Sunday, 18 March 2012

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!

The Intern - Dillon Khan
Publisher: Puffin
Jay Merchant has landed an internship for the best job in music television. He has access-all-areas to the biggest VIP parties and the hottest celebrities all over the world. The velvet rope has been lifted and now he's got to capture it on camera. But behind the scenes, Jay is thrown into a life of early starts, late nights, blood, sweat and tears. He has six months to turn his intern dream into a real job - but at what price? It's time to face the music...

I recieved this from Puffin for review - it sounds like a fun glimpse into the music world!

Becoming Nancy - Terry Ronald
Publisher: Corgi
For David Starr, being cast as Nancy in the upcoming school production of Oliver! is quite a shock. But David is up to the challenge. Living in a three-bedroom semi in 1970s' working-class East Dulwich, surrounded by his somewhat colourful relatives, he is bright, smart-mouthed, fanatical about pop music and ready to shine. Rehearsals begin, and he strikes up a friendship with the handsome yet enigmatic Maxie Boswell, captain of the school football team. As their alliance deepens it appears they might become more than just good friends, but that can't be right, can it? Discovering a confidant in empathetic teacher, Hamish McClarnon, and spurred on by his no-nonsense best friend, Frances Bassey, David takes on the school bully, the National Front, and anyone else who threatens to stand in the way of true love.

I won this from Transworlds Facebook page. It looks like a funny and fun reflection on life in the seventies!

White Corridor (Bryant and May 5) - Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Bantam
It’s an “impossible” crime—a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. And to make matters worse, the Unit has been shut down for a forced “vacation” and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics.
Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.

Bryant and May are a intriguing mystery pairing that I've enjoyed before - and hope to again!

Legend - Marie Lu
Publisher: UK - Razor Bill
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....
The truth they'll uncover will become legend

I had a day off this week and spent it doing my favourite things - book shopping and reading! I saw this on clearance at the Croydon WHSmith for £2 and snapped it up! They had plenty of books on offer and I allowed myself to pick a few that had been on my wishlist for a while including...

Second Grave On The Left - Darynda Jones
Publisher: Piatkus
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?

Okay, so this is another series I haven't started readling yet - but Jules from The Great, The Good and The Bad just adores this series and I trust that I will too! Plus another bargain for just £2!

So what have you picked up this week?


  1. Second grave on the left is just awesome, I hope you'll enjoy this series as much as I did.

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  2. I can't wait to read Legend. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  3. Oh neat sounding books. I do need to start the grave series. Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your reads. :)

  4. The Intern sounds great! I don't read much YA (or is it YA? I'm not sure?) that doesn't have supernatural elements in it, but this sounds fun, and I hope I can check it out sometime.
    Becoming Nancy also sounds quite interesting.

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  5. Woohoo, Mel! We love those bargains! :))) Great haul this week! I'm like you haven't started Charlie Madigan yet, but heard great reviews on it all over the blogs!

  6. Nice haul! And yay to the Marie Lu book! Hopefully it will make its way from my wishlist to my bookshelves any time soon now!

  7. Great set! The Intern sounds really interesting. I'll have to look for it.
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  8. Great haul! The UK cover for Legend is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine:

  9. Love the look of Legend!

  10. Awesome books :D
    Ohhh want wants 2nd grave

  11. Great books this week! I got The Intern too, it looks awesome! I really wanna read becoming Nancy too so I hope you enjoy it!

  12. I really like the UK cover for Legend. I have this book and my wishlist and think I need to buy a copy of it soon. Happy reading:)
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  13. Ooooh! Looks like you got some yummy books this week!

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Legend was a really great read! And Intern looks so good! I'd like to add that on my to-read list!

    Giselle from
    In My Mailbox