In My Mailbox (4)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

I told myself I wouldn't buy any more books until I've read the ones I already have. But alas, I gave into temptation and purchased another book. Only one, and it came highly recommended by, well, just about everyone..

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Summary (goodreads): When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Phew, that was a long summary. So, what did you get in your mailbox this week? Feel free to comment on what I received, and also leave the links to your IMMs below and I'll check them out!


  1. You will be so glad that you got City of Bones!! The Mortal Instruments series is amazing!

  2. Loved City of Bones. Such a great series.

    Happy Reading
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  3. I was only introduced to this series at the start of the year, but I fell in love with it fast. Hope you enjoy.

    I also see you're from QLD as well.

    Here's my IMM for the week

  4. I have the same problem when I tell myself not to get any new books. I can never stick to it.

    I know how popular The Mortal Instruments series is, so perhaps you should prepare yourself for a new addiction? :-)

    New follower, BTW. Hi!

  5. A great mailbox! I love TMI series... new follower :)
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  6. I really enjoyed this book, even though it was a little hard for me at first to get into it. I thought the beginning was a little slow, but I hope you enjoy it anyways(:

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  7. I've never read any Cassandra Clare... but I keep seeing the books around, so maybe I'll have to give them a try. (Love your IMM logo. I'm on the lookout for a good mailbox to photograph. Haha.)

    I did my first IMM today!

  8. Enjoy :)
    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. I've heard so many good things about The Mortal Instruments series, but I haven't read them. I hope you like it. Happy reading!

  10. I wasn't a huge fan of this, but I think it's a decent start to a series.

    Happy reading I hope you enjoy City of Bones!

  11. HI! I'm a new follower.
    Your blog is soooo cute and I can't wait to read more of your posts.
    haha, i do the same thing. I was just on Amazon looking at some new releases and thinking I need to buy those, meanwhile I just checked out like 10 books from the library, AND i have a bunch of netgalleys and other books for review but nothing beats the new book smell haha ; )

  12. thanks for visiting my blog... and you're right, i got to get a copy of one of the books in my wishlist! yay for me! *squeeeee* anyway, i enjoyed... nah... LOVED city of bones and i hope you will too! happy reading... and i'm your newest follower! :)

  13. It's hard not to buy any books! :)

    City of Bones was great! Good choice.

  14. Curious to see what you think of this! I enjoyed the series, but I didn't *love* it for some reason. Maybe because I read through them so fast, I don't know. I'm hoping to read City of Fallen Angels soon, fingers crossed it will win me over!

    I hope you enjoy! :)

  15. A BIG Thank You to everyone who stopped by my IMM this week. It really does make blogging feel more worthwhile. I love connecting with other bloggers, so thanks!

    Nicole- I’m already happy just to own it :).

    Emilie- Glad you enjoyed it. I’ve heard a lot of good things.

    Brett- I have a thing for series books, so I hope I love this series just as much.
    Yes, I am from QLD. Nice to meet another Australian blogger, I haven’t come across many.
    Also, thanks for following!

    TG- There are so many good books out there, I find it hard to resist. It doesn’t help when the store I work in discounts their books :).. A new addiction hey? I’m ready for it!
    Thanks for following!

    Mia- Fairly small, with only 1 book. But I’m expecting big things from this book. Thanks for stopping by.

    Lisa- I find a few books like that. Slow to start, but once you get into them they are really good. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed.

    Sarah B.- I had seen them around a lot to, so I gave in to the pressure and bought the first book :). Thanks, I found the image on the internet, but I did the design myself. Congrats on your first IMM.

    Giota- I will. You’re welcome, and thanks for stopping by too.

    Kelly- I hope I like it to, thanks.

    April- Thanks for being honest. I’ll still give it a try :).

    Caroline- Thank you for following!! I know, I love walking into a bookstore and just browsing. I have been tempted by some internet sales lately, but have told myself that only if I get ‘Task A’ done am I allowed to buy them. I get the job done, and receive a new book at the end.

    Yas- You’re welcome, thanks for visiting too. Also, thanks for following, glad you LOVED City of Bones.

    Jennifer- So hard! Thank you.

    Brodie- Another honest review, thank you.. Fingers crossed :).

    Nic- Thanks, so do I.

  16. Recently won this in a giveaway. Looking forward to reading it.
    Have a good week.

  17. Lauren B- Congrats on winning the giveaway. I'm looking forward to reading it to. Hope you enjoy it.

  18. I love that series! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  19. That should be an excellent read from all that I've read about it! Enjoy!!

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  20. If you're going to break your promise to yourself, at least it's something that's worth it! Love this book!

  21. Lindsi- Cool, thank you.

    Shirley- I’ve read a lot about it to, thanks.

    Karis- Agreed!!

  22. Great book. Hope you enjoy it
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  23. It is so hard not to buy any books, that has been my new goal lately. Only buy books that contribute to my series that I already have or if I'm going to a signing I can buy those books. So far I am doing pretty good, but I do slip all the time :)

  24. Gabby- Thanks Gabby, I'll be sure to post a review when I do.

    Kristina- Oh, that's a good idea. I have 3 series that I’m reading at the moment, but trying to only by the next 1 for each when I need it. Although being slightly pedantic about matching covers kind of forces me to by them all at once :P.

  25. So excited that you have this! I love TMI so much :)

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  26. Lisa- Thanks, I'm excited too :)