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Car Boot Haul – 30th May 2021

Holy moly! I had such a fun time at the car boot sale this morning. I got so many cool things, from a Compound Bow to some Fuggler Teddy Bears with human teeth. It was so busy with so many stalls. Actually, as I was walking around I realised I had forgot to take my FitBit off charge and put it on my wrist so my team mates are not going to be happy about that (workplace competition) and I also realised, I don’t like seeing hamster cages at car boots – it usually means a death occurred!

Anyhoo, here are the books I bagged today!

The Chosen (#15), The Sinner (#18) by J. R. Ward

RRP: £9.99 and £8.99 <> Paid 50p each <> Condition 7/10

These are novels of The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. I have I think 14 of these books so I was very excited to be finding two of the newer books of this series at a boot sale. I can’t wait to re-read the entire series!

Heart of the Dragon (#1), Jewel of Atlantis (#2), The Nymph King(#3), The Vampire’s Bride (#4) by Gena Showalter

RRP: £6.99 each <> Paid 50p each <> Condition 8/10

These are all books in the ‘A Tale of Atlantis’ series. O I already have some Gena Showalter books on my bookshelf which I haven’t read yet… I’m getting round to it. I’m also heavily in to my Paranormal Romance novels especially vampires, so these were a no brainer really.

Here’s the blurb to book one:

Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters – or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame.

But there he was Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis and kill all travellers who strayed within its borders.

Now Grace’s life was in his hands and Darius had to choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman who had slipped beneath his defences and stolen the heart of Atlantis’s fiercest dragon.

Dead Witch Walking (#1), The Good, The Bad and The Undead (#2), Every Which Way But Dead (#3) by Kim Harrison

RRP: £6.99 each <> Paid 50p <> Condition 7/10

I picked these up for a few reasons; 1, the books were in good condition; 2, the books were cheap as chips; 3, they remind me of the Urban Fantasy novels I enjoyed by Ilona Andrews. These are all from The Hollows Series.

Here’s the blurb to book one:

Forty years ago a genetically engineered virus killed half of the world’s human population and exposed creatures of dreams and nightmares that had, until then, lived in secret alongside humanity.

Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending criminals throughout modern-day Cincinnati. She is also a witch.

Used to confronting criminal vampires, dark witches and homicidal werewolves, Rachel’s latest assignments – apprehending cable-stealing magic students and tax-evading leprechauns – have prompted her to break her thirty-year contract with the I.S. and start her own runner agencty.

But no one quits the I.S.

Marked for death, Rachel is a dead witch walking unless she can appease her former employers and pay off her contract by exposing the city’s most prominent citizen as a drug lord. But making an enemy of the ambiguous Trent Kalamack proves even more deadly than leaving the I.S.

Wickedly Lovely (#1), Radiant Shadows (#4), Darkest Mercy (#5) by Melissa Marr

RRP: £6.99 each <> Paid 50p each <> Condition 7/10

Not ideal having book 1 and then missing book 2 and 3 but I had to leave them behind as they were just too badly damaged for my liking. I like the look and the sound of these hence purchasing them.

Here’s the blurb to book one:

Rule 3: Never stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world.

Rule 2: Never speak to invisible faeries. One of them, a beautiful faery boy named Keenan, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule 1: Don’t ever attract their attention. Now it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King and is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost. Without her, summer itself will perish.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor

RRP: £6.99 <> Paid 50p <> Condition 6.5/10

This is book one of the Smoke and Bone Series. I decided to buy this purely because it was in the box with the J. R. Ward books and I liked that it had a perfect spine (haha).

Here’s the blurb:

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she’s a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in Elsewhere, she has never understood Brimstone’s dark work – buying teeth from hunters and murderers – nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn’t whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

The Memory of Midnight by Pamela Hartshorne

RRP: £7.99 <> Paid 50p <> Condition 8/10

Again, the only reason I bought this book was because it was in the box with some of the others.

Here is the blurb:

One hot day in Elizabethan York, young Nell Appleby is trapped in a wooden chest. The horror of the stifling dark – and of the man who trapped her – haunts her for the rest of her life. Years later, wed to the sadistic Ralph Maskewe, Nell must find joy where she can. But when her childhood sweetheart returns and offers a chance of flight to the New World, Nell is faced with a dangerous decision. Will she risk all to escape the dark at last?

Four and a half centuries later, Tess and her small son Oscar move to York. Eager to start a new life away from her overbearing and manipulative husband Martin, Tess tries to put her marriage behind her. But time in York has a way of shifting strangely, and memories of a past that is not her own being to surface with disturbing effect. Living two lives, torn between two worlds, Tess must unlock the secrets of the past before she can free herself – and Nell – once and for all.

What do you all think of my haul? Pretty neat, right?

Have a good one and thanks for reading!

Gee Liz Reads ❤

4 thoughts on “Car Boot Haul – 30th May 2021

  1. I’ve read Wicked Lovely, and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I think you’ll enjoy them. The Memory of Midnight sounds good too, although I don’t know it. Have a lovely week reading!


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