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Saturday, 31 October 2009

In My Mailbox (#7)

This great meme is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea, Pop Culture Junkie.

So this week I have some great books but they are a complete mixed bag. I'm posting this a little early because tomorrow is the first day of NaNoWriMo and I want to try to limit my distractions.

For review:

Random Magic by Sasha Soren
Yes, my book for the blog tour arrived and I was so excited and relieved to finally have it in my hands. I'm up to Chapter 5. 
You can read my author interview with Sasha here.
I also posted some fun extras here. The review will follow soon.

Bought new:

Hush Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick
At last, I have it. I cannot wait to read it! I shall never part with it. I  adore angel fiction.
Amazon says:
A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love...This darkly romantic story features our heroine, Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl with her own shadowy connection to the Nephilim, and super-alluring bad boy, Patch, now her deskmate in biology class. Together they find themselves at the centre of a centuries-old feud between a fallen angel and a Nephilim...Forced to sit next to Patch in science class, Nora attempts to resist his flirting, though gradually falls for him against her better judgment. Meanwhile creepy things are going on with a mysterious stalker following her car, breaking into her house and attacking her best friend, Vi. Nora suspects Patch, but there are other suspects too - not least a new boy who has transferred from a different college after being wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend. And he seems to have taken a shine to Nora...Love certainly is dangerous...and someone is going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice for it.

The Roar by Emma Clayton

Amazon says:
Twelve-year old twins, Mika and Ellie, live in a future behind a wall - safe from the plague animals beyond. Or so they've been told. But when one of them disappears, and the other takes part in a sinister virtual reality game, they begin to discover their concrete world is built on lies. Determined to find each other again, they go in search of the truth. And as a strange sound in their heads grows to a roar, they find out that children and the planet have never mattered more.

Bought from the used book store:

Leaving Poppy by Kate Cann
Amazon says:
Amber's family think she's gone to Cornwall on holiday, but really she's left home. She's forging a new life - new housemates, new job and (with a little luck) new boyfriend. She feels bad because her mother and Poppy need her, but she's got to make the break, get out of their clutches... Then Amber falls ill and her family come to look after her. Something in the house responds to Poppy's presence, something malign and threatening. When Poppy moves into the attic, it gets even stronger, until evil seems to permeate everywhere and Amber thinks she might never be able to escape... A chilling and absorbing novel from a brilliant storyteller.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
I saw a revew of this on a blog but I can't remember which one. Anyway, it was a really interesting review so when I saw it I thought oooh, I should buy that!
Amazon says:
17 year old Tyler is totally enjoying his position as high school Alpha male, after years of being 'the geek'. But then Bethany Milbury - rich, blonde, beautiful and the girl Tyler wants - is the victim in a teenage sex scandal, and somehow Tyler is nailed as the prime suspect. Tyler knows he had nothing to do with it, but when everyone - including his hard-nosed father - believes he did, Tyler starts to spiral into a nightmarish, paranoid state of mind. He is desperate to find a way out of the mess he's in... Will he have the courage not to take the easy option?

So this is what's in my mailbox, what's in yours? Are you signed up to NaNoWriMo? Feeling optimistic?


Lauren said...

Great idea to post early, I might take a leaf out of your book (so to speak) and get my post ready now.

Because yes, I'm signed up to NaNoWriMo too. And having last minute 'torn between two ideas' type feelings.

elnice said...

I will be curious about your review of Random Magic.
Elie (Ellz Readz)

Bookalicious said...

Great books! I'm especially looking forward to your review of Twisted once you get to it! I've read two other books by LHA (Speak & Wintergirls) and they were both FANTASTIC so I'm wondering if this one is in the same league ... Enjoy! :)

I Want To Read That said...

Yay! you got your copy of Hush Hush - I hope you enjoy it:)

Aimee said...

Wow, great books!

Ive done my In My Mailbox, post here: http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com/2009/10/in-my-mailbox-2.html

if you'd like to check it out!


Nina said...

Wow, great books you got! Enjoy reading them. I really want to read youre review from Leaving Poppy, that one sounds good.


Emily said...

I'm so excited to read Random Magic when it gets to me for the tour- so far everyone seems to really have enjoyed it!

Also, can I just say it's wicked fun to post on a blog that's featured on MY IMM post? Because it is. :D

Allison said...

Awesome books! I read Twisted when it first came out and I enjoyed it

trishalynn0708 said...

Great books. Enjoy reading! :)

Faye said...

Hush Hush is so good, never part w/ it lol :D happy reading!

Tena said...

wow, amazing week for you when it came to books!!

Happy Reading

P.S. Here is mine if you want to take a peek


Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, they all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Casey said...

great books this week! I really enjoyed Hush, Hush. Happy Reading!