I’m happy to be participating in Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, where we share our book hauls from the previous week. I have two weeks worth of books to share with you. It turned out to be an excellent week for packages in the mail! I made some awesome purchases, which all arrived this week, and I got some review books in the mail as well. Here’s what I received:
The Descent by Alma Katsu. Release date: January 7 2014 (Gallery Books). Alma sent me this herself. She’s one of the few traditionally published authors out there who contacts bloggers directly and asks them if they’d like ARCs of her books! She’s awesome. This is the third book in the series and I’m so excited to see how everything ends up. If you haven’t read The Taker or The Reckoning, you’re missing out. Not for teens, however! (in my opinion) These are adult-themed books.
Meat and Garbage Man by Joseph D’Lacey. Soon to be released from Oak Tree Press. I loved D’Lacey’s Black Feathers, and I’m looking forward to reading these earlier books that he wrote, which are being re-released by Oak Tree Press, a small UK publisher. Thank you Tabitha!
Digital ARCs for Review:
Scarecrow by Matthew Pritchard. This book isn’t in the Goodreads database, which makes me a little nervous. It’s from a small UK publisher and comes out next week. Big thanks to my publicist buddy Tabitha for sending me a copy!
Sekret by Lindsay Smith. This was a “read now” on NetGalley, and so I decided to give it a try. Sekret doesn’t come out until next April.
Roomies by Sara Zarr. This sounds so good, and I love the cover. This was also a recent “read now,” and I’m sure I won’t be the only one with this on my list this week.
The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank. OK, so the Goodreads reviews on this one are all over the place. So who knows? It sure sounds good to me, though, and I like the pretty cover:)
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig. OK, I do realize this is the SECOND book in the series, but Barnes & Noble didn’t have a copy of Blackbirds. I’m dying to read this series, especially since the third book, The Cormorant, is coming out soon. So anyway, I bought Mockingbird, but I’ll have to track down Blackbirds soon. In case you don’t know, Chuck is one of my FAVE authors. And he should be one of yours, if you love weird, urban fantasy that is different from anything else you’ve ever read.
Scorched by Mari Mancusi. Wow this book is gorgeous! Sometimes you really miss out by reading ebooks, and this is one of those times. The boards of the book (when you take off the dust jacket) are printed in full color with artwork of the dragon. Just beautifully designed!
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke. I’ve been pining to read this for quite a while, and the way my reading schedule is going, I’m going to have to wait a little longer.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I’ve heard pretty good things about this sequel to The Shining.
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff. I love this book too! Jay is an amazingly visual writer, he literally brings his world to life. Reading Kinslayer was such an emotional experience, that as a reader it’s hard not to completely fall into the lives of his characters. You can read my review here.
That’s what’s on my shelves! Please link me up to your book haul post, whichever one you do!