Sunday 5 July 2009

In My Mailbox 23

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.

Fairest of Them All - Jan Blazanin (signed)

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess with shining, golden hair…

If life were a fairy tale, Oribella Bettencourt would have a “happily ever after” kind of future ahead of her. A Hollywood producer has come to Des Moines in search of a perfectly modern Princess Rapunzel, and Ori - a model, dancer, and a star of the beauty pageant circuit - lands the part. And why shouldn’t she? With her hard-working, self-sacrificing mother guiding her career, Ori is stunning, dedicated, poised…and then there’s her hair. Breathtakingly lustrous blond hair that sets her apart from all the other girls at school. So what if she doesn’t have any friends her age, or anyone to talk to other than her mother? She’s on the verge of having everything she’s ever dreamed of.

But in this fairy tale, the beautiful princess wakes up to her worst nightmare - when almost overnight, Ori begins to lose her hair…

Thank you to Jan for sending me this and signing it. It looks great!

The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent.

And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future - between the one she loves and the one who loves her.

And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?

This has finally been released in the UK so I can see what all the fuss was about!

Lottie Biggs is Not Mad - Hayley Long

Am I jealous that my best friend has a boyfriend? Does that mean I’m tragic??? Is my current hair colour (melody deep plum) better than that dodgy custard colour I tried out last week? Perhaps I should go out with Gareth Stingecombe - even though I don’t fancy him the least tiniest bit. If I don’t fancy Gareth Stingecombe the tiniest bit, why am I obsessing about his manly thighs?

This is a book about all the important questions in life. It’s definitely not about sitting in my wardrobe or having a mental disturbance of any kind…

Thanks to Hayley’s agent, Hayley, for sending me this. It sounds like such a fun book.

Tender Morsels - Margo Lanagan

“You are pure-hearted and lovely, and you have never done a moment’s wrong. But you are a living creature, born to make a real life, however it cracks you heart.”

Liga raises her two daughters in the safe haven of an alternate reality, a personal heaven granted by magic as a refuge from her earthly suffering.

But the real world cannot be denied forever and when the barrier between the two worlds begins to break down, Liga’s fiery daughter, Urdda, steps across it…

This unforgettable novel is sure to shock and amaze. Constantly shifting from beauty to horror, darkness to light, Tender Morsels will take you to the very edge.

This sounds very weird and I think that it might be adult, but I’ll give it go anyway. Even though I absolutely hate the cover!



  1. Cool, is Tender Morsels in bookshops already? And it's definitely teen, though there's an adult version too!

    Great week, hope you enjoy them all. I agree that Lottie Biggs looks hilarious!

  2. Great books you got this week, The Forest of Hands and Teeth is quite good. Enjoy your books.

  3. Yay, great books, great week! (And we have a review of Lottie Biggs going up tomorrow!)

  4. Fairest of them all sounds good. I heard Forest of Hands and Teeth is amazing. Lucky you to get those books.

  5. I love the UK Tender Morsels cover, it's so evocative. Fairest of them All is a great read, can't wait to read your review.

  6. Tender Morsels sounds amazing!

  7. OOo, that's the first time I've seen the UK cover for Tender Morsels. I've heard mixed reviews of that one, but I'll find time to read it one of these days!

  8. You had a great book week. I love all the covers. TFOHAT and Tender Morsels look so good. Enjoy all your reads :)

  9. fabulous book week! Love TFOHAT cover! so different from the US version! Happy reading!

  10. oooooh I love the cover for tender morsels. sounds good too!!!

    Happy reading!

  11. I won Fairest of The All in a contest a while back and never got it. It sounds good and so does The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Happy reading!


  12. I really enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and the cover that you got is really cool. Hopefully you enjoy it!

  13. The Forest of Hands and Teeth was pretty good~ I hope you enjoy it!

    Also, the cover of Tender Morsels kind of creeps me out.

  14. Fairest of Them All sounds interesting, and I thought The Forest of Hands of Teeth was good. However, that Tender Morsels cover is really scary. I've heard it's not bad though, despite that cover. Happy reading!

    - Alex

  15. great books! really curious for Fairest of them all, love the mtv books,enjoy!

  16. TFOHAT is amazing! I've wondered about Fairest of them all. Happy Reading!

  17. I hope enjoy FOTH. I know I did. ;)

  18. You had a superb week! I hope you enjoy them :)

  19. FOTA looks great and that's awesome that you got it signed. Enjoy!

  20. TFOHAT is amazing! One of my favs ever! Hope you love it.

  21. I love Fairest Of Them All and The Forest Of Hands And Teeth. Happy reading.

  22. Tender Morsels does have a scary looking cover. At first I thought the girl was a zombie. Fairest of Them All cover reminds me of the Liar by Justine Larbalestier cover which also mostly hair. The Lottie book with its "manly thighs" in the description sounds like a fun one.

  23. Awesome books, I've been wanting 2 read In the Forest Of Hands and Teeth and Fairest of them all.

    happy reading!!

  24. I really enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth I hope you like it!!


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