Spoils and Tribute is a feature of On Starships and Dragonwings where I tell you about the books I’ve bought and received recently (my version of Stacking the Shelves). I promise that I paid for all my spoils and I’m not letting the “tribute” go to my head ;-). Planning to pillage is just my version of Waiting on Wednesday where I share books that have caught my eye!
Well hello lovelies, look what I have here! I haven’t done a Spoils and Tribute for a couple of weeks since things have been slow, I’ve been trying not to buy books, and I had reviews I wanted to post on Saturday instead ;-). However, that means I know have a fair number of books to tell you about. And let me know which of them you’d like to see in a future giveaway!
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne (Solicited, Disney) – *hyperventilates* I’m so so so excited to receive this one and have already started it :D.
The Given by Vicki Pettersson (Unsolicited, Harper) – I haven’t read the first two of this trilogy, have you? Thoughts?
Strange Country by Deborah Coates (Unsolicited, Tor) – This is another trilogy conclusion for which I haven’t read the first two, have you?
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon (Solicited, Bloomsbury) – I’m going to be on the blog tour for this one and received an ARC to read as well.
The Book of Storm by Ruth Hatfield (Solicited, Macmillan) – This is a middlegrade fantasy that I have high hopes for because it has storms :D. And “nothing is black and white” my favorite ;-).
Frostborn by Lou Anders (NetGalley, Random House) – Middle grade norse fantasy?????? :D
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (NetGalley, Macmillan) – I’ve been drooling over this cover for a while, so I had to request it. Witches!
I was very lucky last week and got to go to a publisher breakfast at one of the local stores, so that is where the big stack is from. A couple of them aren’t actually sci-fi or fantasy, but I either didn’t realize that or hope to some day read anyway ;-). Here are the highlights from that stack:
The Walled City – This one was pitched for fans of Legend and sounds really exciting. I’m also thrilled to see a character that appears to be Asian on the cover and in the description!
Queen of the Tearling – I’ve had an eARC of this for a while that read the first chapter of but haven’t had time to finish. I’m a bit sad since the rep kind of spoiled part of the book when pitching it, but oh well ;-).
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future – So apparently the main character can see everyone’s future and past back to far distant ancestors? Awesome!
The One Safe Place – This is pitched as The Giver plus Among the Hidden and I freaking loved both those books when I was a schoolkid, yey!
Then I snagged Rebel and The Immortal Crown from the extras a bloggy friend received and purchased A Creature of Moonlight because I failed to download the eARC before it expired (plus it is GORGEOUS! Do you see the shiny????).
Finally, I was lucky to snag a couple of upcoming extras from a bloggy friend. I’m not caught up with the Hybrid Chronicles, are you? I’m also really excited for another Kiersten White book, Illusions of Fate :D.
Planning to Pillage
(i.e. new to the wishlist)
*freaks out* Really This Shattered World has been on my wishlist ever since I finished book one, but look at how pretty it issssssssss!
She has time magic! And a gorgeous cover! And a dagger in her bag :D
All you really have to say is Aelfir and I’m sold, add a pretty cover and relic magic and I have no hope ;-).
What have you gotten recently? What are you looking forward to?
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