Mailbox Monday: April 24, 2017

Welcome to Mailbox Monday created over at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page which has found a permanent home at its own blog. To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog, check out the links, and link back to your post.

So, it’s been two weeks since I last gave an update. Mostly it’s because I have been trying to get through my TBR pile. It got kind of big and so I was trying to pace myself. Also, I’m lazy 😛

The book I won I actually got a while ago, but wanted to include it since I haven’t had a chance before this. The rest I got this past week. I feel like I’ve plowed through a lot of books lately, but have been going through my backlist. Yay for getting books read!

Things have been going great lately. The spring weather is beautiful. A wonderful mix of sunshine and rain. I love it! Plus, I’ve had a lot of good reads lately (look for reviews to come). How has your week been? Up to anything new?

Books I acquired:


I won this book from the fabulous Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. So glad I did! It was a good and different retelling of Beauty and the Beast. You can read my review here.


I read the first book in this series, and I had to pick up the second on right away because it was so good! I’ve already read this one (review next week) and enjoyed it as well. I can’t wait for the third book to come out this November. Wish I didn’t have to wait that long.

This has to do with the last book. The True Reign series follow the parents of Allyssa, the main character of the Reign of Secrets series. Now, I’ve seen this book around before and thought I didn’t want to read it because I didn’t like the cover (sorry! I’m shallow like that). But after reading the first two books in the Reign of Secrets, I really wanted to get my hands on Allyssa’s parent’s story. So I did.

Picked up from the Library:

Seers is one I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I met the author back in January and she was really nice. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to dive into this one.

The Silent Songbird is one I picked at random because the blurb sounded interesting. I didn’t realize it was the 7th in a series until just now. Ah well, hopefully it can be read as a standalone as well. I hate when it’s not clear that something is in a series/where it stands in that series. Despite that, I hope it’s a good read.

What did you pick up this last week?

Leave a comment or a link to your blog post, and I’ll check it out.


29 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday: April 24, 2017

  1. It is always satisfying to win a book, which is why Goodreads Giveaways are such a great idea. I have been quite lucky so far and I always look forward to the ‘thud’ as the spoils of my wins drop through the letterbox!

    I am terrible at series reading stories, so I have to take pot luck that a book will work as a stand alone. I haven’t been caught out too many times, but it can be rather annoying when I am!

    Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books this week. I enjoy ‘meeting’ new people 🙂



    • I should try my Goodreads Giveaways. I’ve only entered a few, but would likely do better if I entered more. That’s awesome you’ve been lucky with it!

      Sometimes you just need a good standalone. And it was my pleasure! Great “meeting” you!


  2. Glad that you had a good weather week. I am really interested in Hunted – I love Beauty and the Beast stories. I like the looks of Silent Songbird. Hope it reads well as a standalone for you.
    Happy Reading!


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