Sunday, 24 April 2011

In My Mailbox #118: 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 was, in a word, awesome.I got lots of exciting (and unexpected!) books in the post for review, and my copy of Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler finally arrived. I also read some ace books this week, including The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish, Enclave by Ann Aguirre and One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson. I enjoyed them all!

Here are the books new to my shelves this week:

For review:
I have a feeling that this is going to be amazing. The lovely Phil Earle told me so, and when he tells me something's good, I believe him. I'm looking forward to reading it. It's a beautiful book - really heavy page stock and illustrated inside. I think Siobhan Dowd would have liked it.

I read this ages ago when I got a proof copy and loved it, and now I have a very shiny finished copy for my collection. I'll be posting my review in the next couple of weeks.

I haven't heard a lot about this one, but it sounds good.

Can't wait to read this one! Yay!

Does anyone know who actually wrote this series? I haven't read the first two yet, but now I have a good excuse to get caught up.

This is a lovely finished copy of what sounds like a very creepy book. Here's hoping it scares me!

I haven't read the first book yet, but I think I'll try this one anyway. It randomly showed up on Saturday - nice surprise and a great cover!

This sounds fun!

I read this the other month and enjoyed it. Once again, this is a nice finished copy.

  • Wild by Aprilynne Pike
I haven't yet read Spells, and I wasn't expecting Wild (or Illusions to you US folk) at all. I'm going to get caught up very soon!

The cover is beautiful, the book sounds ace. Can't wait to read it.


  • Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
I looooved Hunger. That's all I need to say, right?


I won this over at A&C Book Junkies. Thanks ladies! I'm hoping I'll be able to get hold of this book somehow, even though it's only being published in Canada (I think). If anyone can help me (ahem, Cat, are you there?!), please let me know!

Happy reading everyone!


Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Dude, for about 5 seconds all I could see was "Lesley Livingston - Author of Wondrous Reads" and thought OMG Jenny has been living a double life. I knew it!

You had another fab week I see! I always look forward to your IMM posts - in a way that is far too voyeuristic to be healthy. Oh! Don't you think the cover of Divergent is rather like the new Enclave cover? Are the books anything alike? Am I seeing double? What is going on?

Er,yeah, it's 3am. I am not capable of coherent comments.

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

THRONE OF FIRE?!?! *drools* I am so jealous of that one! I LOVED the first book in the Kane Chronicles and I cannot wait for this one to come out!!

Also envious of Huntress. I could have preordered it when I did my BD order, but I was feeling like I needed instant gratification so I only ordered stuff that was in stock. heh

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I've been seeing a lot of mixed reviews of Die For Me so hope you'll enjoy that :) I kind of gave up on Hunger but since it seems like it was a great read I'll go back into it.

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

I can't wait to read Divergent! And I love the cover for Wild, wish the US had those covers. I really liked The Red Pyramid I think it's titled, so I'm sure The Throne of Fire is going to be good as well.

Here's my IMM!

lisa (the nerd) said...

SO JEALOUS of A Monster Calls! what a great haul you got this week. :)

Jennifer A said...

Ooo! Look at how pretty and shiny Divergent is! I can't wait to get a copy.

I can't wait to get Die For Me, either!

I really love the UK covers for the Wings books. (I don't know what the series is called). I think I'll have to see if the book depository has them instead of the US covers. The UK covers are much prettier!

You got lots of great books this week! :)

Jennifer of Little Shelf

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome loot!! Die For Me sounds like it'll be a good one :)

CarlyB said...

Ooh I hope you enjoy Rage, I loved it :). A Monster Calls looks so awesome, I can't wait to get started on it.x

Kate said...

Divergent! Only a few more days until I can - hopefully - get my hands on it.

Hope you enjoy all of your lovely new books :)

Ryan Woods said...

A Monster Calls is all shades of amazing. Such an amazingly produced book! And Long Lankin is a beauty too. Keep your light on when reading that one, Jenny! Happy reading. :)

Mel said...

A Monster Calls sounds great - plus I loved Patrick Ness's Choas Walking trilogy as one of the best trilogies ever! Looking forward to see what you think of this new book - esepcially with the creepy cover! :-)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

a monster calls is presented really beautifully and such a sad story

Jesse Owen said...

The finished Divergent cover looks fab and I can't wait to read what you think of Die For Me. Happy Reading :D

BooksforCompany said...

Oh wow, great books.
I just read Die For Me and l adored it =)
Happy reading

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Die for me looks so good, and isn't the finished copy of Divergent just so pretty! :)

I Want To Read That said...

Great week! I can't wait to see a finished copy of Monster Calls - it looks so gorgeous.

Hope you enjoy:)

Lori said...

Oooo Divergent looks sooo pretty! I can't wait to see what you think of Huntress and Die For Me!!

Cliona said...

Awesome books! Love the Divergent cover! Happy reading :D

Lauren said...

Ooh, so many great books! Huntress looks especially fantastic so I'll be looking forward to seeing your review for it. And YAY for Divergent and Die for Me- I LOVED those two books so much! Happy reading! :)

Aisle B said...

What an incredible IMM! Very envious of Die for Me... please kiss that book for me... please!

Enjoy the reads and again WOW on the books you got :)

Grace Fonseca said...

What an incredible lists of title. OMG! I'm so jealous that you got Divergent and Die For Me. I really want those two books. New follower. come visit me.

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

A great selection! You managed to pick up loads of books this week, I hope you enjoy them all.

You've got quite a few books that I would love to read!

Happy reading,


Ailsa said...

Anything by Patrick Ness is bound to be good :) I've seen 'The Hot List' in a couple of places today, I love the cover - what's it about? I haven't read anything by Melinda Io, but I hear good things about it - looking forward to your reviews for some of these! :D

My IMM is here: The Book Bundle


Eden said...

I love how the light's reflecting off Divergent :P Once Every Never also looks killer. Enjoy your stash of AMAZING books!

Here's my IMM + giveaway :)

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

A MONSTER CALLS!!!! Omg i can't even express my jealousy, I seriously can't wait to read it :) Divergent is SO shiny! Look so gorgeous, you got some amazing books this week! happy reading! :)

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Wonderful books this week! Hope you enjoy them all :). New follower! Happy Reading,

Zakiya @ Butterfly Feet Walking on Life & For the L♥ve of Reading

ComaCalm said...

Divergent! Die For Me! Rage!

In My Mailbox

Vivian said...

Hey Jenny!

Love the books you got this week, esp love the Divergent cover, it's so pretty! I've been itching to read Die for Me too so can't wait to hear what you think about it.

I'd love it if you checked out some of my reviews & let me know what you think since I'm trying to get started in book reviewing =)

Sally said...

Amazing books this week. I'm waiting for my copy of Divergent to arrive - I'm hoping it will change my mind about dystopian novels cause I'm not a huge fan at the moment.
Happy reading.

Alison said...

Fab set! I really want to read Huntress and Rage. I just started Die for Me.

MiaandSofia said...

A great pile of books! They all seem great. I LOVED Divergent and I can't wait to read Die for me :)
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Mia @GrippedintoBooks