Saturday, 18 September 2010

In My Mailbox #14 - New Books This Week!

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren in which bloggers share the books they have received each week.

I had some spooky books in my mailbox this week. I think I might save them for some Halloween reading! I do love a good ghost story!
Click on links for Goodreads/Amazon descriptions:

For Review:




The Dead of Winter (finished copy) by Chris Priestley

I haven't read this author before, but I like the sound of these books. Perfectly gothic, and just in time for Halloween too.  In the press release for The Dead of Winter, the author mentions that he has been inspired by Poe and in particluar The Fall of the The House of Usher for this book, which is a tale I love, so I'm looking forward to reading this one!



WON:

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden.

But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.

And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

Let me know if you have read any of these books and share your IMM links in comments. :)
Thanks to Bloomsbury and Simon & Schuster for review copies and to Disney Hyperion for the competition win!

22 comments :

  1. Some really good books this week. Enjoy :D

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  2. You have some great reading to look forward to! Here’s my IMMB

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  3. Awesome books this week. I haven't read any of them so I will definitely be keeping an eye out for your reviews. I really am interested in The Candidates. It's sounds promising!

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  4. I haven't heard of any of these but they sound fab. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.

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  5. Awesome books! They all look fabulous :)

    Hope you enjoy them all!

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  6. Never heard of those review books - they look absolutely creepy! Hope you enjoy. Also, The Candidates is supposedly awesome. I wish my copy were here instead of in the US, in my friend's brother's room, unopened. :\ What a shame.

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  7. I got the Chris Priestly books too and cant wait to get round to them :D

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  8. Chris Priestley is really good. I enjoyed both of his books you got this week, and I hope you do too. The Tales of Terror stories are so cool - can't wait to see which is your favourite!

    Enjoy!

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  9. Great books! I really want to read Dead of Winter! Looks so spooky!

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  10. Ooh, I love your book selection this week. I'm dying to read The Candidates - looks like it's going to be an awesome read. Your spooky reads look fantastic too - can't wait to read your review of Dead of Winter especially :)

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  11. The Chris Priestly books look good, I'm looking forward to those...nice and spooky for Halloween!

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  12. The Dead of Winter looks fab! Enjoy all your new books :)

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  13. Nice mailbox! They do look spooky. I have been hearing good things about The Candidates. I hope you enjoy it. My YA mailbox is here. Happy reading!

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  14. You won The Candidates ! That book looks so good and I love the covers. Happy reading and a great mailbox :)

    Here's my mailbox for the week

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  15. Oooh great books! I can't wait to read Curse of the Wendigo!

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  16. oooh, you're definitely ready for halloween!! these look great!

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  17. Fantastic books! The Candidates looks really interesting. Happy reading!

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  18. Nice books this week! I’m looking forward to reading The Candidates too.

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  19. Great reads. I've heard good things about The Candidates.
    My IMM

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  20. Great reads! I want to read The Candidates! :) Thanks for sharing. Check out my IMM here: http://seescootread.blogspot.com/2010/09/in-my-mailbox-8.html

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