Welcome to Over-Booked, my bi-weekly post where I share my latest book acquisitions. I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This week marked the arrival of a book I’ve been waiting YEARS (?) to read, and an ARC that I’ve put my heart and soul into acquiring. I guess all that hard work paid off, because for some reason, I received two copies, LOL! Here’s my book haul this week:
Look closely at the three books at the top. You can see I am just slightly obsessed with Daryl Gregory:-D I recently read and ADORED Afterparty, and so I immediately went to Barnes & Noble and bought the three Gregory books I haven’t yet read: The Devil’s Alphabet, Raising Stony Mayhall, and Pandemonium. Lots of backlist goodness!
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford. Won from Goodreads! I can’t believe I won a Goodreads giveaway, but I’m pretty happy about this one. Even though this is strictly literary fiction, I’ve had my eye on it since I saw this amazing bright green cover.
Splintered by Jamie Schultz. BIG thanks to Jamie for sending a copy of book two in his Arcane Underworld series to me! I really loved the first in his series, Premonitions, and I can’t wait to read this one. This is an early July release, so look for a review soon.
Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn. Big thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin for this finished copy! I loved Charm & Strange, and this looks very good. Plus, it’s super short and will be easy to squeeze in.
Drum roll…Armada by Ernest Cline! So yeah, I’ve been trying to get this ARC since March, and I even connected with a very nice publicist who said she’d put me on the list. But you know how things go, I didn’t receive it, and so I boldly sent another email to her. She said she’d send it to me, provided I promised not to post a review until the release date. I said yes, and then I waited some more. I had given up, but then it finally showed up, and then the next day I got a second copy, LOL! I offered it to Bonnie who saw my tweet right away and responded with appropriate enthusiasm:-D Thank you Crown!
Digital review copies:
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Super excited to be approved for this book! Although from what I hear this is a very visual story, and the digital version might not translate as well. If anyone has an extra physical copy from BEA that they’re willing to part with—and I promise to make a good trade with you, maybe something from Comic Con??—please let me know! Thanks to Knopf!
The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp. I have a copy of Tripp’s YA book, The Accidental Highwayman, but it’s been pushed to the bottom of the pile. I’m looking forward to this vampire story, which looks like a new take on the genre. Thank you Gallery Books!
Dawnbreaker by Jay Posey. This is the third and final book in Posey’s Legends of the Duskwalker series, and even though I wasn’t crazy about book two, I ADORED the first book. So I’m hoping for a strong finish to this series. Thank you Angry Robot!
After Alice by Gregory Maguire. I just featured this on Waiting on Wednesday, and it popped up on Edelweiss the next day. Of course I had to request it:-) Thanks to William Morrow.
In other news, I found out yesterday that Wesley Chu will be at San Diego Comic Con this year! I’m so freaking excited, I can’t even.
So let me know if you plan on reading any of these books:-D