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In My Mailbox #26

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

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Lottie Biggs Is (Not) Tragic by Hayley Long (UK Paperback)
Never heard of this one - but I looked it up and it;s the third in a series so I think I might put that one up for a swap as the synopsis doesn't interest me at all... Tweet me if you want it! Thanks to MacMillan anyway for this one!


Shimmer by Alyson Noel (UK Paperback)
Again, this is a sequel in a series that I haven't read... I might request the first book, Radiance for review if they're good, so are they? Let me know in the comments! Thanks to MacMillan for this one!


BOUGHT






Supernaturally by Kiersten White (US Hardback) *Massive SQUEEEEE*
I AM SO SUPER EXCITED TO READ THIS. If you read my blog or Twitter you'll probably know that I ADORED Paranormalcy, so I cannot wait to get started on the second one, which I've heard is just as amazing! I can't wait to jump back into Evie and Lend's world - the series is one of my favourites, EVER :D 


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In My Mailbox #25

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Only got internet pictures today - no time to upload actual photos, sorry! :D

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Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (UK proof)
I loved Delirium, so I can't wait to read this one! It looks awesome and it has very cool pictures in it! Looking forward to it! Thanks to Hodder for this one!


Eight Keys by Suzanne LeFleur (UK Proof)
This was a surprise - at Penguin they got the names and addresses mixed up and I received this by accident - I was going to request it anyway though, so it was a nice surprise! :L Looks really good and SO cute, can't wait to read this one! Thanks to Penguin for this one!


GIFTED




Rosebush by Michele Jaffe (UK Proof)
This was a RAK from Mina @ Gripped Into Books - she so kindly sent me this! It's a proof (it's already out) and I can't wait to read it! Thank you so much Mina!


So that's what I got in my mailbox this week, what did you get? Leave me a link in the comments, and I'll come and …

Book Review: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Forever  Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: Wolves of Mercy Falls #3
Pages: 489
Publisher: Scholastic
Date of Publication: 12th July 2011
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads:The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater

then.

When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from a curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

now.

That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.

forever.

Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.


My Thoughts:
Forever is the last book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and it's a perfect ending. It was so …

Winner! First Blogoversary Scavenger Hunt!

I have picked a winner! On 1st July it was my first blogoversary and I had an exciting scavenger hunt of clues for you to find and guess the book from. I had loads of entries, and I've now picked a winner! So, without further ado, I will announce the book and the winner!
So, the book you had to guess was...

SUPERNATURALLY BY KIERSTEN WHITE!
I absolutely ADORED Paranormalcy, and I cannot wait until Supernaturally comes out next week, so I had to choose it for my giveaway :) And the lucky person who guessed correctly and wins a preorder of this awesome book is... 
CAITLIN!
Well done for guessing correctly, and I'm emailing you now to get your details so I can pre-order Supernaturally for you! Thanks for taking part everyone! :D 
I'd also like to thank all the lovely bloggers who hosted clues for me, you are all AWESOME people! THANK YOU so much! :D And to everyone who's helped me along in the past year, you're amazing too! Love to you all! <3 

In My Mailbox #24

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (US Hardback)
I'm really excited to read this, but it is SO creepy looking! Thanks to Quirk Books for this one!


Everlasting by Alyson Noel (UK Paperback)
I probably won't read this one, because I haven't read any of the first five books in the Evermore series and I've heard that they're not very good, and besides, I don't have any time to read them, so I might be putting this one up on ReadItSwapIt :) If you want to swap, let me know (UK)! Thanks to MacMillan anyway!


Forbidden by Jana Oliver (UK Paperback)
YAY!! I ADORED the first book in this series, Forsaken, so I can't wait to read this one! I'm interested to see where the story will take me! :) Thanks to MacMillan for this one too!


Delirium by Lauren Oliver (New UK Paperback)
I read this back in April, but it turned up on my doorstep on Saturday, and it's the new UK paperbac…

Book Review: Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Title: Bumped  Author: Megan McCafferty
Series: Bumped #1
Pages: 323
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Date of Publication: 4th August 2011
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince he…

Winner! Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs!

