Over-Booked [76] – A Book Haul Post

Welcome to Over-Booked, where I share my latest and greatest book acquisitions! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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!

Physical books:

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.

And that’s a wrap for me this week! Let me know what new books you added to your bookshelves!

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Posted October 21, 2017 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 22 Comments

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22 responses to “Over-Booked [76] – A Book Haul Post

  1. Fee Roberts

    I bought Sleeping Beauties to add to my Stephen King collection. Still haven’t read it, though I hope to get to it soon. I like your cover; mine is different. It’s the one with the face on it.

    • Tammy

      Yes, you have the US edition, which I love as well. But there is something about UK editions that I love, I guess because I’m American and I love the idea of owning the UK editions. Both covers are pretty cool though!

  2. I will definitely be picking up a copy of Impostor Syndrome – I’m waiting for it on audio thought because I listened to the first two and really enjoyed them both. I like the sound of Jade City and The Gone World.
    Happy reading.
    Lynn 😀

    • Tammy

      I’ve heard The Arcadia Project books are really good on audio. I hope you’re able to listen to it!

  3. I love the cover of Sleeping Beauties, I am intrigued by the premise but since I odn’t seem to have any luck with SK, I’m not sure I want to read it…

    • Tammy

      Oh bummer. SK is not for everyone, and obviously some of his books are way better than others.