Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: Book Haul, Backlist, What I’ve Read
Another busy fortnight for new books, and I’ve been naughty on NetGalley by requesting three new titles — that’s a lot for me, considering I still have a couple from last month to read:
Received for Review
Day Four by Sarah Lotz – Physical ARC, with thanks to Little, Brown and Company. Another highly anticipated book of 2015! This is the follow up to The Three, which if you recall was a favorite of mine last year.
Oathkeeper by J.F. Lewis – Physical ARC, with thanks to Pyr. This title was completely new to me, though when it came I looked it up and saw that it is a sequel to another ARC that I have (Grudgekeeper) so it is most definitely going on the considering list.
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu – Review copy, with thanks to Saga Press. Simon and Schuster’s new SFF imprint seems to be off to a running start with some great titles, and not least of all is this first full-length novel by Ken Liu that I can’t wait to dive into.
Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove – Review copy, with thanks to Penguin. This was an unexpected arrival, and though I like alternate history, I’m not sure if Harry Turtledove is my style. Still, it’s going onto the seriously-considering pile.
Emissary by Betsy Dornbusch – Review copy, with thanks to Night Shade Books. Another unexpected arrival, and I’m not sure if I’ll get to this one since it’s a sequel to a book I’ve not read yet. As it so happens though, Exile is on my to-read list so this might be good motivation to start it.
Stories of the Raksura Vol. 2 by Martha Wells – Review copy, with thanks to Night Shade Books. I still haven’t started the Raksura books in the actual series yet, but I’m pleased to continue with the short story collections, especially after the good time I had with the first volume.
The Dangerous Type by Loren Rhoads – Review copy, with thanks to Night Shade Books. Very interesting looking novel that seems to be a mix of space opera and military sci-fi.
The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu – From NetGalley, with thanks to Angry Robot. The exciting conclusion to the Tao series, and I’d just like to say I actually finished the book earlier this week, and it’s AWESOME. No question about it, my favorite of the trilogy.
The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray – From NetGalley. with thanks to Angry Robot. This was featured as my Waiting on Wednesday last week, so you know I’m looking forward to it!
Hunt for Valamon by D.K. Mok – From NetGalley, with thanks to Spence City Books. This was recommended to me by a friend on Twitter, and I’m glad he did. A superb mix of epic fantasy and light humor.
Back to the Backlist
Here’s what’s on tap from the backlist bar this week:
My Real Children by Jo Walton – I think it’s high time I read something by the renowned Ms. Walton. My Real Children has been on my to-read list January 11, 2014 according to Goodreads. Enough waiting.
What I’ve Read Since the Last Update
In the last two weeks, I managed to complete several review books as well as many books in my personal TBR — including a bunch of YA titles thanks to the wonderful audiobook collection at my library. Keep an eye out for my reviews of these books in the coming weeks. You can already read my review for The Dragon Conspiracy and Murder of Crows.