Sunday, 21 June 2009

In My Mailbox 21

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.

My little sister bought me an Edward t-shirt and bookmark for my birthday. I know they aren’t exactly books, but I had to share anyway!
The Reformed Vampire Support Group - Catherine Jinks

Fifteen-year-old Nina has been a vampire since 1973, and she’s hated every day of it. It has really cramped her style and social life - and it’s boring. Plus, she has to wear wrap-around shades 25/7 and she can’t get a decent hair cut. But things take a turn for the worse when a member of her therapy group is killed by an unknown vampire slayer.

Threatened with extinction, she and her fellow vampires set out to hunt down the culprit - and soon find themselves caught up in a dangerous quest full of guns, thugs and a very sexy werewolf. Perhaps there’s more to being a bona fide vampire after all…

I think this sounds really different and completely fabulous.

Take Me There - Susane Colasanti

The ups and downs of love and friendship

Rhiannon is devastated after the break up with her boyfriend and desperately wants him back. But love comes easy for Nicole. Her ex is still in the picture, pining for her, but she can’t help having a new crush. And then there’s James, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Rhiannon, who is too blind to see that their friendship can be so much more. Just when things couldn’t get more complicated, the school’s resident mean girl decides she is intent on ruining everyone’s life. James, Nicole and Rhiannon are not going to let slide, but will their desire to take down the mean girl bring these three friends exactly what they want

I loved When It Happens so I have high hopes for this one.

Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel - Richelle Mead

When love and jealously collide on the slopes, winter break turns deadly…

Rose Hathaway’s got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps get stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir’s on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians - including the legendary Jeanine Hathaway…Rose’s formidable, long-absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks. This year, St. Vlad’s holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined…

Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel - Richelle Mead

What if following her heart means Rose could lose her best friend forever?

Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes the gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken…

But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose’s sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever.

Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing, but suddenly there’s way more than friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for the lives that Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most…but will her choice mean that only one can survive?

The Bad Tuesdays: Strange Energy - Benjamin J. Myers

Splinter, Chess and Box…are The Bad Tuesdays.

What has happened to the children stolen by the Twisted Symmetry?

The Committee is determined to find out and enlists the help of Chess Tuesday and her brothers, Box and Splinter.

Is this a desperate gamble by the Committee, or a calculated move in a deadly game?

What will happen when the Tuesdays journey to the heart of the very power that is hunting them?

Sprout - Dale Peck

A move from New York to rural Kansas following the death of his mother uproots Sprout. He’s sure he’ll find no friends, no love, no beauty there. But then friends find him, the strangeness of the landscape fascinates him and, when love shows up in an unexpected place, Sprout realises that Kansas is not quite as empty as he thought.

Subverting stereotypes and packed with gritty humour, Sprout is an inspirational coming-of-age story about a boy who knows he is gay in a town that seems to have no place to hide.

The Summoning - Kelley Armstrong

All Chloe Saunders wants is a life like any normal teenager - the chance to get through school, make friends, maybe meet a boy. But when she starts seeing ghosts, she knows that life will never be normal again.

Soon the ghosts are everywhere, demanding her attention. When Chloe finally breaks down, she’s admitted to a group home for disturbed kids. At first Lyle House seems okay, but as she gets to know the other patients - charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a ‘thing’ for fire - Chloe begins to realise that something strange and sinister binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual ‘problem kid’ behaviour.

And they’re about to discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home, either…

I got such a great group of books this week that it’s going to be impossible to decide which to read first!



  1. Awesome books you got this week, hope you enjoy reading them all.

  2. I really want to read The Summoning! Can't wait to hear your thoughts. :)


  3. It sounds like you got some great reads. And bookmark/t-shirt. I hope you enjoyed your birthday!

  4. Wow, great books! I loved Sprout. I hope you enjoy them all!

  5. Awesome haul! I hope you enjoy reading them all! I look forward to your reviews!

  6. The Summoning is so good! I hope you enjoy it.

  7. Wow, you got some great books this week. I liked Take Me There and the two in the Vampire Academy series. I really want to read Sprout. Happy reading!

    - Alex

  8. You had an awesome week with books. One of my favorite series is the VA one and Shadow Kiss just about tore my heart out. I cannot wait for Blood Promise (2 more months to go) whaaaaa! The Summoning is a great read and it's sequel is even better.

    Enjoy your reads :)

  9. Great haul this week! Happy reading!

  10. Ooo Sprout seems interesting! This is the first time I actually read the synopsis. Happy reading!

  11. I love the vampire academy series. Cant wait to see how you like them.

  12. How sweet is your sister, Sophie, for your goodies. What a terrific week of books, too.
    Enjoy & have a great reading week!

  13. You had a great week Sophie! I hope you enjoy Reformed Vamps, Sprout and the VA books - I loved all of them!

    Oh, and your shirt/bookmark kick ass. Woohoo for Twilight!

  14. I've never seen that Edward bookmark! I really like it :)

    Happy Reading!


  15. I've heard some mixed reviews on the Reformed Vampire Support Group, so I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. Lots of great books! Happy reading!

  17. Thanks for the visit last week!

    I vote for reading "Frostbite" and "Shadow Kiss" first. They are amazing books!

    Don't read "The Summoning" until you've got your hands on the sequel: "The Awakening." The cliffhanger darn near killed me.

    Happy reading!

  18. You got a lot of great books! Happy Birthday! I love the cover of The Reformed Vampire Support Group!

  19. *Squees!!* Where did your sister get that bookmark???? I want one!!

  20. I hope you enjoy Take Me There, it's such a cute book. And I heard Sprout was nice too.

  21. I am going to nick the Reformed Vampire Support Group and The summoning!

  22. Cute presents from your sister :)

    Some really great books you've got this week! I've read The Summoning and The Awakening and they are both GREAT!! I feel that I should warn you, it's a bad idea to start The Summoning if you haven't got The Awakening available near by.

  23. Ups, I see that Katie already has warned you.


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