January 12, 2013 by Heidi
I did it! I haven’t posted a Book Haul post in over a month…feels so good, I just might make it a monthly gig. Which means, this month’s awesomeness is going to include my regular review and library shenanigans PLUS the wonderful Christmas goodies I received.
From the Library
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig (Audio): Loving this series, but I have to admit, I’m not enjoying this one so much…why oh why did Lauren Willig decide to write a book about two of the most unlikable characters in the whole of Regency England?
Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willing (Audio): Oh yes, I am holding out hope that I survive Crimson Rose with enough verve to go right into Night Jasmine.
One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire: October Daye #5! This means I’m nearly caught up. I don’t know whether to cheer or cry.
I also read and already returned:
An Apple For the Creature ed. by Charlaine Harris: I only read Magic Tests, the Kate Daniels story by Ilona Andrews.
Home Improvement: Undead Edition ed. by Charlaine Harris: I only read Through This House, the October Daye story by Seanan McGuire.
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson: I really enjoyed last year’s The Name of the Star, so of course I’m chomping at the bit to read the sequel.
Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow: I’ve heard fantastic things about this series, particularly from Ana of The Book Smugglers. I’ve been wanting to read it (especially now that it’s finished), so when I saw the first book on NetGalley I figured it’d give me a good reason to start!
From my bookish BFF, Alyssa:
A Drowned Maiden’s Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz: Her latest, Splendors and Glooms made my Top 10 of 2012, so of course I wanted to read this one from her backlog.
Sunshine by Robin McKinley: Yes…I haven’t read this yet, but now that I own it I finally will! Yay for some good ol’ fashioned vamps.
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge: I read three amazing Frances Hardinge books last year which easily drove her to my favorite authors list–this is the first of the last two I have left!
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It ed by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea: Women who love Doctor Who? That would be me! This includes a number of essays about the awesomeness of DW from a number of women including Cat Valente, Jody Lynn Nye, Carole Barrowman, and Seanan McGuire!
Fairest, Vol. 1: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham: Already devoured this and loved it! Best Fables spin off yet, can’t wait for the next.
Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews: First novella in the Kinsmen series!
Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews: Second novella in the Kinsmen series!
Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews: SO SAD that this is the last book for The Edge series, which I have absolutely adored. I may save this when I need some emergency Mar in my life. At least I’ll have the Kinsmen series to turn to!
Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander: First in the Edie Spence series, which I’m very excited to try out!
I also got some other awesome Doctor Who goodies (like Dalek socks, a Weeping Angels shirt, and a Tardis ornament!), and some bookish Threadless shirts, but I’m far too lazy to dig through my laundry to find them for you at the moment.