Sunday 30 October 2011

In My Mailbox 30th October 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where book bloggers can talk about the books they've gotten the past week- whether bought, borrowed, swapped or given for review. This feature was started to increase interaction between bloggers and increase our awareness of all the new books coming out.
It also gives me a chance to be nosy and see what everyone else has got to read, and so gives me plenty of new books to pine after!

I got so many fantastic books this week. I got-

On my birthday last week I got some money and vouchers which I used to buy... books!

  • Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, I love the sound of this book which sounds really unique and original, with magic, prophecies, a love story and a quest.
Review by Mel at Mel's Random Reviews

  • Fade and Gone by Lisa McMann. These are books 2 and 3 in the Dream Catcher series. I read book 1- Wake earlier this year and really enjoyed it, but my library didn't have the rest of the series. It's about a girl who can fall into other people's dreams while they are sleeping, and a romance with another outcast at school- Cabel.

I also went a bit mad on the Zombie books this week- Braaaaains!

  • The First Days by Rhiannon Frater. A post-zombie apocalypse novel with kick-ass girl heroines. I first noticed this book in a review by Ashley of The Bookish Brunette (whose blog is awesome, and her enthusiam for zombie novels is infectious). But all the 5 star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads speak for themselves. I can't wait to read this.

  • I Kissed A Zombie, And I Liked It by Adam Selzer.
The title says it all really. Fluffy high-school romance- with zombies.

  • Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby. I bought Ashby's other novel Fairy Bad Day earlier in the year, but still haven't read it yet. Both these books look like funny light-hearted fun, and I hope I get a chance to read them soon, probably when I need an injection of fluffy silliness.

From the Library:
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter. Ally Carter's other series Gallagher Girls is very clever, very sweet and really funny, so I'm really looking forward to reading this new series about a teenage cat burglar.

  • Sweetly by Jackson Pearce. This is a modern retelling of the old fairystory Hansel and Gretel and a companian novel to Sisters Red (which was a fantastic book).


  • Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. This is a futuristic sci-fi novel about a family travelling in a spaceship to a distant planet. Love triangles, betrayals and attacks on the ship from outside. This sounds like a really good book.

Those were the books that came into my house the past week- what did you get?
Happy reading!


  1. I LOVE Heist Society! I am just dying to get my hands on Uncommon Criminals!!

  2. Excellent week! I got Fire and Thorns last week and really looking forward to starting it soon

    Xpresso Reads

  3. I like the cover of Sweetly - very nice. Ingenious, really. I haven't tried audio books yet, I guess I'm more visual than auditory when it comes to 'books' - but hey, we shall see. Perhaps in the future, I'd give it a try. I haven't read any of the titles you have here, but do have fun reading them.

    here's my IMM:

  4. You have some great books on your IMM this week. I love Heist Society. Happy reading.
    In My Mailbox at FABR

  5. AMAZING HAUL!!!!!!!! aaaah! Love Heist Society, hopy u enjoy it ^^
    My IMM

    Also, I invite you to t my giveaway! 3 winners and there are 12 hot YA titles from where you can choose from!

    Tace care and Happy Reading! ^.^

  6. :D I'm going to be reading Sweetly soon! You got some good books this week :)

  7. Awesome IMM! I read and really loved Heist Society and Fire and Thorns. Both are amazing books.
    I hope you enjoy all your new books!

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  8. Awesome book haul! I want Zombie Queen of Newbury High. Actually I want all your books! I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine, if you'd like to look:

  9. Brilliant haul Sally! I hope you like Fire and Thorns as much as I did. :)
    Also rather jealous you got First Days and Zombie Queen - both zombie books I'd munch brains for! :)
    Glow sounds interesting too - pretty cover!

  10. I enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Heist Society. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of all of these! Here's what I got this week. Enjoy your books!

  11. Sweetly looks really good. :) Heist Society, too! I got that book awhile back, but I haven't had the opportunity to read it yet. Enjoy your week!


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