Saturday 21 November 2009

In My Mailbox (9)

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


Evermore by Alyson NöelEvermore by Alyson Nöel

Seventeen-year-old Ever is the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her entire family. Living with her aunt in Southern California, she's plagued by the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her, and haunted by the ghost of her little sister. She tries to tune everyone out, shunning her old lifestyle as the pretty, popular cheerleader, but somehow she can't hide from Damen, the new guy at school. Stunningly handsome, clever and not a little bit intimidating, there's something about him that doesn't quite add up. Ever realises he's hiding something, but nothing could prepare her for the truth - especially when the truth involves past lives, murderous enemies, everlasting love and the secret of eternal youth . . .

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth ChandlerKissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

Ivy and Tristan are meant to be together. Both stunningly attractive, brilliantly talented and very much in love, they think their happiness will last forever. When a terrible car accident shatters their world, killing Tristan and injuring Ivy, she must face life alone - or so she thinks. However, Tristan is watching over her as her guardian angel - so close she can feel his touch and hear his voice. And no one needs a guardian angel more than Ivy, because someone is trying to kill her. But if Tristan saves Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he'll have to leave her behind. Will saving Ivy mean losing her forever?

Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. AndersonFaery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson (Uncorrected proof bought from Oxfam Bookshop - this book is actually called Knife in the UK)

Forget everything you think you know about faeries. . . .

Creatures full of magic and whimsy?

Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore.

Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.

Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?

Talented newcomer R. J. Anderson creates an extraordinary new fantasy world and weaves a gripping tale of lost magic, high adventure, and surprising friendship in which the fate of an entire realm rests on the shoulders of one brave faery rebel.

The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family. . . .

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

Won from Becca Fitzpatrick:

Hush, Hush by Becca FitzpatrickHush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - signed.

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.

Obviously, I am a very happy girl! You get anything cool this week?


  1. Wow, great books! I've never heard of Kissed by an Angel before, but I really like the sound of it! Hope you enjoy your new books. :)

  2. Thank you! They all sound awesome, I'm looking forward to reading them all - bar Hush, Hush, which I've read already :)

  3. Hope you enjoy all those - I really liked Evermore and thought KBAA was okay! :)

  4. Awesome! I look forward to reading them! Cheers!

  5. I love Elizabeth Chandler but have yet to read KBAA--I just added it to my TBR list :D

  6. Great books this week! I loved Hush, Hush, hope you do to. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

  7. Andrea - Awesome! It's good to hear something positive about the author. I'm looking forward to reading KBAA.

    Casey - I've already read and reviewed Hush, Hush, it's awesome! Cheers!

  8. Great books. I like that cover of The Graveyard Books. Never seen it before.


  9. BTW I love you blog design - very pretty!

  10. Thank you! The Graveyard Book's cover is real cool, I like it a lot better than the US cover. Cheers about the comment on my blog design! Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates is where I got it from, they have so many awesome templates!
    Thanks for commenting!

  11. You had a great week!

    Evermore and Hush,Hush are on my TBR list too. I'm just finishing Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater and really loving it. Have you read it?

  12. I haven't read Ballad - because I haven't read Lament :( I never seem to see then when shopping, and I don't have a great deal of money right now to buy them online. I'll just have to wait.
    Hush, Hush is AMAZING! Evermore looks really good, I can't wait to read it! :)

  13. Congratulations on winning a copy of Hush, Hush, I hope you enjoy it!

  14. I want to read Fairy Rebels - that cover is so incredible!

  15. Emily - I've already read it, so I know it's amazing. But I will enjoy re-reading it! :) Thank you!

    Sheila - It is pretty gorgeous! The UK cover for Knife (UK title) isn't as detailed, but I think it looks so beautiful. All blue and glowy. :) I love it!

  16. OHH Evermore - LOVED that - as I did Beautiful Creatures, I hope you like them, enjoy your reading week!

  17. Thank you! I don't have Beautiful Creatures though, haha! :) I look forward to reading Evermore, and everything else! :)