It’s time for another exciting round of In My Mailbox. Let’s take a look at what I got this past week.
Paula Brandon’s The Traitor’s Daughter. The cover almost turned me away from this one before I read the synopsis, because to all appearances, it looks very much like any one of a hundred historical romance novels. Then I saw that it was labelled fantasy, so I figured I’d give it a chance. The reviews I’ve been seeing online are a mixed bag, some saying it’s very good, others saying that it’s nothing special. It sounds interesting to me, though, if a little bit cliche when it comes to the premise, so I’ll ultimately reserve judgment until I’ve had a chance to read it for myself.
Since Kersten Hamilton’s first book in this series, Tyger Tyger, just came out in paperback, it was good timing to get an advance copy of the sequel, In The Forests of the Night, in the mail. I’m looking forward to reading this, since I enjoyed the first book so much; I thought it showed a good amount of promise and a good expression of creativity. Here’s hoping the sequel is just as good (the reviews I’ve been reading for it certainly seem to indicate as much)!
(As a side note, it was Kersten who introduced me to NetGalley in the first place, so I place all blame for my overflowing TBR stack on her shoulders!)
Anyone who’s ever worked in, well, a job will probably appreciate Steve Dublanica’s Waiter Rant. Let’s face it, the majority of people you deal with in a job are going to be fairly friendly, or at least bland enough to not be noteworthy, but we all know that there are people out there who seem to take great pleasure in being complete morons to those who serve them. That’s what this book is about, and I, for one, can’t wait to read it! I’ve never worked in the food industry before, but I can tell already that I’ll probably be able to relate to a good number of the stories told within the pages of this memoir.
And since there always seems to be at least one book a week that doesn’t have cover art loaded yet on Amazon, I’ll just link to Rachel McClellan’s Fractured Light here. It’s been a while since I really read much modern YA, so I figured this book might be a nice way to get back into it.
And last but certainly not least, I present to you all…
All of the Song of Ice and Fire books. Indigo Books was having a sale in which I could get the first four books in paperback plus A Dance With Dragons in hardcover for $50. While I normally prefer all of my books in a series to be in the same format, I wasn’t about to pass up that deal, because really, it seems that everywhere I go these days people ask me if I’ve either read the books or seen the show, and I can’t say yes to either of those questions. At least I no longer have an excuse not to have read the books!
So that was what I got in my mailbox this week. Was your literary week as exciting?