In My Mailbox (3) 

 June 12, 2011

By  admin

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie

Lots to share this week! I had a bit of buying spree, plus had a few books bought for me, plus a couple of ARCs sent my way!

Here’s what was in my mailbox this week:


Class A (Cherub 2) by Robert Muchamore

Loved the first book in the Cherub series (my review can be found here) so I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

I’ve been told you have to read Unwind if you’re a fan of dystopian fiction – which I certainly am lol! This does sound pretty amazing – going by the many 5-star reviews!

Candor by Pam Bachorz

Candor sounds exactly like my kind of book *coughdystopian* – and I was drawn to the unusual cover.

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet

  There has been a growing hype about this unusual book around the blogs lately and it comes highly recommended by those who have chanced upon it (my Waterstones lady couldn’t praise it enough). It isn’t the type of book I would typically pick up, but it comes with a glowing review by Patrick Ness, who is one of my favourite authors, so I simply had to give this one a try!

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Why did I pick up this book? Three words: The Fuentes boys.

Across the Universe by beth Revis

I have read so many positive reviews the past few weeks about this book that when I saw it on a 3 for 2 offer a Waterstones clearly it was fate.

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

I took a chance on this one – I saw it in the bookstore and in the back of my mind remembered reading one single (but glowing) review about it ages ago. It looked exactly like the type of story I love so I snapped it up (and I’m glad I did – I’ve already read it and it was brilliant!)

The Season by Sarah MacLean

OK – so every once in a while I like to indulge in some romance *coughbodice-ripper* (no judging!) type books (you know – the ones you used to sneak of your mum’s/grandmother’s bookcase when you were young because they had *gasp!* sex in. Don’t try to tell me you didn’t). Anyway – I saw that an author of one of those aforementioned romance novels had written a regency YA and that it had some very good reviews – so I figured what the heck! Who doesn’t love a regency romance with a sassy confident heroine!

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

The gorgeous cover and synopsis made me want to read this book straight away!

‘Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain.’

Yep – the protagonist lives in a theatre where the characters come to life! Who wouldn’t want to read it!?

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I did a little excited dance when I got this through the mail! I am so excited to read it I cannot tell you. If you haven’t heard about this book I just have to say where have you been!!?! I’ve not read a bad review yet and it’s ILLUSTRATED!!!! 

You Against Me by Jenny Downham

I’ve had my eye on this a long while now and I finally decided to buy it – and I’m very glad I did because it is a very powerful novel (yes I have already read 5 of these books lol – reviews to follow!)

I’ve been very lucky this past week and was kindly sent two books for review by Quirk Books:

For Review

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

If you’ve seen my post about the book trailer for this one, you’ll know how excited I am to read it! I cannot thank Quick Books and Mat at PGUK enough for their generosity in sending a copy my way (and for happily sending Captain Jack Sparrow’s Handbook with it!)

The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

This looks like a fun read – who doesn’t like pirates (or Captain Jack Sparrow come to that!)?


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