Just when I was all set to sulk the day away, this little package shows up on my doorstep. I am having difficulty containing my glee. Then I thought of something, went and checked, and sure enough, a surprisingly similar package showed up on my porch a year ago almost to the day! I believe this constitutes the making of a new tradition. A Shinn/Marillier Halloween package tradition. I'll take one every year, thanks! Now the only question is....which one first?
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
ooo. That's a hard one. Both looks AMAZING. Though, I think I'd pick up Gateway first... but I'm not in the situation who knows what I'd pick when the pressure was on! lolReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous! I was just looking at the Juliet Marillier book and thinking man, I wish it would come out soonner.ReplyDelete
AHHH! Did you get those early or can I go get them right now!ReplyDelete
Both look awesome! I've heard great things about these authors, and it sounds like I definitely need to go check out their books some time. Happy reading with either one though! :)ReplyDelete
Yeah! My vote is for Marillier, but that's just because I think I'm in the mood for a Beauty & the Beast retelling around this time of year.ReplyDelete
With either title you can't go wrong, though.
Sweet! My vote is for Gateway because I've already decided that I want to read Heart's Blood (or Marillier, in general)... so I'm more eager for your thoughts on the former.ReplyDelete
Either way, enjoy your porch loot! :)
Ahhh! I'm jealous. ;)ReplyDelete
Sara, lol. The pressure is on! Ahh!ReplyDelete
Lan, B&N.com appears to have it in stock...
Elisa, it's sixes. GATEWAY's out but our stores don't seem to have it in for some stupid reason. HEART'S BLOOD is due out Nov. 3rd. But as I said, B&N.com...:)
Jenn, they are both decidedly awesome. With Marillier you've absolutely got to start with DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST--the first Sevenwaters book. With Shinn it's a toss-up for me between ARCHANGEL (the first Samaria book) or MYSTIC & RIDER (the first 12 Houses book). But you can't go wrong.
Samantha, you're so right. I am totally in the mood for B&B retelling.
Christine, enjoyment is in the cards. :) I will definitely get going on them and give you my thoughts asap.
Holly, will be in touch. ;)
Ooo read Juliet Marillier's first! I love Sharon Shinn though... nvm, it is a hard choice, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Hi. Good friend of mine got the book Gateway as a birthday present few weeks ago. I don't know whether she has already finished this book but she was very happy when she got that book and said that it was exactly what she wanted. So my choice would be Gateway.ReplyDelete
Both of these authors are on my TBR list because I know I will love them both. I should go with Marillier first though seeing as she is an Aussie!ReplyDelete
That is one mighty fine package to have received. I can't wait to hear what you think about the Marillier, but I also really want to read GATEWAY and would love to know what you think before I do. Either way, enjoy!ReplyDelete
Oooh fun! Not familiar with either book but they both have awesome covers!ReplyDelete
Aww, really? Thanks! I am the first in line at Provo. We'll see how long the processing takes. :)ReplyDelete
Sharry, it is a hard choice!ReplyDelete
Jay, hey, that's good to hear! I'm glad she was pleased with it and I can't wait to jump in.
Marg, there you go. Way to make a decision!
Chelle, I have been dying to get a hold of and read the Marillier so we could talk about it. :)
Britt, that's just what I was thinking. Such attractive packaging. Why can't they all be that way? Also you really must read both Marillier and Shinn. They are superb and based on your taste, I think you'd really like them.
Holly, well done getting the plum spot in line! Let me know if it comes in!
I so want Gateway. Even though I haven't YET opened Heart's Blood.ReplyDelete
So many books, so little time.
am sitting here most definitely coveting that awesome Halloween package. hopefully reviews will be coming soon?ReplyDelete
These both look great! I'm going to check out Daughter of the Forest.ReplyDelete
Li, *gasp* You must open it! I'm 50 pages in and it's sooo good.ReplyDelete
Michelle, reviews will most definitely be coming soon. ;)
fictionfanatic, ooh, I can't wait to hear what you think! It is one of my all-time favorite books.