In My Mailbox (49)

In My Mailbox

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library!

This week’s IMM is going to look a little on the large side because it’s been a good month since my last IMM post. With Christmas & super good book deals thrown in there, I am now rolling in the bookish goodness!

For Review:

In The Band

In The Band by Jean Haus (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am so uber excited for this one! It just screams “READ ME MUSIC + BOOKISH NERDS!”

Pieces Of Lies

Pieces Of Lies by Angela Richardson (e-book)

My Thoughts: Secret societies, college, romance, and lots more. I had no other choice but to accept this review request!

Liberty

Liberty by Annie Laurie Cechini (e-book)

My Thoughts: Thanks Rhemalda for a review copy! I cannot wait to get started on this one!

Bought:

Fallen Too Far

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am quickly becoming an Abbi Glines fanatic. I loved this one!

Someone To Love

Someone To Love by Addison Moore (e-book)

My Thoughts: This one sounds super awesome!

Derailed

Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy (e-book)

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this one a lot! Molly and Ben were awesome together!

Veer

Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy (e-book)

My Thoughts: I only made it about halfway through this one before I lost interest. I just wasn’t connecting to the characters like I was in Derailed.

This Beautiful Thing

This Beautiful Thing by Amanda Heath (e-book)

My Thoughts: I can’t wait to read this one! I can understand where the main character is coming from (my younger brother sometimes acts like an over-protective older brother ESPECIALLY when it comes to guys)

Planning On Forever

Planning On Forever by Ashely Wilcox (e-book)

My Thoughts: Ohh, those pesky love triangles! I can’t wait to see who Alexa ends up with!

My Misery Muse

My Misery Muse by Brei Betzold (e-book)

My Thoughts: Tattoo artist & band member??? Uhh, yes please!

Need

Need by Carrie Jones (e-book)

My Thoughts: I have heard so much about this series. I am so happy to finally have the first book so I can get started!

Just Remember To Breathe

Just Remember To Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles (e-book)

My Thoughts: Oh my word, you guys this book was so beautiful and made of awesome!

Tempting The Best Man

Tempting The Best Man by J. Lynn (e-book)

My Thoughts: I ended up really enjoying this one! I loved the tension between Madison & Chase!

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters by J. Sterling (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am a little iffy on the whole “love at first sight” thing but I am willing to give this one a try. It has some pretty positive reviews!

The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

My Thoughts: You guys, I now adore Jill Shalvis with all of my heart! This book follows the oldest sister a.k.a. the one most like me and I LOVED her story!

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis

My Thoughts: Chloe and Sawyer….be still my beating heart! Even though the first three books in this series all received 5 stars from me, this one was still my favorite!

That Boy

That Boy by Jillian Dodd (e-book)

My Thoughts: Jillian helped to create the super awesome event that took place last month, “99 authors, 99 books, 99 cents”. There were so many awesome books for under a dollar. I just HAD to pick up a copy of her book!

Avoiding Commitment

Avoiding Commitment by K. A. Linde (e-book)

My Thoughts: Holy wow, that is the craziest premise ever (okay, so not exactly the craziest but still pretty freaking crazy and totally interesting!)

Down To You

Down To You by M. Leighton (e-book)

My Thoughts: HOLY CRAZY TWIST BATMAN! This book was so good and there was a twist near the middle-ish/end that made my jaw drop!

Bouquet Toss

Bouquet Toss by Melissa Brown (e-book)

My Thoughts: It was .99 and it sounds cute. I say that’s a win/win

Bad Rep

Bad Rep by Meredith A. Walters (e-book)

My Thoughts: Another NA title! I am determined to read some awesome NA books this year!

Up In Flames

Up In Flames by Nicole Williams (e-book)

My Thoughts: Wow, this book blew me away! It was an impulse buy but totally worth it!

The Mighty Storm

The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle (e-book)

My Thoughts: That cover along with the fact that one of the main characters in a band, has me beyond pumped to read this!

Exclusively Yours

Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey

My Thoughts: I’m bouncing around with this series. I started off with book #3 then went to book #1! I felt that this one wasn’t as good as #3 but it was still full of such awesome characters and lots of good laughs (oh, and some sexy times too!!)

Yours To Keep

Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey

My Thoughts: I loved this book so very much! It was the perfect amount of comedy and romance. Sean & Emma were perfect together!

