Sunday, 22 April 2012

In My Mailbox {7}

Hello! Hope everyone's having a great weekend. So today is Sunday and that means it's time for me to show off everything I've added to my bookshelves this week! IMM is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kristi at The Story Siren. Now I didn't post last week purely because I only had the one book in my mailbox (Tangled Threads) so I've added together the past two weeks. Enjoy!

Books I've received for review:

Blood Before Sunrise by Amanda Bonilla (Shaede Assassin #2) - Received from Author via Netgalley
“She needed a bargaining chip and this was it. Raif’s daughter’s life for hers. And he knew damn good and well I was right. Just like he’d assured me the night I’d killed Azriel, this was far from over. His daughter was alive, I knew it. And I was going to find her.”
For months Darian and her Shaede guardian Raif have searched for the Oracle who attempted to overthrow the Shaede Nation—and kill Darian in the bargain. But now that they’ve finally found the half-crazed Oracle, for their efforts they are granted a possibility too painful for Raif to imagine, and too enticing for Darian to ignore.
Darian is determined to reunite Raif and the daughter he thought was dead, but her mission quickly proves dangerous when her lover Tyler is almost killed. And when a brooding and mysterious Fae warrior offers his guidance—at an extraordinary price—Darian finds herself willing to risk everything. As her single-minded hunt turns into an obsession, and she and Tyler grow further apart, Darian finds herself caught between the man she loves like a brother, and the man whose love she can’t live without…

EEEK! So excited I received this!! I can't wait to get started on it :)

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (Steampunk Chronicles #2) - Received from Harlequin via Netgalley.
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous.
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.
One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.

I'm quite nervous about reading this because it will be my first Steampunk Novel...but it sounds really good so I should enjoy it :) Plus the cover art is just lovely don't you agree?

Books I've Bought:

Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (Alex Craft #1)
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.

I've heard good things about this series so thought I'd see what the fuss is about...I'm about half way and liking what I've read so far :)

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #3)
In Laurell Hamilton's wonderfully noir horror thrillers, Anita Blake never knows quite what is going to turn up walking the mean streets she lives on. She really does not appreciate the sexual attentions of Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the city she lives in and proprietor of the Circus of the Damned. No matter how cute he is, he is dead, and Anita gets enough of dead people in her work as zombie raiser and vampire executioner. His friend Richard strikes her as entirely more her sort of thing--sweet, polite and a high-school teacher; yet she knows with an awful inevitability that Richard probably has secrets of his own. Add to this volatile personal mix vampires with ambitions to seize Jean-Claude's throne and mount anti-human pogroms, an immortal snake-woman with agendas of her own and a hit-man with a contract on whoever the Master happens to be at the time, and Anita's problems start to be as entertaining and suspenseful as ever. Hamilton takes us to dark caverns and overlit night-clubs, and to the darker places that live inside human and formerly human sexuality--her books are terrific supernatural thrillers because she is keen to explore sexual heat as well as terror and excitement.

I'm slowly trying to collect this series...and not in order as I've already read them so when I saw this for £2 I just had to have it :)

Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #4)
I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.
But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead.
Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too.
The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . . .

Need I explain? I just love Gin and she finally tells Bria who she is in this book...I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for that to happen!

Alright, that's everything, I'm super excited about my mailbox! What did you get in your mailbox this week?


Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

ohh Anita Blake! I loved that series up until book 8. Book 5, 6, and 7 rocked! I LOVE Jean-Claude! I can't wait to read the Kady Cross books! I've heard such good things about Girl in the Steel Corset! Happy reading and thanks for visiting My IMM!

Crystal Grant said...

Awesome! You got the Girl in the Clockwork Collar! I've had The Girl in the Steel Corset on my shelf just waiting for me to read and I still haven't! **ashamed** Great mailbox this week! Come check out my IMM:

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Fara said...

I want The Girl In The Clockwork Cellar but have yet to read the first book. Awesome IMM!=D

Drop by my IMM?

Anonymous said...

Oooh ! So many awesome books ! :)
I hope you enjoy all of them !
Happy reading ! :)

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I still need to read Kady Cross's books. i want to. Enjoy your books!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Oooh everything looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by my IMM and I hope you enjoy all you got :)

Megan said...

Oh man, these all look awesome! Come see what I got in my IMM.

Maxine said...

Awesome books this week! Hope you enjoy reading them :)

Here is my IMM post. Check it out? ;)

-Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

Maxine said...

Awesome books this week! Hope you enjoy reading them :)

Here is my IMM post. Check it out? ;)

-Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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