Just a small book haul this week, but that’s OK. I am trying to restrain myself from requesting too many books this year. I did go a bit crazy on Edelweiss this past week when Harper Collins dropped a bunch of Spring releases! Here’s what I’ve received in the last couple of weeks:
Physical books for review:
I’m so looking forward to Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel. Frankenstein meets Jane Austen! Big thanks to Wunderkind PR and Saga Press for the review copy:-D
A surprise from Blackstone Publishing which actually looks pretty cool: Deliverance: Hell Divers #3 by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. I have no idea if I’m able to jump into this series at book #3 (I may shoot the publicist an email and ask), but I sure hope so, because I’m intrigued!
Digital books for review:
Thanks to HarperTeen and Balzer + Bray for these lovelies! I recently highlighted the first two in my Twelve 2018 Sci Fi Books I Can’t Wait to Read, and I didn’t even hesitate a second before pushing the Download button.
First up is Contagion by Erin Bowman. Man this sounds SCARY! I hope it is. Scary science fiction is the best kind:-)
I couldn’t resist this gorgeous cover: These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch. A soldier, a pirate and a crown price get together and do stuff. But seriously, I love this cover!
Nine by Zach Hines. This story sounds crazy! In an alternate world, people have nine lives. I can’t wait to read this!
Big thanks to Tor for Semiosis by Sue Burke. It took me a while to get approved for this, and I had nearly given up hope! This is a February release and it’s on my plate next month.
I was asked to join the blog tour for By a Charm & a Curse by Jaime Questell, and although I don’t do a lot of blog tours, I’m very curious about this circus-centric story. Look for my tour stop in February. Thank you Entangled Teen!
Finally, a very sad story. I have been eyeing The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander, and when it popped up on NetGalley I immediately requested it. But I’ve never had this problem before: the formatting was so bad that I couldn’t comfortably read it. Every page had whole lines of words strung together without spaces between them. I thought it was just a glitch, but I kept scrolling through the book and this odd formatting was on just about every page. My poor eyes just didn’t want to try to untangle those long strings of words, so I sent feedback to the publisher (Tor.com) about the issue, apologizing that I wouldn’t be reviewing the book. Has that ever happened to anyone?