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!
It’s been so long since I did a Spoils and Tribute post! I keep being tempted to do other fun things on Saturdays and letting the books pile up, but I’m also really excited about all these awesome new things to read so I have to share :D. There are still some things popping up from my book buying binge the other month, but I think I’m done after this so it’s time to lick my wounds and try to get this TBR shrunk ;-).
- The Midnight Queen (Solicited, Penguin) – I loved this cover the second I saw it and I’m always up for a story steeped in magic :D. I did glance at the first page already and am a bit worried about one of the main characters having a strong stutter since it slows me down when reading, but we’ll see how it goes ;-).
- Echopraxia (Unsolicited, Tor) – I didn’t snag this when I saw it on NetGalley but it is pretty! I peeked at the first page and it didn’t grab me, but I’m curious to hear what others think.
- Species Imperative (Solicited, Penguin) – I read Julie Czerneda’s fantasy A Turn of Light last year and while it was really long, the world-building was spectacular. Therefore I couldn’t resist when I was offered her sci-fi series in omnibus form though I’m not sure how I’ll read it given the size, haha.
- Shifting Shadows (Solicited, Penguin) – I love Mercy Thompson and the spin-off series so I was pumped to see this collection of short stories from that world and I’ve already read the first two :D.
- Soda Pop Soldier (Unsolicited, HarperCollins) – Hmmmmm, not sure about this one, thoughts?
- Chasing Power – (NetGalley, Bloomsbury) – I featured this as a Planning to Pillage months ago and so was pumped to see it on NetGalley. I haven’t read anything from Durst before but I’ve heard great things!
- The Fire Artist (NetGalley, Bloomsbury) – I’m liking the fire theme that seems to be cropping up in YA this fall and am excited to dive into more fire magic.
- Divinity (NetGalley, Spencer Hill) – I got to about 30% in this one before calling it quits since the angel stuff was both too biblical and not spun in an interesting way, oh well!
- Egg & Spoon (NetGalley, Candlewick) – I’m just such a sucker for lighter fantasy in interesting new worlds >.>.
- Love Is the Drug (NetGalley, Scholastic) – I was a black sheep with Summer Prince in that I didn’t much like it, but everyone else did so I want to try another of Johnson’s books and the premise is promising!
- Silverblind (Solicited, Tor) – Given I was so excited for Silverblind that I cheated to include it in last week’s Top Ten Books I Need to Buy, you can imagine how much squeeing there was when Tor sent me an eARC! I’m resisting starting it before finishing my current e-read, but it’s next!!!
My bookstore friend got a few boxes of ARCs the other week and let me paw through them since she’s trying to reduce clutter in her apartment ;-). Some of these I specifically snagged for Sci-fi and Fantasy Friday so be sure to keep entering links if you’re excited about one of these books :D.
Don’t worry, I did not actually get these two highly coveted Penguin ARCs, just borrowed them from bookseller friend and have to read them quickly to return them ;-). I already finished Atlantia and quite liked it and will be getting to Young Elites asap!
And then I bought/borrowed/traded for lots of things >.>. Let’s see, Mermaid’s Song is an out of print book that I was able to snag used and has awesome reviews, so I’m very excited about that. I traded for Unmade so will have to read that soon! Then City of Halves is a UK release that I bought through The Book Depository because I just couldn’t resist and it doesn’t even have a US date set yet D:. Question regarding books like this because I now am a bit addicted to buying UK books: would you prefer me to wait until a US date is set to review them or do you mind me reviewing something not yet published in the US?
Planning to Pillage
(i.e. new to the wishlist)
Magic based on promise knots and a desert setting??? :D
I’m not sure about this one since the description doesn’t actually mention magic and I’m a girl who needs magic in my epic fantasy, but it’s inspired by ROME!
Yey! I really enjoyed Legion and had no idea when the sequel would get published so I’m thrilled that I don’t have to wait too much longer :D. Now I have to decide if I get it on audio or physical though….
What have you gotten recently? What are you looking forward to?
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