Saturday, March 3, 2012

In My Mailbox #34

In My Mailbox is a weekly feature hosted by the wonderful The Story Siren where we get to drool with one another over the awesome books that came in the post this week!

Eeee! What an amazing book week. I'm 3/4 way through Pandemonium and it is everything you would expect from Lauren Oliver. Beautiful prose and stunning plot, I am loving it! I'll be reading Winter's Light next, which I'm ridiculously excited about because: a) Winter's Shadow was brilliant and the way it ended? AHH! *grabby hands at the sequel* b) Have you seen the cover? It looks even more gorgeous in person!!

A huge thank you to the beautiful Celine from Forget-Me-Nots. She had an extra copy of Faery Tales & Nightmares and what does the lovely girl do with it? She sends it to me! THANK YOU, CELINE! You should all really go follow her, she's so awesome. Really excited to read this, I loved Melissa's Wicked Lovely series, so I know this will be something special! <3

I really enjoyed Switched by Amanda Hocking, so I'm eager to see what she has in store for Torn. And finally, UNDER THE NEVER SKY! A signed and personalised copy from the incredible Veronica Rossi!! Excuse me while I take a moment to unleash the SQUEEEE. I read this a few months ago and it's definitely in my 'favourites' list. AMAZING. And because I am incapable of talking about this book without mentioning this (I think my mind has been affected by the aether)....

ROOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRRR!!

What's in your mailbox this week?! Share, share, share!!
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62 comments:

  1. Haha, I love how you say Roar. It makes me smile. A personalized copy?! You must have screamed. That's awesome.

    I am so excited for you to get to the end of Pandemonium! I can't wait to hear your reaction. Tweet me it!

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    1. Hehe. I can't help it. I roar, you roar, we all roar for ROOOOAAARRR! Ahem. Anyway, yes!!! Veronica is AMAZING!

      EEEEEE! I'm nervous and scared and giddy with excitement. It's incredible so far, except for... you know... the obvious part! I will let you know my finished thoughts :)

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  2. AHHHHHH! I LOVE THIS IMM! I've been gazing longingly at Faery Tales and Nightmares for weeks, just wishing I could get it *sigh*
    Ahhh! I NEED TO CATCH UP ON MY BOOKS! Especially Delirium, I NEED to read that asap!

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  3. AHHH AND I RECEIVED TOUCH OF POWER. I LOVE YOU BRODIE!!!

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    1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!! You must tell me when you start reading! This is your first Maria book, right?

      And OMG yes! You need to read Delirium! Lauren Oliver has such mind-blowing talent <333

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    2. Yessss I will :D I will start soon! I'm so excited for it, because yes it is my first Maria book!
      Ohhhh, I need Delirium. Will buy as soon as the ban is over *sobs in corner* <3

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    3. I hope it makes you a fan! I have got to read her Poison Study series already <3

      B-book b-b-ban? *bottom lip trembles* I hope you survive that harsh, cruel period! <3

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    4. Amy from Following the Reader is doing it with me! (We MET! WE GO TO UNI TOGETHER!) Ahhh, the book ban makes me want to cry :( been on it since the beginning of the year. Think I may just be a little bit broke by the end of it! The only good thing is that I'm going through my Netgalleys and my physical TBR, but it's still torture ;(

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  4. *glares* MEE JEALOUSSSS!!!

    Eeeeee! SOOO excited for Pandemonium!!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it- from the things I've heard, I have a feeling I won't like it much :S BUT HURRY UP AND POST YOUR REVIEW!!! Awwwww <3 That's so sweet of Celine!<3 OMGGGG SIGNED AND PERSONALISED, YOU SAY?!? Goshh, I swear I need to break into your house and steal it! I can be a thief too :DD love, love LOVE the cover of Winter's Light! I have to read the first book soon-I feel like the only Aussie who hasn't read it yet:S ooohh is that the US cover of TORN? I love how the cover of all three books match <3 Soo pretty!
    Your 'ROARRR' is hilarious!! Ohh, how I want the second book NOW.
    Enjoy Brodie!<3

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    1. I LOVE THIS COMMENT HAHAHAHA! <3

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    2. LET'S BREAK INTO HER HOUSE TOGETHER AND STEAL IT TOGETHER.

      Except i get to keep the book. ;D kapish?
      FAIR PLAN. AWESOME.

      I'M AN AUSSIE WHO HASN'T READ IT YET EITHER!!
      we kinda fail as part of the book police y'know. especially you as the head. YEAR 12. YOU ARE TO BLAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

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    3. HEY! I CAN READ, YOU KNOW. *stations sexy boy security guards at all entrances* Wait.. that'll just give you more incentive to come... *facepalm*

      EEEEE!! You won't like Pandemonium for one particular reason, but the story itself is still amazing as is Lauren's prose!

