Over-Booked [22] – 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!

Wow, more unsolicited books than normal made their way to my doorstep this week! And don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about them and grateful to the publishers. But I’m wondering where all the books I’ve REQUESTED are, LOL! 😉 Once again, I’ve been very good, mostly staying away from NetGalley and Edelweiss, except for books that are must-reads. Here’s what I’ve received in the last two weeks:

The physical pile:


Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory. Thanks to Tor for sending me a finished copy. I loved this book!

Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher. The very generous Night Shade Books sent me quite the bounty this week! This is one I requested, and I can’t wait to start it.

Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine. I’ve never read an R.L. Stine book, but I figure it’s time. This is from his YA series Fear Street.

Radiant and Defiant by Karina Sumner-Smith. Thanks again to Night Shade Books/Talos Press for these! I was offered copies and they kindly sent me book one so I can catch up before book two comes out next month.

Afterparty by Daryl Gregory. I jumped for joy when my Tor publicist offered me a copy of Gregory’s book from 2014! I’m working on catching up on all of his backlist, and I hear this one is fantastic.

Thank you Tor, Night Shade Books, Talos Press and St. Martin’s Griffin:-D


The Unremembered by Peter Orullian. Unsolicited from Tor Books. I believe this is a reissue, and it looks pretty good. We’ll see if I have time to read it…

The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston. Unsolicited from Thomas Dunne Books. I was happy to see this book show up in my mailbox. I’ve never read anything from Brackston before, but I know a lot of readers who love her books.

Solomon’s Arrow by J. Dalton Jennings. Unsolicited from Talos. This looks like a “generation ship” story, where a space ship full of people from Earth is headed to a new star system to try to colonize a new planet. I haven’t had the best luck with these types of stories in the past, so we’ll see how my schedule shapes up.

Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women, edited by Paula Guran. Unsolicited from Night Shade Books. This looks awesome, and I’ll definitely be finding time to read it. Lots of big name authors here. I need to look closer to see if these are all reprints, but in any case, should be fun!

The Dangerous Type by Loren Rhoads. Unsolicited from Night Shade Books. This one sounds like fun, and since it doesn’t come out until July, I’m going to add it into my schedule.

Big thanks to Night Shade Books, Tor Books, Talos, and Thomas Dunne!

The digital pile:

The Shadow Revolution

The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key #1) by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith. Just one digital ARC this time! I still haven’t read the Griffiths’ Vampire Empire series, so I figured I’d start their new one. Thank you Del Rey!



Persona by Genevieve Valentine. I’ve read some great reviews of this Saga Press title, and I knew I just had to get a copy for myself.

Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Judd Trichter. Here’s another book that caught my fancy after reading some really awesome reviews!

Whew, I think that’s it for this time! Let me know if you’ve read any of these, or if you have any cool new stuff that you want to share:-D

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Posted April 4, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 20 Comments


20 responses to “Over-Booked [22] – A Book Haul Post

  1. Wow nice haul! I’ve also been getting a lot of unsolicited books lately. They probably account for more than my requested books these days, but it’s so awesome to discover new books and a whole bunch of them look like something I’d love. It’s funny because the books I got from Night Shade are all different than yours too. They’ve been busy getting the word out 🙂
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  2. I’m pretty new at reviewing ARCs, so I’m still just requesting books from NetGalley. It gives me a chance to pace myself so that I can review every book I receive — and, since I request them, I’m pretty sure that I will like the ones I read. I’m impressed that you have such good relations with the publishers that they send you unsolicited books to read and review. That’s awesome!

    By the way, if you decide you don’t have time to read and review Solomon’s Arrow, I’ll take it off your hands. [insert big grin here]
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  3. hahaha Unsolicited books give me mixed feelings. 1. OMG surprise books and 2. Wait, I have to squeeze you in somehow. It’s equal amounts of fun and torture for me because my schedule always seems so jam packed already! Really looking forward to your thoughts on Afterparty. Read another one of that authors books and liked it, have wanted more from him. Great bunch of books you got! Hope you enjoy them. 🙂
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    • Tammy

      Not yet, Brandi. It’s a July release, so I’ll probably try to read it in June. Stay tuned for a review!