Saturday, March 10, 2012

In My Mailbox (3-10-12)

As always, thanks to Kristi of The Story Siren for hosting! 

It's been a little while since I've done an In My Mailbox, but I got LOTS of books this week, and I wanted to share them with all of you because...well...I'm excited about them. :) Image links go to Goodreads!

For Review

Fair Coin (Coin, #1)Lightbringer


from Better World Books. It's always SO hard for me to resist shopping here because the books are cheap, there's free shipping worldwide, and the proceeds go to reading and literacy-related charities. If you don't mind used books (though they offer new books as well), this is DEFINITELY a site to check out!

SunshineThe Outlaws of SherwoodThe Girl Who Could Fly
A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1)Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)

And just because I can't resist making one more plug for Better World Books (and no, I'm not getting anything for promoting them), I got all the above books for about $20, and the last three were hardbacks in library-binding. 

The next ones are from Barnes and Noble, which had a sale on paranormal romance. You guys know me. I can't resist a sale! 

Blood Bound (Unbound #1)Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, #6)

and then there's this one, which I bought from B&N because I had a coupon

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)

Unfortunately, because I have been very click-happy with online book buying lately, I've decided to put myself on a book buying ban until the end of April. Sad, but true. 

What did you guys get this week? 


  1. I've heard that Blood Red Road is a fantastic book. Hope you enjoy your loot!

    Book Bound

  2. Blood Bound is AWESOME! My fav read of 2011, I hope you like it!

  3. Oh no, a book buying ban? I gotcha! It's pretty difficult for me too...especially when I go TO a store. Online I have a bit more control. But just a bit. :)

    Nice picks you got there! If you like paranormal, I'd recommend the author Molly Harper if you haven't tried her already. Fave of mine!


    1. I've meant to read Molly Harper for awhile now, but I've just never gotten around to it. I will eventually though! I've heard she's hilarious!

  4. I've tried book buying bans and they don't work for me. That's why I love my e-reader as I buy a lot of e-books. LOL. Great haul never the less. Come visit me as well.


  5. Great haul Natalie! :) There are lots of books in there which I've never heard about but I hope you'll enjoy them all!

    Books, Biscuits & Tea

  6. Oh, lots of great stuff this week. I really want to read The Girl Who Could Fly and Blood Red Road. I hope you read and review soon.

  7. Great books and I agree that Blood Bound is awesome

  8. oh my god, the cover for The House of Dead Maids is creepy. I'm kinda enticed by it. O___o Can't wait to see what you think of it.

    Blood Red Road is great. Loved it! Hope you do too (unless you've already read it?)

    My IMM.

  9. I've heard Fair Coin and Blood Red Road are good. You've got an awesome haul of books to read.

  10. Lightbringer looks great.

    ROBIN MCKINLEY! I am forever in her fan club she rocks.

    And yayyyyy Wildwood Dancing. It's like you bought my favorite female fantasy authors this week. So awesome.

    Happy reading :-)

    1. I read Sunshine several years ago and remember enjoying it and thinking it was different than a lot of other books in the same genre, so when I saw it for sale I figured it was time for a reread.

      The only Juliet Marillier book I've read is Daughter of the Forest, but I liked it. I've heard fantastic things about Wildwood Dancing though!

  11. I have been wanting to read The Girl Who Could Fly for ages. Enjoy!

  12. Looks like some great books :)

    I ordered The Agency recently, and can't wait to read it! I loved Nancy Drew when I was younger, and so I'm to love it as well.

    That cover for The House of Dead Maids is freeeeaaaky!

  13. BRR is supposed to be fab. And isn't the 'girl who could fly' cover awesome. great haul nat :)

  14. I got Nightshade from B&N too! It was one that Tara recommended to me last year and has been on my wishlist ever since.

