Sunday, 16 June 2013

My Book Haul / Showcase Sundays

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!

This week I was back to normal reading habits and read The Wrong Girl by CJ Archer - pretty good YA with  questions still unanswered and I want to know them! I also shivered my way through Reviver by Patrick Seth - creepily good mystery and Transcedence by O.J. Omolou - fun light YA. 

For Review

Elysian Fields - Suzanne Johnson
Publisher: Tor
The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren’t random—an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard. Namely, DJ.
Combating an undead serial killer as troubles pile up around her isn’t easy. Jake Warin’s loup-garou nature is spiraling downward, enigmatic neighbor Quince Randolph is acting weirder than ever, the Elders are insisting on lessons in elven magic from the world’s most annoying wizard, and former partner Alex Warin just turned up on DJ’s to-do list. Not to mention big maneuvers are afoot in the halls of preternatural power.
Suddenly, moving to the Beyond as Jean Lafitte’s pirate wench could be DJ’s best option.

Another UF author I love and a series I enjoy...I love Netgalley sometimes!

Parasite - Mira Grant
Publisher: Orbit
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives...and will do anything to get them.

I loved Feed by Mira Grant - I gave it 10 out of 10! And while I yet to read the rest of the series as I've been worried that the rest of the series won't match up. However, this is the start of a new series and sounds deliciously creepy...

Charming - Elliott James
Publisher: Orbit
John Charming isn't your average Prince... 
He comes from a line of Charmings — an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chainmail and crossbows to kevlar and shotguns, he was one of the best. That is — until he became the abomination the Knights were sworn to hunt.
That was a lifetime ago. Now, he tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. One that shouldn't change just because a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar... Right?

Now this just intrigued me when I spotted over at Kara-Karina's last week - you know I can't resist a good urban fantasy!


Odd Interlude - Dean Koontz
Publisher: HarperCollins
Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs--a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there's more to this secluded haven than meets the eye--and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either. 

Dean Koontz is one of my comfort reads - although I admit it's been a while since I read any of his books. I actually spotted this in The Works so of course I had to find two other books to purchase as well...

The Heir of Night - Helen Lowe
Publisher: Orbit
In the far north of the world of Haarth lies the bitter mountain range known as the Wall of Night. Garrisoned by the Nine Houses of the Derai, the Wall is the final bastion between the peoples of Haarth and the Swarm of Dark--which the Derai have been fighting across worlds and time.
Malian, Heir to the House of Night, knows the history of her people: the unending war with the Darkswarm; the legendary heroes, blazing with long-lost power; the internal strife that has fractured the Derai's former strength. But now the Darkswarm is rising again, and Malian's destiny as Heir of Night is bound inextricably to both ancient legend and any future the Derai--or Haarth--may have.

I've had this book on my TBR pile for a while so when it was in the Works - I snapped up a copy!

Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops #2)- Myke Cole
Publisher: Headline
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Suddenly people from all corners of the globe began to develop terrifying powers - summoning fire, manipulating earth, opening portals and decimating flesh. Overnight the rules had changed... but not for everyone. 
Alan Bookbinder might be a Colonel in the US Army, but in his heart he knows he's just a desk jockey, a clerk with a silver eagle on his jacket. But one morning he is woken by a terrible nightmare and overcome by an ominous drowning sensation. Something is very, very wrong. 
Forced into working for the Supernatural Operations Corps in a new and dangerous world, Bookbinder's only hope of finding a way back to his family will mean teaming up with former SOC operator and public enemy number one: Oscar Britton. They will have to put everything on the line if they are to save thousands of soldiers trapped inside a frontier fortress on the brink of destruction, and show the people back home the stark realities of a war that threatens to wipe out everything they're trying to protect.

I don't have the first book in the Shadow Ops series but I thought I'd get the second as I think it's a series I'd like!

What books have you picked up this week...?


  1. Parasite looks really interesting. It reminds of a book called The Hit :) I haven't heard of any of other books but I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading!

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  2. I liked Lowe :)

    And now I am all intrigued by Charming

  3. I got Parasite as well but forgot to include all my NG books, so lame. :X Nice haul!

    Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  4. oh you have the SUzanne book! I want want it!!!! I also have charming to read I'm curious about it. happy reading!

  5. Ooo I reallt want to read Suzanne Johnson's New Orleans series. I gave away my copy of Fortress Frontier as the first book wasn't for me.

  6. Yay, we both can read Parasite and Charming and compare notes! :) Lovely, lovely haul this week, sweetie! Enjoy!

  7. Wow! Great haul! I might have to travel there and raid your bookcase! ;)