      All three of you.... HONESTLY. YOU CALL YOURSELVES AUSTRALIAN. Yes, Winter's Shadow is an Aussie book! And pff. Don't use the suffocating pressure of school as an excuse! I kid, the fact that you can read at all amidst all the pressure is impressive, but that is SO not the point! :P

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    4. Ohhhh SEXY BOYS?!? Okayy change of plans! I'm going to your house BUT ONLY TO TAKE THESE SEXY GUYS BACK HOME WITH MEEE<3 And I'll come back for the book once th guys are safe and sound inside my house, and you have no more security guards!<3

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    5. SEXY BOY SECURITY GUARDS?!?!?! HOLY SHIT. ARE THEY LIKE, THE BOYS FROM STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM? *MAJOR swooning*

      You can keep the book hun. I'm keeping the boys. ;D

      I AM INDEED AUSTRALIAN! BUT I AM STUCK IN THE AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL AND THEY WON'T LET ME READ DAMMIT. Except for textbooks. I know all about textbooks. D:

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  5. Woman.

    you're just asking for it.

    ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    *hiccup*

    SO FREAKING JEALOUS OF YOUR BOOK WEEK! *bangs first on table* those. books. look. AMAZING.

    PERSONALISED SIGNED COPY OF UNDER THE NEVER SKY?!?!?!? um. you do realise that it's actually personalised to me right? ;D yeah? so um, send it over? ;D it's only a minor misunderstanding. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

    HEY HEY HEY is Winter's Shadow an Aussie book? :O I NEED IT IF IT IS. *grabby hands*

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    1. HEEEE!! I love when people ROOOOOAAAAARRRR! It unifies people, you know? :D Ahem, have you actually read Under the Never Sky, Ali- I mean, BRODIE? NO? I DIDN'T THINK SO *hugs protectively to chest* My Perry.

      Yes! Aussie author! And really cool, UNIQUE mythology!

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    2. SHUDDUP. I HAVE IT ON MY SHELF THOUGH! I WILL BE READING IT SOON. ;D I'm sorry? No, surely it is personalised to ALICE. I think you should go double check.

      OOOOO. AUSSIE AUTHOR. I need to go grab it then since that means it basically can only be bought here. ;D YAY MYTHOLOGY!

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  6. SO JEALOUS!! About the signed copy of Under the Never Sky and the bookmarks! :D Looks so pretty. <3 You have gotten lots of other awesome stuff as well ;) I hope you'll love it all :D
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Oh they are so gorgeous! *hugs to chest* I want to reread that book all over again but my TBR is screaming at me in rage for such naughty thoughts!

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  7. Eeee, a signed copy of UtNS?! How awesome! I love the US cover - so pretty! :)

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    1. I adore the US cover, love the aether sky!!!

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  8. You never got your own copy of FT&N? Or is this another repeat copy for you? LOL my two are just sitting around… ;) Argh, I still haven't read Winter's Shadow! Hope you enjoy the sequel! :D I absolutely can't wait to get Pandemonium and UTNS on Tuesday! *SQUEALS* Veronica's such a sweetheart <3 Super happy you're enjoying Pandemonium so far! *bounces* Everyone's saying how they're liking the new love interest. EEEEEEEEEE!

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    1. I didn't request FT&N, so no, not a repeat copy! :) Tuesday? Why Tuesday? *googles* Ahhh, Labor Day in WA! Okay, fingers crossed Tues is a yummy mailbox! The new 'love interest' is certainly no Alex, but I'm really enjoying learning more about him and I'm actually happy with how that part is playing out... even though.... Alex *sob*

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  9. Lol! I loved Roar too :P. And Pandemonium! The pretty cover! I still haven't started reading it (I know, I know) - can't wait! Glad you're enjoying it. And FT&N looks awesome too! Great books this week, happy reading :).

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    1. *pushes Pandemonium under your nose* Read it, read it, read it! I'm appalled it lives inside your house and has remained unread this long :P

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  10. I'm sorry I have not been stalking you! I'm sorry I have not been stalking you! I'm sorry I have not been stalking you! I'm sorry I have not been stalking you! I'm sorry I have not been stalking you! I'm sorry I have not been stalking you! I'm sorry I have not been stalking you!

    Okay I'm done rambling! Winter's Light! OHHH I have Winter's Shadow I need to read! I LOVE that Amanda hocking series.. I've already read it all lol! And UTNS bookmarks?! JELLY. <3

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    1. Hahaha DO NOT APOLOGISE, YOU HEAR ME? I have been terrible in my Jena Stalking duties aswell, so we're both balanced there!!

