In My Mailbox (55)

In My Mailbox is a lovely meme where we post pictures or a vlog or a list of the awesome books we obtained during the week then visit other blogs to awkwardly gawk at the books they got during the week. This barrel of fun is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox, Breathless Reads Books, Review Books

Baby Make Me Lose My Breath!

For Review:

Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr (Unsolicited)
Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Unsolicted and SO EXCITED, I JUST CAN’T HIDE IT)
The Académie by Susanne Dunlap (Netgalley)
Tessa Masterson WILL Go To Prom by Brendan Halpin And Emily Franklin (Netgalley, SUPER EXCITED BECAUSE THESE TWO ARE FANTASTIC AUTHORS)
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker (Netgalley)
Rock On by Denise Vega (Netgalley, and totally awesome because it was in this email widget and I just LOVE THAT OPTION – well played, Little Brown, well played)

Gifted from Allison at The Allure Of Books:

Friends, I totally screamed when I saw the package and then was in a fantastic mood for the rest of the day, which just goes to show how much a small gesture from a great friend can mean. 🙂

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer (Sci-Fi, MG, HECK YES)
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (FINALLY! I’m excited to be reading this just like all the other cool kids)
I Am J by Cris Beam (I’m ridiculously excited for I Am J, y’all have no idea!)


So, last night was Breathless Reads Tour and a whole ton of driving (8 hours, bitchez), hence no post yesterday from me. BUT lots of new books purchased.

Once We Were Kings by Ian Alexander (It was FREE on Kindle)
The Templar’s Seduction by Mary Reed McCall (Kindle Deal Of The Day, yo)
Legend by Marie Lu
Across The Universe by Beth Revis
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (My Review Here)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. That is one awesome mailbox! 🙂 I NEED to read Born Wicked soon! And A Million Suns for that matter.

  2. I’m going to Breathless Reads on Tuesday! I sooo cannot wait. You had a really fantastic week. I’m excited about Shadow and Bone too.

    And yes, you MUST read a Melina Marchetta book asap. She’s just amazing. AMAZING.

  3. Ohhh my gosh. AWESOME haul! I’m so excited for The Académie it’s ridiculous.

    My IMM

  4. I really enjoyed Legend, and Across the Universe/A Million Suns are a couple of my favourite reads! They’re excellent. I hope you enjoy them!

  5. What a great mailbox! I wish the Breathless Reads Tour was even as close as an 8 hour drive. Unfortunately…

    I have Catching Jordan on my Kindle but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I want to be one of the cool kids too!

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  6. I’ve heard so many people love Born Wicked, hope you enjoy it.(:

  7. Jac @ For Love and Books says

    The Academie is high on my Wishlist…. But I’m so behind with netgalley that I will just snag it when it finally comes out.

    I can’t wait for you to review Catching Jordan! (translation: I really hope this is one ou review 😉 ) I adored that book so much!!

    Jac @ For Love and Books

  8. Awesome books this week! I have Catching Jordan and both of Beth Revis’ books waiting for me to get to them. I hope you enjoy Legend…It was really good.

  9. I got Redwood Bend a couple of weeks ago, I’m very excited to read it!
    Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox

  10. I see your Saved By The Bell shoutout and I LOVE IT.

    And also, Shadowcry sounds AMAZEBALLS. Yay for bloggers who are awesome and share rad books!

  11. I LOVE that you drove 8 hours for books haha– and from the sounds of it, it was totally worth it!! I really want to read Across the Universe by Beth Revis, I’ve heard such great things about it and it’s different than what I usually read– Nightshade is another one that I’m dying to get into, oh! And Legend by Marie Lu also! Haha, you have a lot of books this week that I really need to start reading 😉

    If you’d like you can check out the awesome books I got in my mailbox this week, just click the link below! 😉

    Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

  12. Shadow and Bone seems to be hot this week! Sounds great. I’ve requested it from NetGalley, but haven’t got a response yet. Keeping my fingers crossed! Enjoy all your great books!

  13. You have an awesome loot here, April. I borrowed The Only Ones from our library but I have not gotten around to opening it yet. Shadow and Bone also looks particularly tempting. You have got to have a system to read all these lovely books! 🙂 Enjoy them!

