Over-Booked [52] – A Book Haul Post

Welcome to Over-Booked, my twice a month (or so) post where I share my most recent book acquisitions. I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves and the Sunday Post, so click on those links to see other bloggers’ book hauls as well!

I was going to skip doing a post today, but since next weekend is Comic Con, and I anticipate a Comic Con Over-Booked the weekend after, I thought I’d squeeze this in.

Before I get to the books, I was asked to participate in The Collective this week, a new feature from The Sem10tic Standard, which sort of reminds me of the late, great Mind Meld from SF Signal (now defunct). Big thanks to Andrea for asking me to participate! Bloggers, editors and authors were asked Which SciFi/Fantasy book would you most like to see as a movie? What scene are you most looking forward to seeing on the big screen? You can read our answers here!

And now, some cool books for your perusing pleasure…

Physical review books:

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Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Wars of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East edited by Douglas Lain. This was a surprise arrival from Night Shade Books, and while I’m not that keen on books about war, the author line-up in this anthology is amazing: Ken Liu, James Morrow, Kate Wilhelm, A.M. Dellamonica, Jeffrey Ford, Linda Nagata, and more. Sounds like it could be really good. Thanks Night Shade!

It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton. A finished paperback copy, thanks to Pyr! I am planning on reading this very soon.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber. A lucky Goodreads win, I’ve actually had this on my TBR for a while. This YA fantasy has been getting a ton of buzz, so here’s hoping it lives up to the hype. I tweeted the author when the book came in the mail, and I have to say she’s one of the nicest author’s I’ve never met! I just love it when authors interact on Twitter:-) Thank you Flatiron Books!

You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames. A surprise from Pushkin Vertigo, this is a 92 page novella thriller that I will definitely squeeze in. Thanks to the publisher for sending something short! LOL.

Digital review copies:

Children of the Different by S.C. Flynn. I broke my “no self-published books” rule this week and accepted a review copy of blogger Flynn’s debut. I’ve been following him on social media for some time, and I decided to take a chance on this book.

Curioddity by Paul Jenkins. This was a total impulse request, but it sounds like fun.

Reanimatrix by Pete Rawlik. Coincidentally, I just featured this as a Waiting on Wednesday pick this week, and so of course I grabbed a review copy when it popped up on Edelweiss!

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. I’ve had this on my TBR for MONTHS, and I’m so glad to have a review copy!

Yesternight by Cat Winters. This cover is so lovely, right? I’m a big Cat Winters fan, and this one sounds like it has her trademark ghostly, otherworldly tone to it.

That’s my book haul this week! I’d love to know if you’re planning on reading any of these too:-D

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Posted July 16, 2016 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 26 Comments


26 responses to “Over-Booked [52] – A Book Haul Post

    • Tammy

      I haven’t seen Yesternight around much either, but she’s such a great writer, I hope that changes:-)

  1. I’ve been eyeing Caraval myself! Can’t wait to hear what you think. The hype has me a bit nervous and I’m really gun-shy about new, completely-unknown-to-me YA so I’ll probably wait to see how the reviews turn out. And Curioddity! A publicist actually got in touch with me about that book just the other day, and I had no idea until I read her email that the author is THE Paul Jenkins the comic book writer, whose stuff I’ve enjoyed in the past, like Witchblade, Civil War, Wolverine Origin etc. Hope his debut prose novel will be good!
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    • Tammy

      I didn’t realize that Jenkins wrote comics, very cool! Hopefully his fiction will be just as good.

  2. I got Rachel Caine’s Paper & Fire in the mail earlier this week, so I’m reading that now. Also bought The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton the other day at (of all places) the grocery store. I swear it’s been staring at me every time I’ve gone for weeks, and then a friend recommended it recently. I guess it might be meant to be…? 🙂

    Enjoy your new books!
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    • Tammy

      I don’t really understand the GR giveaways. I mean they are ALWAYS giving away so many books, you would think we would win more often! But I’m thrilled about Caraval, and not too worried about the hype:-)

  3. todd

    I’ve been curious about Deserts of Fire for the same reason you mention, the range of included authors. I love anthologies and short works (have been subscribing to the Magazine of F&SF for more years than I can remember).

    • Tammy

      I love anthologies too, but for some reason I often have trouble finishing them. But I think if the line up is really strong, it shouldn’t be an issue.

    • Tammy

      Thanks Maja! I’m happy to meet another Cat Winters fan. I’ve missed reading her last two books, so I’m glad I have a review copy of this new one, which will force me to find time:-)

  4. I’ve heard lots of buzz about Caraval too (I think it was a big BEA title this year), so it’s awesome to hear that the author’s cool on social media. It’s good to see nice people become successful! 🙂

    Curioddity has piqued my interest, and now I’m curious (hahaha…ha)! I’m going to check that one out!
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