      OOOH read Winter's Shadow soon! It really offers something new and different to the YA paranormal scene <3 I can't wait to read TOrn!

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  11. I am SO EXCITED to read your review of Pandemonium! Knowing the book and how you write your reviews... it's going to be epic! I received Torn too, as you know. Not yet read Switched. Might have to take a looksie at your review to motivate me a little more.

    I should be getting Faery Tales and Nightmares soon! Though I still have to read the last two book in the Wicked Lovely series. I was a tad disappointed with Fragile Eternity. And I have Under the Never Sky waiting for me! So excited to read it after the praise it received during your Valentine's event.

    I've not heard of Winter's Shadow or Winter's Light. I'll have to check them out. Great haul! Happy reading! :)

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  12. Wow! great boooks. I'm really looking forward to Melissa Marr's Faery Tales & Nightmares :)

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  13. WOW amazing in my mailbox! I just ordered Pandemonium :D YAY! I haven't read Delirium yet but I will soon :D Torn and Under the Never Sky look AWESOME! I hope you enjoy reading them all!!!

    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews

    My In My Mailbox Link: http://simplykayla0203.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-5.html

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  14. Oh my gosh, Brodie, I HEART YOU! What would the world do without your enthusiasm?? LOL! x) <3 Your mailbox is just overflowing with amazingness this week!! I want to read Pandemonium SO badly -- I've accidentally stumbled upon a spoiler of it and it made me so anxious to read it! And Melissa Marr and Veronica Roth are both such amazing authors, so it's really amazing that you have them both! (Celine, you're so awesome! <3)

    SO SO SO excited for you to read all of these amazing books just so I can read your amazing reviews! I hope you're having a FANTASTIC weekend, Brodie! :) <3

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  15. I can't wait to start PANDEMONIUM! I loved UNDER THE NEVER SKY, and I think Roar is one of my favorite characters! I read all of the Trylle series when it was self published, I've been buying all of the new ones and plan to reread when they are all released! I love the series :0)

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  16. I can't wait to read Pandemonium. I keep hearing wonderful things about it. I loved Under The Never Sky too. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  17. BRODIE!!! <3 I SO WANT TO READ WINTER'S LIGHT!!! Look at that gorgeous cover! It even looks more gorgeous in photo!!! I hope you enjoy it! PANDEMONIUM! Oh my gosh, I can't wait for your review. I hope to start it as soon as I finish The Fault in Our Stars! I haven't read the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking but I LOVE THE US COVERS more than the UK/Aussie ones! THEY ARE SO PRETTY!!! <3 Oh my gosh, SIGNED AND PERSONALISED COPY OF UNDER THE NEVER SKY? You totally deserve it, Brodie! <3 I hope you've had an AMAZING weekend and I hope you love all your books!

    PS: I'm not awesome :P

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  18. Wow lucky you!!! I can't wait to read Pandemonium and Under the Never Sky. Hope you enjoy all of your books! Happy Reading.

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader
    My IMM

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  19. I am super-dooper jealous that you're reading Pandemonium!!! I hope you love it :)

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  20. Awesome mailbox! I can't wait to read Pandemonium! And Faery Tales and Nightmares looks awesome too! Very squee-worthy!!!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

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  21. oh my!! You've got Pandemonium, Under the never sky and Torn!! Great, great mailbox!! I hope you'll like them all :) Enjoy!

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  22. Just finished reading Delirium and boy..that ending! Super glad your enjoying Pandemonium! Signed copy of Under The Never Sky - cool! I've yet to read it, but I've only heard great things.

    :)

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  23. Awesome IMM. The way Delirium ended CRIKEY!!! it nearly killed me...finally Pandemonium. Sounds like you are loving it!! yay!! You have Torn , ooo I hope mine comes this week. I read back january 2011 and I just fell in love with Amanda's writing. Have you read My Blood Approves series? I LOVED this series maybe more??? Book 5 Swear still to be released....so I am hanging for that.

    Michelle

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  24. Pandemonium!!! OMG...the end, the END *dies* I can't wait to see what you think of it! Signed AND personalised UtNS?? That's SO cool. Mailbox of WIN this week Brodie

    The Cait Files

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  25. Pandemonium?! Eeeek! So jealous! I really need to read Switched, its sat on my TBR shelf looking absolutely gorgeous!

