20 January, 2013

Stacked (2)


Hey y'all!

Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature. We got a ton of great stuff from Netgalley this week.


Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers - You have no idea how excited I was when HMH followed through and let me download this one. It will be out on April 2 and I'm hoping Robin will come down to LA again for LATFoB so I can buy a signed copy. I've already read it and am contemplating reading it over again. It was so good! The full review will come out closer to the publication date.

Hey, if I get lucky I'll buy two and raffle off the 2nd one to you guys! ;)




The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist - I loved Dahlquist's adult fantasy novel The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (well, part one, anyway--part two was really hard to get into). He's got one hell of an imagination. I hope I will like his YA debut, too. It looks... different.




Peregrine Harker & The Black Death by Luke Hollands - I don't pick up small press books very often, and frankly the "blurbs" for this book are a little heavy-handed with the comedy. 

 “Somebody give the boy a medal!” – King Edward VII
“What a brain! Never have I seen such an ego.” – Sigmund Freud
“A little too revolutionary for my liking.” – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia 

And so forth. You get the picture? Still, the synopsis sounds pretty good:

MURDER. SPIES. EXPLOSIONS. REVENGE.
Peregrine Harker is about to learn you're never too young to die.
London 1908: A secret society stalks the murky streets, a deadly assassin lurks in the shadows and a series of unexplained deaths are linked by a mystery symbol…
When boy-detective Peregrine Harker stumbles across a gruesome murder he sparks a chain of events that drag him on a rip-roaring journey through a world of spluttering gas lamps, thick fog, deadly secrets and dastardly villains.
They had me at "MURDER." I'll let you know if it lives up to its own hype. Bonus points for having a cover that does not make me want to claw my own eyes out.



That's it for me this week. What did you get? Share links in the comments below.

4 comments:

  1. omg dark triumph is on ng? i want to read it so bad. i don't know if i'd get approved though. and i just got peregrine harker this week, too. it sounded interesting and i actually like the cover a lot. crossing fingers that it's good.

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  2. Maji Bookshelf1/20/13, 4:58 AM

    oh wow! I loved Grave Mercy and I am SO happy that Dark Triumph is as good based on your reaction! I must get my hands on a copy because I CANT WAIT to read it!!

    awesome book haul Alethea!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  3. I got an invite, I don't know if you can request it :/ It was so good!

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