In My Mailbox (13) / Mailbox Monday (22)


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here). This month it is hosted by Bluestocking.

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox

Hey everyone! Sorry I was gone so long for this meme. Thank university and exams (boooooo!), but they’re done now, and I have a feeling I did pretty well. So, since it’s been a while, I’ve received tons of stuff in my mailbox! Yay!


Title: The Forbidden Game #1 – #3 (Omnibus)
Author: L.J. Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Dark Fantasy
Review copy purchased by yours truly on my shopping spree after my first uni exam.

To capture the love of Jenny Thorton, Julian–a visitor from a dark world–draws Jenny and her friends into forbidden games; the contest for a human soul. The prize is Jenny’s freedom. The stakes are all of their lives. Jenny’s friends are determined to help her win. But Julian is the master of the Game. Jenny’s most desperate fight will be with him, this eerily handsome boy with electric blue eyes. He knows her deepest secrets, her darkest fears. He has almost infinite power. And the only thing he wants is for Jenny to surrender to him–body and soul…

Title: Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Young Adult, Faeries
I purchased this book in Dutch. The Dutch title is ‘Heartbeat’, which is no Dutch at all, but is actually English. They do that now all the time, for instance Fallen by Lauren Kate has the title ‘Fallen’ in Dutch, but the next book in the series has a translated title. I don’t get why they do this, especially if they don’t keep the original English title. That’s just confusing.

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She’s about to find out she’s also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky—and equally dangerous—dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen’s sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren’t so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn’t exactly what she had in mind…

Title: Passion (Fallen #3)
Author: Lauren Kate
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Angels
Review copy purchased by yours truly. I can’t wait to read this one! Yay!

“Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.”Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .
Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.
Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames…forever.

Title: Evermore (The Immortals #1)
Author: Alyson Noël
Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Purchased by yours truly.

Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

Title: Shield (Allie’s War, Book Two)
Author: J.C. Andrijeski
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dystopian, Romance
Review copy provided by the author. I’ve read the first one in this series, and can’t wait to get started on this one!

“And they say Death will live among them in the guise of a child….”
Grappling with her new identity as “Bridge,” a being meant to herald the end for all of humanity, isn’t even Allie’s biggest problem. She’s also coping with a whole new set of rules around her seer marriage, as well as the power-hungry Rook she helped put in the White House, who is currently doing his best to start a war with China.
Then the boy appears. A sociopath with all of the energetic markings of Syrimne, a highly dangerous telekinetic seer who killed thousands during World War I, he doesn’t appear to have aged in one hundred years.
Worse, he thinks Allie belongs to him.

Title: The Poppet and The Lune
Author: Madeline Claire Franklin
Genre: Fairytale, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Review copy provided by the author. Visit the author’s website.

An original fairy tale about a patchwork girl and a boy who cried wolf…and became one.
The witch who made the patchwork girl died before she could give her creation a name. Stitched together from the remains of the villagers’ dead children—whose memories still live in her flesh—and held together by a ring made of moonbeams, the patchwork girl is a spell as yet unfinished. She can never be what her parents wanted her to be: a replacement for the children they’ve lost. So when the poppet grows up, and grows tired of being a disappointment, she decides to embark upon a journey through the Everwood Forest in search of her real name.
In the forest she meets Faolin, a newly made wereman (a man trapped as a wolf except during the full moon) running from the beasts who killed his father, and stole his throne as Wolf King. He joins the patchwork girl on her journey, and she promises to assist him in his own quest to become human again and return to his fiancée. Together, they face the dangers of the forest, forming an unlikely bond as their paths wind together: Faolin running from his destiny—the patchwork girl in search of her own—both of them bound by moonlight.
But Faolin, afraid of the beast he has become, has known all along what he must do in order to lift the curse and return to his fiancée-in fact, it is the very reason he sought out the patchwork girl to begin with. But now, since he’s come to care for the girl unlike any other he’s known, it’s the very reason why he must leave her: to protect her from himself.

Title: The Eagles of Peenemünde
Author: Vincent Formosa
Genre: Historical Fiction
Review copy provided by the author.

May 1944, The eve of the invasion of Europe. An ambitious American reconnaissance pilot was tasked with a simple mission: fly over a secret enemy installation, take some photographs and fly home. However…things are about to become a lot more complicated, as they are matched against a remorseless enemy who will stop at nothing to get what they want from them.
A dedicated German test pilot finds old demons returning with a vengeance, and their loyalty is tested to the limit. It’s not easy making a decision that goes against everything you’ve ever known.
Alone and isolated, they are about to discover that in a world at war, friends can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Title: Shattered Wings
Author: Bryan Healey
Genre: Drama, Romance
Review copy provided by the author. Visit the book’s website.

John holds the American dream: A man he loves, a beautiful little girl, a suburban home and a well-paying job… And then a sudden layoff brings about unexpected financial and emotional strain. As he struggles to find new work, a growing sense of despair triggers a relapse into alcoholism and causes him to face his demons of addiction, discrimination, and regret as he tries desperately to recover before it’s too late…


  1. congrats on finishing the exams and welcome BACK! Now you can read to your heart’s happiness until the end of summer 🙂
    What a great Mailbox and I’m waiting for my copy of Passion. Canada Post is back to work next week FINALLY! My books have been taken hostage but now the mailman will come a calling 😉
    Enjoy the reads 🙂

  2. I hope you enjoy Passion, I read it a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I can’t wait for the final book in the series! Take care 🙂

  3. Suzanne @ Under the Covers says

    You got a load of books this week! Happy Reading!
    My IMM
    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  4. You got some awesome books this week! I’m so jealous! Enjoy! Here’s My IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!
    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  5. Great set! I loved Evermore and Lament. I hope you do too.
    My IMM

  6. Amy@adumbrations says

    Wow your IMM is so detailed. Really nice selection of books too. Hope you review Passion, i didn’t enjoy Torment so not sure whether to bother with it.
    Here’s my IMM
    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  7. A lot of potentially great reads. Happy reading!

  8. Love the cover of Passion. Happy reading!

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