Sunday, 4 March 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!

Vengeance Born - Kylie Griffin
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not pure bred is virtually powerless. Until an unlikely champion is born...
Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na'Reish King, longs for more than her tormented life among her father's people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she's gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy... With the Na'Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by the Na'Reish Horde have increased. As Chosen-leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons-and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.
When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father's dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey to the border but enemies within the Council-and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into civil war...

Another win this week - one I was particularly happy to recieve as I really wanted to get my hands on this. It looks like an intriguing start to a new series! So many thanks to The Quillery and Kylie who also included a lovely note and signed the book! :)

Timeless (Parasol Protectorate 5) - Gail Carriger
Publisher: Orbit
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.
Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

This was the first of my pre-orders that turned up this week. I've been enjoying Alexia's adventures across the British Empire and will be sorry to see her go, but hopefully the series will end on a high! :)

Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Daw Fantasy
Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city...

Another pre-order that arrived this week! I have to confess I've not read any books by Seanan McGuire but I did adore Feed by her alter-ego, Mira Grant so have been collecting October Daye novels and now, the first in a new series called InCryptid...

What have you recieved this week? :)


  1. These sound fun! I've literally just downloaded Soulless, and can't wait to get to it...may be a couple of weeks, but it's a nice feeling knowing it's waiting on my TBR stack :).
    Happy Reading
    Kat@YA's the Word

  2. The first one looks really interesting! And you're reading Catching Fire!! How is it?

    Here's my IMM for this week
    And I also have an international giveaway going on. (:

    Happy reading!
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

  3. I would love to read discount armageddon, it sounds like a really great book. can't wait to read your opinion about it. enjoy all your new reads.

    My IMM

  4. I really NEED to read Gail Carriger's series!!!

    Great IMM as always :D

  5. Omg! Awesome mailbox, i so want book 3, and I am so curious about book 1

  6. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  7. Oooh Parasol Protectorate! I still haven't picked that series up but it sounds so so good. Thanks for stopping by my blog =]

    The Cait Files

  8. I've been seeing a lot of that Parasol series I'm kind wanting to give it a try. Great haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  9. Eep! Two of these I want to get, and the other well I have to start the series yet. :) Hope you have a great week this week as well!

  10. Mel I think I'e just turned green with envy. Seriously! You've got all the books I've wanted to read, plus The Qwillery sure has some of the most interesting giveaways... Enjoy your amazing mailbox, chica! :)

  11. I love Seanan McGuire, so hopefully I can read Discount Armageddon soon! And I'm still behind on the Parasol Protectorate series, but Heartless is top of my 'to buy' list at the moment for next time I have a break in my book buying ban :)

    You can see my IMM here, and I'm running a giveaway for my birthday here.


  12. I hope you know I'm coming over to steal from your bookshelf. :D