Saturday, June 9, 2012

Owl Post #5

 
Inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox, Owl Post allows me to excitedly share all the yummy books I get in the mail each week! Owl's are much faster and more reliable than sneaky postmen, and the common way for magical folk to send and receive letters and parcels. Yes. I went to Hogwarts. Be jealous.


SPARKSPARKSPARKSPARKSPARK! Massive, gushing thanks to Brigid for sending me these. I LOVE THAT WOMAN. She was super nice and signed a copy to me <3 The other is being sent around to some awesome Aussies. Did you know Spark is available to request on NetGalley?! Go, go, go!!! If you're Aussie and can't read from NG, shoot me an email and I'll get the others to send the ARC to you once they read it. I finished this the other day and freaking LOVE. My review will be up next week, but oh Gabriel Merrick; he made me swoon and broke my heart. Repeatedly. Every chapter. If you don't already have this book preordered, GO DO IT NOW.

And while you're at it, grab Stormdancer! I posted my review of this amazing novel yesterday. Steampunk, fantasy, Japanese culture + mythology, creepy villain, incredible heroine and A THUNDER TIGER NAMED BURUU. What is not to love?

I started Unravelling today. I only read a teeny tiny bit, but I am EXCITED to dig in properly!! I have yet to read a single negative review. Shadows is by an Aussie author (yay!) and features some angel/demon action, something I always love. The heroine kills demons and other hell-spawn every night in her dreams. Sound badass or what?? Hopefully will get to this soon!

Struck has been on my radar since forever. The heroine is a LIGHTENING ADDICT. That's insane, but so freaking cool. I put The Shadow Reader on hold at my library ages ago and naturally it comes in when my TBR is toppling. I have no idea if I'll get to read this before it gets returned, but I hope so because I've heard great things about it. Any of you guys read it?

What did the owls deliver to you this freezing cold week?
Who else is excited for The Golden Lily's release next week?!

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  1. BRODIE!
    1. It is freaking freezing omg.
    2. TGL TGL TGL. Dimitri anyone?
    All your books look amazing! Um, Gabriel anyone? I can see Chris in the picture. Y'know what i am talking about, right? hehehe. CANNOT UNSEE.
    I've been looking for Struck as well as Unravelling! I hope you read them soon! And EEP! STORMDANCER! aldjfadljfsdfaldfs < Enough said. :P
    Have a great, cold, night? :P

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    1. Hands in his pants? Maybe trying to suppress his erection from the camera? And the other boys? (I think soooooo!)

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    2. No! Not hands in his pants, Braiden! Omg. Deadddddd. Brodie, you see what i see, right? RIGHT?

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    3. Hahaha oh god. Spark cover is seriously tainted for me. Every time I look at it now, I'm going to see at least four different... suggestable things that dissolve me into giggles. The suppressed erection being the 4th :P

      Also, Miriam: ADRIAN!!!!

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    4. YES I SEE WHAT YOU SEE, MIRIAM! I can't NOT. If you mean the same thing we were talking about on twitter the other night? Or did you discover another?!

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    5. IKR! Thank God for the Aussie covers LOL! ADRIAN + SYDNEY + <3 CAN'T WAIT FOR THEM!
      YES BRODIE! The same thing as Twitter! All i see is Chris now. LOL. The stars right?

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    6. That's one word for them hehe <3 Chris and his 'stars', Gabriel's steam and something with Hunter has made Spark one HELL of a burning hot cover *stares* :D

      I NEED TO STOP READING TGL QUOTES. The ones that suggest stuff between Adrian/Sydney have me screaming at the damn people who read it already :P

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    7. OH HE PEED HIS PANTS? (or the smoke just makes it look like he has?) Or was it “balls”? You girls are very hard to read... hence my first comment.

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    8. LOL BRODIE! HAHA! LOL!
      IKR! I read the first 2 chapters of TGL and let me just say: DIMITRI! <3

      Omg, Braiden. hahahaha. Yup, Chris and his *stars*

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    9. WHAT ARE THE OTHER DIRTY THINGS??? I WANNA KNOW.

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    10. Ahem... well, first is the obvious, with Gabriel letting off steam. The second is Chris and his oddly spaced black twins (once you notice, it's the FIRST thing you see on the cover from now on. Seriously). And the third suggests Hunter unzipped his fly and let things dangle. You really have to look close for that one, BUT I SEE IT (shut up, it is not Chris's hand).

      Can you tell we've all studied this cover way too much? :P

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    11. LOL! This had me in stitches! I can no longer not see those black balls anymore either. Hahahaha!

