Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekend Book Haul # 5 (STS+SP+SS)

Hi everyone! As you know I had decided to link my weekend book hauls to Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post and Showcase Sunday. So I 'm having my book haul...after ages(Yay)!



I mentioned in my previous post the reason of my absence. For a long time therefore, I had stopped requesting or receiving any books due to my eye issues. Gladly, I've got some newer ones this week up for haul. So here they are-



REVIEW COPIES

The Boy from the Woods

by Jen Minkman

Julia fell down on her knees next to his lifeless body, her heart filling with dread as she noticed the left side of his face was covered in blood. He had fallen off the motorbike, hitting his temple on a sharp-edged rock. His head injury looked really, really bad. “Michael?” she whispered softly, putting a trembling hand on his forehead. “Can you hear me?” Julia has been in love with Michael for years. He’s the hottest guy in school, and she can’t believe her luck when they finally hit it off during Senior Prom. Her dream doesn’t last, though: after a few dates, he callously dumps her out of the blue. Summer vacation starts with Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable. But then she rescues Michael in the woods when he has a motorcycle accident in a heavy thunderstorm. From that point onward, her life is turned upside down. Michael has changed completely after the blow to the head that nearly killed him... and he wants her back. But why is he so different? And will she be able to trust him this time around? Can the boy who broke your heart ever win it back again..?

 

 

Hard to Handle 

by Jessica Lemmon

ONCE BURNED Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she's bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can't resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn't let herself fall in love... TWICE AS TEMPTING Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he's determined to win back the woman he's always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden's not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?




Freak of Nature

by Julia Crane

Donate Body to Science. Check. 

When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was. 

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.

 

SWAPPED 

Thanks to Casey from GR to recommend the first one. Thanks to my friend Nadira for the book swap...I was almost dying to read these :D

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

 
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. 
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. 
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?



The Indigo Spell

by Richelle Mead

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. 

There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

So what did you got this weekend? Feel free to share and comment :)

7 comments:

  1. Nice haul!

    I did not like Freak of Nature. Actually I DNF'd it at around 5% but I hope that you have better luck with it than I did.

    Come stop by my STS if you get a moment: http://adventuresinreading16.blogspot.com/2013/11/stacking-shelves-19.html

    Happy reading!

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    1. Really? I found the blurb interesting tho..will share my thoughts after I've started reading it. Thanks for letting me know :)

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  2. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I can't decide on the Freak of Nature or not. I'm a new GFC follower.
    Check out my Sunday Post

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    1. Ya I heard the book to be really good so thought about giving it a try..and I went for Freak of Nature mainly because of the blurb..fingers crossed. Anyways thanks for stopping by..and you have a really pretty blog there, just followed u via GFC:)

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  3. Nice haul. I have Freak of Nature, but I haven't had a chance to read it. It is supposed to be pretty good. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks! Just visited yours and I must say you've got a wonderful collection. Hope you enjoy reading them :)

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  4. The Boy from the Woods sounds really interesting. Your other books are great too! Thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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