Sunday, April 01, 2012

In My Mailbox #24


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we spotlight the books that we've received for review, swapped, or purchased that week. It's a really great idea and I'm excited to take part! :)


FOR REVIEW: 

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
Belles by Jen Calonita
Fairystruck by J.L. Bryan

I already read & reviewed Spell Bound HERE, and I just finished reading Belles which was honestly such a sweet book! (Think Gossip Girl, with a touch of The Last Song minus the tears, and tons of adorableness!) And I adore the Songs of Magic series so I was really happy to find a copy of Fairystruck in my mailbox too! A huge thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada and J.L. Bryan for sending these to me! :)


WON/GIFTED: 

Oppression by Jessica Therrien
Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer
Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz

I won a copy of Oppression and a gorgeous notebook from Jessica Therrien, who was so sweet that she signed and personalized them too! (I wish I could share a picture because they're so pretty, if only my sister didn't have the camera!) Thank you a million times over for this, Jessica!

Brodie @ Eleusinian Mysteries (who I want to hug every time I visit her amazing blog!) sent me a copy of Elemental!! She's been shipping this series for so long that I couldn't help but read it right away, and it was AMAZING. If you haven't heard of this series before, you can read Brodie's review on Elemental, her review on Storm, or the first chapter of Storm. If you need anymore convincing after that, I'd be happy to find you a ride to the doctors for a mental check-up. :)

And my long-time BFF (who I've only met in person twice), Kaylee (who should really start blogging again), surprise-gifted me Spellcaster!! YAY! Somehow she always knows what book I want before I have a chance to buy it (since I absolutely adored the first book)! Kay, look out for a package next week. ;)

I think my mailbox is themed pink and green this week, which is funny because pink and green are two of my favourite colours (the other two being blue and purple)! :) But even if it wasn't, I'd still say that this mailbox  is year-making-worthy!

Thanks so much again (and again and again) to Hachette Book Group Canada, J.L. Bryan, Jessica Therrien, Brodie @ Eleusinian Mysteries, and Kaylee for making a not-so-great week so much better! :)

WHAT'S IN YOUR MAILBOX? 

-Mimi

38 comments:

  1. Ah! I LOVE the sound and cover of Oppression! Can't wait to read your review =). Great book haul Mimi! And how nice of your friend to surprise you with Spellcaster! You've only met twice? That is actually so neat!
    Enjoy =).

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  2. Wow you got some great books! I can't wait for Belles to come out! It looks really good and I'm so glad you liked it! :)

    Here's my IMM: http://emilyscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-16.html?m=1

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  3. LOL-I love your comment about the pink and green theme! It looks so nice on the page and I bet it also looks great in person. Excited for your review of Belles since I've enjoyed Calonita's writing before as well as your review of Spellcaster to get your take on them.

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  4. Wow, Mimi, great books! To tell you the truth, I hadn't heard about Belles before. The summary doesn't give much away, but I'll totally wait to hear what you think of it. If you found it that sweet, I'm sure it's something worth considering! :D Fairystruck... The cover doesn't attract me much. But maybe it's one of those books whose content is not related at all to the cover. That'll be interesting.

    Aaaah, I want you to have your camera back! D: LOL don't mind me. The cover is sooo pretty! I hope the book is as good as it seems, too. ELEMENTAL! <3 I'm dying to read the first book, Storm, too! Can't wait can't wait can't wait. Wow, you liked Spellbound too? I read it (last year I think?) and it was a nice and sweet read. I hope I can read the second book someday, too! You have to read it and tell me if I should buy it right away or what :)

    Pink and green! ♥ Pink is also my all-time favorite color, and I also like blue and purple. I tend to fall in love with pictures/book covers with pretty colors in them! :)

    I'm glad these books made your week better, Mimi! (they're absolutely squealing-over material). I hope you enjoy reading every single on of them. And, CHEER UP! We're all here wishing you the best ♥

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  5. Mimi <3 <3 Great mailbox!! I absolutely loved Spell Bound!! But the heck is that the book is at home, and I am not, so I'll post it in my IMM when I come home in 3 weeks so I can make pictures :P :) And the other books are also great!! Enjoy them all Mimi <3 <3

    I am listening to this song since half an hour, you should listen to it too, becuase goog God, this girl has such a voice!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaDFdtk0A2Y&feature=related

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  6. Awww, yes, Belles was so adorable and enjoyable. I'm so super glad I was able to read a copy, because now I'm chomping at the bit for the sequel! Great mailbox as always, Mimi girl!

    My IMM

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  8. Great haul, Spellbound is in my TBR pile too.

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  9. Great book! I can't wait to read Oppression it sounds really, really good!
    My IMM 

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  10. My MiMi! What an awesome haul! I cant wait to read my copy of Oppression, I only heard great things about this so I really am excited. And seriously need to read the HexHall series. gah. :)Hope you enjoy all of these books. Happy reading. x

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  11. I bought Oppression a couple weeks ago and still need to read it. Looks really good! I was spoiled on the events in Spell Bound so I probably won't read it. I'm really sad :-( Not happy with being spoiled or with what happens lol
    My IMM

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  12. Oppression looks really good, I can't wait to read your review! I just finished Spell Bound and Loved it!

    Come visit My very first IMM.

