Sunday, 17 April 2011

In my mailbox (44)

Thank you Kristi for hosting In My Mailbox each and every week.

I had an awesome book weekthis week. I started this week with a trip to London with Sarah from feelingfictional.com at the London Book Fair and had an awesome time.



Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble (US paperback)
The thing that drew me to this book was the fact that it is linked into the history of the Romanovs but is also a paranormal romance. I can't wait to get started with it.

Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (US paperback)
Sarah from my favourite books blog bought this lovely book for me as i had picked up the second in the series by mistake. I can't wait to get started with it.

Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (US hardback)
I'm not going to lie. I only bought this because I loved Peter Pan when I was young (and wanted to be him). I got a bit over excited and bought it without realising it was the second book in the series.

The Truth about Celia Frost by Paula Rawthorne (Signed UK proof)
I was lucky enough to be invited to the book launch for this awesome book at the London Book Fair and ended up reading it on the way home in one sitting. The author herself was really friendly and lovely and I can see this is a book I will rave about for the next few months.

The Deeping Secrets by Victor Watson (UK paperback)
This is the second in the series set in World War Two. I'm hoping to get the first one soon and get started with it as Becky (The Bookette) said it was awesome.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier (US hardback)
I've heard mixed things about this book but am looking forward to giving it a go

Six days by Phillip Webb (UK proof)
This is a book coming from Chicken House later in the year which sounds really interesting.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (UK hardback)
I've started this already. The book itself is gorgeous with beautiful illustrations all the way through.

Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill (UK paperback)
I was sent this by the author herself along with a lovely book mark. It is set in World War Two and focus on a family where the day is a conscientious objector

Huntress by Malinda Lo (UK paperback)
This looks awesome - set in the same world as Ash but centuries earlier. I will probably start this one over the weekend at some point.

The Game by Krystyna Kuhn (UK paperback)
This book was originally published in German. I've not heard anyhting about it but I am quite looking forward to getting started on it.

Die for me by Amy Plum (UK paperback)
A beautiful finished copy! I loved this book when I read it recently. Vincent is just a little bit too gorgeous.

Swin the Fly by Don Calame (UK paperback)
I've been told that this one is really funny so I am really looking forward to it - I will also be part of the blog tour when it is released at the end of May / June with a guest post from the author.

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (US hardback)
I've heard loads of lovely things about this from the US bloggers and therefore when I saw it in Foyles I had to get it.

Brother/Sister by Sean Olin (UK proof)
This one looks really interesting and is coming from Razorbill in the summer.

All in all a fab week. While you are here please check out yesterday's bookcase showcase post which featured the shelves of one of my favourite book bloggers Vivienne.

22 comments:

Gemma said...

Wow! Heaps of awesome books! The cover of Die for Me is so pretty and i'd love to hear what you think of Angelfire after you read it!

Beth S. said...

Awesome haul this week! I'm still mulling over whether or not I want to read Die for Me. I love the cover, but I'm not sure I'd love the story.

Liz. R said...

I loved Angelfire! Hope you enjoy it. I got Die for Me too - can't wait to hear what you think!

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

SOOO many great books! I want to read a lot of these, and a few I haven't heard of. I hope you enjoy Die for Me, I loved it!

Mel said...

I love Patrick Ness's Choas Walking trilogy - so excited that he's got a new book out!

I didn't even know there was a London Book Fair...what was it like?

Essjay said...

I bought Angelfire too the other day - it was far too pretty to leave in the bookshop!

Kate said...

A lot of awesome books this week :)

I've been wanting to read Angelfire for months now. Hope you enjoy it and all your other new books.

Asamum said...

OMG I cannot tell you how jealous I am of some of those books. Like I have absolutely nothing to read right ;D
Waiting impatiently for reviews now please :D
Happy reading

Renu said...

'Angelfire' is awesome. Hope you enjoy reading it! :) The cover for 'Die for me' is really pretty.

Jesse Owen said...

Amazing books this week - Dreaming Anastasia and Die For Me sound fab, happy reading :D

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Oh wow Kirsty! Just ... oh WOW!

Cicely said...

Angelfire is awesome! And I'm reading Die For Me now. Vincent IS a little too gorgeous ;P And A Monster Calls looks beautiful.
Happy reading! :D

Sally said...

Awesome books this week! Loved Die For Me, have Angelfire on my tbr pile. Will have to check out some of the others.
Happy reading.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-my-mailbox-15.html

Jennifer A said...

Wow! You had a great week in books! :)

I want to go to London! I want to go to the London Book Fair! Jealous! That's awesome.

I got Huntress this week too. I hope it's good! I need to read Angelfire too.

Another Faust sounds good. I really like the cover.

Jennifer of Little Shelf

Eden said...

Oh, I've ben wanting to read Huntress for a while! Let us know how you like these books! :D

Here's my IMM :)

Gina @ My Precious said...

Incredible amount of excellent reads. I hope you enjoy them all. I haven't read any of them. So many I want to try. Enjoy!

prophecygirl said...

Awesome books this week. Enjoy them all!

Cyndi M. said...

Nice list! I'm reading Angelfire right now :)

Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

WOW that is a lot of very cool books. p.s I'm a new follower :)

It's a Book Thing said...

I really loved When a Monster Calls! Patrick Ness is God!

Keep us updated on what you think...
Pop past our blog to say hi!

BooksforCompany said...

Some really great books here! =)
Happy reading

Clover said...

You always get the absolute best books! I'm dying to read Brother/Sister, Die For Me and Huntress! Happy reading to you :)