In My Mailbox 9/5 & Giveaway

Sunday, September 5, 2010

In My Mailbox is am weekly meme hosted by Kristin from The Story Siren and features the books we have received during the week. Without further ado, this week I received the following books:

Radiance - Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret—the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out.

Clockwork Angel - When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Paranormalcy - Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Twenty Boy Summer - According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Heroes of the Valley - Halli Sveinsson has grown up in the House of Svein, listening to the legends of the heroes as all his forefathers did. His is a peaceful society where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council. But young Halli has never quite seemed to fit in with the others. Bored with the everyday chores and sheep herding, he can't help himself from playing practical jokes on everyone, from Eyjolf the old servant, to his brother and sister. But when he plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he goes too far, setting in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny.

The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation - (For Review) Despite its futuristic technical trappings, enduring family bonds are at the core of this riveting techno-thriller. An alien virus that prolongs life has infected a couple, Zakariah and Mia Davis, and made their blood a valuable black-market staple due to its rejuvenating effects. The “eternal virus” has not affected their son Rix, and Zakariah is consumed with the search for an active sample to inoculate the teenager against mortality.


It's giveaway time! Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a book signing for The Hourglass Door with Lisa Mangum. In honour of that, I am giving away one (1) signed paperback copy of The Hourglass Door with a sweet bookmark! I don't feel like tallying a million different entries, so the rules are as follows:

You must be a follower.
Leave a comment with your email so I can notify you if you win. No email = no entry!
This contest is open internationally.
Giveaway ends at midnight on September 18, 2010.


  1. I am anxious to read Clockwork, but I am worried it won't be as good as it sounds. I see your review below, I am going to check it out. Great mailbox.

  2. I got Clockwork Angel and Paranormalcy this week too! lol :)

  3. Great books! Radiance looks great, so I'll be looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it. Happy reading! :)

  4. Those are some popular ones, enjoy.

  5. Count me in please! I'd love to read this book.


    I'm a follower.

  6. count me in! feeyonachan at gmail dot com

    oh btw, nice books you got this week! :D

  7. Paranormalcy is on my list to buy. The wallet couldn't take it last week, but this week is a whole different story:)

  8. Aw, I can't wait for my copy of CA arrive as well. Nor to be able to buy Paranormalcy. Many books, so little time and MONEY, right? Haha. Would you please count me into the giveaway? Thanks!

  9. I saw Radiance at the bookstore yesterday and was very tempted- I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

    Also, I'd love to be entered in your contest!

  10. Great books this week! I really want to read Paranormalcy and Clockwork Angel.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am now following you as well and look forward to reading your reviews :)

  11. fab books!

    please add me to your contest kirstylouiseconnor (at)

  12. Oh wow, paranormalcy AND clockwork angel?? Lucky you!! ENjoy!!

    i'd love to enter :)

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  13. You got some great books this week. I got Clockwork Angel too but I haven't grabbed Paranormalcy yet. Hope you enjoy your novels!

    I'd love to enter your contest. I read the description for this book and it looks great!

    My e-mail:

  14. I'm currently reading Clockwork Angel, it's really good so far.(:

  15. So many great books! I'd love to win the Hourglass Door.
    reddyrat at gmail dot com
    Alison Can Read

  16. Great ,mailbox :D
    And oh cool, I am in
    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  17. Awesome stuff!

    Please count me in!

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

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  19. 1) Awesome books this week.

    2) Yay for giveaway! email=

  20. Great books this week! I really want to read Twenty Boy Summer!

    Enter me!

  21. Thanks for hosting! I like the no-nonsense rules! Please enter me. I am a follower.

    I too am having a contest - stop by The Wormhole and check it out - it ends tonight!

  22. You got some seriously great books this week. I've never heard of Heroes of the Valley or The Bloodlight Chronicles, but both look very interesting.

    Enjoy reading them :D

  23. I'd love to own this book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  24. Awesome contest! Please enter me.

    I follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  25. Great giveaway AND AMAZING BOOKS!I want Clockwork AND Paranormalcy so badly! I love the new look of your blog!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

  26. Awesome books! I loved Twenty Boy Summer, such a bittersweet story....And how cool, you got to meet Lisa Mangum! =)

  27. I'm a follower of course! You received some great books this week! Cool contest!

  28. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of Twenty Boy Summer! Enjoy your books. And I would love to be entered in the contest.


  29. Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance! I am a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  30. Got some fantastic reads there! So jealous you have Clockwork Angel.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and you can contact me at

  31. Clockwork Angel was a wonderful book. I hope you enjoy it! I am looking forward to reading Paranormalcy and Radiance as well.

  32. I loved CA and hope you do too!

    I would love to be entered- I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds like a great read.

  33. Twenty Boy Summer is such a beautiful story. It makes me smile when I see it in people's mailboxes.

    And I too would love to be entered in your contest. :)

    Happy reading Melissa!

  34. Clockwork Angel is an amazing book! And that Bloodlight looks amazing, I'm going to have to read it now!

    The Hourglass Door looks cool, I'd love to enter :)

    novapsych674 at aim dot com

  35. I would love to enter your contest.


    lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

  36. You got some great books this week Melissa - I've seen some fab reviews of Paranormalcy this week & really want to read it!

    Thanks for hosting the a great giveaway. I'm a follower already :o)

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

  37. Great books! Most of them are at the top of my wishlist :D
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    entrelibros_blog at

  38. Great IMM and thanks for the fantastic contest!


    alexreadsbooks at gmail dot com

  39. Fantastic books this week. I'm excited to read them all! :D And count me in for the giveaway! It sounds like a great read.


  40. Great mailbox and thank you thank you thank you for making this awesome contest international!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. Oh! Thanks for thinking of us at the signing and offering a giveaway!

    Please enter me. I'm a follower!
    missie at theunreadreader dot com

  42. I hadn't heard of The Hourglass Door before, but this sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Great IMM collection too, btw!

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  43. Count me in please! I am a follower
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  44. Such a great week! There are a few here I am wanting to get to... Paranormal and ClockWork Angel. Hope you enjoy them all and have a great week. :)

  45. You've got awesome books to read for this week, Melissa, hope you enjoy them all. =) I checked the summary for The Hourglass Door and I love it! nice giveaway!

  46. gfc follower, thanks for the contest
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  47. I have 'Twenty Boy Summer' out from the library right now... I meant to read it forever ago, but then I didn't for some reason.

    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway. You can contact me here -- amorrison916[at]hotmail[dot]com

  48. I'd love to enter the giveaway! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  49. How did I miss this giveaway. I so want to read this book!
    bkhabel AT gmail DOT com

  50. I'm in for this one too! magpie707 (at) gmail (dot) com

    (I star these posts bc I read them on my phone so that I can enter later... and then I always forget. Was going through my starred posts today, haha.)

    And thanks for the early bday wishes. I am bad with dates too, and I'm sure I didn't wish you a happy bday this year! (So happy late bday, even though I think it was in February or something.)

  51. Wish those books had shown up in my mailbox. I would love to enter your contest, thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

    GFC follower

    seriousreader at live dot com

  52. Thanks for the chance to win this! It sounds awesome!


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