Sunday, 14 July 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've been on bit of a historical kick with Love in Revolution by BR Collins - an interesting teen romance with a difference and Mistress of the Sea by Jenny Borden - pirating with Sir Francis Drake in the Caribbean.

Another restraint week in terms of books in. A couple of review book and one of the amazon daily deals I couldn't resist.

For Review

The Woken Gods - Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
The more things change…
Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke all around the world.
The more things stay the same…
This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school because of an argument with her father.
Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. But when rebellious Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way home, one offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn't what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, a young Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar father has disappeared with a dangerous Egyptian relic. The Society needs the item back, and they aren’t interested in her protests that she knows nothing about it or her father's secrets.
Now Kyra must depend on her wits and the suspect help of scary Sumerian gods, her estranged oracle mother, and, of course, Oz--whose first allegiance is to the Society. She has no choice if she’s going to recover the missing relic and save her father. And if she doesn't? Well, that may just mean the end of the world as she knows it.

I requested this on Netgalley as I love books involving Gods and the idea of them reappearing in modern times is quite tasty!

Delia's Shadow - Jamie Lee Moyer
Publisher: Tor
It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia’s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.
Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.
It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again. 
And who is now aware of Delia’s existence...

I just like the mix of supernatural and historical here!


The Language of Spells - Sarah Painter
Publisher: Carina
Gwen Harper left Pendleford thirteen years ago and hasn’t looked back. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she’d escaped. Confronted with her great-aunt’s legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past. The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance but gift or burden, for Gwen, it always spells trouble. She has to stay – she has nowhere else to go – but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch…?

This was the kindle daily deal on Wednesday and I just thought it sounded nice. It's had some strong reviews on Goodreads so definitely an impulse purchase but I am looking forward to see if it reminds me of Practical Magic...

What have you picked up this week...?


  1. I'm curious about delia's shadow, but maybe more because my name is Delhia lol. I have too many books but I hope I'll be able to request it if I progress in them. happy reading!

  2. I haven't heard about any of these books but they sound great. The covers are really pretty too! Happy reading, Mel :)

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  3. Good haul, I have The Woken Gods myself, and The Language of Spells sounds interesting.

    my haul

  4. You have to tell me if The Woken Gods is good, Mel, but great great picks this week! Very interesting :) I hope you enjoy them all!

  5. The Language Of Spells sounds really interesting...and I LOVE the cover! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it :)

    Happy Sunday!

    Megan xxxx

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

  6. I've never heard of these 3, but The Woken Gods looks great!
    -Scott Reads It!

  7. I'm really looking forward to reading "The Woken Gods." I also got a copy through NetGalley, but I've been looking forward to it since Gwenda Bond told a couple of tidbits about it when I interviewed her last year. I've just been biding my time until I could get my hands on it! :D

    I also got a copy of Delia's Shadow. Definitely looks like it could be an interesting read.

  8. Ooh three great looking books! I'll also have to check out that BR Collins that you mentioned. I've read one of hers before and liked it a lot, and I love historical stuff.

    Hope you enjoy your new books, and have a lovely week! :-)

  9. I want to read both The Woken Gods and Delia's Shadow but I have been SO GOOD and not requested them on NetGalley. Will porbably buy them when I've frittered down the last batch of splurge buying.

  10. These look great, especially Delia's Shadow. Happy reading :)

  11. Ohhh the Tor book is really cool

  12. I requested The Woken Gods too, it looks awesome :)

  13. You've got three great looking books. I requested The Woken Gods too, for much the same reason. The Language of Spells sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy all three books.

  14. The Language of Spells does sound intriguing! Looking forward to hearing what you think. :) Happy reading and have a great week!