"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Sunday, January 8, 2012

In My "Mailbox" Sunday #1

"In My Mailbox" is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren -
The idea is to post whatever books you may have received from the week,
whether you purchased them, they were gifted to you, borrowed, etc.

Sometimes I may have too many books to read and post about during the week - this is an opportunity for me to give these books a quick shout-out and also a peek as to 'what is to come' for reviews and posts on my blog within that month (hopefully!)

I Bought: 

- Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
(large paperback)

- The Lightening Thief by Rick Riorden

- Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl

- Love Unfinished by Darian Wilk
(Nook Book - available for limited time for only 99cents!!!)

Gifted to me: 
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Nook Books Borrowed:
by H. P. Mallory

I have to admit - I read this book already!!! aaaand, I did not expect this book to go the way it did! I really thought that it was going to be more chic lit with some paranormal 'things' thrown in more than anything else, I was so wrong! 
The main character, Jolie Wilkins, at first seems like your average "plain jane" girl who makes a living off her minimal psychic powers... until she meets Rand - THE warlock. Once this tall, dark, gorgeous man is introduced, the story comes alive and things seem to move pretty fast. We then meet vampires and werewolves, more witches, and we're told that demons, faeries and pixies do exist too! Of course we hear more about Rand and the job he has for Jolie - a job that changes her life forever. 
This was the perfect book for me to kick off my reads for 2012! It's quick, witty and you can definitely relate to Jolie so much! 
I  really do like all of the characters so far... I am starting book 2 to this series tonight!!!

- Toil and Trouble (Jolie Wilkins Series #2) 
by H. P. Mallory


That was my book week!
I can't wait to see what awesome reads I find this coming week!
WHAT BOOKS DID YOU GET??? Share with me! I'm always looking to add to my TBR list ;)

More reviews to come! and a giveaway too!!!
Stay tune :)


  1. Not to be superficial or anything, but that last book got me intrigued with its illustrated cover and title :).

  2. The Lightning Thief is AWESOME! I love the Percy Jackson books!

    Also, I really want to try reading Victoria Dahl.

    Happy reading :-D

  3. halo is good :) :) enjoy!

    stop by my IMM? I posted a vlog and a cute puppy picture :) http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/imm-6-books-full-of-awesome.html

  4. i'm looking forward to finishing up the Hunger Games trilogy--you better read them too missy :)

    also, i can't wait for the release of witchful thinking by hp mallory!!!


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