Sunday 19 June 2011

In My Mailbox 85

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:

Celebriteens: In the Spotlight – Joanna Philbin

They didn't ask for fame, they were born with it.

Lizzie Summers is used to living in her supermodel mother’s shadow. But after a photographer spots Lizzie’s unique look, she becomes the “It girl” of New York’s fashion scene.

Thanks, Scholastic.

David – Mary Hoffman

Florence, March 1501

The first thing I knew about life in the city was a knife at my throat and three ruffians at my back...

When Gabriele arrives in Florence and finds himself penniless and alone, he has only one ace up his sleeve...the name of a renowned sculptor and the hope of work. But never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that he would become the model for one of the world’s most famous statues, Michelangelo’s David. Or that he would be sucked into the deadly and dangerous world of Florentine politics, where battle, bloodshed and murder are commonplace.

Read on for a captivating tale of art and anarchy, passion and power from the bestselling author of the Stravaganza sequence.

Thanks, Bloomsbury! I’m very excited for this one.

Here Lies Bridget – Paige Harbison

They say that before you die your life flashes before your eyes.

You think it’s going to be the good stuff – every kiss, every party.

Don't count on it.

I was Bridget Duke – the uncontested ruler of the school. If keeping wannabes in their place meant being a mean girl, then so be it!
I never thought there’d be a price to pay.

Until the accident.

Now, being trapped between life and death, I’m seeing my world in a new light: through the eyes of five people whose existence I’ve made hell.

And I’ve got one chance to make things right.
If I don't, I may never wake up again...

Thanks, Midas PR/Mira INK. This sounds like a cross between Before I Die and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Edda – Conor Kostick

Welcome to Edda

Everyone in the universe of Edda is made of pixels – except for Penelope. While her body is kept alive in a hospital bed, her avatar runs free, able to go anywhere and do anything, including create deadly weapons for Edda’s ruler, her guardian Lord Scanthax.

When Scanthax decides to invade another virtual world, Erik/Cindella from Epic and Ghost from Saga become part of the story and war is unleashed throughout the virtual universes.

Can there be a peaceful solution?
Or must everyone come down to the sword and the gun?

This sounds a bit like Tron Legacy. Thanks, Frances Lincoln.

Exile – Rebecca Lim

An angel in exile, Mercy is doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does. Now she “wakes” as unhappy teen Lela, a girl caring for her dying mother but never herself.

As her shattered memory begins to return, Mercy remembers Ryan, the boy she fell in love with in another life, and Luc, the angel haunting her dreams. Will Mercy risk Lela’s life to be reunited with her heart’s true desire?

An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, Exile is the second book in the spellbinding Mercy series.

Thanks, HarperCollins! By the sounds of this, I need to get my hands on the first book!

Glee: Summer Break – Sophia Lowell

Calling all Gleeks! Spend summer vacation with uber-ambitious Rachel Berry, Cheerio extraordinaire Quinn Fabray, and dreamy Finn Hudson in the third completely original Glee novel. Packed with all the hilarity and drama that a true Glee fan demands, this summertime story follows the Glee Club members as they attempt to run a singing workshop for kids.

Thanks, Headline!

The Rogue’s Princess – Eve Edwards

London, England, 1586

Sixteen-year-old Mercy Hart is the daughter of one of London’s richest – and strictest – cloth merchants.

Kit Turner is an actor and the illegitimate son of the late Earl of Dorchester. A chance encounter finds Kit falling for the beautiful Mercy’s charms, but their love is forbidden. A merchant’s daughter and a vagabond – it simply cannot be.

If Mercy chooses Kit she must renounce her family name and leave her home. Will she favour duty over true love, or will she give Kit his heart’s desire?

Thank you, Razorbill! I love this series so I’m very excited to get stuck into this.
But is fame all it’s cracked up to be?


  1. Great week - Glee, angels and celebrity teens. What more could you ask for?! Enjoy :D

  2. Exile really intrigues me. I haven't read or heard about this series before but it makes a nice difference to the usual angel stories. :)

  3. Yay for The Rogue Princess! Also, Mercy was good so I'm looking forward to Exile.

  4. Celebriteens looks great & Fun.
    Really interested in Exile - I read Mercy and would love to know where the story is going :D
    Have a great week

  5. I still have read The Queen's Lady. I need to do some catching up. I really loved the first book.

  6. Great set! I love the Celebriteens books. They're called something different in the US, but they're great.
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  7. A great mailbox! They all look great!I got Exile too :)
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    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  8. I just read Mercy by Rebecca Lim, so I'm excited to read Exile eventually. Hope that you enjoy all of your books! :)

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  9. Great books! I saw Here Lies Bridget in the store the other day with the other cover :) Didn't love Mercy but I'm curious to see if Exile's better!

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  10. oh, you seem to have gotten some books that appear rather interesting!


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