So, December is kicking my ass, you guys. I’ve pretty much put reading and blogging on the back burner, as I scramble to do last-minute Christmas shopping, get my house ready for my family’s visit, finish up college applications for my son, and volunteer for my daughter’s holiday choir program (which is thankfully over!). Hopefully I’ll have more posts up this week, starting with my latest book haul! Despite my sincere desire to curb requests, especially on NetGalley, I’ve managed to acquire some new review books:
Physical books for review:
The Nature of a Pirate by A.M. Dellamonica. This is the third book in the series, and I’m sad that I haven’t been keeping up with it. I believe I have all the books, so really there’s no excuse, other than time. Thank you Tor!
Level Grind by Annie Bellet. I won this from the Qwillery, and I was excited when it finally showed up! Thanks to Saga Press.
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. Huge thanks to Orbit, I’m so excited to read this. This will be on my plate for January!
Black City Demon by Richard A. Knaak. This sequel to Black City Saint showed up unexpectedly, but that’s fine with me. Now I have a good reason to go back and catch up. Thank you Pyr!
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis. Thank you to the very generous Pegasus Books for this finished copy:-) They also sent me an ARC a while back, and I hope to read this sometime next month.
Digital books for review:
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. You cannot possibly understand how excited I am for this book. It doesn’t come out until June, but I doubt I’ll be able to wait that long to read it. If you haven’t read Daryl Gregory before, you really should. Every book he writes is different from the last, and just as consistently well written. I highly recommend Afterparty and We Are All Completely Fine. Huge thanks to Knopf for the review copy!
Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney. After Spoonbenders, this is my second most anticipated release of this bunch. I used to know Steve Boyett, back when I took an amazing writing class from him, and we later became friends and hung out. I feel bad that I’ve lost touch with him. He’s an extremely talented writer who deserves way more attention. I’m thrilled he’s got a new book coming out, which he’s written with his friend Ken Mitchroney. I know this is going to be epic. It’s up on NetGalley, so if you want to give something new a try, head over there and request it. Big thanks to Blackstone Publishing for the review copy!
Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey. Yep, I’m jumping on the Carey bandwagon, finally! I’m very excited for this retelling of The Tempest. Thanks Tor!
Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel. I know Sleeping Giants didn’t work for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. I’m happy to have been approved for the sequel. Thanks to Del Rey!
Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland. As you might know, it’s very hard for me to resist anything that’s compared to Firefly. And so I didn’t:-) Thank you Delacorte Press:-D
The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard. I’m cheating a bit here, because I haven’t read The House of Shattered Wings yet. But I fully intend to catch up before April. Thank you Ace:-D