New ARCs

Over the last few weeks I’ve received some really great books I’m looking forward to reading. I’ve been meaning to tell you about them so here’s the list:

  • The Radleys by Matt Haig. Another vampire novel but it does sound good and I’ve heard so many good things about Haig’s other books that I’m hopeful this will be a good one.
  • The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card. A coming of age story with some magic thrown into it. I’ve not read anything by this author but I know he’s a favorite among the fantasy crowd right?
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Magic, desire and more vampires! At the heart of the novel is an old manuscript so I do have a weakness for that sort of thing.
  • Paris Was Ours by Penelope Rowlands. Thirty-two writers share their observations and revelations about the world’s most seductive city.
  • Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott. A novel of the near future, virtual worlds and hackers. This one the Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction.
  • The Shadow of What We Were by Luis Sepรƒยบlveda. Three old cronies are called together to carry out one last revolutionary gesture. I’ve not read anything by this Chilean writer so I’m very excited about this book.
  • The Stronger Sex by Hans Werner Kettenbach. Alex Zabel, a young lawyer is set to defend the indefensible: a lying, power obsessed adulterer and ruthless industrialist accused of wrongfully dismissing his mistress. Some of the reviews mention that this is in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith.
  • Among Others by Jo Walton. A magical tale of coming-of-age. Recently Carl V. had a wonderful review about this one and he’s even got a copy to giveaway so check that out.

Isn’t that a great haul? I don’t even know where to start.

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