Sunday, 1 April 2012

In My Mailbox #2

We love taking part in The Story Siren's In My Mailbox meme. It's a great way to find out about the different books that readers have received. If you don't already know about In My Mailbox, pop on over to The Story Siren to find out more and how to join in.

This is our second In My Mailbox (to be honest, we don't have a mailbox).  This week we have five books. See if anyone can spot any similarities in the covers!

The first one is The Giver by Lois Lowry, bought with a World Book Day token.  This comes strongly recommended and we've found it on all sorts of lists.  Hailed by Harper Collins as an Essential Modern Classic and it won the Newberry Medal. It's the story of how even a perfect utopia can have its problems.  One of the earlier children's dystopias.  Can't wait.

Second and third, it's James Patterson's Maximum Ride - again.  The third in the series, Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports has been lent by a school friend.  The fourth title in the series, Maximum Ride: The Final Warning, has been borrowed from the library. (psst....haven't seen Little M for hours - she's already off on her fourth Maximum Ride!)

Fourth is Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis and has also been borrowed from the library. Having read an excerpt on the internet, it looks great.  Animals (actually, Mina would like it - birds!), adventures and secrets in the countryside....fab.

Fifth is The New Policeman by Kate Thompson.  Also borrowed from the library, this was actually on the school's recommended reading lists for KS3.  JJ tries to buy his mother some time - that's sounds right up our street - and there's mystery, myth and magic in it too.  Sounds a bit science fictiony and fantastical.  Fabuloso perhaps?

And look who else has taken an interest in our books!

Have any of you read any of these books?  And what books did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I didn't actually read The Giver until college. But once I finally read it I was a huge fan, and wound up really enjoying the companion book as well. (Gathering Blue is what's it's called... at least I think)

  2. Thanks, Shoshanah, I'll have a look for Gathering Blue.

  3. I love the Giver! I remember reading that in school and loved it :) Enjoy all your books!

    You can see my IMM video and post for this week at the link below-- Happy Reading! :D

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  4. New follower, the Maximum Ride series is one I've always wanted to get around to reading, great haul, my IMM

    1. Sarah,

      A fab series in my opinion. I think if you do get to read them then i think you will enjoy them. I am now looking for the 5th. It only seems like yesterday I started reading the first.

      P.S I think my dog looks like she might like to read it too:)

  5. I've heard brilliant things about Sky Hawk. I hope you enjoy all your lovely books!


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