Sunday, December 5, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren.
Another week then! This week has stuff from the past couple of weeks, because I've missed a few, and didn't read much recently. I'm also very excited because I received my first ARCs this week from NetGalley!

The Crowded Shadows, by Celine Kiernan - this is the sequel to the Poison Throne, I finished book one and had to know what happened next! Will be reviewing TPT soon.

Red Hot Fury, by Kasey Mackenzie - interesting, but it's taking me a while to get through.

Grave Witch, by Kalayna Price - love this book! My next review, will try and post it tomorrow.

Beyond the Pale, by Savannah Russe - I recognised the name from a short story I'd read, have only just started reading it.

Dragonsong, by Anne McCaffrey - again, really enjoyed this book. I'll try and review soon.

The Two Towers, by J R R Tolkien - audiobook - I've read these before, a long time ago, and thought it would be great to listen to it over the holiday.

For review, from NetGalley:

The Fallen Blade, by Jon Courtnenay Grimwood - fantasy, it sounds interesting!

Death's Sweet Embrace, by Tracey O'Hara - I'm supper excited to read this, as I really loved her first book.

How about you? What books have you received recently? Any thoughts on the ones I've mentioned here?
We love to hear from you!


Sally Sapphire on December 5, 2010 at 5:09 AM said...

Wow - nice mix of books there. Red Hot Fury looks interesting, and Grave Witch has been in my to-read pile for a while now.

Queen N on December 5, 2010 at 5:35 AM said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! I appreciate it.
I'm a huge fan of LOTR but I've never listened to them...great idea!

Happy Reading (and listening)

//Q N

Uniquely Moi Books on December 5, 2010 at 5:47 AM said...

Lots of goodies :) Thanks for stopping by! Grave Witch looks awesome! I just seen it yesterday on Amazon but didn't have the time to look into it. Have a great week!

Sarah on December 5, 2010 at 6:14 AM said...

oh, I just read Grave Witch too. I loved it as well. I loved the character of Death. I mean Falin was awesome too, but Death was very.. intriguing to me lol. I don't know how I want things to turn out, I mean I don't really think she can have a relationship with Death.. but what a cool concept! although I haven't posted my review either :)

Jenny on December 5, 2010 at 6:49 AM said...

I've heard such great things about Grave Witch, I'm really looking forward to that one! And Death's Sweet Embrace is on NetGalley? Must go check it out, I loved the first one!

Alison on December 5, 2010 at 7:41 AM said...

Great books! I haven't heard of any of them. Sound like good paranormal/fantasy.
New follower.

Anna on December 5, 2010 at 8:13 AM said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I'm your newest follower

You got some amazing books this week.I so want to read Grave Witch and Red Hot Fury
Happy reading :)

TheBookishSnob on December 5, 2010 at 8:54 AM said...

Looks like we have similar tastes :) Great mailbox and I'm a new follower!
You can find my mailbox at The Bookish Snob

Mel on December 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM said...

I have Grave Witch on my TBR pile - can't wait to start it! :)

The Slowest Bookworm on December 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM said...

I haven't read any of those. Great book week! Looking forward to reading your reviews.

Ailsa on December 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM said...

Sally - I'll try and post reviews soon :)

Queen N - you're welcome! I like LOTR too, but when I've tried to re-read, Two Towers has always been hard. Listening seems to be the way to go, though.

UMB - Grave Witch is great. I think it'll be my next review. I really enjoyed it, have to wait till something like May for the sequel, though.

Sarah - same! I thought Death was so interesting. It's an interesting portrayal of him, too. I want to see where it goes. I don't think she can have a relationship with him, but it would certainly be... fun ;-)

Jenny - Yup, it's up there! I'm busy exploring, I didn't want to request lots of things straight away, but there is a lot of cool stuff there. Thanks for commenting!

Alison - thanks for the follow! I'm a big fan of paranormal & fantasy.

Anna - you're welcome, and thanks for the follow!

Bookish Snob - Yay! I'll try and review some of these books soon. And thanks for the follow :-)

Mel - it's excellent, you should definitely read it soon.

Slowest Bookworm - I'll try and get a review up tomorrow :-) I've finished my course work now, so more time to catch up & keep up with reviews.


Miss Page-Turner on December 5, 2010 at 4:31 PM said...

Nice mailbox. Net Galley is so great! Wish you fun with all your new novels:)
Here is my Mailbox

And don't forget to check out my Holiday Giveaway for the chance to win 1 out of 6 2011 release novels. This giveaway ends Jan 3rd and is open internationally:) You  can find!

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) on December 6, 2010 at 6:20 AM said...

I really enjoyed Red Hot Fury - and I agree it's a little tough to get into but definitely worth it! I'm looking forward to the next book =)

Beyond the Pale is the beginning to a really interesting series that I really enjoyed. I believe the author stopped writing books or maybe is taking a break. The series didn't really come to a real "ending" that I can remember and I hope to see more of them in the future.

Enjoy your books!!

Vee on December 8, 2010 at 1:17 AM said...

I love Netgalley. This is a really cool bundle of books you have, here. The Crowded Shadows and Beyond the Pale look fascinating. Hope you enjoy reading them! :D

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