Sunday, 18 December 2011

In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Each weekend I'll post about any new books I've gotten either in my mailbox or from a store or library that week. If I haven't gotten any new books, I'll wait until I do. I've had an awesome haul of books this week!

One book that I've mentioned a few times on my blog has been Undone by Rachel Caine which is the first in her Outcast Season series. It had a massive cliffhanger at the end so I've been waiting to read further. This is the third in the series, and the final book is out early next year. I can't wait to read them all!


One of the 2012 reading challenges I've signed up for on Goodreads is the LA Banks - We Will Miss You Challenge in memory of LA Banks who died this year. I started her Night Huntress series and really enjoyed them but fell behind. As I have all of those, plus the first in her Crimson Moon series I decided to sign up for the challenge. I decided to take a gamble (based on the fact I like her writing style) and pick up the rest of the Crimson Moon series so I can read those too. Both series were completed before she passed so I'm glad I'll be able to read the complete storylines as they were intended to be read. The challenge runs all year with no required amount of books so feel free to click here if you'd like to join in.

I also got the third Calliope Reaper-Jones novel by Amber Benson (yep - that Amber Benson, the one who played Tara in Buffy) which is another series which I need to catch up on. Callie is next in line to take over the family Death. The first was an awesome read so I can't wait to catch up.

Vampire Dragon is the third in Annette Blair's Works Like Magick Novel. I've loved Annette's writing ever since I read The Kitchen Witch so I'm glad to get this, even if the main thing I remember from the first novel is the mention of man lances.

These two are part of my unhealthy addiction to the Donut Shop Mysteries (unhealthy because they make me crave donuts). I loved the first and have had the second and third waiting to be read for ages. Now I have four and five here, with six and seven on preorder. I'd forgotten about them until someone mentioned that it is rumoured that Jessica Beck is actually a pen-name for Joanne Fluke. Whether that is true or not, I love the series and I'm really glad I was reminded of it.

This is the ninth Coffeehouse Mystery and I've read and loved all of the previous books. I'm a big coffee fan and I love the little tidbits I've learnt about coffee through reading these. I'm hoping to post some reviews for the earlier books near the start of next year, so if you're a coffee or mystery fan keep a look out :)


Last but not least, another Annette Blair but this time from her Vintage Magic Mystery series which blends paranormal mystery with vintage clothes. Again this is a series I've fallen behind in (anyone noticing a theme here?) but I loved the first and can't wait to catch up.

So what's in your mailbox this week?


  1. You got tons of goodies this week, huh? Books with sweetes on the cover... *-* Oh, Yum.

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  2. I'm so far behind in my reading! Nice post. Loved the quick reviews on these books.

  3. Thanks Donna! It's so easy to get behind on reading these days with all the awesome new releases coming out :)

  4. I'm reading Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series right now. I've thought about trying her other books; I've heard they're good. The Night Huntress books look good as well. Great haul this week!

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  5. All of those LA Banks books look good! I love how much Urban Fantasy is in your mailbox this week :-D

    Happy reading!!

  6. I did hear of Banks' passing. I have not read any of her books, but should give one a try. I know that there are a lot of people who love them.
    Ahh, and Skirting the Grave. I can spot a cozy a mile away. I am a big fan of a good cozy read and am looking forward to what you think.
    Thank you for stopping my my IMM.

  7. Omg you got a lot of books! I'm new to your blog and I love it!! P.S. the snow is a nice touch :)
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  8. Great haul you got a lot of books this week! Most of these are new to me but I'm going to have to check a few of them out that sound really neat! The LA Banks series sounds promising!

    Xpresso Reads

  9. Wow...I really need to start reading some more cozy mysteries and those three series look great! I'm adding the Vintage Magic on to my TBR!

    Thanks for stopping by My IMM!

    PS I love love your blog design!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  10. I hope you enjoy the LA Banks. I haven't read her works, but I love how the challenge is to honor her.

  11. Thanks for all the comments guys :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Wow you have a nice haul of books there. I hope you enjoy reading them!!! I've got some Rachel Caine ones at home to read - I think it's the Weather Warden series.

    Jenny -
    Chocolate Chunky Munkie


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