Sunday, 24 October 2010

My Book Haul/In My Mail Box

This is a weekly meme started by Story Siren where bloggers can share what goodies they've picked up this week - If you get a chance head over to The Story Siren and check out what everyone is up to!

This week I picked up something from my wishlist and a couple of books that I found on sale in a local bookstore - and who can resist a bargain!This will be my last purchase for a while as Christmas is coming up so all my spare money should go on presents and decorations for my new flat!

Grave Witch (Alex Craft 1) - Kalayna Price
Publisher: US Roc
As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead - she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a 'shade' involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her - and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why.
This book has been on my wishlist for all of a week - but when I saw it on the shelf I couldn't resist!
Glass House (Morganville Vampires 1) - Rachel Caine
Publisher: UK - Allison & Busby
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...
I tried Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series and for some reason the first book didn't click with me. But I've heard some good things about both series so thought I'd give her books another go - besides it was on sale!
Dead Girls' Dance (Morganville Vampires 2) - Rachel Caine
Publisher: UK - Allison & Busby
Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.
And while the first book was on sale, so was the second. Typically series do improve so I'm giving the Morganville Vampires a couple of books to lure me in!

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy 1) - Richelle Mead
St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St Vladimir's where the girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night time rituals. But most of all, staying alive.
I love Richelle's Succubus and Dark Swan series so thought I'd try her YA series - a vampire school series. Plus it's another book for my kindle - and the novelty hasn't worn off yet! :)
What have you received this week?


  1. I love that all your new books are appropriate for Halloween!

  2. I wish I could say say was on purpose - but I tend to read a lot of witch/vampire/werewolf book all year!! :)

  3. WOW great reads this week! Some of those covers are extremely well done!

  4. love the UK covers for the morganville vamp series. enjoy your books this week :)

    if you have time, check out our in my mailbox HERE .

  5. Nice Mailbox Mel, happy reading!

    jackie ^_^