Sunday 17 July 2011

In My Mailbox 89

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.

I had a brilliant week and I got some seriously good books that I’m very excited for.

For review:
Sean Griswold’s Head – Lindsey Leavitt

I’d sat behind Sean Griswold since the beginning of forever. Staring at the back of his oversized head was a standard part of everyday life. But it wasn’t until I discovered the truth about my dad’s illness that I forced myself to actually look at Sean Griswold’s head. And once I did, well, let’s just say that Sean, and his head, really started to grow on me...

LOVE the sound of this! Thanks, Scholastic!

Everlasting: The Immortals – Alyson Noel

Will their love be everlasting?

Ever and Damen have loved and lost each other for hundreds of years – facing deadly enemies, dark secrets and a powerful curse. Now their love will be tested to its limit.

Ever and Damen finally have the chance to discover their true destiny. The choice they’re about to make will unite them – or tear them apart – forever.

I actually gave up on this series after book two, but I feel like I should try them again... Thanks, Macmillan.
Crypt: The Gallows Curse – Andrew Hammond

Meet Jud Lester:
Star agent with CRYPT, The Covert Response Youth Paranormal Team

When a crime is committed and the police are at a loss, CRYPT is called in to figure out whether something paranormal is at work. Jud is their star agent.

Jud, unwillingly paired with new recruit Bex, has just landed his biggest case yet...people have been disappearing in mysterious circumstances while others are viciously attacked – yet there are no suspects and a complete lack of hard evidence. The only thing that links each attack is the fact that the survivors all claim that the culprits were 17th century highwaymen.

Can Jud and Bex work out what has caused the spirits of these dangerous men to return to the streets of London before they wreak more death and destruction?

A fantastic blend of teenage spies, horror and ghost-busting for fans of Cherub and Young Bond.

This sounds really interesting. Thanks, Headline!

Boys for Beginners – Lil Chase

Why are boys so stupid?!

I mean it’s great playing football and having a laugh but as soon as they fancy a girl they act like idiots.

And girls are even worse! Jenny Gregson spends ages doing her make-up and talking about boys, wondering what’s going on in their heads. When is she going to learn? There’s nothing going on in boys’ heads!

Well, that’s what I thought until Charlie started at my school. He is the hottest thing to hit Year 10 and now the game has changed. I’m going to ditch the t-shirts and football boots and make him fall for me.

I just need a little help from girlie girls.
No problem.

Gwynnie x

This sounds a little younger than my usual read, but really cute and fun. Thanks, Quercus!

Forbidden: The Demon Trappers – Jana Oliver

Hell has a plan for Riley Blackthorne...

Riley’s beginning to think being a demon trapper isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Her dad’s been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend’s gone all weird and she’s getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who’s got more secrets than the CIA. It’s tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that’s not an option with Hell watching her every move.

One mistake will cost her everything – and that’s the one she’s about to make...

I actually haven’t read, and don't own, the first book so this will have to wait until I get that. Thanks, Macmillan!
Emerald – Karen Wallace

Emerald St John is in trouble. She has been condemned to marry a man she hates, her enemies are conspiring to have her pet bear torn apart in the baiting pits, and the man she loves is far away on the high seas. And now she has stumbled into a web of spies with a plot to poison Queen Elizabeth I. To save herself and the kingdom, Emerald must beat the spies at their own game – which means transforming herself from a country girl into a lady of the court. Can she do it in time?

Not sure about this one, but I’ll give it a go. Thanks, S&S!

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

They say the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them.

Until now.

Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years suffocated by a lie.

There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

Then, at last, they found the cure.

Thanks, Hodder!
Undead – Kirsty McKay

It was just another school trip – stuck on a bus with a bunch of freaks...

When their ski-coach pulls up at a roadside cafe, everyone gets off except for newbie Bobby and class rebel, Smitty.

They’re hardly the best of friends, but that all changes when through the falling snow, they see the others coming back.

Something has happened to them. Something bad. Soon only a pair of double-doors stands between those on the bus and the Undead outside.

The time has come to get a life.

Really looking forward to this. Thanks, Chicken House!
Life, Death and Gold Leather Trousers – Fiona Feden

Riley Hart is heart-stoppingly cute.
Clover has a major crush.
Unfortunately, Riley is also best mates with Clover’s arch-nemesis, Sophie.

But right now, Clover’s life holds bigger problems. Jupe, her beloved rock-star uncle, has died and Clover will never know what she did to make him cut her out of his life.

Is there anyone who can tell Clover the truth? Could Jupe have cared, even at the end? If only Riley would leave Sophie’s evil grasp and help her find out...

