Sunday 28 February 2010

In My Mailbox 52

This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.

For review:

Solace of the Road - Siobhan Dowd

I put the wig on and I thought myself into Solace. I was Solace the Unstoppable the smooth-walking, sharp-talking glamour girl, and I was heading into a red sky, thumb out and fag in hand.

Holly is sick of being told what to do. She’s ditching her old life and she’s heading off. She puts on her blonde wig, blows herself a kiss and flutters her eyelashes. And now she’s ready. She’s Solace, Solace of the road.

I didn’t like the other book I'vs read by Siobhan Dowd, A Swift Pure Cry, but I might give this a go one day. If only for the beautiful cover!


Castle of Shadows - Ellen Renner (signed)

“No clue about why the Queen vanished had ever been found. Until now…”

The day Charlie discovers a scrap of paper that could solve the dark mystery of her mother’s disappearance, her world changes. Forever.

Charlie and her friend, Toby, must race against time on a dangerous mission too uncover the sinister truth.

But in this shadowy world of secrets and lies, there is more to fear than they can possibly imagine…

I won this in a contest at the fabulous Chicklish. It sounds like another brilliant UK debut. Thanks, Luisa!



  1. I keep looking at Solace of the Road it does look really good hope you enjoy!

  2. I think both those look fab! I have Solace of the Road and I'm looking forward to reading it. Of course, the beautiful cover does help! Congrats on the contest win, too.

  3. Those two books look fab. I hope you enjoy them.

  4. I have both of these books and I love the premise for each. Castle of Shadows is so beautiful with the blue foil ivy. Hope you enjoy them!

  5. Awesome week, Sophie! I received Solace of the Road too - it sounds amazing! Castle of Shadows also looks really good! Happy Reading, and I look forward to your reviews! :)

  6. Yay, more congratulations, Sophie! I really hope you enjoy this week's fabulous books!

  7. Both of them sound good. Enjoy the books you got, I hope you will like both of them.

  8. I've never been able to get into Swift Pure Cry, but Solace of the Road I thought was really good- you should go for it.

  9. They both sound interesting!!! Hope you enjoy them!!!

  10. You got great books this week. Happy Reading!

    Here's what I got in my mailbox:

  11. I like waht you are currently reading versus what you got this week. I really want to read Nearly Departed. Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.

  12. Castle of Shadows sounds fab, and I love the new cover for Solace of the Road. Very nice! :)


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