In My Mailbox (57)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme where you declare to the internet the awesome books you got during the week AND THEN you go look at what the internet got and leave comments and make new friends. It is hosted by The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox Pile

Tower Of Books!

For Review:

The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood (accepted review copy for blog tour)
Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams (unsolicited paperback review copy) – I have the hardcover as well, so expect a giveaway when I read and review Miles From Ordinary
Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (Vine) – Pumped about this book because it’s contemporary, debut ALSO THERE IS A MAKEOVER INVOLVED.
Neversink by Barry Wolverton (Vine) – You guys, it’s pubbed by Walden Pond Press, so I know that I am in for an AWESOME middle grade read.
Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar (Netgalley) – Totally screamed when I got the approval. Trish is so awesome on twitter. AND Carla has been recommending SLN and I trust Carla implicitly.
Grave Mercy by RL LaFevers (Netgalley) – Please, we ALL got this book and it was a cheer heard round the world as everyone woke up to that Netgalley email and jumped around because HELLO fighting nuns and fantasy? THAT IS THE SHIT.
Awkward by Marni Bates (accepted copy for blog tour) – I read this the other night and LOVED it. Perfect breezy contemporary read. Look for my review and giveaway March 21st!!


The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (SIGNED)
Liesl And Po by Lauren Oliver (SIGNED)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (SIGNED)
Making Waves by Tawna Fenske (Kindle, it was 1.79 and Mary at The Book Swarm recommended her)
Shades Of Milk And Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (Kindle; only $2.99)


Invisible World by Suzanne Weyn (Okay, so every time I go to an Oblong Books signing, they let you browse their galleys and take one home and this one is about the Salem witch trials so it kept calling to me and I could NOT resist)

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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.
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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. Pandemonium! I have an ARC but I would love a finished copy. Awesome haul, April! 🙂

  2. Awesome haul this week, lady. Have fun nomming the books.

  3. I want to read The Unseen Guest SO BAD! I loved the first two Incorrigibles books. I’ll probably wait for the audiobook to come out though because Katherine Kellgren is a rock star narrator and she made those books come to life even more than they do on their own.

    I’ve heard Neversink is awesome. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

  4. Ooh I’m jealous of your Lauren Oliver signed books! I hope to meet her at a signing soon. Awkward sounds great- I’m always looking for contemporary recs.
    Something Like Normal sounds good too. I’ll have to remember that one.
    Happy reading April!

  5. Wow, you had an awesome week. 🙂 Where it began was a good book, it wasn’t one of my favorites but I am sure you will enjoy it. I am jealous of the signed copies of Liesl and Po and Pandemonium. I still need to pick up a finished copy of Pandemonium soon. ^_^ Hope you enjoy all of the books you got this week, and I appreciate you stopping by my IMM.

  6. Oh is Pandemonium out already? I had no idea! This is what happens when you don’t get much internet time anymore and you stop visiting book shops because you’re SUPPOSED to be on a book buying ban even though you keep sneaking onto the Book Depository … 😉

    These books sounds great. Looking forward to your thoughts!

  7. Hmm, I see some books I’ve never heard of. Will definitely have to check them out – especially the Salem Witch Trials one!

    Thanks for sharing your mailbox this week 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of them!

    My IMM:

  8. Very nice. I got a paper arc of Grave Mercy a few weeks ago. Great haul of books that you got. You always have such a diverse list of titles.


  9. Shades of Milk and Honey is REALLY good! And the second one comes out in April so perfect timing! I have Grave Mercy, and YES, so looking forward to it!
    YAY for signed books! Lauren is SUCH a sweetie! I loved meeting her last October.
    Enjoy your awesome books!

  10. Pandemonium rocks and I cannot wait to read Grave Mercy!

  11. DUDE, Neversink is the BOMB. I loved it. So freaking cute, and I reeeeally want a Puffin now!! 🙂

    Also I really need to buy Pandemonium soon! Want it right now. NEED it. Liesl & Po is totally cute and I also need to buy a finished copy of it. <3 I really loved it.

    happy reading!

