Friday 16 April 2010

In My Mailbox (29)

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A fair few books this week!

For review:

Wasted by Nicola MorganWasted by Nicola Morgan

Jack worships luck and decides his actions by the flip of a coin. No risk is too great if the coin demands it. Luck brings him Jess, a beautiful singer who will change his life. But Jack’s luck is running out, and soon the stakes are high. As chance and choice unravel, the risks of Jack’s game become terrifyingly clear. An evening of heady recklessness, and suddenly a life hangs in the balance, decided by the toss of a coin. In the end, it is the reader who must choose whether to spin that coin and determine: life or death. From Amazon UK

The Glass Demon by Helen GrantThe Glass Demon by Helen Grant

The first death: Seventeen-year-old Lin Fox finds a body in an orchard. As she backs away in horror, she steps on broken glass. The second death: Then blood appears on her doorstep – blood, and broken glass.The third death: Something terrible is found in the cemetery. Shards of broken glass lie by a grave.Who will be next? As the attacks become more sinister, Lin doesn’t know who to trust. She’s getting closer to the truth behind these chilling discoveries, but with each move the danger deepens. Because someone wants Lin gone – and won’t give up until he’s got rid of her and her family. Forever. From Amazon UK

Unhooking the Moon by Gregory HughesUnhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes

Meet the Rat: A dancing, football-playing gangster-baiting ten-year-old. When she foresaw her father's death, she picked up her football and decided to head for New York. Meet her older brother Bob: Protector of the Rat, but more often her follower, he is determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for them both. On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and through the exciting streets of New York, Bob and the Rat make friends with a hilarious con man and a famous rap star, and escape numerous dangers. But is their Uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he something more sinister, true? And will they ever find him? Hughes has created a funny, warm, unique world that lives and breathes. Like I Capture the Castle, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Curious Incident, Hughes' story and characters will resonate for many and for years to come. From Amazon UK


Twilight: The Graphic Novel - Vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer by and Young KimTwilight: The Graphic Novel - Vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer by and Young Kim

Pretty self explanitory!


Threads by Sophia BennettThreads by Sophia Bennett

Fashion fairy tales really can happen. Nonie, Edie and Jenny are best friends with very individual tastes. Nonie's a real trend setter and her passion is fashion. Humanitarian Edie is on a mission to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster. But when these three friends meet a young African refugee called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they discover a common passion and somehow find a way to make all of their dreams come true. From Amazon UK

So I'm a pretty happy girl! Check out Ink and Paper for more books received this week.


  1. The Glass Demon looks good! I'll keep an eye out for your review :o)

  2. Like Sarah, I'm loving the sound of The Glass Demon. It sounds menacing and intriguing and I totally dig the cover.

  3. Sarah - It does look good, doesn't it? Thank you! :D I hope I end up writing a good review for you! :)

    Lauren - It does sound really good! I'm looking forward to reading it, and the cover is awesome!

  4. Oooh! This is the second site I've seen meantion of THE GLASS DEMON and UNHOOKING THE MOON...both are definitely making me antsy to add them to my seek out list! Some really great titles in here this week...happy reading!

  5. Thank you! I'm looking forward to both of them, too! They sound so good! :)

  6. I've got Wasted, it looks really good! And I'm another who loves the sound of The Glass Demon. I had it as my WoW a couple of weeks ago so will watch out for your review!

  7. I hope I end up writing a positive review of The Glass Demon for you! :) I am so looking forward to Wasted, it sounds great!

  8. All of your books look really good, especially Threads and The Glass Demon. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

  9. Thank you! I'm looking forward to them all! :)