Books Bought & Received - 8/17/09

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
Book 1, Strangely Beautiful Series
Release Date: August 25, 2009

I received this from the author for review. Currently reading and enjoying this book!!!

Book Blurb from the author's website:

What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death…

The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Kay
Book 1, Charlie Madigan Series
Release Date: November 24, 2009

I received this ARC for review from the author. I can't wait to dig into this one.

Book Blurb from the author's website:

Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren't the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they've become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens.

Charlie works for ITF (Integration Task Force). It's her job to see that the continued integration of our new "friends" goes smoothly and everyone obeys the law, but when a new off-world drug is released in Underground Atlanta, her daughter is targeted, and her ex-husband makes a fateful bargain to win her back, there's nothing in heaven or earth (or hell for that matter) that Charlie won't do to set things right.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Book 1, Shiver Series

I bought this book through after unsuccessful trying to find it at my local Borders. I've read so many good reviews on this book, (Thanks Anna!) I had to get it.

Book Blurb from the author's website:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost
Book 1, Southern Witch Series

I bought this from a vendor at ArmadilloCon, Edge Books. Don't you just love this cover?

Book Blurb from the author's website:

In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip—is magic.

The family magic seems to have skipped Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long dead, smart-mouthed family ghost, Edie. But when her locket, an heirloom that happens to hold Edie’s soul, is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it’s time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences in dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help; the very rich and highly magical, Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers—and a 007-savoir faire to boot—but the locket isn’t the only legacy passed down in Tammy’s family. She also inherited a warning…to stay away from anyone named Lyons.


Leontine said...

Nice book haul Donna!! I've got Leanna Renee hieber's book on its way to me too. I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on it :D Enjoy them all!

Blodeuedd said...

I only hear good things about the Hieber book! :D
Oh and Shiver too, not to mention that I love that Frost cover.
Happy reading

Heather Long said...

Morning Donna. I love the cover to Would Be Witch! Definitely looking forward to your thoughts on that one!

Michelle Greathouse said...


I've heard great things about Miss Percy Parker - I'm looking forward to your review. :)

I was not familiar with The Better Part of Darkness - that looks like an awesome read - I'm looking forward to your review of that one as well. :)


Amy C said...

Hey Donna,
Can't wait to read your full thoughts on Percy Parker!

Enjoy your other books as well :)!

Donna said...

Hi Leontine, I hope you enjoy Percy Parker as much as I have!

Thanks Blodeudd, I'm looking forward to read all of these. :)

Hi Heather, I've like the cover of Would-Be Witch ever since I laid eyes on it.

Hi Michelle, Percy Parker has been a wonderful read and I'm excited about reading A Better Part of Darkness.

Hi Amy, I have about 70 pages to go, I stayed up way past bedtime last night reading! I wanted to finish it so bad last night. Will do so tonight.

Alexia561 said...

Have heard good things about Shiver, and The Better Part of Darkness looks good too!Would Be Witch looks like it might be fun. Great batch of books this week! Enjoy!

Mandi said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on Shiver! I have read many great things but then a couple of not so great.

Is the Better Part of Darkness part of a series?

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

I'm hearing good things about Percy Parker...Would-be Witch looks good, looking forward to your review!

Brooke Reviews said...

Woo, I got Miss Percy Parker and am reading it now too! Hope you like!

I'll have to look into The Better Part of Darkness, that looks good :)

Great week!

Erotic Horizon said...

The Kelly Kay - looks and sound wonderful...

Happy reading..


Anna said...

Hey Donna,

Hope you enjoy Shiver. :) Would-Be Witch is another one I liked too.

Donna said...

Alexia561 They look to be good reads, hoping they are!

Mandi, there is a going to be a second book in the Charlie Madigan series. I should have mentioned that! Going to add it real quick!

Patti, I've wanted to read Would-be Witch for awhile!

Brooke, I'm just about finished with reading Miss Percy's story and I can't wait to get home tonight so I can finish it.

Hey EH! Yes, I do like the sound of Kelly's book. I can't think of any books where I read about the heroine being a single mom.

Anna, I can't wait to read Shiver!

Chris said...

What a great book week you've had! :)

Smokinhotbooks said...

My first reaction is of course to oo and ahhh over the boutiful covers. Can't wait to read your take on Shiver and The Better Part of Darkness.

Keri said...

Congrats on the review copies! I look forward to your reviews!

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