Wow, it’s been a month (?) since my last Over-Booked! My life has been a bit crazy with personal life stuff – OK, really my time’s been sucked up by show choir:-/ Don’t get me wrong, I love supporting my daughter and her wonderful program but it’s left me very little time to read. I’M SO BEHIND.
Here’s a taste of show choir, for those of you who are asking. This is my daughter’s choir Powerhouse and their 2017 competition set (my daughter is one of the girls in the green dresses):
But anyway, as I’m furiously trying to finish even ONE book so I can actually put up a review this month (!!), I decided I’d do a book haul post to get my head back in my blogging space. Here’s what I’ve received from publishers in the last few weeks:
Physical review books:
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss. Huge thanks to Wunderkind PR and Saga Press for this fantastic sounding mash-up of a mix of Jekyll and Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein and more. You must click on the link and read the GR blurb!
The Truants by Lee Markham. After reading some stellar vampire novels recently, I’m ready for more. This vampire tale looks very dark, and seems to bring something new to the table. Big thanks to Overlook Press!
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab. I actually requested this on a whim, thinking I probably wasn’t going to get a copy. But Tor surprised me with this lovely finished edition. I can’t tell you how excited I am to finish this series! Thank you Tor:-)
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Another surprise from Tor, I’m thrilled to have this finished copy of Scalzi’s latest. I’m reviewing it later this month, and I’ll be giving a copy away as well!
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. Big thanks to Orbit for this book! This sounds so cool, a future New York submerged in water.
A Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton. I actually need to catch up with the first book, which I hope to do soon. Thank you Pyr!
Worldshaker by J.F Lewis. I’m so intrigued by this series and the beautiful covers that grace these books. This is book three, so I do have some catching up to do, but I hear good things about it, so I hope to make time one of these days. Thank you Pyr:-D
Digital review books:
The Only Child by Andrew Pyper. I absolutely loved the last Pyper book I read a couple of years ago (The Damned) so I’m very excited to read this one. This book seems to have a similar idea/vibe as The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, interestingly enough.
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. Oooh this sounds good! I think I featured this book on a Waiting on Wednesday, so it’s no surprise that I immediately clicked the “request” button when this popped up on Edelweiss.
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden. I adore this cover, and I’m looking forward to a SF story set in South Africa.
Pawn by Timothy Zahn. OK, this story sounds CRAZY. And my kind of crazy, so it’s a good thing I’m going to read it!
Black Light Express by Philip Reeve. I bought the UK edition of this sequel to Railhead a few months ago (and have yet to find time to read it), so when it popped up on NetGalley I decided to request it for review. I know I gush about Railhead every chance I get, so imagine my extreme excitement to read this book!
Big thanks to Tor Books, Capstone Young Readers, Harper Voyager, Simon & Schuster and Simon Pulse:-D
And finally, a couple of Tor.com books for consideration:
The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J.S. Herbison. This space opera sounds like a bunch of fun! I’m finding more and more I love stories that take place in spaceships.
The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross. I am not reading this series, and this is book #8, so I’m not sure whether it works as a starting point or not. Is anyone reading it? I hear these books are pretty good:-D
And that’s all for me! Let me know if you plan to read any of these books:-D