Sunday, 27 March 2011

My Book Haul/In My Mailbox

The Story Siren hosts a weekly meme where bloggers can share what goodies they've purchased/received this week. If you get a chance head over to The Story Siren and check out what everyone is up to!

I've been pretty good this week and didn't buy anything BUT I have had a couple of lovely suprises in the mail...

One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing - Jasper Fforde
Publisher: UK - Hodder & Soughton
It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?
All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worth of her illustrious namesake.
The written Thursday is soon hot on the trail of her factual alter-ego, and quickly stumbles upon a plot so fiendish that it threatens the very BookWorld itself.

After a particularly bad day at work, I was feeling stressed and tired until I got in (late) and found a lovely parcel waiting for me. My personal book fairy, Kris had bought me the latest Jasper Fforde book because 'I can't bear the thought of a Jasper Ffrode book on Amazon shelves and not on your booshelf!' It cheered me right up and I love Jasper Fforde books. :) 

Long Reach - Peter Cocks
Publisher: UK - Walker
Seventeen-year-old Eddie Savage is shocked to learn that the body of his brother, Steve, has just been washed up in the Thames. But he soon discovers something even more disturbing: that Steve had actually been working undercover for the police – and was probably murdered in the line of duty. Determined to avenge his brother's death, Eddie relinquishes his old life and identity to take up where Steve left off, throwing himself headlong into his first mission – to infiltrate a tough south London gang. But as he becomes caught up in the world of crime, Eddie begins to question where his loyalties lie. Then he makes a terrible discovery...

This was a giveaway win from the lovely Kristy at the Overflowing Bookshelf - many thanks! It looks like a good thriller and Kristy's review was positive. Can't wait!

Dawning of Power Trilogy - Brian Rathbone

The World of Godsland. Echoes of the ancients power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. In times such as these, ordinary people have the power to save the world . . . or destroy it.

I won these from the lovely Ria over at Biblotropic (fabulously named blog - go over and check it out!) as part of the Indie Blog Hop. It looks like an interesting read and I can't wait to get started!

So what have you picked up this week? :)


  1. Wow, I haven't heard of any of these -- thanks for sharing!
    (And I feel guilty about leaving links in the comments, but... here's my IMM.)

  2. You always get so many books, I'm jealous!

    The Island of Doctor Moreau was really good. The only sci-fi I've really tried is HG Wells and J.G. Ballard, not either of the authors you mentioned. Sci-fi is just such hard work sometimes!

  3. Lovely! The fantasy books sounds great and Long Reach is one I'd love to read. Great books this week Mel.

  4. @Sam - it's an addiction I swear! If I go a week without visiting a book store I feel like a limb is missing! :)

  5. Great set! I've only read one Jasper Forde. I should read more.
    My IMM

  6. Ooh, Long Reach looks great! Happy reading :).

  7. Oh I'm so behind on the Thursday books. I miss that series. Great book haul!

  8. Oh I'm so glad you got Brian Rathbone's books. :) I'm really curious to see what you think of them. I've thought about reviewing them, but never got around to asking him. :) Do hope you enjoy and look forward to your reviews.

    Have a great week and enjoy the books