Sunday, 22 May 2011

In My Mailbox #122: 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 honestly wasn't expecting many books this week, aside from the ones I had pre-ordered at various online stores. However, I ended up with lots of exciting review books, some of which I'd never heard of and all of which sound like great reads. I also got a very exciting surprise parcel from the US - I was so excited!

Here are this week's new arrivals:


For review:
Never heard of this younger children's series, but it sounds fun!

I think this is YA, as I was told it'd appeal to older teens. Anyway, it sounds brilliant whatever it is - L.A. road trip!

I'm behind on this series, but I did absolutely love the first book. I'm hoping to get to book 2 soon.

Sounds good, I'm glad it's being published over here!

A lovely finished copy. I think this will be a fun read.


This sounds great. I don't know a lot about the Cold War, but my dad often mentions it and JFK's involvement. Such an unusual premise for a YA novel, I think it sounds fantastic.

This is an adult debut novel, but I it sounds brilliant and kind of similar to Forgotten, a YA debut out next month.

Again, I need to read the first book. Pretty cover!

Sounds intriguing, and takes place at a music festival!

Another one I've not heard of, but I'll give it a go.

I love the cover and the sound of this one. I'm looking forward to reading it!

I've only read the first 2 books in this series, but I plan to catch up eventually. This is the last in the series and has the best cover, in my opinion!

Ahhhh! I was so excited when I got home from work and this was waiting for me. It came in a red box with red papery stuff, and also had a pack of chocolate covered espresso beans (which I tried and think are disgusting). The book sounds amazing.. I really hope it is. Thanks to very kind US publishers for this one!


Do I need to say anything? No? Thought not. :D

LOVED Hate List. Will be reading this soon.

I've heard mixed reviews of Bumped, but Megan's Jessica Darling series is one of my all-time favourites so I'm hoping I'll like this.

Sounds fun!

I love this series, it's hilarious. I found this one for £1 in a discount book shop. Yay!

This one was £2. I've heard good things.

This one was £1. And it's a US hardcover. Score!

My friend Lynn read and enjoyed this recently. I do have a UK copy in a box somewhere, but I've always wanted this beautiful gold US edition.

I really enjoyed Jan's last book, Fairest of Them All, so I hope this one is just as good.


My editor friend Kate sent me this, as we tend to like exactly the same books. She described it as an "80's geek fest". Sounds good to me!

Happy reading!


Ryan said...

Great haul Jenny! VAMPIRATES = YAY! Reading it now and love love loving it!

Hopy you have a great week, matey! :)

John The Bookworm said...

Wow, you got a lot of great books. :) So jealous of Trial by Fire. And The Midnight Palace IS the sequel to The Prince of Mist? Drat drat drat. Now I have to read the first one...I'm anal about that. Mad Love was great, Loading looks like the shiz, Tiger's Curse wasn't impressive to me, and Guernsey took all of my lifeblood to get through. If I didn't have to read it for a reading competition (which I didn't remember the book for, anyway) I would have called it a DNF.

Interesting and extensive list of awesome. ^_^ Looking forward to your thoughts on them.

Chrystal said...

The two that jump out to me are Trial by Fire and All These Things I've Done. Both look excellent.

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

The Filth Licker? Ew. Not the greatest title. heh

Book Monster said...

Haha I got Gabrielle Zevin's book as well in the red box with chocolate. I actually find the chocolates quite addicting. hehe, maybe that just me. Hope you enjoy all your books happy reading XD

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Wow, another fantastic book haul this week! I want to break into your house and rob Bumped, Trial By Fire, and Tigers Curse from you!

toomuchavery said...

Thanks for the Too Much Trouble mention. Hope you get to read it, would love to see what you think.
I agree, All These Things I'e done looks great so does the Mal Peet one. Happy reading.
Tom Avery

SisterSpooky said...

that ready player one sounds interesting. yay for 80s geek love :)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

that edition of sunshine is gorgeous. Fab books as always : )

Raimy-rawr said...

you always get so many good books Jenny! Ready Player One sounds awesome, I love the 80's!
I hope you enjoy! x

Emma Book Angel said...

Wow amazing book week. I am with you on the choc expresso beans *yuck* and I love coffee.
Have a great week :D

My keeper shelf said...

wow thats some haul you have there, from the picture I thought it was chocolates in the pretty box and was very excited for you, but choclate covered coffee beans yuck!


♥Iffath said...

Awesome haul!! I'm So jealous of the new Gabrielle Zevin and What Happened to Goodbye! Ahhh! Enjoy!! ;)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Do I even need to say how jealous I am of What Happened to Goddbye? No, didn't think so.

Lori said...

Look at all those pretty, pretty books. I got All These Things I've Done too! I love chocolate covered espresso beans, though. :) I'm also going to be reading Bitter End soon! Enjoy all your new reads!

The Library Owl said...

Great books. I can't wait for the release of Trials By Fire and What Happened To Goodbye.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of my favourite books and I also really enjoyed The Prince of Mist so I like the sound of The Midnight Palace.

I hope you enjoy them all :)

ComaCalm said...

Your IMM beats mine easily, even though I got a lot of books this week! Good luck getting through all those! :P

ComaCalm's IMM

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome haul! Mad Love was a pretty cute novel. And I cannot wait to see what you think of What Happened To Goodbye and Bitter End :)

I Want To Read That said...

Great week! Love the cover for Sunshine - so pretty. I also really fancy Bumped - looks ace!

Hope you enjoy them all:)

Lauren said...

First of all, The Pink Hotel looks fabulous, and I can't wait to see what you to say about it. Also, I loved Mad Love, A & L Do Summer (Since you enjoyed Jan's first book, I have a feeling your going to love this one!), Bumped, and Jinx so I hope you do too! Oh, and I'm sorry you didn't like the candies included with ATTID. I thought they were fantastic but I adore coffee so that may be why. Anyhow, happy reading! :)

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, you've done really well this week. Look at all those books!!! I hope you enjoy them all!

P.S. - Chocolate covered espresso beans sound disgusting!

chelleyreads said...

so jealous you got all these things i've done. i really, REALLY want to read that book. so many great books in you IMM this week. enjoy :)

Our IMM if you can stop by.


Cliona said...

Ace books! Happy reading!

Sab H. said...

Apparently, EVERYBODY got ATTID except me!! *cries* I really wanted the espresso beans haha.
Let me know if you LOVE it. I'm firmly waiting for your approval :P

Book Chick City said...

I have Sunshine on my shelf to read and I really want to read it - I've heard lots of good things about it.

Jesse Owen said...

Fab book this week Jenny, I love the sound of Bumped. Happy Reading :D

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

What a great selection! I can't believe Trial of Fire is out already, and I still haven't read Raised by Wolves. Oops!
I personally really enjoyed Bumped, but I haven't read the Jessica Darling series (I know, I really have to do that!), so I can't compare. But Bumped was fun!