Books with a couple of reviews roundup!

Bought from Kobo Books:

  • The Hum and the Shiver, by Alex Bledsoe. Contemporary fantasy. Grabbed this one because of a heavy emphasis on music in the plot description, and because I’d read a sample of it on And because Kobo had it for sale at $2.99, at least for a while!
  • Sold for Endless Rue, by Madeleine E. Robins. Historical fantasy. This is a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, and as soon as I saw the Big Idea post about it on John Scalzi’s site, I was pretty much sold. Also, wow that cover is gorgeous.
  • Beneath the Shadows, by Sara Foster. Contemporary Gothic. This one got well-reviewed on the Smart Bitches Trashy Books site. I AM a sucker for a Gothic-style story, as witnessed by my love for Barbara Michaels, so I pretty much had to queue this one up to read.
  • Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis. YA fantasy. This was also reviewed well on the Bitchery, and since I’d had it on the queue to check out from the library, I escalated it up to an actual purchase. I don’t do YA often but this one sounds like fun. And I AM a sucker for an amnesia plot. It’s TRUE!
  • The Shambling Guide to New York City, by Mur Lafferty. Urban fantasy. Grabbed this one because I’m familiar with Mur Lafferty due to her podcasting work and because she’s done some guest writing for the most excellent Leviathan Chronicles. Plus, it’s been blurbed by Seanan McGuire, and while I have been slacking off hugely on reading urban fantasy these days, I’ll make exceptions if there’s humor involved. Which there promises to be, here!

This’ll pull me up to 80 for the year.

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