Monday Mailbox #11

Good morning everyone!! Have you all had a good reading week? :) I’ve had a pretty big week. Had a big buy up this week! It started when I went to and had a spend up on some audiobooks. And then it continued on the weekend when I found some bargains at All Books 4 Less and then I used my gift card at Dymocks….. seems like I did a lot of damage, but all in all I only ended up spending $25 on 11 books/audiobooks! I had credit at Audible and Dymocks, and I scored heaps of $5 books!

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday is originally hosted by Marcia from A girl and her books and The Printed Page.


Carnival of Souls - Melissa Marr

This looks absolutely amazing, not to mention how awesome this cover looks, right? In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures-if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.


The Edge of Nowhere (Saratoga Woods #1) - Elizabeth George

I am intrigued by this book.. Elizabeth George is a bestselling fiction writer who has been well known for her adult fiction, but this is her first YA book and it’s piqued my interest for this reason.

Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it’s a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn’t suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear “whispers”-the thoughts of others-Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection.


New Girl - Paige Harbison

I found this one for a bargain so I snatched this one up quickly. I didn’t mind Paige Harbison’s other novel Here Lies Bridget and whilst New Girl hasn’t received overwhelming reviews, I am going to make up my mind about this one myself I think!




The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana #1) - Felix J Palma

This seems to intermingal historical fiction, with sci-fi and maybe a little bit of paranormal which sounds like an awesome mix.

Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.


Liesl & Po - Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver could author the phonebook and I’d probably still love it. I could have sworn black and blue I bought this when it first came out, but alas cannot find it anywhere, so I found it for $5 and re-puchased it.

Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.


A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Triology #1) - Deborah Harkness

This book has had so many rave reviews. Whilst not YA fiction, this book has been on my to be read list for a long time after a colleague recommended it to me. I have the book, but bought the audiobook yesterday to push me to get started on this!

Described as a richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.


Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) - Deborah Harkness

I also bought the audiobook version of the sequel for A Discovery of Witches. This just came out last month or the month before and from what everyone who has read the first one has told me, there’s a lot of questions that this book holds the answers to. So I prepared myself early and got this too. The third book is scheduled for release next year sometime.


Enchanted - Alethea Kontis

Essentially this is a fairytale retelling of The Princess and the Frog, YA style. I bought the audiobook version of this. It’s been a while since I opened up a fairy tale, however this looks like there’s a variation on the original story and I loved Jackson Pearce’s versions of fairytale retellings, so I am going to see what I think of this. From all the reviews I have brushed over though, this looks to be a bit of a winner!


So that is all from me this week, what did you receive this week? Let me know - leave your links in the comments section below!


What do you think?

  • Yay for your new books:-) I bought Carnival of Souls this weekend, excited to read it. I also have A Discovery of Witches and yeah all the glowing reviews make me want to read it soon :-)

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my new weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

  • You got so many great titles, it’ll be hard to decide which one to read first. Enjoy!

  • Kristen says:

    It looks like you got great deals. Lots of fantastic looking books here. Happy reading this week.

  • Nice haul! I love having a spree on books. It’s just not the same when you buy one or two at a time is it? There are some interesting books on your list… I have A Discovery of Witches but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Carnival of Souls looks especially intriguing, I love the cover! I’m also interested in The Map of Time. I love historical fiction, especially those set in the Victorian era.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I hear THE MAP OF TIME is really good. Enjoy all your books.

    Silver’s Reviews

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