So, I’ve been sort of absent this past week, mostly due to my daughter’s Holiday Spectacular choir show last weekend, which literally sucked up all my time last week. Plus I was busy all weekend which is when I usually work on reviews and blog posts for the coming week. Also, if I haven’t been visiting and commenting on all your blogs lately I sincerely apologize! I’ve been trying my best but it’s that time of year when life gets crazy. I’m also super proud because my daughter got the coveted Silent Night solo in the show this year, and if you’re interested you can watch her performance here at 1:25:45.
Anyway, on to the new books! It’s been a month (?) since my last book haul post, but luckily things aren’t too out of control. I’m so excited for each and every one of these:
Physical books for review:
It’s a Christmas miracle, everyone…I actually won a Goodreads giveaway! I think the last one I won was just about a year ago, and this time I’ve won a book that I’m really looking forward to, The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith.
I’m also super excited to receive a copy of Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci. I was approved on NetGalley, but I’m happy to have a physical ARC. I plan on reading this in the next couple of weeks.
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce was a very nice surprise! I might have entered a giveaway but I honestly don’t remember. In any case, I’m excited to read this. It’s been years since I read anything by Pierce and I’m looking forward to this!
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft. I requested this from Orbit and I’m so happy to have it in my hands! It’s getting awesome reviews already, and I believe the second book in the series comes out only a couple of months after its release.
Finally, thanks to Tor for a finished copy of Kill All Angels by Robert Brockway. I’m sorry to say I’m a bit behind with this series and I haven’t yet read The Empty Ones. I’ll have to catch up soon, because I really enjoyed the first book!
Big thanks to Tor Books, Orbit, Hogarth, Random House and St. Martin’s Press!
Just a couple of purchases lately, but really good ones. First, my Indigogo reward for Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novella, Prime Meridian, came just today, and it’s a beautiful little book! I pledged a level that also gave me a copy of She Walks in Shadows, an anthology edited by Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles. The stories revolve around the Lovecraft mythos, and I can’t wait to dive in!
I also got my monthly PageHabit Science Fiction Box, which contained a copy of David Drake’s The Spark, which I am not familiar with. But it looks like it could be good, if I have time I’ll definitely check it out. The box also came with a couple of bookish goodies.
Digital books for review:
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman. I was really excited when I got the approval from NetGalley! I have yet to read Malerman, but I couldn’t resist this creepy-sounding story. Big thanks to Del Rey:-)
Outpost by W. Michael Gear. I listed this book in my Twelve 2018 Adult Sci Fi Books I Can’t Wait to Read during Sci-Fi Month, and I’m thrilled to have a digital copy in hand! Thank you Daw Books!
Corpse Cold: New American Folklore by John Brhel and Joseph Sullivan. I’m very hesitant when authors/publishers I don’t know contact me to review their books, but I broke down TWICE this past week and accepted a couple of horror titles that I just couldn’t resist. This is one of them, and although I haven’t checked it out yet, John tells me there are also illustrations by Chad Wehrle. Thank you John!
One of my most HIGHLY anticipated books of 2018 is Christina Henry’s next book, The Mermaid. It sounds like a bit of a departure from her last few dark and blood-soaked stories, but it’s Henry so I’m very excited! Thanks to Berkley:-D
Finally, I received another horror anthology by a writer who contacted my blog recently, Perfect Little Stitches by Deborah Sheldon. I believe Deborah is an Australian author and she’s been nominated for some awards. I’m so curious to check out her stories, and the cover is GORGEOUS! Thank you Deb!