Over-Booked is my every-other-week book haul post, where I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. I don’t usually do these posts every week, but because of a recent influx of books, I’m doing one more today before I get back on my usual schedule. Some surprises and some requests came in this week, and I’m starting to stress out, people! I’m hoping to get back on track with my reading, but this past week has been dismal. I am excited about what arrived this week, however!
Last First Snow by Max Gladstone. I am one of Max’s biggest fans, and I can’t wait to start the fourth book in his Craft Sequence. Big thanks to Tor for the finished copy!
Alice by Christina Henry. This dark, alternate retelling of Alice in Wonderland looks really good. Big thanks to the lovely Ace publicist at Comic Con who took my request at her booth! (I heart Ace Roc Stars!)
The Geomancer by Clay and Susan Griffith. These are the same characters from their Vampire Empire series (which I haven’t read yet – doh!) and I’m not sure whether or not you need to read the first three books first. I think it’s the start of a new series, yet on Goodreads they say it’s Book #4. Does anyone know? Thank you Pyr, this was a surprise, but I’m so happy to get it!
Shower of Stones by Zachary Jernigan, Solomon’s Arrow by J. Dalton Jennings, Bat Out of Hell by Alan Gold, and The Dangerous Type by Loren Rhoads. Big thanks to the always generous Skyhorse Publishing for these lovely surprises! I actually already have ARCs of Solomon’s Arrow and The Dangerous Type, so expect giveaways for these finished copies as soon as I post my reviews.
Digital review copies:
King of the Bastards by Brian Keene. I really had fun with the last Keene book I read, The Lost Level, and this one looks like more pulp fun. Thanks to Apex Books!
The Drowning God by James Kendley. This is a Harper Voyager Impulse book, which means the digital version comes out first, followed several months later by the paperback. A monster story that takes place in Japan? So excited:-D
The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. I’m on an Asia kick! This time the story takes place in San Francisco’s China Town, with Chinese sorcerers. This comes out in November from Talos, thanks for approving me!
Bookburners by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty and Brian Francis Slattery. OK, this sounds very cool. In fact, the publicist who brought this to my attention can explain it better than I can:
“Bookburners”—an addictive modern fantasy, in the vein of “Supernatural” and “Buffy”―will be published by Serial Box, the newest medium for series drama. Serial Box is a new digital publishing start-up focused exclusively on original serialized fiction, delivering the episodic television model to the written word.
Heralded as “Sheer enormous fun!” by Naomi Novik (Uprooted and the best-selling Temeraire series) “Bookburners” has also been called a “Beastly injection of 100-proof demon-battling fiction,” by Kieran Shea (Koko Takes a Holiday).
With weekly episodes being created by Gladstone and his team, the Bookburners season will run for 16 weeks.
Doesn’t that sound awesome?? I’ve been offered the first four episodes for review (the project launches in September) and I’ll be part of the blog tour as well. You know as soon as I saw the word “Buffy” I had to say “yes”…
Not like I need any more books or anything, but I decided to try the Book Riot Quarterly Young Adult Box. (There is an adult version as well, which is probably more along the lines of what I’m interested in.) My first box came a couple of weeks ago, and it’s pretty cool, although these books aren’t really the genres I read, so I may have to rethink whether or not I want to continue. But it’s so fun to get curated packages! Check out the cute book light and the “library card” note cards…awwww! The price tag of $50 is a bit steep, although they claim the contents is worth more than that. In any case, a fun experience. Check it out here if you’re interested.
And that’s it for me! Time to get reading…link me up to your book haul posts!