Sunday 27 January 2013

In My Mailbox 145

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.


Anthem for Jackson Dawes – Celia Bryce

When Megan bright arrives in hospital for her first cancer treatment, there is only one other teenager there – Jackson Dawes. He is cute, rebellious...and infuriating. Even so, Megan finds herself slowly and surely drawn to him.

But so is everybody. Jackson is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need some of his extraordinary optimism as they face the difficult times ahead.

An uplifting story of bravery, loss and love against the odds.

I’m really looking forward to this, though I think it might make me cry! Thanks Bloomsbury!

Night School: Legacy – CJ Daugherty

In the last year, Allie has survived three arrests, two breakups and one family meltdown. The only bright point has been her new life at Cimmeria Academy – It’s the one place Allie feels she belongs. And the fact that it’s brought the dreamy Carter West into her life hasn’t hurt.

But far from being a safe haven, the cloistered walls of Cimmeria are proving more dangerous than Allie could’ve imagined. The students are under threat and Allie’s family – from her mysterious grandma to her runaway brother – are at the centre of the storm.

Allie is going to have to choose between protecting her family and trusting her friends. But secrets have a way of ripping even the strongest relationships apart...

I really need to read this series! Thanks Atom!

Finding Cherokee Brown – Siobhan Curham

His lips touched mine and for one split second the whole world stopped.
Then every cell in my body fizzed into life...

When I decided to write a book about my life I thought I’d have to make loads of stuff up. I mean, who wants to read about someone like me?

But as soon as I started writing, the weirdest thing happened. I found out I wasn’t who I thought I was. And I stopped being scared. Then everything went crazy!

Best of all, I discovered that when you finally decide to be brave it’s like waving a wand over your life – the most magical things can happen...

Really looking forward to this. And my review of Dear Dylan is quoted inside! Thanks Electric Monkey.

The Indigo Spell – Richelle Mead

An ancient magic.
A heart-wrenching decision...

Sydney Sage is an alchemist. She protects vampire secrets – and human lives.

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she is struggling to decide between following her Alchemist teachings – or her heart.

Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch, a former Alchemist who is now on the run. As Marcus pushes her to rebel, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought.

There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as Sydney searches for the person attacking powerful young witches, she realizes that she must embrace her magical blood – or else she will be next.

AHHHHHHH! Thank you Puffin!!

Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

This is not the fairy tale you remember.
But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn t each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. They must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner...

SO looking forward to this as I loved Cinder! Thanks again Puffin.

Speechless – Hannah Harrington

Chelsea can’t keep a secret...until now.

Everyone’s shared gossip that they shouldn’t have – but the last time Chelsea told a secret nearly got someone killed.

So Chelsea takes a vow of silence, if she keeps her mouth shut, at least things can’t get any worse, right?


Suddenly taking a stand’s making previously popular Chelsea a social outcast. But finding new ways to communicate is making her new friends in unexpected places, especially rebellious skateboarder Sam.

Sam’s the last person who should give Chelsea a second chance. It’s his best friend who her gossip hurt the most – yet he’s the only one who understands.

And the only one can help Chelsea discover who she really is...and who she wants to be.

I really enjoyed Saving June so I’m looking forward to this. Thanks Mira!

Gilt – Katherine Longshore


Kitty Tylney has always lived in the shadow of her best friend, Cat. Then Cat worms her way into the court of Henry VIII – and into the king’s heart. When Cat makes her best friend part of her inner circle at court, Kitty is thrust into a glittering new life of fabulous gowns, opulent parties and dashing men vying for her attention. But Kitty soon discovers that beneath the golden veneer lurks a world of secrets and lies, trysts and back-door deals, where the price of gossip could literally be her head.

Once you’ve clawed your way to the top, there’s nowhere to go but down...and it’s a long fall from the Queen of England’s throne.

This sounds so good! Thanks S&S!



  1. I received Speechless a few weeks ago. It looks like a brilliant read! Happy reading!

  2. oh some amazing books! Jackson Dawes and Speechless are really good!

  3. Oh my god, I so jelly over The Indigo Spell!! I can't wait to see what you think! :))

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  4. I really enjoyed Dear Dylan and didn't realize she had a new book coming out. Enjoy!

  5. You have a great haul! I'm so excited about Scarlet and The Indigo Spell.

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addicts

  6. Jackson Dawes looks like a great read. Enjoy!
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  7. Ooh, I am dying to read Scarlet. Hope it's good! Great haul. :)

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  8. Speechless is amazing so I hope you enjoy it. Oh and have you read Hannah's first book Saving June? It's even better. Scarlet and Siobhan's new book also look great. Curious to see your thoughts on all these!

  9. GILT I want that, nice mailbox!!!
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  10. I haven't read any of these books, but I really like the cover of 'Night School Legacy' and 'Speechless' sounds really good!

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