In My Mailbox (60) — Irises, Slides, and Belles

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie! It features a list of what books you have received over the previous week, either for review, from the library, or from the bookstore.

For Review:
Belles by Jen Calonita
Irises by Francisco X. Stork

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Bewitching by Alex Flinn
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
So… what was in your mailbox this week?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Amber (Books of Amber)

    December 10, 2011

    I'm pretty sure I haven't heard of any of these before. Belles sounds great though, and I really like the cover. Actually, scratch that, they all sounds pretty awesome! I hope you like them :)

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    Juju at Tales of

    December 10, 2011

    I wonder what Belles is?

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    December 10, 2011

    Ohhhh Slide!!! It looks sooo good :)) Can't wait to see what you think!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    December 10, 2011

    I can't wait for Belles! There is a copy on its way to me too :) Enjoy Irises, I know you were looking forward to it.

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    December 10, 2011

    Fabulous mailbox, hun! :) So jealous of all the books! You got Bewitching and Slide and Gathering Storm!!! *faints dramatically*
    Enjoy your reads!

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    December 10, 2011

    oOoOo loving the books you've gotten this week! :D

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    December 11, 2011

    Ooh, some interesting titles there! Yay for 2012 reads!

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    December 11, 2011

    You got a lot of amazing books this week =) I hope you enjoy everything especially Slide, and Bewitching i cannot wait to read both of those. Come check out my IMM!

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    A Beautiful Madness

    December 11, 2011

    Wow! Great Haul. You got some pretty good books. I really enjoyed Slide, and I'm currently reading The Gathering Storm. Hope you enjoy them!
    My IMM
    A Beautiful Madness

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    December 11, 2011

    Ooh I recently read about slide and it sounds great. I have irises at home, too. Good week!

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    Shae Carcar

    December 11, 2011

    Ahh Bewitching! Ive been interested in that book for a while!

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    December 11, 2011

    Slide looks really interesting. :) Enjoy all the books you got!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    December 11, 2011

    OOh nice!! All new to me, but hope you enjoy all of them!

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

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte)

    December 11, 2011

    Wonderful haul! I hope you enjoy =D

    My IMM:

    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

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    Grace Fonseca

    December 11, 2011

    Belles looks interesting. Never heard of the book. Great mailbox honey.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

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    Alison Can Read

    December 11, 2011

    Great set! Yay for Gathering Storm. I am reading it right now and it's good.
    My IMM

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    Amanda Nicole

    December 11, 2011

    Some of these sound really great, I can't wait to read your reviews! :)

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    December 11, 2011

    Belles sounds very good! I'm so looking forward to read that book. Love the cover! Great mailbox! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

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    Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks

    December 11, 2011

    Similar to the comments listed above, I don't know any of the titles as well. They all seem pretty interesting though. Nice alliterative title too!

    Here's my IMM:

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    Jennifer Messerschmidt

    December 11, 2011

    Jealous of Slide! I really want to read that!

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    Jessica ( frellathon )

    December 11, 2011

    I don't know these but they look good. Hope you love them.

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    YA Book Queen

    December 11, 2011

    Fabulous books, Hafsah! So cool you got The Book of Blood & Shadow!!

    Happy reading :D

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    Lauren M

    December 11, 2011

    Ooh, The Book of Blood and Shadow! I'm looking forward to that one. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on all the books you got this week! :)

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    Maji Bookshelf

    December 11, 2011

    Wow! im so jealous right now, you got Slide!! Bewitching sounds really good too!!

    – juhina

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    December 11, 2011

    such awesome books hun!!!!! Cant wait to see all your reviews! (:

    my imm-

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    December 12, 2011

    Eeek you always get wonderful books! I'm halfway through Belles now and it's REALLY good I'm completely loving it!

    Xpresso Reads

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    Karen @Attack the Stacks

    December 12, 2011

    Looking forward to your review of Slide, I really want to read that one!

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    Megan Swicegood

    December 12, 2011

    I totally want to read Bewitching – I really enjoy Flinn's work.
    Happy Reading, Megan @ Read It, See It

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    A. Knight

    December 12, 2011

    Oh, WOW. These are absolutely amazing! I really want all of these, especially The Book of Blood and Shadow. It's right up my alley!


    And have an amazing reading week! :D

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)