Sunday, 1 September 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!

Now in theory I shouldn't have anything to share this week but last Monday was a bank holiday which meant an extra day off work...and for me an extra to visit the shops! While supposedly stocking up on toiletries I just had to visit The Works and picked up three new books!


The Shambling Guide To New York - Mur Lafferty
Publisher: Orbit
A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city - for the undead!
Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume --- human. Not to be put off by anything -- especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker -- Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble -- with Zoe right in the middle.

This looks like a lot of fun and I couldn't resist when I heard it was available in The Works!

Necessary Evil (The Milkwed Triptych #3) - Ian Tregillis
Publisher: Orbit
The history of the Twentieth Century has been shaped by a secret conflict between technology and magic. When a twisted Nazi scientist devised a way to imbue ordinary humans with supernatural abilities - to walk through walls, throw fire and see the future - his work became the prized possession of first the Third Reich, then the Soviet Army. Only Britain's warlocks, and the dark magics they yield, have successfully countered the threat posed by these superhuman armies. 
But for decades, this conflict has been manipulated by Gretel, the mad seer. And now her long plan has come to fruition. And with it, a danger vastly greater than anything the world has known. Now British Intelligence officer Raybould Marsh must make a last-ditch effort to change the course of history - if his nation, and those he loves, are to survive.

This is the third in a trilogy I haven't started yet but it looks so interesting I thought I'd get all three books before I started reading - plus low price at The Works!

Graveminder - Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. While growing up, Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual at every funeral: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words, ""Sleep well, and stay where I put you.""
Now Maylene is gone and Bek must return to the hometown--and the man--she abandoned a decade ago, only to discover that Maylene's death was not natural . . . and there was good reason for her odd traditions. In Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected--and beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. From this dark place the deceased will return if their graves are not properly minded. And only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk.

This has been in my radar for a while especially as the author as the coolest first name there is! ;-)

So what have you picked up this week...?


  1. Oh some news ones for me but I love the cover of the last one. Happy reading darling!

  2. I really enjoyed Graveminder. I've not heard of your other books so I'm going to check them out ;)

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  3. I've heard mixed reviews after Lafferty's book, but I still want to read it because I love her sense of humour.

    And you've reminded me, too, that I still need to read all of the Milkweed Triptych books! That series is one that I don't think I've ever really head a bad thing about!