Sunday, 31 July 2011

In My Mailbox #132: 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!

So this week was AWESOME! I, along with I think 8 other UK bloggers and some other cool people, went to the Poison Diaries book launch at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland! We stayed over on the Wednesday night, met the Duchess of Northumberland, did lots of cool stuff and saw where they filmed parts of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I also received lots of ace books in the post what a week! I'll be writing an Alnwick trip report soon, so look out for that if you like castles!

Anyways, here are the books I got this week:


For review:
This was a nice surprise as I really like Chris Priestley's books. Looking forward to this one!

YAY! Even though I still haven't read book 2 (shame on me) I really did love book 1 so I'll try and catch up soon. Michelle thanked me and my mum in the acknowledgements of this one too - so cool!

I have this in hardback but this new paperback is lovely. Another unexpected surprise!

I had never heard of this before I opened the parcel, and I think it's an adult novel they're maybe trying to aim at teens too. Not sure on that, though. It has a quote on the front from Florence Welch (aka my musical female idol) so I'll definitely be reading it!

Another YAY for this one! We each got given a copy of this at the Alnwick event and I can't wait to read it. The Duchess of Northumberland also signed it.

I like the sound of this one!

I didn't like the first book in this series so I doubt I'll read it. Pretty cover though.

This is also a lovely looking book - and a hardback! I need to catch up with this series pronto.

Sequel to Black Swan Rising. Sounds ace.

  • Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
I still haven't read Halo, and to be honest I've heard some pretty bad reports.

Sounds intriguing!

This is another adult novel that randomly arrived, but it sounds brilliant. It has teenage characters again, so maybe it's a bit of a crossover.

I read the first 2 books in this series and they were ok. I'll probably give this one a go.

Hurrah, my paperback collection is complete! I read this in hardback last year, and it was my favourite book of 2010. My review is here.


Bought this at the castle and the Duchess signed it. It's such a lovely book with illustrations and a new Weed story.

Gotta have finished copies of all Jenn's books!

I've heard nothing but good things about this (especially from Cat) so I bought a copy. Really looking forward to it!

Happy reading!


Bella said...

Ooh, the launch event sounds like it was amazing! Wish I could have gone :) Congrats on being quoted in the acknowledgements of Circle of Fire, that's awesome! I haven't read the second one yet either.... ;) Happy reading!

The Library Owl said...

Great books! I've been waiting for Legacy to come out in paperback too :) Night Watch sounds interesting too; I've been checking out all the books on the TV book club on Channel 4, including this one. I hope you enjoy them all and I'm looking forward to your Alnwick trip report :)

Jules said...

You've got some great books there :)
The event sounds amazing!
Happy reading

Siljeblomst said...

Great books! I really loved Dark Swan Rising, and I can't wait to read Watchtower :-)

Siljeblomst said...

I meant Black off course :-)

Book Angel Emma said...

So glad you had a great time at the castle. Some seriously wonderful books this week. Enjoy :D

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read Love Story and I love the cover of Hades. Enjoy!

Lori said...

That trip sounds utterly amazing!! Your books are amazing too! :)

melissa said...

Hades i want to read also! Your IMM looks amazing.. slightly jealous lol. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

What an amazing adventure, can't wait to read your castle post! I can't wait to read Circle of Fire, will have to look for you in there!!!

Jesse Owen said...

So jelous that you go to Alnwick - can't wait for the report :D

Fab books this week, can't wait to see what you think of Mister Creecher. Happy Reading :D

SisterSpooky said...

excellent set of books this week Jen!


Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I really want to read Shimmer. I love the cover for The Watch Tower.

Liz. R said...

Hope you had fun at the castle! Great books this read - I love the sound of Night Road, and I really like the look of Circle of Fire - need to start that series! Happy reading :).

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

So glad you had a fab time at the event!! The poison Diary looks amazing!! Its cool the Duchess signed it for you too :D

wordslikesilver said...

Great IMM! I'm so jealous! If you don't want Hades, I'll have it, haha. I really liked Halo.

Aisle B said...

OMG this is the neverending loot. Very envious of your luck with mailbox :)

Happy reading :)

Aisle B said...

OMG this is the neverending loot. Very envious of your luck with mailbox :)

Happy reading :)

BrittLit said...

Hooray for Alnwick castle. It looks amaing. Glad you had fun. I love!!! The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, hope you do too. Happy Reading!

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Wow what amazing books. Can't wait to see pics of the event that sounds so amazing. Your so lucky girl.
Great mailbox this week.
Happy Reading!!!!

I Want To Read That said...

OOOHHH! Watchtower! Can't wait to get my hands on that one! And Ice Age sounds really interesting - I hadn't heard of it before.

Hope you enjoy:)

Becky said...

I still need to read Black Swan Rising. I must do that.

Sounds like you had a fab time at Alnwick. I look forward to hearing more.

Cat the Canadian BFF said...

How did I miss you posting about this? I only just realized it was Sunday night and I hadn't seen your link pop up. Gah!



So I am confused... are The Poison Diaries the ones written by Maryrose Wood or the Dutchess lady? Same book? Different books same title? *scratches head*

How did you get Michelle to mention you and your mum in the acknowledgements? Hmmph. ;) I can't even get a copy of her darned book because I am being thwarted at every turn (Book Depo working on this problem though). Also how have you NOT read the others?? GET ON THAT, WOMAN!

If you don't like TGWCGIASOHOM I will feel really bad. (thought writing it like that would be shorter than the actual title, but it took me longer to figure out the first letters. 0.o)

The end.

Angelica Joy said...

What a great collection of books, looking forward to being able to read "Circle of Fire" and "Shimmer". Enjoy ;)