Sunday 28 March 2010

In My Mailbox (week 4)

"In My Mailbox" was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Every Sunday, I will let you know what books I've picked up in the week!

First up is "The Crescent" by Jordan Deen. I was lucky enough to win a copy and I've just finished reading it (less than 24 hours since it came through the door). That should give you some indication of how good I think it is. I'll be posting my review later today or tomorrow when I regain some coherence. I love it when a book blows me away like that and I'm very exited to have discovered a new author! Also, the cover art is just beautiful!

"Brightly Woven" by Alex Bracken has been on my radar list for a while. I had a hard time getting hold of a copy though and had to wait for it to come back in stock before I could order if from an online seller. I even signed up to have a notification e mail sent to me the minute it was back in stock! Anyway, I'm glad to say that it's now in my lovely, little hands. I think the cover art is pretty and I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

"Dark Secrets" by Elizabeth Chandler sounded interesting and the cover drew me to it. I have another book by Elizabeth sat on my shelves (part of the neverending TBR pile) and I just had to have it so I bought it. The sequel to this book, "Dark Secrets 2" is out 4th May and it's on the wishlist.

"The World of Myth" by David Adams Leeming was recommended to me by Shanon Delany (Author of "13 to Life"). She said it was a good reference for writers when world building. I thought it sounded interesting and would make great research.

Last but by no means least is "Some Girls Bite" by Chloe Neill. I've not read anything by Chloe before but I've heard a lot about her and her books. I've got "Firespell" on the list and whilst that is out now, I'm waiting for the hardback (c'mon, you know by now I have an obsession with hardbacks). "Some Girls Bite" has just been released in the UK and I thought I would like it so I bought it.


  1. I havent heard about The Crescen but the cover is definitely cute!

  2. Stunning isn't it? I'm about to write a review for this so stay tuned and then hopefully I can convince you to hunt down a copy and read it for yourself!

  3. Glad you enjoyed The Crescent--Jordan seems wonderful (but I have yet to read the book).

    With World of Myth I like to use it as a world-building resource to help consider commonalities in a world's mythos/backstory. It does a nice job of presenting variations on common or worldwide myths & (imho) if you know what mythology a character is a part of (or believes in some small part) you understand a little more about (and enrich) the character.