Books Received for Review:
Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts, Book 4) - courtesy of Harper Voyager UKWhen Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.
Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.
As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.
As you can see the generous people from Harper Voyager UK sent me two copies, one for me to review and one for me to use as part of a giveaway. If you fancy winning Sacrificial Magic, keep your eyes peeled for my review as the giveaway will be posted at the same time :)
Books I've BoughtOn Tuesday this very exciting assortment of books arrived from Amazon...I'd broken the book buying ban I'd put upon myself but it was well worth it :)
Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla (Shaede Assassin series, Book 1)
In the shadows of the night, Darian has lived alone for almost a century. Made and abandoned by her former love, Darian is the last of her kind—an immortal Shaede who can slip into darkness as easily as breathing. With no one else to rely on, she has taught herself how to survive, using her unique skills to become a deadly assassin.
When Darian's next mark turns out to be Xander Peck, King of the Shaede Nation, her whole worldview is thrown into question. Darian begins to wonder if she's taken on more than her conscience will allow. But a good assassin never leaves a job unfinished..
Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Grigori Legacy, Book 1)
A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.
Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.
Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.
Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1)
The first novel in the original, six-book Iron Druid Chronicles--introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero.
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
*Drools* I practically mobbed the postman who delivered this I was so eager. I've already finished Hounded and LOVED it, so watch out for my reviews of these 3 pretties over the next couple of weeks :)
The next lot I picked up on a shopping trip I took on Wednesday where I well and truly obliterated my book ban *looks guilty*. In my defence, I paid less that £2 each for these lovely books :)
Pretties, Specials and Extras by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series, Books 2,3,4)
Ok, these three lovelies are part of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld...books 2,3 and 4 to be precise. Now I don't actually have the first one but this series comes highly recommended so as soon as I find book 1 I will be digging into these!
In the same shopping trip, I found this:
Die for Me by Amy Plum (Revenants series, Book 1)
In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.
When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.
Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.
I've heard mixed things about this book but am assured the 2nd in the series is great so when I found Die for Me for only £1.99, I just had to pick it up :) I adore this cover, it's so beautiful! Though I've read the first chapter so far and it's not exactly stunned me but it's early days yet!
Ok then, those are the books I've added this week, what have you added to your shelves?