Sunday, 12 June 2011

In My Mailbox #20

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FOR REVIEW

MatchedMatched by Ally Condie (UK Paperback)
Almost finished this one, not quite as good as I'd hoped but I still really like it! Thanks to Penguin for this one!
Synopsis from Goodreads: 
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


GIFTED

Will Grayson, Will GraysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (US Paperback)
This was the last of my May RAKs, and it's from Nikki so thank you very much! This looks amazing and apparently it's HILARIOUS so I can't wait to get to it! :D Thanks again!
Synopsis from Goodreads: 
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them both legions of faithful fans.


(I will hopefully have a picture of the swag up soon, but I can't upload pictures because Blogger is being silly. Sorry! I'll get pictures up as soon as possible :D )

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Swag
I managed to win a button in a contest that Kiki had, and it arrived this week, along with 3 bookmarks (2 signed) and a postcard written to me! (YAY) So thank you Kiki for those! :D 
Synopsis from Goodreads: 
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…



What did you get in your mailbox this week? Leave a link to your IMMs in the comments, and I'll try and come visit you all! :)

11 comments:

  1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is SO GOOD! I loved it! And I thought Matched was okay, but I didn't really gel with it all that well. I hope you like it more than I did!
    Happy reading :D

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  2. I really enjoyed Matched - I recently just did a review on it :)

    Have fun reading!

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  3. Great books !!
    Matched is pretty good ..I hope you'll like it.
    I'm so jealous, I so want to read The Faerie Ring !! I can't wait to know what you think of it!
    Happy reading :)

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  4. I still haven't read Matched! I really need to get to that soon. ;) Congrats on The Faerie Ring Swag, that sounds awesome!

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  5. Awesome! Hear a lot of good things about Matched! So hope you like it too!

    Swag is always fun! Love swag! Especially signed pieces! Love seeing the different kinds of swag authors make!

    Here's my IMM

    Happy Reading!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  6. I really want to read Will Grayson Will Grayson!I have Matched sitting on my shelf, waiting to read. Enjoy :)

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  7. I've seen Will Grayson, Will Grayson around a lot in peoples IMM's over the last few months but I don't think I've actually seen a review of it yet. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  8. Loved Matched!!! Will Grayson Will Grayson is on my TBR as well, great week ;)

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  9. great mailbox! I didnt enjoy Matched as much as I hoped but it was still ok!

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  10. Great books this week. I'm looking forward to reading The Faerie Ring.
    Happy reading.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-mailbox-23.html

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  11. Good to know that Matched is also published in the UK.

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