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Book Review Giveaway! It’s the Last One of 2014

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It’s the last of my Book Review Giveaways this year, and I’m celebrating by selecting TWO WINNERS this time! Below are the books I read and reviewed in October and November, and two randomly selected winners will get to choose one! The giveaway is international, provided The Book Depository ships to your country.

Congratulations to September’s winner…
Freda Mans,
who selected Station Eleven (awesome choice!)

I read some great books in the past two months, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. I guess Endsinger would be my favorite, with Annihilation, Into Darkness, and The Boy Who Drew Monsters following closely behind. Click on the titles to read my reviews:

five stars

Endsinger by Jay Kristoff

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Into Darkness by J.T. Geissinger

four and a half

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini

The Shotgun Arcana by R.S. Belcher

Premonitions by Jamie Schultz

three and a half

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

three stars

Sublime by Christina Lauren

Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne

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A Big, Bold Series Ending: INTO DARKNESS (Night Prowler #6) by J.T, Geissinger – Review

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Into Darkness (Night Prowler #6) by J.T. Geissinger
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release date: October 21 2014
Source: eARC via NetGalley
Pages: 400

five stars

Wow, what a ride it’s been…a six book, two-year wild ride full of big, bold characters, sizzling sexytimes, and first-rate world-building. It’s rare that I ever make it through an entire series these days, and even rarer when the series is six books long. But I’m so happy I’ve stuck with Geissinger’s Night Prowler books, because I’ve enjoyed every one immensely. This is one series that could go on and on, in my humble opinion, because even in this last book I could see plot threads that begged to be expanded upon. But all good things must come to an end, yes? And no matter how much Geissinger must love her characters, I’m sure she’s ready to move on as well.

One big difference with this book is that I wouldn’t recommend reading it as a stand-alone. The previous five books worked well in that respect, because they each encapsulated their own plots and characters. But this time around, you will get more out of Into Darkness if you read the previous five books first.

I know how difficult it can be to read a review of the last book in a series, especially if you haven’t started that series. Will there be spoilers? Will the review make any sense if you aren’t already invested in the characters and world-building? Will you even read this review? I personally tend to skip reviews like this one, for all the above reasons, and so this time around, I’m leaving out spoilers for those of you who may want to start this series, but don’t want lots of plot details. Instead, I’m giving you my top ten reasons I loved Into Darkness, and some reasons in general that you should read the Night Prowler books:

1. Geissinger brings back all the characters from her previous books. This book was, in many ways, like a family reunion. Each couple (remember, these are romances, people!) from each book makes an appearance, and I can’t tell you how much fun I had reacquainting myself with them!

2. We get to see “what happens next” after Darkness Bound‘s startling events. At the time I wouldn’t have called those events “cliff-hangers,” but reading more about them made me jump up and down with glee!

3. Sisters! In this book, we meet twin sisters Lumina and Honor, who were separated as babies and are now reunited for the first time in twenty-four years. Can I just say, this may be my very favorite “sister” relationship ever? These two girls have some baggage to get past before they can really get to know each other, and each time they are in the same scene, the story leaps off the page. And for the first time during this series, I’ve actually enjoyed a sibling relationship more than the romantic one.

4. The Ikati. I’ve grown to love this race of shape-shifters more and more as the series has progressed, and Geissinger makes me love them even more in her final book. They are a race of great power and beauty, but they are also hunted and must stay hidden if they are to survive.

5. The Ikati’s gifts. Each Ikati has special gifts that add to the strength of the group, and in Into Darkness, Geissinger really steps up her game and gives her characters some very unique and cool gifts. Color me jealous! I would love to be able to turn solid matter into dust like Magnus, or foretell the future in my dreams like Demetrius.

6. Into Darkness takes place in the future. I was pleasantly surprised to find out this is more of a post apocalyptic story that I expected, but by setting her story in the future, Geissinger is able to not only show the horrible effects of a certain event from the past, but also to give her characters more devastating problems to overcome.

