In My Mailbox #13

In My Mailbox explores the books I received during the week. If you would like to have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information at The Story Siren.

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
1st March 2010 | Penguin

Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca - only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.

And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.

16th September 2009 | Penguin

You can't stop the future

You can't rewind the past

The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play

Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life . . . forever.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
4th January 2010 | Penguin

Is falling in love the beginning . . . or the end? Beautiful Creatures, a beautiful new young adult book by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl.

In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .

There is a girl.
Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair.
Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse.
On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised.
And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.
Ethan never even saw it coming.


  1. Oh oh oh! Good books! I have a few of those already, and can't wait to get into them! Happy reading!

  2. Great haul. I am really interested to hear what you think of The Piper's Son in particular. They should keep you busy for awhile :)

  3. Love the group of books you received this week! We have some doubles! :) I hope you enjoy them!

    I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

  4. Great books! I need to get Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Darkside too! I have heard only good things about it! You are right about Numbers(on my blog)... heard lots of bad reviews, but free swap so I decided to see for myself! :) Happy Reading!!

  5. I really liked Beautiful Creatures! Hope you enjoy your books!

  6. *good books overload*

    First, I LOVE Melina Marchetta. So I am totally jealous.

    Thirteen Reasons Why and Devil Wears Prada are both great.

    Happy Reading :)

  7. Awesome books, quite a few of them are on my TBR list! I've read The Luxe and loooved it, hope you will too! Happy reading! :)

  8. Lots of great books. Have fun reading them. I just adore the cover of The Luxe. I bought it a week ago! :)

  9. These look really good! I have been wanting to read Thirteen Reasons Why, and I have read so many great reviews of Beautiful Creatures. Enjoy!

  10. You have had an amazing book week! The Piper's soon sounds so good. Thirteen reasons why is a great book as is Beautiful Creatures. I also adored JGTDOTDS soo cute.

    Enjoy your reads :)

  11. Thirteen Reasons Why sounds awesome :) And I just LOVED Beautiful Creatures! :) Great week!

  12. Wow, great week! 13 Reasons, BC and Jessica's Guide are all fab, and the new Marchetta sounds like a good read. Have a great week!

  13. Ooh, some pretty sweet books this week! I have BC on my shelf and I definitely need to read it soon. Enjoy your books!

  14. A MELINA MARCHETTA BOOK!!! Lucky you!

    Hope you enjoy all your books! :)

  15. I just read 13 Reasons Why. It was okay, uber depressing (Whoa, didn't see that coming! ;) ).
    Beautiful Creatures sounds like it might be good. I've heard good things about it, so I might have to check it out.

    Happy reading!

  16. Wow, you got a lot of books! The Piper's Son looks really good! I hope you enjoy them!

  17. Awesome books you got this week. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, The Luxe and Thirteen reasons why are all really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  18. Great books in your mailbox! Looking forward to reading Beautiful Creatures, and Thirteen Reasons Why looks good. Enjoy!

  19. Good haul! I just read 13 reason Why, it was really good. Very thought provoking. I felt so bad for Clay and Hannah!
    I have Medina Hill, but haven't read it yet.

  20. Thirteen Reasons Why is really gripping. I read it in a single day. It has that kind of plot that will nag away at you until you've finished reading the book. The Devil Wears Prada is a fun read. It's quite different from the movie but great nonetheless. :D

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