Saturday, August 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (47)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

I'm Alison (on the off chance you couldn't guess that from the name of my blog). I review Young Adult novels with a few Middle Grade books and a weekly manga feature.

For Review

*I've had both of these for a few weeks and kept forgetting to post them on IMM.


Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
*Already finished - It's wonderful!!!
*Thanks for NetGalley


Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
*Finished. Very enjoyable.
*Thanks to Galley Grab

Bought



Dream Dark by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
*Because I can't wait until Beautiful Chaos comes out!

Library Stash

My first Sarah Dessen novels!!!


Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
*Already finished and adored it!!!


The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen


Sand Chronicles vols. 4 - 10 by Hinako Asihara


Kekkaishi vols. 4 - 8 by Yellow Tanabe

CD Stash


Follow Me Down by Sarah Jarosz

144 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Sarah Dessen! Those two are some of my favorites of hers! Great books!

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  2. I've yet to read a Sarah Dessen book, myself. Glad you loved your first one! I'll get to it someday. Also glad you enjoyed Witchlanders. Happy reading!

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  3. I adored Just Listen too! Enjoy all your new books.

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  4. I read a few Sarah Dessen novels many, many years ago. I barely remember them. Can't wait to see your reviews so I can see if I should pick some up at the library to re-read! :) Enjoy!

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  5. I love Sarah Dessen novels. So glad to hear that you adored JUST LISTEN. I also loved THE IRON KNIGHT. It's my favorite of the Iron Fey series :)

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  6. Great stuff this week. I loved The Iron Knight too! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Kristina
    http://ladybugstorytime.blogspot.com/

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  7. Your first Sarah Dessen novels?! *gasp* Yay!! So glad you loved 'Just Listen'! =)

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  8. Congrats on your first Sarah Dessen novels! I can't wait for you to read The Truth About Forever, it is by far my favorite Sarah Dessen Novel!

    Enjoy!

    My IMM here: http://themortalslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-16.html

    - Amanda

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  9. I'm reading The Iron Knight now, and I'm loving it. I've only read one SD novel, but I plan to read more.

    Great mailbox Alison. Good to know you've enjoyed these so far.

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  10. OMG Sarah Dessen's "Just Listen" is awesome, I really hope you like it as much as I did! :)

    Also, seeing the Iron Knight makes me so excited to read the rest of the series! (I've only read the very first book so far, but I loved it).

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  11. Glad you enjoyed The Iron Knight! I'm reading it now- so excited to see how the series ends. I've heard good things about Sarah Dessen's books. Glad you adored Just Listen.
    Happy reading :)

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  12. I still haven't read any Sarah Dessen either! I have Witchlander from GalleyGrab too, hope to finish it soon.

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  13. Sarah Dessen is my auto-buy author. You picked great books of hers to start with. I also recommend This Lullaby.



    - Mary [Anxirium]
    [IMM]

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  14. I haven't read any Sara Dessen books yet, they look interesting though. I love The Iron Fey and the Beautiful Creature's series! Happy reading :)

    Here is my IMM

    http://bumpsintheroad1.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-august-14-2011.html

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  15. The Iron Knight looks great! I really need to catch up on this series.

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  16. Great mailbox!
    Just Listen is amazing, isn't it? *love* Enjoy the rest of your books! :)

    Here is my IMM: http://tinyurl.com/3wuce8a
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  17. Glad you liked The Iron Knight! And The Truth About Forever is my favourite Dessen book - happy reading :).

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  18. I can't wait to read The Iron Knight! I love Sarah Dessen, I hope you enjoy her books!

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  19. Dude, I love Sarah Dessen! Got The Iron Knight on Netgalley too! Super excited to read it! Enjoy your books!

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  20. Loved the Iron Knight as well! I used to read Sarah Dessen back before I became a paranormal only reader! Did really enjoy her books, so hope you do too! Happy Reading!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  21. I am excited to read Iron Knight. I am hoping to get that done this week. Looks like you got some fantastic books!

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  22. Oh wow! Another Iron Knight book! It seems to be going around mailboxes the past few months. Enjoy your great reads this week! =)

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  23. Eeek! The Iron Knight! I still need to read it. I loved Witchlanders, too. I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts on that one.

