Sunday 25 April 2010

In My Mailbox 60

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.

My Dad came to the rescue and gave us his old modem so I have full access to the internet again. I did lose all of my files, though. But, I’m back properly adn I got loads of books!

For review:

Triskellion - Will Peterson

Rachel and Adam are sent from their New York home to stay with their grandmother, following their parents’ bitter divorce. But the quiet English village where their mother was born is a sinister and unsettling place. Is there a genuinely dark heart beating beneath the thatched roofs of the picturesque village of Triskellion?

Against a brooding background of very real danger, the two young outsiders follow an incredible trail on an archaeological adventure with startling paranormal twist. In a community that has has existed for centuries, many terrible secrets lie hidden, and the villagers of Triskellion have a great deal to protect…

Triskellion 2: The Burning - Will Peterson

Escape from Triskellion ends in captivity for twins Rachel and Adam, who become the latest specimens in the Hope Project - a sinister scientific organisation.

Reeling from a gruesome discovery and fearing for their mother’s sanity, flight from the Hope Project becomes the only option. Gabriel appears once again to help them as they race for their lives across Europe to an unknown destination; a destination which may explain the links they have with other like them and reveal the secrets of their supernatural powers. Secrets that have shaped mankind…

Hated, feared and pursued, the twins will need every ounce of courage to stay alive and face the truth.

Triskellion 3: The Gathering - Will Peterson

New Mexico 1955:
An incredible discovery is made when a UFO is shot down over a US airbase.

Australia 2008:
The hunt for the final Triskelleion turns deadly; Rachel and Adam go to ground.

New York 2010:
A cult leader prepares his followers for the end of the world.

A story that began in a far distant place will end high above the streets of New York City, and the power of the Triskellion will finally be unleashed…

Who will survive the Gathering?

Thanks to Walker for these; I’m really looking forward to reading them.

The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.

Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She’s ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself, and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what Carrie brings to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

I’m looking forward to this as I don’t know much about Carrie or Sex and the City, but loved the film. Thanks, Harper Collins!

Girl 16, Five Star Fiasco - Sue Limb (ARC)

A brand new book from best-selling author Sue Limb - the fifth to feature the crazy adventures of charming but insane Jess Jordan.

The chaotic world of Jess Jordan is not looking rosy. Mum has joined an online dating programme and has recruited Jess as advisor, while Jess’s best friend, Flora, has got a rich new boyfriend who Jess can’t possibly keep up with. Then Jess’s own boyfriend, Fred, does something unbelievably treacherous and spineless…

I love this series to death!

No and Me - Delphine de Vigan

Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend called Lucas who gets her through the day. At home her father cries in secret and her mother hasn’t been out of their flat properly for years.

Then Lou meets and becomes friends with No, a teenage girl living on the streets, and asks her parents if No can come and live with them. No’s sudden presence within Lou’s fractured family has an explosive force that will change the lives of Lou - and her parents - for ever.

A brilliant, challenging and thought-provoking novel about the true nature of home and homelessness.

I’ve heard great things about this.

Paper Towns - John Green

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

Printz-medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

I’ve already read and loved this. I think I’ll be passing it along to my older sister!

Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody

In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But they are not easy to keep hidden and their inevitable use brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the land.

Sent to remote Obernewtyn, from where escape is said to be impossible, Elspeth must thrown off her safe cloak of concealment and pit herself against those who would resurrect the terrible forces of the apocalypse. Only then will she truly learn what and who she is…

LOVE the sound of this!

Drawing with Light - Julia Green

I’m on the edge of something extraordinary, and I can hardly wait for it all to unfold….

Everything is changing in Emily’s life. Her older sister Kat is just starting university; Dad and Cassy have bought an old house which will be their dream home one day…except that while it’s being done up, they’ve all got to live in a tiny caravan in the middle of a field. Then a throwaway comment starts Emily about her real mother, who left when Emily was a baby. Who was she? What was she like? Why did she go? Over the years, she has become the unmentionable in Emily’s family.

And as Emily pieces together a truer, fuller picture of her mother, she also embarks on a new relationship of her own with Seb, a beautiful boy with fine features and expressive dark eyes…

I nearly bought this the other day as I’ve heard great things about it. Glad I didn’t, though! Thanks to Bloomsbury for these.


Kiss of Death: The Morganville Vampires - Rcahel Caine

Claire Danvers has a few things on her mind. First of all is the laundry, which is now an unfortunate shade of pink. Then there is her boyfriend, Shane, who is never too far from her thoughts. Finally, there is her best friend Eve’s relationship problems. As if life as a student wasn’t complicated enough, Claire just happens to be studying in Morganville. A town run by vampires.

Trouble seems to follow Claire and her friends like a shadow and tonight is no exception to the rule. They must find the most difficult documents for a vampire to acquire; people passes that will allow ‘bad ass’ Morley and his friends to leave Morganville. But it’s proving incredibly problematic, and with the odds stacked against them, the biggest question of them all is…

Will they survive?

*Squee* When my sister found this, three weeks before publication, I actually squealed aloud in the middle of Marks and Spencer’s. Beyond excited!



  1. Great books, Sophie! Drawing With Light is so good. I love the Sue Limb books too - they're guaranteed to cheer me up. Happy reading!

  2. Thanks for the comment on my review at Chicklish! And yes, I agree, it was a pretty cute book! Do you know if the other 2 books are out in the UK yet?

    I just heard about the Triskellion books the other day, and I did that quest to try to win an iPod touch. I can't wait to see your reviews on the trilogy!

    I also received in the last few weeks the Five Star Fiasco, No and Me and also Paper Towns. I haven't read them yet by the blurbs look really good :)

    Great haul! Happy reading :)

  3. Great books this week! The Triskellion trilogy sounds amazing! And Drawing With Light is a gorgeous book! ;) Have fun reading!

  4. Obernewtyn, a pre-apocalyptic book? My kind of read!

  5. Drawing With Light looks awesome! And ooh, I've read some of the Sue Limb books, they're so much fun. Happy reading!

  6. Omg, muchos jealous over Kiss of Death! I so can't wait to read it! Happy reading, I look forward to your reviews!

  7. You got some fantastic books! So many of them look interesting!

  8. Awesome books! I'm intrigued by many this week.

    Here's my IMM for the week:

    I hope you have an awesome Sunday!
    Laura from the Bookie Bunch ;D

  9. I love the Carmody books. I've only read the first three in that series but I just love love those books! I think I'm waiting to read the next three only because I want to read them closer to the release date of the next two this Fall. Happy reading!

  10. Oooh they all look so good! Happy reading :)

  11. Fantastic bunch! Kiss of Death girl looks creepy!

  12. I've never heard of the Triskellion series before. It looks interesting! Have a great week.

  13. Wow, you have some great books. I can't wait to hear more about these.

  14. Triskellion sounds really good! Can't wait to read your review. Enjoy. :]

  15. Great week Soph - I'm looking forward to your thoughts on every single one of them! :) Yay Bloomsbury!

  16. Some great sounding books you have there. Here's my mailbox

  17. Oooo! What a great week for you. I cannot wait for you to post your reviews!

  18. I love the Triskellion trilolgy. I mean, they're some of the best books I've read, yet hardly anyone's heard of them! I recommed them to almost everyone!
    I'm soo jealous of book 3!!! It's not out in Australia yet.

    You have a wonderful blog and I thoroughly enjoy reading your reviews. Thanks for the wonderful recommendations. :)


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