Sunday, December 11, 2011

In My Mailbox (16)

Happy Sunday, everybody!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Each week I will post books (or book-related things) that I've bought, won in contests, or received in the mail.

Oh dear, I went to the book store yesterday. I visited my favorite book store - Apollo - and it is at the same time also the biggest and best book store in Estonia. Apollo has several shops, but this particular one I visited yesterday has the best choice of books and their Books in Foreign Languages department is definitely my favorite place to buy books in English. It is when I do not want to wait something from or from The Book Depository and still want paperbooks - then this is a place where I am going!

Actually, I went to Apollo to buy couple of Christmas presents, but ended with buying 5 books to myself! 1 hardcover and 4 paperbacks!!!! I bet, you can guess who was happy?!!! Me!!!! so let's see what I bought this week.

Books I have bought:

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (hardcover)

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all...

Graveminder by Melissa Marr (paperback)

Melissa Mar is known to young adult readers as the author of the popular faery series Wicked Lovely. Her debut leap into adult fiction lands her in the small community of Claysville, a town where the dead walk free unless their graves are not properly tended. Into this eerie maelstrom, Rebekkah Barrow descends as she returns to a place that she once believed she knew.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (paperback)

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

Fallen by Lauren Kate (paperback)

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Divergent by Veronica Roth (paperback)

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

I am so happy for these 5 books! I am reading Graveminder already! It has very promising start!

Happy reading!


  1. I LOVED A Thousand Splendid Suns!! Also loved Kite Runner so really interested to see what Hosseini will write next! :)

    I'm curious about Graveminder since that book won one of the categories on Goodreads!

    I have Divergent on my shelf, desperately needing to be read! lol..

    Michele | IMM

    P.S. love your blog header!

  2. Nice haul! I very much enjoyed A Thousand Splendid Suns, although enjoy is maybe not the right word. It's so sad. But a very good read.

    I do want to read Divergent some time. But when? ;-)

    Have a good read!

  3. Awesome books!
    I've read A Thousand Splendid Suns a couple years ago, I think it's really good. I've read the first 2 books of Games of Thrones.
    Can't wait to read Divergent!
    Have fun reading(:

  4. Awesome books!
    I've read A Thousand Splendid Suns for school, i really liked it

    happy reading

  5. Wonderful choices! I hope you enjoy all of them. My IMM is here. Happy reading!

  6. Great mailbox, Inga! Divergent was an entertaining read and I heard great things about Graveminder. I confess I only managed to get through 100 pages of A Dance with Dragons before giving up. Hard to remember everyone after reading last book 5-6 years ago. I'll try to tackle it next year ;) Enjoy all your books!

  7. Hay! Some great books. I have Divergent to read still but might read it soon as I am really getting into Dystopian books. I tried reading Graveminder from the library but juct couldn't get into it. I think I will have to give it another try. Happy Reading!

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  8. Great Mailbox this week!

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  9. Ohhh awesome week for you. A Dance With Dragons is the only one I need in the series now. That and the ones he hasn't written yet ugh I'll be 40 before that happens.

  10. Ooo, I want to get my my hands on Graveminder!! Hope you enjoy all your books this week - I do that all the time, go into a shop for someone else and end up with things for me! :-)

  11. Divergent is awesome! I also have Graveminder that I should read soon it sounds so creepy!

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  12. Great IMM! I still havent read Graveminder but need to! :-)

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  13. Those are great choices. I haven't read any of them, but some are on my wish list.

    I have a habit of purchasing gift related presents for people and wandering around the bookstore searching out my own treasures.

  14. Omg you must read divergent ASAP!!!!! Its amazing <3

    - juhina


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