Just one library book this week, though my pre-order of Gideon the Ninth arrived, with GORGEOUS black sprayed edges, and I also ordered the Barnes & Noble Book Club edition of The Testaments, because they moved book club to Wednesday so I can go again! (And I am VERY excited to read and discuss this particular book.)
From the library, though, just Of Ice and Shadows, the sequel to Inkmistress and Of Fire and Stars. It appears to take the main characters from Fire and Stars and return to the country of Inkmistress, so I’m pretty excited.
Three books this week that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time now! Shatter the Sky was billed as “angry bisexual dragon riders” which – yes, that’s relevant to my interests. A Memory Called Empire is apparently Aztecs in Space? Which sounds fascinating. It’s also by a local author, or rather, was. She’s moving to New Mexico very soon, according to her website! I kept seeing her name on local author events, but hadn’t read the book yet. Of course this is how the timing works out. Ah, well. The last book, amusingly picked up on the same day I turned Hollow Kingdom back in, is The Storm Crow – fantasy with crow riders. Turn a crow book in, check a crow book out. I’m happy with that!
AAAAAAAAHHHHH YOU GUYS THE DRAGON REPUBLIC CAME IN. The Poppy War was AMAZING and I’ve heard so many people scream about how The Dragon Republic DESTROYED them so I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS.
I also picked up I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, the book for September’s Barnes & Noble Young Adult Book Club.
I picked up several books this week – the last three books in The Hundredth Queen series came in via Marina, since my library didn’t have them.
In addition, I picked up Hollow Kingdom, a zombie apocalypse tale from the perspective of a pet crow, House of Salt and Sorrows, a fairy tale retelling of the dancing princesses story, and Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc. It’s supposed to be in the vein of A Short History of Nearly Everything, which I adored.
I’ve actually already raced through the rest of the Hundredth Queen series, so I will post a review of those shortly!
Picked up three physical books from the library this week, and read three ebooks, because I read When A Scot Ties The Knot and went off on a Tessa Dare binge. More on that later this week!
The three physical books I pulled are Wilder Girls, Isle of Blood and Stone, and Small Town Hearts, which was recommended to me by Rachel Strolle on Twitter, when I sent her a gif from Booklyn 99 of Amy telling Jake “Babe, you’re being weird.” As that gif perfectly sums up my own relationship, I’m excited to read this one! When A Scot Ties The Knot was recc’d up that same thread on a book-related gif, which is why I snapped it up as an ebook.
I was hoping to get Wilder Girls in time to go to Barnes & Noble’s YA book club, but alas, that was not to be, as the book club met Thursday and the book came in Friday. Figures, right?
Just two books this week – Queen of Ruin, the sequel to Grace and Fury, and The Rage of Dragons, which looks to be an amazing debut fantasy by an author of color. I had to slow down after last week’s haul!