    I also need to go on a book buying ban. =/

  15. Oh boy, I have been meaning to read some Robin McKinley! I love fairytale retellings! Hooray for the Agency, I hope you enjoy the book. :D

  16. Great book haul! You'll love Blood Bound and the other Jeaniene Frost books!

  17. Book buying ban.... I wonder how long you'll actually last before you cave? haha. Good luck with it! But dang, you sure scored some bargains this week!

    Oooh Fair coin and Lightbringer! I'm interested in reading both of those, so I look forward to your review. I've had a copy of Blood Red Road sitting in my bookshelf forever. I'm a little unsure if I'll like the writing style, but the amazing reviews I've read for this have me eager to try squeeze it in my TBR. Happy reading! :)

  18. I definitely want to read Blood Red Road and The Agency both look so great! I can't wait to see what you think of them! Hope yo're having an awesome weekend! :)

  19. The Girl Who Could Fly sounds really good! And I love that cover! Happy reading! =)

    Here's my IMM

  20. Fantastic books this week. All those for $20 is a great deal, some of those sound/are amazing. Happy Reading!

  21. Oooohhh I love the books by Jeanieane Frost. I love Cat & Bones. I have a copy of Blood Red Road but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I've only recently started seeing The Agency series around with the release of this latest book but it looks really good. The more I see it, the more I want to read it! I love what you grabbed this week. Enjoy them all. ;)

  22. I hope you enjoy Blood Bound, I tried to read it recently but I couldn't get into it. Everyone says it's full of Awesome so I think I'm going to try again, I'm hoping things going on in my life were what held me back with this book.

    LOVE Cat and Bones. A few weeks ago I went out and bought the remaining books in the series and I can hardly wait until Vlad's book comes out.

    Nightshade looks really good. Another book to add to my wishlist!

    Blood Red Road was really good. It's written in a completely different manner than most books we read. It takes a little getting used to but it works.

    Book Buying ban's + Me = Me failing on my fail boat

    new follower

  23. Sunshine was really good. I don't remember why I picked it up but I was glad I did. Hope you like it!

    Paranormal Haven

  24. Ooh, so many good books! Loved Blood Red Road and I've heard awesome stuff about The Agency series. Happy reading!

  25. YES FAIR COIN! I'm so excited to read that one soon :) it's going to be AWESOME! :D Blood Red Road is AMAZEBALLS! I hope you love it as much as I do :) Enjoy all your books lady!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  26. Me too! I am on a book ban (except for the .25 or below) until Mid-April. It might be longer if I have to by a new AC unit for the house *sigh*

  27. Six books for around $20 is a steal! And it sounds like a great site, too. Blood Red Road is really good, once you get into the writing style.

    I'm thinking of putting myself on a book ban too, especially after this week. Those darn Kindle deals always manage to draw me in though ;)

    Happy reading!

  28. I've never heard of that site. I will try to restrain myself from visiting for little while lol (oh who am I kidding! I will check it out as soon as this comment posts)
    I really want to read Blood Bound one of these days. I hear a lot of great things.

  29. I haven't finished Blood Red Road but what I have read of it has been AMAZING. It is so good, so I'd advise you read it soon :D

  30. Oh wow, what a fantastic pile of books you have this week! I hadn't heard of the first two, I'm going to have to check them out on GoodReads. I hope you like Blood Red Road, Natalie--it's kind of a polarizing book, but I thought it was pretty fun. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  31. AADFHGAFHSD! This is an AWESOME mailbox... and I'm kind of in love with the cover of The Girl Who Could Fly... it's kind of crazy amazing and deliciously intense--I LOVE the look on her face! :D

    Also... uh... CAT AND BONES! One Grave At A Time wasn't my fave in the series, but it's still amazing, and it IS my favorite cover in the series! CAT AND BONES CAT AND BONES BUFFY AND SPIKE OOPS I MEAN CAT AND BONES!
    Seriously, Cat and Bones are hands down my favorite fictional couple :D

    ... except for maybe Rose and The Doctor... but.. err... that's kind of only in my head :D


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