In My Mailbox (84) / Stacking The Shelves (5)

Sometimes, I’m just really grateful for a semi-chill week. Only one 12 hour work day last week AND I’ve been making an effort to read my Kindle during my lunch break. Plus, last week was filled with good reading. I read two books about vampires - The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle and Dracula by Bram Stoker via audio (FYI if you click the Dracula link, I’m pretty sure you can get the same version I was listening to for free because of the Whispersync promotion, it’s really very well done). It’s really getting me in the Halloween mood. How about you? Are you reading any Halloween books lately?

Right, so the books you all came to see! FYI I got this new app on my phone where you can screw with the colors and make space pictures so I thought I’d play with it for the mailbox post.

In My Mailbox Stacking The Shelves 5


Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Kindle) - Flora Segunda was one of the Amazon Daily Deals this week and as it’s a fantasy about a house with eleven thousand rooms and Nafiza gave it a good review, I plonked down the $1.99, hey the price was totally convincing.

For Review:

Ask The Passengers by AS King (Netgalley) – I am not even sure how to describe this. It’s GLBT about a girl sending her love to planes, but she also has a crush on a girl. Her family life sucks. Anyways, I am so excited to have this on my kindle, as I love a good contemporary book and I’ve heard AS King is great and I trust those recommendations so much that for my sister’s birthday, one of the books I ended up purchasing for her was Please Ignore Vera Dietz, so I am beyond excited to FINALLY read about book by AS King.

The Angel by Tiffany Reisz (unsolicited) – I actually already got a copy of this two weeks or so ago, but it was a bound copy and not like a nice finished copy like this one. I guess I should probably read this and The Siren soon.

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum (unsolicited) – Apparently this is the Terminator meets 1984. One word: EXCITED. Also? I made Tony come look at it this morning because it totally seems like a book he’d like. It’s one of those Alloy books, but again, Tony did enjoy the Pittacus Lore books, so chances are he’d like this. And yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m going to read it too.

Everbound by Brodi Ashton (unsolicited) – I was surprised by how much I loved Everneath, so getting Everbound in the mail was a FANTASTIC surprise and I cannot wait to rip into it and find out what happens with Nikki and Cole and Jack.

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (unsolicited) – I still haven’t read Under The Never Sky, I know, FAIL. However, I did say last week I hadn’t read Incarnate and felt bad about getting Asunder, so then, I ended up reading Incarnate during the week. So, I am thinking maybe next week, I’ll read Under The Never Sky.

Prophecy by Ellen Oh (unsolicited) – Okay, let’s be real, even if this did not come unsolicited, I would TOTALLY be ordering it. The blurb says Graceling meets Eon. HELLO THOSE ARE TWO APRIL BOOKS AND THIS IS SUCH A ME BOOK AND I AM JUST FLAILING ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH EXCITEMENT. AHHH.

Wonder Woman: Power Outage by Michael Teitelbaum (unsolicited) – Yay another DC comics Choose Your Own Adventure! I did finish the previous one I had gotten in the mail this morning, Batman: Super Villains Strike, so I am optimistic about this one as well.

In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:

Yesterday, I decided to be proactive about my TBR piles and have a 10 Book Weekend. Right now as of 3:30 p.m., I am 54 pages away from finishing book four! Yay!

I fangirled ALL OVER The Crown Of Embers by Rae Carson in my review and contemplate learning to hack.

Rae Carson stopped by to answer a few questions AND gave a teaser for THE BITTER KINGDOM.

In which I attempt a Western-flavored romance and review Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels, a book I got for free on my Kindle in May 2011.

Turns out, I actually loved The Diviners by Libba Bray more than A Great And Terrible Beauty. Looks like miracles do happen.

Memphis from The Diviners gives the scoop on poetry and Harlem. Also? You can totally enter to win a SIGNED hardcover of The Diviners by clicking here.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn totally messed with my mind and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE.

Allison recounts the Top Ten Bookish People she’d like to meet in real life. Note: Can we please just have a Hawaii retreat? Yes?

I guess Allison and I are both fangirls for gamers. Allison reviews Insignia by SJ Kincaid and gives it a glowing review.

I’m pretty sure I will always love books about fictional rodents, as observed in my review of Malcolm At Midnight by WH Beck.

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

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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.
About April (Books&Wine)

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. So many good books! I’m super jealous for TtEN and Prophecy!!!

  2. THE PROPHECY!!! So so excited for that. Hope it’s good. 😀

  3. Oh God. I’m so jealous of all those Harper Teen ARC’s. In fact I’m salivating over them. Great haul.


  4. ACK! Prophecy! One of the books I’m dying for. I’m hoping Prophecy, and Everbound and Through the Ever Night, get the April Seal of Approval!

