Sunday 13 January 2013

In My Mailbox 143

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.

As I had a blog tour last Sunday, this is the last two weeks worth of books. I got some good’uns!

For review:

Dead Romantic – CJ Skuse

He was made for love!

Camille wants the perfect boy, with an athlete’s body and a poet’s brain. But when she’s rejected again, she decides there isn’t a boy alive who’ll ever measure up.

Enter Zoe, her brilliant best friend, who takes biology to a whole new level. Together they create Camille’s dream boy, Frankenstein-stylee.

But can they make him love her?

I love CJ Skuse’s writing and I love Frankenstein so I’m certain I’m going to love this too! Thanks Chicken House!

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There – Catherynne M Valente

In the kingdom of Fairyland-Below, preparations are underway for the annual Revels...but aboveground, the creatures of Fairyland are in no mood for a party.

It has been a long time since young September bid farewell to Fairyland, and she is excited to see it again; but upon her return she is shocked to find that her friends have been losing their shadows, and therefore their magic, to the kingdom of Fairyland-Below... It spells certain disaster and September won’t stand for it. Determined to make amends, she travels down into the underworld where, among creatures of ice and fire, she encounters a face she recognizes all too well: Halloween, the Hollow Queen. Only then does September realise what she must do to save Fairyland from slipping into the mundane world forever.

Come and join in the Revels with September and her friends. But be warned: in Fairyland-Below, even the best of friends aren’t always what they seem.

I REALLY need to start this series. It sounds so awesome! Thanks Constable & Robinson!


These were my Christmas presents to myself!

My Life Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them...until one summer night Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. The something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

I’ve been dying to read this since I heard about it early last year. I’m so glad I finally have a copy!

Such a Rush – Jennifer Echols

A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everyone else, or I could learn to fly.

For Leah Jones, reality is life in a rundown trailer park with an irresponsible mother. But there’s one escape. With an after-school job at the local airstrip, she manages to afford cut-rate flight lessons. At the controls of a small plane, she leaves the trailer park far below, swooping out over the sea in the ultimate rush.

By her senior year of high school, Leah’s dreams come true: she snags a job flying for an aerial banner-advertising business. Then the owner dies suddenly, leaving everything in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she tries to stay clear of the apparently doomed business – until Grayson digs up her most damning secret. Holding it over Leah’s head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. She’s been drawn into a battle between brothers – and the consequences could be deadly.

I love Jennifer Echols’ romantic dramas so I’m really looking forward to this.

Just One Day – Gayle Forman

A whirlwind day in Paris...
A chance at true love...
Heartbreak is waiting just around the corner.

From the author of the international bestseller, If I Stay, comes a poignant and beautiful story of love, loss and learning to live again.

Yay! So excited to start this one!



    Wow! You got some really amazing books! My Life Next Door is a book that I've wanted to read for ages but haven't managed to get my hands on it yet. Sadly...
    Such a Rush is also on my wishlist and the cover really is amazing!
    Just One Day is really popular this week!

    Lovely haul! Happy reading! :)

  2. wow- that's a good haul of books! Lots of contemps there :)
    I really want to read Just One Day and Such a Rush.

  3. JUST ONE DAY is so good!! I hope you love it, and enjoy all of your other books too :)

    Lea @ YA Book Queen

  4. Ooh. I'm considering buying myself My Life Next Door soon as well. I really enjoyed Such a Rush (love Jennifer Echols so much!) and Just One Day! I had to read that the second I had it in my hands :)

  5. Just One Day was amazing! I hope you love it! :)

  6. Just One Day is beyond anything that I could have ever wanted. I hope you enjoy it.


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