Sunday, 22 April 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 Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
Publisher: UK - RazorBill
Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer -- they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

I recieved this for review from RazorBill - looks like it could be a interesting contemporary YA read...I read it this week and really enjoyed it - expect a review soon!

Plague Town - Dana Fredsti
Publisher: Titan
Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down.
A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a 'Wild-Card' -- immune to the virus -- and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.

So maybe I don't need any more UF books on my TBR pile, but I'd had a bad day and needed a pick me up. Between the visit to Forbidden Planet and a lovely chat to a wonderful woman in the shop who kept recommending UF books I already owned, my mood improved massively. And this book was the cherry on top. Anything described as Buffy meets the Walking Dead is something I want to read! :-)

It Takes A Witch - Heather Blake
Publisher: Signet
Darcy Merriweather has just discovered she hails from a long line of Wishcrafters-witches with the power to cast spells by making a wish. She's come to Enchanted Village to learn her trade but finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation...

This just looks like a lot of fun - do I need another reason? :)

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs - Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?
After a fun review by Melissa at Books & Things, I decided I wanted to check this book out and luckily it was available on read it-swap it! Yay! :-)

So have you bought or recieved any books that have cheered you up this week? :)


  1. I just finished reading The Summer I Turned Pretty and it was so so good! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  2. Oh I'm so curious about it takes a witch, I would love to read it and I forgot to buy it lol. I really enjoyed the Molly harper book as well, I hope it will be the same for you.

    My IMM

  3. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs looks really, really good! Happy reading and looking forward to your thoughts on them :)
    Reviews by Molly's IMM

  4. The Summer I Turned Pretty sounds like a good read and I love the cover for Plague Town.

    Great haul and thanks for stopping by my IMM

  5. Great books this week. I'll look out for your review of The Summer I Turned Pretty.
    I LOVE Forbidden Planet- It's amazing isn't it!

  6. I've been listening to Nice Girl's Don't Have Fangs, it's taking me ages but I'm quite enjoying it:)

  7. I've been wanting to read Molly Harper's series forever. I've heard it's really cute! I've heard The Summer I Turned Pretty is good too although I hate love triangles! Happy reading and thanks for visiting My IMM!

  8. SQUEE! Awesome mailbox week hun!!! Can't wait to hear all thought thoughts for these awesome titles!!! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!

  9. Wow lots of books this week! I have not heard of a lot of them. I always feel so behind when I go through others IMM. Hope you enjoy

  10. It takes a witch sounds like my kind of chick lit. Thanks for sharing!

    Talk Supe IMM

  11. I haven't read any of the 'Nice Girls' series, but they do look fun!

    (My IMM)

  12. Jenny Han's books are awesome! I have the 3rd Summer I turned Pretty book waiting for me to read! Hope you love it :) Check out my Mailbox:

  13. Enjoy your new books :D I have only read Harper but she was fun

  14. I've heard a lot about Plague Town, Mel! Really looking forward to your review ;) and i agree, let's have a race :)))

  15. Summer I Turned Pretty sounds good - got it on my TBR pile & still need to read it though! It Takes a Witch sounds fun! Great haul! Hope you enjoy them all! <3

  16. Forbidden Planet is so bad if you want to save money...I always end up spending more than I wanted to when I got there. Definitely want to read Plague Town from your description!

  17. you got some great books this week! I love Molly Harper, enjoy :) Book Savvy Babe

  18. Wow! That is an amazing mailbox this week. :) I want to get Plaque Town and I have Molly Harpers 1st book on my Nook, I just need to get to reading it. :) Have a great week!