In My Mailbox (68) — Obsidian, Smart Girls, and Wicked Storms

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:
Arise by Tara Hudson
A Want So Wicked
 by Suzanne Young
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
Wake by Amanda Hocking
Torn by Amanda Hocking

Gifted by LitDrivenGirl:
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Thanks to HarperTeen, Candlewick, Bloomsbury, St. Martin’s Press, and Maddie! 
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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    Nina Reed

    February 19, 2012

    I really liked The Gathering Storrm, and I've got a signed copy of Born Wicked coming my way soon:)

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    Vy (Vy's Blog)

    February 19, 2012

    A Want So Wicked *flails* Really awesome mailbox :)

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    Little Miss Becky : )

    February 19, 2012

    Really awesome bunch of books! Oh, Such Wicked Intent–I love the new covers for this series!

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    Ria- The Beaucoup Review.

    February 19, 2012

    I've heard a lot of good thins about Born Wicked, it sounds great. Enjoy!

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    NTM (Books, Money and Mayhem)

    February 19, 2012

    Great bunch of books! Arise looks AWESOME! I really want to read Born Wicked too. I hope that you enjoy all of your new books:)

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    Carina Olsen

    February 19, 2012

    Ohh, awesome mailbox :D You have gotten lots of amazing books ;) I also got Arise this week :D <3 Excited to read it soon :) Hope you enjoy everything that you got ;)
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    February 19, 2012

    Oh wow! You got a lot of awesome books!! Quite a few are either on my to buy list or books I gotta check out asap! Hope you enjoy all them!!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    February 19, 2012

    Very cool mailbox this week! Lots of great looking stuff! Here's our IMM !

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    Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf

    February 19, 2012

    Wow…great books! I'm lusting after Born Wicked! Can't wait to see what you think of that one!

    Here's My IMM this week!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    Amy @ bookgoonie

    February 19, 2012

    Hearing great Born Wicked Buzz.

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    Kathy Martin

    February 19, 2012

    Nice collection. I still have Switched by Amanda Hocking on my stack. I am not ready for the next two yet. I am also eager to read Born Wicked. I hope you love all the books you got.

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

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    February 19, 2012

    great books. diana peterfruend? i was unaware she was doing another series, didnt really like her killer unicorn books though.

    Check out my IMM

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    February 19, 2012

    DANG! That's an awesome pile of books! Can't wait to hear with you think of those, especially For Darkness Shows the Stars and Arise.

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    February 19, 2012

    Wow looks like you got a ton of great books this week in the mail, so many of those I'm excited to read. I can't wait to see what people are saying about Darkness Shows the Stars.

    Have a great reading week!

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    YA Book Queen

    February 19, 2012

    For Darkness Shows the Stars!! How cool, and tons of other great books too. How will you ever decide what to read first? ;)

    Happy reading :D

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    Chapter by Chapter

    February 19, 2012

    Great books! Especially excited for Wake & Torn! Thanks for sharing:) Happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    My IMM for this week

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    Sara (of the Page Sage)

    February 19, 2012

    I can't wait for A Want So Wicked and I also want to read Born Wicked. Great haul!

    Happy Reading!

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    February 19, 2012

    I want to read The Gathering Storm and Born Wicked so much! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

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    Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books)

    February 19, 2012

    Wow, that's a lot of wonderful books!! So jealous. :)


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    Chloe Booklover

    February 19, 2012

    So many great books! I'm really excited for The Vanishing Game and especially for For Darkness Shows the Stars!
    My IMM :)

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    margie c {The Bumble Girl}

    February 19, 2012

    Born Wicked seems to be everywhere! I hope it's in my IMM next week, hee hee!
    Great books! Enjoy :)

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    JC Jones

    February 19, 2012

    Great group of books. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    February 19, 2012

    wow! so many awesome books!

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    February 19, 2012

    Ooooh! Such great books in your mailbox this week!
    I am eager to hear your thoughts on Such Wicked Intent and Wake! Especially Wake because I generally love Amanda Hocking’s books!
    Also, yay for Born Wicked! That’s on alot of people’s IMM’s this week (including mine, lol)
    Great Haul, Hafsah! :)

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    February 20, 2012

    A Want So Wicked is SOOOO GOOD!!! I really hope you love it as much as I did :D

    My IMM

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    ashelynn hetland

    February 20, 2012

    A Want So Wicked is SO GOOD. And I'm not just saying that because Anna did, ha! I read it in December and SWOON. I *still* heart Harlin. <3

    Also, I'm jealous you got a finished copy of A Touch Morbid. It's gorgeous in the picture!

    my IMM.

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    February 20, 2012

    What a great mailbox you had this weekend! :-) I am dying to read For Darkness Shows the Stars and hope it's as good as I think it will be.

    I've heard such amazing, wonderful things about Born Wicked, and I hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing your haul :-) My IMM:

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    February 20, 2012

    oooh i really want to read such wicked intent!

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    February 20, 2012

    Wow Hafsah, that's such a fabulous mailbox! I'm envious:) I can't wait for Arise and For the Darkness Shows the Stars, those are both at the top of my “most anticipated” list along with Wake! Enjoy:):)

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    February 20, 2012

    njoy all

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    Sara H.

    February 20, 2012

    Bon Wicked looks so amazing! I have heard nothing but fantastic things about A Need So Beautiful. Now that A Want So Wicked is almost out, I should get to reading that! I hope you like For Darkness Shows the Stars! It looks like the best combination of genres.

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    February 22, 2012

    I am a HUGE book nerd. I am so glad to have found your blog:> new follower:>