The Mountains of Instead

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

IMM (#28)

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/UK Book Toured/NetGalley-ed/acquired through nefarious means.

Cat Clarke
Quercus 2010
I actually read an ARC of Entangled a few months ago and you can find my review here. It was a lovely to find that Quercus had sent me a finished copy and the cover art is really something.

The Iron Queen
Julie Kagawa
Harlequin Teen 2010
I loved The Iron King and am just waiting for my copy of The Iron Daughter to come in the post before I read this final instalment. Really looking forward to it.

The Replacement
Brenna Yovanoff
Simon Pulse 2010
I've wanted to read this for ever so long. I always really enjoy Brenna's short stories on Merry Sisters of Fate and can't wait to read her debut novel.  I've read several reviews that say it's quite dark and am curious to see if I agree.  Kind of wish I could have gotten an American version, though, as I much prefer that cover.

Across The Universe
Beth Revis
Razorbill 2010
Is there anyone who doesn't want to read this? The buzz around this title is huge but I've been intentionally staying away from any early reviews as I'm wary of my expectations being too high (my last sci-fi read was I Am Number Four so you can understand my concern). It looks great, the cover is beautiful and I will be getting stuck in to this one soon.

The Snowman
Jo Nesbo and Dan Bartlett
Harvill Secker 2010
Every now and again I need a fix of adult crime fiction - I love it and this book looks awesome. Serial killer?Check. Using creepy snowmen as his creepy calling card (I have no idea if this actually happens but it should, right?) Check. Awesome.

The Long Reach
Peter Cocks
Walker Books 2010
And speaking of crime fiction, the book is a rare example of the genre within YA. Set against gangland London this looks like a thrilling read and has been rated by Mark Billingham (one of my favourite adult crime authors) so must be good.


Unknown said…
Wow what a great book week. How are you finding NetGalley??? I am pondering nagging everyone for a kindle just for that reason :D
I am just desperate to read The Iron King - did you review it - can you send me the link if you did please :D
Happy Reading
Lauren said…
Yay! Across the Universe is out. I'm actually going to get it on Kindle as soon as it's available for download, but I've already read the first chapter and I'm hooked.

I also just read Long Reach and while I usually steer clear of crime fiction, I'm glad I read this one.
Nina said…
OMG, you got Across the Universe!! I hope its amazing! :) Happy Reading!
Vicki said…
I really hope you enjoy Across The Universe, because I thought it was fantastic! The only problem is that finishing it left me desperate for the sequel and there's a loooong wait!
I know I'm definitely excited to read Across the Universe. But also Long Reach. Something about it just makes me excited to read it.. Happy reading, what wonderful books this week :)
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