Wednesday, October 24, 2012

[ARC Batch 02] Fresh From the Mail~!

I've got some fresh goodies from the mail!

The people over at NetGalley were kind enough to approve some of my requests and sent me new ARC's for consumption! But of course, I'll have to finish reading the first batch of ARC's I received.

This is perfect because I have an upcoming semestral break from law school. =)

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Title: Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes
Authors: Assorted
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell, or if Jill pushed him instead, to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall.

Oooohhhh!! I love horror anthologies! In fact, I have several paperback volumes of Jeff Gelb and Michael Garret's Deadly After Dark collection of horror short stories. Although, well, I'd have to admit, they were for the mature readers. But!! This one is still a treat for a horror-buff like me!

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Title: Harbinger
Author: Peta Crake
Publication Date: August 16, 2012

As an Olympic messenger, suburban Aussie girl Ophelia Lind is used to being at the beck and call of the gods. But when gorgeous demigod Aden moves into her neighbourhood and starts taking advantage of her services, Ophelia believes life could not get any worse. She's about to be proven very wrong.

Ophelia tries to enjoy a normal, everyday life while running messages for the Greek gods - but without warning an odious creature - evil incarnate - begins to stalk her. As a messenger dealing with the all-powerful and sometimes frightening gods, Ophelia is accustomed to adventures and scrapes. But this is different. Even Aden, who is madly and deeply in love with Ophelia, finds it difficult to protect her. Suddenly Ophelia is in a battle for survival and begins to question everything - her upbringing, her identity, and her true feelings for the alluring and entirely frustrating Aden.

Harbinger is a terrific romance laced with humour, danger and adventure. The deeply likeable, unstoppable Ophelia takes us on a quest that puts all the memories she holds dear - and her own heart - at risk.

I was fascinated by gods and demi-gods in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, but it would be interesting to have have such elements incorporated with romance and humor, so I'm really looking forward to reading this Peta Crake's Harbinger. It's like a delicious mix of my favorite goodies!

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