Saturday, 9 April 2011

In My Mailbox (74)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. Check out her awesome YA reviews. All links go to Goodreads.

I was attempting to do a vlog this week, but due to having a lot of books, and feeling nervous, it didn't really work out. So you get it the normal way. As there are so many books this week, I won't be commenting on them all, just the ones I feel it necessary to comment on. Enjoy!

in my mailbox books

For review:

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck - Hodder & Stoughton

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson - Hodder Children's Books
Came with this really cool cup! You can see the image because of the flash, but it's actually much darker in real life, almost invisible. It's supposed to reveal when the cup heats up :)

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The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa - Mira Ink

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare - Walker


And By the Way... by Denise Deegan from Keris Stainton
Lovely author Keris lent me this to read for Death & Bereavement Month because she is extremely lovely!


Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Started watching the TV programme we taped around Christmas, and I'm really enjoying it! A mate of mine says the book is really good, so I bought it. May or may not review. If I do... god knows where I'll put it. Probably on Ink and Paper.

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Con & Conjure by Lisa Shearin
Received from the author as I named the book. Read my post here to see all the photos - signed page, praise page, acknowledgments page. Will be reviewed on Ink and Paper.

Yesterday I finished a week's work experience at Hodder & Stoughton. The next lot of gifted books came from them, because they are awesome. Quite a lot of them aren't the usual type of book you see me review. May or may not review them. If so, they'll probably be on Ink and Paper.

The Other Hand by Chris Reave - Flipback - Hodder & Stoughton

This book is pretty special. Why? Because it's tiny, uses Bible paper, and reads top to bottom rather than left to right, as you can see in the photo below. Pretty nifty, huh? Pretty handy on the tube/train if you're not of a fan of eReaders!

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One Day by David Nichols - Hodder & Stoughton

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier - Hodder & Stoughton

The Tree of Seasons by Stephen Gately - Hodder & Stoughton

Sing You Home by Jodie Picoult - Hodder & Stoughton
This one is actually a gift for my Mum from the publishers, because I said she was a big fan. How cool are they?

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The following books come from Carolyn at Book Chick City. Last year I won the August Prize Pack for Carolyn's Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and they arrived today! :) All books are by Lori Handeland. I have only read the blurb of the first book so as not to spoil myself, and it looks like they're paranormal romances. That, along with the covers, makes me think there will be a lot of "adult" scenes. I'm not a huge fan of too many adult scenes, I'm more interested in the story, so I'm a little worried, but I'll give them a go. Has anyone else read these books. Are they chock full of adult scenes? These will be reviewed on Ink and Paper.

Blue Moon
Hunter's Moon
Dark Moon
Crescent Moon
Midnight Moon
Rising Moon
Hidden Moon
Thunder Moon

So a MASSIVE amount of books this week! It's awesome, but I'm feeling overwhelmed! Lol.


  1. Oooh, that Ultraviolet mug looks awesome! And so does the book..hehe :)

    Enjoy Jo! x

  2. That is a very cool mug. And I love the tiny edition of The Other Hand - I have the standard paperback edition, but haven't read it yet. Met the author, Chris Cleave, at a conference in 2009, he's a great guy, really down-to-earth. I didn't like his first novel, Incediary, but I've heard a lot of good things about The Other Hand. I'd also like to read the Stephen Gately book (I was madly in love with him when I was in my early-mid teens, ha!) And I read that he, unlike most celebrity "writers" didn't believe in ghostwriters although I understand one was needed to finish it off when he died. Looks a bit like "The Hounds of the Morrigan" by Pat O'Shea.

  3. Iffath - Ultraviolet looks amazing! I am sooo looking forward to reading it! :) Thank you!

    Katie - I really like the mug too! I really don't know what to think about The Other Hand, not much is given away by the blurb. I couldn't even place the genre, lol. Glad you enjoyed meeting him! I too was in love with Stephen Gately too, which is why I was so excited to read the book! Plus I love fantasy! :)

  4. What awesome books! Lots of great reading there. I got my copy of Armed and Magical yesterday and I can't wait to start it.

  5. Thanks! :) Ooh, awesome! I really hope you enjoy it! :D

  6. OOh that must mean my Tiger Curse is on the way too. I hope! Can't wait to read that one.

  7. I don't think so. I didn't receive it in the post. I Gotit while on work experience. I don't think they're being send too soon. It does sound really good, though! :)

  8. Oh wow you've had so many awesome books there I don't even know what to say! I see why you couldn't really do a vlog. Maybe next week? I really, really want one of those mugs. Soooo jealous!

  9. Haha, I know, so many! Yes, perhaps a vlog next week if I receive less books :) And I really like the mug, too! :)

  10. Gahh, I'm so jealous of Ultraviolet! I hope you enjoy it and can't wait for your review! :)

  11. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to reading it!

  12. The Iron Daughter and City of Fallen Angels are both amazing. Seriously, seriously good. And that mug is so cool! Enjoy! :)

  13. Thank you! I still have to get book 2 and 3 of the Mortal Instruments books read yet, haha! :)

  14. Wow that's a real stash of books! Some great ones in there I'm keen to get my hands on too :-)

  15. ultraviolet looks awesome - now can't wait for that one!

  16. Tiger's Curse looks so great! :) Hope you enjoy it!

    Splash of our Worlds Mailbox

  17. Mummazappa - I know, so many! I'm looking forward to reading them!

    Kirsty - It does look good, doesn't it?! So excited to read it!

    Yiota - Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it! :)

  18. Wow. A ton of books. How fun! I'm curious about the book that reads from top to bottom. I can't quite picture that and I can't really figure it out from the picture. Hmmm...

    Here's mine:

  19. Thanks! With regards to the Flipback, maybe this article will help? Or perhaps the website?

  20. You have got too many lovely books, enjoy them.

    Happy Reading...

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