Lootz: Mogsy’s Book Haul

Welcome to this biweekly feature where I showcase all the books I bought/won/received for review in the past fortnight. First, the physical pile:

Book Haul 8

Fiend – Requested from Blogging for Books because I wanted to give their program a try, plus I found out recently that this is a zombie book! I love zombie books, but they tend to be hit or miss with me, so I hope this one will be good.

Silverblind – Last year one of the first books Tor ever sent me unsolicited was Copperhead, and even though it was the second in a series and I hadn’t read Ironskin, I gave it a shot. To my delight, it was pretty enjoyable! This year Tor once again  surprised me when they sent Silverblind, book three. Since I was able to jump on board book two with no problems, I may just check out this follow-up.

Falling Sky – My thanks to Pyr for sending the finished copy of this along, and I’m reminded I should probably read this one soon!

The Free – Two surprises from Orbit Books landed on my doorstep a couple weeks ago, the first being The Free, a title that that had previously escaped my notice until it popped up on NetGalley last month. At the time, I knew too little about the book to put it on my to-read list, but now my interest is piqued and I just might fit it in if I have time.

War Dogs – The second surprise from Orbit, this book might prove to be too “hard sci-fi” for me, but I’ve never read Greg Bear and I’ve always been curious. We actually own a boatload of Bear’s books because my husband was apparently quite a fan of his before we got married, and I know he’s already eyeing my ARC.


Here’s also something different this week that I want to feature. Obviously I’m a avid reader, but I’m also an artist and a gamer, so it probably won’t be a surprise to know I’m a collector of art books, especially from video games. My friend Brian sent me these beauties that he was originally going to toss or bring to the used bookstore, and I was more than happy to take them in and give them a good home! I have played/do play Warcraft and World of Warcraft, and I have to say the art team at Blizzard are always phenomenal.

Not too much to see in the digital pile this week, because I didn’t request or buy anything. The NetGalley TBR is starting to grow out of hand again and let’s face it, it’s not even October but I’ve already put together my reading list for the month and I’d be lucky to get through it as it is. But I did finally get approved for this one book:

Broken Monsters

Broken Monsters – after sitting as “pending” for weeks, my request finally got approved one day before the book’s release date, but Mulholland also gave me auto-approval! I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, so I’m excited – and I think it will be a great horror/suspense book to read closer to Halloween.

18 Comments on “Lootz: Mogsy’s Book Haul”

  1. I’m glad you’re trying Blogging for Books. I’m on my second book. Their selection isn’t always the best, but they do get new books regularly so it seems there will always be something I want to read. I’m writing my review of Falling Sky today and I may read Broken Monsters very soon. Awesome lootz Mogsie!


    • Honestly part of the reason I’ve waited so long to try BfB is that I keep winning the Crown Publishing books I want from LibraryThing, lol! One day I just said, ah, hell with it, let’s give it a shot and Fiend was one from a while ago I missed but have recently gotten my attention.

      Looking forward to your review of Falling Sky!


    • Awesome to hear! The book isn’t as hefty as I expected from the description of an epic fantasy, I look forward to reading it next month and your comment is very encouraging.


  2. The Ironskin series are all companion novels so you’ll have no trouble jumping in to Silverblind (I loved it!) but perhaps you’ll go back and read Jane’s story at some point too 😉


  3. I gotta say I’m pretty intrigued by Silverblind! My favourite part of A Natural History of Dragons was Isabella’s field work, and it seems like that’s a prominent element in Silverblind. Plus those covers…they call to me!


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