Sunday, 21 August 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!
So, my book buying ban kinda took a bit of a tumble this week and I bought a kindle book and ordered some paperback books from Amazon - but as they haven't arrived yet do they count? :)
Anyway, the Kindle book counts and I also had a fabulous book win!
Book of Secrets - Chris Roberson
Publisher: Angry Robots
Reporter Spencer Finch is a journalist embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and mysterious monks. At the same time, he's trying to make sense of the legacy left him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be pulp magazines from the golden age of fantasy fiction. Following his nose, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving a lost Greek play, secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes - and an entire hidden history of mankind. It's like The Da Vinci Code retold by the Coen brothers in this blockbuster blur.
This was part of the kindle summer sale and as it was only 99p and I thought it sounded interesting, I clicked on that purchase button before I remembered I wasn't supposed to be buying any book this month! Ops!
Touch of Frost - Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
 My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .
I was so excited when I found out I won a copy of this at Book Lovers Inc - I love the sound of this story. I've never read anything by Jennifer Estep but I've heard nothing but good things about her writing. Plus when this turned up it was signed along with a couple of signed bookmarks!! Wow!
So only a small number of books this week - but I think the quality speaks for itself! :)


  1. Squeee you won Touch of Frost??? and signed book marks?? I green with envy right now! I loved it and cannot wait for the next installment. Can't wait to read your review.

  2. Yayy! Signed bookmarks! <3 I've only received one of those. Great Haul! Hope you enjoy them! Will wait for your review!

  3. Ooh they look good. Congrats on your win too. Touch of Frost looks good :D

  4. Touch Of Frost looks so good- congratulations on your win!

  5. I have head only good things about the second one :D I hope it's good

  6. I've been hearing good things about Touch of Frost. I want it. Hope you enjoy. :)

  7. Oh, I like the look of Book of Secrets. I hope it's good! Enjoy your new reads. :)

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  8. Um.. let me see... No... I don't think Amazon summer sales count. I mean what do they expect us to do? Resist? *snort*

    I hope you enjoy Touch of Frost. I did! :)

  9. Its been far too long since I read a proper mystery - Book of Secrets sounds fab! Enjoy reading it!

  10. Oh yes. I want this one. :) I do hope you enjoy it and have a great week!