Saturday, April 14, 2012

In My Mailbox #71

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.

Review Stash



The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats 
*Thanks to Netgalley!

Library Stash



Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
*About halfway through and absolutely loving it!


The Savage Grace by Bree DeSpain




Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


My Favorite Mistake: An A Circuit Novel by Georgina Bloomberg & Catherine Hapka


CD Stash


El Camino by Black Keys


Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li


Beauty Queen Sister by Indigo Girls


Time Without Consequence by Alexi Murdoch


Slave Ambient by War On Drugs

106 comments:

  1. Great mailbox and and can't wait for your thoughts on Grave Mercy. I also sent you a Text :)

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  2. I can't wait to read Grave Mercy and I've also heard really good things about Shatter Me. I like how you include CD's in your IMM post, first time I've seen that!

    My Mailbox

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  3. GRAVE MERCY is awesome! I absolutely loved it! And I cannot wait to read THE SAVAGE GRACE!

    Awesome books!

    -Marybeth P.

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  4. Excellent haul of books. Great pickup of the Library book. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

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  5. :) I read Grave Mercy last weekend and I was amazed at how extraordinary the story was! I also read The Wicked and the just. I found it okay.

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  6. Shatter Me was good! I still need to finish Grave Mercy. Happy reading!
    My IMM

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  7. I love Shatter Me and I have heard such great things about Grave Mercy! I really need to get a copy! Enjoy! :)

    My IMM

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  8. I'm almost done with Grave Mercy and I'm really loving it, too! I've been wanting to check out Wicked and the Just, so I'll be on the lookout for your review!

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  9. I loved Shatter Me, and I can't wait to read Grave Mercy. Glad you're enjoying it! I'll keep an eye out for your review. Great haul!
    My IMM

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  10. The Wicked and the Just looks great, and I'm pretty excited for The Savage Grace. Hope you enjoy all your new books and albums!

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  11. Great haul! I loved Grave Mercy, is really good.
    Happy reading!
    My IMM

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  12. Awesome haul!! I still need to read Grave Mercy!

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-40.html

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  13. Great mailbox, Alison! Shatter Me is one of my all-time favorite YA books! I hope you like it. I really want to read Grave Mercy and I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about it! I have The Savage Grace coming in the mail tomorrow and I'm very excited for it. Enjoy your awesome reads and cds (Alexi Murdoch is great)!
    My IMM
    Olivia @ The Reading Enchantress

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  14. You got some pretty great books this week! I can't wait to see what you think of them. I really want to read Grave Mercy and Shatter Me! I really like how you added the CDs, I love the Black Keys! I hope you enjoy your books!
    My IMM

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  15. I read and also loved Grave Mercy. I'm glad to hear you're liking it, too! And ohmigosh The Savage Grace! I still have to read it *hits self* I love the series and can't wait to see how it ends.

    I spy Shatter Me thereeee *---* It's one of my all-time favorites. I hope you love it as much as I did! <3

    Happy reading~
    My IMM
    My IMM

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  16. Really nice looking IMM this week!
    Not got round to Shatter Me yet but hearing lots about it!
    Happy reading

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  17. I really need to grab some CDs. You got some pretty good books this week. I'm kicking myself for not reading Shatter Me yet. I want it so badly!

    Happy reading

    My IMM

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  18. I'm reading Grave Mercy too! I'm only 50 pages in but it's already great!
    Enjoy your books!

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  19. Awesome mailbox, I can't wait to read The Savage Grace!

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  20. Great haul! I really want Grave Mercy and Savage Grace out of that lot, and I really want to get around to reading my copy of Shatter Me at some point- it looks great. Enjoy all your books and CDs
    My IMM

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  21. Shatter Me was fanfreaking amazing!!! Once you read you wil wonder why you haven't read it before, at least this happened to me! Have fun Reading!

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  22. I think you will really enjoy Grave Mercy. One of my favorite books of the year so far. EPIC is a great word to describe it, LOL. Enjoy all your new goodies!

    The Week at Book Brats!

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  23. Fantastic week. I'm totally jealous of Shatter Me.

