Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mimi's Book Haul: Epic Edition!!

Hi, everyone! :)

Because of a few things that happened recently (which you can find out more about on Parajunkee'sView, Beautifully Invisible, and Grit & Glamour) I'm still not sure whether or not I'm going to continue supporting In My Mailbox hosted at The Story Siren anymore. I don't know what to think right now because I only just found out about it, but for now I think I'll try something different because I'm wholeheartedly against plagiarism.

I hope this change is okay, and I would still love to see what all of you have got in your mailboxes! If anyone else is starting a meme where we can share what books we've gotten over the past week, let me know and I'll link you up! :)


Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
Surrender by Elana Johnson
Envy by Elizabeth Giles
The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

All of these Simon & Schuster titles came as surprises, but they were surprises that I welcomed with open arms and the biggest bear hug you can imagine! I'm so giddy to get started on reading these, especially Burn For Burn since Jenny Han kind of rocks! ;)

Wake by Amanda Hocking
The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond
Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

Am I the only one who can't help but but gawk at this collection of gorgeously epic blues and whites?! They're all books I've been anticipating for FOREVER! (This Is Not a Test especially the wonderful Crystal made my day by sending me her copy! ) At the moment I've only read Storm, but we're one for one on the LOVE scale so far. I'm going for six for six! 

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Revived by Cat Patrick
Purity by Jackson Pearce

I literally just re-watched the Peter Pan movie last weekend so I can't even express how ecstatic I am that I could get my hands on Tiger Lily!!!!! And if Revived and Purity are as amazing as my fellow bloggers tell me, then I'm probably going to love those too!


Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

This is my FAVOURITE book of 2012 so far! That might have to do with the fact that I've barely read any of these other awesome books yet (although Sarah Cross will be my idol anyways), but as of this moment, that statement holds totally true! :)

As you can tell, this week was a bundle of OH MY GOSH and HOLY WOW and crazy happy-dances about getting each and every one of them! Even as I write this post, I don't know how it became this epic. I could not be happier!

A million, gazillion, epic chocolate-coated THANK YOUs to Simon & Schuster Canada, Raincoast Books, Kensington Books, Sourcebooks Fire, HarperCollins Canada, Hachette Book Group Canada, and (as always) the most amazing publisher representatives for sending me all of these awesome books!

We're having all of our midterm summatives right now so I'm crazy busy, but I'm making it a priority to read and review all of these books first! Homework can wait, right? :')

(I'd still love to check out what you have in your mailboxes, no matter what meme you're participating in!)



  1. Wow nicce mailbox! I am jelous of almost every single one! My TBR is about to get a lot bigger! ;p

    My Book Haul

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  3. you got such awesome books! I want ;)

    My Shelf Additions

  4. So jealous you got Envy. I'm really curious about what's gonna happen next in this series.

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my post

  5. Great haul! I'm so excited to read This Is Not A Test and Revived. Kill Me Softly sounds so good; I'll have to check it out! :)

    Happy reading!
    Pam | jelly loves books

  6. I have not heard of a lot of these books but I am now coveting pretty much all of them! You always get the most interesting titles and I love your pictures-you arrange them so artistically!

    I am also very happy that you are not supporting IMM. While I haven't decided if I want to continue following blogs that are still doing IMM, I'm glad I don't have to include you on the list of potentially unfollowing. This discrete meme looks great!

  7. Ahh I see Kill Me really do love it. It was a really good read and I love Blue! I am so glad you are not supporting IMM. I hope most bloggers choose not too. Plagiarism is wrong enough said!

  8. Oh wow, wow, where to start... First of all, THIS IS NOT A TEST is gorgeous and heart-breaking in all kinds of ways, and I think you will love it. I read an e-ARC from the wonderful people at St Martin's, so I'm a tad bit jealous you got the physical book! And what else... THE VICIOUS DEEP is fun, sarcastic, REAL, funny, with a lot of heart... I LOVED IT so so so much, Mimi. Oh and BETWEEN THE LINES. THAT BOOK. I laughed, I squee'ed some, it was SO cute. And by talking about it Jodi Picoult tweeted me back which about made me fall out of my chair with happiness. HEEEE.

