Sunday 25 October 2009

In My Mailbox 37

This meme 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 Dresskeeper - Mary Naylus

Have you ever pretended to be someone else?

Picky Robson thought things couldn’t get any worse. Her life is a boy-free zone, she’s being bullied at school, then Mum announces she has to look after Gran every weekend for the foreseeable future. One night, unknowingly tempting fate, Picky slips into a flouncy old dress from the depths of an ancient chest and finds herself back in 17th Century London.

But she is not alone. A weirdo in a wig is trying to kill her - mistaking her for a girl called Amelia.

Who is Amelia? Can Picky change the past by exposing the murdered? And will she make it back alive?

Thanks to Prospera Publishing for sending me a review copy of this. You can see my review here.

Ice - Sarah Beth Durst

When Cassie was little, her grandmother told her stories about the Arctic…about frost and snow, and a beautiful castle made of ice, and about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King. But Cassie is older now and has no time for fairytales and talking animals, or lies about her dead mother.

But when Cassie comes face to face with a mysterious polar bear, one that defies all scientific fact or knowledge, she begins to realise that the fairytales could actually be true. Discovering that her mother may still be alive, Cassie makes her own deal with the Polar Bear King, embarking on a dangerous journey to save her. But the deal comes with consequences she never bargained for, and before her journey’s end, Cassie will discover the true meaning of family, and of loss and love.

A fantastic surprise from Simon and Schuster. I’m really looking forward to this.

Out of Shadows - Jason Wallace

From Amazon: 'If I stood you in front of a man, pressed a gun into your palm and told you to squeeze the trigger, would you do it?' 'No, sir, no way!' 'What if I then told you we'd gone back in time and his name was Adolf Hitler? Would you do it then?' Zimbabwe, 1980s The war is over, independence has been won and Robert Mugabe has come to power offering hope, land and freedom to black Africans. It is the end of the Old Way and the start of a promising new era. For Robert Jacklin, it's all new: new continent, new country, new school. And very quickly he learns that for some of his classmates, the sound of guns is still loud, and their battles rage on ...white boys who want their old country back, not this new black African government. Boys like Ivan. Clever, cunning Ivan. For him, there is still one last battle to fight, and he's taking it right to the very top.

A surprise from Anderson Press. I’m not sure if it’s really my thing but I’ll give it a go.

Wake - Lisa McMann

Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can’t tell anybody about what she does - they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she was a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant…

Another surprise from Simon and Schuster. I’ve already read and reviewed the US version here.



  1. Ooh, Out of Shadows! We got a proof at work, and I really want to read it. If Markus Zusak says it's good, it must be worth a read! :)

    Have a great week!

  2. Great books. I keep hearing how good Wake is so I really need to read it!

  3. Great haul there. Ice and Wake are both on my wishlist, because they sound awesome.

  4. OOOh you have The Dresskeeper too, that sounds so interesting.

  5. I like the cover for Wake.

  6. I loved Wake! Looking forward to your review of Ice!

  7. great books this week! enjoy and happy reading!

  8. The Dresskeeper sounds interesting. And based from the reviews I've read, ICE seems to be a really great book! Enjoy!

  9. Great books this week. The new cover of Wake is growing on me, and that book is so amazing. I cannot wait for Gone. I have your books and included some for a bonus. I hope you enjoy them.

  10. Ooh nice, you got Ice!

    And Wake is AMAZING :D

    Happy Reading!

  11. You got some great books. I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading =)

  12. Great books you got there! Have fun reading them.

  13. Great books you got this week. Thats an interesting cover of Wake. I still have yet to read it. Enjoy reading all your books.

  14. Happy reading! They look really good.

  15. Great books! I have to say I like the UK cover of Wake better the US version. I know it doesn't change the content of the book but still. Enjoy your books!

    What Book is That?

  16. I love the Ice cover. I hope it's as good as it sounds!

  17. The UK cover of "Wake" is so awesome. I love it so much and it's such a great book.

    Happy reading!


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