Saturday, June 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren
This week I got:



Borrowed:
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The copy I have of this book is absolutely gorgeous- it's bound kind of like a moleskin journal (with the elastic string around the front to keep it together), the text is all in blue ink and there are fully coloured pages scattered throughout which I think, after a quick skim through, are scraps/notes etc that are relevant to the story. Not sure what the book is about, but being the cover whore that I am, I had to pick it up!

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 
Now the cover for this one is the complete opposite of the last- it's just awful! It just looks cheap and teeny-boppery- the US version is definitely much nicer. It's a shame too because I've heard really good things about this book and I hope it doesn't put people off (it would have if I had just seen it on a whim at a bookshop).

The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle (Book 2) by L.J Smith
I read the first one and thought it was pretty good so I picked this one in hopes of filling the void that's been left in my life now that the TV show is on a break! I miss my weekly Damon/Stefan hit dearly! 

Hostage by Karen Tayleur
A random browse through the YA section of the library brought this to my attention- its about what happens after a girl is abducted for 24hrs. I don't know much else about it, except my little sister's favourite author Carole Wilkinson recommends it.

Bought:

Fire by Kirsten Cashore
I've had Graceling on my TBR shelf for months now- not because I don't want to read it like crazy (because I so do!), I just haven't had time with uni being as crazy as it's been and with all the library books taking precedence. As soon as holidays hit in 2 weeks, these will be some of the first I read- they both look incredibly awesome!

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
I got this at the Lifeline Bookfest, just because this was probably the first real young adult novel I ever read (I was 12!).  Oh, and just because I adored it then and I still do! My cover is the original UK one though, but I couldn't track a good quality picture of it down.

Have a great week everyone! 

6 comments:

  1. Hex Hall is an excellent read, and isn't The Sky is Everywhere beautiful to look at? I would have bought it even if I had no intention of reading it, lol.

    Enjoy!

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  2. Fire is a fantastic read! Better than Graceling! i have a few of these on my TBR list.

    Happy Reading!

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  3. You have a great haul this week.

    I have both Fire and Graceling as well but haven't had the chance to read both books. Hope you enjoy them.

    Here's my In My Mailbox post for this week.

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  4. I loved Hex Hall, Graceling and Fire! Definitely read those as soon as you can! :)

    I'm your newest follower.

    You can check out my blog here.
    Happy Monday!

    Arena
    aka The Nerd's Wife

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  5. Cool books! Looking forward to reading your reviews :)

    This is what we got THIS WEEK

    Have a Great DAY! {Just started following you :) }

    Vanessa
    Book ♥ Soulmates

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  6. Looks like a great week: Fire, Hex Hall and Vampire Diaries are all enjoyable. Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

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