Sunday 31 January 2010

In My Mailbox (18)

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I received a few this week!

For Review:

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine JinksThe Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

The trouble with being a vampire is...You can't get a decent haircut. You live on guinea-pig blood. And even worse, most of the world's population wants to kill you for no good reason. Nina Harrison became a vampire in 1973, when she was fifteen. Since then, life's been one big drag - mostly because she spends all her time with a bunch of vampires, in a vampire therapy group. Then one of them gets staked by an anonymous vampire slayer, and things become even worse: while tracking down the culprit, Nina and her fellow vampires end up in the middle of an illegal werewolf-fighting racket, and find themselves the target of some genuine villains who'll stop at nothing to get their werewolf back. From Amazon UK

Strange Angels by Lili St. CrowStrange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson: Night Hunter. Knife Wielder. Heart Breaker. Dru can sense evil, which helps when she and her Dad are tracking down ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional reanimated corpse. It's a dangerous life, but it's the only one she knows. Then Dru's dad turns up dead and she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a deadly game where every move she makes could be her last. Dru is more special than she realizes - and whatever killed her dad could be coming for her next. Can Dru stay alive long enough to fall for one - or both - of the guys hungry for her affections? Find out in the heart-stopping first book in a thrilling series. From Amazon UK

Betrayals by Lili St. CrowBetrayals by Lili St. Crow

The second novel in the Strange Angels series picks up with Dru neatly tucked away in a Schola that's more like a prison than a secret training facility. Except for one tiny detail ...she's the only girl in the place and is totally surrounded by tons of cute boys. But a traitor in the Order wants Dru dead and she can't trust anyone except for Graves. Too bad he's being kept busy with a new crew of wulfen teens and doesn't have time for her. As she learns the truth about who she can and can't trust, Dru's only hope may be to save herself - although the one gift that makes her special is draining away, and she doesn't know how to get it back. Will Dru survive long enough to find out who is really after her? Or is she destined for the same fate as her murdered parents? Lili's characters come alive on the page in a way that's visually stunning and she creates the same terrific pace, danger and teen romance as in Strange Angels. From Amazon UK

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee StoneA Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Josie, Nicolette and Aviva are three very different girls who all meet the same bad boy with an irresistible knack for getting into their blood and under their skin. Each is sure that she can keep a cool head about him, but how much are they really in control? A critical and word-of-mouth success in the US, this is a compulsive read that opens up the questions about love and sex that every girl needs to know.

Already reviewed this book however, here, for Sex in Teen Lit Month.

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida CowellHow to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell - Image is actually a movie poster, I can’t find the cover, but this is very similar.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet... It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero. From Amazon UK

Happy girl am I! Check out Ink and Paper for more books I received this week.


  1. Ooh, cool week! Hope you enjoy the Quercus books. I got How to Train Your Dragon too - I'm almost finished and I love it. It's so funny!

    Happy reading!

  2. Ah, lovely Quercus books! I hope you enjoy them! (You can never have too many copies of the fabulous A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl!)

  3. The Reformed Vampire Support Group sounds like a fun read! I've got Angels & Betrayals on my TBR pile & am looking forward to reading them. Hope you have a good reading week :o)

  4. I almost bought strange angels this week, but decided to go with buying Incarceron instead haha I need to stop buying more books until I finish what I have :)

  5. wOW.... Lili St. Crow is one my TBR!!=) Enjoy!!

  6. Lots of great books! "A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl" sounds like a great book!

  7. Great books you got this week. They all look amazing. I hope you enjoy reading them all.

  8. Jenny - Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading them! Not sure if How To Train Your Dragon looks a little young though? We'll see.

    Luisa - Haha, I don't have more than one copy; I borrowed it from the library the first time round :)

    Sarah - Thank you! I;m looking forward to reading them, they sound great!

    Melissa - Oh I so know what you mean! I bought another two this week (adult books), and my TBR pile is just mad. Too many, but I can't help it!

    Chastity - Thank you! I'm looking forward to both Strange Angels and Betrayals, they both look so good!

    Kirthi - Thank you! A Bad Boy.. is a great book! I loved it!

    Rebecca - Thank you! I'm sure I'll enjoy most of them!

  9. ooh I really fancy The Reformed Vampire Support Group and I really love the series by Lili St Crow! Hope you enjoy them:)

  10. These look great! I have the Lili St. Crow books but haven't read them yet. I hope you enjoy all of the books that you received this week! :)

  11. I really like the title The Reformed Vampire Support Group. I hope you enjoy all your books!

  12. Thank you, all! I'm really looking forward to reading them!

  13. lol The Reformed Vampire Support Group sounds good :D Happy Reading!

  14. The REformed Vampire Support Group is pretty cool and wasn't the How to Train Your Dragon package cool?!

  15. Brooke - Thank you! I look forward to reading it!

    Sophie - Oh, awesome, thank you; it's great to here praise for a book you're about to read! :) It was pretty cool, though I think I would have preferred a simple press release as well. There's some info I want straight away, and it was hard to find it in the booklet.

  16. OH! Strange Angels and Betrayals! ME LOVES THEM! Enjoy!

  17. Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading them! :)

  18. Wow ~ you have some really interesting books. I've added some titles to pick up and read. Thanks for the heads up. Happy Reading!

  19. Oh, you're welcome! I hope you enjoy them when you read them! :) Cheers!