IMM #25 : My first IMM of 2012!

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 hope everyone is keeping well and had a great book week. This is my first IMM of 2012 and I have loads of awesome books to show you! I have been meaning to do one for a few weeks now but life as usual got in the way! First up a few blog notices:

My blog, Kerry-Ann @ Reading A little bit of everything & Kathy @ I am a reader not a writer put together a hop called Charity Hopping Around the World that commences on March 30th though April 4th. I would appreciate if you all would check out the post about it and hopefully sign up to take part. The hop is going be so much fun and I appreciate all who want to participate :) Sign up here!

I also have recently started organising blog tours for authors for FREE, and I am looking for bloggers who might want to take part in the blog tours. I have about 12 blog tours to organise between now and July. Some of the tours are already posted in my new page on my blog looking for bloggers. So if you interested, take a look Looking for bloggers for blog tours!

Now onto the books:

First up are the books that I have gotten for review:

Glory ( The Legend of Glory #1) by Devin O'Branagan



I received this copy from the author for review as part of her blog tour. I have put together a blog tour for Glory which starts on February 13th though February 26th. Glory is about a girl who's blood holds the cure to a deadly pandemic who embarks on a mission to save the human race. Along the way evil forces conspire to stop her and she is sent three supernatural beings to watch over her. We have witches, angels, vampires, and demons in Glory, which sounds like a good read to me. It is next on my TRL :) TY to Devin for the book!

Ugly to start with by John Michael Cummings

Ugly to Start With


I received a copy of the book for review on behalf of the author via his publishing house West Virginia University Press. This isn't the usual YA book I would normally read, however I was intrigued by the storyline of the book. It is set in the 70's in West Virginia and is narrated though a teenage boy called Jason Stevens who is just trying to survive his teenager years and dreaming of attending an art school in the city. The journey Jason goes thought sounds at times funny, heartwarming, and highs and lows which I think will make a good read. I am going to read Ugly to Start with in February and later in the month I will have an interview with the author John Michael Cummings!  TY to John and West Virginia University Press for the book!       

Family Magic (The Hayle Coven Novels, #1) by Patti Larsen

Family Magic (The Hayle Coven Novels, #1)


Early in the month I ran a blog tour for Family Magic on behalf of the author and it was a great success. I received a signed copy of the book from the author for review and I loved it! You can check out my review here along with a giveaway to win the first 4 book's in The Hayle Coven Novels in Ebook! TY to Patti for the book!

Dark Days (The Childe #2) by CA Kunz

Dark Days (The Childe, #2)


OMG! I love CA Kunz and their The Childe series! I received a signed ARC of Dark Days for review as part of their blog tour. I loved the first book in the series, The Childe, you can check out my review here , and I loved the second in the series even more and I didn't know that was possible! As part of the tour a few weeks ago I have a This or That on my blog with one of my favourite characters Ryan Beckford you can check that out here where you can also be in with a chance of winning a KindleFire! My review will be posted February 6th as part of the tour! TY Adam and Carol for the book! Oh I forgot to mention, I am quoted in the ARC for praise for The Childe I was super excited to see it! I am not sure if it will be in the final copy but I am honoured if it's only the ARC :)

The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

The Darkening Dream


I kindly received a signed copy of The Darkening Dream from author Andy Gavin. The Darkening Dream is a dark fantasy book set in 1913, Salem, Massachusetts. It sound like a really good read. I have on my TRL for March and can't wait to get to it. I love the cover as well! TY to Andy Gavin!

If your still with me LOL here is the books I bought!

Bloody Valentine by James Patterson

Bloody Valentine


First of James Patterson's book have never interested me before and I don't like thrillers with murders and mystery! However his short novella by James Patterson really intrigued me. I think I might read it before valentines day and put a review up on the February 14th as an a different sort of read to a romance book LOL.


The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)


The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness

I kept going to buy The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and finally decided to buy it when it when I saw it on offer for £2.99 and was even more surprised to get the second in the series The Ask and the Answer for just £0.99! What bargains!

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld



I managed to pick this up for £0.99 in the January sales! The story sounds really good. This book was author Curtis's debut novel in 2005 and was a New York Times Best Seller (2005). I can't wait to read this!

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian


I again managed to pick this up for £0.99 in the January sales. It is an adult historical fiction book with vampires in it. It reminded me for some random reason, a book that would be in the same area as A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness which I loved!

What did you get in your mailbox?



  1. Hey Megan!
    Well, I didn't know that books. Cause over here in Brazil they didn't come out :(
    but "family magic", "Dark days" and "Prep" I really liked.
    And I love vampire stories, but in this moment I'm kind saturated with all them, you know?

    Nicholas - (

    1. Family Magic was a great book! I am kind of over vampires as well. Too many vampire stories however Dark Days is a good fresh take on vampires :)

  2. njoy all

    i can't wait 4 dark days

  3. The Knife of Never Letting Go and the Ask and the Answer are fantastic bargains for that price - and two of the best books I've ever read. But I will guarantee you will be desperate for Monsters of Men by the time you've finished them! :-)

    The Historian was a great read - similar in style to Dracula with Diary entries etc - another great read!

  4. Wow... lots of awesome-looking books! I didn't reallyl recognize any... but that could be because they're UK covers? :O

    Happy Reading!

    1. Yay most of them are UK covers the ones I bought. Alot of the rest are self published!

  5. Great books this week! Prep is AMAZING! It's very raw and real. Happy Reading! :-)

  6. Great mailbox! I will be eager to hear what you think of The Historian. I really liked A Discovery of Witches too. Happy reading!

  7. Wow, you got a ton of great titles! Happy Reading!

  8. I also (finally!) got The Knife of Never Letting Go this week - I'm really looking forward to it!

    Happy reading!

    My IMM @ The Aussie Zombie