Sunday, March 04, 2012

In My Mailbox (#5)!


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by amazing Kristi @ The Story Siren.

 Let's see what I got this week! This was a pretty quiet week and I wasn't too eager to add too much books on my TBR pile. I guess I have to read finish the pile soon, or it will just get bigger and bigger! :)




Received from Netgalley, thank you Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! This sounds like amazing read. I love assassin, kind of remind me of Poison Study (which is absolutely amazing!).
 


  



Received from the author. Thank you, Ada! She is super nice and she'll be here on March 28 for interview+GIVEAWAY! I hope you guys will drop a visit on the date! Pretty please? ;)
 


   



Received from Netgalley. Thank you Netgalley and Abrams! I wasn't really interested with the book but once I read that she is on the school radio, I'm instantly intrigued! I love books about music and radio!
 





Received from Galley Grab! Thank you, Simon and Schuester! I really miss the newsletter, hopefully they will sort things out and distribute the newsletter again soon! <3




I tried the quiz on Random Buzzer and needless to say, I know that I have to read this book after completing the quiz! Gown to kill for, Russian royals, and necromancer? Definitely my kind of read!
 






I read some lovely reviews about this book. This seems like a perfect contemporary read! I love the cover, so cute!





 That's all what I got this week! Have you read any of the books? I'm so curious to see what everyone got this week, please share with me! I hope you guys have amazing books this week! :)


PS: I want to know, how long it takes for you to read and review a book from Netgalley? Just curious so I can learn whether I'm a snail reader (which I suspected) and quicken my pace! Thank you in advance for the answer, you guys are amazing! :)

42 comments:

  1. YAY Grave Mercy! I can't wait to read that one :) Revamped has a great cover! I will be participating in a blog tour for this one in the spring! Pretty excited about it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.
    New follower :)

    MaryAnn
    My IMM for this week

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    1. I can't wait to read it too, the cover is so gorgeous! I agree, Revamped's cover is so beautiful! It seems like a wonderful read I'll enjoy since I love guys with fangs! <3

      Thank you for following, MaryAnn! You're amazing! And I'm sorry to hear about the loss of the GFC followers data, I can't believe if it happens to me! X(

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  2. oh!! Amazing mailbox! I've got The fine art of Truth and Dare last week! Still need to read it! And omg ReVamped looks so good! :) I hope you'll enjoy all your books this week Hilda :) :)

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    1. Thank you, Nea! ReVamped sounds like a promising read I'll absolutely enjoy! I can't wait to read The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, I hope that I'll love the book like everyone else! Happy reading, Nea! <3

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    2. I hope you'll like it too! I've read some reviews about it and they were good!! :) ;)

      New follower :)

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  3. AMAZING books. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Grave Mercy. I've been hearing great things about it. The Other titles looks good as well. Enjoy your new books and happy reading.

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    1. I'm so excited to read Grave Mercy! And it's awesome that it's auto-approved so everyone can get their fair share of the awesome book! <3 Happy reading! :)

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  4. Grave Mercy seems to be the popular read this week, I can't wait for it to be released! Revamped and Never Enough sound like good ones too!
    I've only read a few books from NetGalley, and I've noticed that I'm a slower reader when I have to read books on my Nook/PC, lol! When I hold a book, I can feel how many pages I have left and want to get through - through an electronic device, it's like not wearing a watch! I never know where I stand!
    Enjoy all of you newbies :) Happy reading!

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    1. I agree, Margie! When I'm reading ebook, I keep looking at the page counter. I keep counting how many pages I have to read until I finish the book, and I always feel like fainting when I still have 300 pages waiting LOL! I hope that I can be a faster ebook reader! I can't wait to read Grave Mercy ASAP! Happy reading, Margie! :)

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  5. You've got some great books! I'm totally looking forward to reading The Fine Art of Truth and Dare and The Gathering Storm! I'm looking forward to what you think, I need to know whether or not I should buy them!

    Normally, it depends with my NetGalley books. Sometimes, I read them right when I get them, other times, I wait. I try to read them 1 or 2 months after I get them, but sometimes that doesn't happen...