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  24. Shatter Me is amazing!!!! I hope you enjoy it :D

    Happy reading and check out my in my mailbox!!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-40.html

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  25. Yeah, for Grave Mercy! It's a great book! :) Shatter Me looks really good ... I still really want to read that one. And yay for Alexi Murdoch! He's one of my favourites. :)

    Happy reading! And listening!

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  26. Nice IMM this week. Everyone's featuring Grave Mercy in their IMMs and it makes me excited for it. I have Shatter Me but haven't read it yet. Happy Reading =D

    My IMM

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  27. Awesome selection of books this week!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    My IMM for this week - http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1934

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  28. Part of me would love to read My Favorite Mistake, but mainly because it's written by Georgina Bloomberg.

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  29. Yayyyyyyy Grave Mercy!! I'm so excited to start reading my copy :) Enjoy all your books lady!!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My IMM

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  30. Great IMM! Gravy Mercy sounds so awesome!
    Happy reading with all those great books!

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  31. I loved Grave Mercy and Shatter Me. Excellent books. Great haul and happy reading!

    Thanks for visiting my IMM.

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  32. You got so many books that look wonderful this week, Alison!
    I hope you enjoy all your books :)

    Happy reading!

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  33. The Wicked and the Just looks really great. Loved Grave Mercy! Thanks for stopping by my IMM and sharing yours.

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  34. Great library stash. I can't wait to getting around to reading Grave Mercy.

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  35. I love how all of the covers have pretty dresses on them. I like the horse on My Favorite Mistake. haha

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  36. Great IMM this week.
    I still need to read shatter Me, will get around to buying it one of these days ;).
    I have seen Grave Mercy around but I am in two minds to request it or not.

    Check out my IMM

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  37. Brilliant mailbox. Love the cover of The Wicked and the Just. I really have to get my hands on a copy of Grave Mercy. Hope you enjoy them all.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  38. Enjoy! I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I haven't heard of any of them. I need to brush up a little on YA.

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  39. The Black Keys, Alexi Murdoch and Indigo Girls albums are all fantastic! And I've really been wanting to read Grave Mercy! Hope you enjoy!

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  40. Shatter Me!!!! I saw Grave Mercy first, but I just had to talk about Tahereh's book off the bat because it was so much fun! The writing style tended to be a love-it-or-hate-it factor with many people, so I hope you're on the love it side like me :) And back to Grave Mercy, that book was actually pretty cool too and I hope that you enjoy it!

    Awesome mailbox, Alison! Have an amazing reading week! :) <3

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  41. Awesome mailbox. I loved Grave Mercy. I can't believe your library has it already. A book has to be out for months here before the library would have it :(

    Happy Reading!

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  42. Grave Mercy is absolutely awesome. Enjoy! I haven't read Shatter Me yet, but hopefully soon....I've heard great things about that one too.

    Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

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  43. The War on Drugs' album was definitely high up in my album list last year so I hope you enjoy it! Also, hooray for The Black Keys and Lykke Li. I enjoyed Shatter Me a lot, it seems to be a polarizing book but I hope you like it. Happy reading! :)

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  44. i want to read the first two so much! enjoy!

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  45. I wasn't a huge fan of Shatter Me but I think I'm in the minority! Grave Mercy looks awesome

    The Cait Files

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  46. Shatter me was great, IMO. And the Black Keys CD just made you awesome, love that band <3 happy reading and listening!

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  47. Shatter me!!! I'll find out how good it really is tomorrow. :) have fun!!

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  48. Shatter Me and Grave Mercy look really good! I also love the cover to My Favourite Mistake - gorgeous! =]

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  49. Great mailbox this week! Thanks for sharing with me :)

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  50. Grave Mercy was really good and I can't wait to get a copy of Shatter Me. I hear nothing but good about it!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  51. I love the smeary silhouette in THE WICKED AND THE JUST! I hope you love GRAVE MERCY as much as I did! Glad you are so far!!! Ack, I still need to read SHATER ME, too! I've considered reading the Circuit books b/c I love horses, but haven't been sure. I'll look FW to your thoughts! Enjoy everything! Haha, my CD stash this week was a recording of Frank Wildhorn's musical WONDERLAND from the library! Au Revoir Crazy European Chick does sound great! I picked it up and started readign right away, then made myself--MADE myself--put it down because I'm behind n my fairy tales! I hope you entered to win it! :)

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  52. Ohh, super excited for what you think of "The Wicked and the Just". I love the synopsis and the cover is just so pretty, too!

