Sunday, 19 June 2011

In My Mailbox #21

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren :)

I broke my book buying ban this week... But, I haven't bought anything for ages and it was a special occasion... I went to FOYLES! Yay :) Here is what I bought:

Entwined by Heather Dixon (Hardback)
This book is beautiful. The cover is gorgeous, and in real life it's even more gorgeous! The leave round the edge of the book are shiny, and the image looks like a scene out of a fairy tale... It looks amazing, it sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it!

Hate List by Jennifer Brown (US Paperback)
I can't wait to read this one it looks awesome! It sounds morbid but kind of funny... Lots of people dying - but because two people made a list of people they hate! If that makes sense at all... I'm not a weirdo, I promise! :L 

Blood Red Road by Moira Young (UK Paperback)
I'm really excited for this book, but also really nervous about reading it, because it's written in a different kind of style to 'normal' books. It's written like The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness which I couldn't get into, but I'm hoping that I can overlook the weird grammar and spelling and enjoy this one :) So hopefully this'll be an interesting read.

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (US Paperback)
This one sounds so fun :) I read a review a while ago and I really liked the sound of it, but I never ordered it because I had so much to read... And I still do, but I couldn't not buy it :L Can't wait to get to this one!


Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore (UK Paperback)
This one looks awesome and I loved Rosemary's The Splendour Falls, and while this isn't a sequel, I'm sure it'll be just as good! I can't wait to read this one :D 

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (UK Proof) *SQUEEE*
You have NO IDEA how happy I am to have this book. I found it on my doormat and did a little happy dance. It's a modern 'retelling' (it's more of a 'it's happening again in modern times' but I don't know what to call that and it's a bit like a retelling so that's what I'm calling it...) of Jack the Ripper, and I'm half way through it right now (which is Saturday) and I think it might just be one of my favourite's of the year. Maybe. I LOVE IT. *UPDATE: It's now Sunday and I have finished it and it is one of my favourite books of this year. Right up there with DIVERGENT and FORGOTTEN and STARCROSSED :D 

Fury (Fury, #1)  Nocturne

Fury by Elizabeth Miles (eGalley)
SO excited for this one!! It looks amazing, and I might actually read this one on the computer! :L Thanks to Simon & Schuster Galley Grab for this one!

Nocturne by Christine Johnson (eGalley)
I liked the first one, Claire de Lune, so when I saw this one there I thought I might as well get it, because I did enjoy the first one, and I think this one will be better :) Again, thanks to Simon & Schuster Galley Grab for this one!


The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab Swag (Two signed bookmarks and a signed and numbered button)
I 'won' these in a giveaway that V was doing, where you had to comment and email her and then everyone would get a signed bookmark :) So they arrived, and there were two - one for me, and one for me to leave somewhere, like in a bookshop, a library, your school, etc. So I'm using one now in my book, and I left the other one in the YA section till in Foyles last night, so if you want it, be quick! :L The button is very cool too, so thanks to Victoria Schwab for these! 


Swag from Foyles
Also in Foyles, I got a bunch of bookmarks and postcards to give away in my blogoversary giveaway that is coming up next week *yay!* So look out for that, but unfortunately, the swag giveaway is UK only! :( But the main giveaway will be international as long as BD ships to you! :D 

What did you all get in your mailboxes? Leave me a link in the comments and I will try and get back to you all! And I know I say this every week, but I really will try this week, I'm in a commenting mood :D


  1. You got great stuff!! I'm gonna request name of the star cause it looks amaaaaazing

  2. Great books! Blood Red Road is brilliant ( but then Patrick Ness Knife of Never Letting Go is like my favourite book ever!) I didn't have any trouble getting into either of them and found the narration really helped the story.

    Im in the middle of Eyes Like Stars - its good - very different story-line from a lot of YA books as well :)

    I really want Hate List and Name of the Star - I look forward to hearing what you think of them!

    Happy Reading!

    Amy @ Turn the Page

  3. You had an amazing week!! Can't wait to see reviews on these since I really haven't heard of any of them!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower ;)

  4. Eyes Like Stars look amazing! I hope you enjoy it.. though if you do your review may convince me to buy it! lol

  5. Entwined looks gorgeous, I hope you'll love it ! !
    Looking forward to read all your reviews ;)

  6. Oh the joys of breaking a book buying ban. I feel like I am doing not to badly. But that's just me. You got some amazing stuff this week. I finally decided to take part in IMM this week, it was fun.

  7. Bella - Lol you need to go to Folyes for me! Wow...such great stuff from there. Great IMM this week hun. Enjoy! Donna

    Our IMM

  8. Wow! You had an amazing book week this time around! I can't wait for Name of the Star and I love th UK cover. I really enjoyed Hate List but it super intense!

    My Mailbox

  9. They have swag in Foyles? Now I REALLY need to get myself there! ;) And yay! TNOTS is one that I want to read next. It looks great! And yay for your blogoversay! :D
    Happy reading ;)

  10. Nice Mailbox! Woo! Some of those books are high up on my TBR pile!

    Here's my IMM! Have a great week :]

    NoraBell, The Bookery

  11. I want In The Name of the Star and Texas Gothic so bad. I'm super jealous. Can't wait for the reviews.

  12. You got The Name of the Star?!?! So jealous! Fabulous books this week :)

  13. I'm glad to hear you loved The Name of the Star!! I have that one to review as well :)

  14. I love the sight of books and swag. Happy reading.

  15. You have in The Name of the Star, very cool! I still need to read Entwined and Blood Red Road. Enjoy your books!

  16. Great book haul! Entwined has been on my wishlist for a long time now and I really want to read Hate List,too!


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