Sunday 6 May 2012

In My Mailbox 114

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:

Dads, Geeks & Blue Haired Freaks – Ellie Phillips

I was having a good hair day when this whole thing started.

It was my birthday and in honour of making it to fifteen I’d given myself purple streaks. But then I got the Dadcard and everything flipped.

I pulled the Dadcard out of my pocket and stared hard at it.

It had to be a joke right? A nasty mean joke – but from who? There was absolutely no way I was expecting a card from ‘Dad’. Because Dad didn’t really exist...

One girl’s search for her dad using the Internet, some boys and quite a lot of hairspray.

Thanks, Electric Monkey!

Alchemy – WJ Wignall

Book two of the Mercian Trilogy

A demon ended my childhood. I was not bitten, do not think that of me, but in a very real way I was infected, and the darkness of that creature creot into my heart. It is lodged there still, and the only way I’ll ever be free of it is to rid the world of the demon itself...

The vampire William of mercia continues to search for answers about his long, undead life, together with Eloise, the girl with whom his fate is entwined. But the darkness doesn’t yield its secrets easily.

As they edge closer to the truth, it becomes clear that something evil knows their every move, and this time it’s targeting the person Will needs most of all.

Lost in a frozen landscape, powerful adversaries are locked in a battle that not everyone can survive, as destiny collides with a sorcerer’s dark arts...

Thanks, Electric Monkey!

1.4 – Mike Lancaster

‘Everything I think I know is a lie.’

Peter Vincent doesnt understand his own world. His father – the creator of artificial bees – has made sure of that.

As a human upgrade is revealed, Peter stars to uncover a conspiracy; a conspiracy that unravels his family, his friends, himself. When the bees attack, Peter may be the ast hope for all of us.

Even after the 0.4 it’s still a brave new world...

I actually haven’t read 0.4 yet, even though I’ve had a copy for ages. Thanks, Egmont!

New Girl – Paige Harbison

The Queen Bee’s missing. Will you be next?

It’s hard fitting in as the new girl among the rich elite at Manderley Academy, especially when you’re assigned to the old room of the perfect, popular Becca – who disappeared. What really happened to Becca? And what other sinister secrets lurk in the school’s dark hallways?

Learning to survive Manderley’s cut-throat social scene, you can’t help but follow in Becca’s footsteps, even falling for Max, the boy she left behind. Althouh sometimes it seems that Becca’s still out there, watching you take her place.

Waiting to take it back.

I have a blog tour for this later on in the month so look out for that! Thanks, MIRA/Midas.


The Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked – and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her ownmortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend – a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the midless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what – and who – is worth dying for…

Yup, another copy of this. This time my pre-ordered US hardcover.

Black Dawn: The Morganville Vampires – Rachel Caine

When a tide of ferocious draug, the vampire’s deadliest enemy, floods Morganville, its elclectic mix of residents must fight to save their town from devastation.

Chaos has taken over the quiet college town of Morganville as the threat of the draug rapidly spreads with the help of the city’s water system. Whilst most of the locals have already fled, student Claire Danvers and her friends Shane, Eve and Michael choose to stay and fight.

Things may take a turn for the worse when vampire Amelie, the town’s founder, is infected by the master draug’s bite. Unless Claire and her friends can find an antidote to save Amelie and overcome the draug, Morganville’s future look bleak…

I LOVE this series.

We'll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han

If only summer could last forever.

Her whole life, Belly has been in love with the Fishers. Susannah was like a second mother to her, Conrad was her first love, and Jeremiah was her first real boyfriend. Now, after two years, Jeremiah gets down on bended knee and offers Belly what she has always be Belly Fisher.

As Jeremiah and Belly head back to Cousins Beach to plan their wedding, Conrad comes home to tell Belly he made a mistake when he broke her heart. Now Belly must confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face a truth she has possibly always known: She will have to break one of their hearts.

I pre-ordered this to complete my collection and for Conrad's letters to Belly eve though I received the UK edition a few weeks ago. I'm adding this last minute as I discovered it hidden away under a pile of paper last night!



  1. AWESOME haul this week, Sophie!! I absolutely adored New Girl and The Immortal Rules. I got Black Dawn too. The best series ever! :D

    Happy reading :)

  2. I'm intrigued by Dads, Geeks and Blue-Haired Freaks. Look forward to your review :)

  3. All looking very familiar this morning! LOL

  4. These all look fab! Enjoy! I might check out Dads, Geeks... it looks really good!

  5. Dads, Geeks & Blue Haired Freaks and New Girl sounds really good, hope you enjoy them :)

  6. We'll Always Have Summer sounds really good! Lots of new titles to me. I hope you enjoy them all!! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

  7. Loved the Immortal Rules, need to get a finished copy of it

    Happy reading

  8. That's a fun cover for New Girl, I like it a lot better than the one that I have!

  9. It looks like you've got a brilliant haul.I love the cover of NEW GIRL, and the blurb sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy reading them.

  10. I love the Morganville Vampires series - definitely one of my faves! Hope you enjoy your books :)

  11. Black Dawn looks really good :)

  12. Some great books this week. I read New Girl already and really liked it, but I'm not too keen on this cover as it doesn't really suit the book.
    I really want to read 1.4, as 0.4 was really interesting and creepy.
    I STILL have to read Immortal Rules (but I'm definitely reading it next), and I am definitely going to read the Morganville Vampires series at some point this year.

  13. Great books this week! I got the Electric Monkey ones too and cant wait for Dads, Geeks and Blue-Haired Freaks!


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