Weekly Book Haul (3)

I am linking up with In My Mailbox which is a weekly theme hosted by The Story Siren where you can share the books you received during the week. I am also linking up with Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you added to your shelves.

In My Mailbox

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Kindle Downloads

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Meet Quentin P., the most believably terrifying sexual psychopath and killer ever brought to life in fiction. The author deftly puts you inside the mind of a serial killer — succeeding not in writing about madness, but in writing about the logic of madness.

Borrowed

 

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

In the summer of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story – in my own words, exactly as I remember it.

 

Bought Used

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-world fantasy- jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.

 

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Gwyna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveller and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwyna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwyna is frightened but intrigued and says yes for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwyna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of a ragtag war band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.

 

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander – the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels – lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge – against the man who tried to hill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

What did you get this week?

 

All images and summaries taken from goodreads.

Weekly Book Haul (2)

I am linking up with In My Mailbox which is a weekly theme hosted by The Story Siren where you can share the books you received during the week. I am also linking up with Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you added to your shelves.

In My Mailbox

Stacking-the-Shelves

Kindle Downloads

Stained By Ella James

Stained by Ella James

After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie – Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.

Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my own bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me , the part that I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock…And that was the moment when he showed up. Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.

Bought New

shiver by maggie stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Grace and Sam share a kinship so close that they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

In a world where people born with an extreme skill – called a Grace – are feared and exploited, Katsa caries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace – or about a terrible secret that lies far away…a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

What did you get this week?

 

All summaries and images taken from goodreads.