Saturday, 14 August 2010

In My Mailbox #11 - 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.

Super busy week with real life getting in the way of reading and blogging! Argh! Hopefully normal service will be resumed very soon!  In the meantime, I had lots of lovely books in my mailbox this week!

Click on links for Goodreads/Amazon descriptions. 

For review:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I've heard so many good things about this book. I received it as part of the Transworld summer reading challenge I'm taking part in.

A Trick of the Dark by B.R. Collins

Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley
I'm going to save this one for a winter's night when I can curl up in front of the fire and read it. Sounds like a spooky ghost story!

The Legacy by Gemma Malley


At the start of this mesmerizing new installment of the Immortals series, Ever is helping her friend Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and carelessly putting them all at risk, their friendship becomes more and more strained. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into magick in order to get control over her enemy Roman and free Damen from his power. But when the spell she casts on Roman backfires, she’s bound to her deadliest enemy. Frantic to reverse the spell the moment the moon enters a new phase, she finds her efforts are fruitless—there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, one that propels her toward Roman. Desperate to break free of this terrible curse before Damen or the twins can discover what she’s done, she turns to Jude and delves deeper and deeper into dark magick, ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including Damen.

I'm so excited that my copy of Dark Flame finally arrived three weeks after I ordered it. Three weeks!! Anyway, I can't wait to read it. Love this series!


Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
I've heard this is a little like Gossip Girl. Should be a fun read!
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

I've wanted to read this for a long time, and now thank to the lovely Simay at Zimlicious I can since she sent me a copy as a gift. Thank you! <3

If you've read any of these books, I'd love to know what you thought. Share your IMM links in comments.


  1. Dark Flame was great and you're gonna love VA! Awesome series!

    Don't you just hate when real life gets in the way of reading?

    We have an award for you at I'd So Rather Be Reading:

  2. Awesome books! Yay for Vampire Academy, that series is amazing :)

    Happy reading!

  3. THE LEGACY?! So so so so so lucky! I desperately need to get a copy of that before it's published in September! Hope you enjoy reading it!

  4. Some fab books this week! Ive been missing you and our BB obsession chats! x

  5. Fabulous, fabulous books you've got this week. I also have to read Vampire Academy and am dying to read If I stay as well. Hope you enjoy your books! Been wondering why it's been all quiet on your side of the world :)

  6. Great books! I almost didn't recognize If I Stay with that cover. It's a great book, though. Enjoy them all!

  7. If I Stay is such a beautiful book, I hope you enjoy it as well as all your other great new books! :)

  8. I want to read all of the books you got this week they look lovely!!!

  9. I loved Vampire Academy. I hope you like it too. I love the cover of If I Stay. I am looking forward to reading that one, hopefully this week.

  10. i loved vampire academy! i hope you like it!

  11. Yay for Dark Flame!! You got the US copy right? x

  12. I loved If I Stay, I hope you enjoy it!

  13. Nice books this week! The Legacy sounds good :P

  14. I love that cover of If I Stay..beautiful! Dead of Winters and Legacy both sounds pretty amazing. Enjoy!!

  15. Such a good week! I want to read a lot of the ones you got.
    Here is my mailbox for the week <3

  16. Great haul! I must get myself a copy of The Legacy eventually! Happy reading!

  17. Hope you enjoy the books! I really hope I can continue reading the Evermore series since I'd read Bluemoon.*sigh*

  18. Great books this week! I have Dark Flame too and need to get around to reading it. I hope it's better than Shadowland. I see you also got a few of my favorites. If I Stay is amazing and The Vampire Academy series is on my of all-time favorites. I look forward to your reviews!


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