Mailbox Monday – 5/8

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

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eBooks

I picked up a couple from Instafreebie this week.

Mailbox Monday – 5/8The History of Things to Come by Duncan Simpson
Series: Dark Horizon Trilogy #1
Published by Whitefort Publishing on July 12, 2015
Source: instaFreebie
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 300
Format: eBook
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A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. The police are stumped and the pressure for an arrest is mounting.

Enter Vincent Blake, London's leading stolen-art investigator. As Blake sets out to solve the case, a series of devastating events threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. Broken but undeterred, he comes upon a shocking discovery: within the coded pages of a mysterious crimson book, annotated in Newton’s own handwriting, is an explosive revelation. Possessing this secret knowledge turns Blake into a marked man.

Caught in the crosshairs of two sadistic hitmen, Blake is propelled into a breathtaking race through London and its dark historical secrets.

With time running out, will Blake solve Newton’s deadly puzzle before the world is plunged into a catastrophe of biblical proportions?

Mailbox Monday – 5/8Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley
Published by Book View Cafe on July 23, 2013 (first published 2011)
Source: instaFreebie
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 139
Format: eBook
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Rotten Row is the worst place we’ve made.

Humankind can travel to the stars — but only those content to be flung as a datastream through space, flitting from male to female, dark to fair, one random discard body to the next. Those who go are the Upshot, rare individuals subject to their own rigid laws.

And then there’s Rotten Row.

Outcasts in breach of all codes, in Rotten Row people design their own bodies and sell them on for re-use after. Outlandish bodies: furred and feathered, winged and hooved and worse.

duLaine is an artist, but all art is about identity. Where one blurs into the other beyond physical limits and legal restraint, what is art worth and how can anyone be certain who they are?

5 Comments

  1. Oh I have to be careful about going to Instafreebie – one leads to another to another and before you know it I have 20 new titles and no idea when I will get to them. Hope you enjoy these. Happy Reading!

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