    -Aneeqah @ The Brain Lair

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    1. I'm 1/3 through The Gathering Storm, and I fall in love with the setting! I just love Russian names, plus I love the ball and the dance at that time! I hope that I can finish the book soon! :)

      Oh, it's so cool that you try your best to read them ASAP, Aneeqah! The time when I instantly read what I get from NetGalley is such a long time ago... now I'm just procrastinating! It makes me feel guilty and keep me up all night LOL! Thanks for answering honestly! :D

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  6. Great haul! I can't wait to read Grave Mercy. Will get to it soon! I bought The Fine Art of Truth or Dare. Got it few weeks back. It sounds like a fun book and I LOVE the cover as well xD I'm excited to read Welcome Caller, This is Chloe. It was one of the first books I requested (nearly six-seven weeks back) after joining NetGalley. It sounds really cute!

    For me, my reading speed depends on the book. Some might take less than a day to read. Others take a week or a two. By the time I get to reviewing them it's usually few days before the release date. It's a combination of my slowness and that I always end up procrastinating till the last minute EVEN if I've read the book way before.

    But most of the time I'll end up starting with the book only a week before the release date. This might change in the summer, when I have more time and can maybe get ahead! How long do you take? I'm curious xD

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    1. Wow, Ajoop, it seems like we have a lot of same titles waiting! I so can't wait to compare our reviews, hopefully we both love the books! I read many great reviews on Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe, and I know that I can't miss the book! :)

      Wow, it's awesome that you can finish the NetGalley book in less than a day! I mean, most of them have thick pages! I don't mind reading thick physical books, but it comes to a problem when it's ebook! :( I know, sometimes we just need the muse to write a review LOL! :D

      It usually takes 2-3 weeks before I start reading the book from NetGalley! Once I read the book, I'm determined to finish and review it asap lol! I hope I'll have more time to read ebooks when I'm in my summer break (which is in June, such a long time!). Thanks for answering my curiosity, Ajoop, you rock! <3

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  7. Wow, Hilda! So many great books! I hope you enjoy them all and I can't wait to read your reviews for them. I have Grave Mercy waiting on my NetGalley pile. I really can't wait to get started on that one! Everyone who has read it so far seems to like it, so I'm looking forward to it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sam! Your mailbox is even more awesome! <3 Thanks, I hope that I'll be a fan of Grave Mercy too! I love all things assassin LOL! Hopefully I can read your review of Grave Mercy soon, so I can know what to expect from the book! :)

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  8. Your question about reviewing NG titles - I read/review them about the time they release. Unless it's something I'm dying to read, then I'll read it ASAP and save the review until closer to release date.

    The Fine Art of Truth and Dare looks SO cute. I'm going to have to check out ReVamped!

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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    1. Awesome, Amanda! Thanks you so much for answering, you're amazing! :) I'm wondering whether I should save the review until two weeks from the release date. Some publishers also ask to publish the review at least one month before the release date, so I guess your way might be the best.

      Both books have gorgeous covers, hopefully I will fall in love with the stories too! Can't wait to start reading it! <3

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  9. Thanks for your comment on my IMM. And I can say I am happy that I finally got this book.
    But what about your IMM! It looks fantastic!! Those books are looking great!! I hope you would enjoy them.
    And I wanne say that I got something on my blog for you, if you want it :D

    Mariska
    Have a nice sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Mariska! I'm really glad that I get to read all the awesome books! Can't wait to start reading them! I hope that I'll enjoy them all!

      Thank you for the award, it means so much! You're the sweetest! <3

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  10. That's an amazing collection! The fine art of Truth or Dare seems popular and a must-read. Waiting for your review!
    As for the reading speed, it depends on my mood and the book! If it's something I know that HAS to be good, I'll deliberately read it slow, to enjoy every moment (or page!) of it. Or if it's something like a light read, I'll get over with it in a couple of days. No harm being a snail reader sometimes ;)

    Happy reading your pile! :)
    And thanks for joining my blog. I'm happy to return the same. :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashna! I so can't wait to find a corner and started reading The Fine Art of Truth or Dare! There are so many great reviews for this book! :)

      I understand the feeling, I really enjoy savoring the moment I read a really good book too! Sometimes I can't resist myself and fly through the pages LOL! :D
      Thanks for answering the question, you rock! Happy reading! Yay for following back! <3

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  11. Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe is on my TBR too! I finished Grave Mercy a few days ago and loved it so much! Enjoy. :)

