Got My Eye On (7)


I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

Here are the books I've added to my wishlist over the last week or two with credit to my enablers :)

Barb @ Booker T's Farm 

26006537The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss 

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, quickly finds herself drawn into the secrets of her father's mysterious past. A clue leads her to believe that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is still a reward for information leading to his capture - a reward which would solve all er immediate financial woes. Her hunt leads her not to Edward Hyde but to Diana, his daughter, a near feral child left to be raised by nuns.

With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde and soon gathers around her more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankestein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past soon arrive as well, and it is up to the five of them to stop the malicious machinations of the Société les Alchimistes. It is time for the monsters to triumph over the monstrous.

This sounds too interesting to pass up!





Darkness Wakes by [Waggoner, Tim]Darkness Wakes by Tim Waggoner
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In the small town of Ptolemy, darkness is a living thing. A powerful thing. Its home is in the shadows of a bizarre, hidden club named Penumbra, where it is worshiped by followers who need the pleasure it gives them. They are addicted to it. They live for it. And they kill for it.

When Aaron was first introduced to Penumbra, he thought it was just a secret club where members could indulge their kinkier fantasies. Bit by bit, as he learned the club's true purpose, he began to change in subtle, horrible ways. Now it's time for Aaron to prepare his first human sacrifice to the waiting darkness. It's too late for him to back out now, but murder is the least of Penumbra's sins. The true terror is still to come when ... Darkness Wakes.



The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel by [Arden, Katherine]The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

*This cover is just calling my name.



28683761Wrong Side of Hell by Sonya Bateman (#1 in s
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"The dead never bothered me. That honor was reserved for the living."

I thought I was human. Apparently, I was wrong.

I didn't even know there were non-humans. Others, they're called. Fairies, vampires, even the bogeyman -- they're all real. At least, that's what the werewolf told me when I saved her from the cops.

Did I mention that I saved a werewolf? And those weren't just cops trying to kill her -- they're a deadly cult with the sole purpose of capturing and exterminating Others. Especially me.

My name is Gideon Black, and I'm not human. I am the DeathSpeaker.

And I am so screwed.

421007Nightlife by Rob Thurman (#1 in series)
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“There are monsters among us. There always have been and there always will be. I’ve known that ever since I can remember, just like I’ve always known I was one…
…Well, half of one, anyway.”

Welcome to the Big Apple. There’s a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side—and that’s only the beginning. Of course, most humans are oblivious to the preternatural nightlife around them, but Cal Leandros is only half-human.

His father’s dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares—and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal. Why? Cal hasn’t exactly wanted to stick around long enough to find out.

He and his half-brother Niko have managed to stay a step ahead for three years, but now Cal’s dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they’ve always wanted him…for he is the key to unleashing their hell on earth. The fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal’s life…


Two new series, just what I need ;)
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Thanks everyone! I am so excited to see what this week will bring.


What did you find on your blog perusals this week?

Comments

  1. *giggles* I'm so bad to keep leading you astray! I hate to tell you this but I have soooo much more to share!

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  2. Love the typography of the first book! I hope you'll have the opportunity to read these!

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  3. Glad I could enable you some :) I have an ARC of The Bear and the Nightingale and if I can get through Little Heaven, some of my other ARCs might actually get read!!!!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. That cover is a beauty.

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  4. I have Bear and the Nightengale to review but I see a bunch of others on here that I might enjoy. :)

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    1. There are so many temptations in blogger-land, aren't there?

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  5. I am proud to be one of your enablers...lol. I just finished The Bear and the Nightingale and enjoyed it. The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter looks like my kind of book as well.

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    1. I am a sucker for pretty covers like that one. Glad to hear the inside is good too :)

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  6. A couple I remember seeing and thinking they looked really good :D

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