Friday, April 20, 2012

In My Mailbox (35)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren, where you create a post of the books you either received in the mail, bought at a bookstore, or borrowed from the library.

NOTE: If you're unfamiliar with how I do things with my IMM, I basically give a little back story to the books I have pictured. Also, if there are ARC's, I'll give a synopsis and date published.


~Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey: When I went to the Spring Into the Future event at Vroman's, I got to hang out with Anna Carey. She was going to raffle off this ARC of Once that she had, but when I said that I'd been trying to get my hands on a copy she just gave it to me and even signed it! A special thanks to Anna for this ARC and just for being awesome. I will be reviewing this one.


Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?

Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet.


~Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike: I have been so excited to read the final book in the Wings series. These books have gotten progressively better, and with the way Illusions left off, I can't wait! If you haven't started this series, you should. I will be reviewing this one.


Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and she is working with Klea to conquer and destroy Avalon. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares for a fight she never thought she would have to face.

Filled with heart-pounding action, sweeping romance, and higher stakes at every turn, Destined is the series conclusion that readers have been clamoring for—with a twist that will leave them breathless.


~Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine: This book is so tiny! But it sounds great. I want to thank Karen, who (eventually) sent me the books. She's so cute; she forgot to send them and apologized profusely. Luckily, they just came today! And look, she gave me another copy of both, which means that I'm adding this to the growing giveaway pile. I will be reviewing this one.

~Anew (Archers of Avalon #1) by Chelsea Fine: I've been looking at this book for a while, and was really excited to hear back from Karen when I requested this. It's a hefty book compared to Sophie & Carter, and it's a paranormal romance, so I can't wait to get started. I will be reviewing this one.

That's it for me this week! What did you all get in your mailboxes? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Wow you got a great haul this week! I love the cover of Destoned! It's spectacular!

    Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

    1. I just noticed what Anna Carey said when she signed Once. That is hilarious!! :p

      My IMM

  2. Awesome mailbox and very cool that you got Once signed. Sophie & Carter is amazing and one of my favorite books of 2011. Anew is also very good. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  3. So cool! I covet signed books, so that's pretty neat that you got to meet the author and get that done!

  4. OMG I'm so jealous that you got Once! I've already pre-ordered my copy and I can't wait for it to be released! My mom also can't wait to read it, haha! It's funny how we influence those who are close to us! Great mailbox this week :) Check out my IMM:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. Aw, that was so nice of Anna. I still haven't read Eve, even though it was pretty high on my must-read list for awhile.

    Enjoy your books :)

  6. destined looks pretty interesting. i'll wait to hear what you think of it. and glad you got once. i still need to read eve(bad, reader!). hope you like all of your new goodies, nicole!

    my imm


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