Sunday, 26 September 2010

In My Mailbox #88: New Books This Week

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all links take you to Amazon. Click images for a bigger picture!


I had another awesome week for books! I just finished Trash (it was so good!) and am really interested to see what Elixir is like. I wasn't a huge fan of The Hollow, but I've heard The Haunted is better, so I'm looking forward to that one. Also, the new Jimmy Eat World CD, Invented, arrived - 2 days before release date! *dances* For anyone who doesn't know, JEW have been my favourite band since the summer of 2001, and if you've never heard their amazingness, you should do so right now! It's been a 3 year wait for this one, so I'm pretty excited. :D (That's an understatement, I'm actually bouncing in my chair!)

Anyway, enough music talk. Here's what was in my mailbox this week...




For review:
  • Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Lovely shiny finished copy!)
  • The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (US ARC. Thanks to Donna at Bites for sending me one of her extra copies - sounds gothic and unusual!)
  • Angel Cake by Cathy Cassidy (This is for the 2010 Green Books Campaign).



Bought:

-----

My lovely friend Nina from Orion also sent me some packs of Marcus Sedgwick postcards. They show all of his books with their brand new covers, which I think are fantastic. If you have a favourite, let me know in the comments! My Swordhand is Singing is still my #1!




Happy reading!

34 comments:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great books this week. I'll be interested to see what you think of Hilary Duff's book! I haven't read any reviews of that one yet. I love that cover for The twins daughter. Must check it out! Happy reding! :)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

jealous as always! awesome books - I finally got firelight this week too - looking forward to it lots!

Kulsuma said...

Awesome! Trash and The Twin's Daughter look spectacular!

Rhiannon Hart said...

I too can't wait to hear what people think of Hilary Duff's book! Great reads, enjoy!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

the hell? hilary duff has a YA book?.. haha, okay then. looks like some great books this week, happy reading!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

lol i was shocked to! let's hope it's half decent, fab imm as always jenny!!

Kate Evangelista said...

Great haul this week! Love the postcards.

Liz. R said...

Hilary Duff wrote a book? Wow! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! The Haunted looks great too, and Trash! Some great books this week (cool postcards too). Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy reading :).

Katie said...

The Bad Tuesdays sounds really cool. I love the shiny Crescendo cover! I can't wait to see it in person :)

Trillian said...

Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.

Khy said...

I am so jealous of Elixir, you have no idea. xD

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Gorgeous books and goodies! Yay on the music, too! Happy reading and listening.

asamum said...

OMGiddy aunt. Please tell your mailbox that it can come to Wales for a holiday as you need a break *giggles*
Really interested to hear what you think about the Bad Tuesdays - they look as if they would be great for the library.
Enjoy :D

Carla said...

*explodes in fits of laughter* Hilary Duff wrote a book? zomg are you kidding me!!

and YAY I just LOVE all of Marcus Sedgewicks covers, theyre all so delightful and so darn gothic it makes me want to cry!! love love LOVE

Lyndsey said...

Great week for books for you! Enjoy :D

Lori said...

You had a fantastic week as always! I love the UK cover for The Haunted! I can't wait to hear what you think of Elixir! :)

♥Iffath said...

I am in LOVE with those Marcus Sedgewick covers. *plots to steal them* seriously! I'm not even going to say anything about the very first book *cough*CRESCENDO*cough* :/

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want Out for Blood and Elixir. You had a really great week as ever.

Ryan Woods/Empire of Books said...

Gah! Crescendo and Trash. Me wanty soooo bad! :D

Great books Jenny. Hope you enjoy them and have a great week. :)

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

I am oddly curious about the Hilary Duff novel. I know many people seem to have received it so far but I've yet to see ONE review. Either it sucks that bad or no one has gotten around to it yet. So, Jenny, you mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read ELIXIR and then tell me if it's worth bothering about.

Why? Well, it's simple, aside from the Twilight issue (me= SUCKS! you=SQUEE!!) we have amazingly similar tastes in books and I value your opinion. ;) Opinions are always better with a British accent, you know.

Also, The Twin's Daughter looks fantastic, added to goodreads!

Pip pip, cheerio and all that!

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Oh my, look at all the Marcus Sedgwick books! You sure got a great stash this week (although, lol, you always seem to get some fab books!) I am looking forward to reading your full review of Trash - as I saw signed copies of it a Foyles, but did not want to shell out the cash without hearing something about it!

Lauren said...

The Twin's Daughter sounds fascinating - I'm really intrigued to hear what you think of it, as it's currently on my wishlist. Great selection this week!

Nina said...

I really liked The Hollow, so I am looking forward reading the second book in the series. That cover is wonderful. I really like it. Hapy reading to you!

Jesse Owen said...

I've heard a lot about Trash and it sounds very good, adding to my wishlist :)

Jenny said...

Wow, you got some great books this week! I can't wait for Crescendo, and I'm not-so patiently waiting for my copy of Firelight to arrive. Looking forward to your reviews of those two!

Natalie said...

Jenny, what fantastic books! I'm so excited for Crescendo now! Firelight looks interesting too. Oh, so many books! Happy reading!

Katie said...

Wow, great books this week. Some that I haven't heard about! I'm off to check some of them out :) Happy reading!

BrittLit said...

Wow, loads of great books this week. Hope you enjoy them all. Happy Reading!

Book Sake said...

The Bad Tuesdays looks great - really interested in picking those up.

Check out our Mailbox at BookSake.

basma aal said...

I cant wait to read elixir...here is my IMM: http://basma-aal.blogspot.com/2010/09/in-my-mailbox-5.html

Fracky said...

CRESCENDO!!!!!!! *dies*
you didn't get my parcel yet?
xox

Fantastic Book Review said...

Awesome Week! So many great books that I can't wait to read. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on some of these.

Happy Reading!

Cupcake said...

wow you got loads of awesome books to read this week!

Ladybug said...

What an amazing mailbox week this has been for you :) I want a whole bunch of the books :)