Sunday, 31 March 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!

Happy Easter!! Hope you are all having a lovely day!
I had an ok reading week, not great, but they were big books this week! I finished Fragments by Dan Wells - dystopian sequel which answers some question and raises more - and The Revenge of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron - a rip-roaring fun fantasy that turns epic!

Last weekend I discovered a monthly charity book sale in my local shopping centre. New Books for £1 and second hand books for 10p...I was very good and only picked up two books though! I suspect I will be a regular visitor at the sales though...

For Review

Like This, For Ever - S.J. Bolton
Publisher: Bantam
Bright red. Like rose petals. Or rubies. Or balloons. Little red droplets.Barney knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. He will drain the body of blood, and leave it on a Thames beach. There will be no clues for detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no good reason for Lacey Flint to become involved ... And no chance that she can stay away.

I picked this up on Netgalley - many thanks to Transworld for this! I'm looking forward another crime filled, haunting story from SJ Bolton.


The Death Instinct - Jed Rubenfeld
Publisher: Headline
Under a clear blue September sky, America's financial center in lower Manhattan became the site of the largest, deadliest terrorist attack in the nation's history. It was September 16, 1920. Four hundred people were killed or injured. War veteran Dr. Stratham Younger and his friend Captain James Littlemore of the New York Police Department are caught on Wall Street on the fateful day of the blast. With them is the beautiful Colette Rousseau, a French radiochemist whom Younger meets while fighting in the world war. A series of inexplicable attacks on Rousseau, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Young, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey-from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Dr. Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts. As the seemingly disjointed pieces of what Younger and Littlemore learn come together, the two uncover the shocking truth behind the bombing.

I read a previous book by Jed Rubenfeld and enjoyed it so when I saw this in the second hand book sale, who was I to say no...?

Touch of Power - Maria V Synder
Publisher: MIRA
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...

I've already read this book and loved it (read my review here) but I only have a copy on kindle and when I spotted this in the book sale I had to pick it up! Does anyone else also buy paper copies if they like the ebook...?

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) - Rachel Vincent
Publisher: MIRA Ink
What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...
After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever. But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has...

I pre-ordered this and it arrived this week! I haven't started the series yet but I figure I can read the whole series in a short space of time just as I did with the Vampire Academy books!

So what did you get this week?


  1. I haven't read these ones but I really hope you'll like them all. happy reading!

  2. O-O! I'm jealous of your book shop! I would be a regular visitor with the prices like that too! ;)) Glad to hear Rachel Aaron's writing is excellent! She is another author I'd love to read. Happy Easter, Mel! x

  3. I need to get round to reading Fragments. I loved Partials but just haven't been in the nood for YA dystopia recently.

  4. Yep, I also buy paper copies if I've liked the ebook. I just like to have a copy of my bookshelf forever! Have a lovely Easter Mel.

  5. I can't wait to start reading the new S.J. Bolton book :) I'm reading Dead Scared at the moment and it's so good! Hope you enjoy the new one. Happy Easter! x

  6. Happy reading :D
    I got nothing :/

  7. Nice haul! Enjoy them! Here are my newest books:

  8. The Soul Screamers series looks amazing, I have heard so many good things about them. Happy reading!

    My SS:

  9. Some fab looking books this week. I have the S.J.Bolton book too looks great.
    Hope you enjoy everything

  10. If I love an ebook I definitely try to buy the paperback then! I actually read Poison Study on my kindle and loooved it and then I had to buy the whole series in paperback and they are gorgeous copies! Great books :) Enjoy!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  11. The books from Maria Snyder sound great. I hope to read something from her soon. Enjoy! :D

    Showcase Sunday -Mel@thedailyprophecy.