Sunday, 1 April 2012

In My Mailbox [35]

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

So...this week was looking pretty sparse as far as new books go, but THEN I got an email from Netgalley saying Random House Children's Book has me autoapproved. How nice, I thought, I'll just mosey on over and see what they have to offer....


I requested a couple and then I had to restrain myself... But they all looked so FREAKING awesome:

For review:
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield
Murder mystery! for YA! Horaay! 
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
I worship this woman. 
Velveteen by Daniel Marks
The cover. The concept. The male author. Hello awesomeness.

I'd like to say thankyou to Random House Children's Books for autoapproving all requests from me...I love you. 

So yeah...I'm pretty freaking excited. I'm also going to be starting 2 weeks work experience in the publicity department of...HARPERCOLLINS CHILDRENS' BOOKS (UK) on Monday so I think I'm about to burst from the excitment of it all...

What did you get in your mailboxes? Did you get anything I got? Are you looking forward to any of them? Let me know in the comments, and leave links to your own IMMs!!


  1. OoOo congrats on the auto-approve they all look like great reads. I can't wait to read Velveteen! Looks and sounds amazing!
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

  2. Enjoy all your books, they look really good! Work experience at a publisher's sounds soooo fun, I hope you enjoy that too!

    What is NetGalley? I've heard almost every blogger talking about it!


      It's a place where bloggers (or just reviewers in general) can pick up pre-release titles, e-ARCs, and, once approved, can read them in exchange for an honest review, which you can send in to the publisher directly using the website. I hope I explained it okay!

    2. Thanks for explaining! It sounds really cool, will have to check it out sometime :)

  3. Great books from Random! Congrats on your soon-to-start work experience :)

    Liza’s IMM

  4. Oh wow Cait that is freaking awesome!! I would love to be able to work with the publishers with something!! Even if it was just 2 weeks! That's just too cool! As are your reads too! Happy Reading and Congrats!

    My IMM will be up tomorrow so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. HOLY SHIZZZ CAIT! First Entangled and NOW HARPERS?!? *Cue green-eyed monster* ;)

    PS. Those books look awesome! And lucky you for being autoapproved- I don't think I have ever been approved for a RH book before... ;)

  6. Great mailbox! I'm so excited for your work experience deal <3 HAVE FUN!

  7. I asked for Velveteen and Unspoken... they never got back to me. Have fun with your work experience!

  8. Great mailbox haul! I recently received Unspoken too, and can't wait to read it! I also thought of requesting Velveteen because I loved the cover, and the synopsis sounded different and interesting. But I'd already requested several others, so I was holding off. Now I want to request it more than ever, though. Haha!

    And you get to work with Harpers! HOW EXCITING!! I'm jealous!

  9. I got Unspoken too! Can't wait to read it! AND OMG, yay for work experience at HarperCollins! GO YOU! Ennjoy your books ;)

  10. I got Velveteen too, can't wait to read it!
    Good for you, work experience from HC is so cool!

    MY IMM

  11. Brill books this week! Nice to hear about your work experience!
    Happy reading :)

  12. Lovely mailbox!! I'm really interested in Unspoken (and it has such a pretty cover too)!

    Getting work experience at HC sounds amazing!! That's awesome and I hope you have a great time.

    My IMM

  13. Auto-approval is BAD BAD BAD. Because there is NOTHING holding you back from requesting then. Not the fear of rejection. So resisting is 50 times more harder. But... it is kinda freaking awesome :D

    AHH I am SO tempted to grab Velveteen! But I want to see what some of the early reviews were like first. I REALLY hope it lives up to the hype!

    AND OMG. YOU. WORK EXPERIENCE. HARPER COLLINS. GASSSSSPPP. Okay, so maybe I'm thinking it's the pefect opportunity to be all ninja and steal an ARC of Insurgent, but... I'm not sure you want to arrested for theft on your first day. Sigh.

    I hope you have an amazing time there!

  14. I totally admire your willpower, Cait. HOW DID YOU RESTRAIN YOURSELF FROM PICKING UP SO MANY ON NETGALLEY! Geez, so awesome this week! Aren't you just in love with the cover of Velveteen? *stares*

    Have an amazing reading week!


  15. Eeee, Cait! SO EXCITED for you. And Veleveteen. UH. *flails a lot* And wow, an internship at Harper! EEEEEEP!!!! :D

    My IMM

  16. Yes I go crazy with auto approve as well! I'm dying for Velveteen! I requested it so I have my fingers crossed!
    My IMM

  17. That is so awesome to get auto approved! I hope I am one day. Such great books this week!
    Here is my IMM

  18. How awesome to be auto approved for Random house books!! They usually approve my requests, but I am not auto approved with them. Velveteen looks so awesome and Hanging by a Thread.

  19. ok I may have to take a trip to NetGalley myself and see if I can get these!

  20. Wow, congrats on getting auto-approved and the awesome work experience!

  21. Unspoken! So jealous, looks awesome. So does Velveteen!


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