Nice, small book haul this time around! I couldn’t resist downloading a couple of HarperCollins titles from Edelweiss, and a NetGalley request finally came through. And I have a couple of new purchases as well.
Also, at the end of this post I wanted to mention a couple of interesting crowdfunders that are still going on, so let me know if you’re backing them too!
Huge thanks to Thomas Dunne Books for a lovely finished hardcover of Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham! It’s my next read and I’m really looking forward to it.
And even HUGER thanks to Alma Katsu for contacting me after she saw my Waiting on Wednesday post featuring The Hunger. She was kind enough to send an ARC to me, although The Hunger doesn’t come out until next March.
And finally, a surprise arrival that looks really good! (Or maybe I entered a giveaway and just don’t remember??) In any case, Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller sounds great. Thank you Delacorte Press:-D
Since I still hadn’t spent an Amazon gift card I got back in February, I finally decided to buy some books. I’ve been wanting physical copies of Seanan McGuire’s wonderful Wayward Children series, so I’m starting my collection with the first two books (Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones). Book three comes out soon so I’ll definitely be adding it to the shelf when I can. I’ve also been hearing amazing things about My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, and even though I never have time read my other love, literary fiction, I knew I had to buy this and try to fit it in. Although truthfully this sounds more like horror. This one’s going to be big, people! Look for a review at some point.
Digital books for review:
I caved and downloaded three new HarperCollins titles from Edelweiss, which all come out next year. First up, Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. I just couldn’t resist, since I love both authors:-) Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston looks like a really good YA SF title, and I love the cover. And Dread Nation by Justina Ireland is a zombie story set during the Civil War.
I was finally approved for The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, yay! Not only is the cover gorgeous, but this fairy tale inspired story sounds right up my alley. Thank you to HarperCollins and Flatiron Books for these review copies!
And finally, a couple of cool crowdfunding opportunities for genre fans! One I’ve already backed, and the other I’m just sharing:
I’m a huge Silvia Moreno-Garcia fan, and she’s got an IndieGogo campaign right now for a new science fiction novella. BUT it ends in a couple of days, so if you’re interested, hurry over to this link and help out! As I’m writing this post it’s 98% funded, so it may have reached its goal by now (I hope!)
Who doesn’t know who Patrick Rothfuss is? And if you’re a Rothfuss fan then you probably already know about this Kickstarter, a beautiful deck of cards based on the characters in The Name of the Wind. They really are lovely, although personally I’ve bought card decks from Kickstarters before and I’m just not quite sure what to do with them. But if you’re interested, click here to back this cool project! It’s still got a couple of weeks to go.