Over-Booked [33] – A Book Haul Post

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Over-Booked is my every-other-week book haul post, where I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. I have a nice pile of new books this week, however I am falling behind with my reading schedule, due to that thing known as LIFE that sometimes gets in the way of the best laid plans. My kids just started the new school year and already my days are busier with smoothing out the rough edges of messed up class schedules, trips to Staples to buy school supplies, and more. Plus, my daughter’s advanced show choir is already performing their first show this week, crazy I tell you!

Here’s what I have to share this week:

Physical books for review:

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Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit, now available). This was a surprise gift from my aunt up in Davis, coincidentally where KSR lives, and she was able to meet him and get this signed copy for me! I’m so excited because, although I’ve never read a KSR book before, I’ve been reading rave reviews of Aurora.

Updraft by Fran Wilde (Tor Books, 9/15). Big thanks to Tor for this finished copy! I already have the ARC, so me thinks a giveaway might be coming…this is next up on my reading pile!

Towers Fall (Towers Trilogy #3) by Karina Sumner-Smith (Talos, 11/15). With thanks to Talos! I now have copies of all three books, and I intend to binge read these as soon as possible!

Supersymmetry by David Walton (Pyr, 9/15). Big thanks to Pyr for this finished copy. I also have an ARC of this book (seems to be a trend with publishers, and I’m not complaining!), which means I’ll be letting one of my copies go at some point.

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Planetfall by Emma Newman (Roc, 11/15). I received a couple of new books this past week from the good folks at Ace/Roc as part of the Ace Roc Stars program. Here’s the first one, a book I’ve been dying to read.

Inherit the Stars by Tony Peak (Roc, 11/15). This looks cool, space opera with a retro-looking cover.

After the Saucers Landed by Douglas Lain (Night Shade Books, 8/15). A surprise from Skyhorse Publishing! This is a satire and looks like a bunch of fun.

Big thanks to Ace/Roc, Night Shade Books, Tor, Pyr and Talos!

Digital books for review:

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz (Skyscape, 9/15). I was invited to review a bunch of Skyscape titles this past week, and while they are a publisher I don’t work with a lot, I found several books on their list that called to me. This is one of them, a book about fae (score!). I’m also getting a bit of a Twilight vibe from this book, which is fine with me, since I’m a Twilight fan:-)

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (Mira, 9/15). This was a Waiting on Wednesday pick a couple of months ago, and I was so pleased to see it pop up on NetGalley. I’ve heard it’s extremely dark!

The Apex Book of World SF 4, edited by Mahvesh Murad and Lavie Tidhar (Apex Books, 8/15). I really enjoyed The Apex Book of World SF 3, and I’m looking forward to this one. Apex does such a great job of curating wonderfully odd stories from authors all over the world.

Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick (Skyscape 8/15). I believe this book was previously self-published, and I’ve heard it’s pretty amazing. Plus, look at the lovely cover! AND check out the author’s last name. I mean, come on! Garlick! How awesome is that:-)

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Del Rey, 4/16). The release date is pretty far out, but I was excited to be approved for it on Edelweiss. Neuvel is a debut author, and I just love the sound of this book. Click the link to read the story synopsis!

Thank you Del Rey, Skyscape, Apex Books and Mira!

Are you planning on reading any of these?

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Posted August 22, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 16 Comments


16 responses to “Over-Booked [33] – A Book Haul Post

  1. I wasn’t planning to read any of these. I like the title of Sleeping Giants. Looking into Sleeping Giants on Goodreads lets me know this is a good read for a Science Fiction lover like myself. Meanwhile the story will be told in an unnamed character’s point of view. Adding! Looks interesting. The others don’t look like my type of reads.
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  2. I keep forgetting to pre-order Towers Fall, probably because I’m used to seeing books in a trilogy released one year after the last, not after only a few months. Thanks for the reminder!

    Oooooh, Lumiere. I saw that on Goodreads recently, and loved the cover and was intrigued by the blurb. And I definitely want to know your thoughts on Shattered Blue once you’ve read it. I’m doing a “market research” project on fairy novels so I know how mine fits into / stands out in that market. So I might want to read that book, too.
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  3. I went on a serious netgalley bender this week and got Sleeping Giants from there, because I agree it just looked TOO cool to resist! Towers Fall and Saucers also showed up from our generous friends at Skyhorse and I’m really excited about reading the former to complete the trilogy (I think you’ll really like it!) I believe I also read Lumiere when it was self-published. It was very impressive and I was excited her book caught picked up by a publisher. The author’s name is definitely unique, I find it so awesome that her newsletter is called “The Garlick Press” 😀
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  4. I’ve heard really good things about the Towers series, so I’d be interested in hearing what your review is. I’ve been considering whether or not to grab them.