Saturday, 24 July 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

This week I bought:

Interview with the Vampire By Anne Rice

In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life... the story of a vampire gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.

Magic Study by Maria V.Snyder
Book 2 in the Yelena Zaltana Novels

Confronting the past
Controlling the future

With an execution order on her head, Yelena has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth. With only a year to master her magic- or face death- Yelena must begin her apprenticeship and travel to the Four Towers of the Magician's Keep.

But nothing in Sitis is familiar. No the family to whom she is a stranger. Not the unsettling new faces of her magic. Not the brother who resents her return. As she struggles to understand where she belongs and how to control her rare powers, a rogue magician emerges- and Yelena catches his eye.

Suddenly she is embroiled in battle against good and evil. And once again it will be her magical abilites that will either save her life or be her downfall.

Book 3 in the Yelena Zaltana Novel

The apprenticeship is over
Now the real test has begun

When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder- able to capture and release souls- spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilties and past have set her apart. As the council debates Yelena's fare, she recieves distrubing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before.

Honour sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies and enemies. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself- and save the land she golds dear.

Book 1 in the Opal Cowan Series

With her unique magical abilties, Opal has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia's magic academy. But when the Stormdancer clan needs help, Opal's knowledge makes her the perfect choice- until the mission goes awry.

Pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions, Opal finds herself tapping into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. Now Opal must deal with plotters out to destroy the Stormdancer clan, aswell as a traitor in their midst.

With danger and deception rising around her, will Opal's untested abilties destroy her- or save them all?

Book 2 in the Opal Cowan Series

Her abilties remain hidden- Unyil challeneged by enemy forces.

Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound skills to steal a magician;s strength make her too powerful.

Kept under house arrest, Opal dares defy her imprisionment to search for Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because she is sure another man- now her prisoner- has switched souls with Ulrick.

In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. And now everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain.


  1. I almost bought Sea Glass yesterday, I didn't realize it was the second book in the series. So I guess it's a good thing I left it in the store.Enjoy your books.

  2. Loved, loved, loved Interview with the Vampire. I haven't had a chance to read any of Maria Snyder's books but I just hear good stuff about her. Happy reading!

  3. Okay, so I read Interview w/the Vampire and didn't get was so sad.....maybe it's me but I tried to read the next book in the series and just couldn't do it. :(

    Anyway, hoping you'll feel differently and happy reading!

  4. I love Anne Rice. The Maria Snyder books sound really good, I'll have to check them out.

    Megan @ Read It, See It