Tuesday, 16 August 2011

In My Mailbox #3

So I told myself that I wouldn't buy any more books for the time being.. I'm sure we've all been there, done that, and failed right? *show hands* haha I couldn't help it.. there I was, out today and ended up buying myself these on top.. oh well. Guilty but happy :)
So the first book I got was from my local charity store, Oxfam, and it was this used but in great condition book, "Uglies" by Scott Westerfield. I've heard this floating around and it's mean't to be good so I finally bagged myself a copy for £2 and all for a good cause :) It's a novel, I think dystopian? *thinks* but basically about a girl who lives in a world where once you reach 16, you are surgically made to look beautiful. Something, it seems, every girl wants but this is out of reach for the main character as.. let's not give it all away haha I'll leave it for you and I to find out, so stoked to read this! Will post a review soon when I'm done.
Next, from one of my favourite stores, The Works, where they sell amazing books for such cheap prices, I snagged myself a copy of "Falling" by Sharon Dogar which was on my wishlist and I finally brought it :) & I liked the cover to "Distant Waters" by Suzanna Weyn, so I brought that toooo, both look amazing and I can't wait to get stuck in. Distant Waters was only, *wait for it* .. 99p! Yuppp! Original price £6.99 but The Works do a smashing deal that suits me perfect ;) And "Falling" was part of a 3 for £5 deal :) Moooving on.

Also, as part of the 3 for £5 deal, I gooott, finalllyyy, a copy of "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa. I have heard SOO many good things about this book and had a NetGalley copy but wanted the paperback and I couldn't believe it when I found it in The Works! I squealed and I'm not even sorry haha.

With it, I got "Mercy" by Rebecca Lim, which again I was so so excited about and this was only 99p.. these crushing prices, I tell you *smiles* but again, the cover to it is beautifullll and I like the idea of the heaven and angels that the book's based on, so again, look for a review for both books soon my fellow friends!
"Looking for Alaska" by John Green is another book that's been on my wishlist but just wasn't looking for fork out the £9 it was at my Waterstones store. However, fear not! Today I spotted this and got it for the 3 for £5 anddd as I couldn't resist a trip to Waterstones, I headed in and brought this 2-book-compilation of "Endless Summer" by Jeniffer Echols. The first book I think is "The Boys Next Door" and I can't remember the other one *looks shifty* haha buttt I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into this summer type read that it promises to be! I've been told Jennifer's books are goood :)

The book "Undead" by Kirsty McKay and "Numbers Infinity 3" are the two books I was sent for review from the awesome people over at Chicken House publishing and I'm most of my way in through "Undead" and it's pretty good. I haven't yet gotten to reading "Infinity" yet 'cause it's the 3rd in the series and I haven't read the other two yet.

Quirk books sent me this ARC beautiful copy of "Bedbugs" by Ben Winters, as well for review and I'm loving it so far! It's quite a creepy story, I think it was aimed above YA but it's great, I'll be posting a review as soon as I finish that. Following which, this morning I got the ARC of "Betrayal" by Jerry Jenkins which is a murder mystery I gauge from the blurb. Soooo, that was it for my week! I know, quite a pile there, 4 for review and I brought 7 of my own. Very very pleased with this weeks haul and I know I'm going to be struggling to get a few reviews done since I'm itching to read my purchases over my review and ARC *sigh* decisions decisions.

Anywayyy, so what did you guys get this week!? Leave a comment, your link, and I'd love to have a look, and whatever you do, stay awesome ;)


  1. I got Uglies this week too, same cover and everything. I've been dying to read it for ages and finally got my grubby little paws on it :)

    Everybody always manages to find awesome books in The Works, but I can never find a damn thing!

  2. High-five to getting the Uglies! I can't wait either, I hope it's as good as everyone says it is :)

    Aww where abouts do you live? Depends on the branch I guess, I've been lucky with mine. Do they do an order service where you can request titles and send them in to store?

  3. We have a the works shop, in fact I was in it today, but bought sketch pencils rather than books haha, still they do amazing deals, it's well good! :D
    Great In my Mailbox.

  4. Ahh they have great stuff in there, one of my favourite shops, they're amazing for everything creative :D Books & notebooks and art materials are my guilty pleasures from there haha, thanks for the comment! :)

  5. You have to tell me how Looking for Alaska is, I have heard so much about it!!

    ahh The Iron Fey series is my favorite!!! I love Puck <3

  6. Awesome week! Hope you enjoy The Iron King....it's amazing! :)

  7. I know Haley, I haveee to get around to that, need to get a move on but I'll let you know :) & I'm getting a thing for Ash over Puck :P haha