In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie, where we share the books we got in the mail the previous week.
Wow! I haven't done an IMM post in a very long time, so I got a lot of books to talk about. I'll break my IMM haul into a few posts, since I tend to ramble about the books I got a bit too much and I don't want to make this post too long. (*considers switching to IMM vlogs*)
I already read almost all these books, but I needed to mention them because they were super awesome. Basically, they made my summer. :)
I know this book got its share of bad reviews, but I actually liked it. A lot. It's really dark and different from the other YA books coming out lately. It grabbed me from the very first page and I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it. Also, the cover is very pretty in person, it's all sparkly and velvety and pet-able. (is that a word?:P)
I was a bit nervous about this one, but I loved it! It's unique and yet it has the unmistakable, super awesome Richelle Mead style. The story is interesting, Sydney has a lot of potential and Adrian is... well, Adrian. It felt so good to see him in all his glory!:))
Guys, this book was sooo good! I don't particularly enjoy writing reviews, but this one deserves a 5 stars review, it was that good! It has mystery, magic, blood and a lot of kissing. And very beautiful, lyrical writing. The entire story was amazing, very original! So yeah, it's really great; one of my favorite debut novels of this year so far. Oh, and the cover? GORGEOUS!
(I got the Romanian version of this one)
I have yet to read this series, but I'll just wait for the other books to come out first. Thanks Christina!
I got the audiobooks and they were the best audiobooks I ever listened to! Impressive! Hardbacks should be on their way too (they were very hard to find even to order online and they probably come from a warehouse on Mars, because it's taking them forever to get here.)
Anyway, the point is that I got the Fever and for one week I couldn't do anything. I just listened and read and then listened to it some more. When the male narrator showed up in book #4 for Barrons voice, I was so shocked, that I got all mushy and I almost fall off my chair. I am so obsessed with this series now, that I don't trust myself to write about it on the blog. I don't trust myself to be coherent when it comes to Jerrico Barrons. Not to mention to write a review or something, I will so not make it any justice. Unless I write about it for days. Because this is the best series EVER! And it changed everything for me now (lit speaking). (Thanks Chelsea @ Vampire Book Club and Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms for opening my eyes about it and for putting it on the top of my To-Read list. AND thank you Cristina for making me drop everything and read it just then and there. *smooches*) After I finished it, I was like "Twilight who?" Enough said.
Ok, Phew! Now that I got that off my chest, I should mention a few other audibooks I got in the meantime:
Thanks Andye @ Reading Teen for the rec, it was really good! (4 stars good)
I skipped a few Dark-Hunter books because I'm not a big fan of the series, but this one was SO GOOD! Good, as in top-3-favorites-of-all-time good. And the narrator? One of the best out there, he did an amazing job. So incredibly talented! (I'm rambling about it and giving away a copy of it here.) Thanks Julia for making me read it!:D (she kind of drove me crazy about it)
I really enjoyed them. I liked that each book has different main characters and also different narrator voices. I would probably have enjoyed them even more a few years ago, when I was vamp crazed. :))
I love this series, it was a very nice surprise. It's so very complex, it has a bit of everything. Including Vlad Tepes and it's always a delight to read about him in fiction.:)) Now I really need Twisted Intertwined #3), but it's not available for my country on audible.com yet, grr!
As I mentioned, these books - especially the audiobooks - made my summer. (well, the last part of it anyway). That being said, I'll stop rambling now and let the rest of the books I got for the following posts. Btw, I'm getting better at keeping up with my old TBR pile and new releases as well!:D
What did you get in your mailbox?
What did you get in your mailbox?