The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

In My Mailbox (#3)

In My Mailbox is a meme created and hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren with inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It basically give book bloggers everywhere the opportunity to share what books they have received/bought/librarised (yes, I know that librarised is not a word) over the last week. It's also responsible for my personal wish list and TBR piles growing by several dozen titles each week as I get inspired by what everyone else gets in their mailbox...
All book titles link to further info at Goodreads

Not much this week, as playing catch up reading for the last two weeks.


Deadly Little Secrets
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Hyperion 2008

Was quite excited about reading this, but finished it yesterday and thought it suffered from an original idea ruined by several unoriginal plot points.  Review to follow soon.

I Heart You, You Haunt Me
Lisa Schroeder
Simon Pulse 2008

I wouldn't normally have picked up a book written entirely in free verse (despite being a great poetry lover) as I couldn't imagine a whole story being told that way.  However, I have read so many wonderful reviews of this that I am really looking forward to reading it.  And it looks gorgeous.


The Ask and The Answer
Patrick Ness
Walker 2009

I recently read The Knife of Never Letting Go (see my review here) and was completely bowled over.  I am now about 50 pages into The Ask and the Answer and am completely astounded.  Astonishing writing.


Robby said…
Deadly Little Secrets is great! I love Laurie Faria Stolarz.
I've been itching to read I Heart You, You Haunt Me. :]
Danny said…
My friend pushy from the Bookworms read and reviewed I heart You You haunt me and loved it!! I couldn't bring myself to read it because I'm a bit afraid of the verses , but all I heard is that it's an awesome book!

Oh and Deadly little Secrets should be awesome as well, but I also haven't read it!
Alayne said…
Oooh I want to read Ness's books. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Lauren said…
I loved I Heart You, it's completely changed the way I feel about verse novels. And having just read The Knife of Never Letting Go, I can basically guarantee that I'll buy The Ask and The Answer the next time I pass a bookstore. I hope you'll let us know what you think of it!
Splendibird said…
I just finished The Ask and The Answer - it is extraordinary. Am currently writing up notes for the review so should be up soon!
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