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