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:
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