Mailbox Monday & What I'm Reading

If it's Monday, then it must be time for Mailbox Monday, a weekly meme that provides a virtual gathering place for bloggers (and readers) to share the books that came their way over the past week. Originally hosted by Marcia, of To Be Continued..., it has since become something of a book tour, with a new host each month. This month's host is Gilion @ Rose City Reader.

Here are the books that found a home on my shelves over the last week:

To Sail a Darkling Sea by John Ringo
Baen (February 4, 2014)

A World Cloaked in Darkness. With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away.

The Candle Flickers. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands...

Light a Flame. Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea.

The Janus Legacy by Lisa von Biela
DarkFuse (February 4, 2014)

Jeremy Magnusson's life changes forever when his estranged father, the renowned physician Ivan Magnusson, is unexpectedly killed in a plane crash. Recently dumped by his girlfriend and suffering from a serious, likely fatal disease, Jeremy faces a choice: Take over SomaGene, Ivan's highly successful custom organ cultivation and transplant operation, and inherit all his wealth. Or turn the job down and inherit nothing.

Only later, once he's assumed the position, does Jeremy realize his father left him more than the company. He's left Jeremy a special gift. A gift with the power to bring him everything he wants in life, but one that comes at a horrible cost, with repercussions and consequences he could never imagine, and that could very well change not only his life, but the lives and deaths of millions across the globe.

THE JANUS LEGACY—is it a gift or a curse? Does it bring life or death? Is it a miraculous new beginning for the human race or a step closer to the end of everything?

Some doors should never be opened…

Netherworld by Lisa Morton
JournalStone (January 10, 2014)

In nineteenth-century Victorian England, a young widow finds that she has inherited more than her late husband’s property: The Furnavals serve as the ancestral keepers of supernatural portals scattered around the globe. When demonic entities begin crossing over from the Netherworld, Lady Diana realizes that a war is brewing, and she must be the one to confront it.

Accompanied by a young Chinese sailor named Yi-kin, her feline guardian Mina, and a mysterious scholar, Stephen, Diana will begin a journey to solve the mystery of her husband's death and prevent the apocalypse.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey, and one that's focused on what's actually in your hands, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf. Currently I've got reviews coming up for:

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Ooh very nice! These are all new to me! Curious about Netherworld! That looks very intriguing! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I do love me a good postapocalyptic material and SEVEN FORGES peak my interest too, Bob

  3. Nether World is sounding good. Hope you love it. happy reading.

  4. Netherworld could definitely be for me! I love the cover! Happy reading and enjoy your new books.

  5. I think I might want Netherworld that cover is amazing.

    New Follower
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  6. Awesome haul. I love the look of Netherworld too, thanks for sharing. my STS

  7. All of these books look fantastic - hope you enjoy them all! :)


    My StS

  8. These look some some fun reads! I haven't heard of them, but gosh, some funky looking covers. Happy reading!
    My Sts!

  9. Wow, I've never heard of any of these! I hope you enjoy them all :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

  11. Interesting set of speculative fiction! Enjoy them!

    Book Dilettante

  12. Looks like you have some exciting books. Enjoy!

  13. ENJOY your books and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  14. those look awesome, Hope you enjoy all of these :)

    Check out my STS this week!


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