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In My Mailbox #4


In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature organised by The Story Siren. IMM is a post where you can show which books entered your house and it also gives you a chance to say thank you to the people that kindly sent them. To find out more about how you can join in, click here.

Well I've been on hiatus this week due to the joys and perils of being an English Teacher. But now I'm back to the blogosphere with a bunch of new books to rave about! Here are the gems I've received this week.

Book Swap

Miss Peregrine's Home For Reculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Release Date: June 7th 2011
Published By: Quirk Books

From the awesome Captain Beth at A Little Sun Shy, swapped for my copy of "Divergent", by Veronica Roth. 

Synopsis
Taken From Goodreads.

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Purchased with Kindle for iPhone.

Forgotten, by Cat Patrick

Format: Kindle eBook
Pages: 288 
Release Date: June 7th 2011 
Published By: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis
Taken From Goodreads.

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.


Into the Shadows, by Karly Kirkpatrick

Format: Paperback
Pages: 278 
Release Date: November 10th 2010 
Published By: Dark Side Publishing

Synopsis
Taken From Goodreads

Paivi Anderson has it all: friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In Into the Shadows, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn't see coming.

Audiobook, downloaded from iTunes.

Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. Watson

Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Susannah Harker
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes
Released: 2011
Provider: Random House Audiobooks

Synopsis
Taken From Goodreads

'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

NetGalley Titles
These titles were received free in exchange for an honest review.

Misfit, by Jon Skovron

Format: ARC eBook
Pages: 382 
Expected Release: August 1st 2011 
Published By: Amulet

Synopsis
Taken From Goodreads

Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help. But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much. Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.


Deviant, by Adrian McKinty

Format: ARC eBook
Pages: 368
Expected Release: October 1st 2011
Published By: Amulet

Synopsis
Taken From Goodreads

Danny Lopez is new in town. He made a mistake back home in Las Vegas, and now he has landed at an experimental school in Colorado for “tough cases.” At the Cobalt Charter School, everything is scripted—what the teachers say, what the students reply—and no other speaking is allowed. This supercontrolled environment gives kids a second chance to make something of themselves. But with few freedoms, the students become sitting ducks for a killer determined to “clean up” Colorado Springs.


So there's my week in books! If anyone's read any of the above then let me know what you thought! 
Lx

7 comments:

  1. You've got a great selection of books this week!

    I hope you enjoy them :)

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  2. Hey!

    I really need to invest in Forgotten. Looks amazing.

    Here's my IMM

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

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  3. Howdy both! My GFC Followy thingie is on the fritz. Shall follow you asap though. Thanks for swinging by!

    Lx

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  4. Great set! I have Miss Peregrine's but haven't gotten to it yet. I can't wait to get Forgotten.
    My IMM

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  5. You got a lot of great books this week. I also got Misfit and Deviant from NetGalley. I hope you enjoy all the new reads.

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  6. Great haul this week. I can't wait to read forgotton and Misfit and Deviant look really good. Happy reading

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  7. Great books, I LOVED Forgotten! :D I hope you enjoy all of these! :D

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