I'm afraid that I've been a bit lax with my IMM posts over the festive period, meaning that this one is a bit of a monster. I've not written as much about each title as usual due to the sheer amount. I blame my new Kindle and NetGalley. Normal service will resume next week. Honest.
I don't know much about this one, but it looks like a decent haunted house tale which I usually love.
I was delighted to receive this title and have since read it. I've mixed feelings as I thought the writing was beautiful but the story lacking... Review coming soon.
Many thanks to Lauren from I Was A Teenage Book Geek for giving me her copy of this when I was sorely in need of some festive spirit. Loved the JG and MJ stories, less sure about the LM one.
Andrew from The Emancipation of The Pewter Wolf kindly entrusted me with his super shiny ARC of this title. It's fantastic - you can read my review here.
Another gift from another book fairy, this time Emma from Asamum Booktopia - it arrived as a complete surprise with a Merry Christmas note and I can't wait to read it.
I read this a few months ago courtesy of UK Book Tours and then won this copy from Asamum Booktopia. I really enjoyed the story and reviewed it here.
This was part of my Book Blogger Holiday Swap gift and it looks great. I really enjoyed Beastly by the same author so expect this to be just as much fun.
A gift from my mum who saw the movie adaptation recently and was completely blown away by it. I've not read anything by this author but the story sounds amazing and I've moved this to the top of my TBR pile.
A book full of the little things that make like great - snow days; fixing things by hitting them; underwear warm from the dryer etc etc. I like having books like this that I can dip in and out of at will. A pitch perfect Christmas gift from my brother.
Another gift from my mum, who remembered how much I loved this book when I was younger. I really want to read it again and love the beautiful cover on this edition.
Hee hee. Hee hee hee. I really wanted to read this and am so glad that my Christmas Kindle allowed me to sign up to Net Galley and get a review copy. I've read it. It's quite amazing. Review coming later in the month.
This has an interesting dystopian premise and is set in New York. I think that dystopia and New York work well together and, as this is a debut, am hoping to discover an exciting new author.
I've not read, nor watched, Pretty Little Liars but I do like the sound of the series. This is a new series by the same author and it looks like it is probably in the guilty pleasure genre. That genre should totally exist, booksellers and publishers - get on it.
Another debut for 2011, this is one-of-those-angel-books-that-I'm-still-not-sick-of. Hopefully it's a good one.
I've heard so many good things about Sophie Mackenzie from other UK book bloggers that I thought I should give her writing a go. This has a strong premise and is the start of a series so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll enjoy it as much as everyone else.
Another UK title, I've wanted to read this ever since Becky at The Bookette posted a review. It just looks like so much adventury fun.
The final book in the Wake trilogy, this absolutely lived up to my expectations. I love the writing style, the story line and the believable relationship between the main characters. Excellent stuff.
Ghost written or not, I've only heard good things about Ms. Duff's foray into writing. Curious to see what I think.
After reading Let It Snow, I nearly ordered everything MJ has ever written.Then I held myself back and just ordered one.
I read a sample chapter of this on my Kindle and was hooked. It looks great, has had great reviews in the UK press and starts off in Edinburgh, a city close to my own heart.
After trying and loving Vampire Academy, I thought I'd give another vamp series a go. I like the fact that the protagonist is college age but other than that have no idea of the story line. It was also very cheap, which I liked.
Another college age lead, this time headed to Princeton-but-not-as-we-know-it. Looks like a rollicking good time, methinks.
Ok, I have this because it was free for the Kindle. However, I do remember reading about it a while back and thinking it looked pretty good. Actually, I hope that it wasn't free because it's rubbish...
Embarrassingly, the only thing I know about this book is that it is shortly to be a film starring Robert Pattinson. However, my friend Jill gave me a copy for Christmas as she absolutely loves the story. I love a book pusher and look forward to getting tucked into this tale of circus life.
Phew! That's it! Other than review copies, I shall not be allowing more books into my house for a while. Honestly. Hopefully, I'll have cleared my TBR pile by 2012 but I'm not holding my breath. Hope that you've all received lovely booky Christmas gifts and happy reading for 2011!