Over-Booked [20] – 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! Luckily for my reading schedule, my book haul is fairly small this week. A couple of new digital review copies came my way, titles I couldn’t resist, and a couple of purchases. Here’s what I have:

The physical pile:


Duplicity by N.K. Traver. I received this finished copy courtesy of Thomas Dunne books. This YA debut is billed as “Breaking Bad meet The Matrix.” Oh yeah, I’m very excited to read this one!

Deadeye by William C. Dietz. Big thanks to the publisher, and to Bibliotropic for selecting me as the winner in a recent giveaway!

Once: Loteria Grande Card Set by artist John Picacio. A random tweet led me to this gorgeous Loteria card set, and I didn’t even have to think twice about buying it. I remember some time ago this was a Kickstarter project, and now I’m happy to see the artist is still selling the cards. John has won all sorts of awards for his artwork, and you can see why from these amazing cards! Check out his website here.

The digital pile:

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory. Thank you to Tor Books! I just read and reviewed We Are All Completely Fine, in which MC Harrison makes an appearance. I can’t wait to read more about Harrison’s early years!

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan. Thank you to Crown for this title! I’ll admit I’m a sucker for book comparisons, and this author is being compared to Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter!

Dark Star by Oliver Langmead. Although I didn’t really enjoy my first experience with Unsung Stories (The Beauty), I am certainly willing to try another of their titles. Plus, pretty cover! Thanks to the publisher!

Undertow by Michael Buckley. Coney Island and people who live in the ocean?? Yes, count me in! Thank you HMH Books for Young Readers!

The Awesome by Eva Darrows. This was one of my most anticipated debuts of 2015, and I was thrilled to be approved for this on NetGalley. Thank you Ravenstone!

And just because…

Genius Loci

Somewhere on the interwebz (most likely Twitter), I stumbled upon a Kickstarter that looked awesome, and I decided to back it. Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit Place is a collection of short stories by some great writers. Check it out and you may want to support this project as well!

That’s it for me this week. What goodies have you recently acquired?

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Posted March 7, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 24 Comments


24 responses to “Over-Booked [20] – A Book Haul Post

    • Tammy

      I wasn’t sure about Duplicity but now that I have a copy I can’t wait to get started:-)

  1. Those tarot cards are beautiful! I have a deck illustrated by Dave McKean with a similar vibe (he did the Sandman covers). Kickstarter and other crowd-funded creativity has made so many cool/weird/scary/pretty little things possible. I got The Oracle deck of playing cards that way, with Yeats and other spiritualists as the face cards. They make half-assed games of poker so much more fun. I like how you’re supporting artists and writers by backing their endeavors.
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    • Tammy

      I just adore artistic card decks, although I always feel like I’m not sure how to display them/use them! But I do love supporting all creative types, and I can tell Kickstarter is going to become addictive if I let it:-D

    • Tammy

      I do hope they fund their project! They seemed to be off to a good start, so here’s hoping!

    • Tammy

      Yes, I love my beautiful cards! I have no idea how to play the card game, but who cares:-D

  2. I hope you’ll enjoy Harrison Squared! It’s much less frighteningly disturbing than We Are All Completely Fine, that’s for sure.

    And thanks for the heads up about Genius Loci. I’ve backed both Kaiju Rising and Blackguards from Ragnarok in the past, they do such good work with their anthologies. Looks like they’re going to hook me in again with this one 🙂
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    • Tammy

      Now I want to find more projects to back, ha ha! I’m going to have to spend a little time searching around Kickstarter to see what I can find:-D

    • Tammy

      Yes, I really love Kickstarter now, although it will be months before I receive the book I’m backing, it’s fun to think about, plus I love supporting artistic projects like that:-D

    • Tammy

      Thanks for visiting! I think Undertow was one of those “read now” things on NetGalley for the first 500 people or something like that, so I’m sure lots of bloggers have it.

    • Tammy

      Undertow was definitely a spur of the moment request, but it sounds good so I’m glad I went for it:-D

  3. The Genius Loci kickstarter looks awesome! I’ve seen a few very cool anthologies floating around on kickstarter in the past, but I always seem to miss the boat on backing them. I’m really liking the cover art for The Awesome – just from a quick glance at the synopsis I can tell it’s a Tammy kind of book. 😉
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