Saturday, July 14, 2012

Owl Post #8

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.


I also have a copy of the first book, Shattered Dreams, I just haven't had the chance to read it yet. But psychics? Visions? Mystery? Brodie intrigued!

Definitely a surprise review copy, since I think this was released very early 2011? Unfortunately I won't be reading it. I gave the House of Night series a try ages ago and it was not for me!

I NEED TO HURRY UP AND READ DESIRES OF THE DEAD!! I loved The Body Finder, but for some stupid reason, I haven't read the sequel yet, even though I've owned a copy for ages. This can be my motivation :)

I read, reviewed and LOVED this last year. I own a copy already, so I'll likely pass this one along.

I really loved Blood Song, the first novel in the series; it's by an AUSTRALIAN author, it's FANTASY and it's FANTASTIC. So now finally the sequel is here! I can't wait to meet up with Zeraphina again and mmm yes, Rodden too ;)

Who ISN'T grabby hands for the sequel to Hunting Lila?! Oh, there's some of you out there who haven't read the first book yet? Hmm. I see. I've been reading some amazing reviews for Losing Lila and I'm also participating in the blog tour next month, so squeee! I'll be reading this soon! MORE LILA/ALEX <3
SO EXCITED!! Hannah's debut novel, Saving June, was amazing, so I have REALLY high hopes that Speechless will be just as incredible.

What have the owls soared the skies to deliver you this week?

42 comments:

  1. I still need to read Hunting Lila. I've heard such great things about it! SO JEALOUS OF SPEECHLESS! Saving June was amazing! I loved Anna Dressed in Blood and The Body Finder. I need to read Desire's of the Dead as well. Happy reading!
    My Stack

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    1. I am SO excited to read Speechless! For some reason I kept thinking it was released in 2013, so I'm insanely excited it's this year. Hunting Lila is awesome, as is the wonderful author behind it! <3

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  2. BLOOD STORM... RODDEN!!! So, so, so jealous.

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    1. MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY. Need more of that infuriating beast of a man :D

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  3. Awesome week Brodie. Losing Lila is AMAZING! I met Sarah last week and she was telling me how she named you after a character in her new book, so CONGRATS!! =)

    Blood Storm has such an amazing cover. I so need to read the first book.

    Enjoy your week!
    Donna

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    1. Eeeee, thank you!! Sarah is so amazing, I love that woman <3 To have a character named after me in one of HER books is incredible, but for it to be a 4 year old who kinda rocks? SO COOL :D Plus, more Alderson books? Uh, yeah, EXCITED.

      I'll hopefully be reading Losing Lila after Thrones of Glass. I CANNOT WAIT!

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  4. I still need to read Anna Dressed in Blood and Hunting Lila. I've heard great things about The Last Echo as well! :)

    Great books this week!

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    1. You definitely neeed to read Anna and Lila! Some of my favourite reads from 2011 :) The Last Echo is definitely my kick up the butt to continue the series!

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  5. I didn't like the HON series either. Gave up after books 7 or 8-something. Can't believe the series is STILL going. But you most definitely need to read TBF sequel soon! It's a whole heap of fun.

    By the way I'm so jealous that you got a copy of Blood Storm! Want. That. Book. And I'm also jealous of your copy of Losing Lila . . . Again - I. Want. That. Book. Haha. Anyway great book haul, Brodie!

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    1. I hear SO many people say similar things, that the HoN series has dragged on way too long and they've stopped. Sometimes there really is too much of a good thing.

      I am DEFINITELY going to read DotD soon!! Seriously, I'm feeling the Jay/Violet vibe lately, and The Last Echo was just the icing on the... er.. book cake :P Eeeee, I hope you get copies of Blood Storm and Lila soon! Crazy excited to read these :D

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  6. Awesome haul, Brodie! Losing Lila!!! Really hope you enjoy it, it's awesome! :D I have Anna Dressed in Blood, it sounds amazing! I couldn't get on with the House of Night series either. I so need to get my hands on a copy of Blood Song, your review for it was just so wowsome! And I've yet to read The Body Finder >.> But it does sound amazing! Happy reading!

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    1. Yours is one of the reviews that has me even MORE grabby hands for Losing Lila! Not that I needed encouragment, but it definitely helps tip me over the edge of insanity while waiting ;) Ooooh yes, BLOOD SONG! MUST READ IT! I really hope it gets published internationally.

