The Mountains of Instead

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

IMM (#9)

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. All book titles link to further info at Goodreads.

Kiss It
Erin Downing
Simon Pulse 2010

I saw this being promoted by the author and thought it looked quite interesting.  I've read both good and scathing reviews and am interested to see how it pans out for me.

Sisters Red
Jackson Pearce
Hodder Children's Books 2010
I've wanted to read this for ages and was very excited when I saw it on a buy-one-get-one-free offer in my local supermarket.  I love fairytale re-tellings and this one looks particularly orignal.

The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer
ATOM 2010
The other half of the B-O-G-O-F offer.  I couldn't not, really...  I've read, and enjoyed, all the Twilight saga and this looks like an interesting addition.  Also, I think that it has one of the best covers that I've seen in ages. 

Melissa De La Cruz
ATOM 2010 
I read the first in this series fairly recently and found it an enjoyable, light read.  My daughter has been ill this week and I wanted to make sure that I had something on my shelf that I could pick up in the middle of yet another sleepless night and not find too taxing - I think that Schuyler and friends will fit the bill nicely.

Everything Beautiful
Simmone Howell
Bloomsbury 2009
I actually had no intention of reading this book - I saw the words "Christian camp" and mentally crossed it off my list.  I have nothing against Christian fiction but tend to find it a bit preachy, which I don't appreciate.  However, I've read some great reviews of this title that lead me to believe that it is not at all what I was expecting and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Pretty Bad Things
C.J. Skuse
Chicken House 2010

I found this in my local library.  I vaguely remember reading a few reviews of it a while back and thought it looked like it might be quite original.  

The Prince Of Mist
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Orion 2010

I got this in audio book format as part of a promotion for Audible.  It didn't cost me anything and I loved The Shadow of The Wind by the same author.  Will have to haul my sewing machine out, as I only really listen to audio books while sewing.  The Prince Of Mist has given me a great incentive to start quilting again!  


Lauren said…
You know what? You have awesome taste. Sisters Red is one of my favourites this year, and Pretty Bad Things just about knocked my socks off. They're both fierce and I love them. Hope you enjoy too. :D
brandileigh2003 said…
Good selection this week: I am looking forward to Bree Tanner. Happy Reading! Here is my IMMB if you want a peek: Blkosiner Book Blog
Splendibird said…
Right back at you, Lauren! I would happily read everything on your IMM this week!
Wow, I wish my supermarket had a great BOGO deals like that!! I'm halfway through Sisters Red and its amazing so far! You got some great stuff! Happy reading!
Nomes said…
nice selection. i really liked Everything Beautiful :) And I cant wait for Sisters red! Will be looking forward to reading some of your reviews.
prophecygirl said…
I've read all of those except The Prince of Mist, and I enjoyed them all! Hope you do too. Great week!
Fabulous selection of books - I'm also dying to read Sisters Read and Kiss it. Also, how fabulous is that Masquerade cover? I'm hoping to get around to reading that this week. Enjoy your reads!
Awesome books. Blue Bloods rock, Sisters Red is fantastic, Bree is awesome. Need I say more :D
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