Look What Just Arrived! (#18)

DSCN1672On Sunday and up until about 8:00pm Monday I was in the city for a business trip.  I had some time to myself so I was lucky enough to find both an Indigo store and a used book store so I didn’t entirely blow my budget.  Since I didn’t have enough time to read some and I’m exhausted there will obviously be no review today.  So let me distract you with pictures of the books I picked up!

  • Autumn: Disintegration by David Moody
  • Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Wake by Lisa McMann
  • Fade by Lisa McMann
  • Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Switched by Amanda Hocking
  • Torn by Amanda Hocking
  • Ascend by Amanda Hocking
  • Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
  • Dust & Decay by Jonathon Maberry

I already read and reviewed the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking but I had to borrow it from a friend.  So when I saw the trilogy in the used bookstore I decided to pick it up.  They’re sort of a guilty pleasure type of read like Vittorio the Vampire but for a couple of bucks they’re worth it.

Dust & Decay is the sequel to Rot & Ruin, a zombie story by Jonathon Maberry that I thoroughly enjoyed almost a year ago.  I’m so glad that I finally found the sequel!  In every single bookstore I’ve looked there has only ever been the first book so when I saw the second one I snapped it up.

Most of the others were huge impulse buys because the covers either looked interesting or I’d heard some good things about them in the blogosphere.  I’m not an impulsive sort of person but it’s hard to pass up cheap books in a used bookstore when you get the chance.  I’m going to be going on a reading binge, so you can probably look forward to some reviews of these books later this month!

Have you read any of these books?  If so, how were they?  If not, do you see anything that catches your eye?



  1. Diantha Jones (@DianthaJones)

    I bought Wake at Books a Million for like 3 bucks simply because it was 3 bucks. I read the Trylle trilogy when the eBooks were 99¢ and Amanda Hocking was still just one of us lowly Indie authors. I loved the concept but that last book was total garbage. The only good part was Loki, lol.

  2. Megan.S

    I’ve read Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice. I’m a big fan of Anne Rice, so I think you’ll enjoy the book if you like her work. For Eternal, that was an interesting read, and although it was years ago, I’m pretty sure it was decent. Have fun with all of these!

    • Carrie Slager

      That’s good to hear about Vittorio. I just picked up Eternal on a whim so we’ll see how good it is. I’m not going to worry about wasting the whole $2 I spent on it if it’s bad. 🙂

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