Sunday, 15 July 2012

My Book Haul/Showcase Sundays

I've decided to join Books, Biscuits and Tea's Showcase Sunday to share my lovely book hauls each week. Have a look back at Vicki's link up to see what everyone is up too!

Another quiet week with just a couple of pre-orders coming through and one review book. But the quality of books this week is particularly high!
Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Celaena Sardothien is a daredevil assassin with unrivalled fighting skills. After a year’s hard labour in the salt mines of the kingdom of Adarlan, Celaena is offered her freedom on one condition—she must fight as handsome Prince Dorian’s champion in a contest sponsored by the king, facing the deadliest thieves and assassins in the land in a series of set-piece battles in the country’s stunning glass palace. But there is more at stake than even her life—for Celaena is destined for a remarkable future...
I got a finished version of this from Bloomsbury for review - and I am SOO excited! I've loved the novellas leading up to this and I can't wait to start reading...however, I have a couple of other review books as well!
God Save The Queen - Kate Locke
Publisher: Orbit
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist. 
The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.
I pre-ordered this based on the cover (which is so cool - even including the Gherkin and London Eye in the background!) and the backcover.
Tempest's Fury (Jane True #5) - Nicole Peeler
Publisher: Orbit
Jane's not happy. She's been packed off to England to fight in a war when she'd much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane's enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble -- the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they're not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest, or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.
Praying she can pull of a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities as well as the doubts of those who don't think she can live up to her new role as Champion.
Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.
I really enjoy this series - it's a lot of fun and one series I've actually kept up to date with!
What have you picked up this week?


  1. I got Throne of Glass too, I think it sounds amazing!
    And God Save The Queen sounds awesome- another steampunk one!
    Have a good week!

  2. God Save the Queen looks good! :) I've seen it a lot in the past few days. I hope you'll like it!

  3. Oh I want to read God Save The Queen, I love the cover! Enjoy all your new books.

  4. So jealous that you have Throne of Glass. I think everyone has read it beside me, boo! God Save The Queen wouldn't be something I'd pick up and read usually but it does sounds interesting and the historical side has piqued my interest :) Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    -Becca@Lost in Thought

  5. I got Tempest's Fury too, albeit a version with a different cover! Gods Saves The Queen sounds very exciting. Definitely adding that one to my list! Happy reading! :)

    My STS

  6. I've pre ordered God Save the Queen too!

  7. I really want the first and the second :D

  8. fun reads this week :) Throne of Glass looks like a pretty cool read, enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week, Book Savvy Babe

  9. I really think I need to read God Save the Queen I just keep seeing it everywhere. Great haul this week!!

  10. God Save the Queen looks really good and I've been seeing it around A LOT. I REALLY need to check that out. Great haul! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  11. OOOO, you are in for a lovely treat, Mel! Both S J Maas and Kate Locke are fabulous reads. I've really enjoyed them. Have a fun week!

  12. Awesome haul this week!

    Happy Reading,

  13. God save the queen was a badass book IMHO, I hope you enjoy it!

    Talk Supe BB&B

  14. God Save the Queen sounds amazing! I'm waiting for it to come in at my library. :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  15. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  16. I'm really liking what I'm hearing about Throne of Glass. I do hope you enjoy it when you get to reading it. Have a great week! Great picks for the shelves. :)