Sunday, May 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren

This week I got from the library:

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
This is the 2010 Printz Award winner, so I've got high hopes! I'm not normally a fan of books with such random, crazy plots (they confuse me!) but after taking a sneak peak of the first few pages, I'm already hooked.

Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Fairies and machines and historical romance (I think, correct me on the last one if I'm wrong!) = EXCITED! I love the premise for this one a lot, and the reviews I've read so far sound impressive. It's such a tiny book though, it looks rather minute next to the giant that is Going Bovine as they sit next to each other on my TBR pile.

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I admit to trying to read this when it was first released in Australia, and I failed to get past the first few pages. Now I was 15 at the time, and funnily enough I preferred adult books more than any YA ones at that stage (I grew backwards in my reading tastes lol). So I'm hoping my next shot at this book will be better, because honestly I have not read one bad review about it- every single one has gushed, raved or had nothing at all to say about it other than it was AWESOME (because what else can you say when a book is that good?). So here's hoping I prove my 15 year old self completely and utterly wrong about this book =)

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
This was a random pickup while in the 'M' section as I hunted for Jellicoe Road. I can't tell if it's about vampires or ghosts at the moment, so I'm looking forward to reading it to find out.

Queen of Babble Get's Hitched by Meg Cabot
So this isn't technically a YA book, but I have a massive Meg Cabot weakness from when I was 12 and first picked up The Princess Diaries (given perhaps a 12 year old probably shouldn't have been reading that book- it was definitely eye opening to my little innocent self at the time!). I read all her books religiously until I was about 16 and started to become a bit tedious of how her characters pretty much all have exactly the same (kind of annoyingly whiny) voice. But they're still all a light, easy and enjoyable read and I want to finish off this series, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot
Ditto to the above, I'm paying homage to my old love of Meg's books. I also really liked some of her historical romances she wrote both under her real name and Patricia Cabot, so I'm hoping this one will be similar.

I didn't actually expect any books this week, so it was a nice surprise to get so many! Have a great week everyone!


  1. I've read Magic Under Glass- its brilliant!
    Enjoy the others, I'm so jealous of Queen Of Babble gets hitched!
    Enjoy (:

  2. I've read the synopsis for Going Bovine and it sounds really good. I haven't really heard of the other books but they look interesting.

    Happy Reading!

  3. Aloha!=)

    I read Uninvited a while back and it was so-so for me. I didn't enjoy it as much as I was hoping. I look forward to seeing what your thought are on it!

    Enjoy all your reads!

  4. Wow some really great titles.I have heard wonderful things about both Going Bovine and Jellicoe, and I love anything Cabot. Enjoy.

  5. I loved, loved, loved Going Bovine. Like you, I've tried Jellicoe Road several times and haven't been able to find anything to latch onto. I'm going to try again this summer, though. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Its always a nice surprise when you receive books :D

    I have Magic Under Glass in my to-be-read seems great!

    Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox