Sunday 16 October 2011

In My Mailbox 99

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:

These two books had been hiding away at campus for two months! Thanks, Atom!

Circle of Fire – Michelle Zink

Two sisters. United by blood. Divided by a prophecy.

Lia Milthorpe’s determination to end the prophecy that has divided her family for generations is stronger than ever. With time dwindling, Lia sets out on a journey to locate the missing pieces of the prophecy needed to close the Gate, and to persuade her sister Alice to help – or she will have to risk her life trying to close it herself.

Lia has Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved Lia – and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or about the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.

There are some things sisters aren’t meant to share. And some secrets that could destroy them both.

Hades – Alexandra Adornetto

Is love a great enough power against evil?

Bethany Church believes so – afater all, the love of her angel siblings and her boyfriend Xavier saved her from the clutches of Hell itself.

But when Jake Thorn returns to town, determined to take Beth away with him, it seems he may be able to destroy everything she cares about.

Will Jake’s actions shatter Beth’s faith in love? Or can she overcome heartache and betrayal to fulfil her role on Earth?


The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks

They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks – with a passion that would change their lives for ever. Butlife would force them apart.

Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip...Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the past?

The epic new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook and The Last Song. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved authors.

I do like me some Nicholas Sparks. Cant wait to get stuck in.

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher

Ten-year-old Jamie hasn’t cried since it happened.

He knows he should have – Jasmine cried, mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn't, but then he is just a cat and h didn't know Rose that well, really.

Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that’s just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years ago, it’s worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum;s gone and Jamie’s left with questions that he must answer for himself.

This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy’s struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.

I've heard such amazing things about this that when I saw it for £1.49 in my Oxfam bookshop, I snapped it up.

Variant – Robinson Wells (ARC)

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of hid dead-end life. He was wrong. Now he’s trapped in a school surrounded by a razor-wire fence, where video cameras monitor his every move – and where breaking the rules equals death. When he stumbles upon the school’s rel secret, he realises that escape may be impossible.

In this pulse-pounding dystopian thriller, Robinson Wells artfully blends the action of Gone with the tension and suspense of The Maze Runner and Lord of the Flies. The result is a story that is unpredictable and hantingly real.

This was another find in my Oxfam bookshop and I’m really looking forward to it.



  1. my sister lives on a mantelpiece sounds really good!

  2. DUDE, how'd you find an ARC of Variant in an Oxfam bookshop?! *mindblown* I have a copy though - really looking forward to reading it!

  3. Great mix of books this week! Happy reading!

  4. I've recently read Circle of Fire and I loved it. Hope you enjoy it too. Happy reading

  5. Great books! I won Hades last week, but I still have yet to read Halo. I love the covers though, they're stunning! Enjoy your books!

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  6. Great books! I hear Variant's good! LOVE the cover of Hades... I'm mixed on Nicholas Sparks books.. I actually find the movies based on his books are better than the actual book! lol.. he's not my style I guess.. :)

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  7. The Variant looks great :)


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  8. I've always wanted to read Halo, and now I feel bad because I'm seeing Hades everywhere! But oh well, hope you enjoy your reading! :)

  9. Fab set! I need to read more Nicholas Sparks books. They're simple fun.
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  10. Hello!!

    Amazing haul!
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