Sunday, 30 January 2011

In My Mailbox 30/1/11 and Recap

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme held by the lovely Kristy over at The Story Siren, where bloggers show the new books they have got this week whether through the post, from the bookshop or their local library.

Here's what I got this week:

From my school library:
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the sequel to Chains that was published in the UK by Bloomsbury at the beginning of this month. I really enjoyed Chains ( My first Laurie Halse Anderson book) so I was very excited to be reading Forge.

The Legacy by Gemma Malley

This is the last in The Declaration dystopian series. I've read The Declaration and its sequel, The Resistance but I can't remember much of the plot in it. I'm just going to jump into The Legacy straight away without re-reading though and hope that it will all come back to me!

I reserved both of these at the beginning of the month at the library and there is a long reservation list after me so that's why I'm reading them first instead of all the lovely books that I got for Christmas.

From my local second hand bookshop

Yesterday I took a trip with my mum and brother to The Cottage Bookshop (click to go to my earlier post about it) and picked up three books as well as having a lot of fun browsing all the old girl's school story books that I was really tempted to buy:

The Decleration by Gemma Malley

I wanted my own copy of this book so I can go back and revisit it after I've read The Legacy and you can't go wrong with £3 for a very good condition hardback!
The Night Of The Burning by Linda Press Wulf
 I just read and reviewed Crusade by Linda Press Wulf and loved it so I was excited to find her debut novel where I least expected it. 

An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer

I bought this one to read for my Georgette Heyer challenge as it was the only Heyer there but have since discovered that it's the third in a series. Oh well, I guess I'll still enjoy it :D

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


Books I have finished/started reading this week

A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master (finished)
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson (finished)
Exploits Of The Chalet Girls by Elinor M Brent Dyer (started today)

Forge was released at the beginning of this month by Bloomsbury UK and as I loved the first book Chains, I was really excited to get my hands on it. So far, it's a little slow moving but I'm still enjoying it.

Reviews and posts this week

Coverlicious: Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin review
Wonderful Wednesdays #1 featuring Heidi by Johanna Spyri
My Thoughts on Rating Systems- to rate or not to rate?

Reviews coming soon

The Merchant's Daughter by Iris Niven
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson


  1. Great books all around, Stephanie! I'm especially looking forward to your review for FORGE. LHA is an amazing author, eh? Enjoy :)

  2. Don't worry about The Infamous Army being third in a series. If I recall correctly the heroine is the granddaughter of the main characters of the second book in the series. You don't need to have read the previous two. But Devil's Cub (the second book) is my favorite Heyer. Happy reading!

  3. Oh well, you've got an excuse to buy two more Georgette Heyer books now, which can't be a bad thing! :P

    I think you would really like Jane Eyre. I also want to read the YA version of it, because I love retelling of classics almost as much as the classics themselves.

  4. I really can't wait to read your reviews of Gemma Malley's series !! Happy reading ;)

  5. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    @Melissa She most cetainly is! Chains was my first book of hers and I want to get round to reading Fever 1973 sometime.

    @Kathy That's really helpeful, thank you so much for telling me! That makes a lot more sense :)

    @Sam hahah yeah :D I love retellings too, they're always fun. I think I may have read a very simple middle grade retelling when I was much younger too.

    @ Elodie- Gemma Malley is fantastic so I really recommend The Decleration series :)

  6. i'll be watching for frostbite reveiw. I Love VA!

    Happy reading and have a great week!
    Brandi’s IMMB

  7. Thanks for your comment !! =)
    You're so welcome : I love commenting on your blog, it's awesome !! =)
    Happy reading ;)

  8. The Decleration is meant to be great, hope you enjoy!

  9. Your Cottage Bookshop sounds like a fabulous place to find hidden gems...wish there were more used bookstores in my area!

  10. these books look fantastic Stephanie! Looks like you really had a great IMM week!
    If you have time, would you mind perhaps dropping by my Q&A post? I am so excited to get started and was just wondering if there was anything that you wanted to ask(:


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