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Sunday 22 August 2010

In My Postbox #16

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all links take you to Amazon UK.

Hi guys! Another week over! Luckily this week I've been able to read a little more but next week I'm hoping things here will resume as normal. Regular reviews and so forth. There's been a few distractions but whilst I've been distracting, that old reading pile just keeps getting bigger! I got all 7 books this week on the same day (one came with the regular post, but the other 6 came in a special delivery as it was too big for my normal postie! Ha!).

Raven's Gate: The Graphic Novel by Anthony Horowitz.

"Sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, Matt finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy of witchcraft and murder. The Old Ones – monstrous godlike beings once banished from our world – are trying to return. Matt is about to discover that he alone stands between the forces of evil and the annihilation of humanity... Featuring striking, high-contrast black-and-white art, this distinctive graphic novel captures the brooding atmosphere of the bestselling book."

I adored the novel so am very much looking forward to this. Had a quick flick through and the artwork looks brilliant! And I love that Walker kept the same look as the series for the spine, back cover and the logo. Very good! Thanks to Sean at Walker for this!

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.

"Alyss, born in Wonderland, is destined to be a warrior queen. After a bloody coup topples the Heart regime, Alyss is exiled to another world entirely, where she is adopted into a new family, renamed Alice and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns to Wonderland to battle Redd and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination."

This looks amazing. The cover art is fantastic and I love the concept!

Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor.

"Return to the dazzling world of The Looking Glass Wars as Wonderland is fantastically brought to life again by acclaimed Hollywood producer, Frank Beddor. Alyss of Wonderland's rule has only just begun, but the Queendom and her White Imagination are already under threat. Someone has resurrected the brutal Glass Eyes, and they are attacking Wonderland on all sides. Has renegade Redd Heart freed herself and her assassin Cat from the prism of the Heart Crystal? Can Alyss trust Boarderland's King Arch, as he extends a benevolent helping hand? A battle is raging but who is the enemy?"

The second book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy. Again, the cover art is amazing! Sounds brilliant.

Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor.

"Behind a pack of cards are a pack of lies! Unlike the comforting fairytale created by Lewis Carroll, the true story of Wonderland involves bloodshed, murder, revenge and war. The battle for Wonderland has come to a head and the Heart Crystal's power has been depleted thanks to King Arch's devastating weapon, WILMA. Imagination has been wiped from the land and the people of Wonderland have lost their greatest asset. Most alarmingly, even Queen Alyss is without her powers as her Queendom hangs in the balance. Can Alyss and those still faithful to her overcome their adversaries and restore order in Wonderland once and for all? Page-turning and complex, this culmination of the Wonderland saga is intensely satisfying."

The third and final book in The Looking Glass Wars. See above for what I've said about the first two books, The Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd, as it applies to Arch Enemy.

Gone by Michael Grant.

"Suddenly there are no adults, no answers. What would you do? In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power...Even kill. For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives...What is the mysterious wall that has encircled the town of Perdido Beach and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange powers? And can they defeat Caine and his gang of bullies before they turn fifteen and disappear too? It isn't until the world collapses around you that you find out what kind of person you really are. This book offers a chilling portrayal of a world with no rules. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes."

This book sounds amazing and I cannot wait to get stuck into it!

Hunger by Michael Grant.

"The clock is ticking for Sam Temple and the kids of Perdido Beach but it's not the big one-five that they face now; it's starvation that threatens the FAYZ. In an abandoned mineshaft a faceless animal lurks, pulling the strings, toying with human and mutant alike. And he's hungry - hungry in the darkness. An uneasy calm has settled over Perdido Beach. But soon, fear explodes into desperation as starvation sets in and the mob look to place blame. For the 'normals' the buck must stop somewhere: with the 'freaks'. More and more kids are developing strange powers and, just as frighteningly, so are the animals in the FAYZ: talking coyotes, swimming bats and deadly worms with razor-sharp teeth are just the beginning. For Sam Temple the strain of leadership is beginning to show and he's got more than just dwindling rations and in-fighting to worry about - Caine is back with the psychotic whiphand, Drake, by his side. And in the background lies the greatest danger of all - and he too needs to be fed."

Again, sounds amazing and cannot wait to read it!

Lies by Michael Grant.

"It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most - Drake. But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust."

I LOVE the design of this series. It's so minimal and effective. Plus I love the blue of this because it's my favourite colour! Can't wait to read this! 

Thanks to Jenny at Egmont for the last six books (from The Looking Glass Wars to Lies.) Thank you so much! I'm so grateful!

So that's what I got this week. Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Wow Ryan, what a great week!!I think you'll love Gone, and I haven't yet read The Looking Glass Wars so can't comment. I agree that the covers are amazing though!

    Hope you enjoy :)

  2. Wow these books look great, especially the graphic novel of Raven's Gate; I adore that book!
    You've won an award over at my blog...come and check it out!

  3. Great books this week! Gone is something I've wanted to read for a while.

    Happy reading ;)

  4. I really like the covers of the Michael Grant books. Will have to look into him now. Great stash and hope you enjoy the read.

    Posting my Mailbox tomorrow so if you have time come on over to Aisle B .

    Have a great relaxing Sunday :)
    PK Reeves
    Aisle B

  5. Those covers are gorgeous. Great mailbox! My IMM Birthday Edition is here.

    From the Shadows

  6. What a great week - I loved Gone and am looking forward to the rest of the series. The Looking Glass Wars were also fun - although I got a bit tired of them towards the end of the last book... interesting take on an old classic, though. Great blog - will be following from now on!