Saturday 12 September 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

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

Won from Jenny of Wondrous Reads:

Ember Fury by Cathy BrettEmber Fury by Cathy Brett (Also got sent a second copy from Luisa Plaja, which was lovely! Thank you!)

Pyromania: A mental derangement, excitement or excessive enthusiasm for fire.
Having celebrity parents isn’t as hot as it sounds. Yes, there’s money to burn, fame and some totally smoking guys...But when your dad’s more interested in blazing a trail to the top of the charts than why you got kicked out of school, again, it can make you seriously angry. And if there’s one thing Ember knows, it’s that the smallest spark of anger can ignite a whole heap of trouble...

For Review:

Split by a Kiss by Luisa PlajaSplit by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja

Jo has just moved to America with her mum. She's always been a fairly average girl - not a nerd but certainly never one of the popular kids. But on her first day in her new school, she seems to be adopted by the It girls - and is invited to one of their parties. There, she meets Jake Matthews, officially the hottest boy in school, and when they begin to play the kissing-in-the-closet game, Seven Minutes in Heaven, amazingly Jake picks Jo join him in the closet! She can't believe her luck. But the reality of being kissed and groped by Jake is not quite as great as the fantasy...Jo has a choice to make: should she carry on, kiss Jake and secure her position in the It crowd - or should she tell him where to get off and risk relegation back to the land of the ordinary ...? At this moment - Jo splits. She's Josie the Cool - girlfriend of Jake, member of the It crowd. She's also Jo the Nerd - rejected by the It crowd, single ...Will her two halves ever come back together again?


Swoon by Nina MalkinAn ARC of Swoon by Nina Malkin, bought at my Oxfam shop.

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.
Not much, but I'm happy!

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  1. All these sound really good! I can't believe your Oxfam sells ARCs. How lucky.

  2. Thanks! I know! I was lucky to find it! :D

  3. Welcome to IMM!

    Love your blog name. And great books this week.

    Happy reading!

  4. Thanks! :) Though I'm not entirely new to IMM - I've done it for 22 weeks now on my other blog. As I've recently started this one, I thought I'd do IMM for this blog too :)
    Thanks, I'm glad you like my blog name! :)

  5. Spoon sounds very good! I have to read that someday. Have fun reading the books you got! :)

  6. Thank you! And incase you actually go looking for the book, it's Swoon not Spoon! :)