In My Mailbox #9

In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share their excitement over new books they have received each week.

Like every week I feel this one just past has been jam packed too.  I’m back at worked in 10 days after 18 months of maternity leave and am frantically trying to get heaps of bits and pieces completed before then.

I have been a busy little bee reading however and still have found the time to pick up some new books and post some reviews. Recent reviews are:

Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann – While there enter the super simple giveaway!
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

For Review

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry | Amazon | The Book Depository

Sounds intriguing and there was some interesting marketing information on Edelweiss for this one so I was happy to be approved!

Goodreads Synopsis:

“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

“An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!”-Gena Showalter,  New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

So wrong for each other…and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Eden’s Root by Rachel Fisher | Amazon | The Book Depository

I received this as part of a book tour I’m participating in this July – can’t wait to get started on it :)

Goodreads Synopsis:

The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.

The Orphan, the Soulcatcher, and the Black Blizzard by Kimberlee Ann Bastian | Amazon | The Book Depository

Another book tour I’m participating in next month, I just love the cover and think the premise is really interesting!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Most of his life, Charlie Reese has been surrounded by a loving family and all the comforts of home. But when a house fire claims them, he and his cousin, Jimmy are sent to an orphanage in the heart of ‘Depression Era’ Chicago. A year later, Charlie’s life is shaken by yet another tragedy and with it comes the mysterious introduction of a secretive runaway, named Bartholomew. As Charlie begins to discover more about his new companion, he unknowingly becomes a participant in a two-hundred year old secret. Come the morning of the Black Blizzard, Charlie finds he must make a choice – flee the destiny laden at his feet or take on his responsibility and follow a path full of supernatural wonders.



As I’m at the library for a mums group every week I thought I would actually borrow out a couple of books this week that aren’t available for Kindle.  Now if they were available as e-books I would definitely have purchased them so guess the publishers are just missing out on some cash in this instance!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson | Amazon | The Book Depository

I have wanted to read this book for ages and as it was in the library while I was browsing I thought I would make it a priority to read!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Amazon | The Book Depository

I’m going through a bit of a fairytale addiciton at the moment and after reading The Oaken Bookcase’s review I decided I had to read it for myself!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


What books have you scored in the last week?  Link me your IMM or let me know in the comments!


Eden’s Root looks like it could be good. Enjoy. Our IMM books are mostly being read in glorious sunshine this week :)

I’m hoping its a good read :) We’ve got sunshine here in Aus, just chilly wind to go with it – so all rugged up in tracksuits and doonas. Though my idea of chilly weather (5-15 degrees) is probably pretty wussy!

-k the Lady Critic says:

Great books! The Girl of Fire and Thorns is so amazing! And I can’t wait to read Cinder and Pushing the Limits.

Happy reading!

They all do look good hey :) So many good books and so little time! Makes me sad :)

Maura @Monster of Books says:

So many bloggers have been reading Pushing the Limits lately. Cannot wait to see what your thoughts are on it.

Happy Reading.
Maura @ Monster of Books

It’s being pushed quite hard by the publishers to bloggers so I’m not surprised that there is lots of people reading it currently!

Pushing The Limits sounds so good! I still have no idea how to use Edelweiss lol!

Edelweiss is a little daunting simply because unlike Netgalley it had many other original functions, Digital Review Copies just kind of got tacked on. It is well worth using though as you can get heaps of great information about upcoming books and I have found books avaiable for review that weren’t in Netgalley.

The Orphan, the Soulcatcher, and the Black Blizzard does have a gorgeous cover! Looking forward to your tour stop for that one.
Good luck going back to work! Sounds scary.

The going back to work thing is starting to really set in, it’s going to be a major adjustment, just getting out the house on time with a toddler is going to be difficult!

Zakiya LadyWings says:

I still need to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Enjoy all the new books you got!!!! Now following you on FB and Twitter :). Check out what I got this week!

Thanks Zakiya! It does look awesome Girl of Fire & Thorns :) Will definitely check out your IMM!

If the due date for Girl of Fire and Thorns comes up before you get to read it, I have a copy you can borrow :)

Cheers for that!