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In My Mailbox #23

25 Mar 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, which allows bloggers to share what books they've borrowed, received in the mail or bought in the past week.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Silhouette by Thalia Kalkipsakis
(Sooooo excited for these two<3 I mean, who isn't excited to read Of Poseidon? 
I currently have this obsession with ALL dance-related books- blame in on Dance Academy!- so I'm ready to devour any books on dancing thrown my way!)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
(Eeeeeee! PANDEMONIUM! It's about time I read this!<3 )

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Bunheads by Sophie Fick
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
(OHMYGOSH. STORMMMMM! A HUGEEEE thank you to BRODIE for sending this to me!Brodie and I are sorta having this 'war' over the Merrick brothers & you can see her desperate attempt at keeping them all to herself in the pic below...
I'm sooo excited to read Bunheads and Forgotten! Forgotten seems to be LOVED by everyone, so I really can't wait to start it!) 

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
Fallen by Love by Lauren Kate
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
(AHSUDSAHDA *SPAZZZZ* I'm reading this RIGHT NOW , and seriously, IT.IS.INCREDIBLE.! As expected of the fabulous Julie Kagawa, of course! I'm actually not supposed to be reading at the moment since I'm in the middle of my exam period BUT anything by Julie Kagawa takes priority over exams <3)

Oh my freaking goodness! I certainly had a FANTASTIC week<3 I received more books this week than what I got in the last month, and it's all thanks to the absolutely wonderful Aussie bloggers, Lisa and Brodie! Lisa and Brodie recently hosted the brilliant February Valentine's Event ( I'm sure you've all heard of it, right? RIGHT?) and I was one of the very lucky people who won one of their massive prize pack!<3 And wow..I have to say, Aussie Publishers are so quick with sending out the goodies! ALL my prizes arrived this week <3 Eeeeee! I cannot wait to devour all those goodies <3

A MASSIVE thank you to Brodie @ Eleusinian Mysteries, Lisa @ Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me, Hardie Grant Egmont, Hachette, Hachette Children's, Harper Collins, Random House, Harlequin & Netgalley for the above awesomeness <3

What did you receive in your mailbox? :D


  1. Great reads! Immortal Rules, I can hardly wait to read mine! I am anxious to hear about Bunheads. Have a great week!
    Heidi @

  2. You really did have a fantastic week! I am so looking forward to Pandemonium :D

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  3. I love Lauren Oliver's Delirium! And Lauren Kate books! Great haul!

    Drop by my IMM?

  4. wow great IMM shirley. I cant also wait to read TIR! enjoy them all! x

  5. You've got so many books I'm dying to get my hands on! Ahhh, especially Immortal Rules, wow!

    I hope you enjoy all of them!

    Here's my IMM. ♥
    Check my international giveaway!

  6. You have some nice books.

  7. Of Poseidon looks great, I really want a copy. Silhouette looks interesting... You watch Dance Academy? You are AWESOME! Love that show. Tara really annoys me though..just leave Christina alone!! End of rant. Now where were we... STORM! I got that too! Just started and it's rockin'. Hold up though, the Merricks are REALLY hot! Neither you or Brodie can have them, their all mine! *faints at the amount of hotness* Ahem..

    Bunheads looks great too - another dance book! Loved Forgotten!

    Great haul! Looks like your mailbox ain't hungry, it's been fed so much as did mine this week. Come check out my mailbox! :D

  8. AWESOME IMM! I am trying hard not to drool over those books! I got The Immortal Rules this week too and seriously can't WAIT to get started. I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying it! :D And yes, it IS about time you read Pandemonium. I can't wait to see what you make of it.

    I'm also super jealous of Storm! i hope it's good. :D

    hahaaa I FREAKING HATE Tara as well! Gosh, she's SUCH A SELFISH BITCH! I truly don't know what Christain sees in her! Urghhhhhhhhh! BUT CHRISTIAN! OHMYGOODNESS *hyperventilates* I seriously hope I can meet him one day<3 It helps that he lives in Syd <3 heheee Are you keepin up to date with all the episodes?

  10. I'm so excited you get to read STORM! I hope you like it. I'm glad Brodie is willing to share. Your post made me laugh out loud. :-D

  11. Share?! My sending it to Shirley was only to fulfil a legally binding contract I stupidly entered into when the Valentine's giveaways started. It needs to be noted that I am never sharing the sexy creations of Brigid's mind... in my fantasies, they don't even belong to her :P

    Also Shirley, Gabriel just called out to say hi. From my bedroom. Warming my bed. Aw, he's a sweetheart <3

  12. YES! I'm SOOOO excited to read it tooo <3 I've decided I'm going to have duplicate copies of the entire series - both the AU edition & US! I LOVEEEE all the covers!
    Pshhh...seriously? Brodie IS NOT willing to share! You should've seen the note she wrote that came with the package...she was fully threatening me! & she still claims Gabriel is hers :/ *sigh* But Eeeeeee! I cannot wait to read it! Thank you for commenting!