    Here’s ours over at GatheringBooks:

  14. So many great books, I think you’re going to have a huge TBR pile, lol.
    Legend sounds really good.

    Happy Reading!

  15. Catching Jordan!! SO GOOD! I’m listening to Born Wicked right now and it’s really good. Enjoy, April! 🙂

    Our IMM!

  16. Shadow and Bone sounds AMAZING and I can’t wait to read it either. Did you see that hot MAP that the author posted the other day? Seriously, fantasy maps? I can’t contain myself.
    Shadowcry has been on my kindle for awhile and I really want to read it soon, too. Holla to Allison for such awesome books!
    I can’t wait for you to read Catching Jordan. It was gooooood!!!

  17. Dang, girl. You HAULED it in this week–so many great books, especially those you bought on the Breathless Tour (wish they were coming somewhere near me! You gave great tweet on it, btw). I just got Shadow and Bone on NG and can’t wait to dive in. Happy reading!

  18. I have Nightshade sitting on my shelf but i haven’t gotten to it yet! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

  19. I love how excited you get over books; it makes me smile! Great haul this week and can’t wait to see what you think of them!

  20. Congrats on all your book awesomeness.

  21. I was at the Breathless Reads Tour @ NYC and it was so much fun! I hope you had a wonderful time and enjoy all your new books!

    Come Check Out My Mailbox!

  22. Great IMM. I still want to read the Nightshade series. I hope you enjoy them!

    Happy Reading!
    Thanks for stopping by my IMM.


  23. So many good books! How fun that you went to Breathless Reads and picked up some lovely signed books. I’ve been wanting to read Catching Jordan for awhile too – hope you love it. And Rock On sounds great. Enjoy all your cool new reads!

  24. Great list! I have never read a Robyn Carr book, but I have to do it. I know there are a lot of fans. Enjoy all of your great books.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  25. Amazing haul! You got so many books I’m pining for! Born Wicked looks amazing. Happy reading!

    Check out my IMM!


  27. Shadow & Bone looks SO GOOD. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 And I spent about $80 on books at the tour yesterday . . . totally worth it when the authors are willing to sign every one.

  28. So many great books! I’m hoping to pick up a copy of Born Wicked soon. Hope you had a great time at the Breathless tour!

  29. That is a great mailbox! I have a bit of book drooling going on!

  30. Born Wicked is really awesome! I also got Shadow and Bone, can’t wait to start it! 🙂 Enjoy all of your books!

    My IMM

  31. I wish the Breathless Tour came here! I have all of them on my wishlist, though I did get an ARC of Born Wicked this week 😀

  32. I got Catching Jordan, too! So after we both read it, we can both join the cool kids club, lol. I’m really interested to know what you think about Across the Universe and A Million Sun….. And Legend, because I’ve yet to read that! Awesome, awesome haul for you this week! 🙂

  33. Nice lot of books there. I’m really curious about Born Wicked. Looks great

  34. I haven’t read Catching Jordan yet either, but now that you have it I feel like I’m officially going to be picked last for dodgeball. I really need to get on that! I just ordered Born Wicked myself, and am totally excited for Tessa Masterson! Cheers. =)

  35. Breathless Reads tour! So jelly. Born Wicked looks FANTASTIC–finished copy–drool. And Legend was ah-mazing. Day is my life.

    Happy reading! My IMM:

  36. That is an impressive stack. I’m glad you had fun on your trip. A Million Suns is on my TBR list. I’ll be interested to see your thoughts on it when you get to it.

  37. Fantastic stack of books!! I got Shadow & Bone, too this week, and it was like a firework show when I pulled it out of the package—lots of ooooo’s and aaaaah’s LOL. GAH…the Breathless tour! So jealous. I WISH i could squeeze in a drive down to LA next week to attend!

    Enjoy this lovely stack!

  38. Great haul, I’m very much looking forward to read The Académie. Netgalley is awesome!

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
    My IMM

  39. Wow. great books April! I loved ATU and think I loved A Million Suns even more (which hardly ever happens with a series)

  40. LOOK at all that prettiness!!! Goodness gracious. I have both ATU and AMS but haven’t read either. I think I’m intimidated by the largeness of the books. Which is weird, but seriously, lately it’s been taking me like a week to finish a book that’s over 350 pages. It’s PATHETIC.

