Sunday, 10 April 2011

In My Mailbox #116: 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!

Another great week, or CoFA week as I'm sure it's now known in the blogosphere. I haven't read it yet, but maybe tomorrow. I received and bought some great books that I'm looking forward to reading, and on top of that my copy of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows DVD arrived. A good week indeed :) OH! The Twilight Saga: Official Guide is published on Tuesday. I'm literally counting down the hours!

Here's what was in my mailbox:

For review:
Carla has been raving about this series for ages, and basically demanding I read it. It's adult UF (I blame Gail Carriger for getting me interested in this genre), but it sounds ace. I'm looking forward to it.

Do I need to say anything about this?! I'm really excited to read it, but also apprehensive because I loved City of Glass so much.

I'm hoping to feature this on, rather than here. It sounds interesting.

I remember when this was published in the US and it got really good reviews. It sounds HILARIOUS. And it came with a promo bag!

  • Undead by Kirsty McKay (UK proof/ARC)
I've been looking forward to this one for a while - I think the cool people at Chicken House must have read my mind as they sent early proofs out this week. Yay!

I've loved this cover since I got a proof a couple of months ago, and I'm really looking forward to getting to it.

Basically, I *love* this series. This is book 5, and I'm so excited to read it!


I haven't read Saving Francesca yet, though I do have it. Melina Marchetta is like a god. (Jellicoe Road, anyone?)

I read Bones of Faerie in 2009, and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing what this sequel holds.

Another series I love, and it's one for younger readers. I just read #8 yesterday, and this is #11, so I'm almost caught up. I'm sad there are only two more books after this. :(

Heard good things, liked the cover. Yay angels.


  • Fallen by Lauren Kate (audio book)
  • Torment by Lauren Kate (audio book)
I won these in a Random House email drawing. They also arrived with a few other cool things which I will be giving away soon (Hint: one of the books is signed!). I'm keeping these audio books to have a listen to, as I think they might be quite fun. Thanks RHCB!


Also, and this isn't book related, one of my best mates Leanne over at YA Forever sent me a parcel of awesome. Along with lovely dragon ornaments and Glee stationary was a hand puppet of a bat. It's AMAZING, and he's my new friend. I've called him Bram, and he's happily looking after my books on top of my new bookcase. Here he is:

Hehehe! <3 Thanks Leanne!



Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

Yes it does seem like a CoFA week. I have read it and it wasn't a disappointment to me. Fun books hope you'll enjoy them. Oh and I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Undead!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Oh! I had no idea that Faerie Winter was the sequel to Bones of Faerie. Crap. I have it on my wishlist and ALMOST bought it today. I would have been disappointed. Must look into getting first book now.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

fab books - yay for CoFA I was so excited when it arrived!

Mel said...

Magic Bites is a good start to a fabulous series - the books just keep getting better! Hope you enjoy it. :)

Splendibird said...

I just finished The Piper's Son this week and it's extraordinarily good. Enjoy!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

OMG you got a dead bat on your bed! A very cute dead bat though. The thing I don't like about hand puppets though is that you have to stick your hand up their bum. Urgh LOL

Pretty darned amazing books again this week too and I hope you enjoy the audio books. I've just ordered myself an ipod so I can start listening to audiobooks in my lunch hour and whilst doing the housework and stuff. It should arrive this week and I've so excited. Thinking I might join Audible too.

Caroline said...

Awwww what adorable bat :D
Very cool books this week, I need to get started on Melina Merchetta!!

Cliona said...

Bram is the best!

Kate Evangelista said...

City of Fallen Angels...drools.

BooksforCompany said...

l still haven't read Cassandra Clare's series! l so will soon as everyone seems to love it and so many people of City Of Fallen Angels!

♥Iffath said...

Swim the Fly sounds like a fab read! Can't wait to get a copy! And omg, so jealous you have Undead!!

Enjoy Jenny! And congrats on winning the Lauren Kate prizes! xo

Lori said...

Ooo lots of great books! I can't wait to see what you think of The Piper's Son and A Touch Mortal!!

Nikki-ann said...

I nearly picked Ravenwood from Amazon Vine, but went with something else in the end. I'd be interetested to hear what you think of it when you've read it.

Looks like you got some great books and stuff this week! :)

Lauren said...

Great books this week! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you have to say about City of Fallen Angels, as I love the Mortal Instruments series so much! Happy reading! :)

Jesse Owen said...

Fab books this week, I've been hearing a lot about city of fallen angels. I love the cover of A Touch Mortal. Happy Reading :D

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

I have no idea where to begin. You have the best mailbox I've hit this week. The ones I've read, I loved and the ones I haven't are all on my wish list! I hope you enjoy them all. You can find my mailbox here: I'm normally a YA girls, but an eBook win this week had my mailbox full of romance.

Steph Su said...

The order in which you need to read these books: Magic Bites (this book is zomgzomgzomgzomg awesome), then Saving Francesca (doooo it, you won't regret it!!). Oh, and sneak CoFA in there somewhere. I can't read people's reviews of it because I haven't read it yet, but still. Shouldn't wait any longer to enjoy it. :)

lisa (the nerd) said...

i've heard fabulous things about Swim the Fly. nice haul this week!

Carla said...

I think Steph read my mind in her comment and OMFG YAY TO MAGIC BITES!!!! And it's good that you got them now because by the time you catch up book five will be out!! AND HOW HAVE YOU NOT YET READ SAVING FRANCESCA. Ahem. I think you need to rectify this. Also, I want a play by play when you're reading CoFA because you know how I get. YAY BOOKS.

I Want To Read That said...

Great week - I love the look of Undead. It sounds awesome! And I'm very tempted by A Touch Mortal:) Hope you enjoy:)

Oh and Bram is so cute lol

Sally said...

Fantastic books this week. The Piper's Son is so so so so good - as is Saving Francesca. I need to go re-read Jellicoe Road right now.
Happy reading.

Siobhán said...

Fab IMM this week.

I read I got an Arc copy of Swim the Fly not long ago. It was a good read.

I also won the Lauren Goodies for my blog I was going to keep them but decided to give them away.

here is my IMM for my two blogs.

Love Fantasy

Thoughts of a mad hatter:

Sab H. said...

haha <3 Bram! Great books! Enjoy all, specially CoFA! :P

Willa said...

Hi there, great blog! Just wanted to let you know that I have linked to your review of Soulless in my latest blog post.

Have a great day! :-)

Liz. R said...

I love Bram :P. And lots of great books - A Touch Mortal looks fab, as does CoFA (which I've still yet to read!). Happy reading! :)

Nita said...

Oh, Bram is sooooo cut&great books! Happy reading. :)