Sunday, 24 October 2010

In My Mailbox - 18

So I realised I hadn't done an IMM post in two months - crazy! I've had a bit of a quiet week this week, which is lucky as my TBR pile is literally out of control. In case you haven't taken part before, In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi who's over at the awesome The Story Siren.

This week I received:

Inside My Head - Jim Carrington
Need - Carrie Jones
Captivate - Carrie Jones
Entice - Carrie Jones
Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles

Inside My Head - Jim Carrington

Published: April 5th 2010, Bloomsbury
Acquired: Sent for review by Bloomsbury

Summary (from Goodreads): This cleverly constructed narrative consists of three points of view: of Gary, constantly victimised by the school bully in a nasty, name-calling and vindictive way; the bully's friend, David and a new girl to the school, Zoe. All viewpoints are revealing.

Gary reveals the painful and often unsuccessful attempts by a young man to control his anger under great provocation - and his inability to communicate. David is someone who is uncomfortable with the bullying but doesn't dare to do anything about it - until the end. Zoe is a young woman who can see Gary through different eyes and is independent, freethinking and brave. Also featured in this title are rampaging tractors, shotguns and cheese puffs.


Need - Carrie Jones

Published: December 23rd 2008, Bloomsbury
Acquired: Sent for review by Bloomsbury

Summary (from Goodreads): Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.


Captivate - Carrie Jones

Published: January 5th 2010, Bloomsbury
Acquired: Sent for review by Bloomsbury

Summary (from Goodreads): Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.


Entice - Carrie Jones

Published: January 4th 2011 (UK release date), Bloomsbury
Acquired: Sent for review by Bloomsbury

Summary (from Goodreads): Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out.

For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla?

And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't just turned. She's Astley's queen
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Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles

Published: January 1st 2008, Walker
Acquired: Received through UK Book Tours

Summary (from Goodreads): When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it.

So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

So looks like I had a bit of a Bloomsbury-fest this week. What did you receive in your mailbox?

13 comments:

  1. Perfect Chemistry is amazing and Need ispretty good too.

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  2. I loved Perfect Chhemistry, and the Carrie Jones series sounds great too! I haven't read it yet, so I look forward to seeing what you think of it! Great IMMB!
    The Delusional Diaries

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  3. Inside My Head looks absolutely wonderful!
    I'm sure you will love Perfect Chemistry!

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  4. Inside my Head is awesome, hope you enjoy it! And yay for the Carrie Jones!! ;)

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  5. Great week you had! Enjoy the books you got. :)

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  6. I have never heard of Carrie Jones! I need to go look her up! Great post! My IMM is here: http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/

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  7. Ooh, you've got Entice? I can't wait to read that one. I really enjoyed Need! Also have Perfect Chemistry sitting on my shelf, but have yet to read it.

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  8. Great reads. Perfect Chemistry is an interesting book. I'd love to read Carrie Jones' books

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  9. Great mailbox! I have read Need but Captivate is still on the TBR stack. Perfect Chemistry is on the stack too. I really understand about out of control TBR stacks. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

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  10. Oh the Carrie Jones series look good. Enjoy the books.

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  11. I really need to read the Carrie Jones series. Thanks for making me want to read more, ahaha. Hope you enjoy all your new books! :) Have a great week!

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

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  12. Lots of good vibes about the Carrie Jones series. I've been noticing, tho, that one-word titles are coming into vogue.

    Hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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