Over-Booked [19] – A Book Haul Post

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Welcome to Over-Booked, my twice-monthly book haul post! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check out their links and you can see other book hauls. Despite my efforts to dial down review requests, I always end up with something new to share. How does that happen?? In any case, of course I’m thrilled with my new books. Here’s what I have this week:

Physical pile:

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab & signed double-sided poster. I was SO EXCITED when this came in the mail! I’ve been salivating for this book since I finished Vicious in 2013 (it probably hadn’t even been announced at that point, but I wanted to read her next book). I’m reading this now (and may be finished by the time this post goes live) and I’m loving it with the ferocity that I save for my favorite authors! Don’t miss out on my blog tour stop next week March 2nd, when I’ll be giving away a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic as well as one of those cool  signed posters you see up there. Thank you Tor Books!

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman. I didn’t request this, but I may have entered a giveaway. In any case, I’m thrilled to get this, even though I need to catch up on the first book. Everyone I know loves this series:-D Thank you Random House!

Vostok by Steve Alten. I accepted this for review from a new publisher (to me) and I believe I’m on the blog tour (but I don’t have a firm date yet). Big thanks to Rebel Press!


Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I’ve been hearing nothing but raves over this book, so I bought myself a copy. It takes place in the 80s, in Mexico, and it involves teens who learn how to cast spells using music!

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. I’ve been dying to read this for the longest time, and now I can:-D

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory. Here’s another book that’s getting lots of love from readers. And it’s MY kind of book, about a support group for people who have had…weird experiences happen to them.

For review from NetGalley/Edelweiss:

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. I’m thrilled to have been approved for this YA apocalyptic novel! It was on my Top Ten Debuts of 2015.

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey. Here’s another YA I’ve heard really good things about. People are comparing it to City of Bones, one of my all-time favorite books, so of course I’m going to read it!

The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu. So, I NEVER highlight books on this blog that don’t have a cover design yet, but oh what the hell, instead I have a photo of the very handsome Wesley Chu for you to gaze at! And I hear there will be a cover reveal very soon for this title from Angry Robot Books…

Big thanks to Simon & Schuster, Delacorte Press, and Angry Robot!

Digital review books from Night Shade Books:

I was approached by a very nice publicist from Night Shade Books, who sent me three review copies. I’m not sure I have time to read them all, but I will at least read the first two:

King of the Cracksmen by Dennis O’Flaherty. Steampunk! This one sounds like bunches of fun.

Evensong by John Love. This is a near-future political thriller that sounds great.

Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher. I’ve also heard really good things about this book, and even though there’s a military SF vibe to this, I may read it if I can find the time.

 Thanks to Night Shade Books!



Have you ever heard of the Holy Taco Church? No? Well, if you love authors like Kevin Hearne, Chuck Wendig, and Karina Cooper (among others), you should definitely subscribe. It’s sort of a combination of random recipes and book news, and each month they give stuff away. Last month my name was randomly drawn for an e-book of Cooper’s latest, Transmuted! I do need to catch up since this is a series (story of my life!) Has anyone started this series yet? Big thanks to Karina Cooper for my copy!

As you can see, I’m completely OVER-BOOKED:-D What’s new with you?

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Posted February 21, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 33 Comments


33 responses to “Over-Booked [19] – A Book Haul Post

  1. Matt

    Read Signal to Noise. It’s a good, sweet story, not great, but it promises good things to come from her

    • Tammy

      Good to hear. Most of the rave reviews I’ve read have come from female reviewers, not sure that means anything! I like that it’s a really short book and I’ll be able to squeeze it easily!

      • Matt

        I saw that, too. I’ll be interested to see your take on Meche, the main (female) character. Thinking about reviewing it…

  2. We All Looked Up is an interesting looking one! And you’ll have to let me know how We Are All Completely Fine goes – I just got approved for his book that’s coming out soon that we were talking about, Harrison Squared. The Rebirths of Tao is also on my list, but I gotta polish off a couple more books on my NG pile before I request that one I’m afraid 🙂
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  3. What an amazing batch of books, Tammy!

    I have “Signal to Noise” and “Darkest Part of the Forest” in my TBR for this month as well, can’t wait to see what you think of them 🙂

    And so glad you got a copy of “We Are All Completely Fine”, and that you will love it as much as I did 🙂 I was just got an eARC of “Harrison Squared” which is the full-length story of one of the characters from “We Are all…” – so excited 🙂
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    • Tammy

      I can’t wait to get started on We Are All Completely Fine! I’m hoping to get approved soon for Harrison Squared!

  4. Ok, I NEED to check out Daryl Gregory. I missed out on AFTERPARTY and I’ve definitely come across RAISING STONY MAYHALL. This is the second mention of him I’ve come across this morning alone! The reading world is telling me something and this time I’m listening.

    Thanks for turning me on to Holy Taco Church 🙂
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    • Tammy

      I know, I’ve see Gregory’s name all over the place suddenly too! Isn’t that weird??

  5. What a great haul of books. I want them all!! Hope you have fun reading them. Particularly interested in your thoughts on the Holly Black book – I’ve liked a lot of hers.
    Lynn 😀
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  6. So many awesome books this week! Shadow Scale, A Darker Shade and We Are All Completely Fine are on my TBR list. I think I need to check out that Holly Black book. I loved her Curse Workers series but haven’t read anything else of hers! So awesome about the signed posters! Enjoy your new reads. 🙂
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  7. I’m still in the midst of reading A Darker Shade of Magic. Audio books have been going much faster for me lately instead of print since I’m so restless with sitting down in one spot for long with the preggo. I’m halfway done and loving it should finish tomorrow I hope.

    I snagged Girl at Midnight as well but have to admit right now I’m not excited for any YA probably because I’ve read too much of it the past two months.
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