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  7. I like fantasy on the tv, like Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings but I've never read a real fantasy book...I just don't know if I could get my head around all the lingo and such so I just checked the stock at my local library and none of the counties carry Rhiannon Hart (or Melina Marchetta for that matter) I think I'll have to order the first one from somewhere, Amazon UK don't have it either! It really sucks living in the UK sometimes...I soooo WISH we get more Australin authors!!...ooh I'm ranting lol!..I have Hunting Lila, I hope to read that really soon :-)

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    1. OH YOU MUST!! There are some AMAZING fantasy novels out there and most are fantastic at drawing the reader in without confusion. Those that are like, really 'high fantasy' usually have pretty maps and glossaries and explanations to help along the way too ;)

      Haha it IS such a shame that it's so hard to find Aussie books in other countries! For US/UK only published books, we have easy access to the likes of Amazon/Book Depo (com or co.uk) but Aussie books are harder to source =\ I am a shame to all Australians when I say I haven't read any Melina Marchetta, save for an obligatory English novel at school!! :o

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  8. I also got Anna Dressed in Blood in my book haul. I have been DYING to read it since it came out last year and it's so exciting to hear that you loved it so. I'm one of the folks who hasn't read Hunting Lila yet, but I can recall some reviews, including yours, who really loved it. So I would like to give it a go sometime! Hope you enjoy all your reads this week, Brodie!

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    1. Yay for Anna Dressed in Blood!!! So happy you have a copy now, it really is a brilliant novel and I love that it's a male POV. I read too few of those in YA. And YES to Hunting Lila. It's such an addictive read with lots of romance and action and superpowers :D

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  9. Another amazing week for you! Yay for Losing Lila! I'm on the tour too. ;) I really hope you love it as much as I did! I've already been hearing good things about Speechless too. I can't wait to read your review! :)

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    1. I saw you on the tour! Looks like it's going to be awesome, I can't wait :) Your review for Lila was amazing and I KNOW I'm going to love it too!!

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  10. Such fantastic books! I'm actually one of the few who hasn't read Hunting Lila yet... so I guess I might need to get a copy? (: And how did I not know Hannah Harrington has a new book coming out!? Can't wait to see what you think of it! And I think I'm going to go read your review of Anna Dressed in Blood because you know... I haven't read that book either!

    Hope you enjoy your books this week!

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    1. For shame, I'm seeing way too many comments from people who haven't read Hunting Lila. This must be rectified immediately :P YES. HANNAH HARRINGTON. SQUEE!! I want to read it NOW, but I have to obey the rules of TBR *sigh*

      Hee, I saw you read my review, thank you!! I hope you read it at some point, SOOO GOOD!

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  11. Wow, Brodie! What an envylicious haul! T-that's not a word, is it XD
    And yes, very jealous of you being at Hogwarts >_< I LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood as well! I can't wait to read the second book that's coming out ^_^ All the others look fantastic as well; Happy reading!

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

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    1. Hehehe envylicious is totally a word and it's FABULOUS. Oh noes, you're a muggle? :( Or did you go to a different wizarding school? Ahem. Anywho, YAY for another Anna fan! Can't WAIT for Girl of Nightmares, and the cover is all kinds of deliciously delightful!

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  12. i'm one of the very few who have not read hunting lila yet
    i hope you enjoy all brodie

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    1. Oh you NEED to read it soon, Roro! I think/hope you'd really love it :D

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  13. L-Losing Lila? :O. I AM SO JEALOUS, BRODIE. I AM FLYING TO AUSTRALIA THIS VERY SECOND TO STEAL THAT FROM YOU :P. Anna Dressed in Blood looks amazing as well and I love the sound of Speechless! So many great books, happy reading! :)

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    1. Hehe! Well I approve of the Liz Flying To Australia This Very Second plan, but while you try to steal my book, I'll be trying to kidnap you and keep you here. So I guess if I succeed, I still keep Lila too. I like this plan now *plots*

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  14. Oh my gosh, your haul is too pretty for my eyes *o* Losing Lila and Speechless!?! GAH, SO JEALOUS! My eyes are seriously burning with envy :P I REALLY need to start The Body Finder series as well because every single blogger in the universe seems to love it! I feel so left out of the awesomeness :/ And Anna Dressed in Blood! :O Yay for getting an extra copy and AHH, seeing your five star review of it is making me incredibly desperate for my own copy! Epic-ly fantastic haul, Brodie! I hope you enjoy everything x)

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    1. Haha I know EXACTLY how you feel. I was burning with envy every time I saw Losing Lila in a UK bloggers post the past few weeks, so I was squealing on the inside when my copy arrived :D