  12. I feel that’s a pretty good summary of the blogoshpere’s reaction to Grave Mercy! Also I hadn’t heard of Neversink yet but ZOMG PUFFINS. SQUEE!!! Puffins are my favorite bird, I love them so freakin much, I cannot wait to hear more about this book. Luckily my library already had it in the catalog as on order, so request is in!

  13. I WANT WHERE IT BEGAN SOOOOO BADLY. THAT COVER. OOOOOOOMG. Everyone is getting Grave Mercy, haha. I resisted ’cause I’m getting a finished copy 😀

    Happy reading!

  14. I can’t wait to read Pandemonium. All the reviews that I have read on it are raving about it! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  15. Great IMM!! You got some really great books.
    Enjoy them all.
    Happry Reading!

  16. Great books. Come visit my mailbox.

  17. Oooo Salem Witch Trials! Can’t wait to see what you think of that one and then I’ll know if I should pick it up myself.;)

  18. Oh, awesome IMM! I’m super curious about, basically all of them! But especially The Butterfly Clues, Liesl and Po and Grave Mercy! And I SO need to read Delirium soon. o.o Like, real soon! Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by:)

  19. I can’t wait for Where It Began, I got it a few weeks ago and have been dying to dig into it! Something Like Normal AHHH! That is one of my most anticipated books of the year! Happy Reading 🙂

  20. I got “Where it began” from Vine too 😀

  21. I totally want to dance around for you and your awesome mailbox! And so glad you enjoyed Awkward – I have to read it soon for the blog tour so I’m excited to hear so many people are liking it! 🙂 And Grave Mercy! I hope to get to it soon. Fun mailbox, April – hope you enjoy them all!

  22. I seriously need to get my hands on Pandemonium to find out what happens next. I hope you enjoy everything else you got this week! Here’s my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  23. I NEED Pandemonium! And I love the sound of Awkward and Where it Began. Awesome mailbox!

  24. Thanks for stopping by YA’s the Word your IMM is massive! Loving the titles, and getting your books signed by Lauren Oliver, how fab.

  25. Yay for Something Like Normal! I can’t wait to read it. I curious to see what you think of Where It Began. I liked it! Enjoy all your new books.

  26. I LOOOOVE towers of books and yours sort of rocks! I love the cover of Awkward and of course Pandemonium! Enjoy

    Here is my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  27. Ashton Place, Awkward, and Where It Began are all supposed to be great! Have Liesl and Po on my TBR pile right now as well. 😉 Enjoy your books!


  28. Awesome about getting a signed copy of Pandemonium!!! I just added Awkward to my TBR & wishlist – sounds like I’ll like that one! Hope you enjoy all your new reads <3!
    -Heather/My IMM

  29. Great IMM! I love the cover of The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Unseen Guest! It looks beautiful! 🙂

    Enjoy your new books!

    My IMMthis week

  30. I’ve never heard of The Inncorrigible Children of Ashton Place but it has that look to it like Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. That book was really good so I’m VERY curious on this one 🙂

  31. The Incorrigible Children sounds so awesome.
    Mostly the title sounds so awesome and you know how this kid loves a middle grade read.

    I notice your links and I approve! MWAH.

  32. I really need to read the Lauren Oliver series! it sounds so good. I haven’t read any of your books but I hope you’ll enjoy them all!

  33. I’m excited for Grave Mercy and Where It Began, I hope you like them! The Butterfly Clues sounds really interesting, going to have to make sure that that one is on my list 🙂
    Enjoy your stack!!!

  34. Oh, I loved, loved, loved WHERE IT BEGAN – it’s fabulous so I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. I was also incredibly happy about the NetGalley email and can’t wait to start GRAVE MERCY; I expect it to be amazing. The other books you got are awesome, too, so I hope you’ll have a lot of fun reading them! 🙂

    Have a lovely week,

  35. fabulous books! and great netgalley grabs! i have not ready any of these titles…. *hits up goodreads lists!* happy reading!

  36. Neversink is a fabulous MG read! I think you’ll love it. I adore the The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place series!! I can’t wait to read your review of this one. Happy Reading! 🙂

  37. That tower of books looks absolutely lovely! I really want to read Awkward by Marni Bates 🙂

    Happy reading!
    Lovey Dovey Books’ IMM

  38. I think you could literally hear all the screaming and jumping from everyone when they got Grave Mercy. I have to admit there was a bit of jumping, and a high-fiving with my four year old over here(not that she knew what it was about) I hope you enjoy all your new books!

