Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Book Haul (29)

My Book Haul

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information on the books.

For Review:

This book was pitched to me as a YA novel that reimagines Cinderella and The Man in the Iron Mask. Couldn't resist, as I have a weakness for fairy tale remixes!

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Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist

Known to her kingdom as “The Masked Princess,” Wilha of Galandria has never been permitted to show her face to another living soul, including her own father, the King. Though raised in the lap of luxury, her mask isolates her from the world and has turned her into a mystery that invites rumors, wonder, and suspicion. (book blurb)


The Eve Dallas series is one of my favorites, so couldn't resist downloading this on my nook as soon as it popped up! Dallas never disappoints, and her hubby Roarke is one of the hottest men in fiction!

Thankless In Death
Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water… (Goodreads)

An anthology inspired by classic fairy tales, featured an Eve Dallas story by J.D. Robb? How could I resist?

Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, Mirror anthology

Once upon a time…,,,…in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. (Goodreads)


This month's pick for my bookclub. I missed the last meeting, so didn't have any input into the monthly read. Not a big Nicholas Sparks fan, so will be curious if this one is any good. We shall see....

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Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for a funeral. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers soon realize that everything they thought they knew-about themselves and the dreams they held dear-was not as it seemed. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past? (Goodreads)

What did you receive this week?


  1. I'm curious to see how the Cinderella and Iron Mask blend together in that one. Hope you enjoy all your new books. :)

  2. Like Melissa I'm intrigued by the thought of Princess in the Opal Mask.

  3. ENJOY your week of reading.

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