7. Dragons! I don’t want to spoil the actual reason for dragons being part of the series, but let’s just say I was surprised and delighted by the unexpected way that the author uses dragons, especially in this book.

8. A fast-paced plot that is perfectly balanced with quieter, more emotional moments. You may not equate “romance” with “fast-paced plot,” but let me tell you, Geissinger is a master at pacing, and she really does know how to strike a satisfying balance between action and romance.

9. The relationships. I already mentioned how wonderful the relationship is between sisters Lumina and Honor, but there are other emotional and heartwarming bonds as well, like the one between Lumina and her father. Yes, the romance between Lumina and Magnus is hot, but this time around, I was more interested in the other relationships.

10. Happy endings! I don’t think it’s a spoiler to reveal that all ends well at the end of Into Darkness. After all, this is a romance at heart, where such things as happy endings are expected. (And for those of you with smut on your minds, this book has a satisfying amount of that type of happy ending as well!)

And so I bid a fond “farewell” to the Night Prowler series. I can’t wait to see what J.T. has in store for us next! I, for one, will be the first in line. Now please excuse me while I go cry in the corner…

Big thanks to Montlake Romance for supplying a review copy.

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What’s On My Plate – October 2014

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Welcome to What’s On My Plate, my monthly post where I attempt to organize my review books for the coming month, as I try desperately to read them on time. What usually happens is that I bite off way more than I can chew (although in the next few months I should be able to catch up—I hope!) and only get about halfway through my pile. But hey, that’s life! I try my best, and sometimes I have more time to read, and sometimes I have less. Here’s what I would like to read this month:

For Review:

Premonitions by Jamie Schultz. Urban fantasy and heist story all rolled into one!

The Wilds by Julia Elliott. Weird short stories. One commenter on this blog told me if I could get past the first story, I would enjoy the rest. I accept your challenge!

Sublime by Christina Lauren. A gorgeous cover, a ghost story, I’m looking forward to this YA story.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. I’m frustrated that there isn’t a Kindle download for this e-ARC (NetGalley, what are you thinking???), and I am still debating whether or not I want to wrestle with my Nook or not, but I really do want to read the book…

Into Darkness by J.T. Giessinger. Just hell yeah!! Can’t wait.

Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge. More urban fantasy, this time with werewolves.

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini. I’m curious to see how the author handles superheroes.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue. Picador sent me an unsolicited ARC a few months ago, and I just received a lovely finished copy in the mail from them this past week! So I want to make sure I review this one. (And I’ll most likely give away one of my copies).

Author Guest Post:

Bone, Fog Ash & Star

I don’t really do author “blasts” or “blitzes” anymore, especially since I’ve pretty much given up on indie books. But Catherine Egan convinced me (and she didn’t even have to try very hard!) to be part of her blog tour for the last book in her Tian Di trilogy called Bone, Fog, Ash & Star. Why, you wonder? Well, Catherine has sent me a guest post about Mayor Wilkins from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and as unconventional as that sounds, I couldn’t resist! Stop back here on October 16th to read her post, and you can also enter to win a set of her books!


September Book Review Giveaway. Although I only managed to write six reviews in September, I read some pretty awesome books, one of which will definitely be in my year-end top ten. Stop back on October 10th to enter!

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. I love this giveaway hop, and this year there are a crazy amount of bloggers participating. You can still add your link to the lineup if you’re interested. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll be giving away, but it will be horrific for sure:-)

That’s my extremely full month! What are you planning to read this month?


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Tammy’s Top Ten Books on My Fall 2014 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers are given a theme each week to write a top ten list about. I love these seasonal top tens, where we get to highlight our top ten books for the coming few months. For my purposes here, I am using the definition of “fall” as books that are being released in September, October or November. Many of these I have already talked about, but I want to highlight them all at the same time, so here we go: in order of release date, my Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR (click on the titles to go to Goodreads):

1. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. Released on September 9th. I may be reading this by the time this post comes out! I’m so freaking excited about this book, I haven’t heard a single negative thing about it:-)

2. The Shotgun Arcana by R.S. Belcher. Releases October 7th. I also have a copy of this book from Tor, I’m looking forward to continuing the second book in Belcher’s western fantasy series.

