Sunday, 16 January 2011

In My Mailbox #104: 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 a brilliant week this week. Aside from receiving some fab books in the post, I was also given some in person. On Thursday, I went down to London for the day, to visit my favourite people at the Simon & Schuster offices and to attend Phil Earle's Being Billy launch party. I'll most likely write a report of my day next week, as I have cool pics and info to share from Phil's fantastic night. Anyway, I got to S&S and was greeted with hugs, swag and exciting US ARCs. Oh, the fun!! Big thanks to K, as always. ;)

This week, I think my postmen kind of hated me. When the regular dude delivered a few packages today, he even said "More for you. You're keeping me in a job". Ha, just doing my bit for the postal service. Here's what I ended up with this week:


For review:

This sounds like an interesting thriller. It's not a genre I read a lot of, so I'm looking forward to it.

I can't wait to read this. And check out the eyes on the cover!

This sounds like something I'll like, and again I really like the cover. It looks like fantasy fairytale.

Sounds funny!

I can't wait to read this. A top secret person acquired a proof copy for me, and I can't thank said person enough. It's about vampires. Yay!

Such a nice finished copy, and I'm sure I'll reading it soon. It sounds like a great read.

Read this and loved it.

Read this today too. Lovely 5+ story with great artwork!

This is for the S&S blogger event I'm attending next month, as Craig is going to be there. It's adult crime, but I think I'll give it a go.

I think both me and my mum will like this one. The Victorian era is always interesting.

Evil fairies! Sounds hilarious.

  • Grace by Morris Gleitzman
I love Morris Gleitzman. I'm not overly keen on this UK cover, but I'm sure the story will be brilliant as always.

I'm not sure why this series has suddenly turned paranormal, but who cares?! Sounds good, and I do like this series.

I'm really looking forward to reading this. Not sure how long I'll be able to resist!

Now does this look creepy or what? This copy was couriered to my house and arrived at 7.30 in the morning. Mum wasn't too impressed, but I quite like being woken up by creepy crowmasters.

  • Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready (US ARC)
YAY!! YAY!! That is all.

I saw the UK cover for this and it is PRETTY.

Again I say YAY! 40 pages in and so far I like. A lot.

  • Choker by Elizabeth Woods (US ARC)
I can't wait to read this either. It's high on my TBR pile, even though the UK publication now isn't until January 2012.



Look at the shininess! It looks, and sounds, rather good.

I read the first page of this and it was deliciously dark. Can't wait to read it all.

Yay for Elizabeth! She's great, and her books are fun.

Has anyone else besides Crooked Carla read this series? I really like it...

I have the US editions of the rest of this series, and I always have to have my books match!

I read this months ago when Phil sent me a signed proof, but how could I go to his launch party and not buy a finished copy?! He signed this one for me too.. thanks mate!

I need to catch up with this series. I love the US editions cos they're hardback and have a poster on the inside cover. Very cool.



My mum bought me this after I saw it on Cat's blog, Beyond Books. I have a feeling I'll love it!

Happy reading, everyone!


danya said...

The Double Life of Cora Parry was my WoW pick this week - will be interested to see what you think of it!

Cem said...

Any chance I could convince you to share that Shift ARC?! So jealous!! ;) What an awesome haul of books!! Happy reading :)

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

I wish there was news on the second book in the Owl Keeper series!! I NEED more of that book. Actually, you know what? I need to BUY this book since I only read it from the library because I want to reread it and keep it forever.

Your mailman must have to stay in shape just to bring you the post every week!

Carla said...


*EXPLODES* I love you.

mary kate said...

Such great books! I love the covers to Siren and Unearthly.Can't wait to read Prom and Prejudice and Choker. Happy Reading! :)

Kreag the Book Loving Writer said...

Great books this week. I can't wait to read Unearthly or Darkness Becomes Her. Its nice to know you are liking that one. And Siren is AMAZING! It is super good. Hope you enjoy!

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Mrs. DeRaps said...

Shift!! I can't wait to read it. Let us know what you think...

Rebecca said...

Wow you got a lot of books. Slice of Cherry is one I'd like to read. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Marie said...

I LOVED Siren!

I really like the Touch series! Not many people talk about it. Slice of Cherry always makes me want choco covered cherries lol!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

that's a mad amount of books - I can;t wait to read nocturne

asamum said...

*faints* what amazing books. Your postie should definately be glad he is in a job. J would switch with him in a heartbeat

Pisinat said...

OOOOOh!!! What a amazing week! I'm really, really intrigued by Fifty fifty... Never heard about it!
And oh Choker, and oh Unearthly... =)

SisterSpooky said...

i'm a sucker for a good cover and some of those look great! hope u had a nice time in London

Jesse Owen said...

Wow, you certainly keep your postie working :D

Great books this week, love the cover of Siren.

Happy Reading :D

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

Wow! You got some fantastic books this week. I can't believe you have both Shift and Nocturne!

Vicki said...

Oh wow! you have awesome books! Shift...OMG can't wait to see what you think!

BooksforCompany said...

You are going to be very busy reading!
Enjoy, lots of GREAT books.

Lori said...

You had a FANTASTIC week!! :D I'm drooling over Shift! Drooling! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one shows up here soon! I loved Darkness Becomes Her! It was so good and original! Enjoy all your new books!

♥Iffath said...

*GASP* You have SHIFT, DARKNESS BECOMES HER, and CHOKER!! I'm incredibly jealous!!! Y'know if you ever feel like sharing Jenny, you know where to go! Lol :)

Unearthly + Slice of Cherry = Stunning. Also, I saw The Owl Keeper on Goodreads a while ago, it sounds fantastic!

Happy reading! x

Nikki-ann said...

That's a whole load of books! I hope you enjoy them all!

Sounds like you had a great time at Simon & Schuster offices. Mind you, who wouldn't?! :D

Splendibird said...

Ooooh - I was lucky enough to read Shift when it was still in manuscript form and have been waiting to discuss it with someone else ever since because it is just so awesome! You must read it straight away and then tweet me so that I can fangirl a bit x

A Journey in Reading said...

What a great list of books you got!! Lots to be added to my TBR list!

Kat @ A Journey in Reading

I Want To Read That said...

Awesome week! So many there I am dying to read! Hope you enjoy:)

Dwayne said...

Weee - how awesome! How very colourful too :D ENjoy Jenny!

Anna said...

Wow, great bunch of books! Prom & Prejudice looks so adorably cute. Haha, that's awesome you know your postman, I've never even seen mine. I hope you enjoy your books!

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

OMG! You got a boat load of books! Great haul this week!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

OMG you got a Shift ARC?! AHhhhh!!!!

Dude, the glare on the Siren cover makes it look a tad bit evil in that one eye, lol

Enjoy your books!! So cool that you got to go down to S&S!!

Liz said...

So many great books this week! I hope you get a chance to enjoy them all :)

Lauren said...

I'm always waiting for my postie to say something like that to me! I actually feel bad for him, since he has to haul so many books to my place. Looks like yours has it even tougher. :P

I'm very intrigued by Choker, and that pink cover is so pretty. Ooh, and Slice of Cherry sounds *wild*. Enjoy!

YA Vampire Books said...

Wow that's a´n insane amount of books! Looking forward to your reviews!

Francesca said...

Lucky girl I'm dying to read Shift!