Sunday, 8 April 2012

IMM #3 - What a Cracking Easter!

Easter time!
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme where everybody shows off books they've received that week.  It is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.


Our books this week have been a basketful of surprises and delights! These are the books the Easter bunny brought.

For Little M:

"Thief by Malorie Blackman. The blurb says it's about a girl called Lydia who was in a storm and then she realises that she's in the future and a cruel tyrant rules the town. It looks quite gripping.  I wonder why it's called the thief?  I can't wait to read it!"

"Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie is next. Lots of my friends read some of the Sophie McKenzie's....oh my gosh, I was just reading the blurb at school the other day and I thought oh my gosh I have to read this.  The blurb says it's about Lauren who is adopted and discovers that she has been snatched from an American family when she was a baby."

"The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I found out about it from a friend who knew the film was coming out and she had read the book and said it was really good.  So it made me really want to read it.  And here I am, I have it!"

There was also When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman for M, The Bourne Dominion by Eric van Lustbader for dad, and a Rough Guide to the Netherlands.

Oh, and some chocolate too!

Books  received in the post
Then in the post, we got a proof copy of Insignia by SJ Kincaid, published in the UK by Hot Key Books in August 2012 (M's read it already!).  And our prize from March's British Book Challenge was books from Simon & Schuster: Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale, Falling Fast by Sophie McKenzie, Dark Storm by Sarah Singleton and Fated by Sarah Alderson.  Thanks!  Also, a postcard from Hot Key Books and some bookmarks from Caroline Lawrence promoting her Roman Mystery Scrolls, a brand new series of mini-series for early readers.

But what's Easter without an Easter egg hunt - with a twist?! These are the books (borrowed from our own bookshelves) that the Easter Bunny used in our Easter hunt book trail!

Easter book trail

What a lot we got!  What's in your mailbox?


  1. Great! I hope you enjoy Someone Else's Life! It's AMAZING!

  2. Great books, hope you enjoy them all! Girl, Missing and Falling Fast are both fab - but very different from each other... And I hope you love Someone Else's Life as much as I did, it's the most amazing book I've read so far :)

  3. Very nice haul of books. Hope you love your books.


  4. +JMJ+

    Lucky you! The Easter bunny brings me "only" chocolate. =P

    By the way, I love Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries, which is one of my favourite Middle Grade series of all time!

    1. Thank you Enbrethillel! If you read this follow me on Twitter or Facebook and I'll send YOU some bookmarks, too. @CarolineLawrenc or :-)

  5. The Hunger Games is absolutely amazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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