3. The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman. Releases on October 7th. This vampire story has been getting lots of positive buzz, and since I’m all about positive buzz, of course I’m going to check it out!

4. The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. Releases October 14th. I have an eARC of this book, which I hope to start very soon.

5. The Wilds by Julia Elliott. Releases October 14th. I’ve heard great things about this quirky short story collection. I’m always on the lookout for brilliant short stories, so I’m hoping this will fit the bill.

6. Sublime by Christina Lauren. Releases on October 14. I snagged a copy of the ARC at Comic Con, and I’m super excited to read this ghost story. And it’s one of my favorite covers this year!

7. Into Darkness by J.T. Geissinger. Releases on October 21. This is the sixth and last book in an amazing series, and I’m going to be sad when I turn that last page!

8. Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge. Releases on October 28. This is the first in a new urban fantasy series, and I’m excited to have an eARC to read next month!

9. Revival by Stephen King. Releases November 11. I chose to show the UK cover rather than the US one, because this one is so much better. In any case, new Stephen King, yay!

10. Endsinger by Jay Kristoff. Releases November 25. Last but certainly not least, I am beyond excited to read the last in Jay’s wonderful, bloody and beautiful Japanese steampunk series.

Are you excited about any of these books? I’d love to read your Top Ten list as well!


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Over-Booked (8) – A Book Haul Post

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Welcome to Over-Booked, my book haul post where I link up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Head on over to link up your own book haul post, or jump around and see what everyone’s got!  I have a smallish haul this week, which is good after my Comic Con haul last week, and I’m very excited about these books:

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The Golden City and The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney. I was so excited when I found out I had won these beauties from The Bibliosanctum! This is one series I’ve heard nothing but good things about, and I’m anxious to start reading them. Thanks, Mogsy and Wendy!

Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone. I loved this third entry in Max’s series, and Tor was kind enough to send me a finished hardcover. Thanks Tor!

The Apex Book of World SF3 edited by Lavie Tidhar. I’ll be reading this anthology this month. Apex has never let me down, and I’m excited to read some diverse stories from all over the world. Thanks Apex!

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I don’t usually read middle grade, but this looks like fun, and it’s pretty short. Thank you, Scholastic Press!

Edelweiss/NetGalley review titles:

Into Darkness (Night Prowler #6) by J.T. Geissinger. If you’ve been reading this blog at all, you know I’m one of J.T.’s biggest fans. This is the final book in her Night Prowler series—boo!! I know the author is probably ready to move on to something else, but I’m not! Big thanks to Montlake Press.

Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge. Right after I featured this book on Waiting on Wednesday, I realized it was an Edelweiss title, and I was thrilled to be quickly approved. Thank you Harper Voyager!

Indie review titles:


Rewinder by Brett Battles. Yeah, I know. I don’t review indies any more. But Brett and I, well, we go waaay back. And when he told me his latest is a suspense/time travel story, of course I said I would read it! I love his books, and he’s one indie writer that really knows how to do things right. I mean, check out the cover! It looks professional, right? (And it is. He does everything professionally.) I may not be able to squeeze this in this month, but next month for sure. Thanks Brett:-) And put this up on Goodreads, will ya?

That’s it for me. Let me know what goodies you acquired this week!


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Book Review Giveaway! Win a Book I Reviewed in June


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I wanted to give a little more love to the books I read each month, so I started this monthly giveaway where you can enter to win one of the books I reviewed the previous month. I only reviewed seven books in June, but some of them were amazing. It’s quite a broad selection this month, so there’s something for everyone! The giveaway is international, provided The Book Depository ships to your country, and it ends July 31st. You can help spread the word (and get more entries!) by posting the giveaway button on your blog (if you’re a blogger).

