Monday, 20 August 2012

Stacking the Shelves {2}

Hello!! Welcome to my second instalment of the meme Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Sorry it's a bit late this week!! I've enjoyed receiving a few books this week, as well as bargain hunting around Liverpool's book shops, so let me break it down for you :)

Books I've Received For Review

Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara West (Chronicles of Elantra #8) - Copy provided by Harlequin via NetGalley.

It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neva. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon and dealing with more refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she'd been given was ready to hatch. Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters.... 
So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani. If not for the disappearances of citizens in the fief of Tiamaris-disappearances traced to the very Barrani Kaylin will be traveling with...

What can I say, I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into this, and since it won't be released until September 25th, look out for my review mid way through September ;)

Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne (The Portal #1) - Copy provided by Harlequin via NetGalley

From New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne comes the first novel in her thrilling new trilogy, THE PORTAL!
She was born to save what he is sworn to destroy... 
A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn't believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she's forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown. Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Tomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches-and Indira's sacred calling. Yet there's something even Tomas doesn't know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he's come to love-and saving the world.

Mmmm, looking forward to this as well. It sounds like something I'll enjoy :) Another September 25th release so again I'll probably review it sometime in early/mid September.

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) - Copy provided by Harlequin via NetGalley :)

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’s dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.

Excuse me while I faint...I freaked out when I got the notification that I could actually have a copy of this delicious work of art. I want to dive right in...but not allowed yet :( Anyway, Look for my review coming sort of the beginning of October as it's not released until 30th October!

Books I've Bought

Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #3)

Nalini Singh steps back into the shadows of her heartbreakingly original world where angels rule, vampires serve, and the innocent can pay the greatest price of all…
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil… 
A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. 
The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.
An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…

MY COLLECTION IS COMPLETE!! Finally I have all of the released Guild Hunter Novels...and as soon as Archangel's Storm is released, I'll be having that as well. I just love Elena and Raphael, I've read it before but it's still nice to have my own copy :)

Switched by Amanda Hocking (Trylle Trilogy #1)

What if your entire world was built on a lie?
Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she’s not the monster her mother claims she is – she does feel that she doesn't quite fit in...
She’s bored and frustrated by her small town life – and then there’s the secret that she can’t tell anyone. Her mysterious ability – she can influence people’s decisions, without knowing how, or why...
When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night – her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle.
Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle, Wendy is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring – not only to separate them, but to see the downfall everything that Wendy cares about.
The fate of Förening rests in Wendy’s hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever...

I've been looking for a copy of this for a while now, so when I saw a pristine version in a charity shop for £2.50 I just had to have it. And that picture does not do justice to how beautiful this cover actually is!!

Well, that's all for this week, sorry again for posting late. Let me know what delights your shelves hold this week :)
See you later!!


Bethan Cook said...

I am reading the most ridiculous books about children trapped in a bubble with no parents, and lots of them have special powers. Hiya. x

Vikki said...

Haha HI!!
What on earth are you sounds good ;)
How've you been anyway? I miss you guys :(

bibliojunkies said...

Great stack this week! Cast in Peril has such a beautiful cover. All three Bibliojunkes are looking forward to reading The Lost Prince. Stop by if you have the opportunity!


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