Skip to main content

A Halloween Treat

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?

Comments

  1. 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! lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. 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
  3. AHHH! Did you get those early or can I go get them right now!

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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
  5. 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.
    With either title you can't go wrong, though.

    ReplyDelete
  6. 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.

    Either way, enjoy your porch loot! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ahhh! I'm jealous. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sara, lol. The pressure is on! Ahh!

    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. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Ooo read Juliet Marillier's first! I love Sharon Shinn though... nvm, it is a hard choice, isn't it?

    --Sharry

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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.

    Take care,
    Jay

    ReplyDelete
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Oooh fun! Not familiar with either book but they both have awesome covers!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Aww, really? Thanks! I am the first in line at Provo. We'll see how long the processing takes. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sharry, it is a hard choice!

    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!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I so want Gateway. Even though I haven't YET opened Heart's Blood.

    So many books, so little time.

    ReplyDelete
  17. am sitting here most definitely coveting that awesome Halloween package. hopefully reviews will be coming soon?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anonymous9:03 PM

    These both look great! I'm going to check out Daughter of the Forest.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Li, *gasp* You must open it! I'm 50 pages in and it's sooo good.

    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.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

You Might Also Like

Review | More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

My online book group does a Secret Santa exchange every year, and this last year mine knocked it out of the park. She sent me a copy of Brigid Kemmerer's Letters to the Lost along with the most creative accompanying letter and series of clues and mementos tied to a fictional relationship not even wholly of this world. It tied in perfectly with the book and, once I read it, her creativity and extra mile effort meant that much more. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and immediately sought out the companion book featuring Declan's enigmatic best friend Rev. More Than We Can Tell begins shortly after the events of Letters to the Lost and, while Declan and Juliet are in the story, it focuses primarily on Rev and a new character named Emma Blue. I was already half in love with Rev Fletcher from the glimpses we get of him in the first book, so it was in no way surprising that I fell into his story without a hitch. This book can definitely be read as a standalone, though I think it is e…

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway | Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long

I'm delighted to be a part of the blog tour for this first novel in Julie Anne Long's new historical series―The Palace of Rogues. I found my way to Ms. Long's writing in a bit of a piecemeal fashion. Her long-running Pennyroyal Green series is widely beloved and records the various and sundry escapades of the always-scheming, never repentant Eversea and Redmond families. Really, the series is worth the price of admission for the hilarious (and ever-evolving) "Ballad of Colin Eversea" alone (though Colin's is not actually my favorite book). But I've come to believe that this sweeping eleven-book series has something for every reader. You just have to dip your toes in enough times to find your favorites. And once you do, they will become instant and confirmed comfort reads. Spoiler alert: mine are It Happened One Midnightand What I Did for a Duke. I'm sorry, Colin, but the Duke of Falconbridge, you are not. You'll be just fine, though. Madeleine ha…

Illustrated Pretties

I can't resist with these three. I love a good illustrated cover so much, and these three are not only just beautiful but include a couple of delicious retellings, a debut novel, and at least three young women who sound as fierce and determined and real as I could hope for on this International Women's Day. Put them on your calendars. I'm feeling the good feelings.

The Guinevere Deceptionby Kiersten White
This cover, you guys. This cover . . . I love it so much. And I haven't read a good Arthurian retelling in far too long. In this version, Guinevere is not at all what she seems. Summoned by Merlin to keep Arthur safe, she is a changeling who gives everything up to protect Camelot. GOOD YES GOOD.
Due out November 5th

Wicked Foxby Kat Cho
Set in modern day Seoul, this debut features a young woman who is actually an ancient being that must devour the souls of men in order to survive. Matters are significantly complicated when she saves a young man's life and thereby l…