I just finished up a couple of exhausting weeks during the lead up to my daughter’s show choir production, Burroughs on Broadway, so I’m definitely ready for a little downtime! This year her choir did a mini version of Wicked, and if you have a half hour to kill, take a look! These kids are amazing.
And yes, I have some new books to share as well:-) Lots of surprises in the mail. Somehow I got on a list for new publisher, Pegasus Books, and they surprised me with lots of goodies, some of which I will definitely be reading and reviewing. Here are my latest and greatest:
I received four intriguing books this week from Pegasus Books, and a huge thanks to this new-to-me publisher! Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales edited by Ellen Datlow sounds so unique: short horror stories that revolve around birds! How cool is that? The Secret Life of Souls by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee sounds like my kind of book, I mean look at the dog on the cover! The clincher is the blurb from Stephen King on the front, comparing this to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, one of my ALL TIME favorite books. I also received two thriller/mystery stories that look really good, Hold a Scorpion by Melodie Johnson Howe and The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis.
Thanks to Pyr for a finished copy of The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett! I plan to read this in the next month or so.
And a lovely surprise from Sterling, A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts by Olento Salaperäinen. It’s a gorgeously illustrated, full color book written in a “field guide” style with entries for just about every beastie under the sun. Big thanks to Sterling!
A couple of surprises from Tor Books arrived, Treachery’s Tools by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., which is book #10 in a series (!!), and The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz, a YA apocalyptic story (from the looks of it). I’m quite looking forward to this one. Big thanks to Tor Books!
I received two copies of The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock, the second book in a series that I need to catch up with. I’ve heard good things about this series so I hope to find time to start it soon. (And if anyone wants my second copy just let me know!) Thank you Jo Fletcher Books:-)
I pre-ordered the special Barnes & Noble signed edition of The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu, which I’m nearly finished with (look for a review this week!). I’m so happy to have a nice hardcover of this book, which I’m loving!
And I actually won a couple of things this week, and one of them already arrived. I got a copy of Margaret Atwood’s latest Hag-Seed from Read It Forward, which is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series. This is Atwood’s take on The Tempest, and it sounds pretty good! My other win I’ll tell you about when I receive it:-)
A trio of new Tor.com novellas this time around, and the most exciting for me is Home by Nnedi Okorafor, the sequel to Binti. Plus, that cover! Also Passing Strange by Ellen Klages and Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp, which look completely different but so good! Thank you Tor.com!
I couldn’t resist downloading Hunted by Meagan Spooner, a Beauty and the Beast retelling.
And finally, I’m SUPER excited to be offered a review copy of Oliver Langmead’s upcoming book, Metronome. I absolutely loved Dark Star, which I reviewed a couple of years ago. And look at the gorgeous cover! Big thanks to Unsung Stories.
In case you missed it, I just started my Book Review Giveaway here. Check it out, you can win one of the books I reviewed in September!
And that’s a wrap! Let me know if you’re planning to read any of these:-D