I never was much for Book Haul posts because in a way they felt like bragging. But I love to SEE book haul posts because they gave me a better idea of upcoming books. So perhaps it is time for me to join the fray. So here it is, one month after I rejoined this blogging world, a book haul post of my very own.
Physical Review Copies
Black Feathers edited by Ellen Datlow – Short stories, mostly horror, about birds. I have read several of the stories thus far but like all anthologies i tend to go through them slowly rather than shotgunning the entire pile.
Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly – The first book that caused me to break out the old contact list and send off a review request; i simply had read this one when I saw it. Technically the copy hasn’t reached my hands yet but the promise of it has me excited enough to include it.
Digital Review Copies
Home by Nnedi Okorafor – So i have not read the first one yet. No problem, I plan to before release of Home. Okorafor is one of the most respected authors around; the fact I have not yet read her bugs me to no end.
Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus – I read this one as soon as I received it. Quick paced steampunk with an alternative United States landscape.
City of Miracles by Robert Bennett Jackson – City of Stairs is one of my favorite books, it is only a few years old and I have read it at least 3 times. You are damn right I am excited about book 3.
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames – Look at that ‘y’ in wild. How goth is that? I don’t know what happened here, I don’t remember requesting this one but apparently I did. I will give it a try, I am sure.
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey – True story. There was actually a plan (not one that was in any danger or really happening but a true plan) to release hippos into swamps in the U.S. as a renewable source of meat. Google it, this is real! Anyway, this is a novella that starts with that plan actually being put into action. I.E. just my kind of thing.
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley – Read it. Loved it. Review to come soon.
Physical Copy Bought
Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley – I had to buy it. There is a blurb quote from Fantasy Review Barn inside the cover. Imagine that.
Ok, that wasn’t so painful. I think I can start doing these once a month. See anything you like? See anything I desperately need? Know what I should be reading next? Important questions, all.