Monday, April 11, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first week of In My Mailbox (IMM) IMM is a brilliant meme hosting by the amazing Kristi at the also amazing The Story Siren. I can't believe I waited until now to take part! So in my mailbox this week I got...

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol

In Carroll's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice once again finds herself in a bizarre and nonsensical place when she passes through a mirror and enters a looking-glass world where nothing is quite as it seems. From her guest appearance as a pawn in a chess match to her meeting with Humpty Dumpty, Through the Looking Glass follows Alice on her curious adventure and shows Carroll's great skill at creating an imaginary world full of the fantastical and extraordinary.

I was in HMV ( a music shop) with two of my friends and they had a special offer on classics books, 3 for  6Euro. So we got one each. My friends got Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre, which are both so grown-up and intellectual, so I felt so childish getting this! But I've wanted to read it ever since I read Alice's Adventures In Wonderland a couple of months ago. And 2Euro? How could I refuse!

Pretty Little Liars by Sarah Shepard

In the exclusive Philadelphia suburb of Rosewood, Alison is the Queen Bee of her elite seventh grade hive. BFs Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily vie for her attention, even as each of them hides a hideous secret only Alison knows. So when Alison goes missing after a slumber party, never to be seen again, each girl is heartbroken, but also a little relieved. Now it is three years later, and though the four girls have grown apart, they are each still hiding something. Artsy Aria is carrying on an affair with one of her teachers, fashionista Hanna shoplifts to accessorize her trendy outfits, blue-blood Spencer is sleeping with her older sister’s boyfriend, while straight-A Emily is trying to ignore her attraction to a new female classmate. When the girls begin receiving threatening text messages and emails that from someone known only as "A," they must confront the fact that against all odds, it appears Alison is back. Could Alison still be alive? And if so, why is she so determined to uncover all their dirty little secrets?

After watching 2 episodes of this TV show, I had to buy it! I'm nearly finished it now, and it's really good! Review up soon.

Angel by L.A. Weatherly

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into peoples futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willows secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous and irresistible. In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

I've wanted to read this after reading amazing reviews about it, and when I saw it on my friends bookshelf (which is like a library, she has such awesome books!) I squealed! And when she said I could borrow it I hugged her I was so happy :) I'm really excited to start reading it, hopefully that will be soon, if I can read some books off my ever-growing TBR list.

Lucky Star by Cathy Cassidy

Mouse is doing his best to stay out of trouble. Cat is doing her best to land herself in it.
They've both had it pretty tough so when they meet by chance they thank their lucky stars. Weird and wonderful things happen when they're together – but how long can it last? Because everyone has their secrets – and there can be only one winner in a game of cat and mouse.
Can't there?

I say gifted, but it's a bit more complicated.. I was looking in my sisters wardrobe(don't tell her!) because I wanted to see if she had any old books I could have, and I saw this and was really excited. I had wanted to read it and didn't know she had it! I casually asked her later on if she had any old books and she said she did and gave me this and Kiss (below).

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson

Sylvie and Carl have been friends since they were tiny children. They've always played together, eaten with each other's families, called each other boyfriend and girlfriend and deep down, Sylvie has always believed that they'd end up married to each other. They even have a a magical fantasy world that belongs to them alone - and the glass hut where it's all created, at the bottom of Carl's garden. But as they become teenagers, things are starting to change. They each have different friends. Sylvie would still rather spend all her time with Carl. But Carl has a new friend, Paul, who is taking all his attention. And he seems much less happy to be called Sylvie's boyfriend. And in a game of spin the bottle, he avoids having to kiss her. Sylvie can tell his feelings have changed and that her plans for the future may be affected. But can she guess at the true reasons behind it all?

I've actually read this before, I borrowed it off a friend a few months ago. It was really enjoyable and moving and I'm glad I have my own copy now because (if I EVER get the time!) I can re-read it.

So that's what I got In My Mailbox this week. Although none of it came via my mailbox! This was a really good book week for me, I hardly ever get this many great books in one week! By the way, I won't be doing IMM every week, because some weeks I don't get any books, so... Hopefully next week, I might have All American Girl: Ready or Not by Meg Cabot. I'm beginning to become really fond of Meg Cabot ever since I read the first 3 books in The Princess Diaries. This is another of my sisters old books, but for some rason she won't give it to me :( But I'll work on it, and hopefully get it soon. Bye for now! x


  1. Greeeaaaat books!!
    PLL is amazing! I adore the books!
    The other day I pulled out some of my Jacqueline Wilson books, they were my favorite when I was younger. I have a huge collection, Hehehe.

  2. I might do an In My Mailbox soon, because I get a few books a week. I have read Lucky Star and loved it!.
    Liddy, me too!! I have read all Jacqueline's books, I have a shelf of them =) Lol!

  3. Awesome books! I've read all three of those classics, and I wouldn't really say Oliver Twist is much more 'intellectual'... Plus, can you beat bonkers fun? ;)
    As to those 'Given To Me For Free' books from my Mailbox, weell, they were kinda gifts... it wasn't my birthday or anything. They were getting rid of the books, and just gave these ones to me. I just couldn't say no, could I?! ;)
    And there is *nothing* worse than overly formal writing... no there is. Overly formal writing in what would be an amazing book is worse. If only it wasn't formal... :(

    Anyways, thanks for the comments and happy reading! :)

  4. Brilliant books! I think All American Girl: Ready or Not is my favourite Meg Cabot book, which is really saying something as I love all her books!
    Happy reading and blogging!


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