Sunday, February 6, 2011

In My Mailbox


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. You can learn more about it here.

No vlog this week, partly because I only got one 'real' book, and partly because my throat is really sore - I hope I'm not getting another cold!

I got a couple of ebooks for review this week. First was 'Island of Icarus' by Christine Danse from Carina Press on net galley. It's set roughly in Victorian times, and is about a man who gets shipwrecked. I also got an e-arc of Wilder's Mate, by Moira Rogers, which is about a Hound (a bit like a typical werewolf, but not quite) and a girl who go to try and rescue someone, and have to learn to work together on the way. I've read this now and I really enjoyed it, so I'll be posting my review nearer to the release date.
I also got this:


Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch

I've heard lots of good things about this, but I didn't really know what it was about. So when I saw it the other day, I read the blurb, and thought it sounded really cool, but it was hardback, and harbacks are expensive. Then yesterday, I didn't have anything to read on the train home from London, so I gave up and bought it anyway :-) (It's also a signed copy, which helped convince me - I think signed copies are cool.) I'm loving it so far, and I'm sure I'll be posting my review soon.

Round up of the week:

This is something new I want to start doing, just to collect together links for what we've posted this week at The Book Bundle.
So: Emily reviews Hands of Isis
And I reviewed The Fallen Blade

What did you get in your mailboxes this week?

~Ailsa

21 comments:

Mystica on February 6, 2011 at 3:48 AM said...

Will wait to see what it is about. A new book for me as well.

TheBookHour on February 6, 2011 at 4:44 AM said...

Cool collection. E-arcs rock! :)

Little Wonder Lauren on February 6, 2011 at 5:34 AM said...

Hmm, looks interesting. I haven't heard of this one before, but I looked up a couple of reviews, which dropped the words "urban fantasy" and mentioned Neil Gaimen's Neverwhere, so I'd love to hear more -- I'll have to check back and see if you review it.

My IMM is here: http://wonderlauren-reads.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-six-aussie-ya-novels.html

Queen N on February 6, 2011 at 5:45 AM said...

Looks certainly interesting! I have to get myself an e-reader (I'm just not sure yet what will work for me here in Sweden) so that I can start reading more e-books and galleys!
Happy Reading!

//Q N

The Slowest Bookworm on February 6, 2011 at 7:17 AM said...

I haven't heard anything about The Rivers of London at all. I'll be heading off to look it up next =)

Lu on February 6, 2011 at 7:19 AM said...

Great mailbox! Enjoy :)

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Lu
http://quickquotesquills.blogspot.com/

Sarah on February 6, 2011 at 7:34 AM said...

That cover is gorgeous!!

Sarah
That Bookish Girl

Jenny on February 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM said...

I haven't heard of this one, but it has a beautiful cover, and sometimes that's enough for me:) Glad your enjoying it so far though and I'll look for your full review!

Lauren on February 6, 2011 at 8:53 AM said...

Island of Icarus and Wilder's Mate both sound great! Can't wait to see your reviews for them. Happy reading! :)

Gabrielle Carolina on February 6, 2011 at 9:18 AM said...

Happy Reading!

If you want to check out my IMM Vlog go here: http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/

Blessings,

Gabrielle Carolina <3

Ailsa on February 6, 2011 at 9:22 AM said...

Mystica - thanks for stopping by! It's always nice to see new people comment :) I'll try and post a review soon - either later this week or early next week.

TheBookHour - I know, I love e-arcs!

Litte Wonder Lauren - I'll try and post the review this week/early next week. Your challenge looks interesting!

Queen N - I don't have an e-reader, I just read things on my Mac :-) I have Adobe Digital Editions, which was free to download and otherwise I just have PDFs :-)

Slowest Bookworm - I'll try and post a review later this week - it's a fantasy, and the writing is very funny :-)

Lu - thanks for stopping by!

Sarah - I know! Isn't it fun?

Jenny - thanks, I'll try and post the review later this week.

Lauren - they are, I'll hopefully get my Island of Icarus review up this week, and I'll put up the one for Wilder's Mate closer to the release.

Brooke Reviews on February 6, 2011 at 9:35 AM said...

Hi Ailsa!

I love the cover for Rivers of London, very cool! Happy Reading!

Zakiya LadyWings on February 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM said...

Hope you enjoy your book! :D Happy Reading!

My IMM post is here.

~Zakiya LadyWings

Chelsey on February 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM said...

I've never heard of that book. I'll have to look it up. Enjoy your reading this week!

Lori on February 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM said...

Check out your banner....nice. I hope that you enjoy your book. Check out what was In My Mailbox.

Marie on February 6, 2011 at 12:29 PM said...

I've never heard of that book but it sounds great :). I hope you'll like it !

Thanks for your comment on my blog ! Happy reading :D !


By the way there is my first international giveaway on my blog if you want :). You can win the paperback of your choice from The Book Depository !

Marie on February 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM said...

Oh i'm sorry i've just seen that you've already entered my giveaway :S so thanks again :p

Mia on February 7, 2011 at 4:48 AM said...

Island of Icarus sounds really good ;) I'm looking forward to your review on that. Happy Reading!

Moonlight Gleam on February 7, 2011 at 7:09 AM said...

What a lovely mailbox this week hon! I can't wait to hear your thoughts! Happy Reading :)

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write on February 7, 2011 at 8:08 PM said...

I like signed copies too. Hope you keep enjoying it and I'll look forward to your review!

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER on February 9, 2011 at 6:47 AM said...

Sounds like you got some nice stuff :D
Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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