Sunday, 21 November 2010

In My Mailbox (57)

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in my mailbox books

For review:

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent - Mira Ink
Wooo! UK edition! This book has such a pretty cover! I have already reviewed the US edition, but Rachel Vincent releases her debut YA novel in the UK next January (Soon-to-be UK 2011 Debut Reading Challengers, keep your eyes out for it)! I'm also excited about Mira Ink, Mira's new imprint for teenagers. I look forward to seeing what else they publish next year!

A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler - Orion
This one sounds intriguing! Sounds quite good, but maybe a little young? I'll see how it goes.

Ice Maiden by Sally Prue - OUP
This is the prequel to Cold Tom, but I've never read it. Fortunately it can be read as a stand alone. It's a very short book, which is quite good, because it's set around the second world war, and even though it includes fae, I'm not a big war fan. Hopefully it'll be the sort of book I'll enjoy.

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel - Random House UK
I have received an ARC of this book previously, but now I have a nice finished hardback copy! :)


Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
The ninth book! I am sooo excited! Once I'm done reading my current novel, this is next! I cannot get enough of this series! Love love love! :) And how GORGEOUS is the cover? Loooove!

Won from Gollancz Dark Fiction:

Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
This book sounds SO good! There is the slightest hint of Raine Benares from Lisa Shearin's series about the main character. A "Handler" sounds almost identical to a "Seeker". I am really excited to read this, a good ol' adult urban fantasy! Will be reviewed on Ink and Paper.

I'm pretty happy!


  1. Oh great! A year without autumn sounds interesting, need to check it:)Enjoy your new books!
    Here is my Mailbox

    And don't forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

  2. Emma - Thank you!

    Miss Page-Turner - Thank you! I am intrigued by A Year Without Autumn, but I'm not too sure, lol.

  3. These look great! Congrats on a another awesome mailbox! I'm starting some holiday reading with an old favorite

  4. You've had a great book week! The only one I've heard of is Ghost Town so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews of the others.

  5. I've just finished A Year Without Autumn and I loved it! It's full of suspense and I loved the characters. I'd say it was aimed at readers aged about 10+, I think.

    I hope you enjoy all your lovely books!

  6. awesome book week - a year without autumn reminds me of a another book (well the cover does) can't quite work out which one

  7. Julie Anne - Thank you!

    The Slowest Bookworm - Thanks! So excited for Ghost Town! It's going to be amazing!

    Luisa - Thanks, Luisa! It's good to know the age range! I might give it a go :) Cheers!

    Kirsty - Thank you! It reminds me a little of the UK cover for Viola in Real Life. :)

  8. Very nice book week Jo, have a few of the books on my TBR shelf and some of them on my read shelf too so know you are in for some good reads!

    My Books this week

    jackie >_<

  9. Ghost Town is SO good! I hope you love it asmuch as I did.

  10. They all look good but the one that intrigues me the most is Half Brother. I'll have to add that one to my wishlist. I love the Rachel Vincent series and plan to start My Soul to Steal as soon as I finish visiting blogs. My YA mailbox is here. Happy reading!

  11. Jackie - Thank you! It's always great to hear good reading will be had :0

    Sophie - I'm positive I will. Rachal Caine is just GENIUS! :)

    Kathy - I've heard good things about Half Brother, but I have to say it doesn't really appeal to me. I'll just have to give it a go I guess. I have the third Soul Screamers waiting for me to read - can't remember which one it is, the titles get a little confusing, lol. Thank you!

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  13. Love some of the books you got this week. YAY for you! Here's my mailbox this week

  14. The Bookish Snob - Thank you! :)

  15. Looks like you've got some great books to indulge in!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My IMM this week

    Dont miss my new meme!

  16. That cover of My Soul to Take is pure awesomeness! I love it so much more than the US one (which I really don't like).

  17. Zakiya - Thank you!

    Kay - I knooow, I love it! So gorgeous! I prefer the UK covers so much more to the US covers. Pretty pretty! Helps that the book is good too! Lol.