In My Mailbox #11

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.

I've not done one of these for a couple of weeks as I've had to put myself on a book-buying ban. Those of you who saw the TBR piles in this post, will understand why! Luckily, today's IMM features a whole bunch 
of books which cost me nothing! Yay!

On The Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta 

Format: Audiobook 
Runtime: 8 hours and 53 minutes
Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
Published by: Penguin Australia
Release Date: June 26th 2007 (first published September 1st 2006)

This cost me nothing as it was my free Audible download this month. Now my husband would argue that as I pay £7.99 per month to be a member of audible, it actually cost me £7.99. But that's man-logic. 

Taken from Amazon

Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader  of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. But what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother - who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road six years before. The only connection to her past, Hannah, the woman who found her, has now disappeared, too, and he only clue Taylor has about Hannah and her mother's past is a partially written manuscript about a group of five kids from the Jellicoe School, 20 years ago.

Wildefire, by Karsten Knight

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400 
Release Date: July 26th 2011 
Published by: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

This cost me nothing as I paid for it with an Amazon voucher I won in a competition. Again, husband logic says "that doesn't mean it was free." I prefer my logic. 

Taken from Goodreads

Every flame begins with a spark.

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

The next three books were free on the Kindle Store. Even by man-logic that means they were truly free. 

Dust, by Arthur Slade

Format: Kindle eBook
Pages: 192 
Published by Laurel Leaf
Release Date: October 12th 2004 

Taken from Goodreads

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW DISAPPEARS one day on a walk into Horshoe, a dust bowl farm town in Depression-era Saskatchewan. Other children go missing just as a strange man named Abram Harsich appears in town. He dazzles the townspeople with the promises of a rainmaking machine. Only Matthew’s older brother Robert seems to be able to resist Abram’s spell, and to discover what happened to Matthew and the others.

Scary Mary, by S.A. Hunter

Format: Kindle eBook
Pages: 144 
Published by:
Release Date: August 16th 2006 by

Taken from Goodreads

Mary just wants to be left alone, but the cheerleaders, jocks, guidance counselors, and ghosts won't stop harrassing her. When a new boy starts school, he surprises Mary by befriending her. That's a rare thing for the school freak, but her unusual abilities put a rift in their budding friendship when Mary has to tell Cy that his home is haunted and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.

The New World, by Patrick Ness

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 24 
Published by: Candlewick Press 
Release Date: September 27th 2010

Taken from Goodreads

In this dramatic prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy, author Patrick Ness gives us a short story of Viola's journey to the New World.


  1. Great haul! I really want to read On the Jellicoe Road, but I am on a book buying ban so will have to wait! Hope you enjoy your books.

    Books of Amber

  2. There's no better book you could've find for "free" than Jellicoe. It has to be amazing on audio. Maybe confusing, too but it's confusing in the beginning on text too so, you're good!

    - Mary [ Anxirium | IMM ]

  3. I really want to read Jellicoe Road, hope you enjoy it! :-)

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  4. I really want to read some Patrick Ness, and some Melina Marchetta!
    Scary Mary was pretty good too, I hope you enjoy all your books!

  5. I also got Jellicoe Road :D

    The New World is ok - but far too short to really get an exciting story going. Its a lovely peak into Viola's world before Todd though!


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