Saturday 20 March 2010

In My Mailbox (25)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. Check out her awesome YA reviews.

AWESOME week! I got a fair few books I've been dying to read!

For Review:

Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins - I finally have it! And a mockingjay badge! Scholastic are lovely!

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. From Amazon US

Malice by Chris WoodingMalice by Chris Wooding - The title and character on cover are molded 3D plastic! So cool!

Everyone's heard of it, but nobody's read it... Seth and Kady have heard all the stories about MALICE - a secret comic about a strange and awful world full of traps and tricks, overseen by a sinister master of ceremonies, Tall Jake. But if rumours are to be believed, the children in this comic are real... From Amazon UK

Havoc by Chris WoodingHavoc by Chris Wooding - Sorry about the image size

Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comicbook world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She's trying to reach Havoc, a group of rebel kids plotting to destroy Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice. From Amazon UK

Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterShiver by Maggie Stiefvater - You have NO idea how big my grin was when I saw this! I had no idea it was coming, and I've been so excited to read it!

Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Every winter, she watches him but every summer, he disappears. Sam leads two lives. In winter he stays in the frozen woods, with the protection of the pack.n summer, he has a few precious months to be human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace and Sam finally meet they realize they can't bear to be apart. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, for ever From Amazon UK

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy BlundellWhat I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell - I mentioned this in On My Wishlist last week, so I'm so glad to have received it! (Sorry about image size)

Summer's ending, Evie's stepfather is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is tired of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears; a handsome ex-GI who served with Evie's stepfather. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with him - but he has dark secrets, and a strange control over her parents. From Amazon UK

Fever Crumb by Philip ReeveFever Crumb by Philip Reeve

The author of the best-selling and critically beloved Mortal Engines quartet has written a stunning prequel. Fever Crumb is set a generation before the events of Mortal Engines, when cities are just beginning to devour each other. Is the mystery of Fever, adoped daughter of Dr Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London? From Amazon UK

A Web of Air by Philip Reeve

Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary craer city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. From Amazon UK

Almost True by Keren DavidAlmost True by Keren David - I'm pretty sure you must have heard my squeal when I saw I had been sent a copy of ALmost True! Can't wait to read it! AND, when looking up the summary below on Amazon, I noticed I've been quoted for "praid for When I Was Joe"! How AWESOME! Sorry, but I'm excited! :D

Ruthless killers are still hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a bullet meant for Ty prove that he s not safe yet. On the road again, Ty s in hiding with complete strangers... who seem to know a lot about him. Meanwhile he s desperate to see his girlfriend Claire, and terrified that she may betray him. Ty can t trust his own judgement and he s making dangerous decisions that could deliver him straight to the gangsters. A thrilling sequel to When I Was Joe, shot through with drama and suspense. From Amazon UK

Extras by Scott Westerfeld (cover not yet available) - At the end of Specials, the conclusion to the Uglies trilogy, things in Tally's futuristic world had stabilised. The walls between the social classes - the uglies, pretties and specials - had been torn down. So Tally took off to live on her own in the wild. Fast forward...Tally discovers another brand new world. In Extras, it's all about who you know, and how much you have. It's just like LA. Only Paris and Nicole are way dead... From Amazon UK

Gifted – From Carla of The Crooked Shelf:

The Naughty List by Suzanne YoungThe Naughty List by Suzanne Young

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!

When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?
From Amazon US

Along with the book came some Sea by Heidi Kling bookmarks, one of which is signed, and a 2k10 authors bookmark and postcard! Cheers Carla!

So I'm a happy girl! :)


  1. Catching Fire and Shiver are amazing! I really want to read The Naughty List and What I Saw and How I Lied :) Enjoy!

  2. Yay for Almost True! I am so excited to start reading it. You have some really unusual books this week. Enjoy!

  3. Catching Fire and Shiver are both incredibly awesome, I kind of wish I hadn't read them so I could read them for the first time again. If that makes any sense whatsoever.

    I'll look forward to your review of Almost True, I'm curious about that one.

  4. Maria - I am so looking forward to reading Catching Fire and Shiver! They sound SO good! The Naughty List and What I Saw both sound great too! I'm in for a lot of cool reading, methinks! :)

    Becky - Cheers! Ohh, I know, I am soo excited about Almost True! It's going to be amazing!

    Lauren - It does make sense, I know exactly what you mean! And your comment makes me even more eager to read them! Oooh, the excitement! I'm really looking forward to reading Almost True, I loved When I Was Joe! :)

  5. What a great group of books! Shiver and Catching Fire were wonderful. I like the cover of Malice but it is not designed to be a Library book. I have already had to replace one copy because the cover was damaged. Cool idea but ...

    You convinced me. I have heard so much about When I Was Joe (mainly from you) that I decided to visit The Book Depository today and order myself a copy. Mine is now on the way.

    Happy reading!

  6. Catching Fire is GREAT :D have fun reading it :)

  7. Another varied collection here - always, always so wonderful. Happy reading!

  8. Shiver and Catching Fire are awesome books. I love love love them! And I really want to read The Naughty List and Extras!

