Sunday 19 February 2012

In My Mailbox 107

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 unless otherwise stated.

My parents came up this week and brought me some packages from home. I sent some back with them and forgot a few of the names so there are a few missing!

For Review:

Bunheads – Sophie Flack

As a dancer with the Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward is living her childhood dream. And while she might not be a prima ballerina yet, she’s moving up the ranks and surely if she works hard enough she can make it happen.

But devoting her whole life to ballet leaves very little time for anything else: friends, family, school have all fallen by the wayside. Hannah doesnt mind, until a chance encounter brings Jacob into her life. He’s cute, he plays guitar and he’s offereing a whole future than Hannah never considered. And now she must choos ebetween her lifelong dream or what could be the love of her life...

I wasn’t that exicted about this, but then it arrived... Thanks, Atom!

The Witch of Turlingham Academy – Ellie Boswell

It’s not easy being the only day girl at Turlingham Academy: Sophie misses out on all the midnight feasts and late-night gossip. And when new girl Katy turns up, it feels like she’s bewitching all of Sophie’s friends!

Katy’s no witch, but there is a witch at Turlingham. Katy comes from a long line of witch hunters whose job is to stop evil magic. Sophie is going to help her – anything to get Katy out of her life and get things back to normal.

But what she discovers means nothing will ever be normal again!

Thanks, Atom!

Bloodrose – Andrea Cremer

Do you think being the Scion matters to me if I lose you? Because it doesn’t. None of this matters.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting.

There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping her brother safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha and ridding the world of the Keppers’ magic once and for all.

And, when the battle finally ends, there’s deciding what to do and who to love. That is, if Calla can make it out alive.

I wasn’t too fond of book two, but I loved Nightshade, so I;m hoping this will pull me back in. Thanks, Atom!

I’ll Be There – Holly Goldberg Sloan

Where there is love, I’ll be there

Raised by an unstable father who keeps the family constantly on the move, Sam Border hasn’t been in a classroom since he was eight. He’s always been the rock for his younger brother Riddle, who stopped speaking long ago and instead makes sense of the world through his drawings. Then, Sam meets Emily Bell, and everything changes. The two share an immediate and intense attraction, and soon Sam and Riddle find themselves welcomed into the Bell’s home. But Sam knows his happiness is too good to last...

Told from multiple perspectives, Holly Goldberg Sloan’s debut novel offers readers romance and a gripping story. I’ll Be There is a story about connections both big and small, and deftly explores the many ways that lives are woven together.

SO excited for this. Thanks, Piccadilly!

Heart-Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne

From Amazon UK: I think of all the things I could have been...a music student, in love, happy.

But then Juliet stabbed my father and shattered everything I thought I knew about myself.

She turned me into someone else, into this hard, angry, miserable girl who did the most terrible things. Things that make people take a step back when I walk into a room.

Thats what hurts...that you think you know who I am. But the one thing Google will never tell you is who I used to be...who I might have become.

But I can tell you. Here we go – I’ll be me and you be the stranger on the bus.

I’ve heard brilliant things about this already. Thanks, Headline!

Forbidden – Ted Dekker with Tosca Lee

The world as we know it is unrecognisable

Almost 500 years have passed since civilisation’s brush with extinction. Perfect order reigns and humanity’s greatest threats have been silenced by the ruling totalitarian government.

There is no disease. No passion. No hate. No war.

There is only peace.

Until one man discovers the truth hidden in a secret journal: the human hert has been stripped of all emotion and exists onyl in a kind of living death. But when Rom became exposed to the vial of blood contained in the journal he was filled with uncontrollable passion. Only Rom is now truly alive, and only he has the knowledge that can reawaken humanity.

But the way is dangerous and the cost staggering...the way is


I’d never ehard of this before, but it looks really interesting. Thanks, Hodder!

Struck – Jennifer Bosworth

LA has been devastated by a massive earthquake. Mia Price has a connection to the storm that caused the earthquake but doesn’t know why. Two warring cults rise to power and both claim to have the answers that Mia is seeking. The alluring Jerey warns her away from them, but what is he hiding?

Soon, Mia disocvers that she is part of a devastating power, one that could save...or destroy the world.

Really looking forward to this. Thanks, Doubleday!

The Alchemy of Forever – Avery Williams

Seraphina is an immortal, and she wants to die.

She’s been alive for centuries, after her boyfriend Cyrus shared his formula for immortality with her – moving from one body to the next for eternity, ending the life of the body’s original soul in the process. But Sera can’t bear the blood of one more innocent on her hands and has resolved to let herself leave this earth, and Cyrus, forever. Until she comes across Kailey – young, innocent and dying...

Sera can’t resist taking one more life, especially when that life is almost gone. But when she falls in love with Kailey’s world, as well as her neighbour Noah, Sera realises that for the first time in years, she may have something to live for.

But being ready to leave Cyrus doesn;t mean  he’s ready to let her go...

Love the sound of this. Thanks, S&S!

Skin Deep – Laura Jarratt

‘I wanted to say this morning, only you ran off...Sorry if I was rude.’ The boy from the boat grinned, looking straight at me. ‘You surprised, that’s all. The scar.’ – he touched his face – ‘took me by surprise. I didn't mean to be rude.’ I gaped at him. Nobody ever, ever mentioned the scars.

After the car crash that leaves her best friend dead, Jenna struggles to rebuild her life. But every stare in the street, every glance in the mirror, makes her want to hide away. And then Ryan turns up – a tall, good-looking traveller unlike anyone Jenna’s ever met before.

Can he help to put her world back together, or will he just break her heart?

Look out for a blog tour for this book coming up next month. Thanks, Egmont!



  1. Sooooo many epic books there!! I am dying to get my hands on Struck!!!

    Really want to read Tanya Byrne's book too!!

    Enjoy your haul of books :D

  2. Great selection! Struck looks interesting!

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  3. LOVE that cover of Bloodrose! I keep seeing a different one. Great books! Here's our IMM

  4. Those last 3 books! AW! I want!!! :-) Enjoy!

  5. I didn't like Wolfsbane either!

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  6. I'm so excited for I'll Be There! I've been waiting for it for a long time--looks like an awesome read :) Happy reading!

  7. Wow, such a great book haul this week! I've heard great things about Bunheads, and it sounds really unique so I might have to get this one myself... Also really looking forward to Struck and The Alchemy of Forver! Enjoy everything you got ;)

    If you'd like you can check out the awesome books I got in my mailbox this week, just click the link below! ;)

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  8. Those are some great looking books!! Enjoy

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  9. The Alchemy of Forever sounds fantastic! I'm looking forward to Bunheads and read Heart Shaped Bruise's a good thriller!

  10. OOH. Nice haul this week! Enjoy them all - I know I loved "Bloodrose", and I definitely want to read "Struck"!

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  11. All of these looks amazing!! I'm especially excited to read ALchemy of Forever and Struck!

    Enjoy! :D

  12. New follower! Awesome haul! Struck is one I'm dying to read! Enjoy! Here is my IMM if you'd like to follow back:

  13. The Alchemy of Forever sounds really interesting, first I've heard of that one!

  14. ooo I really want to read Skin Deep and Bunheads! I hope you love all of these!


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