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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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Hey beautiful bookworms! Here is my in my mailbox for last week! Sorry it is so late ): better late then never though right? no? yes (: Got some AMAZING books this week!! So check it -

Blogger's mentioned:

Amanda @ Short and Sweet who was so awesome to send me hardback copy of 
New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, 
so now I have the whole Twilight Saga series on my shelf! 
( dont hate, I love twilight(; )

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Thank you HarperCollins, and Amanda (:

What did you get in your mailbox? :D


Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

I am so jealouss, I need to get my hands on Sweet Venom right now. I'm buying it when I finish this comment. Also, I want literally all the other books you got this week :) Can't wait to read your reviewss!

Jennie said...

Great IMM! And lol, I also think The Hunger Games is the new Twilight. It's getting crazy how much all the new YA books are getting compared to it. I haven't read it either and I own it too-- I should read it soon. Everneath & Glow sound so awesome. I hope you enjoy your new books!

Bex said...

Lol, I can't say I dislike Hunger Games, but I'm not a huge fan of them. I read the first two and I had to force myself through them, lol. The last 50% of book one was good, not great, book two felt slower and like a repetition of book one, but I still liked the last 20% and now I keep postponing reading the last book because they are sooo slooow and drawn-out they just frustrate me. Lol. I love the plot, but the way it's written... ugh. So there, you met the odd one who doesn't love them. ;)

Otherwise, great IMM! I can admit I'm jealous about Envy, Everneth and Sweet Venom! Definitely can't wait for my own copy of those.


Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

OMG!!!!!! haha I didn't think I would actually get someone to comment this saying the weren't a huge fan! (: but nice to hear someone that doesn't completely drool over the book, idk why I keep putting it off, I just don't think it sounds that great, but everyone says its amazing so one of these days it will be picked up! haha (: I wanna try and at least read the first one before the movie comes out (:

Isabel Pasrod said...

Great IMM, as always

Book Passion for Life said...

Haley! You NEED to read The Hunger Games....even Kira loved them. So hurry up so you can meet swoon. lol.

Awesome week hun, enjoy! :)

Shawn Kirsten Maravel said...

I haven't read the Hunger Games either. I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I also looooved twilight. I don't care what anyone says, they were good! Haha. And yes, I've noticed that so many people compare books to a big franchise in hopes that the reference will get them further. Not a great sales move... If people LOVED the book you're comparing it to then they might find themselves disappointed by the book that says it's similar. If they didn't enjoy or even hated the franchise series then they may not both to pick it p at all.

Those are my thoughts! :-p

Tipsy Misty said...

I got glow to, can't wait to read it! And I should be getting sweet venom this week :)
Everneath sounds so good.
I love twilight to and the hunger games is great :)

Here's my IMM

Karla said...

I think I'm the only person EVER to not love the Hunger Games. I didn't think the characters were well rounded and I didn't think the plot was very gripping or intricate! If you wanna read my short review on it then you can here.

I actually think it is going to be one of the very first situations where the movie could just top the book! For me anyway.

Really great books this week Haley! I'm looking forward to reading what you think about a few of them :)

Karla @ Karla Reads

Carina said...

I am sooooo jealous of everyone who got Everneath this week. It sounds so amazing and I don't want to wait until January for it. :( But I also can't wait to read all the reviews that will be coming now. I just hope it's as good as it sounds.

A lot of people also got Sweet Venom and Glow and both of them sound really good as well. Definitely need to get copies of these, too.

Enjoy your new books and have a lovely week,

SweetMarie83 said...

I was wondering where your IMM was! lol Great selection this week, I have all 5 of those books on my TBR list. Lucky you! I've noticed that about 'the next Hunger Games' and it used to be 'the next Twilight'...I've also seen 'the next Harry Potter' but I always think 'pff, please, nothing will ever compare to Harry Potter!' I love Twilight too, but man, there's a lot of haters! lol The cover of Everneath is GORGEOUS, I love it. And btw...READ THE HUNGER GAMES!! It really is amazing as everyone says it is.

Here's my IMM if you wanna stop by for a visit :-)

Coranne said...

Ha ha ha... I do like the Hunger Games, but you are absolutely right about it becoming the new "Twilight".

I am not a big fan of when books have "this book is just like ____" on the back- I am usually disappointed and don't agree. (Plus why would I want to read a book that is just like another book?)

And thanks for the shout out- I hope your shelves are lookin' pretty!

PS- Did you finish Tiger's Quest yet? ;)

Brodi Ashton said...

I absolutely adored your vlog and spotlight on EVERNEATH! Thanks so much for being willing to read it. :)

Author Sherry Gammon said...

Hi Haley!! I HATED the Hunger Games, especially the last one! Nothing against the author, she writes very well, but I didn't like the story. I didn't mind the first one, but I didn't love it, I hated the other two! And I LOVE the Twilight books(HATE the movies) also. I so wish she would finish Midnight Sun:{{
Another great Video!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Dude!!! You Need to READ the Hunger Games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome IMM!!!! =D

jen7waters said...

Loved your IMM video xD

SweetSwan said...

How do i follow your blog? :)

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

on the right over here --- under 'what Im reading' it says followers, and just click the little 'follow' or 'join site' button (: you might have to refresh it for it to show up (:

SweetSwan said...

Excellent! I found it!! I evny your books this week... :P (no pun intended)

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