Sunday, 4 September 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!
This week I had another package arrive from Amazon (I do like to treat myself!), but my biggest surprise was a very early birthday present from two of my favourite boys - K&P! You guys are the best and I love ya!
The Inheritance - Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Voyager
A collection of novellas and stories from one of the most critically acclaimed authors in the fantasy genre, Robin Hobb. Including work written under her pseudonym, Megan Lindholm.
Bingtown heiresses rub shoulders in this wonderful collection with vampires and alien musicians, tramps and feral cats.

This is one of my early birthday presents - it's a book I've wanted for a long time as I love Robin Hobb's books - especially the Liveships trilogy. Plus it's a gorgeous hardback copy.
Tortall and Other Lands - Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Random House Publishers
This collection of fantasy stories contains all the tales from Tamora Pierce's land of Tortall. In addition to pieces previously published in anthologies, Tortall & Other Land contains two new stories. The collection encompasses stories about characters both old and new.

Another birthday gift from one of my favourite authors. I've been reading Tamora Pierce books since I was a teen and each year I'm anxiously waiting for a new book to come out. This book of short stories should keep me happy until the final Beka Cooper comes out!

The Season of Passage - Christopher Pike
Publisher: Tor Books
Dr. Lauren Wagner was a celebrity. She was involved with the most exciting adventure mankind had ever undertaken: a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her.
But Lauren knew fear. Inside—voices entreating her to love them. Outside—the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group.
But were they simply dead? Or something else?

The final birthday book from K&P. I loved Christopher Pike growing up and it's always been a disappoint I couldn't get hold of some of his adult books - but thanks to this reprint and my friends I can now! I am a very lucky girl! :-)

Voices of Dragons - Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: HarperTeen
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.
Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.
But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon interactions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

I love Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series so I'm excited to read some of Carrie's other books. This a YA book has a dragons in so of course I wanted to read it! I purchased it for myself to celebrate the end of my book buying ban. :-)

Wolfsbane - Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Ace Fantasy
Shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn leads a dangerous existence. Now she must return home for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find he's not dead, but ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, using him as a conduit to destroy Aralorn and Wolf. She must overcome this mysterious mist or fall to the blackest of magic

Again I love Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series and have enjoyed a couple of her early fantasy books. This looks like another fun fantasy to read.

Hunt The Moon - Karen Chance
Publisher: UK - Penguin
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.
But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

This is the fifth in the Cassie Palmer series and I feel like I've been waiting for this for ages! The fun of a time traveling clairvoyant facing off against mages, vampires, weres, gods, fae and other unknown creatures can't be under-estimated! :-)

So what have you picked up this week?


  1. Great books. My IMM will post in the morning but I too got some great stuff this week.

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  3. Your welcome! I know your Birthday is not until the end of the month, but I could not resist ordering them early.

    I just had my morning coffee.

  4. Wow you had a good week! Voices of Dragons sounds so good. It's great to get early birthday presents!

  5. As always I love your taste in books! :D

    I haven't read anything by Patrica Briggs yet but I've heard so many good things!

    I hope you enjoy all of these.

    It's lovely to have friends that send you books for your birthday! :D

  6. Enjoy Karen Chance, that book was awesome :)And I haven't read any fantasy books by Patricia Briggs, so it will be interesting to read your review.
    Here is my IMM

  7. Oooh- Great looking books there, some I'd never seen before. I've had Voices of Dragons sat on my shelf for ages, I think it sounds great just never got around to reading it. Enjoy your books!

  8. You always have such a fantastic selection of books, I like to sound of Voices of Dragons I love books with dragons in them

  9. Nice books this week! I really want to read Vocies of Dragons it sounds so good! Here's My IMM:

  10. I really like the cover for Wolfsbane. I don't know how you are going to pick what to read first--these all look awesome!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  11. I really want to read Voices of Dragons. There aren't enough dragon books out there, and this sounds really good! I hope you enjoy your books.

    Books of Amber

  12. Oh you got a few books I want and a few that are new to me. I do hope you enjoy them all and have a wonderful week. :) Enjoy!

  13. What a great list of books! Have fun reading! New follower!

  14. Such a great IMM! You have several there I want!

    Happy Birthday!

  15. Seems like you definitely had a good IMM this week! I haven't heard of all, but they look good! Hope they're as good as they seem. :) My IMM can be found here!

  16. Awesome books, Mel. Seems like way too long since I've reading any Christopher Pike. Must remedy that soon, eh?!