In My Mailbox #40

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  • Fallen (Fallen #1) by Lauren Kate | Goodreads
  • Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy #1) by Garth Nix | Goodreads

I found Fallen in the charity shop in very good condition so while I’ve been entirely uninterested in reading it so far, I did grab that one. It was 50p and I might as well give it a go. I might hate it like I expect, I don’t know if it’s my thing, but I might love it. Can’t really know, but it isn’t one I would have been willing to pay Β£5 for. And Sabriel was a surprise. I popped downstairs to check for my Morganvilles (which still haven’t turned up *sniff*) and I found an Amazon parcel on the kitchen table. I glared at it as I opened it because I hadn’t ordered anything and I was fairly sure we couldn’t afford anything.. but to my surprise it was a copy of SabrielΒ sent as a random act of kindness from Leannz0r who I had to go looking for. I couldn’t find a blog or a twitter but she is on Goodreads so I was able to thank her. πŸ™‚

  • Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy #1) by Megg Jensen | Goodreads
  • The Shadowing: Hunted (The Shadowing #1) by Adam Slater | Goodreads

I have another of Megg Jensen’s books that I have yet to get to which sounds wonderful but when I saw Anathema was free I snapped it up. I’ve heard wonderful things about this book. The Shadowing just intrigued me. I picked up Anathema from Smashwords and The Shadowing from Amazon. BothΒ wereΒ free and sound great.

Do check out my fabulous guest post from Belle Whittington while you’re here, I also have a giveaway going for her wonderful book, Cicada. Also, I put up a 2012 reading challenge last night. Are you a fan of or even vaguely interested in Terry Pratchett? Take a look at my Pratchett reading challenge. Coming this week we shall have a visit from the lovely K.C. Neal, author of Pyxis which I am currently reading and thoroughly enjoying.

What did you get this week?

35 thoughts on “In My Mailbox #40”

  1. You’ll have to tell me how Sabriel is- I read Abhorsen a while ago, but only because someone bought it for me. I considered reading the others but never got around to it: tell me how it is please!!

    Also, I started Dearly Departed. It’s great so far!

      1. Actually I think The Hunger Games cover is a lot like the Sabriel cover πŸ˜‰
        Sabriel is about 13 years older than Hunger Games. Not sure when they started using this cover design but it’s very familiar to me so I think it’s been a little while. But yes, it’s similarish πŸ™‚

  2. Oh, I LOVED Fallen, but it seems to be pretty divisive. I think maybe it was just right time/right place for me reading it–before I OD’d on Twilight-esque YA romances?

    Love to hear your thoughts on it πŸ™‚

  3. I have a copy of Fallen because I found it in a charity shop too! Had it for some months now so still haven’t had the urge to read it.

    1. Ha that’s about all I can say for it too… but for 50p? Seriously? I’ll try it.. but it’s most likely going to be an RAK or a swap!

  4. I’m looking forward to hear what you think of Fallen. So far I’ve been so unsure about whether to start this series or not. I’ve heard so many mixed things about it that I’m expecting to hate it, too. :/

    I hope you enjoy all of these and have a lovely week. πŸ™‚

    1. Mm I know it features all of the tropes I hate in YA paranormal fiction and I’m not sure it passed the first sentence test at all.. but, 50p.

  5. haha, Hannah, I bet she did hear of them :))) I stay away from Lauren Kate for the same reason as you – I expect to absolutely hate it. I finished Anathema last night though, and really liked it. It’s simple, fairy-talish and entertainig. I also really recommend The Soulkeepers by G.P.Ching which is another free read from Smashwords, it was very good. Enjoy your reading!

    1. Yes, I should think so! πŸ˜› There are a few of the outcast meets mysterious guy paranormals that I try to stay away from.. hate that trope. Hate it. It’s so.. blah. And there you go, you liked it so I should do!
      Told you you were bad for my free book collections.. *pops off to Smashwords*

  6. I read the first three in the Fallen series a few months ago. They were alright, but I didn’t love them. I guess it depends on what turns you on. I’m probably just growing tired of the whole boarding school with mysterious, angsty guy thing.

    1. I hate the mysterious, angsty guy thing and that’s why I hadn’t bothered until I found it for 50p 😑 And why I still doubt I’ll like it but hey, if I really don’t like it, there are always swap sites and RAKs.

  7. I bought Fallen because it was cheap too. Like you, it’s unlikely I’ll read it anytime soon either! The Sabriel series is good, but I haven’t read them in years. Might add them to the ‘36,000 Books I Need To Reread’ list!

    1. Fallen just seems too.. I dunno. Twilight I guess! I’ve not heard good things about it from the readers I trust the most and anything with ‘mysterious guy’ puts me off but we shall see. If anything it’s another pretty cover for my shelf πŸ˜‰
      And I can’t wait to start on Sabriel. It’ll be a while, sadly, but I’ve heard wonderful things and you know me and fantasy.. (do you? I don’t think I’ve read much recently)

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