October has been kicking my butt. I’m so behind in reading and also visiting fellow bloggers and leaving comments, so I apologize if I haven’t been to your blog lately. Things are looking up soon, I promise. Wow, it’s been several weeks since my last Over-Booked! These last few weeks I’ve been getting more surprises than books I actually requested, sometimes that happens. I also have a shiny new purchase, a Kickstarter I’ve been waiting for, and a lovely gift from a fellow blogger!
Blockbuster Science by David Siegel Bernstein. Thanks to Pyr Books for this cool non-fiction title. I didn’t even know they published non-fiction! It looks like it could be very informative for science fiction fans who like to know their stories are based in fact.
Last Chance by Gregg Hurwitz. This is book two in Hurwitz’s series. I actually have a copy of The Rains, book #1, but I haven’t read it yet. Zombies! Must read one of these days. Big thanks to Tor Teen!
Also from Tor Teen, a couple of other surprises in the mail. First up, Enhanced by Carrie Jones, which is book two in her Flying series. I have a copy of Flying, so it might be fun to do a binge read sometime. And I also received The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller. This book was on my “anticipated YA books” of 2017, and I’m thrilled to receive a copy. I would love to squeeze this in soon if possible, although the Goodreads reviews are making me wonder if I should:-/
On the “purchase” pile, I couldn’t resist buying the UK edition of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King. I just love the artwork, and there’s a “surprise” image when you take off the dust jacket. If I understand correctly, there are four different images, and mine is a fox. OK, so I’ve seen some mixed reviews (Bonnie, I’m looking at you!), but hey, it’s SK!
I backed Unsung Stories Kickstarter project 2084, a take on Orwell’s 1984, with stories by lots of wonderful contributors. It’s a lovely book, and I also received a small poster of the cover art. Such a cool Kickstarter! Now that the campaign is over, you can still purchase it from their website. Click the link above to see the list of contributors.
And finally, one of my fellow bloggers, Lorraine from Insanity Sandwich, was one of my recent giveaway winners. She kindly offered to send me a postcard from her home town of Glasgow, Scotland! Not only did I get a postcard, but she included some cool Scottish buttons and a journal. Thank you again, Lorraine!
Digital review books:
Just a few new digital review copies, but some good ones! Super excited for Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker! This is the final book in Baker’s amazing urban fantasy series, The Arcadia Project. I can hardly wait to see what happens next! Big thanks to Saga Press!
From the lovely folks at Orbit Books, Jade City by Fonda Lee has been getting some amazing reviews. This is the start to a new fantasy series, and I love the buzz I’m hearing so far.
Finally, The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch just recently caught my attention, and I was happy to be approved for it on Edelweiss. This looks like a mind-bending, time travel-thriller story, and I’m looking forward to it. Thank you, G.P. Putnam’s Sons.