I love getting mail. This much has never been a secret. This is part of the reason why physical copies of books have always appealed to me more than electronic ones, and why getting books in the mail thrills me more than finding notifications of approval for electronic ARCs.
Though don’t get me wrong. Both are awesome, and I appreciate them. But there’s something fun about going to the mailbox and finding package waiting for you.
So with that in mind, let’s look at some of the wonderful books that have come my way recently.
Marta Acosta’s Dark Companion. Published by Tor Teen and due out in early July, this book sounds like the kind of thing that I’m going to enjoy reading when I want something lighter but still something with a dark and complex plot. Usually books by Tor are a safe bet as to their quality, and I’m rarely disappointed by anything they release. And so far the reviews seem to indicate that this will be enjoyable, too.
Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina. If the cover art alone wasn’t enough to attract my attention (and it was), then a debut author playing with traditional fantasy in a reportedly unique way certainly was enough to seal the deal. Also due out in early July, this is one book that I’m really looking forward to reading.
I’d had my eye on this compilation, The Weird, for a while. And then I got lucky enough to win it in a blog giveaway. And then it arrived in my mailbox. Or rather, next to my mailbox, because there’s no way that this could fit. I had no idea just how huge this book was! Definitely not a book you can just sit down and read from cover to cover without stopping. Just looking at the list of contents and the contributing authors is enough to make me realize that this is a collection of stories to be savoured slowly, and properly.