Sunday 18 July 2010

In My Mailbox 72

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:

Crashed - Robin Wasserman

Lia Kahn was a lot of things before the accident…She was happy. She was normal, alive…and human. But Lia no longer believes in before. She has finally accepted her new reality as a machine, a “mech”. Lia now lives a wild and carefree life, without rules and without fear. Because there’s nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose.

But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes and Lia is forced to choose between her old life and her new one. How many people - mechs and human - is Lia willing to hurt to protect her freedom? And how far is she willing to go to protect the people she loves?

Thanks to S&S for this. I loved the first book.

Sing Me to Sleep - Angela Morisson (ARC)

Beth has always been “The Beast” - that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Who could love a beast? Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scoot. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover of a lifetime. Suddenly, everyone wants a piece of Beth.

Things only get better when her choir travels to Switzerland and Beth meets the mysterious Derek. They have an incredible whirlwind affair that makes Beth realise, for the first time, she too can find love. She’s no longer The Beast. In Derek’s eyes, she’s beauty. But then Scott makes a heartbreaking confession to Beth that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scoot of follow her dangerous, passionate feelings she has for Derek?

And there’s and even bigger problem: Derek’s got a secret…one that could shatter everything.

After Jo’s raving of this book I was dying to read it, so thank you to Angela for sending me a copy.

The Poisoned House - Michael Ford

Abi is a servant at Greave hall, a stately London home. She runs away, but is soon recaptured, to suffer once more under the tyrannical rule of Mrs Cotton, the housekeeper. The house, though, has a darker secret. Something ghostly inhabits the corridors, leading Abi to the very truth someone has tried so hard to bury. The more she discovers, the more her life is in danger, as she begins to unravel the mystery within the poisoned house.

A gripping and masterfully woven story of intrigue, passion and greed.

Thanks to Bloomsbury for this.


From the fabulous Nancy. Thank you!

The Replacement - Brenna Romanoff (ARC)

Mackie Doyle is the replacement.

Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with an oddly intriguing girl called Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Edward Scissorhands meets Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.

Raised by Wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes (ARC)

Pack life is about order, but Bryn is about to push all the limits with hair-raising results.

At the age of four, Bryn watched a rogue werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn’s been raised as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.

But the pack’s been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum’s orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her mom and dad come flooding back. Bryn needs answer, and she needs Chase to get them. Sudden, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It’s Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.

An exciting new paranormal adventure, with a heroine who rivals Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Raised by Wolves will leave you howling for more.



  1. I am officially loving your mailbox today!!!
    I can't wait to read what you think on Raised by the Wolves!!
    And isn't the Replacement's cover one of the most amazing ones!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. I just finished Skinned and borrowed Crashed from the library after seeing Wired on a WOW. I loved Skinned so I am hoping Crashed is as good. I also loved Raised by Wolves and Sing Me to Sleep. I am very anxious to see how you like Replacements as I have been eyeing it since I first saw the cover. Great books.

  3. Lucky you! The replacement and Raised by Wolves look great!

  4. I have both the replacement and raised by wolves on preorder

  5. The Replacement and Raised By Wolves look amazing...I can't wait to see what you think...I really want to read both!

  6. Ooh, what a interesting mix. I keep thinking I would like Skinned so maybe I need to borrow it from the library then I will be ready for your review of Crashed. I am hearing excellent things about Raised by Wolves. Enjoy! x

  7. I love The Replacement(duh!)and The Poisoned House sounds very interesting!
    Happy reading :)

  8. What an amazing book week. I am coveting your mailbox. Awesomeness - ENJOY :D

  9. Wow, I want to read most of those! I've already read Crashed and I didn't enjoy it as much as Skinned but I still liked it. Hope you enjoy all these.

  10. What an awesome selection of books and fabulous covers for each of them too. I'm definitely looking forward to Sing me to sleep especially.

  11. Ahh, The Replacement! Yay! I bet you're dying to read this one eh? If you haven't started it already, that is ;)

    Didn't you go to the RHCB event? I'm sure you mentioned you were going.. or did I make that up?

  12. Raised by Wolves was fantastic. I haven't heard of the Poisoned House before, but I'm really intrigued, now.
    Enjoy your books!

  13. Sing Me to Sleep sounds sooooo good! And I love the cover.
    I received The Replacement this week, too. can't wait to read it.

  14. Jenny - I was going to go to the RHCB brunch, but I didn't in the end. And i am dying to read The Replacement!

  15. I keep seeing The Replacement on people's blogs, it looks really good! Great books this week :)

  16. You've got some really awesome books this week Sophie! Skinned was great, are you going to review Crashed? I'd love to know what you think of it.

  17. Hi Sophie!
    Fantastic books you have this week--love the covers on these books. I've been wanting to reading The Replacement in forever. Enjoy!

    Here's my IMM post. Please stop by if you have time.


  18. I really enjoyed Raised by Wolves, I'll be interested to see if you like it as well! I'm seeing The Replacement everywhere, so I'm thinking it needs to go on my TBR. Quite a nice list this week! I'm a new follower as well:)

  19. I really want to read The Replacement and just ordered Raised by Wolves. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

  20. I loved Sing Me To Sleep and Raised by Wolves! I hope you enjoy your books. :]

  21. Wow, great selection of books this week. The cover for the Replacement looks absolutely terrifying! And I really want to read Sing Me To Sleep..

  22. Sing Me To Sleep looks really good, I hope you enjoy all of your books this week! :)

    Mine's here.


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