Sunday, 17 April 2011

In My Mailbox #117: New Books This Week


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This week was so exciting for me, as you'll see below. On top of buying and receiving some awesome-looking books, the Twilight Saga guide was FINALLY published. It's amazing. Seriously. If you're a fan of the series, you HAVE to get it!

Here's what was new this week:






For review:
I already have a copy of this, so I'll probably give this one away at some point. Sounds good!

I remember reading reviews of this on a few US blogs, and the general consensus was that it was a great read. Thanks to Loretta for this!

I can't wait to read this one. It's by an Aussie author and sounds brilliant!

I've never read anything by Karen McCombie, but I'm looking forward to starting.

Yay! This is one of my most anticipated 2011 debuts, and it's from S&S UK. It sounds ace, so I'm going to bump it up the TBR pile.

Another Aussie book I'd never heard of, but which sounds really good. Thanks to Libby for offering to send me a copy!

This is Loretta's new book, due out in September. Again, thanks Loretta!

Look at the beauty of this book - I posted an extra pic up there ^. This is an exclusive edition of the paperback, with screen printed red edges. It will only be available in UK Waterstone's stores from May, so look out for it. It's so eye-catching! I bought the hardcover of The Passage when it was first published last year, but have yet to read it because it's signed. So big thanks to Orion for this - I can now read it!

Another duplicate. Will give it away soon!

This is another one I only heard about a couple of weeks ago, and it randomly turned up yesterday. Sounds fun.

Yay yay yay! There's a story that goes along with this further down the page. EXCITED.


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Bought:
I have a proof of this, but had to buy a shiny hardback. It was only just over £5 too... bargain!

I've been hearing mixed things about this one, but I like the sound of it and the cover is lovely. Faeries and steampunk, apparently...

It's set in WWII. Enough said.

I needed a book that was buy 1 get 1 half price, to go along with the Twilight guide. This was pretty much the only one I didn't have, and it sounds ace.

I buy the US editions of these. Love the covers!

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!

I've been hearing amazing things about this one from other bloggers, and I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be my first Caletti book.

Again, I saved lots of money on this one at work, so thought I'd buy it while I could. Now to read Rivers of London...

I have never read a single DWJ book. I saw this at work (I love you WHSmith), and there were vouchers for money off children's books. I thought I'd give it a go!


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Okay, so this week S&S sent me a brand new paperback copy of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. I'd be excited about that anyway as I love this series (and Becca), but this one is extra extra special and awesome. My review is quoted on the front cover!!! I found out about this when I visited the S&S offices in January and was given a cover sheet thing, and I almost fell off my chair. S&S Kat will confirm this - I was gobsmacked. Anyway, I finally have a copy (it's published on April 28th in the UK), and I still can't believe it. I think this is definitely my biggest blogging achievement so far, and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to match it. Thanks S&S! :D



Happy reading everyone!

36 comments:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

That's so cool, Jenny! (The Crescendo cover!). I'll be all like, 'Oh yeah, I knew her BEFORE she was on the cover of Crescendo'. Lol! Congrats!

I'm reading Stay at the moment. It's very good so far!

Sarah said...

Hunting Lila really intrigues me! Lucky you. :)

Cat said...

1) Unfortunately The Spell Book of Listen Taylor (aka something about Buttermilk Pancakes) was a Did Not Finish for me a few years ago. I just couldn't get into it at all. :( Just warning you. ;)

2) Should I read Crescendo? I've sort of been passing it over because I'm not really keen on the angel angle. I should try and order it from BD UK so I can have your words in my home! :)

3) I am longing to read The Iron Thorn. It might be a BD purchase for me in the future.

prophecygirl said...

Cat - It sounds great doesn't it? It was the mention of faeries that caught my eye. And as much as I love the Hush, Hush series, I'm not sure that you would. However, if you ever do end up getting them, the UK paperbacks are very cool.

Interesting that Listen was a DNF. I've never read a Moriarty but will let you know what I think. ;)

Liz. R said...

Congrats about Crescendo! I haven't read it yet, but I'll be sure to get the version with your quote on it :). So many great books this week - Stay and The Iron Thorn look especially good. Happy reading!

Alison said...

Great set! I loved Swim the Fly. Have you read the Twilight Guide already? I have gigantic, detailed review of it on my blog. I'm curious to know what you thought about it.

Paige said...

