Sunday, 4 September 2011

In My Mailbox 95

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:

The Last Dragonslayer – Jasper Fforde

In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7G.

Then the magic started fading away.

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.

So it’s a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming.

Big magic...

A surprise from Hodder. I’m not really sur ethis is my thing so I’m going to pass it on to a friend. I also have a different cover to the one I’ve got here, but I couldn’t find an image of it anywhere.

Ashes – Isla J. Bick

No, she thought. No, please God, I’m not seeing this.

Sixteen-year-old Alex is hiking through the wilderness when it happens: an earth-shattering electro-magnetic pulse that destroys everything.

Survivors are divided between those who have developed a superhuman sense and those who have acquired a taste for human flesh. These flesh-hunters stalk the land: hungry, ruthless and increasingly clever...

Alex meets up with Tom, a young army veteran, and Ellie, a lost girl, and they will fight together and be torn apart. Alex must face the most difficult question of all: in such a vastly changed world, who can you trust?

A story of high-wire tension, gut-wrenching twists and burgeoning love, Ashes will leave you breathless.

Very excited for this. Thanks, Quercus!

The Monstrumologist: The Isle of Blood – Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist Dr Warthrop has abandoned a devastated Will Henry to go in search of “The Holy Grail of Monstrumology” with his new assistant, Arkwright. But when Arkwright returns to New York alone, with news of the Doctor’s death, Will doesn’t believe him – and determines to find the Doctor, alive or dead.

Will’s search leads him to Socotra – the Isle of Blood – where the Doctor was last seen alive, and blood rainsfrom the sky. The island is home to the most bizarre and mysterious monsters Will has ever seen – but will they also be the last things he ever sees?

Thanks, S&S! I really need to catch up with this series.

Lies – Michael Grant

66 hours 55 minutes

Suddenly it’s a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes.

Tensions are growing in the FAYZ. The mutants are under attack. Food is scarce. Sam’s gone AWOL.

At night, a solitary figure roams the streets -  the ghost of a boy with a whip hand, haunting the dreams of those he has tormented.

Then the town is deliberately set on fire...And through the flames, Sam sees the figure he dreads most – Drake. But that’s impossible, Drake’s dead.



  1. Nice books this week, Hope you enjoy them all - Happy Reading! :)

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  2. These all look really good! Great IMM!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  3. I love Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series - I didn't realise he had written a YA book! The rest of your books seem great!

  4. I really want to read The Monstrumologist series. I've heard great things. It's a shame it was cancelled.

    Books of Amber

  5. I had never seen that cover for Ashes. It's great. Enjoy your books.

  6. Great books this week! Lies looks interesting!

    Here's my (excessive) IMM this week! :P

  7. Ashes sounds amazing, and Lies looks good too. I really want to read Gone!

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  8. So you didn't include the massive tome you were tweeting about? ;)
    These all look great, and one of the Chicklish reviewers absolutely loved Ashes! I hope you enjoy all of these loads. Happy reading!

  9. heard mixed feelings about Ashes but a few people I trust a lot have said its amazing! I hope you enjoy it!

  10. Ashes looks brilliant, I will need to get me hands on it ASAP! Happy reading this week!

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