Sunday, 20 November 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!
Week two of the book buying ban is over - and still going strong! Yay me! Still my winning streak is going strong so I did get one win-book in the mail as well as a couple of arcs...

The Long Weekend - Savita Kalhan
Publisher: UK - Andersen Press
Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive?

I won this at Daisy Chain Book Reviews and it looks like a proper spooky read. Also as it's not a particularly long book I think I might try to sneak it into my reading schedule in the next few days.

The next two books I recieved ARCs from Templar publishing and both look like interesting additions to 2012 launches!

India Knight - Kirsty Murray
Publisher: Templar
MADRAS, 1910: two girls are caught up in a scandal that will change their lives forever. Singing and dancing across a hundred stages in a troupe of child performers, they travel by steam train into the heart of India. But as one disaster follows another, money runs short and tempers fray. What must the girls do to protect themselves, and how many lives will be ruined if they try to break free?

Don't Call Me Ishmael - Michael Gerard Bauer
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Hounded by the school bully and struck dumb in the presence of girls, the year doesn't get off to a good start for Ishmael when he is asked to take misfit James Scobie under his wing. However, life takes some unexpected turns as Ishmael and his friends embark on the most embarrassingly awful... and the best year of their lives.

What have you picked up this week? :)


  1. Good week Mel. To be honest, I've never even heard of these books but I'm going to look them up now. Thanks! Hope you enjoy them! ~ Donna

  2. I'm doing well on my book buying ban too :-) I have The Long Weekend on my Kindle but haven't got to it yet. Haven't heard of any of the others. Hope you enjoy.

  3. They all look soooo good. I have to put myself on a book buying ban now. Enjoy your new books!

    Here are my Imm's this week...

  4. India Dark arrived this week in my mailbox too! Looking forward to reading it. The Long Weekend looks really dark and scary! Enjoy your books :)

  5. Well done on sticking to your book buying ban! The long weekend looks spooky but it does sound good- I'll look out for your review!

  6. Hmm, Don't Call Me Ishmael sounds kind of interesting. It's been a while since I read any YA that wasn't paranormal/fantasy in some way - maybe it's time I found a 'normal' YA book again.

    My IMM is here: The Book Bundle


  7. I really wanna read the long weekend and I got India dark from the publisher too, can't wait to start that one! I hope you enjoy!

  8. I got India Dark too and it was amazing. Hope you enjoy it too! :)

  9. India Dark does look really good, interesting books as usual, Mel! :) Have a great week of reading!

  10. The Long Weekend looks amazing. I'm a complete cover slut and this cover is right up my street! I hope it'll be just as good as it looks. Don't call me Ishmael sounds interesting too! Hope you enjoy them all.

    Here's my IMM post for this week.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading,

    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea xxx

  11. Cool books this week! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!!

  12. I've heard so many good things about The Long Weekend, but I'm terrified to read it for myself. Looking forward to your thoughts on it though.

  13. Enjoy :D All new books to me so I can't say much about them

  14. Not heard of those book but I hope you enjoy them all

  15. Oh books I haven't really heard anything about. I can't wait for your reviews.

  16. Oooh The Long Weekend sounds creepy I must check that one out!

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  17. These look interesting. I hope you enjoy them!


  18. Happy reading! I hope you enjoy all these awesome books :)

    Here is my IMM