed

Hearts At Stake by Alyxandra Harvey- Won

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Wicked: Witch & Curse by Nancy Holder- Previously owned but now signed

Wicked: Resurrection by Nancy Holder- Previously owned but now signed

Swag from Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Cynthia Hand, Nancy Holder, Jennifer Estep, Colleen Houck

Firelight by Sophie Jordan- Previously owned but now signed

Hidden by Sophie Jordan- Won

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade- Previously owned but now signed

Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade- Previously owned but now signed

Body and Soul by Stacey Kade- Previously owned but now signed

Phantom Universe by Laura Kreitzer- Bought & signed

Forsaken Harbor by Laura Kreitzer- Bought & signed

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert- Bought & signed

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert- Bought & signed

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel- Previously owned but now signed

Torn by Erica O’Rourke- Bought & signed

Swag from Sophie Jordan, Stacey Kade, Stephanie Kuehnert, Alyson Noel, Erica O’Rourke, Emily McKay, Michele Jaffe, S.R. Johannes, Saundra Mitchell, Mari Mancusi

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Previously owned but now signed

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins- Previously owned but now signed

Die For Me by Amy Plum- Bought & signed

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- Bought & signed

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors- Previously owned but now signed

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready- Previously owned but now signed

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready- Previously owned but now signed

Soul Screamers: Vol. 1 by Rachel Vincent- Won

Swag from Stephanie Perkins, Amy Plum, Veronica Rossi, Suzanne Selfors, Jeri Smith-Ready, Sarah Rees Brennan, E.J. Stevens, Beth Revis

Review:

Promise by Kristie Cook (e-book)

My Thoughts: I got this book for a blog tour I am participating in later this month! I can’t wait to read!

Silver Knight by Caron Rider (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am fascinated by reincarnation so I am excited to see how this one is done.

Casey Barnes Eponymous by E.A. Rigg (e-book)

My Thoughts: I love, love, love books that have a music influence!

Shift by Kim Curran

My Thoughts: Thanks to Strange Chemistry, a snazzy new publisher for sending out this ARC! I can’t wait to get started on it!

Shackled by Angela Carling

My Thoughts: I read a more “light-hearted” book by Angela last year so I am very interested to see how her more “serious” writing turns out!

Elements: The Beginning by Kate Fuentes (e-book)

My Thoughts: Kate is awesome! I can’t wait to read this one for the blog tour I am participating in later this month!

 Any Love But Mine by Debbie Davies (e-book)

My Thoughts: Nothing is better than a forbidden love story!

Bought:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

My Thoughts: I FINALLY HAVE THIS BOOK IN MY POSSESSION!!!!

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

My Thoughts: Do yourself a favor and go buy this book right now!

Blood Born by Jamie Manning

My Thoughts: Jamie is seriously the bees knees! I won this book from Mandie (see below) but decided I needed an actual copy for when Jamie goes on an awesome 10-state tour sometime in the future.

Gifted/Won:

Blood Born by Jamie Manning (e-book)

My Thoughts: Thank you so much to Mandie for this awesome book! I cannot wait to read it!!!!!

In My Mailbox (26)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library. I went to an awesome author event on Tuesday (Smart Chicks Kick It Tour) so there are LOTS of books to show you guys!

**Sidenote: I am now an affiliate for Schuler Books & Music, an Independent bookstore in Lansing, MI. If any of these books catch your eye, make sure you click the picture and it will directly lead you to Schuler’s website!**

For Review:

Summer on Fire by Kevin Craig
My Thoughts: This book has gotten EXCELLENT ratings. In fact its average rating is FIVE STARS on Goodreads. It is impossible to do better than that! I am so excited to read this one!

Bought:

Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
My Thoughts: Jennifer is one of the authors that were at the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour but sadly, this book arrived the day after the event. However, I am excited to actually have this now. It sounds so unique!
**Sidenote: All of the following books were signed by the authors. Hooray!!!!**

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
My Thoughts: Even though I wasn’t able to get Jennifer’s other book signed, I was still able to get this one signed! Jennifer was so sweet and funny….plus she knows where to find a hot monkey!

The Morganville Vampires Vol. 1 by Rachel Caine
My Thoughts: I have been meaning to pick up this series for so long. I have been seeing so many copies of her newer books out on shelves so when I found the first two books at our local bargain store, I just couldn’t help but purchase it! Rachel even drew a little vampire on the cover

The Morganville Vampires Vol. 2 by Rachel Caine
My Thoughts: I was able to purchase this one online before the event. In fact it is out of the five books I preordered for the signing, this was the only one of two that showed up on time. I am so glad I was able to get it signed!

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
My Thoughts: I have been avoiding buying this series because I have a major issue with buying books out-of-order. No matter how hard I try, I always seem to buy the last book first. For this one, I made sure I did it right. I can’t wait to FINALLY get started on this series

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
My Thoughts: I have actually owned this book for a while, I just wanted to include it in my IMM post because it is now signed! Carrie was also another super fabulous girl to meet at the signing! Her book about the zombie apocalypse sounds AMAZING!

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
My Thoughts: This is another series I feared I would buy the wrong book at the wrong time. When I was at the signing, I put google to good use and found out once and for all what book to buy to start the series off with!

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles

How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles

How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation by Simone Elkeles
My Thoughts: I owned these three books before the signing but again, I wanted to show off my new SIGNED copies. I love Simone like no other and this series in particular is perfect if you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy!

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
My Thoughts: When Simone talked about this series at the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour, I was stunned to find out that the idea came to her from an event that took place in a town she used to live in!

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
My Thoughts: I love this series (well, I love anything by Simone…) so I am so happy I was able to get it signed!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
My Thoughts: Oh my goodness gracious! My favorite book by Simone is now signed by SIMONE! I <3 Alex Fuentes like no other, and like Simone Elkeles, I will take all three Fuentes brothers, for myself, at one time <<<< her words, not mine….okay, I may have said something similar ;)

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
My Thoughts: The hot romance in these books….you just can’t get much better!

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
My Thoughts: Nooooo :( I do not want this series to be over so I am putting off reading the last book. I have come to love the Fuentes brothers and as much as it pains me to see their stories end, I have enjoyed them greatly!
Well that is it for the books I received this week! I spent way too much money but I am thrilled with my purchases. Be sure to leave a link to your IMM post so I can check out what books you got in your mailbox!