In My Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox Monday

June 28th – July 4th

Happy Monday! We had another great week of new books showing up on my front porch! One book is one that I have been waiting for forever, and I’m so happy it’s finally here!

The first thing I got during the week was my Book of the Month box! I decided to go a thriller/mystery route this month, hence the three books I chose! My main book was 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard. I was intrigued by the synopsis and thought “why not?”. I’ve been anticipating the release of Riley Sager’s new book, Survive the Night, and could not pass up on the $10 addition to my cart! The last book, Pretty Little Wife, sounded good, so I also added it. I’m excited to read each of these and can’t wait to see what they’re all about!

This stack is a conglomeration of books I read via Kindle and wanted paper copies, and ones I just wanted. I read the Wicked Trilogy last month and needed it on my shelves! I was hoping to get it when the JLA Shop opened last week, but there were issues and by the time I could get on, everything was literally sold out. The Blood is Love is the second book in a duology and it was released July 1st. I wanted the physical copy to go with the first book. While I waited impatiently for delivery, I ended up reading it on my Kindle. It did not disappoint! Bright Midnight was released earlier in the year and I bought the ebook, but then it got pushed down my list by all the other books I’ve bought. I’ll get to it eventually, but wanted the physical copy to add to my Karina Halle shelf!

THIS IS THE ONE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!! I read an ARC of this book before it was released last year and I LOVED it. It’s a fun YA fantasy that has great food imagery in it and made me fall in love with one of the deadly sins. The second book comes out later this year and is going to be New Adult and I am stoked for it! Anyway…This is the Fairyloot edition and when it first dropped, I wasn’t part of the Fairyloot club yet as I was on the waitlist. December 2020 I got an email saying January 21 I will be part of Fairyloot’s monthly boxes and I was ecstatic. FL said that early 2021, they would have this in their Fairy Trove restock and I waited and waited; thinking that FL and I had different ideas of what “early 2021” meant. Then, an announcement finally came and this was going to be the first day of the restock! I set an alarm and many reminders on my phone, waited for the email, and then finally bought it! Fast forward to July 1 and it finally came! I am blown away by how beautiful it is. The black edges, the stencils, the cover (not pictured is a foiled image on the hard cover under the sleeve). FL is doing a similar thing with the second book when it releases and you can bet I will buy it!

I’m very pleased with the goodies I got this week! I don’t know what I’ll get this coming week, as I don’t have anything planned, but who knows! The 13th I go to Vegas and then San Diego and plan on hitting up the Little Free Libraries in the areas…I may need a new suitcase just for books. Yikes!

In My Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox Monday

June 21-June 27th

Hi all! I recently read the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and was inspired by her character, Katy, to start doing an “In My Mailbox” post! My goal is to post these on Mondays, with all the books I’ve collected (via online shopping, in person shopping, or Little Free Libraries) the previous week (Monday through Sunday). This is my first post and I am stoked to share what I got this week!

I don’t like to buy books on Amazon because Amazon has enough money, but sometimes I’m impatient and need to take advantage of that two day shipping. Also, the books in these packages aren’t in stock in the Barnes and Nobles around me, nor have I seen them in any used book stores lately. So, these lovely packages contain the five main books in the Lux series (which I’ve mentioned above). I sped through these books like they were going out of style. These covers are much more attractive than the other ones for this series; I love the colors and the theming with O names. I have the 6th book (Oblivion) coming in the mail from Ebay…I couldn’t for the life of me find it in the cover that matches these though (ugh). Oblivion has Daemon’s POV for the first three books of the series (I’m halfway through now and am SO glad it exists) and the 4th and 5th books are split POV between him and Katy.

I’m obsessed with these!

This series follows Katy, a 17 year old, book lover as she navigates life with sexy aliens living right next door. The enemies to lovers is fabulous and the books are packed with sexual tension that’s to die for. I loved Daemon Black from the moment Katee’s eyes hit his abs and his take no shit attitude is fab. This series had me sobbing, laughing, jealous over fictional characters, and feeling every other emotion on the spectrum in each of the books (especially the beginning of book 5…good luck). I vote that JLA rewrites these in adult form or continues with Daemon and Katy college shenanigans…just saying. 😉

The other book I got this week was one I pre-ordered a while ago, and that’s Neon God’s by Katee Robert! This is a signed edition with the beautiful print of Hades and Persephone. I read this book the day it came out and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The modern day Hades/Persephone story was phenomenal and, as usual, Katee Robert’s smut is *chef’s kiss*. I was 50 shades of blushed while reading this book. I may or may not have recommended it to all of my smut loving friends…it did not disappoint!

Well, that’s it for this past week! It was a mild week if I do say so myself! The JLA shop opens today, so I’m hoping to snag some of the Wicked Series and any other signed books I can get my grubby paws on! See you soon for another In My Mailbox Monday!