Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekend Book Haul # 7

Helllllowww there people! Welcome back to another of my weekend haul. As you already know, I link my haul with Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post and Showcase Sunday (I'm not greedy okay?:p I just can't bear to miss any of the three awesome events:D).

 

My gluttony knows no bounds when it comes to books, which is why, I have got a tiny amount of books to add to my already overflowing tbr list. It's not much I swear, just about, let's say, seven books?;p (Okay they may not be that tiny after all) So let's have a look at what I've got:

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Book Title: Make Me a Match
Author: Lori Brighton


Teenager Emma Watts doesn’t believe in true love. After all, she’s worked for two years in her family’s P.I. business catching cheating husband’s in the act. Then Owen Emerson arrives (while she’s in the middle of a stakeout, no less) claiming Emma has inherited a deceased aunt’s ability to supernaturally match soul-mates. Emma wants nothing to do with her aunt’s powers, nor with the frustrating and perfectly handsome Owen Emerson. Too bad she’s stuck with both for the rest of her life.

Owen Emerson is a Protector, a person fated to protect Matchmakers for eternity. A guy who does things by the book, Owen figures he’ll rationally explain to Emma her newfound abilities and they can have the professional relationship he’d had with her much older aunt. But as he soon finds out Emma Watts is anything but professional. Fortunately, when she has her first vision matching two friends she has no alternative but to believe Owen’s claims. But Owen isn’t the only one interested in Emma. When the supernatural world discovers how to exploit Emma’s matchmaking abilities for their own, she has no choice but to trust the man who holds her life, and her heart, in his hands.



Book Title: High: The Way of an Eagle
Author: Charlene Quiram




IMAGINE FLYING OUT OF YOUR WINDOW WITHOUT YOUR CLASS
MATES KNOWING.."INTO AN INTENSELY BEAUTIFUL AND HAUNTINGLY MYSTERIOUS WORLD..."

SIXTEEN YEAR-OLD VERONA LAMBERTI thinks that "poofing" out of her body and flying out the classroom window would be a whole lot cooler if her eagle flights didn't end with people she cares about being maimed or murdered.  On top of dealing with the horrors in her real world: a newly broken family, a move to Jamestown, Virginia, a place which feels like light-years from her real home in New York City, and a new school where she's been virtually invisible for months, now she's got to deal with seeing and experiencing horrors in another realm. A mysterious realm where demons push humans to commit atrocities.

Things go from bad to worse when the horrors in that dark realm start to come true in the real world.  WHO CAN VERONA TELL THAT A CRIPPLING CAR WRECK, A SENSELESS SUICIDE AND BRUTAL MURDER ARE ALL CONNECTED?  Who can she trust with the truth about her eagle visions?  And then there are the creepy notes and phone calls: warnings that escalate to death threats.

Death threats that become all too real when the demon prince unleashes his minions on Verona.  When everything seems to connect to her super-hot new boyfriend, Verona is determined to discover the truth before it kills her. Or anyone else she loves.  Discover a biblically-inspired force that traces back to the Old Testament, Native American legend, the Middle Ages, and even Abraham Lincoln's death, armed with supernatural powers to fight demon-infested killers.

When everything seems to connect to her super-hot new boyfriend, Verona is determined to discover the truth before it kills her. Or anyone else she loves.

LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH VERONA AND HER FRIENDS, EXPERIENCE NEW LOVE, AND HOLD YOUR BREATH IN TERROR!  In HIGH: The Way of an Eagle, you'll dive with Verona through excruciating loss and soar with her...

PURCHASED

Book Title: The Cracked Slipper
Author: Stephanie Alexander


When Eleanor Brice unexpectedly wins the heart of Gregory Desmarais, Crown Prince of Cartheigh, she's sure she's found her happily-ever-after. Unfortunately, Prince Charming has a loose grip on his temper, a looser grip on his marriage vows, and a tight grip on the bottle.  Eight years of mistreatment, isolation and clandestine book learning hardly prepare Eleanor for life at Eclatant Palace, where women are seen, not heard.

According to Eleanor’s eavesdropping parrot, no one at court appreciates her unladylike tendency to voice her opinion. To make matter worse, her royal fiancé spends his last night of bachelorhood on a drunken whoring spree. Before the ink dries on her marriage proclamation Eleanor realizes that she loves her husband's best friend, former soldier Dorian Finley.

