Sunday 9 May 2010

In My Mailbox (32)

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

A few good ones this week:

For Review:

Numbers by Rachel WardNumbers by Rachel Ward

Since her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Jem has kept a secret. When her eyes meet someone else’s, a number pops into her head - the date on which they will die. Knowing that nothing lasts forever, Jem avoids relationships, but when she meets a boy called Spider, and they plan a day out together, her life takes a new twist and turn. Waiting for the London Eye, she sees everyone in the queue has the same number - something terrible is going to happen. From

Numbers 2: The Chaos by Rachel WardNumbers: The Chaos by Rachel Ward

Like his mother, Jem, when he looks in people's eyes, Adam can see the dates of their deaths. It's hard enough living with this terrible gift, but life is about to get tougher. Adam sees that everyone around him has the same date - January 2027. Something huge is going to happen. Something bad. But what is it? And what can he do about it? From Amazon UK

The Keeper's Daughter by Gill ArbuthnottThe Keeper's Daughter by Gill Arbuthnott

Ten years ago, Alaric, leader of the Shadowmen, killed many of the Keepers - the teachers and bearers of ancient knowledge threatening his barbaric rule. Now rebellion is flaring up in the Archipelago again and the Shadowmen are out hunting for Keepers once more. Fourteen-year-old, Nyssa, and her uncle, Marius, descendants of the Keepers, must flee, but there is a greater reason that Nyssa is in danger: on her skull is one half of a strange tattoo, three lines of writing in a strange unintelligible script, the Legeof the Keepers. Her search for the other half of the script begins, leading her down a dangerous path from which she may never return. From Amazon UK

Julie and Me and Michael Owen Makes Three by Alan GibbonsJulie and Me and Michael Owen Makes Three by Alan Gibbons - Sorry about the image size.

For Terry Payne, life is not much fun. His parents are splitting up, and he's fallen desperately in love with the gorgeous new girl at school, who doesn't even know he exists. To top it all off, his beloved football team - the mighty Man U - are on a losing streak. As Terry sees Man U lose to Liverpool, watches in horror as arch-rival and school golden boy showers the beautiful Julie with attention, and discovers the object of his affections is ... a Liverpool fan, he starts to think that things can't get much worse. After all, it's a close contest in Life versus Football - and there can only be one winner. Can't there? Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a touching story about the ups and downs of life, love, and more importantly, football, from award-winning author, Alan Gibbons. From Amazon UK

Out by Joanna KenrickOut by Joanna Kenrick

"I think I'm gay" are not the words a teenage girl wants to hear when she's about to confess to her best friend that she fancies him. But Natalie's got to disguise her own feelings for Will when he tells her his secret. Can she help him as he comes out to the rest of their class at school? A challenging drama. From

The Five Lords of Pain: The Lord of the Void by James Lovegrove - Image not available.

Tom Yamada must fight the demon Lords of Pain in a series of duels called the Contest - with the whole world at stake. Tom's survived his duel with the Lord of the Mountain. Now he must face the Lord of the Void - the king of darkness, with a heart as black as his armour. Will Tom manage to defeat this Lord? From

I also received a review copy of Swapped by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja, but I received my signed copy last week.

I'm a fairly happy girl! :)


  1. Cool books !!!
    "Out" looks great !


  2. Thanks! I've read Screwed by Joanna Kenrick before, and it was amazing, so I'm really looking forward to Out! :)

  3. The Keeper's Daughter looks interesting. Great books this week!

    Happy reading!

  4. I didn't realize Numbers has a sequel - cool!

  5. Numbers is brilliant and I'm reading The Keeper's Daughter at the moment and it's pretty good so far. Hope you enjoy them all!

  6. Hope you enjoy Numbers.. I really liked that one! :) Happy reading!

  7. TKD sounds pretty interesting, same with Out. Hope you enjoy them all :)

  8. Dazzling Mage - Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading The Keepers' Daughter, it looks really good!

    Lenore - Yup, I heard about it at the Chicken House birthday party earlier this year. I'm looking forward to reading both! :)

    Sophie - Thank you! I'm really looking forward to reading Numbers, it sounds so good! The Keepers' Daughter looks reall good, I'm looking forward to it! )

    Jenny - Thank you! I'm looking forward to Numbers, it sounds great!

    Lea - Thanks! Looking forward to both those books, they sound great!

  9. The Numbers books look really good - such an interesting premise. I'd not heard of The Keeper's Daughter but shall keep an eye out for it now as it looks pretty intriguing. Enjoy!

  10. Thanks! The Numbers books do look good, don't they? I'm excited to read them! I'm looking forward to The Keepers' Daughter, it sounds like a really intriguing fantasy! :)

  11. Nice selection Jo :o) I'm very curious about the Numbers books! Will keep an eye out for your reviews

  12. looking forward to hearing what you think of numbers/numbers 2! happy reading:)