Sunday Post (09) / In My Mailbox (13)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Ahoy! Hope everyone’s week was well. The weather has gotten nicer here (aka: no more -40C!) I’ll take it! It’s been same old, same old for me, work, read, salsa and t.v (: I thought I was catching up on my need to read for review list, but somehow I’ve forgotten a couple and managed to accumulate a couple more haha. Oh well.

– Cyn



February Romance Shenanigans: GIVEAWAY! (everyone loves winning stuff right? So come check it out!).
✖ Teaser Tuesday: Magic in the Blood by Devon Monk
✖ REVIEW: Pantomime by Laura Lam
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
✖ REVIEW: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
✖ REVIEW: Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan



✖ February Romance Shenanigans: Top Favourite/ Highly Recommended Romance Series List
✖ Teaser Tuesday: The Chance (Kim) / What ever I happen to be reading (Cyn)
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: It’ll be a double whammy surprise 😉
✖ REVIEW: Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick
✖ REVIEW: A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara
✖ February Romance Shenanigans: Short and Sweet Review – The Bridgerton Series #1, 2, and 3 by Julia Quinn



In My Mailbox 2

In My Mailbox post! Hosted by The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review.


It’s a mishmash of books from all sources (aka: bought, netgalley/publisher, and library!

(Actually was in my) Mailbox (!);

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer(01) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

It arrived in the mail a few days ago! So excited!! The cover’s so pretty!! Yes! This does deserves many exclamation marks!!!

Netgalley/Strange Chemistry;

Emilie and the Hollow World - Martha Wells(01) Emilie & the Hollow World by Martha Wells

While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie’s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure.

Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende’s missing father.

With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.

Steampunk adventure on a steamship? Sounds good to me!


The Shadow Society - Maria Rutkoski(01) The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she were his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .

In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won’t soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense.

Had it on request from the library for a while and it finally showed up (: I like the cover.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Sunday Post (09) / In My Mailbox (13)”

  1. Very nice week you had. You know I am going to pop in on Wednesday, to see your tease:D. Anything in a “Double Whammy” is a good
    As for your Mailbox, dang girl…Scarlet! {so jealous}. *grins*

    Here is mine

  2. Ah ah ah! I’m just about to start Scarlet (after I sleep some and get off work later). Hopefully we both love it. 😉

  3. Feb romance shenanigans looks fun 😀

  4. I’m looking forward to reading Scarlet, I’ve just finished reading Cinder…I know a bit late LOL

    My Sunday Post

    1. It’s never too late! Plus you probably didn’t have to wait with a cliff hanger for Scarlet so that’s a perk I think 😉

  5. Such a great haul, I have Scarlet and cannot wait to consume it. I actually have the other two on my wishlist, so I look forward to your thoughts! Have a great week, and reading, salsa and tv sound perfect for winter! The Sunday Post

    1. I’m just trying to find a time that I can read the thing in one sitting because I feel like I won’t be able to stop haha. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it too!

  6. I can’t wait to finally read Scarlet! Cinder was really good. I hope you enjoy all of your books. 🙂

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Me too, I’m just waiting for a time that I can read the thing in one sitting haha.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Great haul, and next week sounds like ti will be great. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday

  8. I just bought Cinder, and I can’t wait to read it! I hope you enjoy Scarlet. I love the cover. And The Shadow Society looks really interesting. I need to check that out.

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My IMM

    1. Yay! Hope you enjoy Cinder, it’s a good read.

  9. I have seen Scarlet on a few peoples lists for today. I hope you enjoy your new books! I am also a new follower via Linky! Happy Reading!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
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  10. Emilie and the Hollow World looks really good! 🙂 Hope you enjoy reading these, and have a great week!

  11. I always want to do a little happy dance when I see people with a copy of Scarlet. It is wonderful. I’m going to an author event featuring Marissa Meyer next week, and I can’t wait to bring home my copies of Cinder and Scarlet. Woot, woot!

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies. Happy reading 🙂

    1. Ooh! Sounds fun! I’ll definitely be swinging by the post to check it out. The cover alone is worth the buy haha.

  12. Scarlet was on my list too, but it didn’t come in the mail, haha 🙂

    Happy reading!
    My IMM

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