Saturday, 16 February 2013

In My Mailbox #53


Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

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Busy week this week in books, not so much with the blog.  Real life crept up a bit so wasn't able to get eveything done that I wanted with it.  However got some awesome books this week including one from my favourite author...

For Review (Via Eidelweiss): 

The Scrivener's Tale by Fiona McIntosh

An action-packed standalone adventure moving from present-day Paris to medieval Morgravia, the world of Fiona McIntosh's bestselling QUICKENING series.

In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant… until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe’s life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

Soon, Gabe’s world will be turned upside down, and he will learn shocking truths about who he is . . . and who he can - or cannot - trust.

A fantastic, action-packed adventure starting in Paris and returning to Morgravia - this wonderful epic adventure grabs the reader from the first paragraph and doesn't let go.

Blood of Dragon (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

The dragons' survival hangs in the balance in the thrilling final volume in the acclaimed River Wilds chronicles fantasy series

The dragons and their dedicated band of keepers have at ast found the lost city of Kelsingra. The magical creatures have learned to use their wings and are growing into their regal inheritance. Their humans, too, are changing. As the mystical bonds with their dragons deepen, Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, and even Cedric, the unlikeliest of keepers, have begun transforming into beautiful Elderlings raked with exquisite features that complement and reflect the dragons they serve.

But while the humans have scoured the empty streets and enormous buildings of Kelsongra, they cannot find the mythical silver wells the dragons need to stay health and survive. With enemies encroaching, the keepers must risk "memory walking"- immersing themselves in the dangerously addictive memories of long-deceased Elderlings - to uncover clues necessary to their survival.

And time is of the essence, for the legendary Tintaglia, long feared dead, has returned, wounded in a battle with humans hunting dragon blood and scales. She is weakening and only the hidden silver can revive her. If Tintaglia dies, so, too, will the ancient memories she carries - a devastating loss that will ensure the dragons' extinction.


Got a book I have been dying to read for ages this week in my online Mother's group Valentines exchange and my daughter received a pretty dress ( as per below) :-)

Once Every Never (Never #1) by Lesley Livingston

Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager.

On the surface.

She's smart, but a bit of a slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker, but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes.

Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins.

Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there's still time, literally, maybe even get a date.

This is the kind of adventure that happens to a girl once every, never.


Another purchase arrived in the mail this week.  This one from my favourite author Traci Harding.  Can't wait to read this one!

Dreaming of Zhou Gong by Traci Harding

Set in ancient China, DREAMING OF ZHOU GONG is a beautiful story of Hudan, one of the mysterious Wu who lives on the sacred mountain of Li Shan. The Wu have been living in isolation for decades while the Shang Emperor and his enchantress have ruled the land. It has been a terrible time for the common people and the noble Ji brothers are keen to bring the emperor′s arrogant bloodthirsty reign to an end. They believe an ancient prophecy has predicted the fall of the Shang emperor and they are keen to enact it, but first they must journey to the mountain and seek out the Wu.

When the Ji brothers join forces with the beautiful, enigmatic Hudan and her equally mysterious tiger sister, they begin a powerful journey of love and adventure.

But the Shang emperor is not their greatest threat. There is a dark curse that has plagued the rulers of the land for generations. And the mysterious Sons of the Sky who visit Hudan in her dreams have a plan to destroy it. Can Hudan trust them?

DREAMING OF ZHOU GONG is a beautitful, evocative journey through ancient China.


Shift (Shade #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready 

Hard bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4)  by Chloe Neill 

The Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles #1) by Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven (The Rain Wild Chronicles #2) by Robin Hobb

Blood of Dragon (The Rain Wild Chronicles #3) by Robin Hobb

Ship of Destiny (The Liveship Traders #3) by Robin Hobb

So what was in your mailbox this week?


  1. Great haul this week. I haven't read any of these. Love the cover of The Scrivener's Tale, it looks interesting. The dress is very cute. Thanks for sharing and happy reading.

    Katie ~ My Mailbox

  2. Once Every Never looks pretty good. And I love the cover!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My IMM

  3. Great haul this week!

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Great haul. I hadn't heard of several of these. I hope you enjoy them.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time