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    12. SEEEEEEEEE?!?! Hahaha seriously, it's IMPOSSIBLE to un-see once you've seen! My eyes go there every time and I giggle shamelessly. Chris doesn't look all that happy though, which makes me suspect Gabriel and his steam machine had something to do with turning them black.... :P

      SORRY, BRIGID <3

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  2. I too got Shadows :D Can’t wait to read that!!! Will do after exams next week.

    And I seriously thought I read “Brodie” as “Braiden”... seriously, our names looks so similar looking at it that small. So I was like... AHHHH! and then was like effffff! haha! Woo can’t wait to begin it soon!

    Happy reading sistah!

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    1. Tell me how it is if you read it before me! AND GOOD LUCK ON THE EXAMS.

      Hehe, doesn't help that the photo is a bit blurry. Our parents obviously shared the same taste in amazing names. As did our writer mummy :D

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  3. By the way, if people mention they're having trouble getting approved through NetGalley, please have them shoot me an email at brigidmary@gmail.com. My publicist is getting deluged with requests, but if I forward legit book bloggers, she gets them approved straightaway. :-)

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    1. Because you and your publicist freaking ROCK. If I hear of anyone having issues/delays, I'll spam them with your email :D

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    2. So glad I saw this! I requested a number of days ago and have yet to hear anything. Brigid will be sent an email :)

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  4. Who is excited for The Golden Lily? OF COURSE I AM!!!! Hahaha. My preorder has come in for it . . . so hopefully my copy is sent off really, really soon.

    Anyway your owls are amazing little things for bringing you those books. I finished Unravelling the other day . . . not too bad. But I really hope you enjoy Struck & The Shadow Reader which are both AWESOME reads! But damn you for getting Stormdancer . . . I'm dying for that book since I'm a huge lover of Japan and Steampunk. *evil glare* haha.

    No seriously . . .

    o_O

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    1. FINGERS CROSSED! I saw Random house AUS tweet that they shipped out copies of Rapture to stores early because of the public holiday, so it may be available to buy on the weekend. I've been wondering if Penguin did that with The Golden Lily aswell? I might ring up Kmart/Big W tomorrow and see..... DYING WITH WANT!!

      I wuv my owls :D Actually, you're the one who first put The Shadow Reader on my radar, so I'm especially eager to read it! Haha you're going to LOVE Stormdancer! I'd totally send you my copy, but I already promised it to somone else. Sorry! :(

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  5. Yay for Unravelling Brodie.It's an amazing read and I really hope you love it. I'm still gushing about this book even now - it's defo one of my top reads this year. And Stormdancer looks great too - ENJOY!! Donna xoxo

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    1. Reading your review tonight had me wanting to run back and devour my copy!! I can't wait to get properly stuck into it!!!

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  6. I saw how much you loved Stormdancer! I can't wait to read it myself. And I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Unravelling. That book is AMAZING. :D I read Struck recently and wasn't too impressed... I hope you have better luck with it! :P Amazing haul, Brodie. :)

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    1. I really have a feeling I'm going to love Unravelling, practically ALL my favourite book bloggers have gushed about it! :D Fingers crossed Struck plays nicer with me, I so want to love it!

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  7. BRODIEEEEEEEEEEEE! SQUEALLLLLLL! YOU GOT STRUCK! AND UNRAVELLING! AND S.P.A.R.K!!!! AND STORMDANCER!!!! <333 Gahhhh ABOUT TIME YOU STARTED UNRAVELLING! You better finish it fast! I wana hear your thoughts :)

    EEEEEEEEEEE! SPARK :DDDD I would totally request it off NG, but I'm waiting for my friend's copy to arrive so I can read her's :) heheee GABRIEL!!!! <3

    YAYYY! I received Shadows this week as well :) IT SOUNDS SO AWESOME! Meeeee can't wait to read it :)

    STRUCK! You lucky girl! But hmm...I'm not a huge fan of the Aussie cover :/ The lettering just...looks REALLY weird! but I can't wait to read it!!

    DUDEEEEE! YOU GOT STORMDANCER! (oh, which reminds me, I still need to read your review!! Oooppps :) hehehee I Can't wait for it to be released! SO FREAKING EXCITED TO READ IT!

    Anwayyyyy ENJOY YOUR GOODIESSS!

