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In My Mailbox #21

18 Feb 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.

(Sorry for the crappy photo quality! I'm using my dodgy Ipad camera since my phone is dead and my camera is well...somewhere in my room :S And yes, my room is so messy I can't even find my camera!)

I was sooo excited when I found out I won this <3 Thank youuu to the lovely Melissa from Book Nerd Reviews! I'm so glad I can read it since it won't be published in Australia anytime soon :S
I've read mixed reviews about this, but still excited to start it <3 Apparently, you don't even find out the name of the main character until the very end! 
Eeeee!! AN AUSSIE BOOK :D This came as a complete surprise but I can't wait to read it <3 I haven't read an Aussie novel in AGES. 
OH.MY.GOODNESS. YES! I FINALLY HAVE A COPY <3333 This one was a lovely surprise too, and I nearly had a heart-attack when I opened the package! Seriously, I've been pining for this since FOREVER and now I can FINALLY read it!! YAY! Will be starting this...VERY SOON. 
FAERIES. Need I say more? I seriously hope I'll enjoy it since I've read mixed reviews though :S
I LOVE the Aussie cover for this! But it's soooo short :S I was expecting like 300 + pages but its SO THIN. I'll be starting this soon as well :D
I can't believe I haven't read this series yet! It's like...the most popular + famous crime fiction and I HAVEN'T READ IT YET. Urghh..I must get to this series soon <3
This is the third one in the trilogy! Now, I must get hold of the first book now :D Oh, and I can't believe I haven't watched the movie yet either! WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING?!?!
EEEEEE!! THANK YOUUUUU SOOO MUCH BRODIE <33333 The lovely Brodie sent this to me after I begged and begged and used our friendship as bribery :P  hehee looks like begging DOES pay off sometimes, eh? And isn't Brigid's writing GORGEOUS & stylish! <3

A MASSIVE thank you to Melissa @Book Nerd Reviews, Pan Macmillan, Harlequin Teen, Penguin, Murdoch Books/Pier 9, Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster & the AMAZING Brodie@ Eleusinian Mysteries for the above awesomeness<3 You guys ROCK :DD

What did you get in your mailbox? 


  1. You got some great books this week! I just read The Reluctant Hallelujah and my review went up today, I hope you enjoy it! xox

  2. Sam @ Realm of Fiction7 September 2012 at 18:52

    Article 5 is AMAZING!! I seriously can't wait to see what you think of it! (And Chase! ;)) I'm so jealous you have Storm! That books on my list and I can't wait to get my own copy. Great IMM, Shirley!

  3. Great post, Shirley! I love the look of a lot of those books, especially Incarnate - your so lucky to get your hands on those. Enjoy them all - I'm sure you will!

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  4. OMG so many good books...where to start?? Stieg Larsson books are REALLY good. Bit slow, but good. I've read one and a half and seen ALL the films...READ THEM! Also really want Article 5 and The Alchemy of Forever. Great haul!

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  5. Ummm... EPIC mailbox! I'm *slightly* jealous. SO want to read Stolen Away and The Reluctant Hallelujah! And Article 5! Eeee! And I'm reading Alchemy of Forever, now! I was SO surprised it was so thin as well! But I kind of like it. Sometimes it's nice to have a short book, you know? *sometimes*

  6. Sarah Catchingbooks7 September 2012 at 19:04

    Awesome books this week!! Stolen Away was a great read and I really like the cover :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  7. ARTICLE 5. AHHH. SO JEALOUS. Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuucky. <3 <3 Can't wait to see what you eventually think of it. :D

    CRAP. YOU HAVEN'T READ THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO? DUDE. GET ONTO THAT. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU. Watched the movie with my best friend during summer (the american adaptation) and it was freaking AWESOME. Ahhhh. The books are very long...their spines may scare you by their length...but the series is FREAKING BRILLIANT. Looove Lisbeth. <3 Lisbeth/Blomkvist.

