It’s that time again, the beginning of a new month! July is crazy over-flowing with new releases in SFF, and as usual I’ve requested way too many, LOL! So I’m dividing this post up into two sections: books that are must-reads, and then books that I’ll read if I have time.
But first, the most important thing that’s happening this month:
Yep, having purchased my tickets back in November 2015 (!!) it’s almost time for San Diego Comic Con! This year SDCC is going high-tech with RFID cards, so they are really getting tough with security. I just got my badges in the mail, also a new thing, and they are pretty darn cool:-) Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for a post about what I’m looking forward to!
Now on to the books:
Must-reads for July:
Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine. Book two in The Great Library series, I gave Ink and Bone a five-star rating. I’m so curious to see how this stacks up.
The Devourers by Indra Das. I’ve heard great things about this fairy tale set in India.
The Kraken Sea by E. Catherine Tobler. This short novella came out in June, so I’m a little behind, but I love this cover and it sounds really good.
Red Right Hand by Levi Black. A Lovecraft-inspired story, I’m very excited to dive into this book.
Before She Wakes: Forbidden Fairy Tales by Sharon Lynn Fisher. I’m a big fan of Sharon’s and I was very happy to be offered a review copy of her collection of erotic/fantasy stories.
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock. This will be my first Pollock book, even though I bought his last book The Devil All the Time. The publisher’s descriptions of “dark, gritty and weirdly funny” sound like a recipe for the perfect Tammy book:-)
Time Siege by Wesley Chu. Another second book in a series, I really enjoyed Time Salvager, and I’m curious to see where Chu takes his story next.
Bite by K.S. Merbeth. I just got a copy of this in the mail, and I’m pretty darn excited. Cannibals!
If I have time:
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis. I hope I find time to get to this, it’s a literary thriller and it has great reviews already on Goodreads.
The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power. I’ve had an eARC of this for months, and I’ve been drooling over the drool-worthy cover just as long.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. I love books about books (well, who doesn’t??), so I hope I can fit this in.
The Copper Promise by Jen Williams. I’m excited that Angry Robot is publishing this in the U.S., where previously there was only a UK edition available.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. A man wakes up to a world he doesn’t recognize. A familiar scenario, but this one sounds really good.
It Happened One Doomsday by Lawrence MacNaughton. This seems to have a lot going for it: urban fantasy, romance, magic, apocalypse, and much more.
Dates haven’t been set yet for these interviews, so follow the blog if you don’t want to miss anything:-)
Mega-bestselling author F. Paul Wilson visits the blog this month, to promote his new book Panacea! I’m a fan of his from way back, and I’m thrilled to be able to ask him some questions.
Red Queen is the second book in Christina Henry’s The Chronicles of Alice. I loved the first book, Alice, and I’m excited to have Henry visit the blog! Plus, I’ll be giving away a copy of Alice, so check back!
My book review giveaway returns on the 15th! After June’s unprecedented FIVE giveaways, I’m taking it easy this month with just two:-)
And that’s my blogging July! (Of course, other things may pop up unexpectedly…)Let me know if we share any books in common this month:-)