Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: New Books and What I’ve Been Reading
Bookshelf Roundup is where I talk about the new books I’ve bought or received for review, what I plan to read soon, and what I’ve finished reading recently.
Received for Review
The Great Bazaar/Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett – Print ARC, with thanks to Tachyon Publications. I was really surprised (and delighted) when the publisher emailed me after seeing my review of Brett’s latest Demon Cycle book to tell me about this collection of two novellas set in that world, and they very kindly sent this along in the post for me.
The Venusian Gambit by Michael J. Martinez – Paperback, with thanks to Night Shade Books. This is book three of the Daedalus series and it was an unexpected arrival, but I have plans on reading it as soon as I’m caught up. I’ve only read the first book, but it had some of the most mind-blowing ideas I’ve ever read.
Faces by E.C. Blake – Print ARC, with thanks to DAW/Penguin. I think I would have ended up requesting this one even if it hadn’t been unsolicited, because I really enjoyed the first two books and I believe this is the last book of the trilogy, so I really can’t miss that!
Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett – Digital ARC via NetGalley, with thanks to Crown Publishing. I loved Dark Eden so much, I went to request this follow-up even before I was finished. I an reading it now and will probably be done with it by the time this post goes live, but so far I have to say it’s quite good but nowhere near as subtle as the first book.
Seriously Wicked by Tina Conolly – Hardcover, with thanks to Tor Teen. Unsolicited review copy, but it looks seriously fun and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read by Tina Connolly in the past, so I’m definitely going to give this one a read.
Marked by Sue Tingey – Paperback, with thanks to Jo Fletcher Books. I hadn’t even heard of this one before, but as soon as I arrived I went to look it up. Ghost girls and demon assassins? Yeah, I’m in.
Cash Crash Jubilee by Eli K.P. William – Hardcover, with thanks to Night Shade Books. Unsolicited review copy, but once again, it sounds like a book that I must check out: “In a near future Tokyo, every action—from blinking to sexual intercourse—is intellectual property owned by corporations that charge licensing fees.” Never stop introducing me to cool stuff, Night Shade.
The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod – Hardcover, with thanks to Tor Books. Really excited to receive this one, as it’s on my 2015 most anticipated list of SFF books by women!
Binary by Stephanie Saulter – Hardcover, with thanks to Quercus USA. I still can’t get over how incredibly gorgeous the cover is for the US edition of this novel. I can’t wait to read it, I absolutely adored the first book.
Alive by Scott Sigler – Digital ARC via NetGalley with thanks to Del Rey. I had featured this one in one of my Waiting on Wednesdays, so I was very happy when I got approved for it!
The Shadow of Elysium by Django Wexler – Digital ARC with thanks to Penguin. A novella that ties into Wexler’s Shadow Campaigns series which should tide me over until the third book, an ARC of which I’ve been told should be coming my way soon, yay!
Back to the Backlist
No new backlist titles on tap for this week because I listed a bunch last month that I haven’t had a chance to get to yet. It’s possible to fall behind on a backlist, who’d have thought?
What I’ve Read Since the Last Update
A lot of books may be coming in, but a lot of books are also getting read and reviewed. Keep an eye out for my reviews of these books in the coming weeks. Ones for Hexed (dual review of the novel and graphic novel with Tiara), The Sword of the North (my guest review at Fantasy Book Critic), and The Gospel of Loki are already up.
Have you heard of or read any of the books featured in this week? What looks interesting to you?