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  24. I've never read anything by Sarah Dessen. I am trying to read more contemporary this summer, though, so maybe I'll get there one day.
    :)

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  25. I really should start reading mangas again I just don't have a clue where to start! I still read Bleach but that's about it, and found Love Hina and those sorts quite repetitive. I love the dark mangas. Elfen Lied was AMAZING.

    Once Upon A Time

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  26. I also haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen but I plan on rectifying that soon!! Great IMM! Have a nice sunday:D

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  27. Oooo I haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen yet either, I need to get on that! So glad you loved the Iron Knight, I'm really excited to start that one:) Fabulous books this week Alison!

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  28. The Truth About Forever is so cute, you'll enjoy it :)

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  29. Ooh, thanks for the recommendations of which Sarah Dessen books to check out! I've heard so many good things about her!

    I also got Iron Knight from Netgalley and just couldn't get into it.. :( I really wanted to like it, but halfway thru, I just couldn't do it anymore.. some of it was good, but it just wasn't grabbing me (unfortunately)

    Thanks for checking out my IMM!

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  30. Iron Knight was so good!!! Love the Iron Fey series. And Ash. I love Ash :)

    Just Listen is my favorite Sarah Dessen novel. It was the first one I read of hers, too :)

    My IMM

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  31. Mmm The Iron Knight - I want to read these books! *green eyes*

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  32. YAY for Iron Knight! You will love Sarah Dessen. Happy reading :D

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  33. I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to read anything by Sarah Dessen. I must do something about that!

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  34. I'm so excited for The Iron Knight! I also have a bunch of Sarah Dessen books on my tbr list, but haven't read any of them. Glad to hear you liked it!

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  35. Ooooh! Witchlanders was so good! I loved it and I hope you do too.

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  36. Those two Sarah Dessen books are among my top three favorites of hers ("This Lullaby" is the other one that makes that list). Her books are always such a wonderful break from all of the paranormal YA that I read.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I'm a new follower of your blog, too!

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  37. Yay for starting Sarah Dessen's books!! I've only read two so far - The Truth About Forever and What Happened to Goodbye. I absolutely LOVE The Truth About Forever!! Wes <3 Oooh and you have Dream Dark, I hope that's good! I can't wait for Beautiful Chaos. Great haul this week, enjoy!

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  38. I just read my first Sarah Dessen book too, I loved it!

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  39. Witchlanders looks so good!! And Sarah Dessen's books are awesome :) I hope you enjoy all you got!

    Here's my IMM!

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  40. Great stuff this week! I like Sarah Dessen's work, some more than others. hope you enjoy everything!

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  41. Love Sarah Dessen! Some are better than others, but all are enjoyable.

    Dream Dark was great, but only made me want the next book more!

    Happy reading!
    Amanda
    Letters Inside Out - My IMM

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  42. I loved the Iron Knight!! It was a great conclusion to an awesome series!

    I also got Dream Dark last week!! Can't wait to read it!

    check out my in my mailbox!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-7.html

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  43. I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover but Witchlanders looks cool.

    I picked up The Truth About Forever last week. I still need to read it.

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  44. Great mailbox. Witchlanders looks intriguing.

    Enjoy!

    M

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  45. Enjoy all your books - I can't wait to read The IRon Knight!

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  46. ohhhhhhh i repeat ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.... i've died and come back in book heaven... ohhhhhh....

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  47. I just read my first Sarah Dessen book too. It was This Lullaby. So good.

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  48. i liked witchlanders too! the iron knight...not so much, unfortunately.

    and yay for the sarah dessen books! i've only read about two of her books, yet, but i own quite a few so i can't wait to get to them! they're always such fun reads.

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  49. I adore Sarah Dessen's books and 'The Truth About Forever' is my favorite of hers. I have the Iron Knight waiting patiently in my Kindle and I will definetely read it next.

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  50. SARAH DESSEN and The Iron Knight! Dessen is an excellent author! Have fun reading her books!

    Thanks for stopping by Readers Unite! Happy reading!

