It’s been an awesome two weeks for new books! I have a little of everything to share: review books, surprises, and a new PageHabit book box. So let’s get started!
Physical books for review:
Super big thanks and hugs to Orbit Books for Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant and Jade City by Fonda Lee, two books I’m really looking forward to. In fact, I’m probably reading Into the Drowning Deep as we speak.
Another highly anticipated book is The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne, which has some amazing reviews! Thanks to Wunderkind PR for sending me a review copy!
A surprise arrival of Marissa Meyer’s Renegades came this week, and I’m very excited and will try to fit this in at some point. I’m a big fan of Meyer and this looks really good. Thank you Feiwel & Friends!
Saga Press has been so good to me lately, and this week I received two awesome surprises from them! Quillifer by Walter Jon Williams and Ka: Dar Oakly in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley. I don’t know much about either book, but I’ll definitely try to squeeze these in at some point. Thank you Saga!
Two surprise arrivals from Tor came this week: The Realms of God by Michael Livingston and Deadhouse Landing by Ian C. Esslemont. Both are later books in series which I’m not reading, so if you’re interested in either of these and you live in the US, let me know! Thank you Tor:-D
And thanks to Pyr for a finished paperback of The Nine by Tracy Townsend. This book was completely not what I expected—in a good way. Review coming soon!
I was thrilled to get this cool surprise from Big Honcho Media and Simon & Schuster! The box includes finished copies of The Diabolic and The Empress by S.J. Kincaid, a lovely Mahogany Teakwood candle, and bath bombs! I’ve heard such great things about this series and I’d love to find time to dive in:-D (I received this package for free from the publisher.)
This is my second PageHabit Science Fiction box, and even though it’s a little pricey, I’m going to keep my subscription going because for each purchase, Page Habit donates books to children who don’t have any access to them. That alone is so cool and I definitely want to support them. This month was GREAT because I really want to read An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. I’ve heard amazing things about it. The box also came with a library card pillow case (!), a space ship tea infuser (!), A light-up Jack O’Lantern and a bound short story by Carmen Maria Machado. All in all, a wonderful box:-D
Digital books for review:
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. I couldn’t resist requesting this YA fantasy, especially since I’ve heard so many great things about it. Apparently you can read this first, even though it’s set in the same world as the author’s Seraphina books.
The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan. I loved Duncan’s The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter, and although I was bad and never finished that series, it appears his new book is set in the same world with some of the same characters. This is the start to a new series, though, so new readers are probably fine starting here. Thank you Angry Robot!
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren. This came out last month, so I’m already behind, but that’s OK. I’m looking forward to reading this YA fantasy, so if not this month, then next month for sure. Thank you Tor Books!
The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey. Yes, Sarah Gailey who wrote River of Teeth for Tor.com. I was approached by Serial Box, who collaborated with Fireside Fiction, to check out one of their new serials, and I decided to try this. Expect a review soon of the first episode. (Isn’t that cover lovely?)
Finally, thanks to Inkshares for Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean I’m finished with scary stories!