The Mountains of Instead

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

IMM (#22)

In My Mailbox is a meme created and hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren with inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture JunkieAll book titles link to further info at Goodreads.  All books in this IMM post have been received for review/bought/gifted/loaned/sent by UK Book Tours/acquired through nefarious means.

Beautiful Darkness
M. Stohl and K. Garcia
Razorbill 2010
Beautiful Creatures was one of my favourite reads this year (and still is, as I'm currently re-reading it before starting the sequel).  I have high hopes for Beautiful Darkness and am sure that it will be just as intriguing and atmospheric as the first book.

Birth Of A Killer
Darren Shan
Harper Collins 2010
On the urging of my young cousin, I read the first couple of Darren Shan books several years ago. I remember being quite shocked by the level of gore and not hugely impressed by the level of writing.  This arrived as a surprise through the post this week and is the first in a prequel trilogy. On first glance it actually looks pretty good so fingers crossed.

The Deathday Letter
Shaun Hutchinson
Simon Pulse 2010
I suddenly realised last week that we are now into October and I still have a few books on my list for the 2010 Debut Author Challenge. This is one of them and I think the premise looks excellent.  Hopefully the story will support the great jumping off point.

The Emerald Talisman
Brenda Pandos
Obsidian Mountain Publishing 2010
I can't say that I know an awful lot about this title bar the fact that, again, it has a nice enough premise. I suspect that vampires may be involved and I haven't read a vampire book for ages having been traumatised by the awfulness of Marked - hopefully this will reignite my blook-sucker love.

And that's me for this week. I have a ridiculous TBR pile at the moment, am back to studying and also trying to start some Christmas shopping so have put book purchasing on indefinite hold until I clear all of that! I know that I have some nice titles on the way from friends and the phenomenal UK Book Tours though, so lots to look forward to! Have a great week, everyone and enjoy yer reads.


fab books - I'm looking forward to beautiful darkness lots
Lauren said…
I liked Beautiful Creatures too, so Beautiful Darkness has me pretty psyched too. Good luck with the TBR - I think mine's the biggest it's ever been now, and that's pretty scary. Book buying ban seems like the way to go for now. :(
Unknown said…
Wow and I agree, Christmas sucks up all your money when you have little ones but so totally worth it. Thank goodness for friends and Lynseys's UK Book Tours :D
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