Sunday 17 January 2010

In My Mailbox 47

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.

For review:

Suspicion: A Private Novel - Kate Brian

Reed Brennan thought that a winter break in the islands with some of the Billings Girls, old and new, was just what she needed to recover from her traumatic last term at Easton. At first everything is perfect: relaxing, fun and elegant. But soon things take a more sinister turn and suddenly Reed finds herself in danger once more.

If Reed wants to survive her fateful vacation she must discover who is after her and why, before it’s too late…

This is book eleven in the series and I haven’t read and don’t own the rest of the series. Hopefully I’ll get round to them one day!

Everwild - Neal Shusterman

Between life and death, wilderness beckons…

The fate of Everlost is at stake. Nick wants to help the children reach the light at the end of the tunnel. But Mary Hightower wants to trap them in the Everlost. Allie has gone to search for her parents and joins a group of “skyjackers”. But, as her search takes her further away from Nick and closer to the Everwild, Allie uncovers a shocking secret…it seems that “skyjackers” are not actually dead…

In this riveting sequel to the imaginative, supernatural thriller, Everlost, there is a new dark force to be reckoned with.

I actually have the first book, Everlost, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ve got an incentive now, though!

The Puzzle Ring - Kate Forsyth

Hannah is almost thirteen when she discovers her family is cursed…

Desperate to break the dark spell and find her missing father, Hannah starts a treacherous journey back in time. If she can find all four pieces of a magical puzzle ring, her family will be reunited. But her quest takes her back to the days of Mary, Queen of Scots - a time when witches are burned at the stake and danger lurks everywhere.

Can Hannah put the puzzle ring together fast enough to save her family?

This is from Kate via Scholastic for Kate’s book tour in February. Thank you!


Flyaway - Lucy Christopher

One cold winter morning, Dad gets sick - and goes into hospital.

It’s there I meet Harry, with his scruffy hair and firefly eyes. From his window we watch a wild swan on the frozen lake outside.

There’s something different about her, truly different. Almost magical.

Perhaps, if we can help her, everything else will begin to make sense.

I'm reading this at the moment and it's fabulous.

The Secret Year - Jennifer Hubbard

Colt was with Julia for a year, but nobody else knew about it. Julia lived on Black Mountain Road in a mansion - with servants - and had a country-club boyfriend to complete the package. Colt definitely didn’t come from Black Mountain, and no one would have understood why they were together. But it never mattered to them. Until Julia dies in an accident right before her senior year, and Colt is the only one who knows their secret. He tries to pretend that his life is the same as ever, but he’s haunted by memories of Julia. Things get worse after the journal she kept about their romance falls into his hands. Colt searches every entry for answers: Did Julia really love him? Was he somehow to blame for her death? But the ultimate question - one nobody can answer - is how he’s supposed to get over someone who was never really his to begin with.

Combining the intrigue of forbidden romance with the tension of strict class divisions, Jennifer R. Hubbard creates and unforgettable debut novel about love, loss, and the freedom that comes with figuring out who you really are.

I’ve already heard brilliant things about this so I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to my expectations.

Storm Glass - Maria V. Snyder

Untrained. Untested. Unleashed.

With her unique magical abilities, Opal has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia’s magic academy. But when the Stormdancer clan needs her help, Opal’s knowledge makes her the perfect choice - until the mission goes awry.

Pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions, Opal finds herself tapping into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. Now Opal must deal with plotters out to destroy the Stormdancer clan, as well as a traitor in the midst.

With danger and deception rising around her, will Opal’s untested abilities destroy her - or save them all?

I’m going to meet Maria in Crawley, my hometown, on Thursday so I thought I’d catch up on all her books so I could get them all signed! I’ll hopefully be able to get Sea Glass at the signing.



  1. I actually have the first three of those in my TBR too and I think they all look good! I'm also pretty intrigued by how much Jenny at Wondrous Reads liked Flyaway, and it sounds like it's won you over too. I'll look forward to your review!

  2. Yay for awesome books! I'm really really can't wait for my copy of The Puzzle Ring and The Secret Year to arrive, so excited! And I love the covers of Flyaway and the Private books! Happy reading! :)

  3. I just finished Everlost and think it was a very clever book. I'm half way through Storm Glass and I am totally inside the story if you get what I mean. Enjoy the signing!

  4. I got the first two books too! and I really want The Secret Year, it sounds amazing!! Happy Reading Sophie :-)

  5. Great week Soph! I'm glad you're enjoying Flyaway - I knew you would!

    I got The Puzzle Ring too, though no date for the blog tour.. hmm. Happy reading!

  6. Great books! I loved The Secret Year! Enjoy :)

  7. Those look like some great books....I can't wait to read The Secret Year.

  8. So many books that sound just awesome - I cant wait to read your reviews!

  9. Flyaway looks lovely, such a gorgeous front cover. Think I'll definitely be ordering this one soon, can't wait to read your review of it.

  10. The Secret Year! I want to read that so bad! It looks amazing.
    Happy Reading!

  11. Great books! Everwild looks really interesting! I hope you enjoy them! :)

  12. Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  13. Awesome books. The Puzzle Ring looks so good! Happy reading. :)

  14. Looking forward to reading Storm Glass, but not familiar with the others. Enjoy!

  15. Great books! Flyaway has such a pretty cover.

    Here's what I got this week:

    Have a great week!

  16. Flyaway is so beautiful. Just added that one onto my wishlist. Enjoy all your books! :)

  17. Great list! I'm looking forward to your reviews!


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