Sunday 22 February 2009

In My Mailbox V

I've borrowed the idea of this from the amazing The Story Siren. If you want more information check out her blog. All summaries are from the book jackets.

The Thirteen Treasures - Michelle Harrison

While visiting her grandmother’s house, Tanya discovers an unsolved mystery. Fifty years ago, a girl vanished in the woods nearby - a girl Tanya’s grandmother will not speak of. Fabian, the caretaker’s son, is tormented by the girl’s disappearance. His grandfather was the last person to see her alive, and has lived under suspicion ever since. Together, Tanya and Fabian decide to find the truth. But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see faeries. Can it help them to unravel the mystery? Soon they are facing terrible danger - could the manor’s sinister history be about to repeat itself?

I've wanted to read this since it came out and now it's won the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2009 so I've got even higher hopes for it than before!

Numbers - Rachel Ward

Since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. When she looks in someone’s eyes, she can see the date they will die.

Life is hard, until she meets a boy called Spider. Suddenly her world seems brighter

But on a trip to London, Jem foresees a chain of events that will shatter their lives forever…

I love the cover for this one; it looks even better in real life, with fluorescent orange on the sides of the title.

Inkheart - Cornelia Funke

Dare to read it aloud…

Meggie loves stories, but her father, Mo, hasn’t read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared.

When a stranger knocks at their door, Mo is forced to reveal an extraordinary secret - when he reads aloud, words come alive, and dangerous characters step out of the pages.

Suddenly, Meggie is living the kind of adventure she has only read in books. But this one will change her life forever.

I started reading this a couple of years ago but didn't finish it so I decided to try it again.



  1. That 13 Treasures looks really good.

  2. I just learned about 13 Treasures when the author starting following me on twitter and now I am just aching for it - but we can't get it in Canada yet! So I envy you right now. haha! Can't wait for your review!

  3. 13 Treasures and Numbers looks great! Happy reading!

  4. wow! 13 treasures looks great... hadn't heard of it! will be adding it to my wish list!

    thanks for participating in IMM!!

  5. oh Inkheart was such a fun read! Did you watch the movie?

  6. I just love the cover of Numbers.

  7. 13 Treasures sounds good. I wonder how many books have 13 in the title? I look forward to your review!

  8. JEALOUS! I really want 13 Treasures and Numbers. They both sound amazinggg.


  9. Numbers sounds really awesome! I'm going to have to add that one to my "to read" list!

  10. Great week Sophie! I really want to read 13 Treasures.


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