Due to my book buying addiction I started this feature on my blog where I post about the book(s) I bought that week. Not something I plan on having every week – though it seems to be turning out that way. So here’s what I bought this week!
I really suck at not buying books. It’s not even funny.
Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait’s not a witch: She’s a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.
Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power — and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others’ life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel’s opposing forces threaten the group’s stability.
Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust…and whom to love.
I didn’t even know this series existed! Once I saw it was coming out I had to get it. I am really hoping that it is better than Night World, which I didn’t like, and more like the Secret Circle trilogy which I worship.
Prophecy of the Sisters
by Michelle Zink
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents’ deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.
Lia and Alice don’t know whom they can trust.
They just know they can’t trust each other.
I broke my Just say NO! To Hard Covers rule for this one since it was only a dollar more than the trade pb I bought last week by C.E. Murphy. I mean, really, what was the big difference?
by Kim Harrison (*swoon*), Vicki Pettersson, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Jocelyn Drake
Not all hunters are bound by human laws . . .
Revisiting the paranormal realms they’ve made famous in their wildly popular fiction, New York Times bestselling authors Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson, and Jocelynn Drake—plus New York Times bestselling YA author Melissa Marr with her first adult supernatural thriller—unleash their full arsenal of dark talents, plunging us into the shadows where the supernatural stalk the unsuspecting . . . and every soul is a target.
Get ready for the ride of your life—because the wildest magic has just been unleashed . . . and evil is about to have its day.
Not only does this have a ?Kim Harrison? story in it – these are all authors that are coveted for my bookshelves! I collect each of their books like I need them to breathe. How could I NOT get this the second my store got it in stock?
And finally, I have a confession to make. One that shames me to no end and it’s the first time this has ever happened to me. I can hardly bring myself to admit it outloud, but it’s such an epic fail on my part and makes me a disgrace to all former booksellers out there that I have to.
When I finished Karen Marie Moning’s Faefever I was desperate for the next book because of the extreme cliff-hangery way it ended. Trouble was, Dreamfever was coming out in hard cover. I don’t BUY $36 hard covers (unless they happen to be written by ?Kim Harrison?) and because it wouldn’t match my 3 mass market books already on my shelf. But I NEEDED to know what happens. And then Kristi (The Story Siren) was posting her reactions on Twitter as she read it and my suspense just doubled. So when I was in the store on Monday picking up my L.J. Smith book I saw that there was ONE hard cover on the shelf next to the rest of the Fever series. I picked it up, looked at the cover flap and was happy to note that it was *only* $28. So I skipped to the cash (yes, I actually did that) and bought it with my other finds.
I bought the WRONG book!
What I actually purchased was the second book in the series, Bloodfever, which has been in paperback for almost 2 years (I think). And when did I notice this? When I was sitting down to enter my books into LibraryThing and it said “Duplicate ISBN in inventory”. I didn’t see how that would be possible and that’s when I looked at the cover of the book and noticed… oh, crap!
I was so mad at myself! I have never returned a book that *I* have bought in my life. And after 10 years of bookstore experience, I am pretty darn good at books. OH MY GOD! I had to walk back into that store the next day and sheepishly return it. Sadly, they did not yet receive their order of Dreamfever, and sadly it’s $32 but now I have to buy it just to save face. I let my bookstore friends laugh at me and make fun of me as I hid my head in shame while being refunded.
I can’t believe I did that.