Sunday, 13 February 2011

In My Mailbox 13/2/11

In My Mailbox is a wonderful meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren that encourages bloggers to share with each other the new books they got this week whether through the post, hand bought or from the library.

Here's what I got:

An ARC of Matched by Allie Condie won from Jess Hearts Books 18th Birthday celebration giveaway.

I actually received it last week but I didn't do an IMM then.I really enjoyed Matched when I read it at Christmas so I'm really excited to have my own copy. Thank you so much to Jess for holding this amazing giveaway, being so generous and also for the lovely Need Pixies series bookmark she included in the parcel.

Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin (thank you to Bloomsbury UK for providing me with a review copy.)

This one cheered me up to get through the post when I was ill and I promptly snuggled up with it in bed as it looked like a cute read even though it's not something I might usually pick up. I finished it pretty quickly and a review will be up on the UK release date, March 1st. It was basically what I expected it to be: fun but predictable. It served it's purpose of a light read that I didn't have to think much about to enjoy though,

Here's the blurb:

Jenna and Jonah are teen celebrities whose on-screen romance is followed by millions on a hit TV show. But it's there off screen love life that has made them really famous. There's just one problem- they can't stand each other. When the paparazzi blow their cover, Jenna and Jonah have to disappear to weather the media storm. Once off the Hollywood circuit, will they discover that there is more to each other than shiny hair and a winning smile?

I'm waiting for one book that I ordered just after Christmas with a book voucher I was gifted, which got sent back the first time because it was creased when they ordered it into store and I'm just about to spend some of my Amazon voucher too so I should have more new books over the next couple of weeks

Also, sorry that I haven't had as many posts up this week. I've been ill and had to rely on content I'd already drafted. When I've caught up with school work I've missed in a few days, everything should be back to normal.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Wow great books this week. Happy reading :D

  2. I have been seeing the Jenna and Jonah book around but wasn't really too interested until I read your blurb. While it doesn't really sound like my kind of book, I think my students would really enjoy it. Happy reading!

    My IMMs are here and here. Both are heavy with review books this week.

  3. Great books! l hope you enjoy them.
    I have Fauxmance to read, looks good =)

  4. Aw, sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I'm looking forward to reading your review of Fauxmance. It looks like a cute book. I love those hate turned to love stories.

  5. Great IMM this week! Can't wait to read Fauxmance! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    In My Mailbox

  6. Sorry to hear you've been sick! Hope you're feeling better now :) Awesome that you have your own copy of Matched now!

  7. Yay for book shopping! Gift cards are so much fun to spend. I hope you're able to find some good deals.

  8. Great reads! Glad you enjoyed the Jenna/Jonah book. Hope you're feeling better.
    My IMM

  9. Matched and Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance are on my wishlist! Hope you get to feeling better soon.


  10. Thanks for stopping by everyone! I'll be visiting your mailboxes :)

    @Kathy It's by no means one of the best teenage romance books I've read and does have quite a few flaws but I did still like it and your students might too.

    @Small Review Thank you! Haha me too :D

    @Danya Thankyou, I feel much better now :) Yes, I'm really glad that I've got a copy so I can read it when I want now.

    @Geekyreads Yes, they definitely are. Amazon are great for deals too!

    @Alison Thanks!

    @The Book Pixie Thank you, I hope you get to read Fauxmance soon.

  11. Great books! I can't wait to read Matched!

    Happy Reading!

  12. WoW! Great books! Can't wait to hear your review on matched.
    Hey Stephanie, you seem like a good person to ask; how do you go about asking for a book for review, what do you include? I just wanted to know for future reference.

  13. Matched was pretty great so I hope you'll enjoy reading it !! =)


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