Sunday, 30 January 2011

In My Mailbox #106: 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!

This week in books rocked for many reasons. I received some books I've been dying to read, books I wasn't familiar with but that sound great, and some lovely surprises. I also bought quite a few as well... this is the only bad side to working in a book shop. Ha!


For review:

This wasn't sent for review as such, more so I could just see what the UK edition is like. It's lovely! I already read and reviewed the US edition last year (link here), and it's published in the UK in March.

Can't wait to read this. I loved My Soul to Take!

I couldn't attend the Random House blogger 'do last weekend, so my friends there sent me an ace goody bag, including this book. Sounds like an interesting one!

These came as part of a Mills & Boon goody mag, to mark the launch of their new RIVA imprint. Not my usual read, but I'll give them a go.

Short stories about vampires. Erm, YAY!

This sounds like a good read - lots of short stories by an acclaimed author.

I'm so so excited to read this. I feel like I've been waiting for it to be published for ages... I remember talking to my friend about it last June while walking through London. Where has the time gone?! Anyway, woot! Nancy Holder rocks. So do vampires.

This audio book randomly arrived from Atom, which was a nice surprise. I'll give it a listen when I'm caught up with the series.

Long Lankin sounds creepy and scary and brilliant. Really looking forward to reading it.

My friend said this is like Narnia meets Harry Potter meets Garth Nix. To me that = awesome. Can't wait to get stuck in!

I hadn't heard of this till earlier in the week. I have no idea why, because it sounds rather good!

I haven't been accepting self-published books to review recently, but these sounded too good to miss. Thanks, Georgia!

I really liked the first Glee book, and I hope this one is as good.

This was a complete surprise from Sam, and it's signed too. It looks so cool - the cover kind of folds out. I'm sure I'll enjoy this one. Cheers Sam!

This is another book that feels like it's been ages in the making. The Reformed Vampire Support Group was a fun read, and I'm looking forward to this kind-of sequel. Oh, and it has a great new cover design!

I've heard very good things about this book. Looking forward to it.

Random House also sent me a hardback Emerald Atlas notebook. LOVE. IT.



I haven't read any books in this series yet, but I have to buy them when they come out so I can get the US editions at a decent price. I love the covers!

I bought a US hardcover. Just because it's so nice.

I've read some brilliant reviews for this, and I'm hoping I like it as much as my blogging friends did.

Saw this at work and the cover made me want it. Sounds cool eh?

My friend Kat recommended this one, and she always knows what she's talking about when it comes to books (and TV). The film trailer intrigued me, and I hear it's kind of dystopian?!

I have the hardback of this already, but the new paperback was only £1 and I think my dad might read it too.

This is an adult vampire series I've been meaning to try for ages. I hope I like it!

I've read the first 7 books in this series, and I hadn't realised I was so behind. I soon sorted that out. These books are for younger readers, but they're ace. I really love them!


A very lovely friend sent me this US copy of 13 Treasures. It's one of my all-time favourite series, and I've wanted this hardcover edition of the first book ever since it was published last year. The cover is absolutely beautiful. THANK YOU, lovely friend. You made my day!

Hope you guys all had a great week, and happy reading! :)


Sally said...

You got so many lovely books this week!
I got My Soul to Save too.

Here's Mine:


Cem said...

Wow! What a haul!! Lets My Soul To Save, Firelight, The Iron Queen and The Cursed Ones (though I can't help calling it Crusade cause I have/read the US version!). Eternal is a good collection of shorts too. Some of those others sound really good too! Happy reading!! :)

YA reader said...

Such good books! Can't wait to read the second Soul Screamers book and I'm also looking forward to reading The Memory Cage and Glee: Foreign Exchange. That hardback of 13 Treasures has such a good cover!

KM said...

I didn't even realize MY SOUL TO SAVE because it's such a different cover. I really loved FIRELIGHT and THE IRON QUEEN. Hope you enjoy your books :)

MichieBee said...

I am uber in love with Aidan Chambers, so that short story collection excites me immensely! :) And that US cover for 13 Treasures is absolutely gorgeous!!

ladystorm said...

Wow, you got a lot of great books! I bought Nightshade too!

BrittLit said...

So many great books this week. I love 13 Treasures. I Am Number Four sounds good. Happy Reading!

Violet said...

wow, awesome books, I love the sound of Long Lankin.

Cialina at said...

Oh aren't you lucky. :( I didn't get a fancy notebook from Random House. I hope you like the Emerald Atlas though. I haven't gotten to it yet but it sounds fun.

SisterSpooky said...

Ace IMM this week! Never Let Me Go is ment to be really good. my boss told me to read it too after I said about the folm trailer looking interesting!

Also I feel bad about not warning you about the dangers of working in a bookshop. It's such a dangerzone for bookworms!

Lauren said...

Wow, epic haul as ever there. :D

I pretty much loved Elliott Allagash. It's clever and funny and unusual. And Fall For Anything is absolutely incredible, you'll love it. Beautiful edition of 13 Treasures there too.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

you really did have a fab book week!!

Pisinat said...

So many great books this week again! 13 treasures cover is really beautiful!

Nina said...

Great mailbox! Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings looks really good and scary!

Lori said...

Great books!! I have The Emerald Atlas too and I have been so anxious to start it! Enjoy all the new reads!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Oh wow!, I mean, WOW! What an amazing week you've had. The 13 Treasures cover is really shiny and pretty, but that Zombie one is REALLY creepy.

Miss Page-Turner said...

Whoa such a crowded mailbox! I really liked Nightshade, I Am Number Four+ Awakened. Currently I am reading The Iron Queen and The Memory Cage and they are both very great reads. Enjoy your new books:)

Nikki-ann said...

Wow! That's one heck of a lot of books! I hope you enjoy them all. I love the cover for 13 Treasures.

Alice Dwyer said...

great books! I don't know where you find the time to read so many! Enjoy :)

♥Iffath said...


Fall for Anything is just wow. I hope you enjoy it Jenny! And cool! Nightshade is looking *very* pretty there! (and huge) LOL :)

MiaandSofia said...

A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. Happy reading :)
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asamum said...

The Cursed Ones sounds really good :D

Jesse Owen said...

Lovely books this week - My Soul To Save sounds really good and that 13 Treasures cover is gorgeous!

Happy Reading :D

Elodie said...

Awesome !!! Firelight is pretty good !! I hope you'll enjoy it !! I can't wait to read what you thought about all these books !!

Mel said...

Great haul - how will you get the time read them all? Hope there are some treasures in there! :)

BooksforCompany said...

LOTS of books, they all look great =)
Books For Company

Lauren said...

You got so many great books this week! The Kissing Game and Eternal both look great, so I'll be looking forward to seeing your reviews for them. Also, I LOVED Fall For Anything (Have you read any of Courntey's any other books? They are all AMAZING!), so I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading! :)

prophecygirl said...

Lauren - I've read both her others. I didn't like Cracked Up to Be that much, but really liked Some Girls Are. :)

Elodie - I loooved Firelight!

Lilly Bear ♡ said...

Really, really lovely haul. I'm practically drooling! My IMM is over here. I'm your newest follower, and I'm really like your blog so far. It would be lovely if you could check mine out, as well! Happy reading, sweetheart.

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