Over-Booked [48] – A Book Haul Post

Welcome to Over-Booked, where I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves and the Sunday Post and sharing my latest and greatest!

In sad blogging news this week, in case you didn’t hear, two wonderful SFF blogs are shutting down. The amazing SF Signal, which has been going strong for over twelve years (!!) and My Bookish Ways, which has always been a never-ending source for the latest book reviews and author interviews. I was lucky enough to participate in SF Signal’s Mind Meld a couple of times, which was pretty awesome. I’m going to miss both of them very much!

But life goes on, I guess, and so do the review books piling up! I’m grateful to all the publishers and authors who send books my way. Here are the books that have recently made their way to my mailbox/Kindle:

Physical review books:

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The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu. My pre-order from Subterranean Press showed up, and it’s beautiful! I really enjoyed Chu’s novella (you can read my review here), and I’m super excited for his new upcoming series set in the Tao universe called The Rise of Io.

The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish. I was surprised when the author contacted me and asked if I’d like a review copy, but how could I say no? I’ve already heard raves about Charish’s latest, and I can’t wait to read it! Thank you Kristi:-)

Company Town by Madeline Ashby. Big thanks to Tor for this finished copy! I have a digital review copy from NetGalley, but this surprise from Tor is much appreciated:-)

Peel Back the Skin edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson. Grey Matter Press is a new publisher for me, but I just couldn’t resist this horror anthology with stories by authors such as Jonathan Maberry, Ray Garton, Tim Lebbon, Graham Masterton and more. Thanks to Anthony for bringing this to my attention!

Digital review books:

The Copper Promise by Jen Williams. This book has been out in the UK for a few years (in fact the entire series is out there, I think!). I was thrilled when Angry Robot announced that they were publishing it here in the U.S.

The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman. After seeing this book on some of my fellow bloggers’ blogs, I just knew I had to get a copy for myself.

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. See above, repeat!

Before She Wakes by Sharon Lynn Fisher. I’ve loved reading Sharon’s unique blend of science fiction and romance, and so I immediately said yes when a publicist pitched her newest to me. Seduction and fantasy? I do believe Ms. Fisher will be very good at that;-)

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. I’ve heard people rave about Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood, and so I’m very excited to check out her upcoming dark fantasy. Plus, I couldn’t resist this cover. I have a thing for crowns, and I’m not sure why…

Clown Wars: Blood & Aspic by Joseph D’Lacey and Jeremy Drysdale. I had the pleasure of reading a few of Joseph’s books several years ago, and so when he asked if I’d like to try out his latest (in his own words) “off the wall” novel, a mix of horror/fantasy/comedy/YA, how could I say no?

Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner. As I’m writing this post, I’m just realizing how many authors have contacted me lately, which I absolutely love! Marc Turner saw a comment I left on another blogger’s review of this book, and he asked if I’d like to read it. Although it is the second in the series, I’ve heard it works well as a stand-alone.

Big thanks to Marc Turner, Joseph D’Lacey, Angry Robot, Berkley, Roc, Loveswept, and HarperTeen! .

Are you planning to read any of these? I’d love to know:-D

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Posted May 7, 2016 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 29 Comments


29 responses to “Over-Booked [48] – A Book Haul Post

  1. That cover for The Copper Promise is VERY different from the UK one – but I guess it probably fits with other US fantasy covers? I’m almost finished listening to the audiobook but I’m not a huge fan of the narrator so it’s taken me a while. I’ll definitely be getting books 2 & 3 in print instead!

    Happy reading!
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    • Tammy

      I love both covers to be honest, and the US cover definitely feels more like urban fantasy.

    • Tammy

      I can’t wait to get to it! I haven’t read his other books, but I know lots of bloggers love him.

    • Tammy

      I’d love to hear what you think of Assassin’s Apprentice! I have been meaning to read Robin Hobb and just haven’t been able to yet.

  2. I’m so excited to get to get started with Voodoo Killings! And dang, that cover to Peel Back the Skin looks super creepy…another horror anthology that I’m tempted to check out now, despite me being terrible with short story collections 😉 I was also massively tempted by Three Dark Crowns! Anna Dressed in Blood was great but I haven’t read the sequel, and I liked her Antigoddess trilogy but I still have to get to the third book. I figure before I jump into another one of her series, I should at least finish one of her older ones 😛

    Also, I heard about SFSignal the other day, but WHAT, MyBookishWays too? D:
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    • Tammy

      You are so good about series! I just jump into whatever looks good at the time, I guess. Yeah, I was pretty surprised about My Bookish Ways shutting down. But she’s a mom and wants to spend more time with her kids. And we can both relate to that, right?

  3. I’m so upset My Bookish Ways will no longer be around. I NEED The Voodoo Killings now! I have The Suicide Motor Club and The Invisible Library. I hope both are great. Wonderful haul and as always I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  4. I was sorry to hear the news about SFSignal as well, it was a shock. Will be missed. Your haul looks great, I liked Chu’s Time Salvager book so I’m sure these are good as well. And Company Town sounds interesting. I really want to read The Invisible Library when that comes out!
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    • Tammy

      I should be reading Company Town very soon since it’s a May release, I’ve heard great things!

  5. I’m reading the Marc Turner book. I hope you enjoy the Invisible Library and Copper Promise – I really love both of those.
    Lynn 😀