Sunday, 25 October 2009

In My Mailbox #40: New Books This Week

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

Thanks to the UK postal strike, most of my Amazon books didn't arrive this week, though I did get some other great books. I'm really excited about my New Moon Collector's Edition and Twilight Journals, and just Twilight in general. Only 27 days to go!


For review:

Asterix & Obelix's Birthday
by R. Goscinny & A. Uderzo
(I've never read any Asterix books before, but they look funny!)

A collection of 12 new stories - all linked by the theme of Asterix's anniversary celebration. The Adventures of Asterix
is a series of French comic strips. The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959.


Jane Airhead
by Kay Woodward
(Enjoyed this one, review here).

What's not to love about Jane Eyre? Gothic and passionate, it features the ultimate male hero - Mr Rochester. And that gives Charlotte a top idea: she'll look for a new Mr Rochester for her lovely mum. So when Charlotte finds the ideal man, she can't believe her luck. He's dark, brooding and mysterious. He's PERFECT. But the real-life romantic hero also turns out to be sarcastic and rude. Does Charlotte really want her mum marrying him? Perhaps it would have been better if Mr Rochester had stayed between the covers of Charlotte's favourite novel...?


by Lisa McMann
(I've loved this series for ages, and the UK cover is definitely growing on me. Review here).

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams at any given moment is getting tired. Especially the falling dreams, and the standing-in-front-of-the-class-naked ones. But then there are the nightmares, the ones that chill her to the the one where she is in a strange a dirty kitchen...and a sinister monster that edges ever closer. This is the nightmare that she keeps falling into, the one where, for the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant...


Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (Can't wait to read this, I love the cover!)

When Cassie was little her grandmother would tell her stories about the Arctic...stories about snow and ice, about a beautiful castle made of ice, and about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Cassie is older now and has no time for fairytales and talking animals, or lies about her dead mother. Living with her father at the Arctic research centre, she is determined to become a leading scientist and researcher. But when Cassie comes face to face with a mysterious polar bear, one that defies all scientific fact or knowledge, she begins realise that the fairytales could actually be true. Armed with the knowledge that her mother might be alive, Cassie makes a deal with the Polar Bear King, and embarks on a dangerous journey against time to save her. But her agreement with the Polar Bear King comes with consequences she never bargained for, and before her journey's end Cassie will discover the true meaning of love and family, and loss. A compelling romantic fantasy set in the beautiful frozen Arctic.


The White Horse Trick
by Kate Thompson
(Sounds cool!)

It is the latter part of the 21st century, and dramatic climate change has made life in Ireland almost impossible. Meanwhile, Tir na n'Og is faced with a refugee problem, and the king of the fairies is not happy about it and when it is revealed that the warlord who is behind the problem is a member of the Liddy family, JJ is sent to sort him out...Following on from "The New Policeman" and "The Last of the High Kings", "The White Horse Trick" travels from the now to far distant futures: from world's end to world's beginning.



  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (US edition - it's lovely!)

From work:

Happy reading, everyone!


The Book Bug said...

I really need to get Hush Hush! Enjoy

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. Thats an interesting cover of Wake. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Chicklish said...

Dreaming of Amelia? Nobody's Girl? I want them, I want them! Happy reading. :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want the Twilight journals, they look so pretty! acn't wait to see what you think of Nobody's Girl, I love Sarra Manning's books!

Hagelrat said...

Nice I loved Hush Hush and am passing Ice to one of my junior reviewers.

bookalicious said...

I'm really intrigued by Dreaming of Amelia, it sounds like a great read!
ps: What, ANOTHER postal strike?!?!?!?!

Becky said...

I wish there was a way we could boycott Royal Mail but there isn't exactly an alternative. I guess we could try pigeons? Fingers crossed the TUC can help resolve the issues.

I haven't heard of Jacyln Moriarty. Looks like I should have...

Lauren said...

Looks like a few people got Ice and Wake this week, and they both sound fantastic. I've seen the Kate Thompson one around but haven't been sure if it's my kind of thing, so I'll be really interested to hear what you think.

Leanne_luce said...

OMG I didn't know the New Moon collectors edition was out - so have to get it!!!

I Want To Read That said...

I love the Twilight Notebook tin! I really want one but would never write in it as it's too pretty! Strange question but the US Hardback of Hush Hush - is it stitched rather than glued?

Thao said...

I wish all of these books were mine. LOL jk. Happy reading Jenny<3

elnice said...

Wake and Ice look good. I got hush hush too, but haven't startd it.

Sab H. said...

New Moon Collector edition? Where can I find that!? Lucky You! Great books! Enjoy! ;D

Carrie said...

Another great week!! You always get the best stuff. Enjoy!!!

Ravenous Reader said...

Ohh such a great week for you. I love lisa McMann but not sure about the cover...It will have to grow on me I guess. The Twilight tin is full of awesomeness.

Enjoy all your reads :)

Kate said...

You got some great books. I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading =)

LovesSam said...

Nice!! Enjoy, and i'm so not jealous :-p


Great books this week!

Emily said...

I love that cover of Wake- so surreal and attention-grabbing. Hush, Hush and Ice are definitely on my TBR pile as well. Enjoy your books!

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Book Chick City said...

Wake and Ice look good, love the covers. I have The White Horse Trick to review too, sounds like an interesting read.

WilowRaven said...

Great books!

Katie said...

The Twilight journals are just so pretty. I really just want the tin they come in though -- I don't handjournal anymore!

Such amazing books this week. Sorry about the strike. :( That's no fun, seeing as your books are getting trapped!