So, the winner has been picked and emailed, so I'm all ready to announce the winner! So, without further ado, the winner is...

DRUM ROLL PLEASE
CHERRY MISCHIEVOUS!
Congrats Cherry, I've emailed and you've replied so it'll get sent out soon! :D Enjoy it, I thought it was awesome, and SO cute! :D

Book Review: The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne

Title: The Truth About Celia Frost  Author: Paula Rawsthorne
Series: Standalone
Pages: 342
Publisher: Usborne
Date of Publication: 1st August 2011
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Celia Frost is a freak. At least that's what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confining her to a gloomy bubble of safetyA". No friends. No fun. No life. But when a knife attack on Celia has unexpected consequences, her mum reacts strangely. Suddenly they're on the run. Why is her mum so scared? Someone out there knows - and when they find Celia, she's going to wish the truth was a lie - A buried secret; a gripping manhunt; a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost? A page-turning thriller that's impossible to put down.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed reading The Truth About Celia Frost. It was different to anything I'd ever read before and it was a nice change from all the paranormal and ro…

In My Mailbox #23

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BOUGHT


Sorry for the dark picture... But look how shiny Forever is.... *stares*



Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (UK Paperback) *SQUEE*
I'm SO excited for this one, AND I got it early!! :) It's meant to come out on Tuesday BUT if you head over to your nearest ASDA you can get it NOW for only £4! It's shiny and pretty and I can't wait to read it!


Passion by Lauren Kate (UK Hardback)
I have a manuscript copy of this but I decided I wanted a finished copy I can put with my other two Fallen series books on my bookshelf and this was half price so I thought, Why not? :L It's really good so if you haven't read it, do!

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (UK proof) *SQUEE* There was lots of sqeeing this week! Cannot wait to read this one, it looks AMAZING. I'm hoping I can get to read it before I go on holiday but I'm not sure - but it will be one of the first I read when I get back! SO excited! Thank…

Book Review: A Tangle of Magicks by Stephanie Burgis

Title: A Tangle of Magicks
Author: Stephanie Burgis
Series: The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson #2
Pages: 282
Publisher: Templar
Date of UK Publication: August 1st 2011
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:After her antics in A Most Improper Magick, Kat Stephenson is back to cause more chaos! Stepmama drags the family to Bath to find Kat's sister a new suitor. But, unknown to most of its gossipy visitors, Bath is full of wild magic. When Kat uncovers a plot to harness this magic in the Roman Baths, she finds her brother Charles is unwittingly involved. Kat must risk her newfound magical powers as she defies the Order of the Guardians to foil the plot and clear her brother's name.


My Thoughts:
I read an e-galley of the first book, A Most Improper Magic, when it was being released in the US under the title Kat, Incorrigible. It was cute and funny, and I loved it. A Tangle of Magicks, the second book in the series, is just as cute and just as funny, and I loved it just as m…

Book Review: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Title: Texas Gothic Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Series: Standalone
Pages: 405
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Date of Publication: 7st July 2011
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life.

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.

T…

New Releases in July 2011

Here are all the awesome YA books that are being released in July :) All links go to Goodreads and the covers are UK covers if you don't recognise them! I want Forever, Supernaturally, Wolfsbane, and Wildefire most, and Forgive My Fins, Texas Gothic and Blood Magic are awesome! :D Which ones do you want most?


Forever by Maggie Stiefvater Release Date: 12th July 2011
Supernaturally by Kiersten White Release Date: 26th July 2011

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs Release Date: 1st July 2011
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore Release Date: 7th July 2011

Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey Release Date: 9th July 2011
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton Release Date: 7th July 2011

Everlasting by Alyson Noel Release Date: 7th July 2011
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer Release Date: 26th July 2011

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode Release Date: 12th July 2011
Wildefire by Karsten Knight Release Date: 26th July 2011

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard Release Date: 21st July 2011
Pearl by Jo Knowles Release Date: 19th July 2011

Starstr…