Sunday, 4 October 2009

In My Mailbox #37: New Books This Week


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


I had such an amazing week this week, I still can't believe it. I have two really cool things to mention: my blog has been shortlisted in the Manchester Blog Awards, under best new blog (wow!), and I'm quoted on the UK Hush, Hush press release, from something I wrote on BellaAndEdward.com. Yay! Now, onto the very exciting books I got this week...


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For review:




The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath
by Rick Yancey
(This sounds cool!)

Will Henry is an assistant to a doctor with a most unusual speciality: monster hunting! In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown used to late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi - a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest - and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to consume our world and find the rest of the monsters before it is too late...





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Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess (I love Melvin Burgess, and this sounds just as good as his previous books).

His most substantial book to date, this compelling story of a teenager caught in a corrupt 1980s Care Home is a powerful study of a particularly highly-charged and distressing subject. Handled with great sensitivity and engrossing narrative drive, it is an important addition to the understanding of how childcare can go so wrong. When Nick's mother dies suddenly and unexpectedly, the 14 year old is sent straight into a boys' home, where he finds institutional intimidation and violence keep order. After countless fights and punishments, Nick thinks life can't get any worse - but the professionally respected deputy head, Mr. Creal, who has been grooming him with sweets and solace, has something much more sinister in mind. Nick has no choice but to escape. Living on the run, he falls in with a modern Fagin, a cheerful Rasta who fences stolen credit cards and car stereos. The scarring, shaming experience he suffered at the hands of Mr. Creal can never quite be suppressed, and when the old hatred surfaces, bloody murder and revenge lead to an unforgettable climax.



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Paradise Red
by K. M. Grant
(I haven't read the first two books in this series, so those are now on my wish list).

As Raimon and Aimery set off to re-gain the flame and the heart of the Occitan, Hugh prepares to lay siege to the Cathar stronghold where the flame burns. Unbeknown to him, his wife Yolanda flees his castle and into the freezing snow. What is Yolanda running from? What underhand game is Aimery about to bring in to play? And will Raimon's passion for the flame cause him to lose Yolanda and even himself? K M Grant's spectacular novel weaves together the friendship, love and bitter rivalry of her wonderfully evoked characters in a finale to a superb trilogy of romance and adventure.





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Beautiful Dead: Arizone
by Eden Maguire
(Looking forward to reading this!)

There's been no sign of the Beautiful Dead for weeks. Darina achingly misses Phoenix all over again. But surely he will return with the rest of the Beautiful Dead as so much still remains unresolved. It's been ten months since Arizona drowned in Hartmann Lake. Suicide, it would seem. But something doesn't add up. Drowning herself in a hidden-away lake does not sound like strong, confident, Arizona: Ellerton High School's high-maintenance drama queen. Darina needs to help Arizona the way she helped Jonas. But time is running out ...






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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (A shiny finished copy! Yay! I'm a huge fan of this book, so I was very excited to get this. My review will be posted soon, during my Hush, Hush week at the end of October).

A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love...This darkly romantic story features our heroine, Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl with her own shadowy connection to the Nephilim, and super-alluring bad boy, Patch, now her deskmate in biology class. Together they find themselves at the centre of a centuries-old feud between a fallen angel and a Nephilim...Forced to sit next to Patch in science class, Nora attempts to resist his flirting, though gradually falls for him against her better judgment. Meanwhile creepy things are going on with a mysterious stalker following her car, breaking into her house and attacking her best friend, Vi. Nora suspects Patch, but there are other suspects too - not least a new boy who has transferred from a different college after being wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend. And he seems to have taken a shine to Nora...Love certainly is dangerous...and someone is going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice for it.


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Fallen by Lauren Kate (UK proof/ARC. I am SO excited about this book. Woohoo!)

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her. Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.




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Bought

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I hope you all had a really good week! :)

33 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

Fallen, Ballad, The Pain Merchants AND Liar? Not a bad week, is it! :P

LovesSam said...

You did have a good week!! I am so excited that you got Fallen. Plus Ballad and Liar are both fab, happy reading.

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. There are heaps of good books. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

ReggieWrites said...

WOW! Those are awesome books! I hope you enjoy them! Fallen looks amazing!

Adele said...

Holy moly Jenny, what a haul! I am actually really excited about Fallen, I think I get my ARC this week...fingers crossed.

