Sunday, 18 March 2012

In My Mailbox (#49)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren. It's a perfect way to see who's reading and review what. Awesome!

I went to the lovely Miriam Halahmy's launch of her brand new book Illegal - out March 20th!  I have read and loved Illegal, and it was lovely to seee Miriam again, seeing Savita Kalhan - author of The Long Weekend - and meeting Sara Grant - author of Dark Parties.  And I KNOW I chatted properly to at least two other people, but their names have slipped me...  Um.. Moving on. 
Since it was held at Waterstones (WHY are they all at Waterstones?!  It's like holding an AA meeting in a winery!), I of course picked up one or two books...

For Review:
The Intern by Dillon Khan (Goodreads | Amazon)
A Backstage Pass To The Biggest Gig Of His Life...
I really don't know much about the music biz, but I'm sure I'm going to learn a lot from this book - and laugh while I learn!
The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne (Goodreads | Amazon)
Squee!  I've been wanting to read this for SO LONG, so thank you to Usborne for sending it!!
The Other Life (The Other Life, Book One) by Susanne Winnacker (Goodreads | Amazon)
Danger Isn't The Only Thing That Makes Your Heart Beat Faster...
Same goes for this one!!  And isn't the cover just amazing?!
Bound by Sarah Bryant (Goodreads | Amazon)
What Happens When An Angel Falls?
This one looks brilliant, and from what I've read it is very good.  Can't wait - gotta love fallen angels!
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, Book Two) by Beth Revis (Goodreads | Amazon)
A Million Miles From Home, Who Can Save Her?
I think that portrayed my excitement sufficiently.  ;)
But seriously, I loved Across The Universe to pieces (see my review: here) and I cannot WAIT to read this one!!

Blood and Guitars

Blood and Guitars by Heather Jensen (Goodreads | Amazon)
This looks ace, and how brilliant is that title and cover!?
What I Have Done by Jen Naumann (Amazon)
One Mistake Can Change Everything
This also looks brilliant, and from what I've read it's really good!
Thank you Penguin, Usborne, Snowbooks, Heather and Jen!

Bought at Miriam Halahmy's Book Launch:

Lia's Guide to Winning The Lottery by Keren David (Goodreads | Amazon)
Yay!  I can't wait to read this one!  And I just love the cover!
Hidden by Miriam Halahmy (Goodreads | Amazon)
Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!  I loved Illegal so I can't wait to read this!  Yay, yay, yay!!! :D
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads | Amazon)
She Turns To Face The Future In A World That's Falling Apart
I've heard so many good things about this one, and I've been wanting to get it for ages.  So 25% off deal?  Who can a girl resist?!

And the lovely Miriam was nice enough to sign my copy of Illegal for me! 

Hunger Games Swag:

I have now calmed down - just.  Scholastic peoples?  You are officially the best people EVER right now!

Well, that's me.  Everyone, if I ever say I'm going to go into Waterstones/Foyles again this month, please yell at me and tell me my moneys have suffered enough.  :(  Thanks!

Onto brighter topics, what was in your mailbox this week? :D


Rachel :) said...

I hope you enjoy all of your new books! You are going to LOVE Divergent, it is amazing! You can see my IMM is here. =]

LunaMoth said...

very nice! love the swag too. hope yu enjoy them all.

Check out my IMM

Natalie said...

In LOVE with that HG shirt you got! And you will LOVE A Million Suns! I was lucky enough to get an ARC of it before it came out and I read it in about a day! The ending is fantastic!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Rachel: Thanks! I've heard so many great things about it, so I can't wait to read it!
LunaMoth: Thanks! I'm sure I will! :D
Natalie: So am I! I'm actually wearing it right now! A Million Suns just got bumped right up the TBR pile! :D

thecheapreader said...

The Other Life sounds really awesome. I hope you enjoy it!

Alison at The Cheap Reader

Vicki said...

Divergent is amazingly good! Celia Frost and Lia's Guide are really good reads too...enjoy!

Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

I am so jealous of your THG swag! Gosh, I can't wait for the movie! I need to read A Million Suns, but it's been forever since I've read AtU. I might've forgotten everything...

Happy Reading!
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

Raimy-rawr said...

So many awesome books! I loved Hidden and Divergent so I hope you do too! Also, Blood and Guitars?! That's an awesome title and cover! I'm not big on vamps but I love music so I might have to check that out for myself!

Miss Page-Turner said...

I loved Across the Universe and have A Million Suns on my shelf, need to read it soon!
Yay for Divergent. I'm a huge fan!!
You can find my Mailbox here :)

Ash said...

Love the Hunger Games swag!

The Other Life sounds so good, it's definitely on my list of books I need to check out. And I'm sure A Million Suns will be once I read Across the Universe.

Happy reading!

Dani said...

Ooooh! Looks like you got some yummy books this week!
Thanks for sharing!