Monday Mailbox #25

Good evening! How was your week readers? I hope you all received or purchased lots of goodies this week! January is a wonderful month for new releases and I am happy to show off my purchases with you this week!

I am combining this post from now on as Mailbox Monday and also Stacking The Shelves, since they are essentially very similar posts in nature but I don’t see the point in posting two mailboxes.

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.

Stacking the Shelves is bought to you by Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


Just One Day (Just One Day #1) - Gayle Forman

I am so excited about this book - I am about three quarters of the way through it also, and so far it has been all sorts of amazing and captivating! I am hoping to finish it tonight! Keep an eye out for the review next week (Tuesday)!

When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.



Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) - Veronica Rossi

My next read once I finish Just One Day. I cannot wait to read this! By all accounts, most people have said that they enjoyed Through The Ever Night even more than the first book. I am really anticipating this read, hopefully it lives up to the hype!

It’s been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?



Paper Valentine - Brenna Yovanoff

Another new January release! I am yet to read any work of Brenna Yovanoff, but I hear her other books have all been really good reads also!

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.



The Dead And Buried - Kim Harrington

This is a January release that remained relatively under the radar in my opinion. However it sounds like a read with potential, and so I am looking forward to getting around to this!

A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.

Jade loves the house she’s just moved into with her family. She doesn’t even mind being the new girl at the high school: It’s a fresh start, and there’s that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade’s little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade’s jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn’t.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who’s seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade’s school — until her untimely death last year. It’s up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?



Altered (Altered #1) - Jennifer Rush

This one came to me as a recommendation as I wasn’t overly keen on this from the outset. It’s received some really great reviews though in addition, so I’ve changed my mind on this read and decided I will give this a go!

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.


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

What do you think?

  • Very nice! Love the look of Just One Day.

  • Jaz says:

    Omgosh I really want to read Just One Day! Waiting for the physical copy to be released in Aus so I can get it. I love Gayle’s writing <3

    TtEN IS better than UtNS. Twas utterly AMAZING! Can't wait to hear how much you love it :P

    Altered looks really good, I've been meaning to check it out - looking forward to your review.

    My own STS

    • Melissa says:

      I just finished Just One Day… please read it as soon as you can! It was so amazing!

      Awesome that makes me happy to hear! I liked UtNS but I felt the start was a bit slow because it was setting the ‘world’ up for us. I am starting it tonight! *fingers crossed*

      Thanks for sharing you STS!

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