Sunday, 8 May 2011

In My Mailbox #120: 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!

I had an amaaaazing week this week! It was my 24th (eek!) birthday, so I bought quite a few books (and my mum and dad got me Friday Night Lights Season 5 on DVD. Yeessss!). I also received some really exciting stuff (mostly surprises) in the post, including my Glee Warblers CD. Darren Criss. Enough said. *sigh*

Thanks to all the lovely publishers for sending me books, and here's what I got this week:


For review:
I haven't read any of Judy's books, but this sounds like a good place to start!

A lovely finished copy! It's a beautiful trade paperback and I can't wait to read it.

I read this last year in hardcover and really enjoyed it. This new cover is ace. My review is here.

Read this one the other day too. Another one I enjoyed.

The super cool Non from Catnip Books sent me these because I love WWII fiction. Thanks dude!

This is an adult book, but it's about WWII so I think I'll like it.

This randomly showed up the other day, and I've never heard of the publisher or the book. That I know of. Random, right? Sounds good though.

Looking forward to this one! Great cover too.

Poetry isn't something I know an awful lot about, but I'll give it a go.

Read this one the other day - great debut!

  • Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Another adult one, but it sounds good and my mum is going to read it too.

!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Jenn, you absolute legend.

Hell YEYAH. S&S rock once again!! (Also, The Demon's Lexicon was in the first package of review books S&S ever sent me 2 years ago. I feel an attachment to this series!)

Read this one today and it was good. Sad, but good. Thanks again to Non for my WWII fix.

I finished this one yesterday and enjoyed it just as much as the first one. There isn't a vampire that makes me laugh as much as dear wimpy Nigel.

I've had the US edition of this for ages but haven't read it. It's time to, I think!


I've always bought the US editions of this series, and this one is just as lovely as the others.

Can't wait to read this one. It sounds so good and summery.

This was the only book in Sam's Vampire Gene series I was missing, so I bought it when I met Sam on Saturday.

Carla told me these were good, so when I saw them in a 3 for £5 promotion I practically jumped up and down. Looking forward to them!

This is one that I've never had any interest in due to friends telling me it was awful. BUT, Carla read it recently and said it was A-MAZING.

These were also in a 3 for £5 promotion. They're about vampires, so worth a try I think.

Again with the brilliant 3 for £5 thing. Sounds good, and I almost bought it from work the other week.

It was 59p. It may turn out to be pretty bad, but I'm willing to let it have some shelf space for that price.

I read a bit of this at work and laughed my head off. I think I'll like it.

I'm currently reading this one. I bought it with an Amazon voucher my friend sent me, and so far so good.


Birthday presents from mum and dad. These two complete my US hardcover collection of the Wicked Lovely series. Yay!

See above. I now have this whole series. :D

And ditto again.

Happy reading everyone!


ComaCalm said...

I loved Blood Red Road, I was expecting it to take ages to read as the one I read was 500+ pages long but found it was actually pretty quick. I can't wait to buy a finished copy!

Ryan said...

Great inbox Jenny! Glad you had a great birthday! Happy reading! :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome loot! I am straight up DYING to read Love Story!! I hope you love it loads!

Kate Evangelista said...

I always love your In My Mailbox the best. :-)

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

DEMON'S SURRENDER!?!??!?!? *steals* OMG! I am so jealous of that one! Cannot WAIT for the book to drop over here!

BrittLit said...

I loved How I Live Now. I hope you love it even though your pals didn't. Great books this week. Happy Reading!

Khadija said...

Wow lots of books for you this week! Blood Red Road, Elixir, Love Story and Illusions are all books I need to read. Wicked Lovely is one of my favorite series, Unraveled and Flawless were both really good. Hope you enjoy ^-^

Mel said...

Ooo, Shift - I can't wait to get hold of a copy! I adored Shade last year.

The Mercy Thompson series is very good - hope you get round to reading them soon! :)

My keeper shelf said...

OMG you must been The Work's best customer this week!


Pisinat said...

How I lie now and Never bite a boy on the first date are excellent, in a totally different way but still excellent! Happy reading!

Cliona said...

AWESOME BOOKS! The girl on the cover of Wired looks to me like Gwyneth Paltrow!

Becky said...

What a week! I am intrigued to hear more about this Invasion book. I saw it on Goodreads and thought the premise was really interesting. But if you've never heard of the publisher, I'm wondering if it is self-published or something.

Hope you enjoy them all!

Emma Book Angel said...

As always I am in awe of your mailbox :D So glad you had a great birthday. 24 is such a great age to be :D

Jesse Owen said...

Wow, a fab mailbox this week - I can't wait to read Diary of a Wimpy Vampire 2. And I'm glad you had a great Birthday. Happy Reading :D

caroline.taylor078 said...

Great books this week, I love the new cover of Elixer, much better than the hardback but I can't really buy it again! Also I have read Never Bite A Boy On The First Date, its well worth 59p!!

Enjoy The Warblers cd, I got mine aswell a few weeks ago, I am soooooo agreeing on the Darren Criss thing! Are you going to Glee Live?

Sally said...

Amazing books this week. I am so jealous that you have Love Story - so excited to read that one.
Love the Patricia Briggs series.
Happy reading.

BooksforCompany said...

Ok, that is one AWESOME IMM!!!
So many great books and so many l want to read! lol
Love Story is such a cute cover, it's on my wishlist.
Happy reading

Bella said...

I'm always jealous of your mailbox, you always get awesome books! :D I got Ballad too, can't wait to read it, I loved the first book :) I really want Flawless, it has such a gorgeous cover! :D Happy reading!

The Book Bug said...

Happy birth ... week! I am so insanely jealoud of you at the moment that I may explode. You got the Demons Surrender. Mannn, I want that book so badly.

You had a great week. :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Very jealous of Shift and I hope you had a great birthday.

Liz. R said...

Oh my God, you got The Demon's Surrender. SO JEALOUS. Dying to read that book! Shift looks awesome too. And the Warblers CD sounds AMAZING. I love Darren Criss. Loved him ever since I first saw him in AVPM :). Hope you had a great birthday! And happy reading.

Phanee said...

Wow! That's a lot of books you got this week! (Though that seems to be the case every week, so I shouldn't really be so surprised!)

So glad you had an amazing week and a great birthday!! Hope you enjoy all your books!! :)

Nicole said...

You got a great haul this week! I LOVED Ballad, and the Mercy Thompson series is really good too. Enjoy your books!

Check out what I got this week:

bookwitch said...

How I Live Now is my all time favourite book.

Sanna said...

I agree with most people here: I'm so jealous! ;)I wish I could open my mailbox one day and find that many books =) I haven't read anything by Jennifer Echols, but I've just ordered Endless Summer.

Tessa said...

You got The Demon's Surrender! Lucky!

And I have an ARC of Blood Red Road (US edition), and wow are the covers different. I kinda think the US one is better because it relates to the story more. The UK one reminds me of The Demon's Lexicon and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, both urban fantasy and not, say, dystopian fantasy like BRR.