Slow Summer Kisses

Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey (e-book)

My Thoughts: This book was short and sweet but it was so well-rounded. I really enjoyed it!

The Dead Girls Detective Agency

The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox

My Thoughts: Kati and I were at Barnes & Noble last week just browsing around when we came across this book. I haven’t heard of it before but it reminds me somewhat of Stacey Kade’s series so I am all sorts of excited to read it!

Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (e-book)

My Thoughts: I have heard so many awesome, awesome things about this series! I want to see what the fuss is about.

Cowboy Dark

Cowboy Dark by Tess Oliver (e-book)

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one! I feel like it ended way to abruptly and a little “off” compared to the rest of the story but it was still a fun read.

Fallen Crest High

Fallen Crest High by Tijan (e-book)

My Thoughts: I have been seeing this book around some so I figured I would give it a try!

Something Like Normal

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

My Thoughts: Touching, beautiful, heartbreaking, and lovely. This book was beyond awesome!

Gifted/Won:

From C.A. Kunz:

The Modified

The Modified by C.A. Kunz (signed) + The Childe/The Modified Snow Globe + awesome swag!

My Thoughts: A HUGE thank you to Carol and Adam! This was such an awesome Christmas surprise!

From Jolene Perry:

Dizzy

Dizzy by Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry (signed)

My Thoughts: Nyrae & Jolene (aka Dylan & Ziah) had a super fun Twitter chat about 2 months ago! Jolene was sweet enough to send me a signed copy after the chat!

p.s. Thanks Jolene!!!

Christmas Gifts:

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

My Thoughts: HOLY ZOMBIES!!! I cannot wait to see this movie February 1st, but before thin I will be reading this book!

The Friday Society 2

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

My Thoughts: This book sounds like it is full of awesomesauce. I cannot wait to read about these three kick-butt girls!

From Cyndi:

Such A Rush

Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols

My Thoughts: I am such a fan-girl of Jennifer it’s actually kind of creepy. But creepy tendencies aside, this is one book of hers that I haven’t read yet so I am super happy I now have it. Thank you so much Cyndi <3

From Justin:

Zack (my little brother) and I would love to say a giant THANK YOU to Justin for such awesome gifts. WE LOVE THEM!

Bot Wars

Bot Wars by J.V. Kade

My Thoughts: Justin sent this one for my brother Zack and I to read together. We both love robots so we can’t wait to read it!

Ungifted

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

My Thoughts: Another Zack & Katelyn book. We love the cover of this one!

Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

My Thoughts: This series has been on my ‘to-read” list for FOREVER! When I opened the box and saw this & Fire in there, I just about died!

Fire

Fire by Kristin Cashore

My Thoughts: See above!

The Girl In The Steel Corset

The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross

My Thoughts: This is another book that I have been eyeing since before it came out. I knew from just reading the summary that I would love it so now I can’t wait to read it and find out if that’s true!

Hopeless

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (e-book)

My Thoughts: Oh how this book broke my heart and then put it together again. I didn’t think I could love Colleen’s writing any more than what I did but then I read this and that all changed.

The Vincent Brothers

The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines (e-book)

My Thoughts: I LOVED The Vincent Boys so I can’t wait to see where this story leads

From Mandie:

Necklace from Mandie

Music note necklace + Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett swag

My Thoughts: I love me some Mandie <3 <3 <3 She is the absolute BEST!

From Alexa:

Bookmark from Alexa

An Easy bookmark!

My Thoughts: Alexa sent me a lovely bookmark with a quote from Easy by Tammara Webber! Thanks Alexa, I love it so much!

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: One Tiny Secret by C.A. Kunz

One Tiny Secret

One Tiny Secret Jacket Cover

Title: One Tiny Secret

Author: C.A. Kunz

Expected Publication: Spring 2013

Just one tiny secret…has the potential to ruin everything.

Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater between social circles at school, and up until now this has kept her out of trouble, but that’s all about to change.

After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled as a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. Not to mention the resurfacing of an old flame, in the form of her ex-best friend’s swoon-worthy older brother, only makes matters more complicated.

Then an elusive person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets if she doesn’t cooperate. When she refuses to play along, the person’s actions take a violent turn, and the quaint town of Holden Ridge completely loses its false sense of security.