That's awesome that your review is quoted on the cover! Congratulations on that great achievement!! I have the US cover but I like that one better because it is colorful! It looks like you received a lot of great books this week!

Chrystal said...

So very cool that you are quoted on the cover or Crescendo! :) CONGRATS!

BrittLit said...

Congrats on the cover quote, that is so awesome! I love how shiny shiny that cover is. Also that is super cool how The Passage has those special pages. I love Jaclyn Moriarty! I got The Twilight Guide this week, too. Surprise surprise...heh.. Happy Reading!

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

That's so cool how you're quoted! I'm really interested to hear your thoughts for In A Heartbeat, the cover looks neat.

Mel said...

The Passage is one book I can't wait to read - I love the side view.

Hope you like Diana Wynne Jones book - she was such an innoventive writer - I really enjoyed the few books of her I have read!

Essjay said...

Your cover quote for Crescendo is brilliant - also love the shine on it too! Yay for the DWJ book - I haven't read that one but have heard great things about it.

Aleetha said...

As usual you got great mailbox. I wish I could have some of them. XD

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Pisinat said...

Wooohoooo!! Congratulations on your quote!! That's amazing!!

Becky said...

This post made me smile so much. I am sure there will be many more blogging achievements coming your way. I really think you deserve the recognition. Your blog is seriously awesome!

Sabrina said...

Looks like you had another great week.
Wow, it's awesome that your quote is on top of "Crescendo".

I'm listening to "The Iron Thron" right now and it will be interested to hear what you think about it.

Happy Reading!

Kate said...

It's so cool that you got quoted on Crescendo's cover :D

I got Stay this week, too. Really looking forward to reading it.

Love the covers of Fire Song and Kiss in the Dark :)

Hope you enjoy all of your new books

Carla said...

SO MANY GOOD BOOKS AHHHH I HAVE SEEN HEAVEN AND IT LOOKS LIKE A LIBRARY

Asamum said...

Swoon that is all :D

Jesse Owen said...

Congratulations on the Crescendo quote and what a fab week this week, happy reading :D

Siobhán said...

Im always jealoud of your IMM they are always amazing

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kirsty at the overflowing library said...

awesome books - crescendo cover is seriously cool!

Lori said...

I FINALLY got my Twilight Guide yesterday!! It's soooo pretty!! *pets*

Sally said...

Lots of great books this week. Congratulations on the 'Crescendo' quote. The new paperback is gorgeous.

Ryan Woods said...

Great mailbox Jenny! :) A Small Free Kiss In The Dark looks amazing. Will be getting that for sure. And congrats on the quote on Crescendo. When I got my copy the other day I nearly wet myself in excitement for you! :D So exciting! Have a great week, matey!

Sab H. said...

I loved In A Heartbeat! I didnt know that the Crescendo cover had color over there. I also really want to read The Iron Thorn and Emerald Atlas so I'll be expectant to see if you like them! Enjoy ;)

prophecygirl said...

Sab - the Crescendo cover isn't really colour, it's foiled and reflects in the light :D

Sally said...

Awesome books this week. Congrats on being on the cover! I have been meaning to get Hush, Hush and Crescendo I will definitely be gettin them now!
Stay was awesome hope you enjoy it.
Happy reading.
Sally.
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Cliona said...

OMG, quote on the cover! Congrats, that's amazing! Great books this week, my friend has Run Rabbit Run and I intend to borrow it off her soon : ) Happy reading!

I Want To Read That said...

Congrats on the cover quote - so awesome!

Love the sound of In a Heartbeat and Stay - am interested to hear what you think. I keep looking at them both:)

Hope you enjoy:)

Emelie said...

Wow! Congrats! :D Not only is it absolutely awesome that you're quoted, but look at that cover! Holy Chicago, that's gorgeous! I'd buy that anyday! The colours are wonderful!

Erica said...

Enjoy all your books! They all loook wonderful. In a Heartbeat looks so good - I still have yet to pick up a copy though. Happy reading! :)

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Congrats! That's so cool to be quoted on the cover. :D

Steph Su said...

Wow, CONGRATS on being quoted on the front cover!! That's super exciting. Wish something like that would happen to me, hehe. ^^ And that cover looks lovely too!

BooksforCompany said...

Stay is just amazing!
Some other books which sound so good too! =)
In A heartbeat sounds really good, l seen it a while back and liked the sound of it.

bookwitch said...

Interesting that you prefer the US covers of the Gone series. Michael told me he prefers the UK covers. I agree with him on that.