November 4, 2012 by Heidi
Turns out attending two amazing book events in one week left me with a nice new pile of (Signed! I’d show you but apparently I’ve broken my camera.) books and an empty wallet. All of these are physically beautiful books I’ve been hankering for for some time–so happy to add them to my shelf! I adore Andrea Offermann’s illustrations of Milford’s books, the cover for Vessel is gorgeous, and everything about The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is so much creepy good fun. In fact, I’ve already thoroughly devoured (and loved) The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.
From Books of Wonder I purchased:
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst [Amazon|Goodreads]
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand [Amazon|Goodreads]
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima [Amazon|Goodreads] — I admitted to Chima that I have anger management issues with incomplete series, so I was so excited for the release of the final book in her Seven Realms quartet!
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford [Amazon|Goodreads]
The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford [Vook|Goodreads] — I was thrilled that Kate brought copies of this one with her! She self-published this novella, and I believe only printed 300 copies (mine’s numbered). You can purchase digital versions at Vook.
Stray by Andrea K. Höst [Amazon|Goodreads] — Currently a Kindle freebie!
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan [Amazon|Goodreads] — From library.
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke [Amazon|Goodreads] — Friends, I read The Assassin’s Curse this week and LOVED it! So when I saw Clarke’s next novel on NetGalley with the tag line “A tale of love, loss and robots.” I was so in.
Again, sorry for the crappy camera (it still TAKES pictures, but my screen is shot so I can’t actually SEE what I’m taking pictures of), but I also received a bookish gift from the lovely Mandee of Vegan YA Nerds!
I was bemoaning my ability to get a hold of Aussie reads in general, but at the moment Kristy Eager reads in particular, and Mandee was sweet enough to send me Saltwater Vampires [Goodreads]. I swapped her for a copy of Fingerprints of You, and feel like this may just be the perfect post-hurricane November read. Thanks, Mandee!
Here’s all the spooky festive goodness I’ve been up to since I last checked in:
Graphic Novel Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
YA Review: Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
Event Recap: Spooky Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder
Retro Friday MG Review: Well Witched by Frances Hardinge
Salute Your Shorts: Click Clack the Rattlebag by Neil Gaiman
YA Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Guest Review at The Book Smugglers: Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
Impromptu Blackout Read-a-Thon
With Bated Breath: November New Releases
I feel like I’m drowning in the awesomeness over here. Let me know what you’ve been up to, how you spent your Halloween (hopefully not in the dark and mitigating damage like so many of us here on the east coast), and what books you’ve enjoyed as of late!