Sunday, 3 April 2011

In My Mailbox #115: New Books This Week


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I went to London for a Puffin event this week, which I will hopefully be blogging about next week. I met Ruta Sepetys, Anna Perera and Morris Gleitzman (one of my all-time favourite authors!) there, and had a really good night. I also received some exciting book surprises in the post, all of which I'm looking forward to reading.

Here's this week's mailbox contents:





For review:
I read this when it first came out, so I'm going to donate this new edition to a local school library. I hope someone else will discover the genius that is John Green!

Sounds intriguing... I've loved everything Puffin Razorbill have published in the UK, so I hope I like this too.

I read this yesterday - such an unusual book!

This sounds gritty and compelling, and it has a brilliant cover design. Love it.

I got a proof copy of this a while ago, but this is a shiny finished copy. It sounds pretty good, considering it's written by a celeb-type.

Again, lovely cover. Sounds interesting too!

This is the first in a series by an Irish author, and I think it sounds like a fun teen read. I'd never heard of it before this week.

I read this the day it arrived, and I loved it. It's published in February 2012, but Jen kindly left a copy for me when she was over visiting her UK publishers this week. Look out for it - it's a great contemporary!

Another one I'd never heard of until it arrived. Sounds good, and is another Irish title.

This was a complete surprise, though I think I'll give it a go. I only read one or two of the original SVH books when I was in secondary school, but I did watch the TV show.

I like anything WWII so I'm looking forward to this one.

I enjoyed Barbara's last book, and this looks just as good.

This is another one I'd never heard of, but it sounds really good. I might read it next actually.

This is a UK debut that has been recommended by Michael Morpurgo. Don't think you can go wrong with that.

I picked this up from the Puffin event, and Anna signed it for me. Hopefully I'll get to it soon.

This cover ROCKS. It's so cool. As is the actual book!

I haven't read the first book in this series, so I'll have to dig it out. Blue Peter loved it, so hopefully I will too.


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Bought:
I read Siobhan's other book, Not That Kind of Girl, this week, and really enjoyed it. I ordered this one before I was even halfway through it.

This just sounds funny, and it's about a vampire. Sold!

This is the UK paperback, which I bought because I saw I, along with Chicklish and I Was A Teenage Book Geek, am quoted in it. As we all know, this makes me very excited ;)






As always, happy reading everyone!

27 comments:

Nevey ♦ Berry said...

Great books that I wish to have.
Happy reading...

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

OOh, the Folk Keeper looks intriguing (GOD, I am such a cover whore...) but I shall wait for your review before I buy! Also, super cool that you are quoted in Sisters Red! I remember you raved about it when it came out in hardcover, so it's nice to see someone was listening. ;)

Bungle said...

Nice books! I have had several before my blogging days, can't wait to hear what you think.
Happy reading!!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Until you asked me about it on Twitter, I hadn't even heard of The Folk Keeper - but I love the cover. So, Jenny, tell me - do I get it?

prophecygirl said...

Cat - When I was reading it I kept thinking it was a 'Cat' book. I think you'd like it!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Oo awesome mailbox! Fat Vampire sounds hilarious =D

Stephanie (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

Fabulous haul! The Prisoner of the Inquisition has just been shortlisted for the carnegie medal so I'll probably be taking it out of my school library over easter. I love the new paperback cover so much more than the hardback. Enjoy :)

Mel said...

OMG - a new Sweet Vallet book?!? I used to adore that series as a teen - it was my first book series obsession - I wanted the whole series! I'm going to have to pick it up soon!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

awesome books - umm i may have to search the dunkirk one out - just spent the last 2 weeks making my year 8 and 9 write essays on it!

Asamum said...

Fantastic book week. Darkness becomes her *faints*
Congrats on the fab quote :D

Jesse Owen said...

Congrats on the Sisters Red quote and fab books! I think the only one I've heard of is Looking For Alaska but the rest look fab too, happy reading :D

Vivienne said...

Well done on the Sisters Red quote. That must feel awesome. The Folk Keeper - I can't wait to hear more about htis one.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

I bought Sisters Red this week too. It sounds great. And congrats at the quote! That would be amazing :D

Cliona said...

Awww congrats on the quote! I'm not mad on the new John Green book cover, but I do love The Folk Keeper cover! And by the way... sounds interesting, and it's Irish, so what's not to love? For some reason, the girl on the cover of 'Darkness Becomes Her' reminds me of Katie Price! : D

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Wow, so many great books! I hope you enjoy reading them all!

Sally said...

Great books this week.
I love the sound of And By The Way... I think I am going to have to buy that one.
Happy reading.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-my-mailbox-13.html

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I didn't know you were quoted in Sisters Red! I have to get that now :) And I wanna read Brother/Sister sounds very creep like!

YA Vampire Books said...

Nice books! Pride and Premiership sounds fun!
Happy reading :)

Natalie said...

Amazing haul!
I am going to have to get my hands on Looking For Alaska because I'm halfway through Paper Towns and I love it so much I need to get my hands on everything by John Green haha! I hadn't heard of Pride and Premiership before but I may have to check it out as books about WAGs are my guilty pleasure hehe.

Fat Vampire sounds so good and the cover is genius! Hope you enjoy it and congrats on the quote!

Happy reading!

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BrittLit said...

Congrats on the quote. So many fantastic books this week. I love that cover for Looking For Alaska. Happy Reading!

Liz. R said...

Fat Vampire sounds great - the cover is so cool! I'm yet to read Sisters Red but I might have to get myself a copy. Happy reading!

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

Awesome books as always! And well done on getting your quotes in books again! :D

Vicky said...

Woah, these are some really great books! I've heard some good things about Looking for Alaska, I think I may give it a go. Hope you enjoy them!

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Steph Su said...

I don't know how you manage to read all the books you get every week!

prophecygirl said...

Steph - I just read what I can!

Celesta said...

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight sounds absolutely adorable! Officially on my Goodreads TBR! Great haul!

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BooksforCompany said...

This is one full IMM!! Wow, so many great books =)