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:
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:
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?