Saturday, 6 August 2011

In My Mailbox - 6th August 2011

As if I didn't have enough to read already, my huge stack of books has just got huger and more awesomer. Check out the fab titles I received over the past week:

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Beauty really does lie in the eye of the beholder.
Seventeen year old Bianca Piper is smart, cynical, loyal - and well aware that she's not the hot one in her group of friends. But when high-school jock and all round moron Wesley Rush tells her she's a DUFF - a Designated, Ugly Fat Friend - Bianca does not see the funny side.
She may not be a beauty but she'd never stoop so low as to go anywhere near the likes of Wesley... Or would she? Bianca is about to find out that attraction defies looks and that sometimes your sworn enemies can become your best friends...
Funny, thoughtful and written by the author when she was only 17, this novel will speak to every teenage girl who has ever thought they were a DUFF...
Released: 5th April 2012

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton
When love is tangled up in magic, how do you know what's real?
Fast paced, sensuous writing from exciting debut talent Ruth Warburton. A Witch in Winter tells the heart-wrenching story of a couple meant to be together, but being forced apart.
Released: 5th January 2012

The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor
An intense, edgy thriller for readers who love suspense, action and romance.
Believing she is possessed, Genie Magee's mother has imprisoned her all summer. Beautiful Rian, love of her life, sets her free, but their escape washes them up at a remote farmhouse.
Why are there newspaper clippings of missing kids pinned to the walls? And should they believe the stories about the experiments at the Fortress, an underground research station nearby?
Released: 1st March 2012

Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
Not such a long time ago, in a Middle School not so far, far away...
Something amazing happened. A weird kid named Dwight made an origami finger puppet of Yoda. (That wasn't the amazing thing - just typical Dwight weirdness) The amazing thing was that Origami Yoda gave great advice. He could predict the date of a pop quiz, tell a guy if a girl liked him or not, and keep kids from embarrassing themselves in a dozen different ways. Most of the sixth graders were convinced he was using The Force. 
But now, a year later, it's a dark time at McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight has been suspended and may be expelled, which means no more Origami Yoda. Even worse, Darth Paper, a puppet created by Dwight's nemesis Harvey, has taken Yoda's place. He spews insults and evil and just may be responsible for getting Dwight kicked out in the first place. Now the kids of McQuarrie are trying to build a case to save Dwight. This is their case file.
Released: very soon!

Heaven by Christoph Marzi
The night that Heaven lost her heart was cold and moonless.
But the blade that sliced it out was warm with her dark blood.
An utterly compelling urban fairy tale where love, death and the stars collide.
Released: February 2012

The Killables by Gemma Malley
Evil has been eradicated. The City has been established. And citizens may only enter after having the 'evil' part of their brain removed. They are labelled on the System according to how 'good' they are. If they show signs of the evil emerging, they are labelled a K... But no one knows quite what that means. Only that they disappear, never to be seen again...
Released: March 2012

VIII by H. M. Castor
Destined for greatness... tormented by demons.
VIII is the story of Hal: a young, handsome, gifted warrior, who believes he has been chosen to lead his people. But he is plagued by the ghosts of his family's violent past and, once he rises to power, he turns to murder and rapacious cruelty. He is Henry VIII.
Released: October 2011

Right, I'm off to get reading! So much goodness on my shelves right now!


  1. wow they all sound pretty good!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts

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  2. I'm 100 pages into VIII and it's outstanding!

  3. Great books! A witch in winter looks great!

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  4. The DUFF is a great book. Hope you enjoy it too.

  5. Wow you got a lot this week! The Witch Hunter looks pretty awesome. I hope you enjoy everything!

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  6. Shoot, I just realized I read that completely wrong. A Witch in Winter looks good! Haha, sorry for my awful reading ability...good thing I'm a book blogger huh? :)

  7. The Duff is AMAZING. You are gonna LOVE it!! =D

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  8. "Heaven" is an amazing book!
    Really nice that it was translated now :D

  9. The Repossession sounds amazing and that picture on the cover is awesome! can't wait to read it!

  10. Wow! I cannot wait to read The Killables! Wonderful mailbox!

  11. Did you read the Repossession? Have just finished it and loved it!