In My Mailbox #8: My Birthday Came Early

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren as a way to showcase all the books she receieved on a weekly basis.  It has since spread across the book blogging community, and I'm so excited about what I've recently received that I want to share with all of you.

I have officially gotten spoiled.  Every time I open up the mailbox, there seems to be a package tucked away waiting for me.  Is it weird that I keep pretending these are all secret early birthday presents from strangers?  Yes, it's incredibly weird, but I do it anyway.  Even when my order from Amazon came in a few days ago, it felt like someone had sent me presents though they were bought with gift certificates, so I guess technically that's still true.

I'm weird, I know.  I'm also going to be incredibly busy for awhile.  I really should have done this last weekend as well, but family and GISHWHES and whatnot...  So this is a long one, my friends.

For Review

             

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti (thanks to Houghton Mifflin and the author for sending this along)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (a million trillion thanks to the lovely people at Feiwel & Friends and Ms. Meyer for suggesting WFTM as a stop on her blog tour, she'll be by on Jan. 6)

Black & Orange by BK Ethridge (thanks to the author for sending me a copy, a book tour stop on Dec. 14)

Arcadia by Lauren Groff (thanks to Hyperion and Voice)

The Hermetica of Elysium by Annmarie Banks (thanks to Knox Robinson Publishing for this e-book)

Scary School by Derek the Ghost (thanks to Derek for sending me an e-copy and congrats on selling out your first printing)

Shadow & Fire by Jennifer Fales (thanks to the author for sending me a copy)

The Burn by Annie Oldham (thanks to the author for sending me an electronic copy)

Won

     

Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney (thanks to Christen @ Goldilox and the Three Weres)

Destined by PC & Kristin Cast (thanks to Rie @ Mission to Read)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (thanks to Sarah @ The Book Life)

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories edited by Kelly Link, assorted authors (thanks so much to Amy @ Book Loving Me)

Purchased

     

I have no idea what compelled me to buy more books when I have stacks upon stacks of books sitting throughout my house.  Wait, no, I know - I had gift cards to Amazon and I need  The Pearl Wars and Behemoth in my possession ASAP.  Thankfully they were both part of Amazon's oh-so-lovely get 4 for 3 deal, so I tossed in two others I've been wanting to read - Rot & Ruin and Across the Universe.

 

So yeah, I think I have some reading ahead of me.  The hard part is going to be what to pick up next!