Book Haul (Again) 


I woke up this morning to find a huge package waiting and it was filled with the second half of books from my massive book haul buy. Surprisingly, I am still waiting for a few more lol. I know. I know. I’m going to end up in the poorhouse if i continue at this rate.

Without further ado, let’s see what was in the package shall we?!

SYNOPSIS:

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

This book was so incredibly creepy and just amazing!! I loved it and devoured the whole thing in a short time. I highly recommend it if you want to get inside the mind of an obsessed stalker and if you are looking for a book to read around Halloween 😉

SYNOPSIS:

There’s a reason cell rhymes with hell.

On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He’s just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He’s already picked up a small (but expensive!) gift for his long-suffering wife, and he knows just what he’ll get for his boy Johnny. Why not a little treat for himself? Clay’s feeling good about the future.

That changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone’s cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization’s darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature…and then begins to evolve.

There’s really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points home to Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north they begin to see crude signs confirming their direction. A promise, perhaps. Or a threat…

I read this book many years ago. Actually, I think I read it when it was first released back in 2006. Yeesh!! Want to feel really old? Just look back on when you read some books and you’ll feel ancient like I do right now lol Anyway, I used to have this paperback, but I lost a ton of books during a move to a new house. A lot of them were just inexplicably lost and I was devastated to say the least. I have started trying to get back those books little by little, but after almost a decade it’s hard trying to recall every single one. I remember loving this book and I believe it was actually my very first Stephen King read. 

SYNOPSIS:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

I know this book is a hit or miss for most people. You’re either going to really love it or really hate it lol. I’m one of those who LOVED it!! I have read so many thrillers and they all tend to end in the same ways. I admired Gillian over the fact that she chose an ending that was so incredibly unique and so bittersweet. Bittersweet may not be the right word for some of you lol. I owned the ebook but as you all might know by now, I always try and buy the paperback/hardcover of the books that I really loved and I just had to get this one in my literary arsenal. 

SYNOPSIS:

Rehvenge is used to living in the shadows and dealing with the roughest night walkers around—including the Black Dagger Brotherhood. As his secret identity as a sympath is threatened, he turns to the only light in his ever darkening world—a female vampire untouched by corruption, who’s the only thing standing between him and eternal damnation.

I have read several books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and HIGHLY recommend them! I actually skipped a few of the books to get this one which I won’t read until I have read the others prior to this one. Okay, I’ll be honest… I bought this one because the guy on the cover is hot. Isn’t he dreamy? (wipes drool)

SYNOPSIS:

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

I loved this book!! I had to buy it. I still need to finish up the series, but let me just say how much I love the covers and the titles of this trilogy!

SYNOPSIS:

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

This book is AMAZEBALLS! Read it if you haven’t and want to read an awesome apocalyptic book! 

SYNOPSIS:

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

And, of course, I enjoyed the first one so much that I had to get the second one too. I would have gotten all three books, but the third and final book was unavailable for purchase at the time. (Cue grumpy face) -_-

SYNOPSIS:

Kate McKinnon is back — and this time it’s personal.

When two hideously eviscerated bodies are discovered and the only link between them is a bizarre painting left at each crime scene, the NYPD turns to former cop Kate McKinnon, the woman who brought the serial killer the Death Artist to justice. Having settled back into her satisfying life as art historian, published author, host of a weekly PBS television series, and wife of one of New York’s top lawyers, Kate wants no part of it.

But Kate’s sense of tranquility is shattered when this new sequence of murders strikes too close to home. With grief and fury to fuel her, she rejoins her former partner, detective Floyd Brown, and his elite homicide squad on the hunt for a vicious psychopath known as the Color-Blind Killer. In her rage and desperation, Kate allows herself to be drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse. She abandons her glamorous life for the gritty streets of Manhattan, immersing herself in a world where brutality and madness appear to be the norm, where those closest to her may have betrayed her — and where, in the end, nothing is what it seems.

This was one of the books that I lost all those years ago! So I was ecstatic when I came across it online. Truth be told, I don’t remember much about it except a few scenes and that makes me excited to reread it because I’ll feel all the same emotions I did the first time I read it! 

SYNOPSIS:

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is–and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?

Anyone who knows me knows how I much I adore this series! It has and always will be one of my most recommended trilogies. 

SYNOPSIS:

What power can bruise the sky?

Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera’s rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited–not in love, but in tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves.

But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?

The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as–from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond–humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

I was a little bummed that this book came as a hardcover instead of as a paperback which is what I ordered. Now, don’t get me wrong… I love hardcover books as they tend to look better and last longer, but the other two books in the trilogy are in paperback so although my set is complete it is mismatched. (sigh) 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. parisqueen13 says:

    Gone Girl is a really good book!

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    1. I love it! It’s one of my favorites 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. parisqueen13 says:

        Same here! It truly is a physiological thriller

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      2. Exactly!! It’s a very exciting and suspenseful novel!

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