Book Haul: In My Mailbox #20

in my mailbox

For the week of March 11 – March 17, 2012

I swore I wasn’t going to buy anything this week, but I couldn’t help it when I saw the gorgeous cover of A Temptation of Angels and Dark Eyes. AND they were out earlier than the publication date. So in my defense, I had to get it! Mail came in on Friday but I already recorded my vlog, so those books will be in next week’s video ๐Ÿ˜›

What did you get in your mailbox?


Thank you HarperCollins Canada

The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo (ARC)


Thank you DoubleDay Canada/Random House

Code Name Verityย by Elizabeth Wein

Sizzlingย Spring


Bought at Chapters

Dark Eyesย by William Ritcher

Aย Temptationย of Angelsย by Michelle Zink


Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

The Darke by Angie Sage



Bought at Walmart

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton


From work – Various publishers

Man Overboard!ย by Curtis Parkinson

Puppetย by Eva Wiseman


One In Every Crowd by Ivan E. Coyote

Dead Is A Battlefieldย by Marlene Perez


Sisters of Glassย by Stephanie Hemphill

Croakย by Gina Damico


Cross My Heartย by Sasha Gould

What Boys Really Wantย by Pete Hautman


Startersย by Lissa Price

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti


The Pregnancy Project by Gabby Rodrigrez


Won from Razorbill Canada

Chopsticksย by Jessica Anthony, Rodrigo Corral

Under My Skin by Charles de Lint


  1. Rebecca (Kindle Fever)

    March 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Dark Eyes and Embrace looks seriously good! And I keep hearing amazing things about Starters. o: Awesome IMM! Hope they’re all great.

    Sorry for stopping by so late! Too much of a crazy week, sadly. I really hope you enjoy your new reads!

  2. Kelsey

    March 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Wow, lots of awesome books! Starters was good, and I’ve got Croak coming in sometime this week.
    Happy reading!

  3. April

    March 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    I’m so excited to see you have CROAK! I just finished that the night before last ,and OMG the world building is so much more than I expected! it’s amazingtastic! I hope you love it as much as I did ๐Ÿ˜€

    You got so many great ones this week! What a fantastic mailbox!Dead is a Battlefield looks awesome and so does Dark Eyes. Puppet looks fricken creepy – love it. Totally going to look into that! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for dropping by my blog – hope you have a great week!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  4. Janus @ The Blair Book Project

    March 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    Awesome haul! Wow! Really looking forward to Illuminate and Temptation of Angels.

    O well, whenever any of us says we’re not going to buy any books, we eventually end up buying one… or two… or, like, a lot more. Where’s “self-control” when you need it, right? LOL.

    I’m a Sims fan too! Hooray for Sims! Haha! I’m playing the Medieval version now, just to take a break from the usual gameplay, so my Sims 3 characters have been left hanging for quite some time now. Tsk. Tsk. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


  5. May Richard

    March 19, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    OMG G! Soooooo many goodies! I don’t even know how you decide what to read first ๐Ÿ˜€

    Ohhh love Angie Sage!

  6. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    March 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Wow, awesome haul! I want to read so many of those books, especially Illuminate and Starters! Thanks so much for stopping by my IMM, and Happy reading!

  7. Vivian

    March 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    These all look amazing! Especially A Temptation of Angels >_< I've heard Croak is really awesome as well! Looks like you'll be enjoying some seriously epic bookishness (t-that's just one of my awkward terms, haha!) this week! So envious, eeehh!! Happy reading! <3

    And thanks for dropping by my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lisa

    March 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Amazing IMM!! You got sooo many fab books! Thanks for visiting my IMM!!

  9. nea barabea

    March 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Wooow Great mailbox!! I love all your books! They are awesome!! I got Embrace too a couple of weeks ago! And OMG you’ve got Illuminate! So good! Enjoy all your books this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Heather@ The Flyleaf Review

    March 19, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Oh, Code Name Verity and Croak! You lucky girl! Chopsticks looks fun too! Wow, you got some awesome books Giselle. I hope you enjoy each and every one:)

  11. TheUnseelieNerd

    March 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Wow! loads of books. Embrace and Cross My Heart sounds like a good read! Happy reading. Can’t wait for your review.

  12. Amy @ Book Loving Mom

    March 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Wow!! What a super awesome mailbox! I so want to read Croak, Dark Eyes, and Illuminate. I really liked Starters, and Cross my Heart. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. BookStacksOnDeck

    March 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Holy frijoles, when’re you going to read all those hahaa! Super-sweet haul! I’m really interested in Croak, Dark Eyes, & Starters! Hope you enjoy your new reads!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Carina @ Fictional Distraction

    March 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Aaah, I want to read sooo many of these, so I don’t really know what to comment on. I’m just hoping that you’ll enjoy all of them and I’m definitely looking forward to your reviews! ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. Paige

    March 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I’m so jealous of Starters & I’ve heard good things about The Pregnancy Project. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  16. Suz @ A Soul Unsung

    March 19, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    As always I LOVED your IMM, I wanted to draw hearts around it. So entertaining and fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    A Temptation of Angels and Embrace were both really great novels. I loved the interesting take on mythology and angels that Jessica Shirvington brought to the table with Embrace though and they characters were just so amazing and memorable. I’ve been hearing a lot about Dark Eyes, I’m thinking I might need to look into this one, for sure.

    But, Cross My Heart, OMG! That cover is gorgeous. Seriously, it is. And the book like it’s going to be amazing. My fingers are itching to read it. lol. I loved Illuminate personally and Aimee Agresti is probably one of the sweetest author’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of tweeting with, besides Elizabeth Fama. The Pregnancy Project was actually a really good book, it was also a pretty good Lifetime movie believe it or not. I watched it a couple of times, now I want to re-read the book. Under My Skin looks really good and so does Chopsticks.

