Friday, 18 June 2010

In My Mailbox (38)

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

I few good ones this week!

For Review:
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Séance for a Vampire by Fred SaberhagenThe Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Séance for a Vampire by Fred Saberhagen - will be guest reviewed by my cousin.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes' career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the "Further Adventures" series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the world's greatest detective. When two suspect psychics offer Ambrose Altamont and his wife the opportunity to contact their recently deceased daughter, the wealthy British aristocrat wastes no time in hiring Sherlock Holmes to expose their hoax. He arranges for the celebrated detective and Dr Watson to attend the family's next seance, confident in Holmes' rationalist outlook on the situation. But what starts as cruel mockery becomes deadly reality when young, beautiful Louisa Altamont appears to her parents in the flesh as one of the nosferatu - a vampire! The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead, Sherlock Holmes missing and Dr Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help - Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula. Alternately narrated by Watson and the charismatic Dracula himself, Seance for a Vampire demonstrates that heroes are sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Saberhagen has recast Bram Stoker's paragon of evil into a noble, witty and chillingly powerful character. From Amazon UK
Gifts for BI&SP Month:
Queen of Teen AnthologyQueen of Teen Anthology - From Luisa Plaja.

Meg Cabot • Cathy Cassidy • Lisa Clark • Cathy Hopkins • Sarra Manning • Karen McCombie • Joanna Nadin • Louise Rennison • Jacqueline Wilson

Nine stories by top authors, in aid of the charity Kids Company. Discover nine fabulous short stories from the finalists of the Queen of Teen Award, selected by their readers and their fans. It’s an irresistible chance to read something new by these alltime favourite authors – or discover an amazing writer you’ve
been missing up to now!

All the stories focus on the realities of being a teenager and gaining independence.
From PiccadillyPress.co.uk



Everything Beautiful by Simmone HowellEverything Beautiful by Simmone Howell - Backlist novel from Bloomsbury Publishing.

When Riley's Dad gets a new girlfriend, life turns upside down for Riley. She doesn't like Norma and Norma doesn't like her. But it is not until Riley finds herself shipped off to 'camp' that she realises just how bad things have become. Determined to continue on her path of bad behaviour and general obnoxiousness, Riley Rose is sure that she can turn this 'spiritual camp' upside down. And when she meets Dylan Luck, recent paraplegic, she thinks she has found a fellow troublemaker. What follows is a very surprising week for Riley. Truths are told and secrets revealed, and sex, cigarettes and booze prove to be a potent cocktail, but in the end Riley has learnt quite a lot about herself, Dylan and exactly why she appeared hell-bent on self-destruction. From Amazon UK


So yup, happy girl! :D

25 comments:

  1. Everything Beautiful is fantastic and the Queen of Teen anthology looks fun. Hope you enjoy them!

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  2. Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading them both! They sound awesome!

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  3. Sherlock Holmes is also pulled into the paranormal genre... I don't know what to expect. Really want to know what you think of it after reading!

    Enjoy. =)

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  4. I know! Quicky, huh? I have no idea what to expect either. I'm really hoping my cousin likes it! :)

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  5. Everything looks beautiful sounds good but the cover is freaky. Her arms must be so long to hug that tree plus look at how long her fingers are CREEPY

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  6. O unless the tree has arms? LOL

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  7. Everything Beautiful does sound goof, I'm looking forward to it! I think it's just a small tree, lol. I think it's do-able without having long arms, lol. I don't think her fingers are that long, just slim. She has hands like mine.

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  8. Nice week! Everything Beautiful is a great book, and I need to read the QoT anthology one day. I'm also getting a copy of the Sherlock Holmes book... looking forward to it!

    Enjoy!

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  9. I love Everything Beautiful, I re-read it last week (for BI&SP month of course) and was gripped as much as the first time! I've seen the tree-on-the-cover debate on a couple of blogs now! Hahaha!

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  10. Everything Beautiful looks really interesting - will have to add it to my wish list!

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  11. Very nice books! The Sherlock Holmes one looks interesting. Happy reading.

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  12. Everything Beautiful sounds really interesting! Enjoy :)

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  13. Awesome books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  14. Looks like a great week: I enjoyed EverythingBeautiful. Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

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  15. Jenny - I'm really looking forward to reading Everything Beautiful! It sounds so good! I'm also looking forward to the QoT anthology, and hearing what my cousin thinks of Sherlock Holmes!

    Julianne - Ohh, great to hear! I'm so excited to read it, I'm picking it up next! It's going to be awesome, I just know it!

    Splendibird - I'm really looking forward to reading it! It sounds so good!

    Kathy - Thank you! I really hope my cousin enjoys the Sherlock Holmes novel.

    Allison - Thank you! I'm really looking forward to it!

    Rebecca - Thank you! :)

    Brandi - Oh, that's good to hear! I'm looking forward to reading Everything Beautiful!

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  16. Awesome books! They all look great...The Queen of Teen anthology looks cute, I'll have to check it out

    Happy reading :)

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  17. Thank you! I just read one of the stories in the QoT anthology, and it's really awesome!

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  18. Awesome books this week! Happy reading :)

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  19. Everything Beautiful is on my 'research' pile - so I'll be looking out for your review! :-) I love quite a few of Meg Cabot's teen books, but I'm not that into novellas... Mind you if it's a Mediator story I might make an exception. (I'm off to google it now! Doh!) Enjoy your reads! xx

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  20. Nice post... Those books look very interesting! I'm reading a book about Sherlock Holmes right now, and that one looks even better! :) Everything Beautiful looks good too.

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  21. The Book Hour - Thank you! You will find my review of Everything Beautiful in July as part of Body Image & Self-Perception Month. I'ts pretty good so far! The QoT Anthology seems pretty cool, I really liked the Sarra Manning story!

    Callista - Thank you so much! I'll check it out now :)

    Becky - Thank you! I'm really hoping my cousin will enjoy the Sherlock Holmes book, she's mad on the originals! And Everything BEautiful is really good so far! :)

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  22. Nice mailbox! That Sherlock Holmes one definitely caught my eye...not exactly what I would have pictured for the pipe smoking mystery solving man, but hey...new views are the way to go in literature it seems. Happy reading!

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  23. Thank you! I know, the Sherlock Holmes one is a little odd sounding, but hopefully it'll be a great read! :)

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