The House of Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory | At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen | Seveneves by Neal Stephenson | Prey by Linda Howard | Glory in Death by J.D. Robb | Sway by Kat Spears | Something Real by Heather Demetrios | Rainwater by Sandra Brown | Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross | The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker | After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga & co. | Reality Boy by A.S. King | All the Queen’s Men by Linda Howard
I know, I know. Every time I make a proclamation that I’m never ever buying books again, I turn around and do a haul post like this. Gah. I discovered Book Outlet last week. The rest, as they say, is history. I got like, 7 books for $40! How could that be a sin?! Seriously. Sigh. Anyway, I also got two books for review from HBG Canada (The Witch Hunter & After the Red Rain). So thanks, HBG! I haven’t requested any books from them lately, but I when I got an email from them a week or so ago, I jumped at the chance to review a couple. That’s my story.
The Best News Evah.
If you don’t know it by now, Melina Marchetta is my literary goddess. I would seriously read any book she puts out. So when she announced that she’s got an Adult Fiction coming out, there was flailing, screeching, spazzing, searching-for-appropriate-GIF involved. Ask my husband. He’ll vouch for me. Shaming the Devil is on its editing stages with an expected release date of Fall next year. This, my friends, is going to be a long year.
Other than that, I’m hitting a wall with contemporary YAs at the moment. It’s not that I’m losing interest in them, it’s just that it’s getting harder and harder to care about teen drama that a cynical adult like me would consider, trite. However, as soon as I picked up Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby, the world was all right again. Wish me luck. Because I sure am tired of forcing myself to finish a book. I might have a first DNF of the year. Sigh.
The Charley Davidson giveaway will start on Monday, y’all. I hope you’ll come and enter to try and win a fantastic prize package which includes the entire series! I can’t express my love for this series enough. No joke.
How was your week?