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!
Things have been mercifully quiet on the book front since I got back from BEA, so I only have a few things to celebrate and most are actually due to BEA still, haha. I’ve been quite good at not purchasing more books, though that just makes me want to congratulate myself by going out and buying a book >.>.
Traitor’s Blade (Wunderkind Publicity, Solicited) – I met with the lovely people of Wunderkind Publicity while at BEA and mentioned that Traitor’s Blade was one of the books high on my list for this summer. They were nice enough to send me a finished copy this week *pets*.
Shattering the Ley (DAW, Solicited) – This one is being pitched as the next Rothfuss or Sanderson, so obviously I’m all over that!
The Name of the Blade (Candlewick, Solicited) – They had run out of this one at BEA when I went to chat with Candlewick folks, so one of the publicists took down my info and sent me a copy, yey and thank you!!!
The Vault of Dreamers (Macmillan, Solicited) – I picked up a signed copy of this at BEA, but gave that to a friend who couldn’t attend BEA, so this is great to have a copy to read myself.
Flight of the Golden Harpy by Susan Klaus (Tor, Unsolicited) – Just got this in the mail the other day. I had had it on my wishlist but haven’t been seeing that great of things about it, so I haven’t decided what to do yet. Thoughts?
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury, Unsolicited) – “What?? Anya, you put this in the wrong section!” No, I didn’t, I swear! Apparently there is a Bone Season reread happening on Goodreads in August and the lovely people at Bloomsbury sent me the paperback so that I can read-along. Am I going to you ask? Hell yes! I’ve been wanting to read this one for so long so this is the PERFECT kick in the pants and I hope you join in too :D.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (HarperCollins, Unsolicited) – I started the eARC of this a while ago and haven’t yet found the time to get back to it but quite enjoyed what I read. Therefore, I’ll definitely be prioritizing finishing this one since it sounds awesome!
The Fire Wish (Random House, NetGalley) – Jinnis might be my new favorite fantasy being and I’m really liking this trend so I was pumped to get approved for The Fire Wish!
The House of the Four Winds (Tor, NetGalley) – *flails* It’s so preeeeeeeettyyyyyyy! :D
Stories of the Raksura (Night Shade, Edelweiss) – I went a bit crazy on Edelweiss this week and decided to download all those eARCs I’d been eyeing and not sure about, but want to take a peek at. I haven’t read the Cloud Roads books, but I have them waiting for me and want to jump into this world.
The Jewel (HarperCollins, Edelweiss) – I didn’t grab this one at BEA since I was convinced it wouldn’t be an Anya book, but now word is starting to trickle in that it might not be just another romance full of teen angst, so I decided to find out for myself!
Exquisite Captive (HarperCollins, Edelweiss) – I also didn’t grab this one at BEA because I wasn’t drawn in by title or cover, but everyone is going crazy about it, so again, I must investigate.
The Perilous Sea (HarperCollins, Edelweiss) – I haven’t read Burning Sky yet but I want to, so I’m trying to make that more likely by pressuring myself ;-).
In a Handful of Dust (HarperCollins, Edelweiss) – Same as above, I haven’t had a chance to read Not a Drop to Drink yet, but I know lots of you loved it, so I’m preparing myself to go on a binge.
So when I first wrote up this post, I had purchased no books I was so proud of myself! Then I went to the Fierce Reads event >.>. I actually only bought Ruin and Rising since I of course had the other two already, but I wanted to show you the pretty signatures :D.
So before the Fierce Reads event I was of course hanging out in a bookstore and couldn’t avoid peeking in the used book section >.>. I was able to hold out for a while, but then I saw the pristine hardcover of Rebel Spring for like $5 and could not resist. It wonderfully matches my unread hardcover of Falling Kingdoms! I will read these books sometime I promise! I also spotted a beautiful hardcover of The Scorpio Races for a similar steal and had to give it a good home. I tried this one previously from the library and couldn’t get into it at the time, but I think I’m ready to try again now that I’m craving unconventional fantasy. The stack of ARCs is not in the wrong section! I scavenged those from my friend’s extras pile since I wasn’t able to grab some of them at BEA. This is fortunate for you since it means I’ll be able to give them away after I read them :D.
Planning to Pillage
(i.e. new to the wishlist)
Jodi Meadows + Girl who is a spy + Awesome cover with crazy cloak? I’m game :D
This one looks like it will be delicious traditional fantasy with some twists, yey!
What have you gotten recently? What are you looking forward to?
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