7 May 2011

In My Mailbox #74

First off, I got a MASSIVE package from Simon & Schuster UK (thanks, Ally!!) that containted the following four books:
  • FLY AWAY HOME by Jennifer Weiner - Haven't read anything by Weiner and this the topic of this book doesn't really seem my cup of tea, but goodness is this cover gorgeous!
  • HERE COME THE GIRLS by Milly Johnson - Ditto on the cover, it's lovely! I love stories about cruises!
  • GODDESS OF VENEGANCE by Jackie Collins - What in the bloody hell IS this cover?!?! A joke perhaps? It sure sticks out like an ugly sore thumb among other books in the package and it's just plain horrible. White background with plain text - what the what?! For real?! Massive COVER FAIL alert and I am offended by the laziness of this cover. Would have never ever picked it up, although I've heard nothing but praise for Jackie Collins. But this cover is inexcusable! #enraged I loved the original cover for PLBG so I've no idea what happened here ... Was the designer sick and they had to rush the book so someone just typed out the words and they sent it off to printing? Or something? There's bound to be a new cover for the paperback, right? #fingerscrossed The Americans did it way better in this case - proof! Yeah, a bit tacky there, but at least there's something going on!
  • DAUGHTERS OF FORTUNE by Tara Hyland - Phew, there we go, a stunning cover again to calm me down a bit, hehehe. I've already read this last year (my review here) and loved it. I have the ARC so I might do a giveaway for this one. Cannot WAIT for Hyland's next novel!!
I also got a surprise review copy of THE DEAD SUMMER by Helen Moorhouse, which I've never heard of before, but it sounds and looks rather intriguing ... I just hope it's not TOO creepy? :)

Then I bought a copy of ROYAL MATCH by Tyne O'Connoll, mostly because the books sound cute (I think it contains three previously published books?) and I really like the new cover!

Lastly, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and got myself a copy of LOVE VIRTUALLY by Daniel Glattauer, which is a huge bestseller in many countries (not so much in the UK or US yet though, I think). I wasn't planning to read this, let alone buy it, until recently someone recommended it to me and then I came across this pretty cover (pink & grey combo = winning!), which I simply couldn't resist! So we'll see if the book lives up to the massive hype, ha!

That's ALL. What did YOU get? :)


yellowsocks94 said...

ahhh I ♥ how covers of books really draw me in :)

Luisa at Chicklish said...

The only one I've read there is A Royal Match (back when it was two books), but they all look great! I'm especially looking forward to hearing what you think of Love Virtually.
Happy reading!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice line up!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

If you don't want Jennifer Weiner's Book I'll take it. lol I have read everything she has written. I love her books!

Dizzy C said...

Some lovely looking books there.

I have not read any J Weiner books yet, but did enter a comp for some this week.

Years since I have read Jackie Collins.

I do like the synopsis for Here come the girls.



Anonymous said...

The Jackie Collins cover IS horrific. BUT if you look at the previous JC novels before the cover changes (This one for example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lethal-Seduction-Jackie-Collins/dp/0743208536/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304863769&sr=1-2) and I think her publishers have (for some reason) got back to that look!

TBH I don't understand, because that design is horrific, so plain and boring. This was going to be the original one, same pic as the US but different colours (http://chicklitreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/jackie-collins-goddess-of-vengeance.png). I LOVE that one. It's like they've gone back to the 80s with the cover, that's NOT the way to get younger readers into JC!

Phew, what a long comment. I read Fly Away Home this week and although it wasn't the best, it was readable!

Erica said...

Enjoy all your books - I haven't heard of most of those. Happy reading :)

erikasbuddy said...

Nice haul!!

Paranormal Wasteland IMM:

Celesta said...

great haul! Royal match looks super cute!

Here’s my IMM!

Lena Sledge said...

Wow, you got some good stuff in your mailbox. I was meaning to do a Mailbox Monday on my blog, and forgot all about it. So I will make a note to remind me ahead of time next week. Although, I didn't receive anything this weekend anyway. But you got enough for the both of us. You hit the mother load. :-)

Majanka said...

I love the cover of The Head of Summer.Enjoy reading!

Take a look at what's in my mailbox this week!

Anonymous said...

You've got a lot of great picks this week, especially Head of Summer.
Click here to see what's in my mailbox this week!
-Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte.

Jo said...

Fab Stuff

I like the sound of The Dead Summer

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