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  53. Thank you!! You just gave me a great idea of what to get at the library!! Grave Mercy!! We just got eBooks at our library and I'm sure it's got a ton of people waiting for it but I've been wanting to read it for a while! I just totally forgot about it!! See?!? You've done your good deed for the day!! Karma, baby!!

    I'll have to see what you think about Savage Grace...

    Have a great week! My IMM -Kristin @myparahangover

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  54. I'm reading Shatter Me, now. It's good so far!

    Love the CD stash, post.

    MY IMM
    http://pnrurbanfantasyreviews.blogspot.com/

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  55. I want to read the Wicked and the Just. Shatter Me was amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I love your layout!

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  56. Great IMM! I have Shatter Me and sadly I haven't read it yet. Can't wait to read Grave Mercy and The Wicked too!

    Love our CD stash :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  57. I have heart such amazing things about Grave Mercy I am so looking forward to finally gettig my hands on it. And of course Shatter Me! What an amazing colleciton of new books and music this week Alison! Thanks so much for stopping by my IMM, I hope you have a fantastic week!! :D

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  58. Nice mailbox. Thanks for visiting.

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  59. Nice mailbox. I have to get to GRAVE MERCY one of these days. It is on my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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  60. I really enjoyed Grave Mercy! Hope you like all your books :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Chloe @ YA Booklover Blog

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  61. I'm curious to see what you think of Shatter Me. Grave Mercy sounds good

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  62. Great haul you received this week. I really want to read the Grave Mercy and The Savage Grace. I still need to read Shatter Me it looks so good.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  63. I just saw The Black Keys in concert and they are AMAZING!!! Enjoy your books! I'm about to start The Savage Grace.

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  64. Great haul this week! You're gonna LOVE Shatter Me! Grave Mercy I've read mixed reviews on, but hopefully you'll enjoy it all the way through! Happy reading!

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  65. Morning!,

    Nice CD Stash!! I haven't heard of The Wicked and The Just, I have heard mixed feelings with Grave Mercy. I have it to read, but it is a thick book.

    Enjoy!

    Michelle

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  66. So many cool books!

    Happy reading!

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  67. I love that cover on The Wicked and the Just!! And you got Shatter! I've still not read that one! Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by My IMM

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  68. Awesome mailbox!! I loved Shatter Me. I really enjoyed Grave Mercy. Those are great CD's!! Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

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  69. Great IMM! I started Grave Mercy last night, and I'm loving it too. Killer nun - win! :D

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  70. I love your mailbox! Grave Mercy has such an awesome cover, I can't wait to read it myself.

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM!

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  71. hope you enjoy Shatter Me and Grave Mercy! :)

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  72. Good books and good tunes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  73. I LOVED Grave Mercy! Assassin nuns FTW! I like your music tastes too!

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  74. Oooh what a nice book & music week you had! I need to come back and see what you think of Shatter Me, Ive been eyeing it for a while!

    Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  75. I have The Savage Grace to read too! I love those covers. A friend was just talking to me about Shatter Me today too! Must read it! Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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  76. What a terrific bunch of reads! Grave Mercy has been on so many lists, and everyone says it excellent. Great score! The Wicked and the Just looks fascinating. Wow.

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  77. Awesome haul. :) I loved Grave Mercy and My Favorite Mistake. Hope you enjoy them too! :)

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  78. Woah! Your library collection is phenomenal! I would kill for my library to offer brand new releases like Grave Mercy! Speaking of Grave Mercy, can’t wait to hear what you think. I am very eager to read it, myself.