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    1. I read awesome reviews on the book and I know I just have to read it! Wow, I hope I'll enjoy Grave Mercy too! Thanks, happy reading! <3

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  12. wow! Grave Mercy! I wanted that book so badly, I can't wait to read it =)
    I have The Gathering Storm somewhere in my bookshelf, I need to read it as well. Hope we both enjoy it =)

    awesome books this week Hilda

    here's my IMM: http://crazytrinket.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-29.html

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    1. Seems like everyone can't wait to read Grave Mercy lol! I hope that I won't be disappointed with all the hype about the book! Can't wait to compare our reviews on The Gathering Storm, hopefully we both love the book! <3

      Thank you, Chelle! I'm so happy that I get to read all the awesome books! :)

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  13. Lol, I know what you mean about having to read the pile down! Lol March is biggest for me, so I'm glad I'm joining the Review Copy Cleanup:)

    You got some great looking books though! I'm super curious about Grave Mercy, The Gathering Storm and The Fine Art of Truth and Dare! I hope they're as good as they seem. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on them:)

    About NG, it differs how long it takes to actually read the book, but I usually go for having them read before the publishing date!

    Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It's so awesome that you challenge yourself to finish all the review copies, Rebecca! I'm not sure that I can do that, March is quite a busy month for me! :D

      Thanks! I can't wait to read these books! Hopefully I can find a corner and start reading them soon! <3

      Thanks for answering the question, you're awesome! I always read them before the publishing date too, but sometimes I get lazy and wait until the last time LOL! :)

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  14. I haven't read any of these books, but I had to stop and tell you that I absolutely LOVE you "In My Mailbox" graphic! All the little stamped letters and the font you chose are so cute! ^_^

    Have a great reading week!
    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Lauren! I really enjoyed the time I spent making the graphic, it's certainly worth it! So glad that you love it too! <3

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  15. Hi Hilda! :)
    I hope you enjoy all your book.
    Happy reading!
    Ada

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    1. Oops! books*
      (Perhaps I was just focusing on "one book" in particular)!

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    2. Hi Ada! :)
      Thanks, I really hope that I'm going to love all the books, especially yours! LOL, I guess I know which book you were focusing on! I'm kind of focusing on the book too! <3

      Thanks for visiting, you rock! :)

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  16. Such a great list of books! I'm looking forward to reading Gathering Storm, too! Definitely sounds intriguing!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! I hope I'm reading The Gathering Storm and really love it! Such an amazing read! <3

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  17. Great haul this week! I think Grave Mercy looks so good and I keep hearing fantastic things about it so I hope that you will love it, too! Have a good week Hilda! :D

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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    1. Thank you, Darlene! I hope that I'm going to love the book, the premise is so good! I hope you have a wonderful week too! <3

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    1. Thanks, Roro! I hope you enjoy your books too! :)

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  19. Seems like everybody got Grave Mercy this week lol! The fine art of truth or dare has the cutest cover ever! Happy reading!

    I've tagged you!
    Tag, you're it!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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    1. Everybody must be happy like me to read the book LOL! The Fine Art of Truth or Dare has the loveliest cover ever! Happy reading for you too, Shae! :)

      Yay! I love tag questions! Thanks, Shae! <3

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  20. This week doesn't feel quiet at all, Hilda -- it's so full of amazing books! I really, really want to read what you think of Grave Mercy because it sounds like SUCH a fantastic book and everyone seems to be raving about it! And The Fine Art of Truth or Dare does have an adorable cover! :)

    Amazing mailbox this week, Hilda! <3 I think it really depends for me how fast I can read a book. I can almost always finish a book in a night, but some days I'm so swamped with homework and blogging that I just can't do it! And how long it takes to write a review? Oh gosh, I don't think it's ever taken me less than an hour for each LOL! I'm so bad at putting my thoughts together that sometimes I sit at the computer and think about it before I can start to type! x)

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    1. Grave Mercy does sound like an awesome read, Mimi! I keep reading great reviews about the book. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare is unquestionably one of the best covers in March! <3

      Thank you, Mimi! Oh, it's epic that you can finish most book in one night! I love the feeling of savoring every page of the book so it usually takes me a few days to finish a book. Sometimes I can finish a really good book in one sit too, but only in rare moments. :D Now I see why your reviews are so beautiful, Mimi, you put so much passion on them! I really admire it! <3

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