Over-Booked [23] – 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!

I’ve had another two-week period of a more-than-usual influx of new books, and I’m not complaining at all! I’m just worried about when I’ll be able to read them all, LOL:-D I have a great mix of review books, purchases and contest winnings, so let’s get started:

Physical review books:

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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Seven, edited by Ellen Datlow. This arrived unexpectedly from one of my new fave publishers, Night Shade Books, and I’m so glad it did! I’m a big Ellen Datlow fan, and I’m looking forward to these stories. Thanks Night Shade!

The Memory Painter By Gwendolyn Womack. Another unexpected arrival from Picador, I have honestly never heard of this book until now, LOL! But it looks pretty good. Time permitting, I’ll give it a shot. Big thanks to Picador:-D

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen. This is the new paperback release of the book, and I was very happy when a publicist from Thomas Dunne Books offered me a copy.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. I’m part of the blog tour for this book, and my stop is this coming Tuesday. Stop back here to see what I thought about it, and enter a cool giveaway!

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So, a few months ago I signed up to be an Ace Roc Star, which is Ace & Roc’s new street team. I really thought I had a snowball’s chance in hell in getting in, but for some reason, they selected me. My first package just arrived this week, with an interesting mix of books. (Fellow blogger Lisa and I have been analyzing the contents in minute detail!) You can’t see it in this photo, but there’s a short excerpt from Jim Butcher’s upcoming The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is weird because that’s an Orbit book. Hmmm. Nevertheless, I’m excited to be part of this team! So glad to have Lisa from Tenacious Reader and Jessica from Rabid Reads to dish with:-D Big thanks to Ace/Roc Books!

Digital review books:

Curses to HarperCollins and all their “Download Now” deliciousness that popped up this week!

I was pretty good and only chose four of them for review. Chuck Wendig’s latest from Harper Voyager also popped up, and I’m very happy to have been approved for Zeroes. And what can you say about Alice Hoffman? If you read this blog, you know I’m a huge Hoffman fan, and even though her latest doesn’t appear to have the usual magical realism elements, I’m still excited to read it.

Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. I haven’t read this author before, but I know lots of bloggers who love her. Can’t wait:-D

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett. This parallel world story has been getting some good reviews.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I was so excited to see this up on Edelweiss, I didn’t think twice before clicking the “download” button.

Zeroes by Chuck Wendig. Duh.

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Duh again.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee. This Frankenstein retelling sounds perfect for me, I’m really looking forward to it.

Thank you to Greenwillow Books, HarperTeen, Harper Voyager, Simon & Schuster, and Katherine Tegen Books!


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So yeah, I won a bunch of stuff! It happens, I go a year without winning any giveaways, then suddenly, boom!

The Undying by Ethan Reid. Big thanks to Kristin at My Bookish Ways! I believe the second book in this series comes out soon. This looks like a bound galley, it’s pretty cool. Thanks Kristin!

Half Wild by Sally Green. I haven’t read book one yet, but it’s a series I’ve been dying to start, so this will give me a reason to find Half Bad. Big thanks to MaryAnn at Chapter by Chapter!

Touch by Claire North and Age of Iron by Angus Watson. Won from Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings. Thank you Anya! I got to choose two ARCs from her collection. I was THRILLED to see Touch listed, as it’s on my “must read soon” list. And I’ve heard really good things about Age of Iron.


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Some of my pre-orders that I’ve been waiting for came in, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant. This is a lovely little hard cover, only 128 pages, and I plan to knock it out next week in between review books.

Saga Volume One by Brian K. Vaughn. I’ve read so many great reviews of this graphic novel, so when I needed to bump up my Amazon order to get free shipping, this book went into the cart.

Vermilion by Molly Tanzer. Another highly anticipated pre-order, just look at all the swag Word Horde sent with the book! Includes a signed bookplate, sticker and bookmark!

And that’s a wrap! Excuse me while I crawl into my hole and read for the next, um, five years or so! Let me know if you’ve read any of these:-D

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Posted April 18, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 25 Comments


25 responses to “Over-Booked [23] – A Book Haul Post

  1. Wow! This is one serious book haul post (really earning the ‘over-booked’ name! ):) I completely forgot I also got a copy of Zer0es when I did my Stacking the Shelves post this week! Oh well, it will go on the next one. I am really forward to it! Also, you picked a couple of great books with Touch and Age of Iron!! I especially can’t wait to hear what you think of Touch! I think you’ll love that one. And Saga is so much fun!
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  2. This post is just full of awesome books! <3 I was also offered up a copy of Alias Hook and I'm waiting for it to arrive so that I can dive into it. πŸ™‚ So jealous that you got The Game of Love and Death–definitely one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Ink & Bone looks lovely as well. πŸ˜‰ And eep, I may have gone crazy downloading HarperCollins titles… Oops. πŸ˜›
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  3. Awesome haul, Tammy! I also received Alias Hook – looks like a fun one. The Rachel Caine book caught my eye- she’s the best. Such a great mix from Ace/Roc! Those HC Edelweiss books are hard to resist πŸ™‚
    Happy reading!
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  4. That’s a pretty damn good haul! I was also super surprised to get picked to be an Ace/Roc star. I’m thinking I’ll try out INK AND BONE this week.

    ALIAS HOOK sounds interesting, and I think there’s another book floating around also about Hook? I don’t know. The title reminded me.

    I also picked up Walk the Earth a Stranger – I’ve wanted to read something of the author’s for a while, so why not start with a new series? lol
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  5. Looks like you have some very good books to enjoy here! I know Half Wild is one I have heard a lot of interesting things about so I hope you enjoy reading that one! I have review copies of The Rest of Us Live Here and also Walk the Earth A Stranger as well so I hope those are two books we both manage to enjoy πŸ™‚
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