Sunday 26 February 2012

In My Mailbox 26th February 2012

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 to increase our awareness of all the new books coming out.
A good week in books for me! I got-


  • Torn by Amanda Hocking. (Goodreads). This is book 2 in the Trylle Trilogy. I won a signed copy of book 1 Switched a few weeks ago, so now I have to keep on ordering copies of these books with the gorgeous American covers so that they match! They are so pretty. Can't wait to actually read one either- not just staring at them!

From the library:

  • Another Torn, this time by author Cat Clarke. (Goodreads). This sounds like a thrilling contemporary book about a tragedy on a school trip. "A compelling story of guilty secrets, troubled friendship and burgeoning love". It's getting great reviews so far and will count towards the Britsh Books Challenge.

  • Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton. (Goodreads). This is one that I've been on a waiting list for for a while, so I'm thrilled I've finally got it. It sounds like a fantastic witchy story, and it's set in Cornwall, England as well, which I love. I'm very encouraged by the fact that it's written by a former book publisher too. This is another one for the British Books Challenge. 

  • Legend by Marie Lu. (Goodreads). This is another dystopian novel. There has been a lot of hype about this book, but I really like the sound of it, and haven't overdosed on dystopian books yet!

For review:

  • Allegiance by Cayla Kluver. (Goodreads). This is book 2 in the Legacy series, a fantasy series. I read a review by Lisa at Read Me, Bookmark Me, Love Me and it made me desperate to read this series. When I saw it on Netgalley I couldn't resist requesting it- I've just got to try and get hold of a copy of book 1 now!
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin publishers for the review e-copy.

Those were my books- hope you had a good week for books too.
Happy reading!


On Wednesday, the monthly award for our Best of the Bunch book goes up on the blog. Let us know which book was your February favourite. Previously hosted by Lyrical Reviews, this is now held here, and to kick off being the new host, for the first 3 months I will also be giving away a copy of my monthly winner as well.
Visit the Best of the Bunch page for more info on how to join in. I would love to see you there!


  1. I have Torn to read, and Legend sounds amazing! A Witch in Winter is pretty awesome. I agree about the Trylle trilogy I have Switched (American cover) to read and it's GORGEOUS!

  2. Legend sounds so good! Hope you enjoy it. :)

  3. I have Torn in my oder basket and A Witch in Winter on my wish list!
    Enjoy your books

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    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  4. Great haul! I wish I have torn.

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  5. Great books! I love the Hocking covers as well!!


  6. I haven't heard of Witch in Winter but I want it!!!

    I'm going to check out Amazon to see what I can do about that!

    I have 2 sets of the old Trylle Trilogy covers-One set Amanda signed for me, the other set is just signed. I'm thinking of doing a giveaway for the signed set soon.
    I have 2 Hollowlands, too-Same thing.

    You have some fantabulous books there! Enjoy!

  7. OMG your library is amazing, mine never gets new books in! Torn looks so good and A Witch in Winter is fantastic. You absolutely have to buy Obsidian, you'll love it!

    The Cait Files

  8. I still have to read Switched, but I can't wait! I am hearing the most amazing things about this series and can't wait to have Torn on my shelf as well. I love the covers! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  9. Wow, those look like great books! I so want to get the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking. I love the new covers. And another Torn book. This one sounds so good to me. I have Entangled by her and haven't read it yet. Witch in Winter also sounds fabulous. I love witches. I have since I read The Witch of Blackbird Pond. And Allegiance has been going around. I have to read Legacy, but I think I'm going to have to start this series. I didn't realize it was fantasy but I love the story line.

    I love all your books! Have fun reading!!


  10. Oh, I want to get my hands on Legend as well - I seem to have come late to the dystopian trend but having loved Under The Never Sky and The Hunger Games, I'm quickly catching up! :-)

  11. Fantastic Haul! I hope you enjoy all your books. Torn (Cat Clarke) looks amazing.

  12. Ack... Torn isn't out yet here although my bookstore claimed to have 24 copies in... couldn't find a single one! BOOOO! Hope you enjoy it!

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    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  13. I am anixous to hear what you think of A Witch in Winter.Its on my wishlist

  14. Oooh I really like that cover of Legend, I haven't seen that one before! Sooo many people are getting the Amanda Hocking books and I know I just HAVE to read them as well! Hopefully sometime soon :)

    Hope you enjoy everything you got in this week! You can check out my IMM for this week by clicking on the link below :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  15. Eep fantastic haul! Legend is a lot of fun. And I just read Torn (amanda hocking) and really enjoyed it. Fun sequel with a sexy new character! :D

    Xpresso Reads

  16. Ooo I've been looking for a book to read for the British Books Challenge and Torn and A Witch in Winter sound like great ones. :) Also, the version of Legend has an amazing cover!

    Allie @ Pages & Pomegranates


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