Well, in spite of things breaking down, that didn’t stop me from getting a couple of new books this past week. not as many as in previous weeks, but honestly, I’m kind of thankful for that at the moment.
But still, what I did get was good, and I’m happy I got it, so let’s take a look.
Jill Hathaway’s Slide. Due out at the end of March, Slide is the story of a narcoleptic who, upon having attacks, finds herself in the minds of others. So when she finds herself in the mind of a murderer who has just killed, well, that’s when things start to get really interesting. As a YA novel, I feel this this is one of those stories that could go either way. It could either be really good, or it could be another of those books that doesn’t live up to its potential. Obviously I’m hoping for the former, but I’ll see which it is when I read it.
Partials, by Dan Wells, has really been generating some major hype around the blogosphere these past few weeks, and I’m thrilled to no have been given a review copy. You know me and my fondness for post-apocalyptics worlds. Given that Partials is due for release at the end of February, you can expect me to make the time to read this one soon! If this book even half lives up to the hype, it’ll be a good read!
Esther Friesner’s Spirit’s Princess. Okay, I admit it. This one’s pure indulgence on my part, pandering to my love of Japan and its culture. It’s an unfair bias, I know. Give me a book with Japanese characters and I’m probably going to have my interest piqued based on that alone. So I couldn’t pass this one up, even though in all honesty I half expect it to be filled with historical inaccuracies and modern Western sensitibilities in third-century Japan. However, the author does seem to get praise for doing her research in other historically-based books, so I may be wrong on that assumption. Either way, I’m going to give it a fair chance, and hope that things turn out for the best.
So that’s pretty much it for this time. Anything good in your mailboxes this past week?