Saturday, 26 February 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

So I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and do my first In My Mailbox, this week hosted by The Story Siren. Especially considering I got loads of books this week (from shops and the library).

I'd previously bought two books off Amazon weeks ago, and they had only just come. But by then, I hadn't got any other books, and was itching for some more. So when I went on my trip to the beach, I specially saved up my money to do a big book shop. Though in the end I had to take one book back (The Body Finder), because I didn't have enough money for lunch or the bus back, haha!

For me, this is quite a big haul, and I probably won't be getting anymore for a while, as I need to read through these!  

Bought in the shops: 

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
I enjoyed the first book a lot so I'm looking forward to reading this.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
I'd heard of this book coming out, so I was pretty excited when I saw it in the shop. Though I really don't like the UK cover. I think when covers have models like that, it really commercializes a book. I like the US one with the pram and the knifes hanging over it.

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
I hadn't heard anything about this book before, even though I'd heard a lot about the author (I know she's written Shiver and Linger which have no appeal to me because of how much it gets compared to Twilight). But Replacements was in a Buy one, get one for a pound offer, so I got this seeing as it was a pound and looked quite interesting. 

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder 
I was interested in reading this after I read Snyder's newest novel, Inside Out. Even though I was a bit meh on the book, I liked her writing style and was interested in reading this book. I was lucked out when I walked into a cheap bibs and bobs shop and saw this selling brand new for £1.99! So of course, I had to get it.

Bought off Amazon:

Feed by Mira Grant

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

From the Library

Numbers 2: The Chaos by Rachel Ward

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick


  1. A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. I can't wait to read Lament :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  2. A good bundle this week. I laughed at the idea of bringing one back to eat and catch the bus. I have so been there before. How did you pick which one to bring back?

  3. Hehe, I know, it was a tough decision. Well, The Replacement and Lament were part of an offer, and I was looking forward to reading City of Ashes the most, so unfortunately The Body Finder got the chop!

  4. Lovely haul. I have all but the top one, Feed. It looks interesting. I haven't read any reviews on it yet. Hope you enjoy them all.

  5. Great list!! I love City of Ashes! Wonderful series. Enjoy!

    Happy Reading!

  6. Welcome to IMM. I loved Lament and Incarceron. I'd try Shiver and Linger. They're really not that much like Twilight other than the fact that they're very angsty. The writing is superb and the plot is really touching.
    New follower!
    My IMM

  7. I want to read Feed, nice haul and welcome!!

  8. I have to start reading The Mortal Instruments series soon! Great mailbox!


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