Sunday, 27 May 2012

Showcase Sunday #4

Hi Guys!  It's Sunday again and that means another chance to peek at what I've had in the post this week. 

This week all the books I've had in have been e-books. 

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea- what a great way to see what everyone else has had in their mailboxes :D




Books For Review:


* Click on the images to link through to Goodreads

 The Uninvited by Liz Jensen

This is one I received from Netgalley.
Goodreads Synopsis:
 A seven-year-old girl puts a nail-gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious?

As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. He has never been good at relationships. Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioural patterns, and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics.

Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Southeast Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behaviour of his beloved step-son, Freddy. But when his Taiwan contact dies shockingly, and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, Hesketh is forced to make connections that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career and - most devastatingly of all - his role as a father.

Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, The Uninvited is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.




Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry


This is another one from Netgalley
Goodreads Synopsis:
I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked. 

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter,  New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.







The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter


Another Netgalley review book.

Goodreads Synopsis:
For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.
  • CALLIOPE/HERA REPRESENTED CONSTANCY AND YET HAD A HUSBAND WHO NEVER MATCHED HER FAITHFULNESS....
  • FIVE ORIGINAL NOVELLAS OF LOVE, LOSS AND LONGING AND THE WILL TO SURVIVE THROUGHOUT THE AGES. AVA/APHRODITE WAS THE GODDESS OF LOVE AND YET COMMITMENT WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DEAL....
  • PERSEPHONE WAS URGED TO MARRY ONE MAN, YET LONGED FOR ANOTHER....
  • JAMES/HERMES LOVED TO MAKE TROUBLE FOR OTHERS—BUT NEVER KNEW TRUE LOSS BEFORE....
  • HENRY/HADES’S SOLITARY EXISTENCE HAD GROWN TOO WEARISOME TO CONTINUE. BUT MEETING KATE WINTERS GAVE HIM A NEW HOPE....
 FIVE ORIGINAL NOVELLAS OF LOVE, LOSS AND LONGING AND THE WILL TO SURVIVE THROUGHOUT THE AGES. 




This is a review copy from the authors - thank you :)
Goodreads Synopsis:
All London wants is her life back, not something easy to accomplish with her addiction to the Sidhe Touch constantly gnawing at her. This time she's found an earthborn Sidhe who just might take the edge off her craving. If she can keep the other predators like vampires and wizards from claiming her prey, that is.




What books did you get in your mailbox this week?  Leave a comment and a link and I will have a peek :D


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15 comments:

Captain Biscuits said...

I've been dying to get my hands on Pushing The Limits and The Goddess Legacy. Hope you enjoy them :)

Here is my weekly round up
Lauren

Paige said...

I've seen Pushing The Limit's everywhere I think I'm going to go request it off of Net Galley! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week =) Here's my IMM!

http://www.paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-36-weekly-wrap-up.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

Megan @ Books and Teacups said...

Ooh great book haul! The Uninvited looks spooky - love it!

Jennifer said...

Jealous over Pushing the Limits, haha.

Happy Reading ;)

Jennifer @ Dream Reads

Fara said...

Eeepppp!!! Pushing the Limits! Awesome haul!:D

Fara @ Tumbling In Books

Tara said...

I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of The Goddess Legacy - so excited for that book!

Have a good week!

My Haul this week

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

The Uninvited sounds cool! I'm adding it to my Goodreads list right away :D It reminds me of a book from Tess Gerritsen, a author I really enjoy.

Happy reading!

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-sunday-4.html

Mel said...

The Uninvited sounds very creepy and very cool! I haven't read any of the Goddess series, but it does look interesting...

Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea said...

WOW. The Uninvited sound quite scary! But in a good way. Thanks for the heads up - I haven't seen this one before :)

I hope you'll enjoy your books Jenny!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Pushing The Limits sounds really good, Jenny! I hope you enjoy all your book goodies, have a nice week! ;)

Pen to Paper said...

I got The Uninvited a couple of weeks ago, and I really can't wait to read it! :)

You're so lucky to have The Goddess Legacy! I have far too much to be reading already though, so I need to refrain from requesting it!!

My Showcase Sunday

Loves xxx

kimba88 said...

I am curious about the Uninvited. Awesome week! You can see my books and reviews on The Sunday Post

Dani Chapman said...

Lots of great books here! Enjoy them! :)

Thanks for sharing,
Dani
http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2080

Adriana C said...

I want to read Pushing the Limits. Great books.
Happy reading!
My IMM

Nicola said...

I'm very excited about The Goddess Legacy! I'm sure it'll be amazing. :)

Happy reading!

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