Sunday 1 July 2012

In My Mailbox 121

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:

Shadows – Ilsa J Bick

From Quercus: Alex has escaped from Rule - but what new horrors face her in the ravaged world outside? 

Tom is safe - but what will he risk to find Alex? 

Chris - how much does he really know about the terrible darkness of Rule? And what are his true feelings for Alex? 

Ellie - where is she? 

The terrifying follow-up to the hugely popular Ashes.

At the Cat Clarke party thrown by the lovely Sarah, Alice and Niamh of Quercus on Wednesday, I managed to nab myself a copy of this which I am VERY excited. Thanks, Quercus!

Lance of Truth – Katherine Roberts

The quest for Camelot’s survival continues...

King Arthur’s secret daughter Rhianna Pendragon has faced mortal danger, ice-breathing dragons and dark magic to win Excalibur, the Sword of Light. But the sword is just one of four magical Lights that she must find to restore Arthur’s soul to his body and bring him back to life. Now Rhianna must head into the wilds of the northern land sin search of the second Light, the Lance of Truth, before her evil cousn Mordred claims it.

But Mordred is holding her mother Guinevere captive – can Rhianna stay true to her quest for the Lights and save the mother she’s never known, before Mordred wreaks his terrible revenge.

This was a surprise arrival from Templar. I haven’t read the first book in this series so it’s unlikely I’ll get around to it.

Torn – David Massey

Afganistan. In the heat and dust, young British army medic Elinor Neilson watches an Afghan girl walk into a hail of bullets.

But when she runs to help, Ellie finds her gone. Who is she? And what’s happened to her? What Ellie discovers leads her to question everything she believes in – even her feelings for the American lieutenant who takes her side...

So excited for this! Thanks, Chicken House!

Rebel Heart – Moira Young

There’s a price on Saba’s head.

They call her the Angel of Death. She defeated a tyrant, but victory has come at a cost. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, she needs Jack. His moonlit eyes, his reckless courage, his wild heart. But Jack has left, and a ruthless new enemy searches for Saba across the Dustlands...

YAY! I squeaked when I opened this. Thanks, Scholastic!

At Quercus I also picked up finished copies of Ashes by Ilsa J Bick and Entangled by Cat Clarke which I got her to sign.



  1. Sophie, you've got wonderful sounding books this week. I'm going to have a look out for Torn.

  2. Ooh, hope you had fun at the Cat Clarke party! Sad I couldn't be there :/ Ahhhh at Rebel Heart! So excited to read! I got Torn too, and it sounds interesting. Will look out for your review :) Enjoy your books, Sophie.

  3. Great books this week! Happy reading :)

    Mandie @

  4. Those books look great! I haven't heard about any of them but I hope you will enjoy them anyway :)

    Thanks for stopping by
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  5. Oh my gosh, you have a copy of Rebel Heart!!! I loved Blood Red Road and I can't wait to find out what happens next! I hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Here's my IMM is you get a chance come over and check it out -

    Happy reading,

  6. WOW! I love the UK cover of Shadows!! The Lance of Truth looks really amazing---I'm going to have to track that down. I love King Arthur stories!

  7. I'm currently reading Blood Red Road but i'm still unsure about it!

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  8. Ooh! Really good books this week, Shadows and Lance of Truth sound really good.

  9. ooohhh Shadows ... love that cover and that author too,

  10. Great haul! I'll be on the lookout for your reviews of those books soon. =) Here's my IMM:
    ~Shelby @ Gobs and Gobs of Books

  11. I really really want to read Shadows! Hope you enjoy it :)

  12. A lot of peeps REALLY enjoyed Ashes and Blood Red Road and yet I've read neither. What I would like to know is why the heck not? They sound AMAZING. I might've even come across opportunities to read both and I PASSED THEM UP. What the what!? Must rectify this issue ASAP.

    — Asher @ Paranormal Indulgence

  13. I'm so upset that I wasn't able to go to the Cat Clarke party! More so now that I know they were giving away Shadows!

  14. I'm so excited for Rebel Heart by Moira Young. I hope you enjoy it as much as Blood Red Road. It was definitely one of my favorites. Great books this week!


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