In My Mailbox (Mar. 21st, 2010)

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Only bought three books this week – a fact that my wallet is rather happy about!  But they are three books that I have really been lusting after.  So, yay!

First up, the UK edition of Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill, the first book in her Chicagoland Vampires Series.  I absolutely loved Neill’s YA novel, Firespell, and can not wait to get started on this one.  The UK edition only came out this month – so if you haven’t seen it at your local bookshop before, it should be there now!

I also got my first graphic novel – ever – this week, Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs and illustrated by Francis Tsai.  It’s set before we meet Mercy in Moon Called.  I am kinda nervous about reading a graphic novel, as my previous attempts have failed rather miserably.  I find that I usually end up skipping ahead to the action and miss all the very-important!character building.  *sighs*

Last but not least, the second book in the Georgiana Kincaid series – Succubus Nights by Richelle Mead (Succubus on top in the US).  I loved the first book Succubus Blues and really can not wait to get started on this one.  The love interest Seth is, quite possibly, my favourite leading man ever.  Which is kind of incredible.  I need to see if he lives up to my own expectations!

So, a pretty great week.  How was yours?

In My Mailbox (Mar. 14th, 2010)

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This was going to be a slow week – but I’m afraid a 3 for 2 deal at Waterstones got the best of me… shameful, I know.  🙂

Two books this week for The Book Depository – both of which came with lovely customer-designed bookmarks.  Twenty winners were selected, and have now been sent out in books across the world.  Take a look at the Winners Post at Bookdepository.  I had to include my favourite bookmark – which I fortunately received this week.  Those three birds you see to your left are feature on the bookmark by Jehanne Silva-Freimane from Latvia.  I just think it is hysterical and literary – awesome combination!

On to this week’s stash!

I got two YA Paranormal books this week.  Blue Moon by Alyson Noel has just been released here in the UK.  I liked, but did not love, the first in The Immortals Series, Evermore.  It’s paranormal hero, Damen, was a serious let down.  Hopefully he will improve in this book!

I also got a copy of Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz – this series is only now being released in the UK, but has gotten a ton of publicity since its release.  I somewhat sceptical that I will enjoy this book – the Gossip Girl similarities are not something I like – but I will try to keep an open mind!

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris joins my Sookie Stackhouse TBR pile.  It is the eighth in the series, but I have only finished 4 of the books!  I am not sure if I like the covers that feature characters from True Blood, but whatever gets people reading her series.  As much as I enjoy the True Blood TV series – the books are very different!

Angels of the Deep by Kirby Crow is a urban fantasy book mixed with some romance.    It is supposed to be very, very dark – which the cover definitely enforces.  Kudos to cover artist Analise Dubner for the great design.  It is as stunning in real life as I had imagined it.  ♥

So, how was your week?

In My Mailbox (Mar. 7th, 2010)

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I got a lot of books this week – so many that even I am getting worried about when on earth I am going to be able to read them all.  Let’s start off with the most exciting of the bunch – the signed copies!  Signed copies of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy – both from Forbidden Planet (which is awesome for that sort of thing!)

In my mailbox this week:

  • Frostbite (Vampire Academy, Book 2) by Richelle Mead
  • Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, Book 3) by Richelle Mead
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Splendour Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  • Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy
I can’t wait to get started on the next Vampire Academy books – my fingers are twitching to forgo what I am currently reading and curl up instead with Rose and Dimitri.  Am also super excited about reading Angels’ Blood – the new cover is HOT.  Seriously.  I mainly bought it for that!

In My Mailbox (Feb. 28th, 2010)

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First off – the most exciting book in the pile this week – is a SIGNED COPY of Blood Promise by Richelle Mead!  I just read Vampire Academy this week (and loved it!) and am so excited to have a signed version of the 4th book of the series.

I just love what I can find at Foyles!  Kinda makes up for the fact I couldn’t make her actual book signing.  *sighs*

Here’s there whole week’s loot – most were found in second-hand shops (which makes the find so much more fun) or bought at Foyles:

The list this week:

In My Mailbox (Feb. 21st, 2010)

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Got two YA books this week that I am really excited about.  Old Magic by Marianne Curley and Nearly Departed by Rook Hastings.  Old Magic was first published in 2000, but with all the YA hype it has been reissued this year.  Isn’t the cover awesomely spooky?

Old Magic by Marianne Curley

The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom.

Jarrod doesn’t believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her “hocus pocus” notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate’s theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey — one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod’s family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.

Nearly Departed by Rook Hastings

“I’ve seen a ghost,” said Emily. “Well, not seen one exactly. Heard one. At least, I think I have!” Everything has a rational explanation. Unless it doesn’t. Welcome to Weirdsville…Woodsville is not like other towns. Night falls a little earlier there, the shadows are darker and denser, and everyone knows it’s a place where strange things happen. Even if they won’t admit it. Bethan would prefer to be anywhere but here. Jay has his theories, but isn’t ready to share. Hashim sees more than he’ll say, while Kelly’s demons are all too flesh and blood. But Emily’s freak-out brings them out of denial and face to face with the supernatural. Anywhere else, Friday night would be date night. But not in Weirdsville!

And for review (via Librarything c/o HarperCollins) I got the new adult fiction book by YA author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars Series). Has a pretty, sparky cover and looks like it will be an enjoyable – if not somewhat depressing read.

All the Things We Didn’t Say by Sara Shepard

Emotional, issue-led fiction perfect for all fans of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and Jodi Picoult Tragedy came as if so often does: a teenage party, emotions running high, followed by a horrific car crash. A girl is left dead and a boy is forced to leave his home town, with a secret that he will carry with him forever! Years later, when Summer’s mother disappears one summer, she is left with her father. Obsessed with an accident from years ago, he slowly descends into mental illness. And as he becomes more disorientated, he reveals small fragments of a secret that has been hidden since his youth, a secret that changes everything. Summer supports her father as much as she can but eventually realises that she has to escape. She finds refuge with her great-aunt, Stella. Feisty, fun-loving, and dying of cancer, Stella holds parts of the family secret. Slowly, things fall into place for Summer – or at least so she thinks! This is a story of the importance of family, of the damage a lie can do, and of how nothing is ever what it seems.

That’s it for this week, what did you get in your mailboxes?

In My Mailbox (Feb. 7th, 2010)

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All YA books this week!

I was very picky about the covers I got for these books.  I wanted to avoid the whole race debacle surrounding Magic Under Glass –  so bought the UK cover.  I thought the US version of Knife (which is called Faery Rebels in the US) looked like it was designed for a three-year-old – so, again, bought the UK cover.  And I was annoyed that the UK publisher completely changed the cover and title of Hearts at Stake (called My Love Lies Bleeding in the UK) – so I bought the US cover!  *sighs*

But what was amazing was I was able to pick-and-choose from these covers in London bookstores!  One luxury I think US readers don’t quite have… !

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