Over-Booked is my book haul post, where I share my recent book acquisitions with you every couple of week or so. I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Even though I’m so far behind with review books, I just can’t seem to stop requesting them! And I’m sure none of you have EVER had that problem:-D. I received a few surprises in the mail, as well as some requests that I’m very excited about:
Physical review books:
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin. Coming up soon on my reading list is the second book in Jemisin’s The Broken Earth series, and I couldn’t be more excited!
Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal. Big thanks to Tor for this surprise finished copy. I’ll definitely be reading this historical ghost story, especially since I got to meet Kowal recently at Comic Con! (And I’m willing to part with this hardcover, so if you’re in the U.S. and would like to read it, please let me know!)
The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett. Pyr pitched this to me, and I thought it sounded like a lot of fun. The plot sounds crazy. I won’t even attempt to explain the story, just click on the link and read for yourself!
Mirror Image by Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose. This was a surprise from Tor, but to be honest it’s been on my to read list for a while. I guess it was fate that it ended up on my doorstep! I’m not familiar with either author, but it looks pretty scary so I’m in:-)
Thank you Tor, Orbit and Pyr!
The Burning Isle by Will Panzo. This was a surprise arrival from Ace, although it may be from the Ace Roc Stars program…Grimdark fantasy? Yes, I will take some please:-)
Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber. I have not yet read the first book in the series, although I have a copy. Now that I have this surprise copy from Tor, I hope to make time to read both.
And of course, I purchased Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! It’s been getting some mixed reviews, but I’m excited to read it no matter what I’ve heard. Anything new in the Harry Potter canon is cause for celebration.
Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott. A lovely finished copy of book two in the series, which again makes me feel guilty for not being caught up. Reviewers seem to really be enjoying this book!
Paradime by Alan Glynn. A surprise from Picador, this isn’t my usual genre, but this sounds pretty interesting.
Big thanks to Ace, Tor, Picador and Little Brown Books for Young Readers:-D
Digital review copies:
Oh so many cool digital galleys this week! And a lot of these are previous Waiting on Wednesdays, so that’s a good thing:-)
The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu. I’m so excited to dive back into Chu’s Tao series, with this “spin-off.” Thanks to Angry Robot for the review copy!
Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson. Oh boy, super excited to read book two in this cool series! Thanks Mogsy, for alerting me to the fact that this popped up on Edelweiss a few days ago (somehow I missed it…). Thank you Greenwillow:-)
Stranded by Bracken MacLeod. Thanks again to Tor for approving my request! Everything about this book reminds me of Dan Simmons’ The Terror, one of my all-time favorite books. Can’t wait!
The Face-Faker’s Game by Chandler J. Birch. This was a WoW pick a few weeks ago, so I was very pleased to be approved for this Simon & Schuster/Simon451 title.
Slipping by Lauren Beukes. I adore this author, and so I’m curious to see what her short fiction is like. Big thanks to Tachyon for the review copy!
Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka. My publicist at Apex Books asked me if I’d like to read this, and it sounds just crazy enough for my tastes, lol:-) I love the graphic novel-inspired cover, and it already has a bunch of great reviews on Goodreads. Thanks Apex!
The Family Plot by Cherie Priest. I had requested this MONTHS ago on NetGalley, and had forgotten all about it. So I was pretty surprised when I was approved. Thanks to Tor! Priest has been a staple in the SFF/Horror community for years, and I’m excited to read her latest.
That’s my (huge) book haul this week, let me know if you plan to read any of these!