Saturday 17 October 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

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For Review:

 Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

 The Hollow by Jessica Verday The Hollow by Jessica Verday

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her - one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Bought from my Oxfam Bookshop:

Guitar Girl by Sarra ManningGuitar Girl by Sarra Manning

Seventeen-year-old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Molly's band, The Hormones, was just supposed to be about mucking around with her best mates, Jane and Tara, and having fun. But when the deliciously dangerous Dean and his friend T join the band, things start happening fast. Soon The Hormones are front-page news, and their debut album is rocketing up the charts. Molly is the force behind the band, but the hazards of fame, first love, screaming fans, and sleazy managers are forcing the newly crowned teen queen of grrl angst close to the edge. Fame never comes for free, and Molly's about to find out what it costs.

Junk by Melvin BurgessJunk by Melvin Burgess

Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down-not to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally, you have to come down.

The Lovely Bones by ALice SeboldThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

I'm pretty happy! Check out Ink and Paper for other books received this week.

What did you get this week?


  1. Wow, you have some great books there! I can't wait to hear what you think of Guitar Girl - I love Sarra Manning's books. I've read Junk and The Lovely Bones too, so I can join in with the comments when you review those! Your Oxfam shop has excellent stock.

  2. We do have some really awesome books at Oxfam, and I feel lucky to find them when I'm there. I'm forever making my manager laugh when I squeal whenever I find a really good book. I'm looking forward to these books, especially Junk. I loved Melvin Burgess' Doing It, so I can't wait to read Junk!

  3. I really liked The Lovely Bones, it's a great book. I'm interested to read The Hollow because it's getting such mixed reviews, so I'll look forward to hearing what you think of it.

  4. I'm looking forward to The Lovely Bones, it looks really good! I'm reading The Hollow now, and I want to get it finished tonight, because I'm not really enjoying it so far, which will be explained in the review. I'm hoping it picks up.

  5. Cheers! I look forward to reading them!

  6. Hush Hush was really good ! the second one you bought there The Hollow seems like something I want to look into now too

  7. Great reads! I am really looking forward to getting a copy of this book!

  8. 9 and a Bookshelf - I LOVED Hush, Hush, it was amazing! I'm over half way through The Hollow, and I don't think I'm liking it.

    Sheila - Thank you! Which book is that?

  9. Great books you got this week. I love that cover of The Hollow it's really nice. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  10. Thank you! The Hollow cover is gorgeous! I'm hoping to enjoy my books :)

  11. Awesome books this week. Enjoy

  12. tons of great books for you this week...enjoy

  13. cool very excited to read all those books!!!

  14. I've read Hush, Hush already, it's pretty awesome! :) Didn't like The Hollow though.