New Books and ARCs, 7/17/15

Welcome to the weekend — and to get you started, here’s a nice stack of new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound. Tell me in the comments which ones excite your “gotta have it” neurons.

23 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 7/17/15”

  1. I go through these photos and look up the books, and add stuff to my Amazon Want List, or library hold list. Sometimes I can tell just from the spine that it’s a book I’ll probably want. And then the description turns out to read like it’s EFP, and I’m terribly disappointed.

    But hey, it’s restful, doing it.

  2. Julayn – Melbourne, Australia – Author of Almana, a young adult post-apocalyptic paranormal romance. Almana is the first book in a planned trilogy with book two coming soon. Julayn is also the owner of Angel Press Publishing. You'll also find me here posting reviews on books that I read! I'm a bookaholic with no interest in recovery! Young Adult, Crime, Mystery, Heartwarming, Paranormal... Well, you get the point. I post my book reviews on my blog, Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon. I also Tweet :)
    Jewel

    Nice! I wouldn’t know where to start either. So much fun in one pile :)

  3. Chapelwood and Half a War, for sure, and Tales of the Primal Land would get picked up off the shelf.

  4. Yeah, I’m looking me for some new Cherie Priest! (did that make sense?) Chapelwood! Time to google!

  5. I recently read Maplecroft and enjoyed it, so I’ll give Chapelwood a try.

  6. Night Witches! This is the first time I’ve seen an RPG book in the ARC pile. I backed this on Kickstarter and it looks great.

  7. Cherie Priest! Normally I’d also say Joe Abercrombie, but I think it’s a sequel to Half a King, which I haven’t read yet.

  8. neuroticgeeks – Hamburg Germany – Working internationally in Hamburg Germany. I try to program and build things. I am a devout reader. I try to play instruments. I love video games. I wish I was a writer. That is all.
    Jason Rogers

    Half a War by far. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  9. Tales of the Primal Land looks interesting too – not knowing the author, but tile, font and picture look interesting.

  10. Chapelwood is on order already. DO WANT! Abercrombie is on my hold list at the library.

  11. Abercrombie, yes. I need to read more of him. Loved “Best Served Cold.”
    I tried “Archangel” by Marguerite Reed after seeing it in one of these posts. It wasn’t half bad. Right now I am in the middle of “The Bullet-Catcher’S Daughter” by Rod Duncan, and am enjoying it very much – good, intelligent adventure. (How do I get Android to quit making the S capital after an apostrophe? Grrr! Don’t respond to this, I will Google it.) John, keep posting new books! This is a fun way to discover more titles :)

  12. Like, what, 80% of the commenters I’m very excited for Chapelwood. That said, I have to say that “Master of Formalities” is a splendid title and seems like the sort of thing I could get down with.

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