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The Postman Knock #21

You remember I said I couldn't buy anything last week? Well, this week fate intervened and I managed to get some books for very little!

I've READ:


DARKNESS HAUNTS was an intriguing debut urban fantasy, and I will be definitely reading more from this author, as she's got great potential. My review will be posted next week. SKYLARK was a pretty good YA steampunk-ish fantasy, and I really enjoyed it, although I thought it was way too short! :) THE PREY creeped the hell out of me, it was such a bleak depressing and utterly awesome read! At last, CHASING DRAGONS had this contemplative, meditative cadences of Asian literature, which I really enjoyed.

FREEBIE:

I've read a great review on this novella, and since then it has been on my wishlist. This week I managed to snatch it as a kindle freebie. YAY!

BOUGHT:

Another great reduction on kindle UK from over £8 to £1.99, a book I really wanted to read but couldn't afford before.

These were 3 for £5 in The Works, and for once  I could use the offer (usually I can't find 3 books I really want to read and end up buying only one).

FOR REVIEW:

Thank you, Strange Chemistry!

This is it.
How was your week for books and everything else?
Happy Sunday!


21 comments:

Mel said...

I'm just the same - I can never find three book in The Works that I really want to read! Well done on finding a good selection. :-)

Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

Deadly Hemlock was pretty good and I have The book of blood and shadow on my reading pile for this month. Happy reading! :D

Haul - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

Lesley @ My keeper shelf said...

I agree I never seem to find 3 books I really want in The Works, it just depends on what they have that day I always seem to end up having to get a maybe-ish kind of book that will just gather dust in my bookshelf.

Melliane said...

Oh a lot of new books for me I hope you'll like them all. Happy reading!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Oooh awesome! I totally loooooved Deadly Hemlock, which is just Hemlock in the US! It was freaking awesome! Read it as an ARC last year, so nowt he wait til the next book in September is going to be brutal!

Happy Reading!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

The Book of Blood and Shadow looks very good, great haul!

Happy reading!
My haul

Kat Balcombe said...

Oh can't wait to hear what you think of Deadly Hemlock - I've been debating buying that one for so long.

Enjoy :-D

Joyous Reads said...

I need to read my copies of The Prey and Firebird. I also loved Hemlock, surprisingly enough. Lovely, lovely haul, my dear. I hope you'll have a great week. <3

Ellie Warren said...

I was tempted by The Firebird but I am doing well reminding myself I have plenty of other unread books on my Kindle if I just look at it now and then.

Michelle @ Much Loved Books said...

Great haul this week, I really enjoyed Deadly Hemlock and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Thanks for stopping by my haul

Blodeuedd said...

Looks good, but bad you, buying books ;)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Mel, it was a rare occasion, but I noticed that The Works really improved their selection in the last 6 months. They are a serious competition to The Waterstones on my opinion.

Mel@The Daily Prophecy, I saw quite a few good reviews on both books, that's why they were on my wishlist!

Lesley, I stopped buying maybe-ish books, because as you said they end up gathering dust in your library which is sad :(

D., thank you!

Jessica, I think I remember your review! One of the reasons I've added this one on to my wishlist ;)

Ula, thanks! I am very intrigued by it.

Kat, me too. It was on my Amazon wishlist for ages...

Joy, The Prey is really chilling and scary - you'd love it!

Ellie, I had to buy it, because there is no way I'd be able to afford it at normal prices!

Michelle, I can't way to see for myself :)

Blodeuedd, *hangs her head in shame* yes, yes, I was!


Maria Behar said...

Hey, Kara!

Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my "Stacking The Shelves" post! And you've got a great collection here! I'm especially interested in "Skylark", "The Firebird", "Deadly Hemlock", and "Emilie and the Hollow World". I think I'll start off with "The Firebird", since I LOVE art!!

BTW, I've seen Nekro's art before. In fact, I featured one of his stunning covers for The House of Commarré series, on one of my "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts. Although I do think some of his works are a bit creepy, they're still MASTERPIECES!!

Happy Reading!! :)

Bea said...

It's a great feeling when you can take advantage of a deal, congrats! You may have been bad buying books but at least you were frugal! :)

Maria Behar said...

P.S. Thanks for commenting on my "Shelf Candy Saturday" post, too!! :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Maria, I agree, Nekro is creepy but great for Gothic paranormals! ;) Thanks for your lovely comments!

Bea, you warm my heart! You are right, at least I can justify my spending with frugality ;)

Christina said...

All of your purchases look amazing. I pretty much want to eat the cover of The Firebird. SO PRETTY like a tangerine.

kimbacaffeinate said...

Wonderful haul and I adore Fate when it works in our favor!! I hope you enjoy Prey!

Pabkins said...

I look forward to seeing what you think of Emilie & the Hollow World!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Yeah, Christina, The Firebird looks so lush, I find it irresistible. Plus, Russian culture... YAY!

Kimba, Prey was AWESOME and scary. Really enjoyed it!

Pabkins, it sounds like a lovely read. I hope I enjoy it. :)

Micheline D said...

Yay, deals are always exciting - especially since last week wasn't as exciting lol! Emily & the Hollow World looks great, I really want to read that one too :D The rest of these are new to me but I'll have to check out Darkness Haunts & Chasing Dragons - they sound like books I'd enjoy too! Congrats on ALL your goodies, happy reading & thanks for stopping by earlier ♥

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