    Enjoy your books, you always have an awesome mailbox *jealous*

    My Mailbox

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  26. Awesome hail. I want The Fairy Tales and Nightmares so bad! Wonderful book swag! Everything looks awesome! Happy reading. ;)
    My IMM

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  27. AMAZING IMM this week... I also got Torn! What a great score from Veronica Rossi too! WHOOT WHOOT!

    Here is my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

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  28. What a fantastic IMM! Like your books a lot and I can tell you that pandemonium is one of the books on my to-read list :D
    I hope you would enjoy them.

    Mariska (new follower)
    My IMM

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  29. Pandemonium!!!!! Can't wait to read that! (Have to read Delirium first). I'm still waiting for my Torn to arrive! D:

    Great haul!

    Here's my IMM.

    Have a great week!

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  30. My copy of PANDEMONIUM is delayed in the mail. I'm so happy to have read an ARC or I'd be so upset!!

    Awesome snagging of a personalized UNDER THE NEVER SKY!! I've had it on my "reading soon" pile for a while now...something always comes up that requires me first!

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  31. wow! what awesome books! i still need to read them all, but they sounds fabulous! thanks for participating in IMM!! happy reading!

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  32. Hi Brodie, How are you ?

    Of the books you've received I read two Pandemonium and Under the never sky .

    I think you'll like. *-* I like so much.

    I'm following your blog. Please "like" my page on facebook. It's there on my blog.
    Have a good weekend.

    Mariana - World Of Tori Vega.

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  33. Winter's Light totally looks cool.

    And Pandemonium is SO very awesome.

    I still need to get on reading Under The Never Sky.

    Happy reading :-)

    My IMM

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  34. Amazing amazing IMM this week! Winter's Light looks great and squee for Faerytales and Nightmares! I can't wait to get a copy of Pandemonium. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn
    My IMM this week

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  35. Great set! I love the cover for Winter's Light. I want to read Torn.
    My IMM

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  36. Gorgeous books! I really liked Under The never Sky and glad you share the love :)))

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  37. OMG!!!!!!!!! Signed, personalised Under the Never Sky?!!? That is mega awesome! Wowwww. *drools* You have ALL the right to squee! A LOT. o.o *squee's with*

    Anddd that's so sweet of Celine! Awesome IMM, Brodie! Seriously awesome. o:

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  38. What a lovely bunch of books! I want to read Faery Tales and Nightmares!

    IMM @ Megan Likes Books

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  39. EEEEEEEE! Delicious mailbox! *drools*
    Under The Never Skyyyyy! Why must you keep reading all these amazing dystopians, and raving about them, and then making me DIE TO READ THEM *sobs*

    UGH! BRODIE! I read a MAJOR spoiler for Delirium! AND I DIDN'T EVEN MEAN TO! It was just there in a reviiiiiew! And now I'm SAAAAAD! I wasn't even TRYING to be spoilery! What's wrong with me? :(

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  40. What a nice looking haul! I will have to look some of these boos up, they sound good!

    Thanks for sharing!
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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  41. afkjdsfhjksdfkdhsfaf

    is basically my response to your IMM. I think I may have just like collapsed from jealousy over my keyboard or something, no biggie...

    UNDER THE NEVER SKY!!! I think that book is following me around or something. Someone had better confess. I actually think that like all Aussie bloggers are plotting to break me and have me read it o.O BUT anyways, yaaaaaay! :D I hope you and your gorgeous copy have a beautiful, wonderful life together <3

    PANDEMONIUM.
    Damn. I need to go to a bookstore like ASAP. Perhaps I shall go when all these tests and projects and presentations are over (read: never). I see you're done though :O Was the ending as horrible as everyone says it is? ARE YOU BROKEN? WILL MORE SEXY BOYS FIX YOU? I will send my army <333

    Happy reading! :D

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  42. Dude, I'm so jealous right now! You HAVE A SIGNED ANYTHING BY VERONICA ROSSI. And bookmarks! :K PLUS the sequel to Switched, not that I've read it yet, but the covers are so amazing that I have to be envious anyway! Woohoo for Pandemonium! And Celine is such a sweetie I swear, that was so nice of her. Again, though, I'm jealous of your copy of Faery Tales and Nightmares. It looks wonderful!

    <3 you, Brodie, and enjoy all of your delicious reads!

    Asher

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  43. Woah, wait. Winter's Light is out already??

    I can't wait to get my hands on that and also Pandemonium.
    In My Mailbox [10]

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  44. This is a great story... I would love to see it hit the big screen. The characters have really grown and matured since book 1. The plot thickens, and although I'd love for Wendy and Finn to be together, her final decision is very admirable. I don't want to spoil it, so I wont say any more about it. I just hope Ascend will come out soon... the suspense is killing me!!

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