Sunday, 13 March 2011

In My Mailbox 13/3/11

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and encourages bloggers share the new books that have made it into their homes this week.

Here's what I got this week:

For review:

Chime by Franny Billingsley (thanks to Bloomsbury UK)

I hadn't heard of this on before it arrived through my postbox and it's really not what I would normally choose to read but I'm always up for different things AND there's sparkles on the cover (that's always a good thing!) Except, just looking up the synopsis on Goodreads, I found out it's historical too (set in the early twentieth century), which is doesn't mention on the cover, so now I like the sound of it more.

Bumped by Megan Mcafferty (from NetGalley)

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

I'm so excited to get this one because I'm interviewing the author for A Cornucopia of Dystopia hosted by A Tapestry Of Words and The Bookish Type. I have got one book from Net Galley before and found it really hard to read it on the computer so it didn't work out but this time I'm determined to get to the end. Also, I'm hoping to get a Kindle for my birthday in late April so it should be a lot easier then!

From library

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
I'm reviewing this one for the A Cornocupia of Dystopia event and I know there was so much hype around the blogosphere that some people were left disappointed but I loved it and was left feeling 'wow' by the end of the book, mainly because of Lauren Oliver's writing. You'll have to wait until my review to find out more!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Reminder: I'm holding a US/Canada giveaway of Dark Mirror by J.M Putney. To find out more and enter, click on the link.

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Delirium! I've seen a lot of reviewers mention they were disappointed because of the hype and I was so sad, because I absolutely loved it. I got Bumped too :)
    Happy reading!

  2. I am so excited - I got Bumped this week too! Enjoy your read and check out My Week Here

  3. I really want to read Bumped. I'm waiting for the Kindle/NetGalley problem to be fixed so I can request it! Great stuff!

  4. Delirium is amazing! Bumped and Chime are on my wishlist. Happy reading! :)


  5. Great mailbox !! Delirium is awesome, I'm sure you'll love it !! I really can't wait to read Bumped (I love dystopian novels) !!
    Happy reading !!

  6. I need to read Delirium, own it.....need to make time for it. Enjoy!

  7. I've heard some fantastic things about DELIRIUM so I've definitely got to read it. But I've seen it in the bookstore and took a gander through it and saw mostly PROSE. Oy! Where's the DIALOGUE!?

    *cough* Anyways.

    BUMPED and CHIME look so good! :) Happy reading!

    My Mailbox

  8. I so can't wait to read Bumped and Delirium!! Great mailbox!

  9. i really want to read chime!! enjoy!

  10. AH! I LOVED Delirium! It was honestly one of the best books I've read in a really long time! I can't wait to see what you thought of it! :)
    I just started my own book blog, and I hope that you will give it a chance! This one is beautiful! LOVE the title!
    Thanks again!

  11. I loved Delirium, hope you enjoy it!

    Between the Bookcovers

  12. Glad you enjoyed Delirium, hope you like Bumped as well! I haven't read it yet but the premise sounds pretty wild so we'll see :D

  13. Hi ya - New follower :) Great Blog. I've got Delirium to read aswell, heard so many great things about it. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading :)

  14. I thought 'Delirium' was amazing and lived up to the hype. I may read it again rather soon, it's such an awesome book :D

    My IMM

  15. Oh, I forgot to respond to your Downton Abbey comment! Totally agree with you about Sybil-Branson, I'm not really feeling the chemistry between those two. I can't decide if I'm cheering for Matthew and Mary or not, but that's mostly because I can't decide whether I like Mary's character, LOL. Definitely think the whole WWI announcement will shake a lot of things up for season 2, maybe we'll see one of the characters enlisting? I'm betting it will provide more opportunities for Lady Sybil's feminist cause as well.

  16. Great books =)
    l just seen a very positive review of Chime so l can NOT wait to read it!! =) I hope you enjoy it

  17. I like the idea of 'Delirium'. The idea of love is a virus is an interesting premise.

    I received a nice selection of books as well:

  18. Hi,

    I'm Kate Evangelista, author of Taste, and I just wanted to take this time to introduce myself. If you have the time, please stop by The Coffee Bar by using the link below:

    I hope to see you there.



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