Who can Dani turn to? Who can she really trust when anyone around her could be a suspect? One thing’s for certain though…never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.

So what do you guys think?!? Not only does the book sound like it’s going to be all sorts of thrilling and exciting, but that cover is made of awesome! I think covers with people on them can be either hit or miss. If it is done well, then it has the power to draw readers in with its looks alone (because let’s face it, we do judge our books by their covers whether we like to admit it or not). I happen to think this cover is very appealing to the eye(also, the girl is totally wearing skull & cross-bone earrings!) and it seems to match perfectly with the title and blurb!

If you like the cover for One Tiny Secret then head over to Okay Creations on Facebook and peruse Sarah Hansen’s amazing collection of works. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed! And who knows, you may even find a book already released that catches your eye.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Adam Kunz

C.A._Kunz_Author_Photo

**For those of you that don’t know, this particular novel is written by Adam (the “A” part of C.A.) while it is being edited by Carol (the “C” part of C.A.)**

Carol and Adam Kunz make up the mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz. They thoroughly enjoy writing about things that go bump in the night, thrilling teen mysteries, and action-packed dystopian romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. This author pair currently reside forty-five minutes away from each other in the sunny state of Florida. To find out more about this duo and their books visit their blog, or find them on Facebook and Twitter!

GIVEAWAY:

Head on over to Books Complete Me for a chance to enter this AWESOME Rafflecopter giveaway:

1)      A foamcore mounted poster of the cover for One Tiny Secret

2)      A One Tiny Secret beaded bracelet

3)      A framed print of the hand-drawn (by Adam himself) original mock-up for the One Tiny Secret cover.

4)      Winner’s choice of either a $25.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.

The Best of 2012!

2012 was an absolutely AWESOME year of books for me! I had such good look with many of the books I read. This past year I really branched out of my comfort zone as far as my reading taste goes. I slowly started to get more into the mature YA and NA books that were popping up like crazy. After having awesome luck with a few, I read as many as I could fit in. I also began seeing some of my blogging friends dipping their toes into the world of adult books and since I trust their opinions with my bookish life, I decided to give it a try. Some positive reviews led me to purchase a few and falling in love with those few led me to purchasing a whole lot more and boy am I glad that I did! Out of the 85 books I was able to squeeze into 2012, I gave 5 stars to nearly 40 of those books, crazy I know!!!! Below are all the books that I loved & adored with all of my heart in 2012. Clicking the picture will lead you to the Goodreads page of that particular book unless I had the chance to review it on the blog, if so, the picture will lead you to the review!

In no certain order, the best books of 2012:

The Hunger Games  Queen of the Dead  Die For Me  Throne Of Glass

Something Like Normal  Second Chance Summer  Shade  Born Wicked

Body & Soul  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  My Life Next Door  The Knife and the butterfly

Dark Days  Anew  Any Other Night  Pushing The Limits

Simply Irresistible  Awkward  The Fault In Our Stars  The Vincent Boys

On Little Wings  Smart Girls Get What They Want  Slammed  Shift

Easy  Crash  Just Remember To Breathe  Charade

Dizzy  Yours To Keep  Losing It  Try Me

Wallbanger  Hopeless

Did you get a chance to read any of these titles in 2012? Did you love them as much as I did? Are there any books you would recommend to me for 2013?

Blog Tour + Book Review + Giveaway: The Modified by C.A. Kunz

 Title: The Modified

Author: C.A. Kunz (Carol & Adam Kunz)

Publisher: Self-Published

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Source: I received and e-book from the author in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review

What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen year old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.

This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.

As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction.

This was such an enjoyable book! The Modified was a very fast paced read that mixed a lot of great elements like the Dystopian/Science Fiction story line, great and very diverse characters, and a lot of action!

When we first meet Kenley, she has just been drafted into the Allied Federation. Kenley, along with her best friend Joey, get put into a special program with select others from around the world that will all be modified to help give them special powers. It is the hopes of the Allied Federation that these modified teens will be the key to defeating The Bringers, an alien kind that is in a war with earth.

