Sunday, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox (83)

Hello all! I'm back and here's my month and a half build-up of books! Enjoy!

Books mentioned:

Timeless by Gail Carriger

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Torn by Amanda Hocking

Allegiance by Cayla Kluver

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

A Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee

The Traitor and the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee

I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler

Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Passion by Lauren Kate

Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

The West Highland White Terrier by Jill Arnel

So that's what I got in my mailbox this week! Leave me a line and let me know what you got in yours! Or just leave a line about the cuteness of Sophie... that works too! ;)

For more amazing IMM fun, visit The Story Siren!

Also, message me if you're interested in a trade for ARCs of Fever or A Million Suns.

Interviw with A.C. Gaughen about Scarlet - ps: it's amazing and you should read it

Reason behind my very long blogging break.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Embrace Winner!

Remember that interview I did with the amazing Jessica Shirvington? And how there was a contest attached to it? No? Well, sadly, that means you didn't win.

HOWEVER! (much later than I said I would...) A winner has been chosen!

The Embrace winner is...

*drum roll*

Stephenie T. from Stephie's Fantabulous Books!

Congratulations! I'll be tweeting to you (since I was a moron and didn't add in e-mail addresses to the contest form... idiot...) to have you DM me your address to forward to the publisher!

On a side note, this post means that I will very, very soon be returning to regularly scheduled posts. I swear, it's going to happen as soon as I get back home - which was supposed to be Wednesday but that date has been changed - BUT hopefully I'll have a killer IMM on Sunday to share and start off a fresh week!

If you want to know the reason behind my very long absence (since December, really) you can check out my post here which explains it all.

Friday, March 2, 2012

I'm Taking a Break

Yesterday was possibly the worst day of my life even though I knew that the outcome was inevitable and was as prepared for it as a person could be. Still, it was just so hard.
I want to thank everyone who posted get well wishes for my dad after my last In My Mailbox video. Sadly, yesterday my dad died from secondary cancer in the brain.
Because of this, I’m taking a break from blogging; a real break this time. There are things I need to do and, to be completely honest, blogging and reading aren’t exactly ranking high on my list right now. The last thing that I’m going to do is finish my Embrace giveaway because I feel as though it wouldn’t be fair to extend the deadline until I come back – whenever that may be.
So, if you don’t see me around online, this is why. I don’t know when I’ll be back with regular posts, but thank you for understanding.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

No Deliveries

OK, I’m a little confused on the release date since Goodreads says April and NetGalley says March... but since I’ve already posted the video on YouTube I’m going with the March release date and posting this review (maybe) early.

The Night She Disappeared
Written by: April Henry
Released: April 10, 2012 (March 13, 2012) by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Summary: Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.


Though this isn't a character driven novel, it's really plot driven and you're always left guessing what's going to happen next. With the alternating character viewpoints, you really get a broad look at the entire picture which adds more suspense to the story and really makes you question whether there will be a happy outcome.

All in all, a really great thriller, a fast read, and something that may give you nightmares. I give it an 8/10. Sorry that the review is so short – my camera was acting up horrendously.

I received this e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.