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  51. I think you will enjoy Dessen--she's a great contemp writer. I still haven't read either the Beautiful Creatures series or the Iron Knights. But they are on my TBR! Thanks for visiting. I'm not in MN, I'm in Illinois (southern, not Chicago)

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  52. I so want to read Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa! :)

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  53. I've never read a Sarah Dessen book, but I want to! They look so good!! Enjoy! :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier! :)

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  54. I didn't know Stohl and Garcia had another book. I'll have to check it out. Happy reading!

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  55. Really want to get hold of Witchlanders some day...Sarah Dessen doesn't really look like my kind of thing. Need to check out The Sand Chronicles one day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  56. I LOVE Sarah Dessen! I'm glad that you enjoyed the book you read by her!

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  57. Great books, i need to read the iron fae series soon, im hearing such great things.

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  58. Great IMM! I love Sarah Dessen's books. They're awesome! :D

    Hope you enjoy your books!

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  59. I can't wait to read Dream Dark. I've got so much going on I think I'll have to wait a little on that one. Good reading list this week. Happy Reading! :-)

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  60. Oooh Dream Dark, yes please! I'm almost finished Witchlanders...seriously, going to do that riiiiiight now!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sake.

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  61. I've never read any Sarah Dessen - think I should maybe give her a go??

    Lovely stash of books!!

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  62. I love the iron fey series!
    The iron knight is on my netgalley tbr!
    I have heard great things about sarah dessen! But I am still a little hesitant to start it!
    Doesn't seem like my type!
    Hope you enjoy your pile!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Xo

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  63. great books your library has a great selection :)Happy reading

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  64. I haven't read any Sarah Dessen books either, but I have 3 or 4 sitting on my shelf.

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  65. *SQUEE!* i've been wanting to read Witchlanders forever!!! Thank you for stopping by and happy reading!

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  66. Fun stuff! Witchlanders looks good. Enjoy :)

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  67. My niece loves Sarah Dessen - I haven't read anything by her but I think I might need to and I love the cover of The Truth About Forever.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  68. Witchlanders intrigues me...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

    Nora, The Bookery

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  69. I can't wait for Beautiful Chaos either! And I really need to start reading the Iron Fey Series. I've heard so much about it and haven't had the chance to pick it up.

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog!
    :) Alexis
    http://yabooksbeyondthecover.blogspot.com

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  70. Great IMM! I also read Just Listen and really liked it!

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  71. Great haul! I love The Truth About Forever :}
    Someone Like You & Dreamland are also really great by her :3

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  72. Really nice haul! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice blog layout! New follower as well!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  73. I'm so glad you got Sarah Dessen, she's amazing!

    I'm currently reading Witchlanders which is great so far!

    My Mailbox

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  74. Oooh, I'm glad you liked The Iron Knight. I'm eager to get to that one and Witchlanders once I finish some of the early e-books that will expire first. And I think you've inspired me to finally buy Dream Dark.

    Enjoy your books!

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  75. looking forward to The Iron Knight! {great reads}

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  76. Thanks for visiting my blog! I can't wait to read The Iron Knight! Happy Reading :)

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  77. I'm reading The Iron Queen now. I enjoy the series. Sad that it's ending. Witch lands looks interesting. Enjoy your books!

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  78. Those look great! Esp Iron Knight! Glad you liked it. I'm SO curious about that series. I've been hearing great things.

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  79. Hope you're liking Sand Chronicles. I adored them.

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  80. Very nice mailbox Allison. Yes I'm back from the conference. Come visit me as well if you get the chance.

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  81. Fantastic books and such this week! Glad you liked Iron Knight. Happy Reading!

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  82. Great Mailbox =)
    You should definitely try Richelle Mead's Succubus series ^^ her Dark Swan series is great to!

