Sunday, 10 October 2010

In My Mailbox/What I'm reading - Oct 10th - 16th 2010.

A 2-in-1 meme!

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.

For review:

This was surprise review book and it's one I've really been looking forward to reading after hearing so many good things about it from US blogger who've already read it. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff releases in the UK in January 2011. Thanks to Simon & Schuster UK for review copy.

From Goodreads: Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie comes from a world of tunnels and black, murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattoed princess. He is a replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago when it was stolen away by the fey. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world. Mackie would give anything just to be normal, to live quietly amongst humans, practice his bass guitar and spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem, where he must face down the dark creatures and find his rightful place - in our world, or theirs.


I finally got around to buying Wondrous Strange. I've been meaning to read this for ages. Love the covers of this series!

From Goodreads: 17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

Reading now: 

Just about to start reading Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready. I've heard all good things. I bought this book ages ago. I don't know why I've taken so long to get around to reading it!

Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.


  1. I really want The Replacement! It looks awesome and I cannot get enough of that cover!!

    Hope you enjoy all your books! Especially Shade, it's one of my favourites this year! :)

  2. How are you liking Shade so far? The Replacement sounds fantastic!

  3. I actually prefer the UK version better which is good because in my country we always have the UK cover version. Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox

  4. You seem to have a blue cover thing going. :) I think I like this cover for The Replacement better than the US cover - too creepy! The book sounds good though!

  5. I recently got The Replacement too. I like the UK cover much better than the US one. Wondrous Strange and Shade are both somewhere on my TBR stack. I hope you enjoy all your new books. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  6. I enjoy Lesley Livingston's books. They are not in my favorites but they are very good. I hope you like your reads!

  7. awesome books! you've got some great reading ahead of you! hope you enjoy them all!! happy reading!

  8. I still have to read Shade..happy reading:) here is my IMM:

  9. The Replacement looks awesome. I'm looking forward in reading it.

    You can check out my IMM here

  10. I have been meaning to read Shade and Wondrous Strange as well. I can't wait to hear what you think of them! Enjoy your books!

  11. Great books! I want to read Wondrous Strange, but I'll wait for your review first.

  12. @Mr Lonely - and what about those books I got this week, Mr. Lonely - what do you think of them?! lol!

    @Lyndsey - I didn't get to start Shade yet. Planning to tonight!

  13. I have alot of books like your Shade, that I bought ages ago and still haven't gotten to them! Hope you enjoy it, I still haven't read that one either! Oh, I like that cover for Replacement! It almost make it look like part of the Fallen series!

  14. I LOVE the cover for The Replacement!! Can't wait for your review :)

    Come by and see my experimental IMMB

  15. Awesome books as always. I am also dying to read The Replacement and can't wait to hear what you think of Wondrous Strange and Shade! :)

  16. The UK cover for the replacement is so much better. It makes me want to read it even more than I already do.
    My IMM

  17. Ooh, that Replacement cover is cool - I haven't seen it before. I've been meaning to read Wondrous Strange too! I hope you enjoy your books. Have a great week :)

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

  18. I hadn't heard of the replacement. it looks so good!

  19. nevermind, i HAVE heard of it, but your cover makes me want to read it so much more than US version!

  20. I really enjoyed The Replacement, I hope you do too. Shade looks great too.

  21. these books look so great! i've been wanting to read the replacement but first i have to find the money! anyway i really love fey type books, even dark ones, so i'll have to save up..
    or ask for it for christmas!


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