Sunday, 16 October 2011

In My Mailbox #20

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi @ The Story Siren. All links go to the Book Depository UK.

I got my lost my NetGalley cherry this week and received my first book for review:

Crave by Melissa Darnell
I know it's vampires (again) but making the protagonist a female vamp is still quite rare in YA. I'm interested in what the author does with this premise.

I also received a book in a swap with ReadItSwapIt:

The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
I first saw a review for this about a year ago and remembered the title. I didn't realise until I received this copy that it's written by the same authors of Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance (which I haven't read but have heard a lot about, whereas I've heard very little about this one). I'm intrigued that this book has a teenage boy with Asperger's, who's a fan of Kirsty Maccoll - I hope it'll be good enough to recommend to my students with Asperger's and, well, I like Kirsty Maccoll, too.


  1. I still cannot get over how great the cover of crave is. Hope you enjoy it and will check back for your review :)

  2. I hadn't heard of The Half-Life for Planets - seems interesting!

  3. As always, wonderful books this week! I have a few fun things going on my blog right now, too. I have three giveaways Signed ARC of Out of OZ, Love and Marriage Giveaway, October Book Giveaways and they have a total of 13 books and a swag pack you can win. Stop by to check it out!

    I hope you have a fabulous week of reading!

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  4. I love NetGalley and have Crave waiting for me as well. I hope you enjoy your new books! :)

    Have a lovely week,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  5. I love the cover of Crave! It's so pretty. I really want to read it too! Enjoy.
    Books of Amber

  6. Now you're going to join the rest of us and end up with WAY TOO MANY NetGalley books and unable to stop requesting more! :D

    The Half-Life of Planets looks really interesting - I hadn't heard of it before, and I can't wait to see what you think.

    I answered your Netgalley question in a reply on my blog so if you didn't get the notif, it's over there!

  7. Fab set! I can't wait to read Crave. I hope you love it.
    My IMM


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