Kenley was a fantastic main character! I loved how Kenley was so incredibly sweet. Even though life has not been easy on her and it seems to get harder and harder as the book goes on, she keeps that incredible goodness to her. She is always looking out for the people she cares about and I find that an incredible quality for characters to have. On top of her kindness, Kenley is also so very brave. The very first chance she has to fight against The Bringers, the very beings that took her brother away from her, she jumps on it no questions asked. She just takes every situation that’s thrown at her and she fights through it like a true soldier.

The friends that Kenley makes throughout the book are all equally awesome in their own right.  Joey is a true best friend for Kenley. She says a few times throughout the book that he is her rock and that couldn’t be truer. He is always there for giving her advice, strength, or encouragement whenever she needs it most. Galileo was another friend that stood out to me! He may be a robot but I am fully convinced that he developed a strong sense of friendship towards Kenley. His confusion over human terms and his robot talk added quite a bit of entertainment and humor to the story.

And then there was Landon. Landon is the love interest in this story and my, he was so sweet! He seemed like the male version of Kenley. Perhaps a bit more confident and obviously less of a girl but his good-naturedness and determination to keep Kenley and his friends safe was definitely very similar to our main character. Even though I loved Kenley and I loved Landon, there was definitely something I found to be a bit off about their relationship. I can’t say it was insta-love because really, their relationship seemed to move a nice pace but I don’t know…it was just different. Regardless, I thought the two of them together were pretty cute.

Now on to the plot and the action! I loved the whole idea behind this story! Like I said earlier, it was a great mix between Dystopian with the whole world being in a war, a draft requiring all teens to fight for earth’s freedom, etc. but there was also that super cool scientific aspect to it with the space travel and DNA modification. The idea was truly unique and I thought it was executed really well.

The action in this book definitely kept me on my toes! I loved discovering the powers of the characters while they were learning them too! Seeing them develop these powers and push their physical and mental boundaries to the very limit was so neat. Every time the characters were forced to use their powers I got incredibly excited to see just what they could do. Also C.A. Kunz adds so much suspense/mystery/action to the last 80 (e-book) pages and holy wow! I didn’t see half of that coming and it made me so excited for the next book in this series.

C.A. Kunz has created another story I am so excited to continue reading! I loved seeing a sweet, brave girl fight her way through so many difficulties and proving she can really kick butt throughout it all. The mix of great characters, an incredibly unique and well executed storyline,  and the multiple aspects that will keep you reading and waiting for the next book, is exactly what makes The Modified a great read!

And just to give you a little sneak peek of this book, here’s a look at my favorite excerpt!

“Now I want you to concentrate on the medicine ball,” he whispers. I feel a sudden rush of energy in my hands and look to see both of ours glowing bright blue. “Concentrate, Kenley,” he repeats. Landon closes his left hand into a fist over mine, transferring the energy to our right hands. The energy is so bright, it lights up the whole gym in a blue glow. He takes my right hand and begins to raise it into the air. Immediately the ball rises with the motion of our hands. Suddenly, it soars across the room into the wall, and then sits there spinning in the hole it created.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Carol and Adam Kunz make up the mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz. They thoroughly enjoy writing about things that go bump in the night and action-packed dystopian romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. The author pair currently reside forty-five minutes away from each other in the sunny state of Florida. If you would like to find out more about this duo, The Modified, or THE CHILDE series, please visit the links below:

C.A. Kunz’s Blog

C.A. Kunz’s Facebook Page

PURCHASE THE BOOK:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords

GIVEAWAY:

Carol and Adam have been kind enough to put together an AWESOME Rafflecopter giveaway for you guys. Here’s what you could win: This giveaway will be International and includes – 1 ebook or paperback copy of The Modified, 1 signed swag pack, 1 foam core mounted poster of the book’s cover, and either a $25.00Amazon gift card or $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card (winner’s choice). Be sure to leave a comment below, check out the amazing prizes, and click the link at the bottom of the post to be directed to the form!

Click this link to be directed to the giveaway!

In My Mailbox (41)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library!

So I keep telling myself: Do not buy books. Do not download cheep nook books. Do not accept ANY MORE review requests. But I like to ignore myself quite a bit. At least this was true over the past week. Here’s what I got:

For Review:

The Modified by C.A. Kunz (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am more than halfway through this and I am loving it so far! This is technically a Dystopian novel but with a very heavy Sci-Fi influence and I’ve been long over-due for a book like this!

