The Mountains of Instead

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

IMM (#24)

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.

Carrie Jones
Bloomsbury 2010
I actually got this last week but totally forgot to include it in the previous IMM post.  I'm fairly ambivalent about this series.  I adored the first book but really detested the second - book three has it all to play for so fingers crossed it's a return to book one form.

Tender Morsels
Margo Lanagan
David Fickling Books 2009
I have had this on my wish list forever and was ever so pleased when the lovely Emma, of Asamum Booktopia gave me her copy.  It looks sinister, frightening and intricate - like all good fairytales should be.

Jonas (The Beautiful Dead, book one)
Eden Maguire
Hodder Children's Books 2009 
On loan from the same lovely Emma, this is a series that I have been meaning to have a look at.  Other than Emma's hearty recommendation, I know little about it but expect that it will be jolly good if she likes it so much.

Heavenly, Penitence, Absolution
Jennifer Laurens
Grove Creek Publishing 2009/2010
Another series that I've been wanting to read for a while and yet more lovely loans from Emma - from her own, personal, permanent and very loved collection (I shall not be reading these in the bath, then).  They look great, Jen Laurens seems like a great gal and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in.

Vampire Academy - books 1-5
Richelle Mead
Because I have so much spare time (HA!) I somehow found myself agreeing to read and review the entire Vampire Academy series (including book six, to arrive later in the month, confidentiality agreement included) by the first week in December. Yep. I am not quite sure why I thought that was a good idea except that these books look great and have been on my radar for a while without me ever getting round to reading them. Looks like I'll be reading them now, folks...

So that's it for this week.  I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to get through them all but there are, after all, 24 usable hours in every day and things will slow down after my essay deadline passes.  Ho hum.  Hope everyone got lovely titles this week and that you all have more time on your hands to read them than I do x


xlacrimax said…
Enjoy your books! :)
Unknown said…
You are very welcome for the books.
You can keep the Beautiful Dead - pass it onto somenone else that needs to fall in love with zombies ;)
Happy reading :D
Unknown said…
A great pile of books. I really want to read entice and I am a huge fan of Vampire Accademy; Happy Halloween :)
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Nomes said…
haha. good luck with reading all the Vampire Academy books! I read the first one last month and it really was pretty good - although not my preference of book - I'm more into contemporary) so I won't be bothered with reading the rest of the series.

ninefly said…
I'm adding Tender Morsels to my wishlist, can't wait to hear what you think of it! =)
Heavenly's cover is gorgeous!

I saw that you're currently reading Paranormalcy, what do you think so far? I read it last night in about six or so hours and positively loved it :)

Amber -
Ha, I also caved and bought Vampire Academy not too long ago. It has yet to be read. Also have both Need and Captivate but have yet to read Captivate. Fabulous reads this week. I hope Entice restores your faith in the series again - I have heard a lot of mixed things about Captivate.
Unknown said…
I haven't read Entice (its the 2nd book right?) I haven't even read Need yet :) But I think I should get started on that series pretty soon.

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