Mogsy’s Book Haul
Quite a few acquisitions this week, so I figure why wait the usual fortnight to squee over new books? And believe me when I say there is never, ever a wrong time for new-book-squeeing. Since my last book haul post, I’ve even managed to take advantage of a few ebook deals. Very excited to read all of these, and perhaps you’ll find some new books you’re interested in too.
What’s shown up in my mailbox this week:
Hollow World – the pledge level rewards from the Kickstarter campaign for this book have been rolling in for the last several months. The ebook version was sent to me at the end of July, and about a month and a half later, here was the hardcover. Haven’t written the review for this yet since the wide release isn’t happening until next spring, but I can’t wait until then so all my friends can also experience this awesome book.
The Scroll of Years – for review. Pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this one. Great world, great characters, and written in a beautiful style which really needs to be taken in slowly and savored. It definitely deserves a lot more attention! Keep an eye out for my review in a few days.
The Doctor and the Dinosaurs – for review. Please, just look at that title. And that cover. Everything about this book just screams awesome. I have a feeling reading this is going to be a blast.
Twelve – after hearing me gush about Sarah Pinborough’s Mayhem and how much I love historical horror fantasy, a reader asked if I’d heard of Jasper Kent’s The Danilov Quintet. I had not, and so I wrote an email to Pyr inquiring about it. A horror spin on vampires during the Napoleonic conflict in Russia? What do you know, that does sound right up my alley. Twelve is the first book of the series.
Your Brother’s Blood – for review from Jo Fletcher Books, this one was described to me as a “zombie western”. Enough said.
The Deaths of Tao – the sequel to Wesley Chu’s humorous alien spy action thriller novel The Lives of Tao, and I am so looking forward to reading this ARC later this month!
Seven Forges – been hearing a lot of buzz about this book, so I didn’t wait to jump into it as soon as the ARC arrived from Angry Robot. At first, I wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about, but after the uncertain start, the plot pretty much exploded and I was completely hooked! If interested, you can already read my full review, which went up yesterday.
Nightlife – a review request which I’m really interested in checking out. The story combining a mix of urban fantasy and horror is already calling to me.
Etiquette and Espionage – was able to snag this as a Kindle daily deal earlier this week. I’ve enjoyed the first book of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate, enough to make me curious about her new Young Adult steampunk series.
The First Pillar – another YA sci-fi/fantasy title that caught my eye, and I couldn’t say no, not for the price of a buck.
The Remaining – a friend of mine is listening to this series on audiobook, and he’s loving it. A recommendation from him means a lot to me, and so for $2.99 I picked this up. I’m always open to new zombie books, in any case.
Cryonic – speaking of zombie novels, the Kindle version of this is on sale for the month. It had been on my to-read list, so I considered that a stroke of luck. More zombie goodness!