Sunday 23 May 2010

In My Mailbox (21)

Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week.

Books Purchased:
I impressed myself and managed to stick to my book buying ban this week!  I wonder how long that will continue for LOL.

Library Finds:
After both Jo and Lynsey raved about the Night Huntress series at the UK YA blogger meet up last week I had to order book 1 from the library.  I'm looking forward to trying Halfway to the Grave, Jeaniene Frost is a new author for me but I've heard a lot of great things about this series.

For Review:
  1. I was very excited to receive a copy of The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan and Passing Strange by Daniel Waters from Simon & Schuster for review this week.  I'm already reading both of these series so I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next - thanks S&S!
  2. I'm also looking forward to reading Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey that I received as part of a book tour arranged by International Book Tours
  3. I'd also like to thank RHCB for sending me a copy of Dido by Adele Geras, I have Adele dropping by to take part in my new Author's Animal Antics feature in a couple of weeks so I'm going to review Dido at the same time and there may even be a giveaway included (hint, hint LOL)
  4. I'm taking part in a book tour for The Moonstone Legacy by Diana de Gunzburg and Tony Wild in June so thank you to Pushkin Press for sending me a review copy of this book.
  1. I was really excited to win a copy of Rosemary & Rue by Seanan McGuire from Alyssa, Jake & Gregory at Teens Read and Write.  This is book 1 in the October Daye series and I've heard really good things about it, I actually won a copy of book 2 a while ago so this has been on my purchase list and it came in really handy winning a copy as I'm on a buying ban.
  2. I also won a copy of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson from Walker Books in a giveaway they did on Twitter.  It looks great & I'm looking forward to reading it.
  3. I was also really happy to win a copy of Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon from Stella at Ex Libris.  I now have the first 3 books in the Dark Hunters series in my TBR pile - I've heard so much about this series & I'm looking forward to giving it a try.
What was in your mailbox this week?


  1. I've heard good things about The Demon's Covenant and The Adoration of Jenna Fox. The Guardian of the Dead is also on my TBR list. Such a fantastic creepy cover.

    I look forward to your reviews!

  2. You got a great bunch of books this week. I really like the Cat & Bones series by Frost. My IMM is here. Happy reading!

  3. Great books! The Demon's Covenant and Guardian of the Dead both look fab, so I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading! :)

  4. Great books! I've heard all good things about The adoration of Jenna Fox. Glad Guardian of the dead arrived safe (I sent it!) :) I really enjoyed that one.

  5. This is the second time I read about Dido. It just catch me eye, I'll have to read it, hehe

    Enjoy your reading!

  6. Yay for Demon's Covenant! Isn't the cover lovely?

    I enjoyed Dido, and Guardian of the Dead sounds ace. Looking forward to your reviews!

    Have a nice week :)

  7. Oh My!! You are reading The Vampire Huntress series! *Whew* I love it!

    Did you see my Bones button on my blog.
    Excellent series! LOVE IT!!

    Enjoy all your reads this week! Aloha!

  8. I need to read those Jeaniene Frost books as well. So many books so little time!

    Thanks for stopping by BookSake today.

  9. Great books! I'm really excited to start Passing Strange as I love that series. Enjoy!

  10. Guardian of the Dead looks good. Do does The Demon's Covenant. Happy Reading

  11. I love night Pleasures. Happy reading1

  12. Lots of fun books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  13. @ Christina - I'm looking forward to all 3 of those! I'm just about to start reading Guardian of the Dead so will hopefully have a review posted in the next couple of days :o)

    @ Kathy - I can't wait to start the Cat & Bones series, it's one I've heard so many people rave about! I'm particularly looking forward to chapter 32 although I think that is in book 2 LOL :o)

    @ Lauren - I'm looking forward to both of those & they are the next 2 books in my TBR pile so watch out for reviews soon :o)

    @ Leanna - I hadn't heard much about The Adoration of Jenna Fox but it looks really good & I'm looking forward to reading it :o) I'll have to check out your review for Guardian of the Dead!

    @ Gaby - I really like the cover of Dido, I'm going to be reviewing that next week & have a guest post from the author and a giveaway too :o)

    @ Prophecygirl - I love the Demon's Covenant cover! Glad you enjoyed Dido, will have to check out your review :o)

    @ Chas - I can't wait to read about Bones, I've heard so much about him LOL. I'll have to check out your blog button :o)

    @ Book Sake - I've been wanting to start that series for ages so I was really excited when the library confirmed that my reservation had finally come in! I have the same problem with too many books to read and not enough time LOL

    @ Sabrina - I hope you're having a great week :o)

    @ So Many Books - I'm very curious about how Passing Strange is going to tie up all the loose ends in the series & it will be interesting to read from Karen's point of view too. I'll look forward to reading your review!

    @ Spellbound - I'm looking forward to both of those, I hope you have a great week :o)

    @ Laurie - I've been wanting to start the Dark Hunters series for ages, now I've got the first 3 books in my TBR pile I really should get around to reading them LOL

    @ Alayne - I hope you have a fab week :o)



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