Eleanor can’t resist Dorian’s honesty, or his unusual admiration for her intelligence, and soon both are caught in a dangerous obsession. She drowns her confusion in charitable endeavors, but the people’s love can’t protect her from her feelings. When a magical crime endangers the bond between unicorns, dragons, and the royal family, a falsely accused Eleanor must clear her own name to save her life. The road toward vindication will force a choice between hard-won security and an impossible love.  The Cracked Slipper is a book club friendly fairytale retelling in the vein of Gregory Maguire, with a dash of romance. Set in a pseudo-renaissance, corset-and-petticoats enchanted kingdom, The Cracked Slipper brings a magical twist to women’s fiction.


Book Title: Broken Symmetry
Author: Dan Rix


Eleven months after the father of sixteen-year-old Blaire Adams vanished without a trace, he's found wandering outside The Scripps Research Institute vomiting blood and speaking gibberish, his sole possession a worn leather diary filled with an unrecognizable language. He has a message for her.  As he dies in her arms, he claims he never vanished. She vanished.

In a nearby military quarantine zone, scientists are being called in from around the world to sequence a previously unknown strain of DNA. Scientists…and soldiers.  When her father’s autopsy reveals a rare chromosomal disorder—a disorder, it turns out, she inherited—Blaire begins to suspect her father’s last words weren’t induced by amnesia.
Like her dad, she has an additional set of instructions in her genes—instructions for what, doctors can’t say. Only one thing is certain: it’s what killed him…and it will kill her too.  But now she’s haunted by prophetic nightmares of the Yellowjacket—a young murderer, eyes the black of charcoal, who lures his victims to suicide without ever paying them a visit. The only clue she has to his handiwork is a lingering feeling of déjà vu. That, and the nagging suspicion that all she knows is a mirage. She is certain of two things—though it may mean confiding in the wrong side of good and evil, he has the answers she needs.  And he is recruiting her.


Book Title: Everflame
Author: Dylan Peters


Long ago, when the earth was young. . . 

Four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the
earth and its creatures. But when The Great Tyrant came and chased The Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time humans lost the connection they had with a world they had been created to protect. 

Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. They name him Evercloud, and raise him as a member of their kingdom. Teaching him the secrets of the elders, they tell him of the ancient beings that created man and the rumors of their return. Evercloud must now go on a quest to return The Ancients to power. However, in another corner of the land, a man known only as The Messenger travels the land under a white hood, on a mission to prevent the return of The Ancients. 

 We follow the paths each of these men take until their stories collide in an epic battle of good versus evil.

GIFT

Book Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markas Zusak


HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 

1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. 

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.

 It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. 

 ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.


Book Title: Exiled
Author: RaShelle Workman

Worlds divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them
.

An alien princess exiled to Earth. An arrogant boy. One week to get back to her planet or she'll die. And, her only chance for survival? She must help the boy find his soul mate. Piece of cake!

Stubborn, sixteen-year-old Princess Venus of Kelari wants one thing, to become immortal, that is, until someone exiles her to Earth, kills her irrihunter and takes her family. Now she wants revenge.

First she’s got to get home. But before she can return to Kelari, the Gods have commanded her to help an arrogant boy named Michael find his soul mate.

 Only she doesn't know the first thing about love. Rather quickly, her inexperience with human emotion is obscured by other matters--alien-controlled psychotic teens that are out to kill her, and a government group that is set on capturing and dissecting her.

Worst of all, Venus will suffer a painful death-by-poisoning, thanks to Earth’s atmosphere, if she remains on the planet longer than one week. Still, Venus is a Princess and she's got a plan.

Surely, with her help, Michael will fall in love with a human. But time is running out and Michael is falling for the wrong girl--her.



Woof...can't wait to read these...I may start with High first, it's my first Goodreads win (and it's autographed yay!) and it's really pretty :)..What have you got in your haul? Drop a comment and let me know! Happy reading :D

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6 comments:

  1. WOW. Lots of beautiful books with beautiful covers. Most of these are new to me. I think the only one I'm familiar with is Exiled and The Book Theif. Come check out my stack. Old follower.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. Hey Grace! Actually I too just happened to buy the ones listed above, the covers(as well as blurbs) got me convinced...I was planning to read The Book Thief for long and now I finally can :-D Thanks for sharing ur thought..and u've got a wonderful collection in ur stack there!

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  2. You got a lot of great books this week. I love the cover to Make Me a Witch. I've never heard of it before but it sounds good.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. Yup I may possibly die out of the burden of my gigantic tbr pile OR the excitement to get such lovely books..I'm really hoping Make Me a Match turns out to be good, I like Lori Brighton's writing. Thanks for sharing ur thoughts :D

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  3. Wow! Broken Symmetry has a gorgeous cover! And Exiled too! Eep. They look really good! Happy reading. :) My StS!

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    1. Aren't they? I saw Broken Symmetry's cover the other day and thought 'I must have this, like NOW' lol...can't wait to read Exiled too..Thanks for dropping by :D

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