Sunday, 11 November 2012

In My Mailbox 135

This meme was started by Kristi of The Story Siren who was inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets unless otherwise stated.

My lovely housemate discovered a tucked-away book stall in the Guildhall Market here in Bath with her parents and decided to show me. There were so many pretties! Then we went on a charity shop mooch and I found a book I’ve been dying to read for ages! The  two pre-orders I've been dying for arrived!

For review:

Undone – Cat Clarke

How far would you fall for the truth?

Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she’s learning to live with it.

Then the unspeakable happens.
Kai is outed online...and he kills himself.

Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back.
But she wants to know who was responsible.
And she wants to take them down...

A searing story of love, revenge and betrayal.

YESYESYES. Rather excited for this one!! Thanks, Quercus.

I also got a shiny hardback of The Wolf Princess and proofs of How to Fall by Jane Casey and Silent Saturday by Helen Grant.


Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

A story of impossible love and a way of life lost forever.

Orphaned, penniless, Jacob Jankowski jumps a freight train in the dark, and in that instant, transforms his future.

By morning, he’s landed a job with the Flying Squadron of the Benzi Brothers Most Spectacluar Show on Earth. By nightfall, he’s in love.

In an America made colourless by prohibition and the Depression, the circus is a refuge of sequins and sensuality. But behind the glamour lies a darker world, where both animals and men are dispensible. Where falling in love is the most dangerous act of all...

I adored the film so I can’t wait to get stuck in to this!

How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

“It’s a good time to be a woman; we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...

Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyoen ask when you’re going to have a baby?”

Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin Moran answers the questions that every woman is asking.

I’ve been told to read this so many times, that I squeaked when I spotted it in a charity shop. I can’t wait.

Bitter Blood: The Morganville Vampires – Rachel Caine

Now that the threat the the vampires of Morganville has been defeated, the gravest danger to the human residents is the enemy within...

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville have managed to coexist in peace. But thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have now been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. College student Claire Danvers, with ties to both humans and vampires, isn’t about to take sides.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville searching for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news...or worse.

YAY! I’m such a Morganville fangirl.

The Lost Prince – Julie Kagawa

Done look at Them.
Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs – including his reputation – begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. to save a girl he never thought he’d  dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s  world – the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.

I adore Julie Kagawa’s books and the world of Faery so I can’t wait to get stuck in to this.



  1. Ooh- I really like the sound of Undone- I'll look out for your review.
    Enjoy all your new books! Have a good week!

  2. Fantastic books - I can't wait to hear what you think of Undone :) Water for Elephants is AMAZING, it's one of my favourite books ever! It's even better than the movie :O

  3. Im loving how Undone sounds. Happy reading.
    my IMM

  4. eeee, exciting books! I cant wait to read Undone and Ive heard great things about How to Be a Woman :) I hope you enjoy

  5. I bet Undone will be fab!! And How to Be a Woman sounds good too :) Happy reading!

  6. *raises eye at Undone*



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