MM - March 5th

I'm  happy - and almost embarrassed - to say this has been a huge week for books! My best friend has seriously been bitten by the book bug, and we have been going to various places like crazy to dive into reading madness. We went to a variety of stores and found some goodies for a few hours of fun.

I'm not typically a fantasy person just because I'm so not used to the genre - Urban fantasy is clearly another story - but I do want to get into fantasy and expand my horizons. It's a goal of mine this year. I found these:

The Fire Lords Lover

 Really I'm not a big fan of the cover, or necessarily the title, but when I opened the book it seemed like the writing style was "my style", and it looked to be a good jump into fantasy. It also sounds very paranormal - romantish so perhaps it blends the genres? Also it's the first in a series, and I'm a devoted fan of series.

The synopsis:

In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son, Dominic Raikes, plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father—until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever.

Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court, she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married.

But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive.


 The Emerald Cavern by Mitchell Graham

I fell in love with this cover, it's very GREEN and dragony. So many books likely purchased by me mainly due to their covers. Seems more higher fantasy than the others, but after browsing some of the text seems quite readable. 

The Synopsis:

 This fast-paced and exciting follow-up to "The Fifth Ring" continues the story of Mathew Lewin, a young man who is chosen for a remarkable destiny. Original.

...Yeah, Goodreads really didn't have much of a synopsis to copy over. Maybe I'll get off my lazy butt someday and type a proper one out. I know I'll have to for a review, the above synopsis is just embarrassing. 

Bought these YA type books.

Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison

I know the name of this author well since I have her book, Dead Witch Walking, which I haven't read yet, but she's pretty popular I've heard and the cover of this one is just delicious.  It's the first in a YA series, which I've been wanting to read more of (genre-wise, and again I HEART series.) Think I'll just throw up a snapshot of most books purchased to be reasonable for once on images used in this post.

My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer—literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper—yeah, that kind of reaper—intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth—dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe . . . ), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

Wicked: Legacy by Nancy Holder

Holly Cathers and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole, are college students who are also the last descendants of the medieval witches of the House of Cahors. Forming a new coven, they ally themselves with the forces of light and set out to end the vendetta that has ruled -- and ruined -- their family's history for centuries.
Holly has traveled to England to save her imprisoned soulmate, Jer, who is a member of the House of Deveraux -- and the Cathers' worst enemy. But following dangerously on her heels is Michael, Jer's father and head of the Deveraux coven, who is looking to derive ultimate power from a witch consort.
Now Holly learns that her uncle and her mother's best friend are in grave danger, and that she must enter the Nightmare Dreamtime and battle demons and other forces of darkness in order to save them. But can Holly successfully fight these horrors, "and" safely return home?

Other books bought: (and linked to for synopsis:)

Pointe and Shoot by Natalie Roberts - Can't have enough cozy mysteries to suit me. This one is a dance studio type and the third in a series.
The Cracked Pot by Melissa Glazer- A cute looking cozy thats the second in a series focusing on ceramics. The series is called Clay and Crime (snickers)

The Piranhas by Harold Robins - Actually, the synopsis of this one is so over the place I'm not sure what type it is! And yes, I did initially pick it up because of the titles, I just love piranhas. Book doesn't seem to have anything to do with them though. Hm.

Soultaker by Bryan Smith - A Leisure horror, always pick those up when I get the chance.

Legacies: Repairman Jack Novel by F. Paul Wilson - Ever since reading the touch by him years ago, I was in love with his writing style. I've heard of Repairman jack novels and know I have another laying around somewhere. This was only a few bucks so picking it up was a no brainer.

Mistress of Winter by Giles Carwyn and  Todd Fahnestock - Oops, a fantasy I forgot to include above. This one is pretty thick in length. The cover is beautiful, and it sounds very high fantasy so not sure how much I'll be able to get into it yet.

My Sisters by Ann Roth - This one is a drama/chick lit type seeming book. Not always my style, depends how it goes. The back seemed intriguing and apparently I was such a book purchasing mood I'm open to trying almost anything. 

Bedlam, Bath and Beyond by J.D. Warren - This one sounds so, so cute!! And the cover is adorable, it's tempting to link it. If I did that, may as well link the others right? Okay, I'll cheat quickly before I change my mind, making it more fair just showing a small image:

See? Cuuuuute. 

361 by Donald E. Westlake -- Another Hard Case Crime. I just can't resist them. Who knows, perhaps at this rate I'll collect them all someday. This ones number 9

The Exorsistah by Claudia Mair Burney -Another one that sounds adorable but also I was a little iffy on the plot. I started reading the beginning to help me make up my mind. Thankfully, it was made in the favor of buying this one.

As you can see, big book buying week!

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