Saturday, February 4, 2012

In My MailBox (2)

In my mail box is a weekly feature host by The Story Siren in which each week, we, fellow bloggers share what books we have bought, received, or borrowed in the last week. I had bought lots of books in the last month so I did not buy any new books.However, I have been incredibly lucky and received really good ARCs for reviewing.
The Prophet (The Graveyard Queen # 3) By Amanda Stevens
My name is Amelia Gray.
I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe and I’ve broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back.
In order to protect myself, I’ve vowed to return to those rules. But the ghost of a murdered cop needs my help to find his killer. The clues lead me to the dark side of Charleston—where witchcraft, root doctors and black magic still flourish—and back to John Devlin, a haunted police detective I should only love from afar.
Now I’m faced with a terrible choice: follow the rules or follow my heart.

When I got accepted for this ARC I was surprised as I have yet to read the first two books in this trilogy. I have heard some great things about this series. I know what to expect and I am sure I will not be disappointed.

Ember ( Darkest London #0.5) by Kristen Callihan
This ebook-exclusive short story is a prequel to Firelight and will appeal to fans of New York Times bestselling authors Amanda Quick, Gail Carriger, and Hannah Howell.
After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancée learns of her descent into danger--and of the strange, new powers she's discovered --saving her family may come at the high price of her heart.

When Lord Benjamin Archer's one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most-his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize.

But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires?

I had read Firelight and it has been my favorite book this year. Read my review here. Hence, when its prequel came out I could hardly stop myself from reading it straight away. I will be posting my review soon.

The Last Beginning(Curse of the Phoenix #3) by Rachel Firasek
Though she's always hated being a phoenix, Sadie has to admit immortality has its advantages. She's seen and done more in the last 150 years than she'd ever dreamed of, but she can't get past the fact that Osiris has done nothing but manipulate her and her fellow phoenixes.

Or that, when her last incarnation as a phoenix comes to a fiery end, the fire slowly begins to consume her body.

Sun god Osiris is ashamed of his role as ruler of the Underworld, but he unless he can figure out how to save Sadie, that's exactly where she's going to end up. Permanently. Terrified he's going to lose her, he takes her on a hunt for The Book of the Dead, which is the only way he knows he can save her-even if it means she'll hate him forever.

This is the third book in a Paranormal Romance series. I have not read the first two books but the premise for this sounds interesting enough that I may give this a go.

What books have you got which has got you raving this week?


Ning on February 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM said...

all those books sounds really interesting. I always feel bad when I don't read the books in order though.

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Shortskie on February 5, 2012 at 5:35 AM said...

Interesting books this week, I have not really heard of them but I do hope you enjoy them :D

Shortskie's Mailbox

Grace Fonseca on February 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM said...

The Rachel Firsak book looks amazing. New follower. Come visit me too over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

Lu on February 5, 2012 at 6:34 AM said...

Ember sounds great :)
Enjoy your books!

The Muggle
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Escapism Fanatic on February 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM said...

I also dislike reading out of order but PNRs are okay.

Escapism Fanatic on February 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM said...

Thanks Shortskie.I am excited to read them.

Escapism Fanatic on February 5, 2012 at 9:29 AM said...

Thanks Grace. I have not read the 1st two books in the series but it sounds really good.

Thanks for following.I am definitely going to hop over to your blog.

lisa [the nerd] on February 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM said...

I've been seeing Kristen Callihan and Firelight (and company) around quite a bit. Must be a good one!

Happy reading.

Book Savvy Babe on February 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM said...

Looks like you got some great reads this week! I love your blog, and I'm a new follower :) Happy reading, Book Savvy Babe’s IMM

Celine on February 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM said...

I'm glad you liked Firelight so much! I'm thinking about buying that one, it looks so great (:

Hope you enjoy your new books!
Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews

Escapism Fanatic on February 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM said...

Kristen Callihan has a great writing style, Lisa. I am sure you will love it too.

Escapism Fanatic on February 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM said...

Celine, Firelight was a delight to read. The writing was very god and the plot was great.I can't wait for the next book.

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