Sunday, 7 November 2010

In My Mailbox #21 - 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.

Click on links for Goodreads descriptions.

For Review:

I actually got this one last week via Netgalley & HarperTeen, but I forgot to include it in last weeks post. Ooops! I've already heard some good things about this one, so can't wait to get started!




New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard’s new series weaves a mystery of long-lost twins, mistaken identities, a duplicitous circle of friends, and cold-blooded murder. Combining juicy plot lines, to-die-for lifestyles, a tangled web of friendship and romance, magnetic characters, and sharp-witted narration from the afterlife, The Lying Game is an alluring cross between Pretty Little Liars and The Lovely Bones.

Foster kid Emma Paxton has only just discovered Sutton Mercer, the wealthy twin sister she never knew she had, when Sutton drops off the face of the earth, asking Emma to cover for her at home, school, and with her friends—just for a few days. At first Emma enjoys trying on her sister’s fabulous life: her fiercely loyal friends, her adoring boyfriend, her close-knit family. But as Emma is drawn deeper into Sutton’s world she finds the friends are not so fabulous, the boyfriend is not who she wants to be with, and the family is clinging to long-buried secrets and a veneer of functionality. And worst of all, Sutton may not be coming back. In fact, someone may have made sure she never could…and that someone knows Emma is not who she claims to be. Emma will need all her wits to survive The Lying Game.

There is a long story behind my review copy of Dead Politician Society. I was mailed a copy for review in August, but it didn't arrive until this week along with another copy of the book that author Robin Spano had arranged to be sent out to me. So now I have two copies.  Expect a giveaway along with my review...coming soon!




After the mayor falls down dead in the middle of a speech, a clandestine student society claims credit for his demise.

Clare Vengel is given her first undercover assignment: to pose as a student and penetrate the society. A streetwise amateur mechanic, Clare finds university a foreign land, and has trouble creating an in with the suspects. She quickly alienates a popular professor and loses the respect of police superiors.

When another politician is killed, Clare kicks herself into high gear. She forges friendships with students and makes inroads into the secret society.

As the body count rises, Clare realizes that the murderer she has to unmask is someone she has come to consider a friend. She only hopes that the friend doesn't unmask her first.

From Bookmooch:

Another good week on Bookmooch. I got these two books that I've had on my wishlist for quite a while!



This one is described  as Pretty Little Liars meets My So-Called Life. Sounds good to me!

Beige by Cecil Castellucci
I've always liked the sound of this one - it sounds dark and edgy. I've read some mixed reviews, though!


I didn't buy any books this week due to my ongoing problem with The Book Depository and Paypal. :(

If you've read any of these books, I'd love to know what you thought! Share your IMM links in comments and I will stop by your blog to check out what you got this week! :)

29 comments :

  1. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.
    Come and link reviews of books with a Coming of Age theme on this week's Read My Review

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  2. The Lying Game, read many good reviews about this one:) Never heard of Bookmooch, but it must be good, because it brought you two books of your wishlist!
    my Mailbox

    And don't forget to check out my giveaway... just click here!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading the Lying Game!

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  4. awesome books! Did you see that you were mentioned by Kristi in her Vlog?

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  5. @Kirsty - yeah, I saw that! Now I just hope that Kristi enjoys Angel. I think she'll love it because it's AWESOME!!

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  6. Awesome books! I also have The Lying Game from NetGalley- keep forgetting to put that in my Imm! Now just need to find a way to read it.. ;)

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  7. These books look good; I haven't heard of them, but I look forward to your reviews. Enjoy them all.

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  8. Those sound great! I have Pretty Little Liars, I just haven"t read them. Check out my blog, I think you might like what I got this week! i'm your follower now, so just find me there!

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  9. I like the sound of Beautiful Americans - will be adding that to my wish list.

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  10. These all sound really good! Happy reading! =)

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  11. Oooh nice haul! Looking forward to your thoughts on The Lying Game and I have Beautiful Americans but I haven't read it yet - looks great though! Hope you enjoy your books x

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  12. The Lying Game sounds like such a fun read. Hope you enjoy all of your new books! :D

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  13. I got the Lying Game too, it's good. I still have to write a review for it. Beige looks cute! Enjoy the books you got this week.

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  14. Happy reading and have a great rest of the weekend!
    here is mine

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  15. Oh I have the Lying Game as well, I can't wait to read your thoughts on it! I'll be looking for your review of Dead Politician Society as well. Happy Reading!

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  16. I have just requested the Lying Game, wish me luck! It looks really good. I need to read some more of the books I requested...

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  17. I've heard mixed reviews about Beige as well ... but, I thought it sounded good. Please let me know your thoughts on it after you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you're having a great weekend and here's to an even better upcoming week!! ;)

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  18. Looks like you got some great book this week. The Lying Game looks interesting and i agree I've heard some great things about it as well. Happy reading!

    Here's my mailbox for this week

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  19. I love the Beautiful Americans series! I hope you like it too!

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  20. i really like the cover of beige! can't wait to hear what you think!

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  21. The Lying Game sounds good!


    My mailbox is here.

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  22. Whoo hoo The Lying Game! Loved it - hope you will too. :)

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  23. These all sounds really good! Glad your Dead Polititian finally got to you. :) I love the cover of Beige, I've never heard of that one before!

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  24. I've never heard of Beautiful Americans.. but it sounds interesting! You got some great books this week!

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  25. I'm so glad that you've read some of the Chalet School, there aren't very many other bloggers that I have that I know who have. They should be re-printed even if they are a little bit old-fashioned.
    The Lying Game looks fantastic, I've discovered through getting a NetGalley account that reading on the computer is impossible for me and I don't have an e-reader which is rather unfortunate.

    Happy reading :)

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  26. A great selection of books. They all look great. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox
    and don't forget to enter the giveaway

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  27. Beige intrigues me a lot, never heard of it!
    I want to read Beautiful Americans for a long time. I'm looking forward to read your review :)

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  28. Fab books this week! I have The Lying Game too and can't wait to see what you think :)

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  29. I haven't even heard of Beige, but I LOVED the The PLAIN Janes by Cecil Castelluci!

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