Tuesday, 25 June 2013

New Booksies: Epic post of epicness

So I recently did a post about the books I picked up at and close to Continuum Convention, but what I didn't include were a bunch of books I ordered beforehand from Booktopia (which were waiting for me in Melbourne, when I arrived) and some more that just arrived today and some review copies that appeared in the interim. This is the post for that.

Since most of my Booktopia haul is more stocking up for the apocalypse rather than near-future reading matter, I'll start with the various review copies. (Really, it's a similar impulse to rescuing books for $2 each when Borders went under, but with slightly less altruism.) These were acquired over the past month.

From Harper Collins I got a paper copy of Belladonna by Fiona Paul, the sequel to Venom. I'll also be participating in the Australian blog tour for this book with an interview coming at the start of July. So keep and eye out for that!

From the author(s) I received The Changeling Detective by Phillip Berrie, which has just come out (SmashWords link) and which I'll be reviewing late July.

From Orbit, Strange Chemistry, Disney-Hyperion and Random House (US) via NetGalley I received:
  • Parasite by Mira Grant
  • Control by Kim Curran
  • The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pierce
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson


A book I bought because I wanted to and also it's an achievement unlocked book, is The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. I loved Zoo City and this was either on sale or just cheap, so yeah.

Booktopia books (in three hauls but not listed in any particular order other than clumping same-author books, with screen caps from LibraryThing below because lazy):
  • A Blight of Mages by Karen Miller (already reviewed)
  • The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller
  • The Nameless Day by Sara Douglass
  • The Wounded Hawk by Sara Douglass
  • Dark Heart by Russell Kirkpatrick
  • Slave of Sondelle by Bevan McGuiness
  • Scarred Man by Bevan McGuiness
  • Shadow by Will Elliot
  • Graveminder by Melissa Marr (aka the odd one out of this haul, if you can work out the real reason why at a glance, you get the book geek points)
  • Path of the Stray by Kim Falconer
  • The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop

So wow, large pile of books, but some very exciting stuff in that haul.


  1. Nice!

    I feel like I should buy the Bevan McGuiness books, because free shipping and cheap prices, but also because I think I saw a tiny space on my shelves this morning that could be filled up < END sarcasm>

    Like I always say, I also have recently acquired most of these bookies, and haven't read a single one!

    Happy reading!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

    1. Tiny bookshelf spaces are just plain wrong ;-p

      I'm particularly excited about this batch of ARCs, and also another ARC that is coming but haven't actually got yet.