Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday - Weekly Book Haul

I got another large haul of books in from I have just been getting a ton of wishes granted. So without further ado; here's the list.


I have the first book in this series. It is more of a hard-core sci-fi book and I am looking forward to reading both the first and second book of this series.
Here is the first sentence in the book: "Where are you looking? Through a window, from a bridge, down a well, over the rainbow, out of a mouse hole, into the light?"

This was the last book in Cinda Williams Chima's Heir trilogy that I needed. I've been waiting for it for a while, I have the first book "Warrior Heir" and the third book "Dragon Heir". It is a young adult series that is supposed to be very good. Here is the first sentence in the book: "Their target was a run-down three-story building in an area of the City of London that had not yet been gentrified."

I read most of the Myth books when I was in Junior High/High School. I want to reread them all someday. So since I have the first omnibus; I figured why not get the second. I couldn't believe when I got the book from; it's brand new! The first sentence in this book is rather monotonous: "I actually like our new office facilities better than the old ones."

Okay so sometimes I just "need" a book because it is odd. Such is the case with "Killer Pizza". It is actually supposed to be very good. The lady who sent me the book said she loved it and she hopes I love it too; I am right there with her on that. Here is the first sentence, another boring one: "Toby Magill has just sat down at his desk to boot up his computer when he heard his cell phone ring."

Another young adult trilogy I have been trying to get my hands on. This is the first book of, well, three :-) The person who sent me this book also raved about how wonderful it was. Kind of weird that I got two books in a row where people cared enough to tell me how wonderful they were. This first sentence is much more active: "The first sword missed Aidan's head by an inch."

The next three books are all from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I really hope I like this series because I have all seven books now. I will start working on this series after I get caught up on all the Alien Huntress books. This is book 5. First sentence: "I am so not feeling all this cowhide."

Book 6. First sentence: "Time was not, in fact, a draining loss into the infinite."

Book7. First sentence: "The king must die."

So there you have it. Yes, my bookshelf is screaming in agony. I am not adding any more books to my wishlist until my "to be read" pile gets back down to 100 (it is at 140). The Alien Huntress series has been really good so far, despite the cheesy book title and the semi-bondage covers. I am hoping the cheesy covers and titles for the Black Dagger Brotherhood don't match the insides of the books. As I said though, I will not start reading them until I finish the current quasi-paranormal-romance series I am reading. I have four more book reviews to catch up on and I will do that later this week!

Signing off, have a great week!


  1. I read all of the BDB books. They get kind of repetitive, but I'm one of those people that when I start a series, I have to finish it.

    There is another story other than the romance that goes on in the background that is somewhat interesting. Though, I have heard a lot of people say they skim over those pages.

    There is quite a bit of "romance" and they follow that kind of a plot if you've read others in the paranormal romance or even romance genre for that matter.

    Have you read the Midnight Breed books by Lara Adrian? They are VERY, VERY similar.

  2. Thanks for the comments on the BDB. I haven't read the Midnight Breed series; although I have it on my reminder list. I've been reading the Alien Huntress series and I am starting to find those to be a bit repetitive.

    It sounds like the BDB might be something where I read a book now and then rather than read them all at once!

    Thanks so much for the comments! That gives me an idea of what to expect.