I’m not sure whether book availability – or at least eARC availability – is easing its way out of the annual holiday slump, or whether it’s just that a lot of covers have finally attached themselves to eARCs I’ve had for a bit. This week’s stack is just a bit taller than the previous few.
It’s also about halfway between Thanksgiving and Xmas, so it also feels as if the holiday season is proceeding apace. The last day of Hanukkah was December 6, so that last candle has been lit for the year. It’s also damp and gloomy here, which is what passes for winter weather in Atlanta.
The books I’m most excited about in this batch are Aspects and Nettle & Bone. I loved John M. Ford’s The Dragon Waiting when it first came out, and I loved it just as much when Tor Books republished it last year. It’s been marvelous to see an old favorite finally back in print and be able to read the books that I missed back then, like The Scholars of Night and the upcoming Aspects.
Nettle & Bone, on the other hand, I’m looking forward to because I adored the author’s wonderfully titled AND written A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking. Based on the blurbs, it looks like this is going to have the same feel and I can’t wait. I also can’t wait for the Hugo Awards to be announced on December 18 as Wizard’s Guide is a finalist for the Best YA Novel award this year.
Aspects by John M. Ford
Book of Night by Holly Black
Daughter of Redwinter (Redwinter Chronicles #1) by Ed McDonald
The Falcon’s Eyes by Francesca Stanfill
The Last Dress from Paris by Jade Beer
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
Overlord (Galactic Kings #1) by Anna Hackett
The Seamstress of New Orleans by Diane C. McPhail
Second Spear (Mkalis Cycle #2) by Kerstin Hall
The Starless Crown (Moon Fall #1) by James Rollins (audio)
These Prisoning Hills by Christopher Rowe
Three Debts Paid (Daniel Pitt #5) by Anne Perry
Unnatural Ends by Christopher Huang
Until We Meet by Camille DiMaio
The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories edited and collected by Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Wang
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