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  83. Great bunch of books. Can't wait to read Iron Knight myself. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you had a great weekend:)

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  84. I loved The Iron Knight, too. It was so amazing! I just love Ash! :D haha

    Oooh I've read a couple of Sarah Dessen's books, but I think I'll have to check those two out now, too! :D

    Happy Reading, Alison! I hope you enjoy your book, and thanks for stopping by my IMM and commenting! :D
    Ambur

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  85. Glad to see you enjoy Just Listen- that's my favorite Dessen book. The Truth About Forever is pretty great as well. Happy reading! :)

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  86. Oh, Sarah Dessen!! Nice list. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

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  87. Kekkaishi rocks! So does Sand Chronicles. But you already know that :)

    Great mailbox this week - Enjoy!

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  88. What a haul! So glad to see you enjoyed these.
    Thanks for stopping by The Bookish Babes.

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  89. I hope you like the Sarah Dessen novels! I've tried reading one of them and just couldn't get into it. Maybe I need to try a different one. Anyone have a recommendation? :)

    Happy Reading!

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  90. Great haul ... I enjoyed Kekkaishi myself and would love to read the Iron Fey series ... happy reading!

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  91. I keep meaning to buy Dream Dark. Glad to hear you loved Just Listen - I have it but haven't read it yet. Great mailbox!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  92. Sand Chronicles sounds so good, as does Kekkaishi.

    I should really read Beautiful Creatures one day, especially since I keep hearing such great things about them. =)

    Happy reading.

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

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  93. TIK is SO GOOD!!! I hope you enjoy it :)
    I still need to read some of Sarah's book. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews. Happy Reading!

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  94. I am dying to read The Iron Knight! Enjoy your reading.

    Mary
    @sweepingme

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  95. I have some of the Iron King books in my TBR pile.

    Enjoy your books. :)

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  96. Love Sarah Dessen, and Witchlanders looks interesting. I am just on The Iron Daughter, but I need to grab the Iron Knight while its on NetGalley!

    Happy Reading

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  97. I love Sarah Dessen!! The Truth About Forever is my favorite Dessen novel, so I hope you love it. Happy reading! :)

    Thanks for stopping by at my IMM.

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  98. Iron Knight was so fantastic!

    I can't wait to read Witchlanders- it sounds so good!

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  99. The Truth About Forever was my first Dessen! I have Just Listen and Lock and Key to read as well, but I haven't gotten around to them :( I love her books though!

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  100. Got some awesome books this week, huh? Enjoy!

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  101. Witchlanders sounds amazing! Happy reading!

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  102. I also finished reading The Iron Knight, I love it. I never heard the Follow Me Down but it looks interesting. thanks for stopping by. :)

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  103. I can't wait to read the Dessen books I got this week too - and I hope that you enjoy all of yours!!
    Happy reading!

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  104. Just Listen is the only Sarah Dessen book that I've read so far too. I really like it. Happy reading!

    Win an ARC of The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

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  105. Fantastic books! I really need to start the Iron Fey series---I have the first three, just haven't read them yet! Witchlanders looks amazing, I need to start that one soon, too!

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  106. Ooo, The Iron Knight! I need to catch up on that series. Great IMM!

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  107. I haven't read any Sarah Dessen yet, but I plan to give her a try soon. I love that cover on Witchlanders. Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

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  108. A great bunch/stash/haul whatever you want to call it of books this week. I'm glad you liked Witchlanders. I'm 1/3 of the way through it. Boy, I'm hooked.

    What do you think of the Iron Knight series? I've not read any of the books yet.

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  109. Ooo, a Dessen reader! And I have to get my hands on Witchlanders since I've heard nothing but good things about it. The Iron Knight was AWESOME. Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

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  110. I have only read This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen... didn't quite like it but liked her writing. I need to check out her other books. Hope you enjoy them all!

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  111. Dream Dark, Speechless!!!!
    The Iron Knight!!! I now mute for the rest of my life... LOL nice IMM. Hope you enjoy them

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  112. Yea! I loved The Iron Knight! I'm glad you did, as well. :) Happy reading!

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  113. I want to read Iron Fey series... it's on my TBR list. So many books to read, I have so little time! ;P You have awesome books!!

    Here's my IMM

    April

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  114. I like that there are mangas on the list. I've watched the anime version of Kekaishi. Its not easy looking for mangas here and often they are expensive. if only libraries offer them here...

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  115. I've been wanting to read Witchlanders for a while now. Hopefully I'll get a chance to read it.

