In My Mailbox [3]

In My Mailbox (IMM) is weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s a chance for people to tell others about the books they received that week.

In My Mailbox #3

This week, I was lucky enough to attend the Oxford University Press blogger event (thank you Vicki for getting me an invite!) and I had a lot of fun meeting authors, publishers and fellow bloggers, and I came back with an excellent haul:

Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling
Joss Stirling was one of the authors at the OUP event and she read an extract from Stealing Phoenix. I’m interested to see how different this is from Finding Sky. She was also lovely and signed my copy for me.

15 Days Without a Head by David Cousins
David Cousins was the second author at the event and he also (hilariously) read an extract from his début book, to be released January 2012. He was extremely friendly and modest; I’m looking forward to reading this one. Again, he kindly signed it for me.

Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
We were also given a proof copy of Mortal Chaos, which is due to be released in February. The synopsis is “One beat of a butterfly’s wings is all it takes. One beat that will change lives. One beat that will end lives”. Intriguing!

Whittard of Chelsea’s Coconut Hot Chocolate
There was a stack of Whittard’s hot chocolate (chilli, coconut, winter spice, cinnamon, white chocolate, luxury, and more) and we could take any one we wanted! I chose coconut as I’ve never had anything like it before.

I also got two other books this week:

Velvet by Mary Hooper
Thank you Casey at Dark Readers for nabbing me a copy and for getting it signed!

The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker
I won this in Presenting Lenore’s giveaway and I am SO HAPPY. I’m a huge fan of young adult dystopia & post-apocalyptic fiction and this one sounds great: “Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ – rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.”

13 thoughts on “In My Mailbox [3]

  1. The Other Life looks awesome! Congrats on the win. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it. The rest of the books look great too. Happy reading :)

  2. the other life looks awesome. great books–enjoy!! :D

    hope you can stop by our IMM.


  3. Great haul! The other Life and Velvet seem like great reads!

    Xpresso Reads
    Don’t forget to enter my giveaways for some ARCs.

  4. Velvet and The Other Life look interesting. I look forward to seeing what you think of them.

  5. Mmmm, your mailbox looks similar to mine! I wonder why.

  6. Great IMM! These books look really interesting!

    MY IMM

  7. 15 Days Without a Head looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!! Although I need another book on my TBR list like I need a hole in my head :) Hope you enjoy all the books you got!

    My IMM

  8. Great set! I especially love the cover for Velvet.
    My IMM

  9. It was lovely to meet you too, even though it wasn’t for long! I hope we bump into each other too. :)
    Great mailbox – I love the look of The Other Life. :)

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