Saturday 30 April 2011

In My Mailbox 80

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.

With my post going all over the place while I’m at uni, I stopped doing IMM, but while I’m home for Easter, I thought I’d see if I could get myself back to normal again. So, here are the books I got for review this week:

Divergent – Veronica Roth

One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs and determines your loyalties...forever.

When sixteen-year-old Tris makes her choice, she cannot foresee how drastically her life will change. Or that the perfect society in which she lives is about to unfold into a dystopian world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected romance.

One choice can transform you.

Thanks to Harper Collins for this shiny finished copy. It sounds amazing.

Hells Bells: Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil, Round II – John Connelly

Samuel Johnson is in trouble. The demon Mrs Abernathy is seeking revenge on him for his part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of Darkness. She wants revenge, and when a scientific experiment goes wrong, she gets her chance: Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into Hell.

But catching Samuel is not going to be easy. Mrs Abernathy has reckoned without the bravery and cleverness of one boy and his dog, or the loyalty of Samuel’s friend, the hapless demon, Nurd. Most of all, she hasn’t planned on the intervention of an unexpected band of little men, for Samuel and Boswell are not the only inhabitants of Earth who have found themselves in Hell.

If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr Merryweather’s elves...

Thank you to Hodder and Stoughton for this surprise.

Prince of Hazel and Oak: A Shadowmagic Novel – John Lenahan

Having returned to the real world from Tir Na Nog at the end of the last book, our hero Conor finds himself arrested for the murder of his family.

When he explains to the cops that his dad is safe and well and enjoying life as king of the land of elves, imps and banshees they understandably think he is a nutcase.

That is until he is rescued by Celtic warriors on horseback and whisked back to Tir Na Nog, accidentally bringing a policeman with him.

Once safely in The Land, Conor finds that all is not well. His father is dying, the girl he loves is betrothed to another and a rather confused American cop is wandering around causing havoc.

It falls to our young hero, and his band of friends, to find a cure for the king. On their epic journey they encounter one of the most mystical and dangerous races, the shapeshifting Pooka, and find their fates linked in ways they could never have imagined.

Thank you to HarperCollins for this surprise. It sounds like serious fun.



  1. These books look great! I cant what to read them my self! I hope you like them!

  2. I actually like the look of the one you're reading now! xXx

  3. I'm going to have to order a finished copy of divergent now!

  4. Fab books this week - I love the finished copy of Divergent. Happy Reading :D

  5. l so want to read Divergent!
    I hope you enjoy it, lots of people love it =)

  6. Great books! I got my copy of Divergent a few days ago looking forward to starting it.
    Happy reading.

  7. I keep reading raving reviews of Divergent! Looking forward to hear your thoughts!


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