Mogsy’s Book Haul
Thank goodness the influx of incredible ebook deals seems to have tapered off, or else I don’t know how much more my TBR pile can take. After the explosion of my last Book Haul, I promised I would show more restraint…still, there were one or two good deals that I couldn’t resist. But more on that later; for this time, most of my new arrivals are from the wonderful publishers I’ve gotten in touch with, and you should really check out their books! Here are this fortnight’s epic book loots, the physical pile first:
The Rift Walker and The Kingmakers – after I reviewed The Greyfriar, Pyr sent over the next two books in the Vampire Empire trilogy, which was swell because I’m loving this series! You can already read my review for The Rift Walker, because I couldn’t wait one more second to devour it.
Thief’s Covenant – also sent was something to whet my appetite for YA fantasy fiction. A very fun novel about a thief named Widdershins, and I’ve just finished reading this one, actually. Keep an eye out for my review, coming soon!
A Guile of Dragons – described as darkly humorous, I was told this one’s actually the first book of a prequel trilogy to Enge’s Morlock Ambrosius books. Sounds like something right up my alley, I can’t wait to get to this.
Mayhem – I recently got in touch with Jo Fletcher Books, the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror imprint of Quercus. They may be new-ish, but already JFB has published a lot of great titles. Mayhem was one I’d wanted to read for a while, and I was not disappointed. Easily one of the best, most exceptional books I’ve read this year.
Autumn Bones – huge fan of Jacqueline Carey here, and her Kushiel trilogy featuring Phedre will forever and ever be a favorite of mine. So I was intrigued when I got word she would be writing an Urban Fantasy series called Agent of Hel. I found I very much enjoyed the first book Dark Currents, and Autumn Bones is the second book Roc sent my way. This one is going to be fun, I can tell!
23 Years on Fire – an unsolicited arrival and an unexpectedly pleasant surprise! Out of curiosity, I’d picked it up to read the first few chapters and ended up finishing it soon after that. I haven’t read enough military sci-fi to know how I feel about the genre yet, but this book makes me optimistic. Review will be coming up in a few days, so look out for that.
The digital pile:
Pantomime – I really wanted to get this book when Strange Chemistry discounted a bunch of their ebooks for their first birthday celebration last month, but for some reason this title was the only one not showing up on Amazon with the sale price. It finally did, and you can bet I jumped on it! It’s still for $1.99 as far as I know, but grab it quick, because I don’t know for how much longer!
Infinity Blade: Redemption – who am I kidding, how can I ever turn down anything Brandon Sanderson does, even when it’s a novella based on an iOS game I’ve never played? I’ve read the first one (Infinity Blade: Awakening) after all, and with this for $2.99, heck yeah I’ll bite.
Ancillary Justice – been seeing a lot of good stuff about this book already, and I have a feeling this one is going to be BIG. So when I saw it up on NetGalley, I couldn’t help myself.
Ex-Purgatory – also couldn’t help myself. Loved the first three books of the Ex-Heroes series by Peter Clines and I’m sure I’m gonna love reviewing this fourth book as well.