I was planning on going to my local used book store today, because we all know I need more books (insert sarcasm), but decided to go to the library instead because borrowing books seemed like a more logical thing to do.
Question: Be honest, does anyone have so many books on their shelves that are unread that it makes you so overwhelmed that instead of choosing one you decide to just go buy/borrow another one instead? Or is it just me?
Anyway, here are the books I got at the library. (All the reviews are from Goodreads)
♦ The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black ♦
I have been wanting to read this book for a while but never got around to buying it. I saw it on the shelves at the library and just decided to pick it up.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
♦ Showdown by Ted Dekker ♦
I used to love Ted Dekker when I was younger but I haven’t read one in a while. This one sounded interesting.
When a stranger named Marsuvees Black appears in Paradise, he brings with him a message of hope and love. Or is it death and hate? Perhaps neither – perhaps both. He seems to know too much about the town’s many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. As black clouds and sandstorms envelop the town, it becomes almost impossible to get in or out. It quicky becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason. But why?
♦ Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon ♦
When I first started reading Sherrilyn Kenyon was one of the authors I loved. I was trash for her books. I had every single one of her books (at least that were out at the time). She had a new one come out a few weeks ago and it made me want to jump back into this world. I highly recommend her books.
Half animal, half man, wholly dangerous.
Locked in eternal battle, a Were-Hunter knows everything about peril and pain. But the greatest threat is yet to come…
Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she’s working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn’t get any worse…
That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brings her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous – and lethal – shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there’s far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.
Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Diamons who seek to subjugate humankind. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds…
♦ Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon ♦
Like I said before I wanted to jump back into this world so I got a couple of books.
It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when her group accidentally releases something truly evil into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.
From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…
Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.
He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?
♦ Dark Bites by Sherrilyn Kenyon ♦
This is a collection of novellas but her Dark Hunter Universe series. I didn’t know this existed and was really excited to see it on the shelf at the library. I can’t wait to jump in.
What are some books you bought recently? I would love to know. Also have you read any of these? What did you think?