Rebecca Herman said...

You got nice books! Fallen sounds really good.

Lauren said...

Congratulations on the Manchester Blog awards shortlisting! That's awesome. I'm incredibly jealous of Fallen. I actually did read the previous Beautiful Dead book, so I'll be interested to hear what you think of this one.

Rhiannon Hart said...

Can't wait for Monstrumologist and Fallen! Happy reading, and what a haul!

Becky said...

What a fantastic week for you! Congrats on your nomination Jenny. Your blog is amazing so I hope that you win! I've read the first book in the Perfect Fire series and really enjoyed it. I have the second but haven't got around to it yet. As for being quoted on the cover of Hush Hush that is just sooooo cool. Happy days!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

So many fanatsic books! I want so many of them!

Chicklish said...

Wow, what a week! And more huge congratulations!

Jo said...

Wow! I received Fallen this week too! But you have SO many great books that I want to read; Nicholas Dane, Hush, Hush, The Ever After, Ballad, and Wicked 2! Happy reading, I look forward to your reviews!

Reverie said...

ooh i love the cover for beautiful dead. and you got some great books this week so ENJOY!

Cat said...

I can breathe now that I know my book got there ok! Yay!

Also, darn you UK and your beautiful book covers!! *shakes fist* The Pain Merchants is sooooo stunning! I'll have to add it to my Book Depository wishlist. ha! Cheaper to get it that way than through Amazon UK.

Jenny, I am going to have to come visit and we can hit bookstores and I can ogle your bookshelves and find more pretty UK covers so I know what's out there. Is that ok with you? :)

WilowRaven said...

Oooo pretty pretty books :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Whoot! Congrats on your good news! As always, awesome pile of books you got this week! =D

Jessica Kennedy said...

Awesome week! I'm hoping to get my hands on Fallen by Lauren Kate too! :)

Book Chick City said...

Congrats on your new blog nom, fingers crossed for you. I also got a finished copy of Hush Hush (gorgeous isn't it!!) and I saw your quote, yay you! I also got my ARC of Fallen, really looking forward to reading it! Have fun with all your books. Another great bunch this week :)

Thao said...

The books look so neat, like untouched. I'm so jealous of youuuu.

Sab H. said...

OMG! Fallen!! *jealous* And that Hush Hush has red!! The one I have doesn't! Happy reading!

Kate said...

You got some amazing books that I am dying to read. I hope that you enjoy them.

PolishOutlander said...

What a fantastic week! I need to buckle down and finally read some K.M. Grant. All the books look beautiful. Happy reading!

I want to read that said...

ARRRRGGGGG! I so want to read Fallen. Am. Not. Jealous. Okay I so am!! - can't wait to see what you think of it - it sounds so good! Also congratulations on being shortlisted for the Manchester Blog awards:)

Toronto furniture said...

Hey! Congratulations! Nice review of books. I was just thinking what to do in upcoming days and this blog gave me a lot of inspiration. I've just finished reading some classical literature and now I want change.
Good luck,
Ella

~The Book Pixie said...

Wow! You have so many awesome books there! Good luck deciding which to read. Enjoy.

~Briana :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on being quoted and on the blog nomination!!

You've got soo many amazing books!! New Moon is my favourite in the Twilight series, I hope you enjoy it. Also, *is jealous* that you got Fallen! Can't wait to read all of your reviews.

Happy reading! =)

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Amazing books!! I'm so jealous you got 'Fallen' I can't wait to see your review :) Happy Reading!

Orchid said...

Awesome books this week. Happy reading. :)

Callie said...

That's so exciting! Melvin Burgess is my favorite author so I'm very jealous you got Nicholas Dane. And Candor, Once was Lost and Liar. Enjoy!

Carrie said...

Amazing Week!!!! I am very jealous of nearly all of those books. Have fun reading!!

Steph Su said...

You got FANTASTIC books this week, Jenny of the Bottomless Pocketful o' Money! Hehe, just kidding. :P Monstrumologist looks interesting, and all those books look so pretty in your picture. I'm especially curious about Beautiful Dead. I hope you enjoy your books!

Bookworm said...

I so totally cannot wait to get my hands on Secret Society. It looks AMAZING.

YA Vampire Books said...

WOW! - That's a lot of great books! Lucky you! I especially want to read Hush, Hush and Ballad