Mogsy’s Book Haul
My library saw some interesting new arrivals in the last couple weeks, as usual starting with the physical pile:
The Girl with All the Gifts – my excitement to read this book has grown by leaps and bounds ever since it first piqued my interest. Finding out that it’s a straight-up horror only made me want to read it more. My thanks to Orbit for the review copy, The Girl with All the Gifts is on my high-priority list.
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 – these volumes have been published annually since the 1960s, reprinting the winning and nominated stories in the Nebula Awards as voted on by the members of the SFWA. I’m so out of the loop when it comes to short stories, it’s nice to have this anthology to know which ones have been getting all the buzz and attention lately at the Nebulas. My thanks to Pyr.
Resurrection – another title from Pyr, Resurrection is the third installment of the young adult Blood of the Lamb trilogy, which I knew very little about when I first received this book. It looks quite interesting, so I might look into starting with the first book!
Shattering the Ley – this one has been on my highly anticipated list for a while! Already I have seen comparisons to Rothfuss and Sanderson’s Mistborn, and while I’ll withhold judgment on that until I read it for myself, I gotta admit it does give me a little thrill to hear that. With thanks to DAW.
Prince of Fools – since I’m writing up this post earlier in the week, by the time you are reading this sentence I hope to be already well into this book! Very excited to read this bad boy! With thanks to Ace Books.
Half A King – fortune smiled upon me this month and I was able to score an ARC of Half A King from the Early Reviewers program from LibraryThing. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews for this book already, it’s gonna be hell holding off for a few more weeks to nom nom nom this!
And the new additions to the digital library:
The Line – Audible did a really cool sale last week featuring great books that are “flying under the radar” and after seeing Tammy from Books Bones & Buffy rave about this and talk about how much she’s looking forward to the sequel, I snatched this audiobook up for just a few bucks!
Monument 14 – something that caught my eye last week when I saw a link to it from Twitter. Short YA novel, looked interesting, and the ebook and audiobook bundle was a great deal. Sold!
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade – I’ve wanted to read this one for a while, it just hasn’t been released stateside yet. But strangely enough, the audiobook version was available at Audible US. Last I saw, it wasn’t supposed to be available until next year, and I don’t know if it’s a mistake or they just decided to release the audio version early, but it made no difference to me — I had a coupon burning in my pocket and grabbed this one while I could.
All Those Vanished Engines – I’ve been doing pretty well keeping my NetGalley pile in check and also managed to chisel it down some this month, so I accepted this widget from Tor which I thought looked worth checking out.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow – my first eARC from Penguin’s First to Read program. I’m very wary about cyberpunk these days; it’s a subgenre that can be hit or miss with me, but I’m totally willing and eager to give this a shot!