Sunday, 16 August 2009

In My Mailbox 29

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 Cinderella Society - Kay Cassidy (signed ARC)

What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?

Sixteen-year-old Jess Parker survives by staying invisible. Then she gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join the Cinderella Society, a secret club of some of the most popular girls in school, where makeovers are the first order of official business. Catching the eye of her popular crush, and with a chance to finally fit in, Jess feels like she’s found her fairy tale.

Until the Wickeds - led by Jess’s archenemy - begin targeting innocent girls, and Jess learns that there’s more to being a Cindy than reinventing yourself from the outside. She’s become part of a battle for good vs. evil, and now the Cindys need Jess on special assignment. Is honouring her new sisterhood worth destroying her dream life?

The Cinderella Society is a chick-lit novel with a twist, introducing a secret, prestigious society that teens will love to read about.

I won this from Kay’s monthly contest over at her fabulous You 2.0 blog.

Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick (ARC)

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and to know more about her than her own mother. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of a centuries-old battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and sooner or later, she’s going to have to pick sides…

I‘ve already read this and it‘s as amazing as everybody is saying it is! My review will be up Monday.

Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev

All her world’s a stage.
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theatre.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
Until now.

Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie (as she’s known to the theatre).
Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, and Peaseblossom: Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. Bertie’s sidekicks.
Ariel: Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
Bertie: Our heroine.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book - an ancient magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family…and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

All of the raving reviews made me finally succumb to buying this. I’m so excited to read it.

Beautiful Americans - Lucy Silag

What happens in Paris…

Secrets. PJ’s deep blue eyes and angelic long blond hair conceal a truth that’s anything but. Will her dark past stay where it belongs in the backwoods of Vermont, or haunt her in the city of light?

Passion. Always the good girl, Olivia plans to twirl her way to the top of the Parisian ballet scene. But that’s not supposed to include dancing on a table all night…or stumbling into the arms of the wrong boy.

Lies. With his emo-trendy behead, hilarious comebacks and Southern drawl, Zack could win over anyone. Too bad he’s after the only on who’s forbidden…

Scandal. All Alex wants from Paris is to nab that berry-red Dior coat and seduce the perfect penny-loafer-wearing boy - and Alex always gets what she wants. But will her scheming pay off? Or is she risking more than she knows…?

Alex, Olivia, Zack and PJ are spending a year at the prestigious Lycé e de Monceau in the sparkling city of Paris. This is their chance to sip café au lait in Le Marais, throw secret parties in their families’ Versailles-size apartments, and have the time of their lives. But when the secrets they thought they left behind come out, everything could be ruined…

I've wanted to read this for so long.

The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle - Catherine Webb

The Bank of England robbed!
Murder on the streets of London!
Hypnotism! Mystery! Pursuit!
Saint Paul’s Cathedral ablaze!

Horatio Lyle is a former Special Constable with a passion for science and invention. He’s also an occasional sleuth. Thrown together with Tess (a reformed pickpocket) and Thomas (a rebellious young gentleman), Lyle and his faithful hound Tate find themselves pursuing an acient Chinese plate, a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of polite society and a dangerous enemy who may not even be human…

Welcome to the world of Horatio Lyle: when mystery beckons, he gathers his courage, sharpens his wits and fills his pockets with things that explode.

Thanks to Sam from Little, Brown for this.

I was also meant to get Blood Promise by Richelle Mead yesterday but we weren’t in when the post was delivered so I have to go and pick it up from the Post Office tomorrow morning. I nearly started crying!



  1. That's an enviable selection! I'm really excited about Hush, Hush. Eyes Like Stars looks awesome too.

  2. Great books you got this week. Hush Hush looks like a really good book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  3. OMG! I love your books this week! AMAZING! I can't wait for Hush, Hush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. great books!!!

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  5. I love the sound of all your books, especially Hush Hush! Hope you enjoy reading them all! :)

  6. Wow, great books!
    Looooving The Cinderella Society - how could *I* get my hands on an ARC??? :)

  7. I don't recognize the last two books, but the first three I've read or heard of. Congrats on winning The Cinderella Society - isn't Kay's blog awesome? :-D

  8. Ooh, The Cinderella Society! Lucky you! I really want to read Hush, Hush. Glad you liked it! Happy reading.

    - Alex

  9. AWESOME books this week! and the Cinderella Society! Super Cool! hope you enjoy them all. happy reading!

  10. So glad The Cinderella Society arrived safe and sound! We just got final cover a few days ago (yay!) and it's a tweaked version of the ARC cover. It's up on my web site on the TCS page if you want to peek. I hope you enjoy the book, Sophie! :-)

  11. Oo You got some great books this week! Oo I want Kay's book! Lucky. ;) Happy reading!

  12. Am looking forward to your Eyes Like Stars review - I'm dying to read that!

  13. The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle looks interesting. I don't think I've heard of it before. Happy reading!

  14. I really loved Eyes Like Stars, hope you enjoy it too! Happy reading

  15. Great books! I really enjoyed Eyes Like Stars and I can't wait to read Hush, Hush...enjoy!

  16. I am so, so jealous of the Cinderella Society! I am absolutely dying to read that one. Lucky you!!!

  17. Awesome books -- I'm in the middle of "Eyes Like Stars" and it is so good!

    Happy reading!

  18. I have Hush Hush but haven't started yet. I do want to read Eyes Like Stars!

    Looks like a lot of fun books!


  19. Great week! The Cinderella Society sounds really good :)

  20. Looking forward to Hush, Hush. That cover is so eerie. Happy reading!

  21. Hush Hush.. the cover! its just WOW. Im one of those who totally judges a book by its cover!

  22. They all look wonderful :)


  23. I got Cinderella Society this week too. Can't wait to read this one. lucky you also got Hush Hush.

  24. These all look wonderful!! Enjoy =)

    I'm also currently reading 20 Boy Summer! I like it so far.

  25. I am going to nick Eyes Like Stars.

  26. These look like fantastic reads! I'll have to add a few of them to my ever-growing reading list!

    I also have a suggestion! You'll also love a book called 'Knickles and Dimes'. It has hilarious characters and a really great story. I'd recommend it!

    Thanks for the suggestions : )

  27. I need Hush Hush, I am going to die waiting for it! Sigh. Just have to keep counting down the days!

  28. I've been so wanting to read Eyes Like Stars. Should go out and buy it. Hope I get The Cinderella Society soon.

  29. I have ELS, I haven't got to read it yet, but I do have it. I can't wait to get started on it. The Cinderlla Society looks sooo good, I want to read that one so bad. And another Hush, Hush reciever. I am jealous! Happy reading!


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