Sunday, 27 February 2011

My Book Haul/In My Mailbox

The Story Siren hosts a weekly meme where bloggers can share what goodies they've purchased/received this week. If you get a chance head over to The Story Siren and check out what everyone is up to!

I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
Publisher: UK - Penguin
John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him. But you can’t run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about – and who care about him. Never in John’s short life has there been space for friendship, or even love. But it’s just a matter of time before John’s secret is revealed. He was once one of nine. Three of them have been killed. John is Number Four. He knows that he is next . . .

As the film of this is out soon, I thought I'd pick up the book when it was on offer in my local supermarket. 

Virgin Widow - Anne O'Brien
Publisher: UK - MIRA
 A daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker, Anne Neville cannot dictate her own future. Her marriage will be political, made purely to advance her family's interests. But at the age of fourteen, her father's treason forces her into exile, and into an uneasy betrothal with Edward of Lancaster. Edward is changeable and completely controlled by his powerful mother, Margaret of Anjou. In a hostile, impoverished court, Anne finds herself at the mercy of other's whims. On her wedding night, the audience assembled to witness her bedding instead witnesses a royal humiliation. At the point of consummation, Queen Margaret forbids the act. Anne went to her husband's bed a virgin, and she will remain so. The battle for the crown of England rages, and Anne's husband must fight for his cause. But he is foully done to death by Richard, Duke of Gloucester - a man who twice before has been betrothed to Anne. Anne must decide where her loyalties lie. And during the reign of King Edward, the wrong decision could mean death

This is another book my Mum has lent me and has told to read now! Apparently it's really good... :)

Sanctus - Simon Toyne
Publisher: UK - Harper Collins (April 2011)
The certainties of the modern world are about to be blown apart by a three thousand year-old conspiracy nurtured by blood and lies …
A man throws himself to his death from the oldest inhabited place on the face of the earth, a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin. This is no ordinary suicide but a symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is witnessed by the entire world.
But few understand it. For charity worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others in the know, it is what they have been waiting for. The cowled and secretive fanatics that live in the Citadel suspect it could mean the end of everything they have built – and they will kill, torture and break every law to stop that. For Liv Adamsen, New York crime reporter, it begins the next stage of a journey into the heart of her own identity.
And at that journey's end lies a discovery that will change EVERYTHING …

This was an Arc I recieved from Waterstones. Sounds like the typical ancient mystery adventure.

So what did you pick up this week? :)


  1. i am number four is awesome - hope you enjoy it!

  2. A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. Happy Reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  3. I still need to read I am Number Four! I've heard it's great and I'm excited to see the movie, I'll probably go see that first before I read so I'm not watching the movie and looking for every little thing they changed from the book!

  4. Fab reads! I'm curious about I Am Number Four. I'm not sure if I'd like it or not. I hope you do!
    My IMM

  5. I want to know what you think about I am Number 4. Hope you enjoy it. Great haul! It's awesome! ;)

  6. I've had I Am Number Four on my shelf for a while but still haven't got to it. Hope you enjoy your books this week!