Sheltered by Debra Chapoton (e-book)

My Thoughts: This one just sounded really interesting to me! I am very excited to read it!

Forbidden Fire (Forbidden #2) by Kimberly Kinrade (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am part of the Forbidden Mind tour later this month so I just HAD to be a part of the Forbidden Fire tour in November. I can’t wait to get started on this one!

Bought:

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

My Thoughts: I had a coupon to use up from Barnes & Noble at the end of last month so I had a very tough decision. This book has been getting awesome reviews, I loved My Life Undecided by Jessica, and it sounded like JUST the type of book I need right now so in the end I am very happy I went with this book!

Crash (Crash #1) by Nicole Williams (e-book)

My Thoughts: It did not take me very long to finish this book at all! It was an intense read, full of amazing chemistry between the two main characters, DRAMA, and there was a bad boy with a beautifully broken heart. What’s not to love?

Lucky (Avery Sisters #1) by Rachel Vail (e-book)

My Thoughts: This sounded cute AND it was free. It would be stupid not to download it!

The Demon Girl (Rae Wilder #1) by Penelope Fletcher (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am not going to lie, the cover drew me in and the price (FREE!) convinced me that I needed this book.

Well that’s it for my books this week! Have you read any of these titles? If so, what did you think? I hope you all have a lovely Sunday & happy reading!

 

 

 

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Modified by C.A. Kunz

Today I am so excited to be a part for the cover reveal for mother/son duo C.A. Kunz that is hosted over at Young Adult Novel Reader’s blog! I am a huge fan of their Childe series so when I learned they had a new series coming out I got extra excited. This one is going to be a bit more futuristic/sci-fi/dystopian than The Childe series and I cannot wait to read it. The Modified is due to release this fall; here’s a little bit about the book:

What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen-year-old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.

This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.

As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction.

And now, without further ado, THE COVER!!!!!!

The Modified

Isn’t it just so full of pretty?!? I am absolutely ADORING the color of it and all of the stars (at least that’s what I think they are!), really are just pure gorgeous. And the fact that there is both a boy and girl on the cover? It makes me just a bit excited for some possible romance!!!

Like the cover for The Modified? Well then head over to Nathan Szerdy’s website and peruse his amazing collection of works. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

The mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz, thoroughly enjoys writing about things that go bump in the night and futuristic action-packed romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. To find out more about this duo and their books visit their blog, or find them on Facebook and Twitter!

So I think you all are probably very excited for the giveaway. Carol and Adam have put together an AWESOME prize pack for one lucky winner. Here’s what you could win: A swag pack and a poster of The Modified cover!!!

 

To enter the giveaway, please follow the link below to fill out the Rafflecopter form!

The Modified Giveaway!!!

In My Mailbox (33)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library!

It has been far too long since my last IMM post! I tried to think of all the books that I got the past couple of weeks but if I forgot something, I apologize!

For Review:

On Little Wings by Regina Sirois (signed)

My Thoughts: This book was brilliant! I loved the journey the main character went on. Review coming soon!

Revealing Eden: Save The Pearls Part I by Victoria Foyt (signed)

My Thoughts: I am just now starting this one but the summary is definitely super interesting!

Gifted/Won:

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer (signed)

My Thoughts: Thank you SO MUCH to Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books for sending me this awesome surprise. I cannot wait to read more of this series!

A special thanks to C.A. Kunz for sending over a Childe Bookmark! It was so nice to get a hand-written, thoughtful letter!

 A special thanks to Michelle I. Brooks for sending over a Bone Dressing bookmark!

Bought:

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (signed)

My Thoughts: I loved this first book so much! I had it for quite a while but took it to Leah’s book launch to get it signed!!!

A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford (signed)

My Thoughts: I am so excited to see where this book takes Az, Eden, Gabe, and the whole gang!

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

My Thoughts: Lexcade has convinced me that I will love Leanna’s books and I trust her completely! I have been waiting a while for this one.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

My Thoughts: So heart-breakingly beautiful! I love this book so, so, so, so, so much. There will never be enough words to explain all of its brilliance.

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

My Thoughts: Witches, sisters, first love, magic, really is there anything unappealing about this book? I think not.

So that is it for my mailbox this week! Leave a link in the comments section and I will be sure to check out yours as well!