Saturday 24 October 2009

In My Mailbox (5)

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

Not many, but great ones!

For Review:

 Ice by Sarah Beth Durst Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

When Cassie was little her grandmother would tell her stories about the Arctic...stories about snow and ice, about a beautiful castle made of ice, and about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Cassie is older now and has no time for fairytales and talking animals, or lies about her dead mother. Living with her father at the Arctic research centre, she is determined to become a leading scientist and researcher. But when Cassie comes face to face with a mysterious polar bear, one that defies all scientific fact or knowledge, she begins realise that the fairytales could actually be true. Armed with the knowledge that her mother might be alive, Cassie makes a deal with the Polar Bear King, and embarks on a dangerous journey against time to save her. But her agreement with the Polar Bear King comes with consequences she never bargained for, and before her journey's end Cassie will discover the true meaning of love and family, and loss. A compelling romantic fantasy set in the beautiful frozen Arctic.
 Wake by Lisa McMann Wake by Lisa McMann

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams at any given moment is getting tired. Especially the falling dreams, and the standing-in-front-of-the-class-naked ones. But then there are the nightmares, the ones that chill her to the the one where she is in a strange a dirty kitchen...and a sinister monster that edges ever closer. This is the nightmare that she keeps falling into, the one where, for the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant...

Bought from my Oxfam Bookshop:

 Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl - I have a slightly different cover

Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest three farmers you could meet. They are determined to get Mr Fox - but he has other plans!

I am so HAPPY! I have been looking for Fantastic Mr Fox for AGES! I loved it when I was at primary school! And I'm looking to reading the other two!

What did you get this week?


  1. *Envious*!! I absolutely need to read Wake and Ice. Plus, the cover of Ice is one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. Love it.

  2. Cool week! I got those two as well - Wake is brilliant, and I'm looking forward to reading Ice! Happy reading, Jo!

  3. Wake is Fab and Ice looks delish!!


  4. Lauren - Ice's cover is pretty beautiful, but I have seen more striking covers. They both sound awesome, I'm so looking forward to reading them!

    Jenny - Cheers! I'm looking forward to reading them both!

    Carla - Thank you! :)

  5. I love Roald Dahl! Ice sounds really good, and I've heard good things about Wake.

  6. So do I! He is awesome! And my memories of Fantastic Mr Fox make me excited, haha! I'm looking forward to reading all my books! :) Thank you for commenting!

  7. You had a good week. ICE is fantastic good and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  8. Thank you, Nancy! I'm looking forward to reading it!

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

  10. Thank you! They should be good!

  11. Great mailbox! Ice looks fantastic, and I love Roald Dahl! Brings back good memories. Enjoy!

  12. Ice and Wake both look excellent, I've seen them on a lot of IMM posts this week. Enjoy your books!

    What Book is That?

  13. Alexia - Thank you! I am so looking forward to Ice! Roald Dahl is a genius! :)

    Emily - Thank you! They should be awesome! Thanks for commenting!

  14. Yay "Ice" and "Wake" -- both are very good reads. I hope you enjoy them. :D

    Happy reading!

  15. Cheers, Katie! I've almost finished Ice, and I love it!