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This week's IMM is epic ...

Firstly review books from last week which I didn't get time to add to last week's IMM.

Panic by Jeff Abbott (UK paperback)
Dragon's Oath (House of Night Novella) by PC and Kristin Cast (UK paperback)
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (UK paperback)
I literally can't wait to get started on this one as I loved the first.
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (UK paperback)

Second is my haul from the Random House Bloggers Brunch (minus a couple which have been sent out to my blogging friends)

This dark endeavour by Kenneth Opel (UK proof)
This looks amazing - Frankenstein prequel!
Blood magic by Tessa Gratton (UK finished copy)
I love this cover and it meant I could take my proof into school for one of my lovely girls who was very excited to get it.
The adventures of the New Cut Gang by Philip Pullman (UK proof)
I love Philip Pullman - Can't wait for this.
Trash by Andy Mulligan (UK signed paperback)
I really enjoyed this so was glad to get a signed copy.
Long Lankin by Lindsay Barraclough (UK signed hardback)
I already had this technically but now by beautiful copy is signed!!
Tender morsels by Margo Lanagan (UK paperback)
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore (UK paperback)
City of Ghosts by Bali Rai

Next I have a selection of Books I picked up at the Norfolk Children's Book centre. It is absolutely by favourite bookshop in the world as it is beautiful and the lady who owns it really knows her stuff. They organise all the local author visits. I went to visit the shop with the English Department at school for a talk about a selection of the best children's and YA titles to come out over the last year.

A monster calls by Patrick Ness (UK signed hardcover)
I was so pleased to see they had a copy of this signed because it is one of the books i have most enjoyed this year so far.
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (UK proof)
I was so excited to get a copy of this
VIII by HM Castor (UK proof)
Midwinter blood by Marcus Sedgewick (UK proof)
The three above are proofs that I was allowed to take that the lady who owned the shop had extras of which I was very very excited about.

Also earlier this week I had my birthday and I got all these lovelies which I am excited about every single one (thank you John, Hadley and Emma)

Darkness becomes her by Kelly Keaton (UK paperback)
The Stranger by Sarah Singleton (UK paperback)
I really enjoyed the first one in the series and am hoping this is as good
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (UK paperback)
I love the cover for this one
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (UK paperback)
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (UK paperback)
Yay! So looking forward to this one.

Intertwined by Gena Showalter (UK paperback)
Anne of the green gables by LM Montgomery (Puffin Classics Hardback)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Penguin Classics hardback)
I will admit I am a bit obsessed with these!
Buffy season 8 issue 7 and 8
Charmed season 9
Whilst not that much of a graphic novel reader I do like the buffy one and am looking forward to the charmed one.

Finally I have a few books here that I got later in the week - most of them for review, but also including a couple more of the puffin classics I ordered for myself as a reward for finishing all the evil exam marking I've been doing for the last few weeks.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Puffin Classics Hardback)
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Puffin Classics hardback)
I had to order these - They are just too beautiful
A Blue so dark by Holly Schindler (US paperback)
... then I met my sister by Christine Hurley Dersio (US paperback)
Both these come from Flux Books USA and look awesome
Delerium by Lauren Oliver (UK paperback)
Wither by Lauren Destefano (US paperback)
I was a little bit too excited when this showed up
Forbidden by Jana Oliver (UK paperback)
Boys for beginners by Lili Chase (UK paperback)

A Huge Thank you for all the awesome titles given to me this week for review by all the wonderful publishing houses I work with and all the fantastic presents I got this week. I feel truly spoilt.


Beth S. said…
Wow! That is an insane amount of books this week! Awesomeness!
Lindsay said…
Lucky girl, now get reading!!!

Annette Mills said…
You are right about Epic! Glow looks interesting, and I have Wither on my pile -- working its way to the top! Enjoy!
Liz. R said…
Wow that's amazing! You got some really great books. I really want to read Wither and Delirium and Forbidden sounds great too! Happy reading! And hope you enjoyed your birthday :).
Wow!! You have some awesome books! I hope you enjoy reading them all!
Rebecca said…
Awesome books you got this week. You got so many amazing looking books there! Hope you enjoy reading all your books.
Tara said…
WOW you have a ton of awesome books in this post, holy crap. I mean, really. Wither is SO GOOD, by the way. And I am loving those puffin classics hardbacks. Hope you love them all!

Here are the books I received this week :)
Whoah! Awesome books! I just spent the last 5 minutes drooling over them all. Very jealous that you got Wolfsbane, Glow and Wither.

Hope you enjoy reading them all :)
Cicely said…
SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS! And tehere's a new Philip Pullman coming out? AWESOME. I was a little bit too excited when I got Wither too... ;) And Glow sounds great! As well as the new Sedgewick :D
Happy reading! :D
Jules said…
So many great books - Those would all keep me reading for months :)
Wow, that's an amazing number of books - I don't know where to start. I hope you enjoy them all :D
Alicia said…
I can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am! Glow, Forbidden, Ballad, Forever AND Blood Magic - I want them so bad! I'm reading Trash at the minute - looks very good!
wow Kirsty! how many books!!! :O
I hope you had a lovely birthday and you love all of these books! :D
Cherry said…
"A monster calls" is a wonderful book. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Great books!
SO manyhere which l want to read, enjoy them all =)
Wow you had the mailbox of awesome. I am moving just so you know ;D
So many awesome books! How are you going read them all?! :)
AlouyMartinez said…
Nice set of collections you had, and I've always loved how the UK some times gets better covers that the US. And I yelp when I saw the Charmed season 1 volume 1. I been wanting to buy this book for a while, hope you post soon your thoughts on it. I love Charmed.
Anonymous said…
OMG Kristy, that's an amazing haul! What a fabulous week you've had! Oh and a Happy Birthday too :D
Anonymous said…
Sorry Kirsty, that was a spelling error not an intentional wrong name error! My fingers were going too fast for my brain :D
Good grief, Charlie Brown! That is one fantastic haul! I can't wait to get started on This Dark Endeavour, myself. So many great books.
Alison Can Read said…
Wow, incredible week! So lucky to get Wolfsbane. I love the UK cover for Delirium.
The Adventures of the New Cut Gang! I'm incredibly jealous.
GatheringBooks said…
This is an amazing amazing post. I was literally drooling over some of your titles.

I borrowed Ship Breaker by Bacigalupi twice from our library - and I never get around to really read through it (unfortunately). But I am aware of how good it is.

I am also a huge Philip Pullman fan and seeing that he has this book "Adventures of the new cut gang" - haven't heard of this yet, makes me want to rush right out to the library and check whether it's available. Tender Morsels also look promising.

I've heard quite a lot of rave reviews about Marcus Sedgwick - hmm, interesting title to boot. I'd probably check your review and see whether it's something that'd appeal to me.

I also like the Maggie Stiefvater titles that you have - this is a little different form her Shiver-Linger trilogy, am I right? I wonder if these two books are connected to each other.

You truly have an amazing set of books! Best of luck to finding the time to read them all. =)

Here is my modest IMM:
You.Got.Wolfsbane.... I'm so jealous right now. Can't wait for it to come out!

You got some really great ooks!
Awesome week! They all look fab:) And I LOVE Flux books:)