Monday, 5 November 2012

In My Mailbox (#59)

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! 

Ok.  Seems like forever since I've done one of these.  Safe to say I've had a pretty busy few weeks.   I've been to three bookish events.  The first was a YA Crime Fiction Panel with Chris Ould, Gregg Olsen and Niall Leonard.  It was so great to meet Chris and Niall, and so brilliant to see Gregg again - he's the nicest person ever!  It was so great to haer them all talk about crime books - one of my fave genres! - and about how it's wriggling its way into YA lit!  Yay!! :D

Then it was onto Michelle Paver's launch party for her new book Gods and Warriors.  Formore info on that, you can check my post on the Spinebreakers site!

Finally, I attended the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and Young Critics Award.  What a mouthfull!  I've been part of The Guardian's online Children's Books site for a little bit now, and was lucky enough to be able to attend the awards as a reporter.  Check out my blog post on The Guardian Children's Books! :)

I also got some great books for review, as well as, uh, buying quite a few.  I blame the Crime Fiction Panel for being in a Foyles - correction, the huge blinking Foyles in London: my favourite shop ever.  What do you expect a girl to do?!   And since I was in a crime mood, I couldn't help stopping by the crime section! ;)
Any way, this is what I got...

For Review:

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (Goodreads | Amazon)
I've been eying this one up for a while so I was so excited to get it!
The Duff by Kody Keplinger (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Designated Ugly Fat Friend
I've heard good things about this one so I'm super excited to read it!
Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton (Goodreads | Amazon)
Another Glamorous Love Story From the Author of Jessie Hearts NYC 
I loved Jessie Hearts NYC so I can't wait to get stuck into this!
Saving June by Hannah Harrington (Goodreads | Amazon)
Your Sister Is Dead.
Your Family's Falling Apart.
How Do You Remember Who You Are?
This one just looks amazing: and I've heard SO many good things about it!
Gods and Warriors (Gods and Warriors, Book One) by Michelle Paver (Goodreads | Amazon)
This is AMAZING!!  I'm desperate for the next book in the series!!
Seconds Away (Mickey Bolitar, Book Two) by Harlan Coben (Goodreads | Amazon)
You're Only A Moment From Death
Another copy, gotta love it! ;)
Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill (Goodreads | Amazon)
This, from what I read, is hilarious!  Can't wait! 
Fated (Fated, Book One) by Sarah Alderson (Goodreads | Amazon)
What Happens If The Person You Love
Is The One Who Must Betray You
O.M.G.  This book is AMAZING!!  I LOVE it!!  So, so, so amazingly, insanely good!  I NEED the sequel!! :D
Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones (Goodreads | Amazon)
It's Not The Ghosts You Need To Worry About...
This looks awesome - so wonderfully spooky! 
Under My Hat: Tales From the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan (Goodreads | Amazon)
Gotta love witchy books!! :D
Anthem For Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce (Goodreads | Amazon)
Two Teenagers Fight The Biggest Battle Of All...
Reading this at the moment: so, so amazing.  I have a feeling it's also going to be heartbreaking...

From YA Crime Panel (Well, they got signed):

Knock Down (Street Duty, Book One) by Chris Ould (Goodreads | Amazon)
Brilliant, brilliant book.  Loved it!  
Crusher (Crusher, Book One) by Niall Leonard (Goodreads | Amazon)
Betrayal (Empty Coffins, Book Two) by Gregg Olsen (Goodreads | Amazon)
Amazing, amazing, amazing book!  Can't wait for Book Three!!  

From Gods and Warriors Launch Party:

Gods and Warriors Poster
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver (Goodreads | Amazon)
3x Gods and Warriors Bookmarks

From The Guardian's Children Books Awards:

Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Goodreads | Amazon)
Loved this book so, so much!  Plus love the cover: the white bits above the heart look like two faces: cool or what?!  Check it out: here!
Soonchild by Russell Hoban (Goodreads | Amazon)
This looks very different and beautiful: the pictures are amazing.  I can't wait!
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Audio CD by Jill Tomlinson (Goodreads | Amazon)
I remember reading this to my brother (I think): it's the sweetest book.  I'm going to give it to my little cousin to enjoy!  :)
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Goodreads | Amazon)
This is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize!  It's amazing, obviously!  :D
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Goodreads | Amazon)
Welcome To The World's Deadliest Town...
This is apparently brilliant, according to one of the Young Critics, and I can't wait to read it!
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle (Goodreads | Amazon)
I've always loved Roddy Doyle so I can't wait to read this!
Bullet Boys by Ally Kennen (Goodreads | Amazon)
Can't wait to read this!!
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton (Goodreads | Amazon)
I absolutely adore this cover!!! It's so, so amazing and original!! :D  The book sounds great too!! ;)
Guardian Bag and Bookmark


Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Goodreads | Amazon
Does This Girl Look Like A Murderer To You?
I've always loved Patterson and cannot WAIT to read this!! :D
Hunting Lila (Lila, Book One) by Sarah Alderson (Goodreads | Amazon)
You Can't Run From The Truth
After reading Fated, I just had to read this!  Can't wait!!!
The Hunting (Repossession, Book Two) by Sam Hawksmoor (Goodreads | Amazon)
Be Hunted, Or Become The Hunter
I loved The Repossession and couldn't wait to read this one! :D
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate (Goodreads | Amazon)
And Girl Creates Boy
This just called to me - it was impossible to resist for some reason!
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson (Goodreads | Amazon)
This looks so horrible and so amazing!  Can't wait to read it!
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (Goodreads | Amazon)
The New Sherlock Holmes Novel
Love Holmes.  Love Horowitz.  Enough said.
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, Book One) by Raymond Chandler (Goodreads | Amazon)
Chris Ould kept on mentioning Raymond Chandler.  What can I say.  I was curious. :)

Well that's me.  I really must do these more often.  And, y'know, on time.  Ah well.
How you're all great and having a great Fireworks Night! :D


Anya said...

Nice haul, I'm impressed! Emma is brilliant, and looking forward to hearing what you think of Eve and Adam, that't on my TBR shelf

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Thanks! I love Jessie so I'm very excited for Emma! :D