Sunday, 30 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 read a mixture of books - an interesting Urban Fantasy which is a little different: Mist by Susan Krinard, Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan (lovely chick-lit) and Meridian Six by Jaye Wells - great dystopian story

I didn't buy any books this week but some did come in for review...

For Review

Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5) - Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensignton Teen
Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead. 
As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there.

I love this series and after the shock ending of Crimson Frost I hope things start to improve for  Gwen...but somehow I doubt it!

Nowhere - Jon Robinson
Publisher: Puffin
Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere.
A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest.
Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country.
They're all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes.
Who has put them there. What do their captors want?
And how will they ever break free...

This just sounds really different...I like stories that start with an intriguing mystery...

Invisibility - Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Publisher: Penguin
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death.

Love in Revolution - B.R. Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Esteya is fifteen. As war rumbles closer, Esteya's brother - an important figure in the Revolutionary Communist Party - is able to protect their family from the worst of the privations of war. Then Esteya meets an extraordinary girl, Skizi, an outcast, shunned by all. But Esteya and Skizi are drawn to each other. Slowly and wonderfully love blossoms ... And then Esteya's family are betrayed and forcibly taken away. Skizi disappears. Esteya is left deserted, heartbroken and in terrible danger. But she must find a way to escape - and to find Skizi

What have you picked up this week...?


  1. Nowhere sounds interesting! I'm looking forward to reading your review :)

    Happy reading!

  2. I haven't read any of the Mythos Academy books but I probably should as I'm auto approved for Kensington, lol.
    Enjoy your books. :D


  3. I've been tempted by Love in Revolution...especially as it's on my auto-approval list (why oh why did NetGalley have to add those links?).

  4. Great books! I love David Levithan so I'm really curious about Invisibility. Nowhere sounds great too. Happy reading! :)

  5. Ooooh great bools! Nowhere sounds really good!

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday,



    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

  6. I love the sound of Nowhere, such an intriguing blurb!

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  7. Invisibility sounds really intriguing. Hope you enjoy these, and have a lovely week! :-)

  8. You got some beautiful books this week. The last one Love in Revolutions is new to me. Come visit me as well.


  9. I can't believe I've never heard of the Mythos Acadmy books. I just checked out the first one and added it to my TBR list. Great haul; hope you enjoy the books! :)

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  10. Nice haul! I want tgo read Invisibility. Enjoy your books.
    Here is My Stacking the Shelves

  11. Love in Revolution looks lovely, Mel! Hope you enjoy all your reads! You definitely piqued my interest with Meridian Six :)