Sunday, 4 October 2009

In My Mailbox 35

This was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. If you want more information check out their blogs. All summaries are from the book jackets.

The Dragon Book - edited by Jack Danna and Gardner Dozois

From Amazon: In this unmissable collection, the biggest names in Fantasy reignite the fire of these legendary beasts with stories that will consume your imagination. Magical! "The Dragon Book" has stories from Garth Nix, Tad Williams, Jonathan Stroud, Tamora Pierce, Diana Wynne Jones, Sean Williams, Greg Maguire and many others.

I’ve never read anything about dragons before, so I thought I’d give this a go.

The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath - Rick Yancey

Mon-strum-ol-o-gy n.

1. The study of life forms generally malevolent to humans and not recognised by science as actual organisms, specifically those considered products of myth and folklore.

2. The act of hunting such creatures.

In the short time Will Henry has lived with Dr Warthrop, he has grown used to mysterious visitors and dangerous business. For Warthrop is no ordinary doctor; he is a monstrumologist, a specialist in monsters.

When a grave robber calls one night, he brings a grisly delivery for Will and the doctor. It is the body of a young girl entwined with the corpse of an Anthropophagus - a monster with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth in its belly. The doctor knows the terrible truth: where there is one of these man-eating monsters, there are many. But can Will and the monstrumologist find the lair of the beasts before they kill again?

This was a complete surprise. It looks interesting!

Fallen - Lauren Kate

Daniel’s gaze caught hers, and her breath caught in her throat. She recognised him from somewhere. But she would have remembered meeting someone like him. She would have remembered feeling as absolutely shaken up as she did right now.

But what do you do when the person you’ve spent your whole life looking for keeps slipping out of your grasp? What if the person who are meant to be with can never be yours?

Dangerously addictive and darkly romantic, Fallen is the ultimate gothic love story - a page-turning thriller about fallen angels.

!!! I squealed when I opened this. I had no idea that it was coming at all.

I also got a beautiful finished copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (my review). It’s so pretty! The cover is all shiny and silvery.

Sophie

21 comments:

  1. Wah, you are so lucky! Fallen looks awesome. Love the cover and the description!

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  2. Yay, a great fallen angel week! Hope you enjoy them all - especially Fallen... the proof is lovely!

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  3. Fallen! EEP! I want that so much! Hope you like it :-)

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  4. I'm dying of envy over Fallen, that looks so good!! I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

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  5. Awesome books you got this week. I love dragons so that book is definitely going on my reading list. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  6. Cool week. I preordered Hush Hush. I'm desperate to read it. As for Fallen, I haven't heard about this one before so I'm lookng forward to your review.

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  7. Wow, amazing-looking books. (And I got Fallen too. Yay!) Happy reading!

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  8. Wow, great books! I also received Fallen, I can't wait to read it! Happy reading!

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  9. Wow great books! So jealous you got a finished copy of Hush Hush and yeah for Fallen!(:

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  10. Fallen!!! Congrats! Can't wait to read that. Enjoy and happy reading!

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  11. Oh! You got Fallen!!! Lucky!! Enjoy..

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  12. Oooh! Fallen! I can't wait to see what you have to say!

    Happy reading!

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  13. I've really been wanting to read Fallen! It sounds amazing. Enjoy.

    ~Briana :)

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  14. Hush, Hush sounds amazing and so does Fallen. Enjoy!!

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  15. Oooh, "Fallen!" So jealous -- it sounds amazing.

    Happy reading!

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  16. By the way, did you know you're quoted on Amazon's Hush, Hush page?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hush-Becca-Fitzpatrick/dp/1847386946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254695075&sr=1-1

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  17. I want Fallen soooooo bad! It looks terrific! And I am uber jealous of Hush, Hush. Congrats and happy reading!

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  18. I also got Fallen. I hope you enjoy it, and the others =D

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  19. Wow, great books. I'm gonna add them to my ever growing list! Fallen looks great. I see the dragon one too, have you read any other dragon ones? A friend recommended one but I'm usually reading vamps, weres, sf/fantasy and no dragons yet. Let me know, thanks! ;-)

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  20. I noticed you are reading Fallen, how do you like it? I want that one badly! ;-)

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