  5. Great books, April!!! I think I’m most excited for ASK THE PASSENGERS — it looks super good!

    Thanks for sharing — and happy reading!

  6. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

    My IMM

  7. What a great haul. I’m super jealous about Prophecy. Serious case of envy 🙂 Enjoy

  8. I’m just hung up on the whole Wonder Woman thing!! (My 4 year old wants to be her for Halloween – assuming I can figure out a costume!)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  9. I love the pretty colours! And I need to get my hands on The Hallowed Ones! I’ll be buying it for my Kindle when it comes out on Tuesday! ALSO OMG PROPHECY. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Great books! I love how you get hardcopies too… most of mine tend to be ebooks, which just aren’t the same. I hope you enjoy them all! 🙂

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My Stacking the Shelves

  11. I’m so with you there April with regards to Prophecy and it’s Graceling/Eon reminiscent. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY GRUBBY HANDS ON IT! Revolution 19 also looks like something that will be a winner with that Terminator/1984 pitch. Dystopians are kind of getting less and less original but I’m waiting for that day for a totally original Dystopian to come out of the works – and this might be one of them (hopefully!).

  12. Hey April! Sorry for my lack of commenting lately… I was away for basically all of August and then couldn’t catch up until now. You’ll be seeing a lot more of me now, though!

    Awesome haul! I haven’t read the first books in the Everneath or Never Sky series, but I’ve been meaning to. They sound really good. Happy reading!

  13. I screamed when I saw Prophecy. Read it and tell me how much you like it or hate it whatever. I just want to know. It sounds sooo amazing.

  14. Look at you with your sequels!

  15. Oh! Through the Ever Night! I really liked Under the Never Sky. Hope you enjoy 🙂

  16. OMG, so envious of Everbound and Through the Never Sky! Great pile.

  17. OHMYGOSH WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL BOOKS? Seriously, this is an AMAZING book haul! Revolution 19 is a novel I am really curious about and I can’t wait to read Everbound as I loved the mixture of romance and mythology in Everneath. Through the Ever Night is my most anticipated book EVER EVER EVER and I would honestly beg you to allow me to borrow it for a week after you’re done with it. If you lived in the US. 😉 Prophecy is another one I’m anticipating, but I’m a little nervous that it’ll be too similar to Graceling and Eon, so I hope it’s unique! I can’t WAIT for all your reviews to come out now, April! Happy Reading! 😀

  18. What an awesome haul, hun! Ask the Passengers sounds really interesting, I hope you enjoy it and for some reason I got really excited to see Through The Ever Night even though, like you, I have not read book 1!

  19. Ellen Oh’s book looks interesting! Hope you end up loving it.

  20. Fabulous haul this week! Happy Reading! 🙂


  21. WONDER WOMEN!!! I love seeing this in your STS! How cool. Harper Teen delivered some fabulous goodies this week. I can’t wait to divine into these. I’m looking forward to your reviews. HAPPY READING!!!!

  22. OMG, your haul this week is amazing. I want like all of those things. haha. I hope they are wonderful!

  23. Just added Prophecy to my TBR pile because let’s be real, it sounds EPCI! Great book haul this week and btw-the app you got makes your picture looks all sorts of pretty!

  24. Flora Secunda is totally on my ‘I seriously need to read this list’! It looks so up my alley and completely enchanting, I’m shocked I haven’t seen more people mention it. And dude, totally with you on Prophecy, I hope it’s awesome. Good luck finishing up your 10 books for the weekend!

  25. Ah! So jealous you got Through the Ever Night! I need it ASAP 🙂

  26. Awesome haul. Seriously excited about Ask the Passengers—AS King’s books are always just a little bizarre but so, so good! Really looking forward to Everbound and Prophecy, too!

  27. Awesome books! Happy reading 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by.

  28. I want to read Prophecy and hope you love it.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  29. Yeah, I’m gonna need you to go ahead and read and review Prophecy for me ASAP, mmmkay? So if you could go ahead and do that, that’d be awesome. I’m very curious.

  30. Look at all your goodies! You must let me know how EVERBOUND and PROPHECY is! 🙂

  31. OMG!! Everbound!!! *cries* I so need that book. Ask the Passengers sounds really good. Revolution 19 does too!! Great haul!

  32. Ask the Passengers sounds fantastic. Hope your first A.S. King experience is a good one! Revolution 19 looks like my kind of book too. Love the special effect space photo also. Have a good week, April, and happy reading!

  33. Wow, awesome book haul last week for you. I SO want Everbound!!

    – Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  34. I need to read Everneath, like yesterday!!! I think I’ll love it I just need to get to it. Argh. Enjoy your pretties!