On My Wishlist #6

What’s On My Wishlist this week?

I just started seeing the cover love for Jacqueline Carey’s upcoming book, Dark Currents, even though the book isn’t due out until October. And I must say, it looks absolutely yummy. Based on the summary in Goodreads and elsewhere, this looks like urban fantasy. Howsomever, the main character is an incubus’ daughter who managed to get named “Daisy”. Daisy? Daisy!

Carey is the author of two of my favorite series of all time, Kushiel and the Banewrecker/Godslayer duology. Kushiel is the one she’s famous for, but if you haven’t read Banewrecker and you have an interest in subverted high fantasy, it is definitely worth your time. It’s a Lord of the Rings-type fantasy told from the supposedly evil side, and it’s a chillingly well-written reminder that the victors always write the histories, and that if you’ve won, your ends always justified your means, no matter who you crushed along your path.

Speaking of cover love, the cover pictures for the sequel to The Seduction of Phaeton Black are starting to appear. I’ve seen the cover and blurb for The Moonstone and Miss Jones, also by Jillian Stone, of course, and also due out in October, and the cover looks just as scintillating as the first book in the series. (I wonder if the moonstone in the title has anything to do with Wilkie Collins’ famous Moonstone? I digress…) I still haven’t managed to score a review copy of Phaeton Black, either.

Maybe next year I’ll go to RT. I’ve heard there were lots of copies there.

And I think I’m just wishing for interestingly odd steampunky, urban fantasy-type books this week. The reviews for Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson aren’t universally over the moon, but they are absolutely fascinating, every single one. It just sounds different. I’m intrigued. I want to read and it and see if it’s as different as it sounds.

So…what’s on your wishlist? Do tell! What type of stories are you in the mood for this week?


8 thoughts on “On My Wishlist #6

  1. Oddly enough, I just picked up a copy of Banewrecker at my local used bookstore. I don’t read a lot of high fantasy but it looked too interesting to pass up. And Wicked As They Come is fantastic. I really loved the world Dawson created there. really very original!

    1. I keep staring at Wicked as they Come every time I think of going “off the reservation” for a fun read that isn’t on my “to do” list. I just know I’m going to pick it up one of these times.

      Banewrecker is the upside-down LOTR. Which has been done since, but I’m not sure if it was done before. And when she’s good, she’s SO good. I hope you enjoy it.

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