    So those are the ones I've read; all the rest though, I'm psyched for. I have TIGER LILY too, and plan to start on it in the next two weeks. YAY for all your delicious, awesome books, Mimi girl!

    P.S. I am not going to be participating in IMM anymore either. I haven't made up my mind if I want to do my own thing and put my own spin on it, stop altogether, or join up with what some other blogs are doing - their own version and offering for people to link in.

  9. So jealous that you already got Envy and The Summer Of No Regrets. Awesome haul! :D

    My Mailbox

  10. Mimi!! my sweetheart!!
    amazing IMM!! Im also not supporting Kristi anymore. I dont want to support a blog that lack of such basic and universal ethical code, intellectual property rights.

    I love your IMM my dear!! totally to drool-for! Cant wait to know your thoughts on The Unnaturalist!!! kyaaaaa!!


    Dazzling Reads

  11. Great hauls! Looking forward to the reviews! =D

  12. What a wonderful haul of books. I came up with a new meme as an alternative to IMM.


  13. You did get some amazing books this week! I really want to read Purity, The Vicious Deep and Wake and...okay pretty much all of these! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  14. Amazing haul! I hope you enjoy them all :)
    Have a great week :)

  15. Great haul! I want Storm , I heard that is really good.
    My IMM

  16. Great haul this week! I've heard amazing things about most those books but especially The Vicious Deep and Kill me Softly! I'm glad you loved it and now I want to read it to see how much I like it too! Great books! Check out my haul:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  17. awesome books! I had my own happy dance moment this week :) I joined in Sunday Post this week, I will no longer join in IMM, there are several other memes popping up, but I do like Sunday Post a lot... Book Savvy Babe’s Sunday Post

  18. I love the cover of Unnaturalists! We came up with our own meme and dropped IMM, we'll just own it to be safe.


  19. This is definitely an epic book haul Mimi! Burn For Burn is one of my highly anticipated reads of the year! So I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! I also can't wait for The Summer of No Regrets, Storm and Revived. And I loved This is Not a Test! It's one of my favourites of the year! I really hope you love it too! Happy reading! :)

  20. I am so jealous of Tiger Lily and Storm! Awesome book haul! You can see what I got at Gimme's Goodies Happy Reading!

  21. i'm jealous of all of them/ooh so jealous
    enjoy all

  22. Wow! tons of awesome books! I will definitely try Kill me softly! I also really excited to read Tiger lily! the covers for it are gorgeous and i love how its in tinkerbell's POV!
    Have fun reading!
    My Showcase Sunday

  23. I'm so jealous of In Between The Lines and Spark I can't wait to read both of them! Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  24. Woohoo, you have so many wonderful things here! I am desperate to read Killing Me Softly, especially after Heidi's review the other day and your overall enthusiasm.
    Storm is another book I want really badly.
    Oh, I won't be doing IMM anymore for sure, but I'm not sure what I'll do instead. I didn't post this Sunday at all, and I'll try to make a decision before next week. My books aren't nearly as cool as yours anyway. :D

  25. EPIC is definitely the right word for it!! I'll bet you lost 5 lbs just happy dancing! :D I bought Kill Me Softly, too, this week and I can't wait to crack it open. Excited for the Jodi Picoult book, too. I really enjoyed her adult books, so hopefully that will carry over to YA!

    Enjoy the haul!

    Here's my haul for this week!

  26. Oh Mimi, you got another fantastic bunch of books!!!!!!!! Burn for Burn just went on my wishlist - it sounds like an amazing trilogy. Let me know if you manage to read it!!! I can't wait until September to find out if it's any good :D

    You really did have an amazing week! Enjoy all your books and good luck with the midterms! I know how much it sucks, I had my end terms at uni this week and I absolutely hate this time of the year.

    My Showcase Sunday post (new IMM alternative)

    Happy reading!