  13. It's not really a war when the other side never even stood a chance, is it now? I legally changed my name to Brodie Merrick, that usually happens when one enters a polygamous marriage with four brothers. DUH.

    But I do admit - I AM crazy excited for you to read it and fall in love with them. Only to enter into a deep state of depression when you realise you'll never have them, but that part isn't important just yet *cackles*

    FORGOTTEN! I love love love that. Oh my gosh, Luke and London = sweetest ever <3 And the premise is so unique! Also excited for you to read Pandemonium, OBVIOUSLY! AND AHHHH THE IMMORTAL RULES! Naughty naughty for reading it during exams, but... I can SO understand your temptation. I am so freaking happy that you're loving it, I KNOW it will be amazing *squee*

    Aussie pubs ROCK! So glad all your prizes arrive! You're set for a massive readathon once all your exams are done :D ENJOY!

    (And I'm serious, the Merrick brothers are mine. GET YOUR DAMN HANDS OFF THEM).

  14. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 19:08

    Nice!! I got Immortal Rules too! Cannot wait to read it! Gonna mess up my reading order to get to it!!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  15. I'm currently reading TIR and really liking it so far! Awesome IMM. =)

  16. AWESOME mailbox!! I'm seriously the last person on earth to read those Lauren Oliver books. :(

    My IMM!

  17. Awesome Haul.....So jealous i'm still waiting to get OF POSEIDON and PANDEMONIUM.....EMBRACE & FALLEN IN LOVE are both awesome and i too got THE IMMORTAL RULES and going to start it today...

    Check mine here

  18. Wow! you got some amazing books. The Fairytales and nightmares are what I want to read so bad!
    My WoW

  19. Jessica (Peace Love Books)7 September 2012 at 19:08

    Ooooh all of that looks awesome!! I really really want to read Of Poseidon! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my IMM!

  20. I need to finish Of Poseidon. I need to get Delirium and Pandemonium too. And Embrace is super good! Enjoy!

  21. PatriciaBookExhibitionism7 September 2012 at 19:08

    Give me Silhoutte! This cover is so minimalistic and great and it wants to see my room. I have to buy it! : D

    Happy Reading!!
    Patricia // My IMM

  22. exams r important/ looks who's talking/i'm doig the same ting lol

    njoy all

  23. totally jealous of of poseidon. my friend read it and said it was awesome. i am also looking forward to immortal rules. you got so many good books this week. enjoy!

    my imm

  24. So lucky to get Storm! I hear it's awesome. Of Poseidon was a great read! Enjoy all your books!

    Giselle from
    In My Mailbox

  25. AWESOME mailbox!! I still need to read Delirium & Pandemonium too. I got Of Poseidon for review this week too - I can't wait to read it! It seems like everyone is reading and talking about The Immortal Rules. I MUST read this book & soon!! Happy reading!

    My IMM

  26. I have read Embrace. It's such an awesome series.
    I look forward to The Immortal Rules! I also bought Delirum/Pandemonium too.. even though I have read Delirum already.

    I finished reading Fallen in love a few days ago, but have yet to read Fairytales and Nightmares, but I own it.

    IMM #1

  27. OMG OMG OMG OMG! SHIRLEY! AMAZERING MAILBOX! So excited to read Of Poseidon, AND OMFG! YOU GOT STORM! FROM BRODIE! Does this mean she's hoarding copies? Hmmmm... or maybe I can just track you down and pinch yours. MWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Also, as official Psychotic Sidekick, I'm obligated to back Brodie's claim on the Merricks... plus, I think it's first in, best dressed :P



    *deep breath*
    Sorry... I'm getting a little rover-excited *backs way*

  28. OH MY GOSH!! I can't believe I haven't jumped over here to freak out about how AMAZING your mailbox is this week yet, Shirley!! Because wowie zowie holy moly ohmysweetgoodness, AMAZING (even in all caps) doesn't begin to cover it!!

    Stooooooorrrrrmm!!!!!! You know you've been stalking Brodie's blog when you know all of the Merrick boys' names without even reading the book... LOL! x) But I seriously can't wait until you read and rate and review (and hopefully gush) about that book like crazy because that might make the wait for it to come out that much more bearable!

    And Of Poseidon! Forgotten! Embrace! FT&N! THE IMMORTAL RULES (eeeeep!)! All such amazing books that I really don't know how you're going to decide which ones to read first! x) (I'll flip a coin for you, if it would help haha!)

    I could probably go on gushing to you forever about your mailbox, but I guess I'll just have to wait until your reviews! x) I hope you enjoy all of the awesomeness that makes up your mailbox, you fantastic Shirley-girl!! :) <3

  29. Wow, what an exciting book week! I am very curious to see what you'll think of OF POSEIDON and IMMORTAL RULES. People seem very divided on them for sure. I'm about to start PANDEMONIUM soon, too! Hope you get a ton more books next week. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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