Sunday, May 06, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXVIII

Yay! I got some books this week! :) Made my week and birthday better :)

First, in the mail:

Unmasking Kelsey by Kay Hooper - This is another reprint. If I'm not wrong, it's also the last book in the Hagan series. I'm way behind on the series, but one day when I want to catch up, I'll at least have the books :)

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg - I've read and enjoyed Ms Eulberg's previous releases, The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice (and I've just realized I've reviewed neither ^_^;). However, I wasn't too sure about Take a Bow. I think one issue I have with Ms Eulberg is while her writing and the stories are great, the books are rather short. If you have the opportunity, go to the bookstore and check it out. Compare the hardcover and paperback version and you'll see a dramatic difference... So I wasn't sure I wanted to pay the hardcover price. However, I somehow got my hand on a copy of Take a Bow, read it and loved it soooo much that I needed my own copy :) This one is my favorite book by Ms Eulberg so far :P


Last week, I got a coupon from Chapters/Indigo through the mail. It was a 10$ off on a minimum purchase of 50$ with an expiration date of May 20. Now, there's a lot of books I want in May as you've seen in our new releases post :P However, there's also a lot of books I've pre-ordered and waiting to receive. The ones that I have not pre-ordered, well they're coming out on May 29... So after some juggling and calculations, here is what I got :)

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan - I was a bit hesitant about this one because I feel the series is simply not as good as the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I mean, it's the same concept, but with Egyptian mythology. However, at the end of the day, between the two series, this is the one my sister reads! LOL. Also, something else that swayed my decision is that The Serpent's Shadow turned out to be the last book in the Kane Chronicles :)

Forgotten and Revived by Cat Patrick - I read Forgotten already and it's a YA book that I really, really enjoyed. I've already had plans to buy both Forgotten (which just came out in paperback) and Revived which is Ms Patrick's new release. The only thing holding me back was which covers ^_^; I really don't like the new cover for Forgotten. Every time I glance at it, it seems to me the girl has fangs and this book has nothing to do with vampires! As for Revived, the cover is not that bad, but there's another that I like better... Although I can't seem to be able to order it over at Book Depository :( In the end, the coupon won out :)


And to end the week, Ames sent me a coupon code for Kobo :) So here is what I got:

Kiss the Bride by Deirdre Martin, Christie Ridgway and Laura Florand - I have read all three authors, but the entry for which I'm buying the book for is Ms Florand's All's Fair in Love and Chocolate :) Since this book in print is trade-size, the price for the ebook was much better, especially with the 50% off :) Thanks Ames!


What are your new books this week? :)


  1. You are welcome. :P Although that will be my last time shopping with Kobo. LOL

  2. Looks like you got quite a few good books! I've never tried Rick Riordan before even though I've heard a lot of great things about him. I saw the movie that came out based on his Percy Jackson series a few years ago. Did the movie follow the book closely?

  3. Ames sent me the same coupon and I didn't use it... I have had the worst luck with Kobo lately that even a cheap book isn't worth the headache...

    Enjoy your new books!

  4. Ames - Thanks again Ames!! And I'm so sorry to hear about Kobo :(

    Samantha - Indeed, I did Samantha! It totally made my week!

    The movie is a travesty of The Lightning Thief!!! They left out like the most important element about the whole series: the prophecy!! The books are so much better! You should definitively give them a try, Samantha! :)

    Kailana - You and Ames, Kailana :( It really sucks :( I'm going to keep knocking on wood that I don't have any troubles ^_^;

  5. Just received the anthology, Nath. So I'll be reading it too. *g*

  6. Hilcia - Yay!! :) I'm waiting for my sister to be done with my e-reader so I can read this one! She's on book #3 of Percy Jackson...