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    1. I WILL DEVOUR IT OVER SUNDAY/MONDAY!! And I've only caught a glimpse of this Ben you've been RAVING over, but he's made a good impression so far... I mean, bringing her back to life in the first 10 or so pages kinda suggests he's awesome already :D

      I can't WAIT for you to read SPARK!! Man, I'm dying for Spirit now already, but I just don't want these books to end yet! I want at least another 7! :(

      The text on Struck looks cool in person - you can't really see it in my photo, but there's a huge strike of lightening through the letter R!

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  8. BRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIE
    BRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIE
    BRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIEBRODIE
    BRODIEBRODIEBROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODIE!!!!

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY TO A HAUL WITH BOTH STORMDANCE AND SPARK.

    I SIMPLY DO NOT.
    NO.
    SO THIS IS IT.
    THAT, AND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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    1. SARAHSARAHSARAHSARAHSARAHSARAHSARAHSSARAHSARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

      SPARKATUS AND STORMDANCER.

      *DIES* *REVIVES* *REREADS* *DIES AGAIN*

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  9. Ahhhhh! Spark! I have just requested it on Netgalley because I want to read it ASAP! Very excited to read your review! I am cracking up with all the "dirty" things you ladies are finding on the cover.

    I now own Unraveling too, and I am curious to start it.

    Great owl haul this week! Ahhhh SPARK!

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    1. Eeeeeee, good luck with Netgalley! *points to Brigid's comment above* She can get it fast-tracked if it takes too long. Hehehe I looked at the other covers, but couldn't find any naughty things... go figure they're all featured on Gabriel's cover :D

      Can't wait to see what you think of Unravelling aswell!

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  10. Hee! Pretty books this week <3 Glad you loved Stormdancer. Can't wait to see what you think of Struck! I'm sure Unraveling will be amazing and fingers crossed for Shadows too ;) Gee, you got your own copy of Spark too? *pokes* LUCKY. But hey, I need the Aussie version anyway to match Storm ;)

    THE GOLDEN LILY. OH MY GOSH, IT'S ALMOST HERE!! *squeals* Absolutely can't wait to atta..see Adrian again ^__^

    Which was better? Storm or Spark?! *pokepokepoke* So happy it's awesome <3 GABE!

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    1. SQUEEEEE! ADRIAN!!! Oh man, I am so freaking excited to finally read it. Bloodlines seems like so long away. Although I am scared of the crazy cliffhanger Richelle will leave us on with this... and then we all know how she kills in her third books. AHHH JUST GIVE US THE WHOLE SERIES ALREADY.

      You did NOT just ask that question. Which is BETTER? LISA!!! It's impossible to pick a favourite, I seriously love them both equally! They both offer something different and both are books I could reread all day long. Spark really digs deep emotionally... for both the characters AND us. Seriously, you will FEEL THINGS. It's sexy too ;) I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO READ IT. It's everything we wanted plus MOOORE.

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  11. Great haul, Brodie! I have Struck and Unravelling, but I've yet to read either. They sound awesome though! Shadows sounds AWESOME! I am excited to read your review!

    SPAAAAAARK! And you've read it already! I may possibly hate you just a tiny bit! :( Lol. As I mentioned above, I've requested a copy from NetGalley, as I can't wait for my preorder to get here. And I'm keeping my eyes peeled on Amazon for when Fearless is released over here. I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

    Happy reading, Brodie!

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    1. Struck, Unravelling and Shadows are high on my wishlist!! I wish I could read them all at once or at least find me a damn Time Turner already!

      Hehehe <3 OH MY GOD, YES. This series is just... AFHILNJDASDJSFKH. I just love when a set of books come along and sweep you off your feet and you're so INVESTED in the characters lives. I've missed getting hooked on a set of books so much that I go crazy anticipating release <3 So sad when it comes to a close!

      Cannot wait to read Hunter's POV!

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  12. Such an awesome haul :D ! I'm so jealous you got Stormdancer !!! I've already pre-ordered a copy I can't wait to read that book :).
    I've heard a lot of good things about the elemental series I need to buy a copy of the first book Storm :).
    Happy reading !

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  13. Ooh, I loved Unraveling so much! Though I actually have read a few negative reviews for it... oh well, to each his own! I haven't heard much about the Elementals series so to see you cheerleading so hard for it is exciting! Adding the first one to Goodreads now!

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  14. I read Spark this week too! (in one night) from Netgallery too. It was amazing, fabulous and exciting! So jealous that you got it signed.
    And the Golden Lily! Its epic, Adrian is amazing and I'm still reminiscing my favorite scenes! The ending is so heartwarming. I hope you enjoy TGL!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  15. Super awesome haul, Brodie! I'm still reeling from your review of Stormdancer ;)) Enjoy all your books!