    ....I'm not even gonna ask why you got the second, the third and NOT THE FIRST. *facepalms*

    SO JEALOUS ABOUT STORM! I know Brodie LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED it so I can't wait to see how much you love it too. <3 FOUR SWOONWORTHY BOYS?! What are you going to do. ;P

  8. Hehee..I'm sure I'll LOVEEEE it <3333

    LOL AND RIGHT BACK AT YOU. HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU NOT HAVE READ THE IRON FEY SERIES?!?! Awwww I REALLY want to watch it!!! HAHA umm...that's because I won the second and third book? It was some giveaway where there were 50 winners! I just happened to be one of the 50 :P Which means...I must get the first book soon!!! hehee..I know I'll LOVE it! Crime Fiction is one of my fave. genres <333



  10. WHOA! SLOW DOWN. 5?!?!? Sooo the cover's missing one?

  11. INCARNATE! WANT WANT WANT! You must hurry up and read it and love it and force me to go buy a copy :D EEeee and so excited about the review copies! I am dying to get started on them, especially Article 5!! I need more hours in the day!

    Hehehe buttering me up does wonders for my ego and generally puts me in.... what's the word? A 'sharing' mood :D HOWEVER. I draw the line at sharing the real deal. So while you may oggle at pictures of MY boys, I'm keeping the flesh and blood versions locked away in my room!


  12. Yes! I think the four guys on the cover are meant to be the Merrick brothers. So Hunter is missing. But I think the main guy on the US cover is supposed to be Chris (youngest brother) but he looks like the oldest compared to the other guys pictured haha. MINOR nitpicking! :P

  13. LOL. DAMN. I'VE BEEN OWNED. least you've got hold of the books. I still need to get the Iron Fey series. :P I'll shuttup now haha. YOU'RE FORIGVEN FOR NOT READING THEM.
    Though...take's not JUST crime. There are a few scenes..particularly in the first book...that are a bit..uh..intense. >> But, you knew that already...RIGHT?

    I KNOW I KNOW I'M SO EXCITED. I need to read that book too. <33

  14. CRAP. ANOTHER GUY?! IS THAT MEANT TO BE A SPOILER?! *mindfuck* That's too many hot guys for my little heart to handle.

  15. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 19:07

    OOoh nice! My IMM is looking pretty pathetic this week. But that's okay since last week I had a killer mailbox!

    My IMM will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  16. Great books you got this week. I've heard nothing but great things about Incarnate. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  17. njoy al

    read read read article 5 soon

  18. Ooooh! :D What an excellent haul. Well, I can tell you that I adored both New Girl and Stolen Away. With the former, not finding out the characters name really didn't bother me and with the latter; I don't usually like fairy books but this one was great. I also highly recommend Paige Harbison's first book Here Lies Bridget if you haven't read it yet.

    So jealous you got Incarnate and Article 5. :O

    Happy reading!!

  19. A lot of awesome books. EEeeeee You got a signed copy of Storm? I'm so jealous. I can't wait to check out that book.

    Happy reading.

    ARTICLE 5.


    Oh, Shirley... you know, if you ever get tired of getting awesome books, you can always reroute all your books so that they get sent to me? ;D Just a thought. Happy reading! Hope you LOVE all of these!


  21. I also got Stolen Away and The Alchemy of Forever too. Already read Stolen Away--wasn't bad but not the best Alxyandra Harvey book I've ever read. Squeeee!!! So jealous you got Incarnate! Love that cover!! Hope you love it and can't wait to see what you think.

    Awww, Brodie is so sweet! That was so nice of her! Enjoy your goodies. Amazing haul!! <3

  22. Oh wow! You really got some great books there. Stolen Away and The Alchemy of Forever are amazing reads. I absolutely loved them. :)

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  23. omg youve got an awesome haul here! I hope you enjoy ARTICLE 5 and TAF, coz I did. Happy reading girl! x


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  25. Becky @ Stories & Sweeties7 September 2012 at 19:09

    Wow, lots of cool books! Incarnate is one of my new favorites! I love that cover for Stolen Away, so pretty!


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