Sunday, 26 June 2011

In My Postbox #16

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted every Sunday over at The Story Siren. A great meme which allows bloggers to share what they receive/buy/borrow each week.

For review

Title: Stealing Phonenix
Author: Joss Stirling
Published: October 2011
By: Oxford University Press

Yves' story.

This is about getting you out...I'm stealing you.

Phoenix belongs to the Community - a gang of thieves with paranormal powers. Yves Benedict - an American student visiting London - is her mark. But Yves turns out to be more than just a target. He is her destiny. Her soulmate. But the Community owns Phoenix's past and it wants her future too.

Title: Pride & Premiership
Author: Michelle Gayle (yes UKers, the actress and singer, Michelle Gayle)
Published: May 2011
By: Walker Books

This is the diary of Remy Louise Bennet, age 17-1/2. Remy Louise Bennet has one goal in life - to be a WAG. And as every true wannabe WAG knows, there are rules. One: pretend you don't know he's a footballer. Two: Don't get drunk (or he won't trust you while he's off on pre-season tour). Three: Never dispute a thing his mum says (they worship their mums). When Remy starts dating Netherfield Park Rangers' Robbie Wilkins (not Premiership, but good for starters), it seems like all her dreams have come true. Or have they? Remy soon realizes that being a WAG isn't all it's cracked up to be, that Robbie's balls aren't quite so golden...and that maybe there are smarter dreams to pursue. Michelle has already participated in workshops with The Reading Agency up and down the country, promoting literacy among teenage girls and encouraging them to aspire beyond the WAG myth. Michelle is an ex-EastEnders star, chart-topping pop diva and popular TV celebrity.


Title: Tempest
Author: Holly Hook
Published: July 2011

Life blows for sixteen-year-old Janelle. Ever since moving to Florida, she’s been accidentally breaking people’s arms just by touching them and yanking steel doors off their hinges. Then her new crush, Gary, sees her gray spiral birthmark and tells her she’s a Tempest, able to turn into a hurricane by touching the ocean. Like him. So that’s why she feels ready to explode when she’s at the beach.

As if that’s not lousy enough, all Tempests have to become storms once in their lives. It’s their law…and it’s Janelle’s turn.

No way in hell is Janelle going to kill people, even by accident. So she does what any sane person would do—she runs away from home.

But it’s not long before the Tempest leader discovers and abducts her. Janelle’s told that she’s destined to become the worst hurricane ever. And now she’s the main weapon in the Tempest leader’s plot to hold the world ransom. No way can Janelle live with herself if she kills thousands. But using the power she fears most might be the only way out.

Title: Unleashed
Author: Ali Sparkes
Published: June 2011
By: Oxford University Press

I won some swag:

I would like to thank author Jennifer Laurens for sending me this book swag!!
Magnets, large signed postcard and signed bag!!
Thank you Jennifer :)

We learnt more about Jennifer's book Heavenly when we featured her playlist which you can listen to here.


I would like to thank you to author Kiki Hamilton for sending me The Faerie Ring swag. Kiki's book has been featured on my wishlish which you can read about here, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!! After learning I was ill a few weeks ago she sent me a button, postcard with a little get well soon message and signed bookmarks!!
Thank you Kiki :)

So that's what I got this week, what did you get?
Happy reading :)


Amy said...


Congrats on the Faerie Ring swag. Really like the look of Stealing Phoenix. Great IMM.

Here's my IMM

Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

Jules said...

You've got a great selection of books this week!

I hope you enjoy them :)

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Interesting blog, I'm now following.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Oooh, some of those look so good! I hope you enjoy them! Here's My IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)

Alison said...

Great set! Pride and Premiership sounds especially awesome.

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog... have a view of my blog when free.. (A Growing Teenager Diary) .. do leave me some comment / guide if can.. if interested can follow my blog...

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