Sunday, 28 April 2013

In My Mailbox 155

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.

For review:

 The Originals – Cat Patrick

I glance at the three baby portraits in thick wooden frames. I feel a familiar prickling on the back of my neck. Because I know there’s another picture somewhere – and the baby in that photo looks identical to the babies on the wall. Somewhere, there’s a photo of the Original.

Ella, Betsey and I look like sisters: triplets, you might think.
But that’s not what we are at all.
We are clones in hiding. We split our lives and exist as one person in the outside world. And we’ve always been happy.
But now I’ve fallen head over heels in love...and that changes everything.
Because, to let love in, I need to be allowed to be Me.

Romantic drama with a twist, perfect for fans of Jay Asher and Lauren Kate.

I’m not really sure about this one so I’m going to pass it on to Anya at An Awful Lot of Reading.

Grounding Quinn – Steph Campbell

Quinn MacPherson’s biggest fear has always been turning out like her crazy mother or cold-hearted father. That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw.

Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over the summer will just be a quick fling – and with his hot body and heart-breaking smile that’s all she really wants. But Ben’s not just some guy. He gets her – the real her, flaws and all – and that’s scary as hell. So Quinn does what comes naturally: she pushes him away, breaking his heart before he can break hers.

Ben isn’t prepared to let her go that easily. He knows that Quinn is special, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they’re together. But will he be able to persuade Quinn to open herself up and allow him in to her life...and her heart?

Thanks S&S!

I snagged a couple of lovelies while I was at Chicken House doing a spot of work experience at the beginning of the week. Here they are!

The Drowning – Rachel Ward

When Carl opens his eyes on the banks of a cold lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. And a shivering girl is being helped nearby.

What happened in the water?

He can’t remember. All he knows is that he must find out – before the truth comes back to drown him...

A beautiful finished copy! Thanks Chicken House!

The Scorch Trials – James Dashner

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escaping meant he would get his life back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to...

Burned and baked, the earth is a wasteland, it’s people driven mad by an infection known as the Flare.

Instead of freedom, Thomas must face another trial. He must cross the Scorch to once again save himself and his friends...

I can finally finish this trilogy! I also got The Death Cure, but I don’t want to write it up in case of spoilers. Thanks again Chicken House!

You Don’t Know Me – Sophia Bennett

Me and Rose. In a band. Singing together, all the way to th elveis finals of Killer Act.

Only to be told one of us must go.

But no girl would drop her best friend in front of millions... Would she?

If this is fame, it sucks.

Everyone’s talking about us, but nobody knows the truth.

A gorgeous finished copy! I’m really looking forward to this.

The Poison Boy – Fletcher Moss

Orphan Dalton Fly, food taster to the rich, has a lucky escape after discovering poisoned wine. But his mate dies horribly, and Dalton want justice.

Together wth Scarlet Dropmore, the high-born girl whose life he saved, he sets out to find the murders.

This sounds like so much fun!

Heart of Danger – Eliot Schrefer

When Sophie rescues Otto, a baby bonobo clinging to life, she had never understood her mother’s decision to stay and run an animal sanctuary in one of the toughest places in Africa.

But one night, while her mother is away, rebel soldiers attack. To escape, Sophie must follow her heart into danger – and find a way to keep herself and Otto alive.

Tina practically threw this at me, promising it was brilliant!



  1. You Dont Know Me is awesome and I cannot wait to read The Drowning and The Originals! I hope you (and Anya) enjoy these!

  2. You Don't Know Me is really good, as is The Drowning. The Drowning is actually quite creepy but I really enjoyed it.
    Happy reading, Sophie! :)


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