Thanks, Scholastic.

Rip Tide – Kat Falls

Ty has always known that the ocean is a dangerous place, populated by sharks, killer whales – and savage outlaws. Every time he swims beyond the borders of his family’s subsea settlement, he’s prepared to face all manner of predators.

What he isn't prepared for is the discovery of an entire township chained to a sunken aeroplane, its inhabitants doomed to a watery grave. It’s only the first clue to a mystery that has claimed hundreds of lives and stands to claim two more. Lives which are very precious to TY and his topsider ally, Gemma...

YAY! I loved Dark Life so thanks, S&S! (This isn’t the right cover, though. I couldn’t find it; it’s red.)
He’s So Not Worth It - Kieran Scott

Summer is here, and after her devastating humiliation at Shannen’s birthday party, Ally can't wait to get away from all her troubles: the old friends who seem determined to destroy her, Jake – the boy she liked who lied to her – and, oh yeah, the dad who abandoned her, and is suddenly back.

A trip to Jersey Shore is just the escape she needs. Jake is stuck in Orchard Hill for the summer, and gorgeous but dangerous local boy Cooper seems to want her around. But the more time she spends with Cooper, the more confused she feels...

Time apart from Jake was meant to help her sort out her feelings, not make everything more complicated!

I haven’t read the first book, though I’ve heard good things. Thanks, S&S!
Nocturne – Christine Johnson

Claire feels like her life is finally settling down and she couldn’t be happier. She’s been fully initiated into her family’s pack of female werewolves, her best friend Emily is back in town, and the gorgeous Matthew Eagle is now her boyfriend.

But Claire knows all too well that life as a werewolf is never simple. And when she discovers that new girl Amy knows more about her than she’s letting on, Claire feels that things are beginning to unravel.

Claire knows that if her werewolf identity is exposed everyone she loves will be put at risk. And, as her human and wolf lives continue to collide, Claire must fight to keep her secret safe.

Thanks again to S&S.


Forever – Maggie Steifvater

“Grace,” I whispered. “This isn’t how it ends.”

Sam has always loved Grace. As a wolf, he watched her from afar. As a boy, he held her in his arms.

Now facing the possibility of a life without her, he will do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means facing his demons. Even if it risks everything he has.

Anything, as long as their love can survive...

The heart-wrenching finale to the bestselling Shiver and Linger.

I’m ¾ way through this and trying to read it slowly so that it won’t end. It’s not really working...



  1. You got some AMAZING books! I am dying to read Forbidden, The Demon Trapper's Daughter was so good! And woo, Forever. :)
    Enjoy all your books! :)

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  2. Some amazing books this week, you are very lucky with your review books. I'm reading Forever at the moment and loving it! Delirium is excellent too (I've never seem it with that cover before).
    Enjoy all your books!

  3. FORBIDDEN!!!! I am dying to read the second book in The Demon Trapper's Daughter!!! And of course...its Forever, which I think we all know is going to be amazing!!! Happy Reading!!!

  4. Sounds like some really good reads! And I've been meaning to tell you, I haven't received that book from your contest thingy - don't know what you can do about it, but just to let you know. xXx

  5. That cover for Sean Griswold's Head is so much better than the overly cutsie US one. I hope you enjoy it! I thought it was a great read when I read it a few months back.

    I've had Delerium on my TBR for months now and I don't know why I haven't read it yet. Can't wait for my copy of Forever ^-^


  6. I loved Sean Griswold's Head! So many fantastic books - happy reading!

  7. Great IMM! I really like Sean Griswold's Head and Delirium was fantastic. Happy reading! :)

  8. So many great books! I'm excited to read Forever. I really enjoyed the first book to Nocturne, so I'm looking forward to that one. Delirium was awesome, hope you enjoy it!

  9. great books!
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  10. I have Emerald to come, but Undead is quite good :)

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  11. I love the cover of Boys For Beginners! Rip Tide sounds intriguing... Hope you enjoy!

  12. Some amazing books here!
    I've heard some great things about Maggie Stiefvater, will have to give that series a try!

    And, I know it's been out a while, but I really want to try Delirium!

    Happy reading :)

  13. Awesome books! Sean Griswold's Head is super cute! =)

  14. Great set! I loved Sean Griswold's Head. Yay for Forever too. I can't wait to get it.
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  15. You did really well this week. I just went and ordered the Wolves of Mercy Falls series because everyone seems to be loving them.

  16. I want to read Forbidden So badly. I loved the first book, so I can't wait to read what happen next!

    Happy Reading!

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  17. Nice mailbox this week. I have Nocturne too but I have not started reading it yet.
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