Sunday, 5 February 2012

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!
First Grave On The Right - Darynda Jones
Publisher: UK - Piatkus
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

I LOVE The Works. I've wanted this book for ages - even more so since I read reviews of it from some of my favourite bloggers so imagine how excited I was when I spotted in The Works last Sunday for the low, low price of £1.99 or 2 for £3! Can't wait to start this series now!

Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires 4) - Rachel Caine
Publisher: UK - Allison & Busby
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville.
This is the other book I got at The Works - I haven't read any of the Morganville books but I now own the first four so I really hope I will like them! Pretty sure I will though as Jess at Book Passion for Life has been raving about them recently!
The Last Four Things - Paul Hoffman
Publisher: UK - Penguin
Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. These are the Last Four Things. Now there are Five. Meet Thomas Cale. Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world: fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp, the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know.
I actually recieved this unasked from Penguin for review. Biazzarely I have read the first book in the seriers a couple of years ago but don't remember much about it...but I haven't read any fantasy for a while so this could break my fantasy fast! :)
So what have you picked up this week?


  1. I'm so excited to hear what you think about First Grave from the Right I'm now a huge Darynda Jones fan (as you've gathered :))

    Enjoy your books, Great Mailbox :)

  2. I've heard about the Morganville series, hope you enjoy!

  3. Great books this week! I haven't head of any of them but First Grave from the Right looks really interesting!

  4. First grave on the right is just amazing I hope you'll like it as much as I do. I really need to read the third book.

    My IMM

  5. I ended up buying the first 10 books of the Morganville Vampires books from the Works, but I STILL haven't read any of them yet! I'm sure I'll like them though, a lot of people are raving about this series.

  6. Cool. Love the cover for the UK version of First Grave On The Right! I have the first two books in that series, now I just have to get around to reading them.

    Hope you enjoy, Mel.

  7. I saw First Grave in the Works this week too, they also had a couple of Larissa Ione books that looked quite tempting. You just never know what you are going to find when you go there.

  8. Oh wow, the cover for First Grave on the Right is great, I'd love to pick that one up. I bought all of my Morganville Books from The Works and I devoured them one after the other- they are fantastic. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page

  9. I've never read the Morganville vampire books either, but oh my gosh, is the cover for that book ever pretty! I just LOVE the purple colours and it looks a little bit menacing haha! x) Plus, First Grave sounds so cool and that price was an amazing deal!

    Awesome mailbox this week, Mel! I hope you enjoy all of your books! :)

  10. i hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

  11. Great IMM! I've read the first few books in the Morganville Vampire series and I liked them :) I hope that you enjoy!

    Happy reading!

    You can check out my IMM HERE!

    Claire :)

  12. Have fun with first grave! :D I really liked it

  13. Ooh my god I LOOVE the Darynda Jones series it's freaking hilarious and just pure awesome! I really hope you enjoy it! Great haul this week!

    Xpresso Reads

  14. I need to get First Grave to the Right from what I'm hearing. :) And I'm very curious to see what you think of The Last Four Things. I look forward to your thoughts on that one. :) Have a great week!

  15. Yay, Mel! I've got Darynda and Paul too, but haven't gotten around to reading them yet! Let's hope we enjoy all our reads, and I really need to check out my local Works. You guys keep getting awesome deals out of this shop :)))