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  116. Wow brilliant mailbox!

    Enjoy :)

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  117. I loved The Iron Knight, and Witchlanders looks amazing! :) I'm not a fan of Sarah Dessen, but I'm glad you enjoyed them :D Happy reading!

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  118. Hi Alison, thanks for stopping by my blog. :) I have Iron Knight too and now I can't wait to start reading it since you said you enjoyed it. I also have a few Sarah Dessen novels though I haven't started them yet.

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  119. Both review books are series' I've been real curious about! Hope you'll enjoy them. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Kindle Fever

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  120. Impressive IMM! I've always wanted to read Sarah Dessen's books.

    I've just got a copy of The Iron Queen. I would love to start on it immediately, but unfortunately exams are just around the corner. Guess I'll have to read it later.

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  121. Nice haul! Thanks for stopping by.

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  122. I'm really glad you're enjoying Sarah Dessen. She's one of my all-time favourite authors :)

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  123. I have Dream Dark on my wishlist. Looking forward to your review of it!

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  124. Oh my goodness, I can't wait for The Iron Knight! I have never read anything by Sarah Dessen, but I heard she's really good.

    Enjoy. :)

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  125. I can't wait for Beautiful Chaos either!

    http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-monday-11.html

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  126. Great books, I have Just Listen and The Iron Knight waiting to be read.

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM

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  127. YAY! You've read Sarah Dessen now! Welcome to the club :)

    I loved The Iron Knight too - so glad you enjoyed it.

    Happy reading!

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  128. Wow, I would so be jumping on the Iron Knight!
    I can't wait for that one, but I'm thinking I'll have to!

    I have recently been dipping my toe in the manga waters with the help of a friend. I read Melissa Marr's Desert Tales Vol 1. It doesn't follow the back to front format, but it was all pictures and harsh lines and b/c I loved the Wicked Lovely Series so much I wanted to read it. I'm hooked! It is totally mesmerizing. I've been recommended Shaman King. What do you think? Have you read it?

    Heather

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  129. Iron Knight... Oh... I need to finish the series... those books look amazing. Hope you enjoy it! I haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  130. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    Nice IMM :) I really need to read The Iron Fey series. Enjoy!

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  131. If you want a really good manga recommendation (assuming you haven't read it already), I would suggest reading "Death Note." It's a dark shonen paranormal thriller series about 12 volumes in length and it's just the biggest manga in the Asian world. And, it is phenomenal. It's also being made into a Hollywood film (can't wait for that!).

    I'm glad another book blogger loves to review manga!

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  132. I really need to read both my copies of Iron Knight and Witchlanders! I have never tried Sarah Dessen either, although I think I have a couple of hers on my shelf...

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  133. I'm so glad you enjoyed Sarah Dessen! She's one of the few contemporary (genre wise) authors that I can't get enough of. Great IMM and happy reading :)

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  134. Both awesome Sarah Dessen picks! I've read and thoroughly loved both :) - for different reasons obviously but I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Also, yay for Witchlanders, sounds super cool! happy reading

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  135. You'll Love Just Listen!!! It was my first Sarah Dessen book and I Loved it so much!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog ;)

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  136. whoa! Beautiful Dark!

    hopping back :)

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  137. Looks like Netgalley was your friend this week! I'm glad to read you enjoyed Witchlanders. Happy reading!

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  138. I keep meaning to read Witchlanders, but I haven't gotten around to it just yet--I'll have to fix that. ;D Glad to hear that you enjoyed Iron Knight! Definitely a book that I'm looking forward to reading--although I think I'm going to wait for its release before I read it. >_<

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  139. Fab books this week - The Iron Knight sounds fab, glad you enjoyed it, I really need to read more of this series.

    Happy Reading :D

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  140. Netgalley and GalleyGrab are my heroes, seriously. They're just such awesome services. I'm currently reading both of those, myself. :) And I have to start on Dream Dark, too!

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  141. I really must read the Iron Fey series. I have yet to read any negative reviews! Witchlanders also looks very good.

    Great mailbox! Enjoy!!
    http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox_14.html

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