My favorite book of June? The Girl with All the Gifts. But you may select any of these seven books if you win. Click on the titles below to read my reviews!

five stars
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

five stars
Darkness Bound by J.T. Geissinger

four and a half
The Merciless
by Danielle Vega

four and a half
The Savages
by Matt Whyman

four stars
Deadly Curiosities
by Gail Z. Martin

four stars
The Source
by J.D. Horn

three and a half
Dark Metropolis
by Jaclyn Dolamore

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Sexy & Thrilling: DARKNESS BOUND by J.T. Geissinger – Review

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Darkness Bound (Night Prowler #5) by J.T. Geissinger
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release date: June 24 2014
Source: ARC from publisher
Pages:  432

five stars

The nitty-gritty: Another well-rounded entry into this fantastic series, with Geissinger’s trademark combination of sex, thrills, danger and heartbreak.

The air was warm and humid, redolent with the sweet perfume of flowers, heavy with clouds. The dragon sliced through them as neatly as a scythe. She climbed higher, breaking free of the clouds, then tipped to the left, following an updraft of heated wind. The earth below peeked through in patches of glistening emerald through the fluffy cloudscape. The horizon was aflame with the rising sun, bleeding scarlet into infinity.

Jack wanted to cry at the beauty of it. Instead she laughed, and screamed with exhilaration. The dragon turned back to look at her—grinning, its muzzle and lashes beaded with moisture—then surged forward with a powerful thrust of its wings and climbed higher still, until the air was so think it was hard to breathe.

I don’t think it would be a spoiler to tell you that yes, there is indeed a dragon in Darkness Bound. But it’s not what you think. Or who you think. (That is if you’re unfamiliar with this series. If you’ve read Geissinger’s other books, you probably know what I’m talking about.) Geissinger never fails to amaze me with her storytelling prowess, world-building and her deeply wrought characters. What they say is true: the more you write (or you can substitute “write” for whatever it is you love to do), the better you get. This is book five in her Night Prowler series, and simply put, I never want this series to end. When I finished Edge of Darkness, I was sure she wouldn’t be able to top herself. But she has. Darkness Bound puts a new spin on relationships (and if you’re a fan already, you know this series has seen some really unique ones!) and brings our friends the Ikati closer and closer to danger.

I usually say in my reviews that each of these novels can be read as a stand-alone, so if you’re new to the series, you can easily pick up the story without too much trouble. And I’m saying that again, although I am also begging you to start at the beginning, because there are certain characters and plot threads that do continue from one book to the next, and your enjoyment will be enhanced by reading the series in order. Each book focuses on a different couple—keep in mind that these are romance novels, and yes there is a lot of romance!—one person is usually introduced in the previous book and then takes center stage in the present story, and the other is usually an outsider whom we haven’t yet met.

This time around the outsider is a human, a gritty reporter named Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan who has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize with her fervently written editorial in the New York Times decrying the existence of the Ikati, a group of shape-shifting creatures who have wreaked havoc on humans. Jack’s passionate hatred of the Ikati has gotten the attention of Alejandro, the Alpha male of an Ikati colony that is currently living in the Brazilian rain forests.  Alejandro’s plan is to bring Jack to live with the colony—by force, if necessary—in order to sway her opinion and get her to retract her hateful rant.

But Alejandro’s plan backfires in a big way, as soon as Jack arrives in Brazil. An Ikati male named Hawk has been assigned to watch over Jack during her stay, and Hawk is less than thrilled with that idea. And there’s danger brewing. Several enemies are out to either destroy or capture the Queen of the Ikati, and they’re all headed to Brazil on a deadly collision course. With their very way of life hanging in the balance, the Ikati must work together to protect themselves.

Let’s talk about the romance first. The first thing you should know is that if you are about to stop reading this review because eewww romance, Geissinger’s books are loaded with everything that makes a great story: a fantastic fantasy world, deeply developed characters, exciting action scenes, humor and nasty bad guys, all tied together with really good writing. And then there are the sexy times. And boy, are they hot, people! Having read her four previous books, I knew the sex scenes were coming, and yet she made me blush anyway. If I had to complain about anything with this series, it would be that the romance is a wee bit over the top (Hawk is about as alpha male as they come, Jack is about as stubborn but beautiful as they come, and together they practically split atoms with their love-making), but hey, it’s romance. And every other element makes up for the romantic stereotypes. What Geissinger does differently this time is throw in a couple of I-didn’t-see-that-coming twists into their relationship that make the romance feel fresh. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that Hawk is a gorgeous stud with a vulnerable side that will make everyone fall in love with him.

