First Stacking the Shelves of the year! Got a mix of physical books, e-books, and ARCs for ya 🙂
First up is my Book Outet Boxing Day haul. This is only the second time I’ve bought with them. I have to say that it’s kinda underwhelming when your “scratch and dent” (Alloy of Law) is in better shape than the non-“scratch and dent” books (The Goblin Emperor came with a torn dust jacket. D: ) I also have to say I wish they were a bit more forthcoming with how their coupons worked. They promised you half off. What they GAVE you was an extra 20% off after the 30% off. That’s about 46% off, not a full 50% off. It’s sketchy to say the least and something to keep in mind, though the books are still a great deal. Anyway, in the stack we have:
Blackwatch – Jenna Burtenshaw
Dangerous Women – edited by GRRM & Gardner Dozois
Nil – Lynne Matson
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) – Brandon Sanderson
The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison
I kinda of blew it, I didn’t realize that Blackwatch was the second in the series – I’ll probably try and find the first one at the library. I enjoyed Rogues so decided to give Dangerous Women a try. I’ll probably and handle it the way I did the last anthology and post every few days covering each book. I’ve been following Matson on Twitter for a while now, so decided to give Nil a try. The Alloy of Law is the first of the second Mistborn trilogy. I still have the other two to read first but it was too good a deal to pass up, especially since it follows a whole new cast of characters and could be read out of order. And finally, I got my hands on a physical copy of my number 2 book of 2014 The Goblin Emperor because it was that awesome.
And here we have my new ebooks! Red Rising I finally gave in and grabbed it for $1.99. I’m still weary of the genre, but it has so much praise that at that price, it’s hard to pass up. Enchantress sounds like fairly traditional fantasy, but there’s always a place for that, if it’s well done. And finally, Sebastian was a gift from my #TBTBSanta from my wish list: I want to see how it stacks up against her Black Jewel and The Others series.
And finally we have my new eARCs. Masters of Blood and Bone is dark fantasy, a sub-genre that I don’t look at often; perhaps this will give me cause to read more in it! Seeker intrigues me. It’s being touted as Game of Thrones meets Hunger Games. While it’s an advertising trick that I hate, it does intrigue me – it’s being touted as YA literature on NetGalley. Curious to see how it turns out. Both reviews will be out in February.
So that’s it! Not a few books though. I need to start working down my list. Ah, bookworm problems. 🙂
What have you picked up recently?