Sunday, 23 September 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!
The Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin
In 1916 French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything - her family, reputation and life - in the hope of seeing her true love one last time.
Nearly a century later and Sophie's portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting's dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened...
Two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most - whatever the cost.
I won this from Goodreads First Reads! It's the first book I've ever won from there so I was very excited when it turned up this week. I think it will be one of those books I read for a break from Vampires and Dystopian Futures...
Firespell - Chloe Neill
Publisher: Gollancz
Lily’s parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie’s creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens. They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It’s too bad Lily doesn’t have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she’s discovered yet...
Having read a couple of Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampire books in the last couple of weeks, I was hungry for more similar and when someone wanted one of my books on readitswapit, I think I managed to come out ahead!
What have you picked up this week?


  1. Firespell sounds really interesting!! The cover is also creepy

    great book haul! hope you enjoy them all

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. OOooh I got Jojo Moyes's book a few weeks ago and I'll be reading it soon - it should be very good!!! :) I'm so glad you won a copy! Hope we'll both enjoy it.

    Happy reading and I hope you had a great time in London! x

  3. Enjoy both, sweetie, and continue your wild birthday celebration! :)

  4. Hope you love The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.

  5. Ooh, Firespell! I remember really enjoying that book, although the second in the series was a bit of a downer. Anyhow, hope you like it!

  6. Oh I didn't know the first one, I'll wait for your review. Happy reading!

  7. Congratulations on another book win :)
    I really need to check out some of Chloe Neill's books- I'll look out for your thoughts on this one.
    Have a good week!

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

    My IMM

  9. The Girl You Left Behind sounds like a book I'd be crying during as I read the whole thing. Congrats on winning it from Goodreads! Firespell sounds cool too! Enjoy your new books :)

  10. The Girl You Left Behind sounds epic. I love stories like that.

    Talk Supe

  11. I did see a Moyes book at the library...and I have already forgotten which one. Anyway looks good :)