    Vicky (:
    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

  27. Oh my gosh, WOW!! You have some AMAZING books! And they all look so pretty! *looks wistfully at Kill Me Softly* I'm definitely getting a copy of Kill Me Softly ASAP. So awesome that you loved it so much. <3 I'm sure I will too. I LOVE fairy tale retellings! Also Storm <33 I just got a copy! I cannot wait to read about the four insanely awesome brothers! And wow at the Jodi Picoult and Amanda Hocking books! I'm sure you're going to have a crazyawesome week reading these! And all the best for your midterms, Mimi! <3

  28. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, OH. MY. Gosh! I am super-jealous, Mimi! I want them all! Love those books!! Haven't read any of them yet. Look forward to your reviews.

  29. Wow, Mimi! Awesome haul! I am really looking forward to hearing what you think of The Unnaturalists. I am dying for that book! Read that soon, okay? ;) Burn for Burn sounds awesome too. I hope you enjoy it!

    I don't think I'll be participating in IMM either and this week was my last post, but I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. :)

  30. OOO, The Unnaturalists!!! Totally want to read this book! Lovely haul, Mimi! I've read Storm and it was really good. I hope you enjoy all your reads! ;)

  31. OH MY GOSH, you have such an amazing mailbox there! Wow, wow, wow :D Happy reading and thanks for sharing! I really would like to snag some books away, haha.

  32. Sweet mercy..what a haul. I am dying to read Killing Me Softly and the The Unnaturalists. You can read my news on The Sunday Post

  33. All of these look like great reads! You definitely got a great haul this week, Mimi!

    Oh, and good luck with your school stuff! I'm trying to make it through the last three weeks of my semester right now.

  34. Oh wow Mimi - your book haul is absolutely EXQUISITE! Not going to lie, I totally had to add all of these to my TBR shelf on Goodreads, they all look fantastic - you lucky girl! Kill Me Softly is definitely my 2012 favorite too and I'm sure the wait for the sequel will having me reading it numerous times, but it's so worth it!

    Have a great weekend! <3<3<3

  35. Wow Mimi! That's a lot of great books! Can't wait for my copy of Revived to arrive and I am anxious to read The Summer of No Regrets!

    I am so glad you loved Kill Me Softly! Enjoy all your new books!! :)

    You can check out my books Here!!

  36. EEEEEE MIMI! I'm really dying to read Burn for Burn since like you said, Jenny Han kind of rocks ;)

    And STORRRRMMMM!!!! YAY! I'm so glad you're enjoying it! SUPER DUPER can't wait for your review! I wonder who Mimi's favourite brother is? :P

    THIS IS NOT A TEST! I've been hearing great things about it and I'm really dying to read it!

    Hope you enjoy every single books you got this week and happy reading, Mimi! <3

  37. Great stuff this week!! Oh what I would do to have that copy of Surrender in my hands lol I can't wait to see your review!! Check out what I got this week HERE if you get time!

  38. This is definitely an EPIC haul. I want to read all of them. Looking forward to reading your reviews.Happy Reading!

  39. WOW Mimi <3 All those books are super awesome!

    I really want to read The Vicious Deep and Revived! So awesome you got Envy! I still need to read Fury! Burn for Burn looks and sounds awesome too. I've also heard a lot of awesome things about Purity. I haven't heard much about the rest of the books you got, but they really look good! I'll check those out for sure.

    Thanks for sharing Mimi! I hope you are doing well.
    Enjoy all your books and Happy Reading <3

    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books
    My Book Haul

  40. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH MIMI!!!!!!!!! I'm seriously containing an extremely loud squeal right now (or trying to) because of TIGER LILY!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMIGOSH!!! Are you so excited? Because I'm so excited and I don't even have a copy of it! haha!! (That's how much I love your reviews, btw...) ;)

    The rest of the books (especially Kill Me Softly) are awesome as well, but OMIGOSH TIGER LILY!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK!!!

