Sunday 10 July 2011

In My Mailbox 88

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:

Bumped – Megan McCafferty

A virus has swept the world, making everyone over the age of eighteen infertile. Teenagers are now the most prized members of society, and would-be-parents desperately bid for ‘conception contracts’ with the prettiest, healthiest and cleverest girls – cash, college tuition and liposuction in exchange for a baby.

Sixteen-year-old Melody has scored an amazing contract with a rich couple. And she’s been matched with one of the hottest ‘bumping’ partners in the world – the genetically flawless Jondoe.

But her luck is about to run out.

She discovers she has a sister – an identical twin. Harmony has grown up in a strict religious community and believes her calling is to save Melody from her sinful intentions. All Melody wants is to meet Jondoe and seal the deal – but when a case of mistaken identity destroys everyone’s carefully laid plan. Melody and Harmony realize they have much more than DNA in common.

Sharp, sassy and original, this futuristic take on teen pregnancy is totally readable and scarily believable.

Eep! SO excited for this! Thanks, Random House.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

There once was a young artist called Karou who drew tales of monsters and demons that delighted and enthralled those around her.

But she has a secret, a secret that ties her to a dusty subterranean world chamber, where her beloved guardian brokers dark deals in a place that is not here. A place that is Elsewhere.

Living with one foot in each world, Karou has never really known which one is her true home.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing...

All of those intriguing postcards have been leading up to this book, and I’m excited! Thanks, Hodder!


Graveminder – Melissa Marr

Normal towns don’t lure you back.

Maylene Burrow and William Montgomery have for years borne special responsibilities in the town of Claysville. Duties to the newly departed that help keep their loved ones safe.

Rebekkah Barrow, Maylene’s granddaughter, left Claysville a decade ago, trying to put painful memories behind her. But evil has been let loose in Claysville and now Maylene is dead. It falls to Rebekkah to return to the town – and the man – she left behond, to stop a monster and keep the dead in their place.

Byron Montgomery, following in his father’s footsteps, is the town’s new undertaker, and the man who now bears his own special responsibility – to help Rebekkah. He is also the man she left behind.

A captivating story of the living, the dead, and the curse that binds them...

I LOVE Melissa Marr so as soon as I heard she was branching out into adult paranormal, I pre-ordered it immediately.

Wereworld: Rage of Lions – Curtis Jobling

Young werewolf Drew Ferran is the future of Westland.

He has the makings of a great warrior – but first he must master the blade and the beast.

And when Lady Gretchen is abducted by the Werelion Prince Lucas, Drew and his friends embark on a perilous chase to stop the prince fleeing to his homeland of Bast. As Drew encounters terrifying new Werelords along the way, he is led to the exotic city of Cape Gala, where the forces of Onyx, the Beast of Bast, await.

I’m in the acknowledgements along with some other awesome bloggers!!!!! I really enjoyed book one, so bring it on!



  1. Grave Minder looks sooo good! I love the creepy sound of it...can't wait to see what you think! :)

  2. Those acks are awesome, aren't they? Hee! I need to get Graveminder too, you've just reminded me. And enjoy Bumped and Smoke & Bone!

  3. Oooh- I want to read Graveminder and Bumped- I'll look out for your reviews!
    Happy reading!

  4. ooo Im very jealous that you have bumped! cant wait for that one!

  5. I also want to read Bumped, I hope it's good :D I'll come back to check your review :D

    Happy reading! I hope you enjoy all your books ;)

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  6. For a minute I thought you didn't have Daughter of Smoke and Bone because of your comment. Now I understand what you mean. LOL.

  7. Graveminder sounds and lookds great. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox. I really want to read Bumped. It sounds like such a great book.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  9. I like your graveminder cover alot more than the U.S. version!!! I can't wait to read it!

  10. Ooh, I really want to read Bumped - I love Megan McCafferty's books! Happy reading!

  11. I love seeing the different covers for Graveminder and Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Hope you enjoy all of these lovely books!

  12. I've seen Daughter of Smoke and Bone around, but had no idea what it was actually about. It sounds pretty interesting. =)

    Great books! Happy reading.

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia


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