Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Haul #6

What did I get this past week this time?

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
by Aimee Carter

Source: purchased paperback

It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

I found this super cheap on, so I snatched it up real quick. This was getting a lot of hype prior to its release, so I hope it lives up to it somewhat when I dive into it.

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5)
by Kady Cross

Source: purchase on Kindle

Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…

An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.

I've already read this short story prequel and didn't expect much, but totally loved it! I've got the first book in the Steampunk Chronicles on the way and can't wait to read that, too...

Imperium: A Caulborn Novel 
by Nicholas Olivo

Source: review copy from author

Vincent Corinthos leads a triple life. As a secret agent, he handles paranormal threats; as a god, he protects his followers from evil forces; as a stock clerk, he keeps the back room of an antique store tidy.

When one of his fellow agents goes missing, Vincent begins with the usual suspects. His investigation takes him to vampire lairs, golem laboratories, and the realm of the fae. Along the way he squares off against genetically modified gremlins, virus-spawned zombies and a horseman of the Apocalypse.

But it's only when he infiltrates a private medical lab that he realizes just how big of a threat he's facing, and even being a god might not be enough of an edge...

I received this from the author when he requested that I review it. I had no knowledge of this title beforehand, but I'm glad I know now because it sounds really interesting. And, this cover... I love it!

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