    Great new post, great new name, great new meme. Such a bummer about what's been going on in the blogosphere. :/ But I look forward to these new posts!! :D

  41. Mimi, you always have the best mailboxes!! Ahh I just finished the Summer series by Jenny Han and I'm definitely a huge fan of writing. I can't wait for her new series with Siobhan Vivian, I bet it will be amazing! I can't wait to hear what you think about the book. Love how all the books in the middle are all blues and whites too. Hehe I love how much you love Kill Me Softly! You already know my feelings about it. Looking forward to your review of it. I hope you enjoy your books, Mimi!! ♥

  42. Wow Mimi, im so freaking green with envy with your haul. OMG I cant wait to read THIS IS NOT A TEST. eeep. THey all look awesome, hope you enjoy them girl. x

    <3 I truly support you by not doing IMM anymore. I certainly do not support plagiarism as well. good job. <3

  43. Another fantastic haul! I am so jealous. I love love love the cover of Burn For Burn. It's so simple and yet I can't look away.

  44. You got Purity and Burn For Burn . . . officially jealous!

  45. Oh, Mimi, I have no idea how I can stop gawking whenever I visit your amazing haul every week! AMAZING, AMAZING haul of books! There are so many books that I'm dying to get my hands on - I don't even know where to begin! STORM! THIS IS NOT A TEST! THE UNNATURALISTS! ENVY! REVIVED! AND OTHER AMAZING BOOKS. <3<3

    I'll be anticipating your fabulous reviews on the books, Mimi-doll! YAY FOR AMAZING READ! Happy reading, and have a wonderful week! :)

  46. So many awesome books! *insert glittery eyes* I've never read anything by Jodi Picoult, but this book's summary really intrigued me. I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts on it :) Bun for Burn! The cover is really gorgeous, and it seems like a nice contemporary.

    STORM! No. Words. Needed. OMG what a book! Now we can fangirl together about it (and Chris <3) and try to do something with our lives until Spark comes out. August! So near but at the same time so far. Wow, The Vicious Deep! It's one I've kept my eyes on because it sounds very good. And it's about mermaids, which I haven't read much about lately, but I'm dying to.

    TIGER LILY. OMG so jealous! You have to read it ASAP and tell me if it's as fabulously wonderful as it sounds. Really, Peter Pan! Can't. Wait. Purity is also on my wishlist. And I'll have to think about Kill Me Softly, you make it sound like a book I need to get my hands on immediately.

    Have a wonderful week, Mimi! ♥ I hope school is not too hard on you with exams and everything :)

  47. OMG! Epic Awesomeness in your mailbox this week!! I am super jealous that you got This Is Not a Test! I can't wait to read your review of it. All your others books are on my wishlist too! You lucky girl!! Enjoy those new goodies!!

    Stacking the Shelves

  48. The Vicious Deep?!!! Oh, you lucky, lucky girl. I heard it has a Male POV. Doooooooooood, I love those.

    And what is Burn For Burn about? Looks good. I'm off to look it up. :)

  49. Wow. This is like the motherload of all book hauls LOL.

    So much book awesomeness. I spot Between the Lines, Envy, Burn for Burn & Storm <3 Oh em gee.

    Great haul, Mimi ;)

  50. I love the books you got! Enjoy reading them.

  51. awesome books as usual Mimi! =) I can't even pick which one of those is the best read but all of them are part of my wishlist.

    I am also can't decide if I am going to continue doing IMM, but I'll just probably do Book Hauls instead

    have fun reading!

  52. Wow!!! EPIC HAUL! I'm most jealous of The Unnaturalists, I'm dying to read that one! But all of them sound awesome!

  53. OMG. MAILBOX ENVY!!! Burn for Burn!! The Unnaturalists!! The Viscious Deep! Tiger Lily! Kill Me Softly! Um, can I come live with you? Forever? And live in your bookshelf?? :D Eeee, I love seeing Storm in people's book hauls too hehe.

    SOOO excited to read all your amazing reviews for these! ENJOY!

  54. why not join us at Book Journey with the 'It's Monday What are You Reading?' hop?

  55. Soooooooooooooooooooooo many AMAZING books, Mimi!!!! I am very jealous indeed :) But I'm SUPER SUPER jealous that you got Burn for Burn... I don't think I can wait until September for it to be released :( I'm looking forward to your review though, hopefully Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian won't disappoint :)


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