IMM #20

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren were everyone puts up the books they have bought, received or got from the library!
Hey! I haven't done an IMM for a few weeks as I have been trying not to buy too many books as I have LOADS to review! However last weekend was my birthday so me and my sister went shopping in the city. We ventured to Waterstones and I have to admit it was my first time in Waterstones as I usually buy my books in a local book store or the supermarket as I get them quite cheap there. Me and my sister have now made a pact to go once a month book shopping to Waterstones, we are even going back later this month for a book signing. The book signing is for Cathy Cassidy who writes books for 8-12 year old, even though I usually don't read this age range I am looking to start a new feature in the new year to encourage younger children to read and Cathy's will probably be the first book I feature as a post and giveaway. Anyway onto the books I got in Waterstones:
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Carrier of the Mark
  Their love was meant to be.
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.
But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter (#1)


I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name?

Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love.

Cross my heart and hope to spy by Ally Carter (#2)


Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)

Cammie Morgan may have a genius IQ and attend the best school in the country, but as she starts the spring semester of her sophomore year there are a lot of things she doesn't know. Like will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble did she really get in last semester? And, most of all, exactly why is her mother acting so strangely?

All Cammie wants is a nice, normal semester, but she's about to learn her greatest lesson yet—that when you go to a school for spies, nothing is ever as it seems.

I also went to the library this week and ordered loads of great books that I will hopefully be getting in the next week or so. However I did pick one book up at the library:

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington



 I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

What did you get in your mailbox?

A few notes:

Don't forget to check out my current giveaways by clicking the tab at the top!

Just a heads up I am organising a UK blog tour for author Kiki Hamilton for her novel The Faerie Ring, which will be in the middle of December so keep an eye out for more about that coming soon. Also I am looking to organise more blog tours for authors in the new year so if anyone knows of an author who needs a blog tour organised or you are an author yourself who might want one. Contact me via my contact info!



  1. I love those covers for Ally Carter's books! And Embrace looks awesome. Great mailbox!

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  2. I've been tempted by carrier of the mark for so long... very jealous. :)

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  3. Fantastic haul! I still have to get Carrier of the Mark!

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  4. Those books are really look good, I'd have to love you but.... looks funny and a great read!
    I did my first IMM this week please check it out if you have time :)

  5. carrier of the Mark was pretty good and i really want embrace! :)

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  6. Great set! I love all the Gallagher Girls books. Carrier of the Mark was good too.
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  7. OMG!!! envy much??? I want all those...the covers are more than awesome they make me want to buy them like now!! if only YA came here~sigh~ enjoy girl!!~carrier of the mark...omg!!~

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  8. I love Ally Carter! Great choices! I hope you enjoy her books! and Waterstones so far the most decent bookshop in UK. I love going in there! Even for window shopping :)