    Great IMM! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My In My Mailbox!

  17. Alba @BookPics

    March 19, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    Croak, Starters, Iluminate…do I really keep on going?
    You’re full of awesomeness this week! AND I AM GIDDY FOR BEING APPROVED AT NG????????? O________O you are TOO lucky!
    Thanks for stopping by BookPics!
    Happy reading!

  18. Lexie B.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Holy crap. O_O That is a really freaking incredible mailbox. A Temptation of Angels, Embrace, Dark Eyes, Darke, Croak, Starters, Illuminate . . . wow. You have a LOT of awesome reading to do. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve heard fantastic things about these, and they certainly sound fantastic, so hopefully they’re as great as they seem. I hope you enjoy all of them!

  19. Michelle

    March 19, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Awesome haul!! You’ve got so many books that I’m looking out for. Illuminate, Croak, Temptation of Angels and Embrace. Wow! They are sure going to keep you busy for quite a while. Happy reading!

    Thanks for dropping my my IMM

  20. Katie @ BlookGirl

    March 19, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    WOW! That’s quite a haul, Giselle! ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a few books there that are on my Wish List, and a few more that will be added as a result of this post. Haha! In particular, I am really looking forward to Starters, Sisters of Glass, A Temptation of Angels, and Cross My Heart.

    I hope you enjoy all your lovelies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by BlookGirl earlier!

  21. Kim

    March 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Oh wow, so many awesome books! Especially jealous of your copies of A Temptation of Angels and Illuminate! They have such pretty covers haha plus they sound so so so good! ๐Ÿ™‚ Absolutely amazing haul this week!

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  22. I really want to read Embrace and The Temptation of Angels! I’m not supposed to be buying book either though so I’ll have to wait for the library. Illuminate and Starters have really peaked my interest as well. I’m also fascinated with The Pregnancy Project. A really interesting idea. Thanks for visiting My IMM

  23. Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

    March 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Thanks for checking out my IMM. You got a fantastic haul! I see several there that I’ve finished in the past 2 weeks. You’re in for a treat! I hope that you enjoy all of your new books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Adriana C

    March 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Great haul! I want ro read Embrace, Illuminate and a Temptation of Angels.
    Happy reading!
    Thanks for visiting My IMM

  25. Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books)

    March 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Wow, you bought some awesome books this week! Love the cover of Illuminate. And The Pregnancy Project is so intriguing!


  26. Mundie Moms

    March 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    A Temptation of Angels is FABULOUS! I hope you enjoy reading it and the rest of your fabulous goodies.

  27. Alison (AlisonCanRead)

    March 18, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Great set! I really want to read Pregnancy Project and Sisters of Glass. Enjoy!
    My IMM

  28. Proserpine @ Proserpine Craving Books

    March 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Hi! WOW you have a HUGE IMM! Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
    Starters by Lissa Pricet A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
    Embrace by Jessica Shirvington are all on my TBR pile! I got Under my Skin by Charles De Lint from Razorbill too! I really love this website!!! Have a great week!

  29. Andrea @The Bookish Babes

    March 18, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Huge IMM!!! I’m very curious about Embrace. It’s looks so good. I really want to read Croak. It seems awesome! I hope you enjoy everything!

  30. Jen Ryland

    March 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    That’s a lot of books!!
    I got Embrace too.
    Love the idea of Jane Austen marriage manual — I haven’t heard of that one before!

  31. sarah@catchingbooks

    March 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Awesome books this week!! I hope you enjoy Embrace ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  32. Tiff- Escaping.. One Book @ a Time

    March 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    OMG AH-MAZING IMM!! Did I mention that we live not that far away lol Wow I can’t even begin to say what books I <3 here. Super awesome week for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Then again you rock and deserve them ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my IMM this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Rachelia (Bookish Comforts)

    March 18, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    I got Chopsticks too! I wonder how I’m going to be able to review it – it will be different, that’s for sure, haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t expect A Temptation of Angels to look that big, but yay for getting it a few days early. I hope you really like Dark Eyes! I read it and it was a really good read – lots of action and mystery!

    I remember reading a few copies of vervegirl in high school. That’s cool that you design for them!

    Hope you are having a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by my IMM!

  34. Anna @ Literary Exploration

    March 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    DARK EYES! HOLLER!!! That book was AWESOME! I hope enjoy everything else! I got a copy of Starters this week too ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  35. Michele//Just a Lil Lost

    March 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Awesome haul this week!

    I love this cover of Cross My Heart more than the Netgalley version I had.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michele | IMM

  36. The Muggle

    March 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Great mailbox! Starters looks fantastic!
    Enjoy your books ๐Ÿ™‚

    -The Muggle

  37. Amanda P

    March 18, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Awesome haul!! I cannot wait to read Illuminate and Temptation of Angels!! have an awesome week!

  38. Jessica ( frellathon )

    March 18, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    You got some awesome books this week. Nice haul!

  39. Jackie @ the Hardcover Obsession

    March 17, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    BAH! OH MY GOSH!! Where to start – ummmm… OK! So I totally am going to steal Illuminate from you BUT I’ll return it – HAHA so its more like borrowing ๐Ÿ˜€ Annnnd Cross my Heart – Like LOOK at that cover, Im SOOO in love with it!! AND (sheesh you got soooo many awesome books this week :D) Embrace love that cover but Im sort of inlove with the ARC cover sent by Raincoast books as well (if you’ve seen it) And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Bah! Ok I’ll come back and link my IMM when its done uploading, LOL!

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