Sunday, 26 August 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!
 
Blood and Feathers - Lou Morgan
Publisher: Solaris
Alice isn't having the best of days. She was late for work, she missed her bus, and now she's getting rained on. What she doesn't know is that her day's about to get worse: the epic, grand-scale kind of worse that comes from the arrival of two angels who claim everything about her life is a lie.
The war between the angels and the Fallen is escalating; the age-old balance is tipping, and innocent civilians are getting caught in the cross-fire. If the balance is to be restored, the angels must act - or risk the Fallen taking control. Forever.
That’s where Alice comes in. Hunted by the Fallen and guided by Mallory - a disgraced angel with a drinking problem and a whole load of secrets - Alice will learn the truth about her own history… and why the angels want to send her to hell.
What do the Fallen want from her? How does Mallory know so much about her past? What is it the angels are hiding - and can she trust either side?
Caught between the power plays of the angels and Lucifer himself, it isn't just hell's demons that Alice will have to defeat...
 
This is a win from Graeme's Fantasy Book Reviews. I haven't had the most success with angel books in the past, but this looks like it will be a different kettle of angel!
 
Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves - Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Orion Books
At an abandoned military base in the Arctic, a battle to save the world has begun...
THE SECRET BASE Known only as Dragon Island, the long-forgotten relic of the Cold War houses a weapon of terrible destructive force. And it has just been re-activated.
A RENEGADE ARMY When Dragon Island is seized by terrorists, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
ONE SMALL TEAM The only unit close enough to avert disaster is an equipment-testing team led by a Marine captain named Schofield, call sign SCARECROW. They are not equipped to attack a fortified island held by a small army but will go in anyway - because someone has to.
THE ULTIMATE HERO IS BACK, FACING THE ULTIMATE ARMY OF VILLAINS

This is a suprise present from my Gran of all people - she lent the first couple of books with Schofield many moons ago and I loved the complete mindlessness of the action scenes. It's a popcorn movie blockbuster of a series...and I am looking forward to this latest installment with my mind firmly switched off! :-)

What have you picked up this week?
 

6 comments:

  1. Hm about teh angel book, sounds like another love triangle coming up, but hoepfully it will be awesome

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  2. Oh for once I didn't know these ones at all. Hope you'll enjoy them! Happy reading!

    here is mine

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  3. OOOO, really want to read Blood and Feathers, Mel! Had my eye on this book for ages. Enjoy both your reads, and I'll be waiting for your review!:)

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  4. Read Blood & Feathers first!

    Happy Sunday!
    Talk Supe

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  5. I got Blood and Feathers last week and can't wait to read it! Sounds so good, doesn't it? Anyway, enjoy your books this week!

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  6. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

    My IMM =)

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