Over-Booked [42] – A Book Haul Post

Welcome to Over-Booked, where I share my latest book acquisitions! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Head over to those blogs to see more book haul posts.

It’s been about three weeks since my last Over-Booked, which is a good thing, because it means not only have I not been buying books, but my new review books are coming in at a slower pace. Part of that is due to my blogging resolution to try to request less review books, and not stress myself out because I can’t read them all, which is a goal I know MANY of you share, because I’ve read your goals too! Nevertheless, some awesomeness found its way to my TBR pile. Here we go (click on the title links to read the story descriptions):

Physical books for review:

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Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh. (Delacorte Press, February 2016). Super excited to be invited to review this book. I have yet to jump on the Will McIntosh bandwagon, but I hear he’s FANTASTIC.

Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis (Pyr, April 2016). This book is getting a ton of buzz, and I can’t wait to read it. Plus, PRETTY COVER!

Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1, edited by Jason Sizemore and Leslie Conner. (Apex Books, January 2016). I’m so excited to read these stories, in fact, I’ve already read about half of them. I’m thrilled to be posting an interview on Monday with Jason and Leslie, so don’t miss it. And is it weird to be excited to have Jason Sizemore’s business card? 🙂

Big thanks to Delacorte, Pyr and Apex!

Digital books for review:

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn. (HarperTeen, April 2016). This was a Waiting on Wednesday pick a few months ago, and so of course I grabbed it when it popped up on Edelweiss.

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon, May 2016). I was invited to review this title, and I immediately said yes! I’ve never read Lavie Tidhar, but I did read an Apex anthology that he helped edit, so I’m curious to see how he writes himself. He won the World Fantasy Award for a book called Osama.

Goldenfire (Darkhaven #2) by A.F.E. Smith. (HarperVoyager, January 2016). I really enjoyed Smith’s debut, Darkhaven, and I’m looking forward to more of her fascinating world building! Plus, how cool is that cover??

Big thanks to the publishers and Anna Smith for these copies!

How about you? Are you planning to read any of these books?

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Posted January 9, 2016 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 22 Comments


22 responses to “Over-Booked [42] – A Book Haul Post

  1. That looks like a good selection of books 🙂 I recognise the name Lavie Tidhar – maybe because of the World Fantasy Award, I’m not sure. The cover is definitely interesting, I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about it 🙂

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    • Tammy

      I’m excited to read the Lavie Tidhar book too, I’m always curious to read stories by editors:-)

    • Tammy

      They do, and since this is a “best of”, so far I haven’t read a story I don’t like.

  2. Marian

    I’m reading Goldenfire today. I quite liked Darkhaven, and so far so good with the second book.

  3. Yay Burning Midnight! I’m hoping to start that next week. You definitely won’t regret jumping on the Will McIntosh bandwagon!!! His Love Minus Eighty is one of my favorite books ever, and now I’m very curious about his YA. Also, I am excited as hell about reading Masks and Shadows, I feel a strange draw to it that I can’t even really explain.
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    • Tammy

      I have Love Minus Eighty on my list, maybe it will end up being a “backList” book this year:-) And yeah, Masks and Shadows makes me so curious, I’m looking forward to seeing if the insides match the glorious cover!

    • Tammy

      Thanks Alyssa, I think everyone is drawn to M&S because of the gorgeous cover, at least I know I am:-)

    • Tammy

      Agreed, a great cover isn’t really necessary for a great book, but it sure helps draw attention to it!

    • Tammy

      I really loved her first book too, and that’s one reason I requested Down with the Shine.

    • Tammy

      I just realized Goldenfire is a January book and I need to try to fit it in this month:-)