Sunday, 11 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 was quite a quiet week for me bookwise - I got one book for review and one bargain book.
Nothing But Trouble - Rachel Gibson
Publisher: Corgi
Chelsea Ross's acting career has been a total bust. The closest she ever came to stardom was her brilliant performance as "Pretty Dead Girl #1." But leaving Hollywood to become the personal assistant to a famous hockey player could be her stupidest career move ever.
Injured superstar Mark Bressler's glory days are over. The one time bad boy jock could at least be civil to the pint-sized, pink-haired bombshell who the Seattle Chinooks hired to be his P.A. If Chelsea didn't need the money, she'd be skating away from the world's biggest jerk-on-ice as fast as her feet could carry her.
Chelsea can deal with Mark's rotten attitude and dark moods. The problem is those biceps and that red-hot hockey-toned bod! And when the bad boy starts to put the moves on her, Chelsea knows it's time she banished him to the penalty box...if only she could resist the kind of trouble he has in mind.

This is the second book I've received from the Transworld Book Review Challenge - and it's very different from the first one! Some romance in store here I think... :)

Undead and Unworthy (Undead 7) - MaryJanice Davidson
Publisher: Piatkus
Nobody reigns over the undead with more savvy than her heroine Betsy Taylor, back to rule the nights as Vampire Queen and survive the days as a new suburban bride. But it's not all marital bliss. Betsy's husband, Sinclair, has been perusing The Book of the Dead, Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of formerly feral vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.

I read the first 6 Betsy books ages ago...I liked the first few but then found the story a little repetitive. However, I spotted this in the bargain box of my local WHSmith for 99p so thought I wouldn't really be loosing anything if I picked it up! :)

Bright, Young Things - Anna Godbersen
Publisher: HarperCollins
The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties. Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star…

Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will. The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

I have to confess I picked this up on Amazon as it was a free download! It looks like a fun YA book set in a period I can remember studying in history (one of our modules was 20th Century America) - there just aren't enough flapper books out there! :-)

SO what have you picked up this week? 


  1. I just got Bright Young Things too! It looks really good :) Enjoy!

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  2. I think Godbersen will be brilliant. I've read The Luxe and loved her style very much. Enjoy your books! :)

  3. Great week Mel. The Undead Series is always one I want to try but haven't brought yet, so it's nice to someone is. Lol :)

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  4. heard great things about Bright Young Things!

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  5. I really liked the first few undead books as well but then they really went downhill. I hope this one is good, I also love a bargain! :D

  6. I got Bright Young Things, too :)
    This was just too good too resist.
    Nice bunch of books.

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  7. Very different books this week to last week's haul! Thanks for the tip about Bright Young Things, I've had my eye on this since reading the Luxe series, didn't realise it was free on Amamzon- just downloaded!

  8. i really like the uk cover of nothing but trouble. great IMM this week--enjoy and happy reading!

    i hope you can stop by our IMM this week.


  9. I got Bright Young Things too! You also reminded me that I'm sorely behind on my Betsy tales. Oh will I ever get caught up? Probably not. :)

  10. I like how the Gibson books look there :)

  11. Great books! I have heard Bright Young Things looks good. Happy reading :)

  12. Very nice take this week. :) I'm curious about Undead and Unworthy. It looks interesting and fun too. Hope you enjoy all the books this week.