My Monthly Mailbox

My Monthly Mailbox (#2 – May): Awesome Books, Goodies & Animazement Fun!


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Welcome to the May edition of My Monthly Mailbox, a new feature that is going to replace In My Mailbox! Each month I will showcase the books, swag, games and other goodies I receive, win or purchase. By doing this feature monthly, I hope to give everyone a glimpse into what reviews they can expect coming up on the blog, books I receive for future giveaways, things I’ve unexpectedly won, and games that I am currently playing!


May was pretty remarkable because I got in a ton of books that look exciting to read! I also went to Animazement 2012 yesterday (May 26) and picked up some nice additions to feed my nerdy anime loving side. Take a peek inside my mailbox this month and see why I am so excited!!







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Books From The Publisher For Review:


Last month I told you all about the Fierce Reads Tour Program from Macmillan Teen featuring some of the hottest debut authors & novels coming out this year (you can see the authors who are going on tour and their schedule HERE). A couple of weeks ago I received my last 2 metallic red packages with Shadow and Bone and Monument 14. I can’t wait to dive into those! I also was lucky enough to receive a few YA novels, an interesting novel featuring unusual superheroes, a couple mysteries, the latest installment in the Gears of War series, and so much more! Check it out!!


Print Books:


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Gears of War: The Slab  by Karen Traviss

The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg, #1) by Geoff Rodkey

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Fearless: The Heroic Story of One Navy SEAL’s Sacrifice in the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Unwavering Devotion of the Woman Who Loved Him by Eric Blehm

Widow’s Might by Sandra Brannan

The 500: A Novel by Matthew Quirk

A Once Crowded Sky: A Novel  by Tom King




NetGalley Titles:


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Orchid Volume 1  by Tom Morello (for M/G/V Challenge)

House of Night #1 (House of Night: The Graphic Novel, #1)  by P.C. Cast (for M/G/V Challenge)

Dragon Age: The Silent Grove  by David Gaider (for M/G/V Challenge)

FLCL Omnibus Hajime Ueda, GAINAX (for M/G/V Challenge)






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Books and Swag Won:


This month I was lucky enough to win an amazing Spider Man Swag Bag from Pavarti K Tyler who had a ton of superhero giveaways going on to promote the release of her new novel, Shadow on the Wall. I also won Dark Passage from What’s Beyond Forks! Thanks guys!!! And last but not least, I won Glow from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaways!

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Dark Passage (Chosen, #1)  by M.L. Woolley

Glow (Sky Chasers, #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan 






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Purchased – Animazement 2012 Goodies:


This year’s Animazement was made of awesome! If you live in North Carolina and have never had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful convention, I highly recommend that you attend at least once. There is so much to do and special events to attend, I promise you will not get bored and will be ready to go back, year after year. And if you are in to Cosplaying, this is definitely the place for you to show off your nerdy costumes. Take a look at what I came home with this year!!

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That’s it for this month, make sure you leave a link so I can see what’s in your mailbox!!





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