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  16. Storm Dancer sounds awesome, I'm so jealous you've got it! Happy Reading!

    Letterbox Love!

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  17. jealous jealous jealous

    a signed spark
    and strormdacer copy/ i'm greeen

    i loved the shadow reader
    enjoy all brodie

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  18. Oh dear lord what a freaking AMAZING haul this week! I'm DROOLING over your copy of Stormdancer, seriously, I want to read it so so bad! I mean the whole asian setting thing is enough to have me adding it to my wishlist! Unravelling and Struck sound so badass too, especially what you said about the whole lightning addict thing because damn, I can already tell the MC is going to be totally butt-kicking :D Fantastic haul this week! Hope you enjoy every single one of them <3

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  19. Stormdancer! *screams*
    I want to read that! I'm so jealous right now! And you have Struck! That looks cool!

    Happy reading Brodie!

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  20. STORMDANCER!!! I’m meant to be getting a copy this week, super excited. I’m really keen to read Brigid Kemmerer’s books too, she has really nice handwriting. :)

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  21. I have wanted to read Unraveling for a long time! Sounds good! Struck looks good and The Elemental series too. Happy reading!
    My Stack

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  22. Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark!!! Oh my gosh, if you have it already, then does that mean my ARC will be on its way soon too? YAY, this just made my life! I know how much you love Gabriel (and I know how much he loves you too LOL <3), so I your review for it is the one that I'm anticipating the MOST! :)

    And THE GOLDEN LILY. I would trade my soul in for a copy of that (and a glimpse of Adrian!) right now!! I've been stalking reviews and teasers on Goodreads for forever, so I was really happy when Richelle release the second chapter! The downside: Adrian wasn't in it. The upside: Dimitri WAS! :D

    Amazing book haul this week, Brodie! I hope you love Unraveling as much as I did, and I can't wait to see what you think about Struck too! :)

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  23. You know that I love Struck, right? I hope you do, too! Eeeep! I'm waiting for my copy of Stormdancer! :) Unraveling sounds good too - the US version is out so if you like this, I might think of buying a copy! Happy reading! :)

    Here's my bookish haul this week.

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  24. I really liked Struck and Unraveling, both action-filled and awesome! Hope you'll like them too!:)

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  25. Lovely haul of books. I want to read Struck and Unraveling:D I started our M & M's Marvelous Monday Mailbox, but I got a bit tired..lol!!! So I will draft it for next Monday. Our mailbox is Mondays now:D

    Michelle

    Happy Reading!

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  26. EEEEEEEEEEE, you got Stormdancer! It sound AMAZING x 100, so jealous! <3 Also, I looooved Unraveling it was different from what I expected it to be! Hope you end up looooving it too! ;)

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  27. Oooh, so many amazing books, Brodie! :) I didn't love Unraveling as much as others did, but it still was good. I'm glad you're loving it so far! Oh, and Spark?! I still haven't read Storm! NO! D: I've heard so many great things about it, so I guess I need to pick it up soon, haha. Awesome mail week, Brodie! Enjoy your books. <33

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  28. I NEED to get to Storm and that's NOW. Why does time disappear right when it comes out? *sheds a tear* It's at the top of my buy-to-read-pile and I'm working hard to fit it in nowwwww. Spark is already coming outttt. o:

    I so hope you'll like Unraveling! It seriously surprised me. :D And I'm actually reading Struck right now, and while it's a bit slow-ish, things are finally starting to pick up. I'm curious to see what'll happen!

    Enjoy your awesomeness. :D

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  29. The Golden Lily is SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!! I did a serious happy dance when I got it. I love how much you love the Elementals series, I really need to pick that thing up before you stop speaking to me :P Unravelling looks awesome! I have a copy and I really, really need to read it....

    Cait xxx

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  30. Yay, so many good books this week, hun! I hope you love Unravelling, I really enjoyed it and I'm not even a sci-fi fan! Also, yay for Shadows, I'm about to start it and I have high hopes!

    And I got Spark! I have been hearing so many good things about this series from you and the Aussie book blogging gang, I hope I enjoy it :)

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  31. Oh dear!! I have just gotten what you girls are talking about!! Like , are my eyes seeing that, when I shouldn't be seeing that in my mind?? Now it's the first thing I see. Goodness!!! It's just the smoke , but...really it does kinda stand out....*giggle* hmmmm, fictional self must behave!

    Michelle

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