Sunday, 3 February 2013

My Book Haul / Showcase Sunday

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

So this week was quite quiet but I got my reading mojo back! After a dreadful cold last week I was finally able to focus this week. This meant that I finished Pantomime by Laura Lam - a wonderfully atmospheric story as well as Shades of War by Sarah-Jane Lehoux - a great fantasy story with some really different characters, and finally Devil May Care by Patricia Eimer - lots of fun with the family from hell - literally! So finished three books and only two arrived in the flat this week - that's progress on my TBR pile!

So what books have arrived this week?

Fragments (Partials #2) - Dan Wells
Publisher: HarperCollins
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?
Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what’s left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira’s journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn’t even know existed.

I read Partials last year and quite enjoyed it so when I saw this come up on Netgalley, I thought I would request it to see what happens next!

Between - Kerry Schafer
Publisher: Ace Fantasy
Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours. All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes—forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real. And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once—a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control...

I pre-ordered this ages ago and it arrived this week. Occasionally I'll see new UF books that capture my attention and decide to try them out - plus the cover has a dragon in a globe!

So what have you all picked up this week?


  1. I haven't read Partials but I know many of my friends enjoyed it - I hope you'll like the sequel too! :)

  2. I loved Pantomime- can't stop thinking about it now!
    I'm looking forward to reading Fragments as well. Have a good week Mel!

  3. I'm also waiting for Between I'm curious to see how it is, so intrigued! Happy reading!

  4. Sorry to hear you have been poorly! I hope you enjoy your new books.

  5. I'm waiting on Between to arrive as well. Hope you'll enjoy it.

  6. A dragon in a globe is a must have :D

  7. Ooh love the sound of these books.. Spontaneously combusting dragons is certainly something new xD Enjoy!

    My Showcase Sunday

  8. Hope you enjoy your new books :) And hope you are feeling a bit better :)

    Megan xxx

  9. Ooh Fragments is on my showcase this week too! Even though I haven't read Partials yet... But I do own it so it might just give me the nudge that I need to read it! :P Enjoy!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  10. I really want to read Pantomime, it looks so good! :-) I haven't read Partials but I've heard really good things. Hope you enjoy the sequel!

    Have a lovely week! :-)

  11. I own Partials but haven't gotten to it yet. Hope you enjoy!!

    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

  12. OOO, so glad you loved Pantomime, Mel, and that you found your reading mojo again ;) Jealous about Between and really want to know what you think about it. Great book picks this week!

  13. I will ask our library to get Between! I am dying to read that book

  14. Very good additions this week! Hope you enjoy them. :)