Sunday 14 March 2010

In My Mailbox 54

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:

The Island - Sarah Singleton

Otto, Jen and Charlotte are off to India for the trip of a lifetime. Arriving ahead of the others, Otto’s soon enjoying the beach paradise they’ve all dreamed of. But when he discovers a dead girl in the shallows, he’s suddenly thrust into the middle of a murder investigation.

And then he disappears.

As their dream holiday unravels, can Charlotte and Jen find their friend and prove his innocence - without putting themselves at risk?

From S&S. I really love the sound of this so I can’t wait to read it.

Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins

When sixteen-year-old Sophie Mercer discovers she’s witch, she imagines life will be full of magic, fun and…well…broomsticks! But her first attempt at a love spell goes disastrously wrong and, as punishment, Sophie is shipped off to Hectate “Hex” Hall, a reform school for witches, shape shifters and faeries.

By the end of her first day among her fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person on campus and the only vampire.

Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students and her only friend is the number-one suspect…

From S&S. This sounds like such a fun book and the MC has a very cool name!


Hourglass - Claudia Gray

Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend - the vampire Balthazar - hiding is no longer an option.

Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can’t escape her destiny.

Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything…but can it survive what’s to come?

So excited for this! The ending to Stargazer was evil!

Never Bite a Boy on the First Date - Tamara Summers

When we found the guy and saw the holes in his neck, the cause of death was obvious.

“It wasn’t me,” I said. “I make one mistake and every little vampire attack is my fault? That’s so unfair!”

But it doesn’t matter how much I protest, unless I can prove my innocence I’ll be spending the nest decade in a padded coffin. So now I’m on mission to track down the real murderer. I’ve narrowed it down to three suspects.

Al acting suspiciously.
All boys.
And all very cute…

A present from my Dad. I haven’t read a vampire book in way too long so I’m really looking forward to this one.



  1. I agree...the MC has a cool name *ahem ahem* Enjoy your books =)

  2. Hourglass looks awesome, and I just started Hex Hall and it's amazing so far. Enjoy your haul, Happy Reading!!

  3. Ooh, what a great selection fo books. I'm loking forward to reading some reviews of Hex Hall. Enjoy!

  4. These all look great! Like Becky, I'm looking forward to reading what you think of Hex Hall. I love the title of the Tamara Summers book. Happy reading!

  5. Those look fab. Especially Hex Hall. It sounds *so* fun. I'll definitely look forward to your review.

  6. Hex Hall, lucky you! Happy reading :)

  7. My own copy of HEX HALL may be arriving in April and just can't wait for it. Hope you love it!

  8. WOW the UK cover for Never bite a boy in the first Date is really cool, I hadn't seen it.

  9. Ooh, I can't wait to see what you think of Never Bite a Boy. If you like it, I'll like it, and I'll buy. :)

    Did you get Hourglass from Amazon? Mine's pre-ordered but they don't seem to have it yet. *cries*

    And yes, the Hex Hall MC does have a VERY cool name! :) You're going to love it, seriously, it's a great book.

  10. Great Books!!! I keep seeing this cover for Hex Hall and I prefer it over the usual green and blue one. I hope you like Never Bite a Boy on the first date, i havent heard much about it, but I hope its good!!! Happy Reading!!!

  11. Awesome books! Hex Hall looks so cute!

    Hope you enjoy them all! :D

  12. Hex Hall is amazing--I hope you love it as much as I did!! (:

  13. Great haul! I am so looking forward to reading Hex Hall, it sounds so good! Jealous of Never Bite a Boy on the First Date! Happy reading and I look forward to your reviews! :)

  14. Hourglass and Hex Hall are both on my wishlist. Hope you enjoy them.

  15. All three of those books look FAB! I can't wait to read your thoughts on them all!

  16. GREAT books! I really can't wait to read Hourglass. Enjoy them all!

  17. I think I like that cover of Hex Hall better than the other one. It's suppose to be good! Enjoy!

  18. ooh I can't wait to read Hex Hall! Hope you enjoy them all:)

  19. Great titles. Just got Hex Hall myself and am looking forward to getting Hourglass.


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