Who would have thought that Australia would have such good deals on books! I went to a couple of the Angus & Roberts they have over there, which is sort of like Borders in that they're closing all their doors for good. What is happening to this world, that you have to drive fifty miles just to find a frickin' bookstore? Ahem, anyway, they were closing soon and so were some of the Borders over there. There were also a few stores where they simply mark down the prices a lot. To give you some insight, we bought a bag out there in order to be able to take home all the books. No, I don't have a problem. This is a sort of special edition In My Mailbox, with Australian-bought books instead of American ones. I'll mostly be saying how the cover is different or if this one I've really been looking forward to. This is a shout-out to you, my Aussie followers!!
~The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood: It doesn't have the best ratings but I just couldn't pass up a bargain! The graphics on the cover simply wraps around the side and to the back, unlike the US one.
~Envy & Splendor by Anna Godberson: I have the first two, but the cover on these two are really beautiful. There are little swirls and flowers that you can feel are raised on the cover. And of course they were cheap.
~Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck: I've heard amazing things about this book! The cover itself isn't much different, but I love how it's in paperback a much smaller than the hardcover over here in the States. I wish the whole series was like this!
~Die For Me by Amy Plum: No difference here, except the size and the fact that it's a paperback. I've heard awesome things about this one.
~Shadows by Amy Meredith: I'm not entirely sure, but I believe this is an Australian-published book? Correst me if I'm wrong on that, I just haven't seen it here in the US. It sounds interesting and was pretty cheap too.
~Wither by Lauren Destefano: I've heard good things about this dystopian novel. The cover isn't much different, only that it's paperback.
~Matched by Ally Condie: Another dystopian even more praised than Wither. I think the difference on the cover is that the lettering for the title is pink instead of green.
~The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate: Kate is one of my favorite authors, and although this first novel hasn't gotten high praise, it looks good. When I got the book, I thought the cover was really unique. Then I come back to the States and see it everywhere!
~The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff: I'm not sure which cover I like better, but they're completely different! This one sounds good as well.
~Witch and Wizard & The Gift by James Patterson: I remember seeing actual commercials for these books, claiming to be the next Harry Potter. I doubt it very much, but we shall see. Good thing they were both cheap.
~The Glass Demon by Helen Grant: This sounds really intriguing, and there's sparkly fragments on the cover, so I automatically loved it! This is an Aussie production as well??
~Unraveled by Gena Showalter: I haven't read the first one yet, but I just couldn't pass it up at such a low price. And, it came with a free eBook for Adobe Digital Editions from HarlequinTeen. I've been trying all day to get the books onto my Kindle but no such luck. If you have any suggestions or know what I'm going through, please tell me so I don't feel alone in my insanity.
~The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller: This cover didn't change one bit! But again, I liked the paperback idea. I don't know how I feel about past lives anymore, but hopefully it doesn't disappoint.
~Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres: Now I know this one is totally Aussie, and I was so happy when I found it. I've wanted to read it for a while but couldn't find it anywhere! Now the question is, how am I going to get the sequel...
~Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey: Again, no cover change, but this sounds really interesting to me. I like when authors reinvent classics. Now whether they work or not is a whole other story.
~In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane: I really like this cover. It's much prettier and more... thought provoking... than the cover in the US one. Also, I love fallen angels so yeah.
I hope you enjoyed this Aussie edition of In My Mailbox. I'm thinking next Tuesday will be digital In My Mailbox day... Tune in to found out next week for In My Mailbox (5)!