Mogsy’s Book Haul
Another week, another great haul of books. This time, it’s mostly review copies from publishers. I’ve curtailed my book buying in the last half of November, with NaNoWriMo winding down and I really had to put most of my efforts into writing and not book shopping. Right.
Something More Than Night – courtesy of Tor Books, I’ve been looking forward to reading this for a while, ever since finding out author Ian Tregillis has been working on a noir detective style novel featuring angels. I’ve enjoyed his books in the Milkweed Triptych and so far this one is proving just as innovative and imaginative.
Banished – earlier this month folks who went to World Fantasy Convention in Brighton showed off their ARCs of this gorgeous book by Liz de Jager. No, I wasn’t lucky enough to be there, but Tor UK sent this one over to my delight, because I can never resist a paranormal story about the Fae.
The Doctor and the Dinosaurs – doesn’t that just sounds like a boatload of fun? A finished copy sent over from Pyr, I’m still really excited about giving this one a look.
A Darkling Sea – I had plans to pick up this one at release early next year, but fortune smiled upon me and I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy from a giveaway held by the publisher. Very excited to read this one, too.
The Cure – a sci-fi technothriller courtesy of Forge Books; not my usual type of read, but it was a blast nonetheless. I love it when books like this shake up my reading list, and this particular one had a twist that totally floored me. You can actually check out my review here!
Lost Covenant – I caught up with book two of the Widdershins Adventures series just to prep myself for this one! False Covenant was so good, I can’t wait to start this one, with much thanks to Pyr Books.
And now on to the digital pile, because there will always be an ebook deal or two I can’t say no to:
Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu – inaugural title from Ragnarok Publications for review, and I’m so happy to be offered the chance to review it. These good folks also had a Kickstarter for their Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters anthology recently, which was the only anthology (I usually go for the full-length novel projects) I’ve ever backed on there because it just looked too damn cool to pass up.
Poison Dance – earlier this month, while browsing other blogs checking out their Waiting on Wednesday selections, I came across one featuring Livia Blacburne’s Midnight Thief. It looked so awesome I had to add it to my to-read list on Goodreads as well, and shortly thereafter I was contacted by the author wondering if I would be interested in reviewing this prequel novella. Heck yes!
Falling Kingdoms – a Kindle Daily Deal (I can never go two weeks without falling prey to at least one of those) probably because the second book is coming out very soon, and I’ve had this YA title on my to-read list for a while, so it was a no-brainer.
The Burning Sky – Another YA title that I’ve been ogling for a while, so when it was a Kindle Daily Deal I jumped on it and snagged it. Seems to be a pattern with me.
Planesrunner – after a much impassioned conversation with other bloggers about upcoming Jo Fletcher titles, I ended my next book browsing session with this one in my shopping cart. Empress of the Sun is due to be released in early 2014, so I had best catch up with the first two installments starting with Planesrunner. I’ve heard great things!