Sunday, 11 March 2012

In My Mailbox 109

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.

For Review:

Dear Dylan – Siobhan Curham

A first crush.
An unexpected friendship.
A dream come true...

Dear Dylan,

Thanks SO much for your email and I’m sorry about my last one when I said I love you. I hope you don’t think I’m a weirdo mentalist?!!! It’s just that I was watching Oprah yesterday and she said that we should all say we love each other a whole lot more. Not to everyone of course. There’s no way I’d tell my scummy step-dad that I love him because that would be lying. But the thing is, sometimes when I watch you on TV, I feel as if you’re talking to just me and makes m feel less alone.

I know you probably get loads and loads of fan mail but I wanted to ask you – could we be e-mates?

Yours hopefully,

I reviewed this when Siobhan self-published it in 2010 and now it’s back from Egmont and I’ll be involved in the blog tour in April.

The Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa (ARC)

In a future world, vampires reign.

Humans are blood cattle.

And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

My vampire creator toldme this: “Sometime in your life, Allison Sekemoto, you will kill a human being. The question is not if it will happen, but when. Do you understand?”

I didn't then, not really.

I do now.

Julie Kagawa, vampires and dystopia – could it get any more awesome?! Thank you Harlequin Teen!


Arcadia Awakens – Kai Meyer (ARC)

When troubled teenager Rosa escapes her life in New York to stay with family in Sicily, she stumbles into a sinister Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, generations-old rivalries. How is handsome, mysterious stranger Alessandro invloved? And why is Rosa so powerfully drawn to him, even though she knows he spells danger for her and her family?

Simmering at the heart of the conflict is an ancient myth surrounding the vanished empire of Arcadia and its people, who – in the tales of legend – could shapeshift into animal forms. Can Rosa unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present?

Really looking forward to this – I’ve heard some excellent things about it. I have to admit that I much prefer the US cover, though...



  1. Great books! I'm wondering if Dear Dylan would be a good addition to my in-classroom library...

    Thanks for sharing! Enjoy!

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    Happy Reading!

  2. I think I remember hearing about Dear Dylan in my earlier blogging days, I will have to check that out! Ooh, The Immortal Rules! Enjoy! ;)

  3. I remember Dear Dylan from when it was self published. Great to see it's found a home with a mainstream publisher now :)

    Happy reading :D

  4. Great books! Even though that cover gives me chills (blood in the eye- ew), I still really want to read Immortal Rules because I loved Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.
    I got Arcadia Awakens last week, and actually ordered the US cover because I preferred it, but it sounds like such a good book.
    Have a good week!

  5. Great books!

    For some reason, when I opened your blog it asked for a password? I'm not sure what happened there.

    Anyway, happy reading! (;

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
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    1. I have no idea why it does that and because I use Google Chrome and it doesn't happen on there I tend to forget about it! Sorry!

  6. These all look awesome! I'm not sure whether I like this or the US cover of Arcadia Awakens---the snake on the US one kind of freaks me out! :)

  7. OOh! Immortal Rules! So looking forward to that one! And I really enjoyed Arcadia Awakens - am looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

    Hope you enjoy them :D

  8. Immortal Rules looks so good and yet so creepy!! Enjoy

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    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  9. ooo great books this week! I'm currently reading Acaradia Awakens and I love the sound of Dear Dylan!

  10. Julie Kagawa is so prolific - is this a new series yet? Or a continuation of her other previously-published novels? Very interesting titles you have here. Enjoy them!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks:


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