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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  79. Shatter Me was so good and I can't wait to read Grave Mercy! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  80. I love new music as much as I love new books (well new to me music haha) so I'm totally checking out the CD's you got! The Wicked and the Just sounds really intriguing, definitely curious about that one! Grave Mercy I've been seeing all over, I'll have to read it when it comes out, Shatter Me has been on my wish list for awhile now - it's going to bug me to buy it soon I can tell :D

    I hope you love all your books and music, thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope you have a fabulous week!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  81. Ooohh, I'll have to check out all the music. There's a few there that I haven't heard of. I hope you enjoy all your new books and tunes, I had mixed feelings about Shatter Me but am looking forward to the next book in the series because I think it will really pick up.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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  82. I have The Wicked and the Just to review from NetGalley, too! Have you started it yet? I'm planning on starting it this week. And I am intrigued by the premise of Shatter Me; I've put it on my to-read list. :)

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  83. Great stash! I'm really looking forward to Grave Mercy! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  84. I am so looking forward to reading Grave Mercy and Shatter Me! Very jealous of your haul this week :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

    Happy Reading xoxo

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  85. Awesome haul! I want to read almost all of those books! Happy reading and thanks so much for stopping by my IMM! ;)

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  86. I want to read 'Grave Mercy' so baaaaaad!

    Happy reading :D

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  87. I still can't wait to get my hands on a copy of "Shatter Me".. I just love the cover!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my IMM, I appreciate it! =)

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  88. I loved Shatter Me - it was my favorite book for last year. I also recently finished reading Grave Mercy and abosutly loved it! And I can't wait to read The Savage Grace and see what happens in the end! Happy reading! :)

    Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

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  89. I've heard so many good things about Shatter Me. I'm also really in love with the cover.

    My IMM:
    http://abookishaffair.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-7-all-over-world-edition.html

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  90. Oh, AMAZING books this week! Savage Grace, Grave Mercy-- WOO! =D

    Happy reading! =D

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  91. Thanx for stopping by my blog! Great mailbox, I'm very curious for 'Grave Mercy' myself! Enjoy everything you got!

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  92. So many books here that I want! Hope you enjoy.
    Thanks for stopping by

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  93. Shatter Me is SO SO SO great. It's my fav read of 2012 already, maybe even one of my favs ever. It's fantastic.

    Becca @ OMFG!Books

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  94. I really like the cover of The Wicked and the Just. Very nice with the castle in the background.

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  95. Great mailbox! I didn't enjoy Shatter Me as much as I expected. Have a great reading week!

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  96. Great mailbox Alison! Enjoy all of your books :)

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  97. I read The Savage Grace and I loved it! It was such a good ending to the Trilogy! I hope you enjoy everything and here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-30.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  98. Oooh, have you finished Grave Mercy, yet? I want to read Shatter Me SOON!!!!

    Fun books you got there. Thx for stoppin' by to visit!! Enjoy!

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  99. Hi Alison! I love your blog's look. I love all things Japanese and seeing such a cute banner and background made me smile! :) Thanks for commenting on mine!

    Anyway, Grave Mercy has been recommended it to me and I totally want to read it. I even got chills watching the book trailer... though I guess I just love powerful female characters! Shatter Me seems great, too.

    Enjoy all your books and CDs! They seem awesome!

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  100. I love your mailbox. SO GLAD you're loving Grave Mercy and I've been wanting to read The Wicked and the Just, so I can't wait to read what you think!

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  101. That last CD, Slave Ambient, is gorgeous. I never thought of including music CD's.

    I have heard mixed things about Grave Fever. I have an ARC I haven't read yet but I definitely want to read it.

    Enjoy

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  102. What a mailbox of awesome - I cannot wait to read my copy of The Wicked and the Just becaause it looks AWESOME. Happy reading :)

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  103. I really hope you enjoy "Grave Mercy." I just bought it this week and I'm working my way to it after my TMI reread!

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  104. I want to read The Wicked and the Just, it has a great cover. Let me know about Lykke Li's CD. I really like her song Possibility.
    Jess@Jessy's Bookends

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