Mogsy’s Book Haul

This fortnight’s haul features a pretty eclectic mix, starting with the physical pile:

House of the Rising Sun – I remember the ARC of this book catching my eye a few times, but it just always seemed to pass me by. I’m actually kinda glad this one showed up unsolicited from Orbit because I’ll definitely check it out now.

Dark Eden – really looking forward to this! Won my copy from a giveaway and I’ve been seeing some excellent reviews of it around. The cover also has this really cool holograph chrome-y effect, it’s pretty spiffy.

Earth Girl – requested after receiving the sequel Earth Star a couple weeks ago, because I’ve heard amazing things about these two books and figured I should start from the beginning. The YA fiction I’ve read from Pyr have all been fantastic and unique, setting itself apart from the mainstream — which is exactly what I need right now. I’m reading this at the moment and counting on it to get me out of my YA slump.

The Silk Map – be sure to check out my review of this book that went up earlier this week, and enter the giveaway! My thanks to Pyr again.

The Voices – received for review from Pan Macmillan. It sounds like it involves a haunted house, with strange knocking sounds and voices coming out of a baby monitor etc. Just all around creepiness. I’ll be reading this one the next time I’m in the mood for a horror novel.

The Tough Guide of Fantasyland – you’ve probably noticed the new Tough Traveling feature around here on Thursdays, and this is the book that inspired it. Nathan’s right — somebody at the publisher is probably scratching their head at the uptick of sales on this book as of late, because I know for a fact I’m not the only one who has picked it up since these posts!

The digital pile…

Aftermath – in my last book haul I mentioned I picked up the audiobook of The Remaining. I ended up listening to it all in a single day last week while carrying out an epic day of spring cleaning. Afterwards I went and grabbed the sequel because I had such a good time with the first book and all of these books are only like $2-4 each!

Neverland’s Library – I don’t often do anthologies, but have you seen the author list? Mark Lawrence, R.S. Belcher, Marie Brennan, Teresa Frohock, Brian Staveley, Miles Cameron, J.M. Martin, Mercedes M. Yardley, Jeff Salyards and a whole lot more but I’m going to run out of room if I list them all. This book began as a crowd funded project but is now being released by the awesome Ragnarok Publications. It’s a HUGE collection and just for $5 too, I had to grab this.

No Return – this has been on my wishlist for a while! Bought it earlier this week when it was a Kindle daily deal and went for the audiobook with the Whispersync bundle discount too. Can’t wait to read/listen.

The Shadow Master – clearly, my self-imposed ban from Netgalley has not been going so well. Blame Angry Robot for publishing such amazing looking books. I really tried, but in the end I just couldn’t resist requesting this one.

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