Sunday, December 19, 2010

In My Mailbox [29]

In My Mailbox is hosted by the Story Siren.

This week I bought two old favorites:

Redwall (Redwall, #1) - Brian Jacques
The Long Patrol (Redwall, #10)

Very excited to get the Redwall books back on my bookshelves! I'm just kicking myself that I gave my set to my cousins when I graduated. Ugghh.
What did you guys get this week? And have you read any of the Redwall books - if so, which ones?

Favorite Reads 2010 [3]

Some MORE of your favorite books from 2010. If you haven't entered my contest, be sure to do so by TUESDAY!!

"I loved Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I didn't like Sam, the protagonist, originally but she really matures throughout the book and opens up your eyes to how even the smallest actions have consequences. Before I Fall really makes you realize that everybody is connected in some way!"

"Monsters Of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness.
This was the finale to my favorite trilogy of all time, and one of the greatest books I have ever read. It was full of adventure, action, suspense, and the plot was on full throttle from page 1. Full marks."

"Linger by Maggie Stiefvater was my favorite release of the year. I read a lot of good books this year, but that one just stuck with me. I really loved Shiver and I waited a few weeks after Linger's release to read it, because I was afraid I wouldn't love it as much as I loved Shiver. I was so wrong. I loved how much more involved Isabel was in the story as well as the addiction of Cole. Grace and Sam were still just as adorable as ever but their relationship seemed stronger and a bit more tragic, if that's possible. I also really enjoyed the role reversal of Sam trying to take care of Grace instead of her taking care of him. I can't wait for Forever to come out, is it summer yet?"

"My favorite 2010 release was "Revolution" by Jennifer Donnelly. It was my first book by this author and simply blew me away! The writing is awesome, the characters is great - the character developement too. Furthermore, I've found the perfect topic for my bachelor's thesis because of this book.
If you haven't read "Revolution" so far you should definitely get to it! :D"

"MATCHED by Ally Condie. Because it was awesome and original."

"My favorite 2010 release was Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. It was an entertaining and fast paced read and I was glued to the pages, so much in fact that I burnt dinner (I was standing by the oven and didn’t notice until it was too late). A witch and a vampire as roomies in a boarding school are set for awesome right? Suddenly girls are getting killed and one of the roomies is accused of, not only one, but two murders. Oh I mustn’t forget to add that I loved the bad guy, he was such a sweet bad guy. I also liked that our main character could see ghosts. There was some twist to the plot that I didn’t see coming and I love surprises like that. There will be two more books in this series so there's a lot to look forward to :)"

"Definitely Awakened (The Guardian Legacy #1) by Miss Ednah Walters! It is brimming with action, adventure, magic, suspense, romance and friendship. It is the best angel-themed book I have ever read so far, to be completely honest. I love the characters and their supernatural abilities, Clio is very powerful, she can freeze anything or anybody, she can create thunderstorms, she can read your mind/emotions, and many more! Their training is so cool!"

"I would have to say the Iron King by Julie Kagawa. It sparked my interest in faeries, and the fact that the series revolves around another universe always interests me. Plus I love the other books in the series too! My friend and I are always talking about The Iron Fey Series so it's always great to hear about."

Oooh what a challenging question... I guess I'll just choose one of my favorites. I loved Hourglass (Evernight #3) by Claudia Gray. After enjoying but not loving the first two books, this one came as a surprise. It was an emotional roller coaster (and I love those :D).
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