Sunday, 25 September 2011

In My Mailbox 97

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 got some seriously awesome books this week!

For review:

Dark Angel – Eden Maguire

I thought Orlando’s eyes would burn right through me. Say yes, you’ll come. Leave this Daniel guy, whoever he is, and walk away with me. Orlando, stay! I pleaded silently. Dont abandon me here! I saw how it must look from the outside, Daneil standing next to me, owning me.

Thanks, Hodder!

Mist – Kathryn James

There’s something in the mist – as beautiful as starlight, as fierce as wolves, as heartless as ice.

Mignight, in the woods. Nell searches for her sister, who has disappeared into the mist.she’s always thought the stories were old wives’ tales.

Have you heard of the lost girls? They go into the woods and never come back...

Nell knows she is way out of her depth, but she cant help being drawn to the mist and to the mysterious Evan with his pale skin and charcoal eyes. Does he hold the key to saving her sister?

Thanks again, Hodder!

A Tale Dark and Grimm – Adam Gidwitz

Reader: Beware!

Lurking within these covers are sorcerers with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim, and a baker with an oven big enough to cook children in. But if you dare, turn the page and come on in...It may be frightening, it’s certainly bloody, and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but unlike the other fairy tales you know, this one is true.

Thanks to Andersen Press for this one.

One Day – David Nicolls

You can live your whole life not realising what you’re looking for is right in front of you.

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their seperate ways.

Sowhere will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that?

And every year that follow?

I finally get to read this thanks to the lovely people running the Tesco Book Blog. They also sent me a Waldo Pancake notebook and bookmark and a bar of Amelia Rope dark chocolate. Thank you!

Verity Fibbs – Cathy Brett

Verity is a liar.

My mum is glamorous fashion designer Saffron Fibbs and I can do what ever I like while she’s in New York. I look exactly like her and it’s totally fine for me to pretend to be her at a celebrity night spot to impress a boy. I LOVE playing the online role-play game, Demon Streets, but I’m not addicted to it.

Unfortunately for Verity she’s not the only liar in town... At a time when ethical is the new black in fashion, verity just finds herself battling a very unethical villain, a REAL opponent with everything to lose. Her online gaming skills might be the only thing saving her from a terrifying game over...

Thanks, Headline! I love Cathy Brett’s books.

Glow – Amy Kathleen Ryan

Teenagers Waverly and Kieran believe their future is written in the stars.

They are part of the first generation born in space.

They are in love.

They have never seen a stranger before...until the day they are wrenched apart and suddenly find themselves fighting for thier lives.

Thanks, Macmillan! SO excited for this one!


The Beginning of After – Jennifer Castle

All it takes is a single moment to alter your life. Forever.

Laurel’s world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. As she tries to piece together the shards of what remains in the eerie stillness of life after the tragedy, David – the son of the man responsible – swoops in and out of her life. Laurel finds herself attracted to him against her better judgement, and their connection will change them both in unexpected ways.

Fans of emotionally true and heartfelt stories, such as Sarah dessen’s The Truth About Forever and If I Stay by Gayle Forman, will fall in love with Jennifer Castle’s incandescent debut novel.

I found this in a charity bookshop earlier in the week and snapped it straight. I’ll definitely be going back!

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean – David Almond

I wos a secrit shy and tungtied emptyheded thing.

I was tort to read and rite and spell by my tenda littl muther & by mr mcLaufrey the butcher & by Missuss Malone and her gosts. So I am not cleva, so please forgive my folts and mistaykes.

I am the won that glares into your harts & that prowls inside yor deepist dremes.

Wonce I was the angel childe.
Now I am the monster.
Just read and lissen and take note.
Let the words enter yor blud & boans.

I am Billy Dean.
This is the truth.
This is my tale.

VERY excited for this. I’m also meeting the man himself on Monday (along with Meg Rosoff and Melvin Burgess!!!) which makes me squee about loud every time I think about it.



  1. Great IMM!

    Here's mine:

  2. Oh, I really want to get my hands on Mist & Dark Angel :)

    That Bookish Girl

  3. Ooh you have Mist. That was on my Wishlist yesterday. I got the Verity Fibbs one too. I love Cathy Brett's books.

  4. That cover for Mist is really beautiful!
    I really want to get my hands on Dark Angel and Glow as well. Great books this week.

  5. Great books this week! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts o Glow and the Beginning of After :)

  6. That is fantastic that you found The Beginning of After in a charity shop! It's been awhile since I found anything quite so exciting in any of mine.

  7. one day is awesome! I also really want The Beginning of After and Verity Fibbs! they sound really good! I hope you enjoy!

  8. Ahh so many great books!!! The Beginning of After and Mist look fantastic!! Nice IMM this week :)

    My IMM


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