Sunday, 19 April 2009

In My Mailbox #13: New Books This Week


In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all descriptions from Amazon/author sites.


Something strange happened this week... I didn't buy a single book. This doesn't happen very often, but Amazon didn't get any of my pre-orders in stock, and nothing new came in an work. The books I did get all came for review, which I am REALLY excited about. I didn't expect them, so it was a great week!

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Stolen
by Lucy Christopher (YES!! *Happy dance*).

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist – almost.



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Bad Faith
by Gillian Philip
(This one sounds intriguing).

Life's easy for Cassandra. The privileged daughter of a cleric, she's been protected from the extremist gangs who enfore the One Church's will. Her boyfriend Ming is a bad influence, of course, with infadel parents who are constantly in trouble with the religious authorities. But Cass has no intention of letting their different backgrounds drive them apart. Then they stumble across a corpse. Who killed him? How did his body end up in their secret childhood haunt? And is this man's death connected to other, older murders? As the political atmosphere grows feverish, Cass realises she and Ming face extreme danger.



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My Dating Disasters Diary
by Liz Rettig
(I love this series!)

Kelly Ann is a total tomboy. She loves football and computer games and has no idea why anyone would want to bother with soppy romantic stuff and stupid crushes on boys. Her best mate is Chris, the boy next door, and he's not into that stuff either, is he? Follow Kelly Ann's ventures into the crazy world of love through her stonkingly funny diaries.

24 comments:

susan said...

Bad Faith sounds interesting. Happy reading.

Kate said...

I love the look of Stolen, it reminds me of the person who designed the cover for "The Declaration."

Happy reading :)

Luisa said...

YAY, Liz Rettig!

And how brilliant that you got Stolen!

Happy reading.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read Stolen, it sounds amazing!

Tasha said...

Stolen sounds amazing. Happy reading!

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Wow interesting books, especially Stolen by Lucy Christopher. =) Happy reading!

Liyana said...

Stolen looks amazing! Somehow the blurb makes me think of Stolkholm Syndrome.

Cat said...

Bad Faith does sound interesting! I'll look for that one in the stores!

harmonybookreviews said...

I've never heard of any of these but they all look awesome. I think I'm going to have to check them out.

Reverie said...

WOW those are some pretty covers... sigh

Steph Su said...

Stolen sounds awesome. Can someone say STOCKHOLM SYNDROME???!!! hahaha I can't wait to read your review of it and now I want to read it so bad.

Ravenous Reader said...

You had some great books this week. STOLEN, omg freaky but sounds amazing. I really want to read that one and have put it on my "gotta get" list

TheBookworm said...

I have never heard of Stolen by Lucy Christopher, but now I have to read it! That is why I love these posts. There is always a new book that is calling to be read. Thanks and Happy Readings! :D

Bookworm said...

Love all of the covers! They're so colorful and cute!

MssJos said...

Wow, I normally don't like books in forms of letters or journal entries but you make Stolen sound really good! :)

Letter Garden said...

OMG! Stolen sounds like a very exciting read!!! :D

Shalonda said...

Oooh, Stolen sounds awesome!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really want Stolen. You get all the awesome books, not cool!! lol

Fantastic Book Review said...

Stolen sounds interesting and I would love to read it. I love the cover!

Carrie said...

All three of those books sound awesome. You had an excellent week!!

Danielle said...

Can't wait for the review of Stolen. It seems interesting.

Erika Lynn said...

Stolen looks really good. Happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Wow, you got some really interesting sounding books. Happy Reading.

Thao said...

I love Stolen, the cover looks great. The three books seem really thick so have fun reading them!