The idea behind In My Mailbox is to share any books you get your hands on, be they borrowed, bought, gifted, received for review, with your readers. I particularly like this meme because I’m often picking up books that don’t get read, at least for a while. It’s nice to spotlight them before they are shoved into some corner of my shelf to gather dust. Hosted by The Story Siren.

So this week I got..

Yeah, you’re seeing this right. That is what you think it is. My first ARC!!

Only kidding, well, I’m half kidding. It is my first ARC. But yes, I finally got my hands on a Kindle! 😀 It took me an entire 5 days to work out precisely how to work around using the non-3G Kindle without proper access to wifi (we did pop to a local Costa but it wouldn’t connect for some reason). For a while there I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to put my NetGalleys on there because of this but I did it! Bob wanted to be in the picture. Let her have her 5 minutes.

NetGalley

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue | Goodreads

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Goodreads

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats | Goodreads

That puts my total upto 4 NetGalleys to read and review so I’ll stop now so that I can read them, unless I see something that looks totally AWESOME. And then I can’t really say no because well, awesome? They all look pretty damn good (I got Becoming Marie Antoinette the other week) so I’m going to enjoy reading them on my shiny new toy! I love that you can take notes on that thing. Seriously.

Also, shutup. I gave up trying to find images of the covers big enough to fit together with my usual size..

eBooks Bought

Jabberwocky by Daniel Coleman | Goodreads

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott | Goodreads

The Swan Kingdom by Zoë Marriott | Goodreads

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard | Goodreads

So technically Jabberwocky was a free ebook, but I found Hatter over on Smash Attack Reads and I love retellings, especially of the Alice variety (even if I haven’t read it yet), so I went off to wishlist this one and discovered it was up on Amazon for free so I downloaded it.

Zoë Marriott sounds wonderful. I adore fairy tales (can you tell?) and Japanese culture and.. and.. her books just happen to sound magical. I grabbed these two in the Amazon Kindle summer sale because I reeally want to read them.

And Servant of the Underworld was 99p and has been on my wishlist for a while. It’s a kind of Aztecian fantasy mystery type thing and I’m entirely intrigued.

Free eClassics
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Popular Tales from the Norse by Sir George Webbe
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights by E. Dixon
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Grimm’s Fairy Stories by Brothers Grimm
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
For Review

The Binder’s Daughter by Matthew Hofferth | Goodreads

VIII by H.M. Castor | Goodreads

Frogspell by C.J. Busby | Goodreads

The first is from a great guy I know from the World of Warcraft blog and twitter community. I always loved his writing style from blog posts to his fanfics so I was more than happy to accept a copy to read and review when he contacted me. It sounds like a great read, too.

VIII and Frogspell are both from Templar Publishing. VIII is the life story of Henry VIII and it sounds absolutely fantastic. Seriously. I have read Beth’s review and I was immediately hooked on the idea so when Templar offered me a copy to review I jumped at the chance. I can’t wait. Frogspell is a tiny little thing aimed towards children and I just thought it sounded so cute. It’s an Arthurian fantasy featuring lots of magic and such, I couldn’t resist. I’ll get that one read and reviewed pretty swiftly.

Won in Giveaway

Firebrand (Rebel Angels #1) by Gillian Philip | Goodreads

Bloodstone (Rebel Angels #2) by Gillian Philip | Goodreads

I won these in a giveaway from Sahina over at Reading In Between The Lines. They were kindly sent over by the publisher, Strident. Thank you very much to both! They look absolutely amazing and I really can’t wait to read them. Angels aren’t usually my thing admittedly but these really do sound good. And I actually kinda like those covers, they’re pretty awesome.

What did you get this week?