Sunday, 21 November 2010

My Book Haul/In My Mailbox

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 gave in to temptation and picked up a couple of books that have been on my Wishlist for a bit. I have a problem saying no to books! Surely I can't be the only one?!
Grave Secret (Harper Connolly 4) - Charlaine Harris
Publisher: UK - Gollancz
When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning, which left her with a spiderweb of red over her body, headaches, and episodes of weakness. Sometimes her right hand shakes. And she can find dead people. It's taken a while, but at last Harper's pretty happy with her life: she's making a living for herself and Tolliver, using her unique talent to help people with. Then Tolliver's dad arrives on the scene, seeking forgiveness for the sins of their youth, and the police get a tip-off that after all these years, Cameron's been spotted in a mall. With all this going on Harper realises life is getting a little complicated, but she doesn't expect those complications to include Tolliver getting shot, or watching a cop die taking a bullet for her. Harper can find dead people, but now it's clear someone wants her dead . . .
The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy 2) - N.K. Jemisin
Publisher: UK - Orbit (November 2010)

In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight. However, this act of kindness is to engulf Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger - but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself?

And I couldn't resist another purchase on my Kindle - one recommended by The Slowest Bookworm

Whisper of a Witch - Suza Kates
Kindle Edition

A Choice -  Shauni Miller has no idea why her life is changing, but she must answer when an unknown force summons her to a mystical island.  She also harbors a secret, one that has the potential to alter her life forever.  If she chooses to share it.
A Deception - Dr. Michael Black helps Shauni in her time of need, but sees more in the raven-haired temptress than she ever meant to reveal.  he knows she's hiding something, but then, so is he.
A Prediction - Both Shauni and Michael have a role to play and decisions to make as a centuries-old prophecy unfolds.  Only the fated know if they are meant to be together.  Or if one of them has to die.
That's my haul this week - what did you get? :)


  1. i just bought my mum the first 3 books is the harper connolly series - I'm assuming they're good?

  2. Nope, you're not the only one who can't say no! LOL. Ooh I hope you enjoy Whisper of a Witch. The next one is due out early next year and I can't wait. (Thanks for the link)

    I love the cover on Broken Kingdoms. I'll have to look that series up.

  3. @ Kirsty - I love the Harper Connolly books - it's such a different type of book compared to other UF-style books. Harpers got such a different gift than any I'd read about before. Hope your Mum likes them!

    @ Bookworm - any time! ;)

  4. You got some nice books in your mailbox this week. I liked the first three Harper Connolly books and have that one on my TBR stack too. I also have the first Jemison book on my stack but haven't gotten to it yet. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  5. Cannot wait to see what you think of Suza Kates book, have wanted to read it for awhile but not as e-book on my computer.....

    My Books this week

    jackie >_<

  6. Really like your mailbox. Broken Kingdoms looks awesome, need to read that, too. Hope you enjoy all your new books:)
    Here is my Mailbox

    And don't forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

  7. Those look like awesome books! I hope you enjoy them!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My IMM this week

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