Sunday 2 August 2009

In My Mailbox 27

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.

Skinned - Robin Wasserman

Lia Kahn is beautiful, popular and destined for success…until a horrific accident nearly kills her.

Lia wakes up in a body that is not a body. It’s a machine, designed to look and feel human. She need never feel pain again. She will never age. And, as long as she is vigilant about backing up her memories, she need never die. For Lia is now a “mechanical” or “mech” - a living experiment.

Lia tries to return to her old life, but is shunned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her own family can’t seem to understand that underneath she’s still the same person. But is she? Can be a human without a body? And is it technically murder to “kill” a machine…?

Thanks to Kat from Simon and Schuster for sending me this, it sounds brilliant.

Killing God - Kevin Brooks
Dawn Bundy is fifteen. She doesn’t fit in and she couldn’t care less.

Dawn has other things on her mind. Her dad disappeared two years ago and it’s all God’s fault.

Dad was smiling too.
And he had a Bible in his hand
And his eyes…
God, his eyes.
It was terrifying.

When Dawn’s dad found God, it was the worst time ever. He thought he’d found the answer to everything.

But that wasn’t the end of it.

Thanks to Jenny for sending me this. I love Kevin Brooks so I know I’m going to love this.

Love, Aubrey - Suzanne LaFleur
Something heartbreaking has happened. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is on her own.
'It was fun at first, playing house. Nothing to think about but TV and cheese. A perfect world.’

She’s determined to hide away and take care of herself, because facing the truth is too much to bear.

‘I couldn’t let anyone know that I as alone. I was staying right here.’

But with the love of her grandmother and the letters she writes, can Aubrey begin to see that even though she’s lost everything - all is not lost?

Thanks again to Jenny for sending me this, I’m really looking forward to it.

The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett

The funniest and most unorthodox fantasy in this or any other galaxy.

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but incompetent wizard, a naïve tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet…

As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world…

My Auntie lent this to me. She thinks that I’ll love it. I hope I do!



  1. Great books you got this week, thats an interesting cover of Skinned I've never seen that one before. Enjoy your books.

  2. Hiya!
    Oo-er, I wasn't sure if I was following you or not. Sorry, I have the brain of a seive :P
    Love your blog btw.

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  4. I love Pratchett, but haven't read much by him. I love that cover of Skinned, which I've read. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Woah this cover of Skinned looks very beautiful. Hope you enjoy it ^^ Btw lovely new layout.

  6. Skinned looks so good! I've been wanting to read it-- Can't wait to read a review from you on it. x)

  7. I like the cover of Skinned, the book was OK for me. Enjoy!


  8. I like that cover of Skinned!


  9. Great looking books!

  10. You got some good looking books.

  11. You have many good books to read there, enjoy them all! Looking forward to your KG & Aubrey reviews :)

  12. I've read a lot of Kevin Brooks but still can't make up my mind about him.


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