Mogsy’s Book Haul
The beginning of every month always sees a ton of amazing new releases, so I may have picked up a couple of those this week…and then some. This week also saw more than the arrival of just books though, for my highly-anticipated package filled with The Iron Wolves–related goodies arrived from across the pond! Included in it is this really awesome shirt, a couple of signed photos and a bunch of bookmarks. My thanks to the author, Andy Remic!
The Copper Promise – another lovely from across the pond, this book was on my to-read list for the longest time and I finally got tired of holding my breath for a US release date. Being on the wrong side of the ocean be damned, I just went ahead and bought the book. Book Depository to the rescue! I look forward to tackling this one very soon.
Blood and Iron – this week’s awesome is brought to you by Pyr Books. First up was this copy of Blood and Iron. I’d actually written a review for the ARC which went up earlier in the week, check it out! I like what the story did to set up the series.
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 – up next we have this volume which collects and reprints the winning and nominated stories in the Nebula Awards. I’m not a big reader of anthologies, but I’m definitely not averse to them either. This looks like one that I’d happily dive into.
The Silk Map – this is the sequel to the first book The Scroll of Years featuring the much beloved couple Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, so I was really excited when this one came.
The Leopard – I am so excited about this one! Featured as one of our top anticipated SFF novels of 2014 written by women The Leopard isn’t the first book written in the world of Marakand created by K.V. Johansen, but it is the beginning of a new series and can be enjoyed even if I haven’t read her earlier work. I can’t wait, and just look at that gorgeous cover art. Thanks, Pyr!
Second Star – kicking off the digital pile is this one I requested from NetGalley and I credit Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy for putting Second Star on my radar (she is making a habit of loading books on my TBR!) I’m not generally into contemporary YA, but this is a sort of retelling of the Peter Pan story and I couldn’t resist when I heard. I also heard it boasts a love triangle between Peter, Wendy and Hook and now I’m just too damn curious for my own good.
Omega Days – a review copy of this was actually offered to me, but I’m already quite loaded down for the month. Still, the premise looks really interesting and I’m in the mood for some zombies, so ultimately I decided to just buy this one on my own.
Written in Red – the sequel of this just came out, which was probably the reason for the Kindle price drop! Anne Bishop’s The Others series been recommended to me many times by many people, so I jumped on this as soon as I saw.
The Tropic of Serpents – and now for the new releases, I adored Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons when I read it last year so of course I had to pick up book two. I’m regretting not getting the physical book now though, since if it’s anything like the first book it’ll have some gorgeous illustrations in it as well. Regardless, this is pretty high on my list to read soon.
Words of Radiance – so you might have heard Brandon Sanderson’s Book 2 of The Stormlight Archive was released on Tuesday (Thursday in the UK). I already finished my review copy, but I’m weird in that when it comes to books I love, I enjoy having multiple copies in different formats. So earlier in the week I picked up the audiobook version of this as well and it is brilliant, the narrators did an amazing job. My review of Words of Radiance will be going live tomorrow so be sure to keep an eye out for that.