I have a lot of books to report. In vaguely chronological order and by category, here it goes...
eARCs from NetGalley:
- Shadowhunters and Downworlders, edited by Cassandra Clare
- Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black (Bloomsbury UK/ANZ)
- Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
Books that flew here from Australia (with my mum):
- The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling - passed on to me by my mum
- Salvage by Jason Nahrung - free courtesy of Twelfth Planet Press, due to an issue with the print run (which took me a while to work out). Reviewed already.
Paper books bought from a Real Book Shop (while spending my accrued achievement unlocked books from my read-three-buy-one scheme):
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
- The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C Hines
- Havenstar by Glenda Larke (writing as Glenda Noramly) - which I've already read in long-out of print paper form (acquired second hand thanks to a friend with a second hand book business). But I wanted to support the author, who is one of my favourites, and also to make my husband read it (since the paper book is on another continent). Also, I like this cover more than the old school cover of the original (which was indeed from the 90s, but still).
- Transgressions by Phillip Berrie - already reviewed
And then the actual Christmas haul:
- Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - already read and reviewed
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia
- Ash by Malinda Lo
And then I bought some more books, because they were cheap:
- After The Darkness by Honey Brown — Australian author and the book sounds like psychological horror, so that will fit nicely with my horror challenge
- The Penguin Thriller Trilogy — a pack of three books (which aren't a trilogy!):
- I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore — seen the movie, was interested enough to read the book so I could read the sequel and find out what happens. Although, having started it, I can't get the movie out of my head and I wish I'd read it first!
- Legend by Marie Lu — one I've seen around a lot but don't know much about. Until I read the blurb I actually assumed it had a male lead because of the cover. Whoops!
- Matched by Ally Condi — which I'm not actually that keen on, given the premise (arranged marriage dystopia, overcome by LOVE), but might as well give it a go and decide for myself.