Sunday, 6 December 2009

In My Mailbox #46: New Books This Week

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




I had a better week this week! I got some great books, and had a very fun book shopping trip with Carla (AKA LovesSam).


For review:




Dork Diaries
by Rachel Renee Russell
(This looks brilliant!)

Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact Nikki Maxwell is the opposite of popular; she's a total dork! But Nikki's hoping that by moving to a new school she might just stand a chance of making some friends and leaving her old lame-ways in the past. But life is never that simple! Follow Nikki's life through sketches, doodles and diary entries as she starts her new school, battles with her mum for an iPhone and meets her arch-nemisis, the school's queen bee, Mackenzie. Enter Nikki's world through her sketches, doodles and diary entries.







Bought:


The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Love the cover!)


Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for himself, his mother, and his sister Mari. Ironically, the only thing of value he has is something he can't sell. For as long as Han can remember, he's worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes. They're clearly magicked-as he grows, they grow, and he's never been able to get them off.

Meanwhile, Raisa ana'Marianna, Princess Heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She's just returned to court after three years of relative freedom with her father's family at Demonai camp - riding, hunting, and working the famous Clan markets. Although Raisa will become eligible for marriage after her sixteenth name-day, she isn't looking forward to trading in her common sense and new skills for etiquette tutors and stuffy parties.

The Seven Realms will tremble when the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this stunning new page-turner from bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima.



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Dreamland
by Sarah Dessen
(I think this almost completes my Dessen collection!)

Rogerson Biscoe, with his green eyes and dark curly hair, is absolutely seductive. Before long, sixteen-year-old Caitlin finds herself under his spell. And when he starts to abuse her, she finds she's in too deep to get herself out...









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I'd Tell you I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill you by Ally Carter (Sounds fun!)

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies.
Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

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Happy reading!

23 comments:

Chicklish said...

I've only just got I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You as well - I finished it yesterday!
I like the look of Dork Diaries.
Happy reading!

Becky said...

The Dork Diaries sound so much like Wimpy Kid. Think I'll be getting that one for the library when it's out. Good to hear you had a better week!

Karen said...

I've heard good things about I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You. Look forward to reading your review.

The Book Bug said...

I love Dork Diaries! I have never read any Sarah Dessen but they sound interesting. Id tell you I love you buy then I'd have to kill you sounds really fun. I'm not a fan of high fantasy but The demon kings sounds great.

You had a great week, happy reading,

c.

Kate said...

It looks like you got some superb books. I hope you enjoy them! Happy reading =D

Lori(Pure Imagination) said...

You got some great books this week. Happy Reading!

Milka said...

I've been wanting to read Dreamland for such a long time. I can't wait to read your review of it. :)
Happy Reading!

BrittLit said...

I loved Dreamland back when I rad it. I should reread it. Enjoy your books!

Kathy Martin said...

Dork Diaries will be in my HS Media Center when it comes out. I think I'll have an audience for it. I have never read any Sarah Dessen but I know she is popular. I have the series with The Demon King on my TBR pile and want to get to it soon.

All in all, it looks like you got a great selection of books this week.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Great books! I have several students that have read Dork Diaries and loved it!

PolishOutlander said...

I really enjoyed Dreamland, despite such a grum subject matter. It was the first Sarah Dessen book I read. Happy reading!

inthehammockblog said...

Great mailbox! I have the last one too!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love Sarah Dessen's books! Dreamland is probably her hardest-hitting book and I'm going to start I'd Tell You I Love You.. tonight. Happy reading!

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Great books this week. Ill Tell You I Love You But Then I'll Have To Kill was a good book. Hope you enjoy your mailbox!!!
Chioma

KatieDoll said...

Great books! I haven't gotten around to reading Dreamland, but I hear it's really good. Happy reading! :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

There is Dessen again.... I reall y need to read some of her books!

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

The Demon King! Jealous! Great book haul. I hope you enjoy them all. :)

Book Snob said...

Looks like you have some pretty cool books this week. I hope you really enjoy them!

I Want To Read That said...

I'm glad you had a better week:) Love the covers for Dreamland and The demon king - hope you enjoy them:)

Callie said...

Enjoy your books! They look great!

Laughing Stars said...

These look great! I am really interested in Dreamland.

Ladybug said...

You lucky girl! I want The Demon King, bad! But I have to read some of the books I already own before buying more books *blush*

Clover said...

Dreamland was the first Dessen I read, I think. Hope you enjoy it :)