In My Mailbox #15

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.

Two new editions to my bookshelves this week!

Title: Big Frog
Author: Rob Badcock
Publisher: Book Guild Ltd. 
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
Released: July 13th 2011
Sent to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Taken from Amazon
In this brilliantly entertaining and zany novel, author Rob Badcock takes us on a roller-coaster ride through a Britain of the near future. The environment has gone crazy and most of the human race has decamped to a new planet billions of miles away. A few hangers-on, however, have remained, living in vast domed cities, towering above the ruins of the old ones. Outside the citidomes is a treacherous rainforest, a wilderness stalked by giant elephants and ruthless bounty hunters. 

Rib Meskitoe - a fourteen-year-old student of Nanozoomology from Milton Keynes citidome - has run away from home and is working on a lottery till in Wigan. There he takes it into his head to steal a winning ticket worth 250 million dollars and suddenly he finds himself on the run, a fugitive in the rainforest with a price on his head. All he has is the money and an incomprehensible set of instructions from his oddball friend Kaddie... 

Weird and wonderful, hilarious and exhilarating, Big Frog is a surreal trip into the future.

Title: Exiled
Author: M.R. Merrick
Publisher: M.R. Merrick
Format: Kindle eBook
Released: 28 June 2011

Taken from Goodreads
Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna — a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret.

In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.

I wouldn't have known that they were listing this book for £0.00 on the Amazon Kindle store yesterday if Ashley, from The Bookish Brunette, hadn't been practically jumping out of her pants with excitement on Facebook! Check out her blog. She has good taste so I took her advice! 

There we have it! As usual, let me know if you've read these and what you thought, and if you visit and comment, I always do my best to visit you back!



  1. I think Exiled has finally made it onto my Kindle. I thought I hadn't "bought" it yesterday but apparently it was just being slow coming through.

    1. I love "buying" free things... it's just a shame that so many of the "free" books I've picked up on Kindle have been ... ahem...

      Let's hope this is different!

  2. Wow! I've heard a bit about Exiled but it's FREE?! Amazing. I'm going to have to check it out too!! Thanks for the heads up :)

    BTW, love love love your blog design! Super cute!

    Michele | IMM | Embrace Giveaway

    1. Thanks! :)

      Exiled isn't free in the UK today, but it might be in your neck o' the woods!

  3. Ohhh, Free ebooks. I love those. I hope you enjoy yours.

    ~Happy Reading!

    1. Sometimes I love them, sometimes they aren't worth even £0.00!

  4. nothing is better than a really good well written freebie! :) then you want to go and buy everything else that author wrote. enjoy your reads!

  5. ooo I really like the sound of Big Frog! I hope you enjoy!


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