    Born Wicked looks amazing, too. Enjoy all your beautiful reads!

  41. Catching Jordan is just so good – I hope that you really enjoy it. Personally I can’t wait to read Smoke and Bone after all this hype and I was so disappointed when I was rejected on NG for The Academie.

    Enjoy all your books and happy reading!

  42. Very envious of Shadow and Bone, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it! I loved Dairy Queen, so I need to get a copy of Catching Jordan and compare the two:)

  43. Great books!!! I cannot wait to read Born Wicked 🙂 Great IMM post.
    Kayla @ Simply Kayla’s Book Reviews
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  44. Breathless Reads hits my town on Friday–I’m SO excited! I need to get my hands on Bloodrose, stat!

  45. Ooh wow lots of goodies here! Legend is a lot of fun and I got Born wicked too I can’t wait to dig into it! Fabulous haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  46. Sara @ upon a love story says

    Awesome haul of books! I see catching jordan in that pile I cannot wait to get my hands on that book!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Sara @ upon a love story

  47. LOVE the books you picked up at the Breathless Reads Tour. Enjoy your goodies from this past week. Happy Reading!

  48. Oh cool, I had no idea that Halpin and Franklin are doing another book together. Looking forward to your review of that one!

    I still don’t have Catching Jordan. 🙁 🙁 🙁 I need to get on the bandwagon to be one of the cool kids.

  49. GREAT books! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. I loved Across the Universe… can’t wait to read A Million Suns.

  50. I really enjoyed legend and nightshade. I just got born wicked today.

    Looks like you have some good books.

  51. Wowowowo AWESOME haul!!! I hope you can find some time to read everything!!!

  52. Ah, Shadow and Bone sounds sooo good.

    8 hours for a road trip is nothing. Try spending 12 plus hours in the car while moving (not fun). =)

    Awesome haul this week!!!!

  53. GAH, I am DYING to read Shadow & Bone. I have an ARC, but I can’t read it until I’ve caught up with my review pile. *sniffle* it looks SO GOOD, right? I might’ve read the first few chapters.

    happy reading!

  54. Great haul!! I have read A Million Suns already (well listened to on audio) and it was quite good. Happy Reading!

  55. I just read A Million Suns this week and LURVED it. I really stinkin loved Across the Universe because it’s Sci-Fi and I go for all that stuff, but A Million Suns was even better. So yay for you to get them both. No sophomore slump there. It only goes up, my friend. It only goes up.

    I grabbed Unbreak My Heart from NetGalley too. You know, contemps and all. We shall see. I’ve done four so far and I have liked them all. But this one looks like a tearjerker. CONGRATULATE ME ON MY CONTEMP-NESS!

  56. Um. Can you say GREEN?! ‘Cause that’s the color I am right now! 😉

    So jealous that you’ve already been to the Breathless Reads Tour! I’ll be going on Wednesday, but still! The book I am most looking forward to buying there is BORN WICKED. I could have bought it beforehand, but for some reason, it was important to wait.

    Can’t wait to see what you think about all these fabulous reads 🙂 Enjoy!

    (By the way, thanks for stopping by BlookGirl earlier. I appreciate your comment!)

  57. Oh awesome! I can’t wait to see your reviews on all of these 🙂

  58. Awesome haul! I loved Across the Universe and A Million Suns and got Legend this week and can’t wait to read it! The Breathless Reads Tour sounds like it was an awesome event! I also want to read Born Wicked and The Only Ones and I’ve just added Shadow & Bone to my TBR list.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and happy reading!

  59. You got some awesome books girl! I wish the Breathless Tour would’ve been closer to me. I went last year and loved it.

  60. WOW so many sweet titles. I got Born Wicked this week too. Isn’t the cover gorgeous? Enjoy your books.

  61. I can’t wait to read A Million Suns because Across the Universe was really good!

  62. Oh gosh! So many awesome books there. Legend, Across the Universe, A Million Suns, Nightshade, Born Wicked…. and that’s just a few! LOL. Awesome IMM. 😀 Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by:)