Over-Booked [38] – A Book Haul Post

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Welcome to Over-Booked, my twice-monthly book haul post, where I share my recent book acquisitions. I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Some very cool review books made their way to me these past couple of weeks, including a lovely Ace Roc Star package from the folks at Ace/Roc! Here’s what I received:

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Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein. Thanks to Night Shade Books for this finished copy. This was just released, and I hope to read and review it this month.

The I in Evil by Ken W. Hanley. Another surprise from Skyhorse, this looks like a tongue-in-cheek self-help guide for monsters, LOL! Looks like fun!

A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe. Thanks to Tor for this finished copy:-) I have to admit, I’ve never read Gene Wolfe before, but I’d like to slot this into Sci-Fi Month if I can:-)

Son of the Morning by Mark Alder. I accepted this for review from Pegasus Books, but it is very long, and now I’m wondering if that was a good idea. But, it doesn’t come out until February, so I have time to schedule it:-) Thank you Pegasus!

Made to Kill by Adam Christopher. Huge thanks to Tor for this finished copy, and inviting me to be on the blog tour.  My stop is the 16th, and I’ll be giving away THREE copies.

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Big thanks to Ace/Roc for this awesome package:

Thunderbird by Jack McDevitt, Admiral by Sean Danker, Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older, Blood Song by Anthony Ryan, The Last Dream Keeper by Amber Benson, Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris & A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski. I’m excited to see some older books that are the first in a series, and I’m really looking forward to catching up with Half Resurrection Blues before Midnight Taxi Tango comes out.

Digital review books:

Big thanks to Tor.com come for sending me (what looks like) their entire new line-up so far! Some of these won’t be officially released until 2016, and some are out already. I’m sure you’ve seen reviews for many of these novellas on other blogs. I was especially excited to see an upcoming novella from Victor LaValle. I read a novel of his a few years ago and really loved it. I’m really looking forward to diving in:

(And apologies for not linking these all up to Goodreads.)

Are you planning to read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

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Posted November 7, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 21 Comments


21 responses to “Over-Booked [38] – A Book Haul Post

  1. I am SO jealous you got all the Tor.com novellas! And Son of Morning is finally going to be available in the US? I’d been wanting reading that book for the longest time, but it’s only been available in the UK. I might actually be going to a author event of Adam Christopher and Max Gladstone next week too.
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  2. Haha, I had the exact same thought when I got Son of the Morning! I mean, I really want to read it because I’ve been looking forward to it ever since the UK release, but when it arrived I was like GAHH IT’S GINORMOUS. I also just finished the audiobook of The Borrowed Man and well, it wasn’t as good as it sounded from the description, but I’m curious to see what you’ll think of it if you get the chance to read it for sci-fi month.
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    • Tammy

      I would never have requested the Borrowed Man, but I was asked if I wanted a copy, and since I’ve never read Gene Wolf I thought it would be a good opportunity. We’ll see!

    • Tammy

      Having all the Tor novellas at once is overwhelming. I’m not sure where to start! I think The Builders is calling to me, because of the animal characters:-)

  3. Marian Parsons

    I’ve read the Witches of Lychford, Binti, and Envy of Angels from the Tor novella line up, and liked them all. Binti made me run around and tell everybody to read it NOW. So there’s that.

  4. You have some great books here, because they not just look good but they also sound amazing. Now imagine my TBR growing even more :)) I need a second life just for reading all the books I want. Can’t wait to see what you think of them!

    Happy reading!
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    • Tammy

      I know, there is never enough time to read everything, which just doesn’t seem fair:-(