Geissinger brings the Brazilian rain forest to vivid life with her descriptions of the towering trees and unusual wildlife, and I thought it was a perfect setting for this story. Add to that the Ikati themselves, who are shape-shifters that can turn into black panthers, and the rain forest becomes a highly dangerous place to be. She contrasts this with several scenes that are set in Jack’s hometown of New York City, although I much preferred the parts set in Brazil.

The author also throws in a bit of social commentary about racism and accepting those who are different, when Hawk calls Jack a “bigot” for her unfounded hatred of the Ikati. There are some lessons imparted in Darkness Bound, including a subtle story angle about the decline of the rain forests, but the stars of this tale are definitely the complicated characters, who are simply trying to survive in a world full of hatred.

If you are looking to invest in a series with just about everything there is to love about paranormal romance, then this series is for you. I’m beyond excited that book #6, Into Darkness, will be released this October. Highly recommended. Big thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copy. The above quote is taken from an uncorrected proof and may differ in the final version.

J.T. Geissinger photoJ.T. Geissinger is an award-winning author of paranormal and contemporary romance featuring dark and twisted plots, kick-ass heroines, and alpha heroes whose hearts are even bigger than their muscles. Her debut fantasy romance Shadow’s Edge was a #1 bestseller on Amazon US and UK and won the Prism award for Best First Book. Her follow-up novel, Edge of Oblivion, was a RITA Award finalist for Paranormal Romance from the Romance Writers of America, and she has been nominated for numerous awards for her work.

She resides in Los Angeles with her husband.

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What’s On My Plate – June 2014

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Can you believe it’s June already?? Summer is here, although truthfully it’s felt like high summer here in Southern California for months now. I seem to have bit off more than I can chew (keeping with the plate metaphor) this month, but I’m going to try to get to as many of these review titles as I can:

For Review:

The Merciless by Danielle Vega. Just started this and I’m already hooked!

The Source by J.D. Horn. Book Two in his series and one of my “must read” titles this month.

Hexed by Michelle Krys. I’m slightly worried by some negative reviews that have popped up, but I’m still looking forward to it.

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon.

Paranoia by J.R. Johannson. Another book two in a series, I really enjoyed the first book.

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn. Super excited to get to this! It’s got some excellent early reviews.

Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica. I haven’t heard much about this title, but I do love the cover!

Darkness Bound by J.T. Geissinger. Oh yeah, this one might be next…

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. Here’s another one that’s a “must read.” Even though I’ve seen some mixed reviews—from bloggers who DNF’d it to rave reviews—I know this is my kind of book.

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis. Here’s another book that’s got some great reviews.

Blog Tours:

The Savages by Matt Whyman. I just finished this and boy or boy, was it a hoot! It was such a well written, well crafted story, and I inhaled it. My tour stop is next Sunday June 8th. I believe this has been out since March, and the sequel is coming out this week (American Savage). I will be picking that one up as soon as possible!

Dark Metropolis  by Jaclyn Dolamore. This story is set in the 1930s, a magical 1930s. My tour stop is June 12th.

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin. I’ve read this already and really enjoyed it. I’ll have a review of the book up shortly, and near the end of the month I’m interviewing Gail.

All three blog tours come with giveaways, so make sure to check back right here!


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In addition to the giveaways for each of the blog tours, I’ll be doing my usual Book Review Giveaway, beginning on June 5th. I skipped last month because I didn’t get enough reviews posted to justify the giveaway, so I’m combining April and May this time around. Stop back on the 5th to see the list of books I reviewed, and enter to win your choice of one of them. International, as usual:-)

Next month I’m participating in Xpresso Reads Cover Madness Giveaway Hop, and you can still sign up to participate, so head on over to Giselle and Jenni’s place and sign up if you haven’t already.