  39. I still haven’t read Delirium and I really need to.. everyone raves about it and then I can get to Pandemonium. I am going to check out Invisible World, I am from Massachusetts so the anything Salem related grabs my attention! Great list!

  40. Yup, I guess we all got Grave Mercy.
    I started it but I’m not sure… fighting nuns aside I’m not sure I like Ismae that much. We’ll see.
    Great haul and thanks for stopping by!

    Lisa O. @ The Nocturnal Library

  41. I wasn’t sure about Delirium, but it was good enough to make me want to read Pandemonium. Your lucky to get a signed copy. 😀
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  42. That’s quite a haul! I’m hoping to get my ARC of Pandemonium signed soon, and I have yet to read the Butterfly Clues (I know…shame on me!)

    Happy Reading!

    JJ iReads
    Check out what I got In My Mailbox this week

  43. Great pile! I really loved The Butterfly Clues!

  44. You have some great books this week. I have read The Butterfly Clues and really liked it, and not long finished Pandemonium.
    Enjoy your books!!!! and thanks for stopping by my IMM

  45. I’m really excited for Neversink! Gotta love talking animals :]
    I’m completely jealous of all your signed books! I’ve still yet to read Pandemonium and The Butterfly Clues, but I adored Liesl & Po <3

  46. so much awesomeness this week! enjoy! i heard great things about the book awkward.

    thanks for stopping by our blog. 🙂


  47. i was so excited when i got that grave mercy email, too. fighting nuns, hell yeah! great haul this week. incorrigibles looks awesome. i think my friend has it as well so i might just have to borrow. enjoy your books!

    my imm

  48. I liked Delirium, Pandemonium is in my TBR pile!

    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  49. Awesome tower of books! And you got a signed copy of Pandemonium! Talk about dying of jealousy! So cool! 😀

  50. Hi there,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! You got some awesome books this week! Pandemonium *squeeee* and of course, Grave Mercy! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    My IMM!

  51. Hi,how are you?

    Great IMM. Of those books you’ve received I read some books !
    My favorite of these is pANDEMONIUM I LIVE THIS BOOK. iS AMAZING.

  52. Great books! I purchased The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place just recently. There’s going to be a blog tour? Great! 🙂 Happy reading 😉

  53. Pandemonium!! *grabby hands*

  54. Hi April

    Loved your about me with your sunglasses. Sounds like me, working out, a good book and junk food lol. Looks like you picked up some exciting books for review, I look forward to seeing what you think.

    Great books this week. I hope you enjoy them all.
    Thanks for visiting my IMM post this week.

  55. Grave Mercy!!! WANT. BADLY. Well, I did grab it from NG but my newly acquired ereader and I are having words of the not-so-friendly kind. GM sounds so freaking badass.

    Eeee and you got signed Lauren Oliver books?! Lucky! I need to read Liesl and Po soon, since I’ve loved everything else by her. I finished Pandemonium yesterday and LOVED IT. But ashjkdsld, does she KNOW how to end a book without killing us?! *pulls at hair*

    Very eager to read Something Like Normal and The Butterfly Clues too! Enjoy your yummy books 🙂

  56. Something Like Normal! 😀 Started it yesterday and finished it in one go. Hope I can find the time to review it soon.

  57. Awesome, awesome mailbox this week! 😀 I’ve seen so many glowing reviews for most of these, especially Liesl & Po and Grave Mercy. They all look incredibly fantastic. I’m also completely in love with the sound of The Butterfly Clues. It just looks so different and incredibly fantastic. Hope you enjoy these!

    My IMM

  58. Great mailbox!! I love Lauren Oliver so much! So jealous you got signed books! I’m going to try to go to my local signing when she comes to my neck of the woods. Need to clear my schedule…

    Oh, and Grave Mercy is awesome. Love it.

  59. Dizneeee says

    Ahhh, looks like a great stack of books! I can’t wait to read Grave Mercy!!! Awkward’s cover looks adorable. I’ll have to read that one, especially since you loved it!