Saturday, April 28, 2012

Book Haul + Reading Pile: THE AMAZING ONE!

It's that time again, where some bloggers let other bloggers get a peek into their mailboxes... and even what they're reading this week. Credit for Rachel at Fiktshun for coming up with a weekly reading pile. 

*Side note: I am no longer participating in In My Mailbox. I am not willing to support a plagiarizer, and one who will not own up to her mistakes, and this means I did stop following her. This is all I'm going to say about the drama. But if you are confused, click here. 

And now onto the scheduled post! 

This week I received...

for review via netgalley/edelweiss: 
the glimpse by claire merle--you guys! I heart this cover so, so much!
something like normal by trish doller--GAAAAAAAA. you guys!! I am so, so excited for this one! I can't wait to read it.
throne of glass by sarah j. mass--this one sounds reallly good!
blackwood by gwenda bond--this cover creeps me out every time, ha ha!
hemlock by kathleen peacock
destined by aprilynne pike--already read and LOVED!! man. SO GOOD. <3
timepiece by myra mcentire--(!!!!!!!!) I FREAKING LOVED HOURGLASS last year and can't believe I'm reading the sequel two months early!!

for review (physical copies):
surrender by elana johnson--so excited for this one! It's the companion novel to Possession, which let's all face it, needs a sequel. BUT ALAS NO SEQUEL. I hope Vi's storyline wraps up in Surrender or I'ma be pissed. D:
purity by jackson pearce--which I've already read and reviewed here.
nightspell by leah cypess--I'm part of a blog tour for Nightspell's paperback release, and can't wait to read it! I've been dying to read this one for awhile. 
gilt by katherine longshore--YOU GUYS! THIS BOOK! omg. My first ever Penguin review book, and I can't wait to get to it! you guys. YOU GUYS. It takes place during one of my favorite eras ever in history, in a court of one of my favorite people to study. I hope I love it! Historical fiction is such a huge hit or miss for me...

elemental by brigid kemmerer--this one was free, and I actually have a physical copy of it since it's also included in the back of Storm! I just wanted to support brigid!
unholy ghosts by stacia kane--I actually bought this one like... three weeks ago? I just forgot to include it. 
shift by jeri smith-ready--BOOM. YOU GUYS. I freaking loved Shade, and am actually hesitant on reading Shift. What did you guys think of it? Love it? Hate it? Should I drop it like a hot potato, or what?

miles from ordinary by carol lynch williams--won from April of Good Books and Good Wine. Can't wait to read this one!!
hallowed by cynthia hand--I read an egalley of this, and you can read my review here.

reading this week:

Railsea by China Mieville
May 22, 2012 by Del Ray

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea—even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored mole she’s been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it’s a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict—a kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails—leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for. Soon he’s hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters, and salvage-scrabblers. And it might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. 

I'm reading this one with Megan from Book Brats. I'm slowly reading it, but am enjoying it! It's definitely interesting... 

And since next week is my last week of classes, I'm just going to promise to get to Railsea! Seeing as I'm still reading A Temptation of Angels, it's probably a good idea. Maybe I'll read the leftovers and get caught up. :p ha ha. like that'd *actually* happen. 

What did you get this week? What are you reading?


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about China Mieville recently. Look forward to seeing your review of Railsea. My REALLY BIG exciting book for this week is the ARC of Kate Milford's The Broken Lands. It is a prequel to one of my favorite books of all time, The Boneshaker. :)

  2. Oh, thanks for mentioned Elemental! I didn't know there was free story story ebook out there in that series. I like reading them as they are the perfect little promotional stories.

    A lot of book bloggers are not doing IMM anymore. I quit following Kristi's blog a while ago because she felt very phony to me, and now this happens. Guess I was right because I would have unfollowed her after the stunt she pulled.

  3. @Michelle, hooray! I love when we get ARCs of books we're really excited about! and thanks!

    @Cathy, no problem! hope you enjoy!

    also, yeah. I didn't really like her reviews at all; they always sounded the same, and it bothered me a lot. The sucky thing was I only followed her and her blog for her blog tips, which makes me feel gross inside if she did plagiarize the content.

  4. Awesome books this week. Gilt looks so good. I can't wait to read it. Happy reading!

  5. What a lovely pile of books. I'm in no mans land right now with book sharing I just did a simple post this week.

  6. Gilt does sound like a great read, will have to remember that one! and thanks for mentioning Elemental, just added it to my Nook ;)
    Thank you so much for your comment today! Happy reading :)

  7. You'll love Shift. Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my mailbox?

  8. I think I need to go look up Gilt. I keep seeing it everywhere but know nothing about this book. I need to write up my My Reading Pile list sometime today too. *sigh*

  9. You got an amazing book haul! Hemlock looks awesome and I loved your review of Purity. Hope you enjoy everything you haven't read yet

    The Cait Files

  10. Well, I'm glad to know you're liking Railsea more now that you've read more than two pages, LOL. Enjoy your stuff!

    The Week at Book Brats!


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