Monday, 20 June 2011

In My Mailbox - 20th June 2011

Happy Monday folks!

These are all the goodies I have received over the past week, complete with blurbs...

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Thousands gather to watch the horses and the sea that washes the blood from the sand. The mounts are savage water horses. There are no horses more beautiful, more fearless, more deadly. To race them can be suicide but the danger is irresistible. 
Sean and Puck both enter the Races hope to change their lives. But first they'll have to survive.

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
A ship heading for New Earth is halfway through its incredible journey across the galaxy.
On board, sixteen-year-olds Waverley and Kieran are part of the first generation born in space. 
They are in love.
They believe their future is written in the stars.
They have never seen a stranger before...
... until the day they are wrenched apart, and suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives.

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
Norfolk, 1962. It's a hot summer during the cold war. 
Clem, a working-class boy from a council estate, and Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, are conducting a furtive and high-risk relationship.
Meanwhile, the world's superpowers are moving towards nuclear confrontation. 
With the Cuban Missile Crisis looming, it seems that time is running out for Frankie and Clem. There are things they need to do before the world explodes. 

The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton
Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion, with no one to talk to but Periwinkle the pigeon. Her days are filled with floor-sweeping, bed-making and soup-stirring. Her nights are filled with dreams of her mother, who vanished long ago. Nothing incredible has ever happened to Lettie, until one winter's night.
The night the Snow Merchant comes.
He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in a mahogany suitcase, he carries his newest invention.
It is an invention that will change Lettie's life - and the world - forever. 
It is an invention called snow.
The Snow Merchant is a fantasy filled with family secrets, magical transformations and wild adventure. Join Lettie on her journey to uncover the true meaning of snow, family and friendship.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Sixteen-year-old Alex is hiking through the wilderness when it happens: an earth-shattering electro-magnetic pulse that destroys everything.
Survivors are divided between those who have developed a superhuman sense and those who have acquired a taste for human flesh. These flesh-hunters stalk the land: hungry, ruthless and increasingly clever...
Alex meets up with Tom, a young army veteran, and Ellie, a lost girl, and they will fight together and be torn apart. Alex must face the most difficult question of all: in such a vastly changed world, who can you trust?
A story of high-wire tension, gut-wrenching twists and burgeoning love, Ashes will leave you breathless.


  1. The Scorpio Races and Ashes sound like good books. I will have to keep my eye out for them

  2. Must admit, I can't wait to read the Scorpio Races. And it came in a tube! IN A TUBE!!!