  9. What an amazing (and diverse!) selection of books! Fantastic. I'm dying to read Almost True - not sure how I'm going to hold out until September. Lucky you! And I've seen the cover of Malice in the shops - it's great, and I pick it up every time I see it!

  10. Kathy - Oh, that's a shame, that the Malice cover has been damaged. I do think it looks really cool, though. It has no problems on my bookshelf, but I guess I may have more respect for my books than other people do. SO looking forward to Catching Fire and Shiver, they sound amazing!
    Oh, that's just brilliant! I so hope you enjoy When I Was Joe, it's a brilliant book! :D

    Tumble - Thank you! I'm really looking forward to it! :)

    Dwayne - Thank you! I know, I'm pretty lucky with the books that come my way! I'm looking forward to reading them! :)

    Bookaholic - Oh, the more people tell me Catching Fire and Shiver are awesome, the more I want to read them! I am so excited! The Naughty List looks great, but I have the whole Uglies series to read before I get to Extras. Looking forward to them al! :)

    Luisa - I know, I'm incredibly lucky! :) I'm really looking forward to reading Almost True, it's going to be awesome! I love the cover of Malice, it's just so cool! I kept running my hands over it before I put it on my bookshelf :)

  11. Catching Fire! Yay! It's amazing. And hope you enjoy Almost True - will be interested to hear what people think :)

  12. Thank you! I'm excited to read both! :)

  13. You never read Catching Fire or Shiver?? Oh my GOD I am so truly jealous, because you get to experience them for the first time, and I wish I could too!!!

    Shiver is one of my all time favourites and Maggie's writing is something that makes me so incredibly happy. I hope you love it as much as I did. It is the inspiration behind my username, I love it so so much!!

    Your very welcome for the swag, hope you enjoy all these amazing books

  14. Yay for Shiver!! I'm sure you'll love that one :o) Can't wait to read your review!! I really should get around to reading the Hunger Games series (I've not read any of them yet - shocking I know LOL).

    Great selection this week Jo - I hope you enjoy them all :o)

  15. I haven't read Shiver yet either, even though it is sitting on my shelf. I didn't feel that Catching Fire quite lived up to The Hunger Games but it was very good as well. A Mockingjay pin sounds cool, you have to show us, Jo!

    I want my hands on The Naughty List as well =)

    Enjoy your new books!

  16. Carla - I know, I know, I'm real late, but I'm so excited I have them now! Can't wait to read them!
    Thank you! Looking forward to The Naughty List and I love the swag! :)

    Sarah - Cheers! I am so looking forward to Shiver and Catching Fire, they sound so good! The Hunger Games is awesome! I hope you read it soon, it's brilliant!

    Ladybug - Thanks! Oooh, good to know I'm not completely behind with Shiver! I'm still looking forward Catching Fire despite you not thinking it lived up to The Hunger Games, it just sounds so good! The Naughty List sounds brilliant! Can't wait to read it!
    Ahh, the badge, perhaps I'll show it in my next IMM. :)

  17. Lots of nice books on your list Jo! Catching Fire is my favorite book of 2009 and Shiver was a beautiful story. The good thing about reading Catching Fire now is that you don't have to wait as long to find out what happens next in Mockingjay. The Naughty List looks like a nice fun light read to balance out the action books. I haven't read the Philip Reeve books you have there but I did enjoy his Hear Lies Arthur about King Arthur. He is such a good author. Maybe I will have to check out his fantasty books too.

    I hope you enjoy all your great books!

  18. Thank you! Oh, I'm loving all the praise for Shiver and Catching Fire! :) The Naughty List looks awesome, and I've never read anything by Philip Reeve before, but these books sound pretty good!

  19. I really liked Shiver. I must be the only one who hasn't yet read The Hunger Games (sshh)!

  20. Not the only one! :) I'm looking forward to both Shiver and Catching Fire!

  21. Fantastic books. I'm yet to read Shiver too and the Naughty List is really good :)

  22. Thanks! Oooh, glad I'm not the only one to have not read Shiver yet! :) The Naughty List sounds awesome! I'm looking forward to reading it.

  23. Catching Fire and Shiver in the same week?! Came it get any better? (No, it can't.)

  24. Haha! I know! I am so chuffed! I can't wait to read them! :)

  25. I read "What I saw and how I lied" this week and was a bit disappointed, hopefully you will enjoy it more than I did! "The hunger games" was incredible of course! What a great book!

  26. Oooh! So Catching Fire is suppose to be pretty good...I've seen MALICE and the cover definitely caught my eye....didn't know about HAVOC....and haven't read EXTRAS, but I did read the others in the Ugly series and would anticipate a fun read. Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

  27. Thank you! I am so excited for Catching Fire!:D I love the Malice cover, looking forward to reading it and Havoc. Awesome! I haven't yet read the Uglies series, but I'm looking forward to them.

  28. Oohhhhh, I'm jealous! I want a mockingjay!!!

  29. Haha! Is is pretty awesome! Which reminds me, I need to take a photo!