Posted on December 19, 2014
Posted by John Scalzi
This will be the last of these, I expect, of the year, so: What here looks good to you? Share in the comments.
You got a copy of Seraphina!!!!! /jealous
Peter Brett’s “Demon Cycle” is fantastic. I’m sure the novella “Messenger’s Legacy” will be well worth the investment.
The Flight of the Silvers was a terrific read! Looking forward to checking out The Genome soon-ish.
Oh dang! A new Lukyanenko translation! I must find it.
Looking forward to Gideon!
I thought SERAPHINA was very good (but then, I’ve been a fan of Rachel Hartman and that world since her AMY UNBOUNDED mini-comics).
Looking up the interesting titles got me to put a hold on THE FLIGHT OF THE SILVERS. And a blurb on that got me to put a hold on THE THINKING WOMAN’S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC.
Two more authors to try! Woot!
_We Could Be Villains_ was quite good…
We could be villains, Seraphina and The Diabolical Miss Hyde all look very interesting. I’ve put them on my “to-read” list!
I’m thinking about buying The Diabolical Miss Hyde. Sounds interesting, but my to-read pile was already so big and growing… I’ll see how big of a dent I can make in it over the holidays.
From the titles alone, WE COULD BE VILLAINS makes me curious.
My partner is really happy about the Lukyanenko translation! Miss Hyde seems interesting to me just as lover of everything Victorian.
How is Seraphina an ARC? I read that at least a year ago (it’s great–give it to your daughter, also).
Because of comments in the last one of these: Seraphina.
We Could Be Villains looks excellent.
Seraphina must be new in pbk; it’s been out for a while. It is EXCELLENT. Definitely read it and share with your daughter!
Enjoying The Genome right now.
Well let’s see — in my most recent batch I got Superposition and The Flight of the Silvers, and the week before I think I got Seraphina and The Diabolical Miss Hyde. I have Shadow Scale on the way.
I was especially happy to see Superposition, because David Walton’s debut from Tor, Quintessence, was a thoroughly exciting Elizabethan secondary-world fantasy and one of the best books I reviewed last year — and it flopped, so utterly and completely that Tor rejected its sequel, which Walton went on to self-publish. For Pyr to give his career a second chance with a new SF title is nice to see, and I’m looking forward to digging into the book. Hopefully he won’t go ignored this time. For now, go read Quintessence!
We Could Be Villains and The Diabolical Miss Hyde, for the titles alone. I know nothing about these books or their authors but I find the titles most intriguing.
I enjoyed SERAPHINA. It’s a good read in itself, and it does something new with dragons, which merits a whole lot of respect in my book.
I’ve been looking forward to the Brett novella! (…trying not to feel too jealous…)
So many books,, so little time; the idea of Miss Hyde intrigues me. I don’t want to meet her; just read about her.
Enjoyed Flight of The Silvers – by which I mean I was utterly glued to it for three days and then I was done…
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