Well, based on last week’s IMM and this week’s, I think we can safely say that my goal of not accepting more books than I had reviewed in the previous week is, shall we say, caput. In a spectacular fashion, no less, because wow, I think I’ve gotten more books in these past two weeks than I’ve gotten in entire months last year!
So without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got!
Anne Rice’s The Wolf Gift, and I cannot tell you how privileged I am to have received a review copy of a book by such a big name author. I may have my opinions on Rice, but I can’t deny that unless it involves her newer Vampire Chronicles books, the woman can certainly tell an interesting story. I hope this one — a werewolf tale scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day — will prove me right on that statement.
On Haunted Ground, by Lisa Rogers. This supposedly true tale of a haunted house seems to bear many similarities with the basic Amityville Horror story. I won’t draw any conclusions as to whether or not this all really happened, but I’m hoping for an interesting story nevertheless.
Alicia K Leppert’s Emerald City. I was originally under the impression that this was speculative/supernatural, and since reading the description that made me think so, that description seems to have changed. Still, even if it isn’t what I thought it was, I’m going to give it a try. Sometimes the best things come out of the most unlikely circumstances.
Starters, by Lissa Price. A newcomer to the field of YA post-apocalyptic/futuristic novels, Price tells the story of a world in which the bodies of the young can be rented out to the elderly who are looking to revisit youth. But something goes wrong, and the scheme isn’t what it appears to be on the surface. I’m looking forward to this one, as the synopsis has really caught my interest, and the cover art is stark and intriguing.
There’s no cover art on Amazon for this one yet, but I don’t need art to express just how happy I am to have received a copy of Aimee Carter’s Goddess Interrupted, the much-anticipated sequel to The Goddess Test (my review here). Scheduled for release at the end of March, I’m putting this aside until closer to the release date, and believe me, that’s not an easy decision to make! I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time now.