Sunday 19 August 2012

In My Mailbox 127

This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. All book summaries are from the book jackets unless otherwise stated,

For review:

Carnival of Souls – Melissa Marr

Enter the carnival

The carnival pulsed in the centre of The City – a swirl of masked decadence and danger. Music played constantly as the dancers demonstrated their flexibility. At times it was a glamorous cacophony. Jugglers and fire-twirlers showed their skills in time to the music. In this carnival world, both pleasure and murder are up for sale...

Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures – if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

From the author of the million-copy selling Wicked Lovely series comes this sinister tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.

So freaking excited for this – I love Melissa Marr’s books! Thanks, HarperCollins!

Runlight – Joanne Harris

From Goodreads: The squabbling Norse gods and goddesses of Runemarks are back! And there’s a feisty new heroine on the scene: Maggie, a girl the same age as Maggie but brought up in a world apart – literally, in World’s End, the focus of the Order in which Maggie was raised. Now the Order is destroyed, Chaos is filling the vacuum left behind...and is breaching the everyday world.

A chilling prophecy from the Oracle.
A conflict between two girls.
And with just twelve days to stave off the Apocvalypse, carnage is about to be unleashed...

I haven’t read the first book, but I’m a sucker for mythology. Thanks, RHCP!

Rage Within – Jeyn Roberts

After the earthquakes came the infectious rage, turning friends into deadly enemies.

For survivors Michael, Aries, Mason and Clementine the battle to stay alive is about to get even tougher. The new world is organising itself, with camps that promise protection for the uninfected. But the reality of the sites is far more sinister. Besides, nobody is safe from the rage within their own soul...

I’m quoted in this one! Thanks so much, Macmillan!

Million Dollar Mates – Cathy Hopkins

Jess Hall is going upmarket! Her dad’s got a new job at Number 1, Porchester Park – the luxury city apartment block – and he’s moving Jess, her brother, and her pet cat, Dave, in with him.

Jess isn’t too sure about moving away from her school friends – or her beloved Gran – until she learns the apartments are strictly A-list only and soon to be populated by actors, musicians, models and millionaires.

A life of glitz and glamour surely beckons...but will her new million dollar mates be all they’re cracked up to be?

After loving Love at Second Sight, I’m really looking forward to reading this. Thanks, S&S!

I also got an extra proof of Shadows by Ilsa J Bick from Quercus.



  1. Great books this week, I absolutely love the Joanne Harris Runemarks books! Hope you enjoy them, happy reading!

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  2. Awesome books this week! I hope you enjoy them all! :D

  3. I have heard a lot about the Runemarks books but never read them. Enjoy.

  4. Awesome books this week (and especially about being quoted- so cool!)
    I have Dark Inside to read but haven't read it yet.
    I love the look of Carnival of Souls- so creepy!

  5. Great haul! Million Doller Mates looks good, you can't beat a good ol' Cathy Hopkins book ;) Happy reading!

  6. These all look great! Runelight looks interesting and I'm excited to check out Carnival of Souls! Enjoy!

  7. I read one of Cathy Hopkins other books, I wasn't a huge of it, but this one that you got looks really good!!

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  8. Carnival of Souls sounds so good! I hope you enjoy your books. :)


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