So, I’m aiming to read at least eight books this month, which is something I used to do, no problem, but has become nearly impossible since I started working full-time. I shall attempt it again, however! I hope you all have a wonderful month full of bookish goodness. Let me know what you’re up to as well!


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Over-Booked (1) A Book Haul Post

Over booked banner copyFirst of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom blogger friends! I’m revamping some stuff here on Books, Bones & Buffy, and one of those things is my new book haul post, which will now be called Over-Booked. I’ll be linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll link up your book haul posts in the comments so I can visit you as well.

A small week for me, book-wise, but I’m super excited about each of these books. With my new full-time work schedule, I’m still adjusting to a lack of time to work on this blog, but it’s definitely easier than when I first started working a month ago.  Here are the fab books I received for the past two weeks:

In the mail:

I received Darkness Bound by J.T. Geissinger from NetGalley, but a few days ago I got a surprise copy in the mail from Montlake Romance,  the trademark Montlake “coverless” version that they usually send to reviewers. Oh Montlake, if you’re trying to keep the cover under wraps, it’s too late! But thank you, I love having a physical copy, cover or no cover:-)

From NetGalley:

The Source by J.D. Horn. This is book two in J.D.’s Witching Savannah series. I rave about J.D. every chance I get, so if you like southern gothic stories with witches, you’ll love these books. Start with The Line. Thank you 47North!

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I’m so excited that I was approved for this book! I read Livia’s Poison Dance novella and was hooked on her writing and storytelling skills. Thank you Disney-Hyperion!

That’s it for this over-booked girl! What goodies did you get this week?


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Book Bonanza (1) Otherwise Known as Stacking the Shelves

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Welcome to Book Bonanza, my book haul post, where I will be linking up with both Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  I’ve been wanting to link up with Kimba for a while, so this will work out great, I think! For the past two weeks I received a nice mix of physical books and e-books for review, and I bought a few as well. Here’s what I have:

Physical books for review:


Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg. I requested an ARC of this book, but a little too late, and they ran out. But thank you to Tor for sending me a finished copy instead! I can’t wait to read this creepy vampire story.

Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton. Eliza emailed me and offered a copy of her book, and it sounded so good to me, that I accepted.  Thank you Eliza, I can’t wait to read it!

The Savages by Matt Whyman. I’m on the blog tour for this, and I’m pretty excited about it. It sounds hysterical…

The Merciless by Danielle Vega. Funny story. I requested this on Edelweiss and I was turned down. But later a wonderful publicist from Razorbill saw my Waiting on Wednesday post highlighting The Merciless, and she offered to send me an ARC.  Weird, right? I’m not complaining, I am beyond excited to have this ARC in my hands. Not only is this horror, but it’s truly one of the prettiest ARCs I’ve ever seen (I know, you can’t really tell from my crappy photo!)

Thank you Tor, Eliza, Razorbill and Hot Key Books!

From Edelweiss/NetGalley:

Darkness Bound by J.T. Giessinger. Oh you guys, if you know me at all, you know I’m J.T.’s biggest fan. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into her latest. This is Book #5 in the series, by the way.

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis. I’ve read some really great reviews of this book, and I’m looking forward to it.

Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica. Not only do I love this cover immensely, but this fantasy sounds A. Ma. Zing.

Jackaby by William Ritter.  Doctor Who meets Sherlock??? Yes please!

The Wilds by Julia Elliott. This is without a doubt my favorite cover of the bunch. Isn’t this the most awesome cover ever?? This is a debut short story collection, and I’m getting vibes of Kelly Link and Karen Russell from this book.

Big thanks to Montlake Romance, Amulet Books, Tor Books, Algonquin and Tin House Books!


Honor’s Knight and Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach. I have the first book in the series, now they’re all lined up in a row so I can binge read them!

Those are my books, please share your book haul in the comments and leave me a link!


Filed under Book Bonanza, Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post