Sunday 18 November 2012

In My Mailbox 137

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.

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts again this week - I'm drowning in uni work at the moment! I promise I'll try and get back on track in the next two weeks.

For review:

The Declaration – Gemma Malley

When you can live for ever by taking a tablet...
When no one needs to die...
Ann Covey should never have been born.

Sixteen-year-old Anna lives in a brutal, oppressive Surplus hall. She obeys all the rules and accepts her own fate – watching her masters achieve eternal life by the power of a pill called Longevity. But then a new inmate arrives. Mysterious, enigmatic and dangerous, he turns Anna’s solitary world upside down. Is she brave enough to believe that one Surplus girl and a boy who breaks the rules can change the world for ever?

Thank you Bloomsbury! I’ve been dying to get my hands on this series for a long time and now I have the whole trilogy with their gorgeous new covers!

I don’t want to write up the summaries of the next two books in case of spoilers, but here’s what they look like!

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M Valente

September is a twelve-year-old girl from Omaha. Her dad is fighting in a faraway war, her mum is always out at work, and September in stuck in a lonely, adventureless rut. So when the Green Wind arrives at her window and invites her to Fairyland, she accepts in a flash. (Mightn’t you?)

But Fairyland is in crisis and confusion, crushed by the iron rule of the villainous Marquess – and September alone holds the key to restoring order. Well! She knows what a girl with a quest must do: she sets out to Fix Things.

With a book-loving dragon and a mysterious boy named Saturday by her side, September faces peril and pandemonium; loses her shadow, her shoe and her way – and finds a great deal more besides. But time is short, and time is ticking, and every story must have an ending. Can September save Fairyland? Cab she even save herself?

I’ve been dying to read this for ages! Thanks, Corsair!



  1. The Declaration cover kind of reminds me of The Hunger Games adult editions and the new Divergent one. Hm. And The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making sounds lovely, enjoy :)

  2. I got The Declaration too, I can't wait to read it :D Fairyland is fab, enjoy :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my IMM! Declaration looks great, enjoy! New follower =)

  4. The Girl who Circumvented Fairyland looks so adorable! I've heard about that book before and the general consensus seems to be that it's great. I love the cover, too. Enjoy all of your new books! (:

  5. I've never heard of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, but I'm definitely intrigued.

  6. I haven't heard of either of these but The Declaration sounds good. And I love the name September from The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. And yeah, I hope Carnival of Souls lives up to all of the hype. Happy reading!

  7. The Declaration series covers are gorgeous! You and Raimy have got them, I'm a little jealous


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