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  13. :D You got Spellcaster! Spellcaster was so so good! I hope you enjoy it Mimi ^__^ It looks like you got a lot of good books this week!

    Happy reading, xoxo ♥

    ---Gianna

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  14. enjoyy alll
    mimi

    the merrick brothers r awesome/ yo lol

    looking 4ward 2 reviews

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  15. Great mailbox! I seriously need to read the Hex Hall series! I love the cover for Spell Bound. :)

    IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  16. Great mailbox Mimi!! I haven't heard of Belles or Elemental - I'll have to check them out. I really need to read the Hex Hall series - I'm so behind!!

    My IMM

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  17. I saw you gush about Belles on GR and it sounds like such a cute book! I'm going to try to read it when it comes out. Also, I recently saw a review of the prequel to Elemental on Celine's blog and now hearing you gush about it makes it a definite TBR! Hehe, I like that pink and green are your colours this week too. :) Happy reading, Mimi!

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  18. Oppression looks so good!!! And my copy of Belles is coming in the mail soon! can't wait for it!! I hope you enjoy everything you got :)

    Here's my IMM!

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  19. You got a great set in your mailbox this week!!

    My IMM

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  20. I can't wait to start Spellbound!!!! Hope it's awesome! The first two were great. Happy Reading!

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  21. Great books, Mimi! I admit I have Oppression in my kindle, but haven't had time to read it yet. Enjoy all your gorgeous reads!

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  22. What a fun week you must have had! By the way, your blog design is super cute! Enjoy those new books!

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  23. Great IMM! Belles sounds really good and I really want to know what the secret is! Here's mine: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/in-my-mailbox-9/

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  24. All the books you got look great! Belles is a one I have never heard of, but I will have to check it out. I got Spellcaster this week too :)

    Here’s my IMM :)

    Happy Reading!

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  25. What a nice haul! I may have to add some of these to my TBR pile.

    Thanks for sharing your goodies!
    Dani C
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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  26. Belles sounds really good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-28.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  27. AWESOME IMM!! I am waiting on a copy of Oppression too and am soo excited for it!! I really hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your review!!
    My IMM

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  28. Mimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! <333333 Wow, I can't believe it arrived at your house already! Just goes to show you how much faster Chapters is at shipping from Toronto than the actual post office LOL. But I'm glad that it did so it could cheer you up from your horrible week! It should be illegal for someone as adorable as you to have bad weeks. I FORBID it. (Kaylee's word is law, right?)

    And about the only meeting twice thing... I seriously think we should meet a third time! I miss seeing your sweet face in person so we can gush about books and annoy everyone around us! My mom LOVED you too (which would be creepy, but isn't LOL). We'll arrange a day soon! ;) <3333333

    ILY, Mimi-Doll! (: Excited for your reviews so I can stalk them as per usual! <33333

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  29. MIMI!

    WHAT AN AWESOME IMM! <3

    I love Belles' cover! Looks so gorgeous. I haven't read any books from the Hex Hall series so I definitely need to add it to my TBR since you love it, I definitely have to grab a copy of the first book soon!

    AND ELEMENTAL! You know what I think about the book already so I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT! So glad you won it from Brodie!!!

    Can't wait for your reviews and happy reading, dearest Mimi! <3

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  30. Oppression has been getting a lot of attention ever since the blog tour started and I'm glad. I'm very curoius about it too. Aside from that and Spell Bound, I don't think I've noticed any of these other books yet, but I'll definitely check them out. :)
    Happy reading, darling.

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  31. I spy ELEMENTAL! Are you falling for the Merrick brothers, as well now?!?! hahaa, JOIN THE CLUB! (I'm secretly hoping to round up a group of Merrick-brothers-lovers to gang up on Brodie<3)
    Ooohh, I've never heard of Belles before, but I love the cover! *adds it to TBR pile*
    Eeeee! I'm DYING to read Opression! I really hope you like it<3 Can't wait for your review!
    Enjoy!:D

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    1. I CAN READ, YOU KNOW! Bring it on, Shirley. THE MERRICK'S WILL NEVER ABANDON ME!

      Anyway, AWWWW I LOVE YOU MIMI!! *HUGS* I am SOOO happy you loved this. Seriously, just WAIT until you read Storm. Those brothers are going to blow you away *faints from hotness overload*

      EEEE, I HAVE to get my hands on Spell Bound as soon as it's out here in Aus, since you loved it and this series rocks. And Belles sounds so good!

      Your mailbox = amazing. ENJOY!

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  32. Oppression sounds so amazing. I need to check it out! I wanted to get it last month but I forgot *slaps forehead* I hadn't heard of Belles before this but it sounds amazing! Gossip Girl + The Last Song minus the tears? That sounds like a perfect summer read to me! Great mailbox, Mimi! Happy reading! :)

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  33. I LOVE your mailbox collection this week Mimi! All of them sound great and I can't wait to get my hands on them, especially Spell Bound! Thank you for sharing! <3<3<3

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  34. Belle's looks really good! Happy reading.

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  35. Awesome IMM, Mimi.

    I am loving all these covers, gotta say :)

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  36. Yay, awesome IMM! And Elemental!! I got it too. And that's so sweet of her! Lol, she had me so desperate I pre-ordered it and Storm right away. ;) Can't wait to read that series!! Enjoy. :D

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