Sunday, 15 May 2011

In My Mailbox #121: 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 another great week this week - lots of surprises and some very exciting titles! I also met John Boyne, author of the amazing The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which I'll hopefully write about soon. He's one of my favourite authors, and I was so excited to meet him!

Here's what was in my big red postbox this week:


For review:
This sounds cool, very like Enid Blyton!

  • Passion by Lauren Kate (UK proof/ARC)

I love the cover for this one, and it sounds intriguing. Looking forward to giving it a go.

I'd never heard of this one until it arrived. Sounds good!

Random adult title that arrived. Sounds fun and summery!

I love this series. I read this today and it might just be the best so far.

A lovely finished copy. Sounds like a great read, especially for boys.

Another random adult title. I will probably end up seeing the film so might give this a read first.

I have a trade paperback of this and still haven't posted my review. Faeries! Yay!

Sue Limb's books are SO funny. I haven't read this one so I'm really looking forward to it!

This is a UK debut and it sounds ace!

Scott Westerfeld ROCKS. And this paperback is lovely.

Sounds fun!

Another one that sounds really good and very topical.

I had never heard of this one either, and I'm not sure whether it's adult, YA or a crossover. It's about teenagers, but I don't know what it is - does anyone know? Sounds very interesting either way.

Some of my favourite friends and authors have stories in this anthology. Yay!

I just read the first in this series and enjoyed it!

Read this too. There's an alien hamster leader called Major Fluffy. I want to adopt him.


For review ~ Secret Project

These books are all for a cool award judging thingy I'm involved with. I don't think I can say any more, but I am really looking forward to reading them!

Sounds interesting!

I really like the sound of this one. Regency + magic glamour!

These have ace covers. Sound good too.

This one sounds creepy and dark. Hope it's good!

Loving this new cover!


This is book 10?! Wow. I need to catch up. Not fond of the cover though.

I bought this at John's event and he signed it for me. It's about soldiers in WWI.

  • Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
I buy the US editions of this series. So pretty!

This looks like a quick summer read!

Carla raves about this series. I've got them all now and have read the first one. I hope I get more used to the footnotes.


I work at WHSmith, and the Richard and Judy adult book club is exclusive to us. We all got to choose one of the new books, and I chose this one. WWI again!

I forgot to include this last week, as my best friend bought it for me for my birthday. I think this is my 32nd book about the Titanic, or something like that. If you haven't guessed, the Titanic is my other big interest!

Happy reading and hope you all have a great week!


deltay said...

WOW - amazing haul! So many enticing reads in there. Happy reading!

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Can't wait to read your reviews, some of these look really interesting!

My keeper shelf said...

Secret project??? Sounds intriguing. Loads of great books there.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

YESSSS to Something Borrowed! It is fantastic! I think I'm digging the adult titles because It Happened One Summer does sound really good! Great week, my dear :)

Carla said...

Dude. just DUDE. Know that new bookcase you bought? can you please save a shelf for me to live on, kthnx

Book Monster said...

Passion???Really!!! Lucky. I hope you enjoy your haul this week lol. Happy Reading XD

Vivienne said...

Some amazing books this week. I can't wait to hear more about the exciting judging top secret thing.

Titantic sounds amazing!

Mel said...

I'm heading out to buy Shift now - I loved Shade! :)

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

WOW! so many fantastic books! And you have Passion- I'm so jealous!

Becky said...

I cannot wait to read The Case of the Deadly Desperados. I am so buying a copy when that comes out. It just looks like so much fun.

I'm intrigued to hear more about the Helen Moss book too. Looks like something my pupils would love.

Emma Book Angel said...

Fab book week. Really curious about your secret project :D
Big girl will be so pleased that there is a new Dork Diaries - she loves that series :D

The Library Owl said...

Wow, great books! I loved Scott Westerfelds Uglies trilogy (haven't read Extras) and I really need to pick up Leviathan and Behemoth. I love the sky blue cover of the latter. I hope you enjoy them all :)

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

Great books this week as always. I really want to read Black Swan Rising.

Siobhán said...

Im always jealous of your IMM


Jesse Owen said...

Fab books this week - I've just bought Fallen so will be interested to see what you think of Passion. And a secret project, sounds intriguing - happy reading :D

Raimy-rawr said...

Great mailbox this week Jen, VERY jealous of some of them. Especially Truth or Dare, really want that anthology! x

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Yay for Truth & Dare, Shift and Bite Club! And Scott Westerfeld most definitely does rock! :)

Mundie Moms said...

Awesome week! I'm so jealous over seeing Passion. I can't wait to read it! Happy Reading!

Chrystal said...

I keep seeing copies of Something Borrowed everywhere because of the movie being out. I've been looking to pick up a used copy somewhere because I really do want to read it before I see the movie first. I tend to not read the book if I've already seen the movie - and I know normally books are so much better than the movie adaptations. *sigh* Hope to see your review or comment of the book vs/ movie. :)

TheBookHour said...

I love the covers for Black Swan Rising and Sixteenth Summer - thanks for the Amazon links! Enjoy your reading.

Lori said...

Amazing books as always! I really need to read The Boyfriend List soon!! I know that I'm going to love them!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Well! The Queen Must Die and Black Swan Rising are now on my wishlist! All of these books look so pretty! I love photos of books. ;)

Since you said you read BSR - is it something I should pick up?

♥Iffath said...

Sixteenth Summer is *really* awesome! Hope you love it!

Happy reading ;)

nlmars said...

Woah, so many awesome books. I'm insanely jealous.

I really like the cover of Behemoth that you have. I think it's a million times better than the cover with the random kid on it.

Check out my IMM for this week :)

Happy reading!

Cliona said...

Every week, you get the best books of anyone I know. Every week, I look fOrward to this post, to sigh and be jealous :D


heavenisabookstore said...

You have SO many books to read. I am so excited to get my hands on Passions!

I Want To Read That said...

Sixteenth summer looks great and I love the new cover for Crossing Over!

Hope you enjoy:)

Aisle B said...

I've died and gone to book heaven....

PLUS YOU GOT PASSION! Ahhhhhhh please whisper sweet nothings to Passion... please....

Athena said...

Lots of great reads there! I really want to read Sixteenth Summer. Can't wait to read some reviews!

Safari Poet said...

A lot of books I've never even heard of, I love when that happens :-)


Karis Jacobstein said...

My daughter could not be more jealous that you have the 3rd Dork Diaries installment! She adores those books!

Great haul!

Cialina at said...

Whoa, Passion arcs are out. Nice to note... even if its in the UK. Fantastic set of books. Happy reading!

Steph Su said...

Oh, Something Borrowed just might be might favorite chick lit read of all time. I hope you love it!

BooksforCompany said...

Oh wow, what a great week for you.
I hope you enjoy Passion, your so lucky! =)