      Yes, you NEED to read The Body Finder!!! So, so, so good... which always makes me question why I haven't read the damn sequel yet! ADIB is so creepy awesome. I think you'll LOVE it. And Cas rocks :D

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  15. So very jealous about the last three books, Brodie! Yes, I'm one of those who still hasn't read Blood Song and Hunting Lila, but I really want to! Enjoy your luscious reads, sweetie! ;)

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  16. ADAJYFDAFGD. YOU ALREADY KNOW MY THOUGHTS ON THIS, BUT LET ME REPEAT THEM:

    LILA: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SPEECHLESS: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWANTWANTWANTNOOOOOOOW *CRIES*
    ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD: BUT THE BUNNIES O___O

    In other words: Eek! Your mailbox! It be AWESOMES!

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  17. I haven't heard of speechless until now! I've jsut received Saving June on Netgalley so once I've read that i will have to research Speechless a bit more! Nice haul!

    Letterbox Love!

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  18. I can't believe you have a copy of Lila already! So jealous!

    I keep seeing Aussie bloggers getting excited about Blood Storm...I still have to read Blood Song. Better get around to that one soon.

    Awesome haul Brodie.

    Kim

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  19. Yay for Owly Post! You got some great books this week, including a few I'm waiting on (Losing Lila and Speechless). I am one of those people who haven't read Hunting Lila! I have started it twice and put it down :/ I will try, try again!

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  20. EEEEEK! I can't wait to get my copies of Anna, Blood Storm, Lila and Speechless <33 It will topple over my TBR pile but I don't care :) Can't wait to get Kim's series at the end of the year! Awesome week!

    All Hail The Mail!

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  21. Oh. My. Gosh. You have Losing Lila?!?!?! Please excuse me while I summon book ninjas to do my bidding and take your copy. ^.~

    Happy reading, Brodie!

    Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads

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  22. Geez. I STILL haven't read Hunting Lila. I bought a copy and everything...but my review books got in the way! Lol. BAD NATALIE.

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  23. +JMJ+

    That's quite a mixed haul. The House of Night series wasn't for me, either. =( But I can't wait to read Anna Dressed in Blood! I hope I like it. =)

    I did an Owl Post this week, too, Brodie: Owl Post 3

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  24. *chokes on water* O.O Oh. So... Losing Lila is already in circulation, huh? Great. Great great GREAT. *pretends to have read HL already because Brodie has been going on about it for 10 MILLION YEARS NOW* Hehe :D Vegan cookie? Sooo happy for you though! :D I hope you love LL! <3

    ANNAAAAAAAA! I actually still haven't read that :( It seems like everyone has loved it though and even this friend I have that is just starting to get into reading thought it was amazing. *RUSHES OFF TO BOOKSTORE*

    And oooh, I still remember your review of Blood Song from last summer (... that's not weird AT ALL LOL)! Hope the sequel is just as fabulous :D I need to read Desires of the Dead tooooo. TBF was awesome but I've heard it goes kind of downhill in DotD but then picks up again in TLE? I don't know :P

    Happy reading, Oh Crazy One!

    Sonia

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  25. BRODIE! BRODIE! BRODIE!

    OMG, I know how much you loved Anna Dressed in Blood so when I read it last week, I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT! Kendare Blake is an AWESOME author, seriously!

    BLOOD STORM. SQUEEEEEEEE! When I found out I won a copy from Rhiannon, it completely made my day! I haven't got it yet but when I do, I'll probably devour it that day too! ;) I LOVED BLOOD SONG so I can't wait to read it!

    LOSING LILA. GOSH, I AM DYING FOR THIS BOOK! I need more Alex. Enough said. PS: I can't wait for the UK/AUS blog tour ;)

    SPEECHLESS. OMG BRODIE, you have to read it soon! I finished it 2 days ago and LOVED IT. Hannah Harrington is a very talented author. I loved Speechess SO MUCH!

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week, Brodie! ♥

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  26. WOW. What a haul!! Looks like you have a lot of reading ahead! Can't wait to read all the reviews to come :)

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  27. Gosh, I SO have to read Hunting Lila already! I suck for letting it go so long. I mean the sequel now?! :o Hurry up, Bex! *pokes self*

    I'm super curious about most of them! Those I'm not I've read or, as you on House on Night, kind of given up on. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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  28. You received some great books! I love the Body Finder series. I'm hoping to pick up Anna Dressed in Blood this weekend. It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing. :)

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