It has been a few weeks since I have done a Book Haul post so I thought it would be good to mention a few of the awesome books I have been lucky enough to receive since my last post. I have recently been sent a great collection of intriguing books and I am really looking forward to checking them all out.
I was pretty happy to receive my copy of The Queen’s Captain last week. Not only is this the exciting third novel in a great series from Australian author Peter Watt (check out my reviews for the first two novels in the series, The Queen’s Colonial and The Queen’s Tiger), but I was also very chuffed to find out that they quoted my Canberra Weekly review for The Queen’s Tiger on the back cover (see below). I am hoping to check this one out soon and I am expecting another action packed historical read.
The next book in this post is Map’s Edge by bestselling fantasy author David Hair. Map’s Edge is the first entry in a cool new fantasy series that follows a group of treasure hunters as they enter a wild new land to claim a vast fortune. I have actually already read this book (I am hoping to get a review up soon), and it was an awesome and compelling novel.
The latest novel from the master of crime fiction, Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence is a cool sounding book that sees the Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller, forced to defend himself in court when he is framed for murder. I have really enjoyed Connelly’s recent novels (including Dark Sacred Night, The Night Fire and Fair Warning) and this is one of my most anticipated books for the second half of 2020. I am planning to read The Law of Innocence next and I have high hopes that will turn out to be one of the best novels of the year.
This is an intriguing murder mystery novel from Australian author Benjamin Stevenson that serves as a sequel to his 2018 debut, Greenlight. I really like the sound of this book’s plot as the protagonist investigates an impossible murder.
Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
Rhythm of War is the latest novel from Brandon Sanderson, who may be the best fantasy author in the world today. This is the fourth book in his major series, The Stormlight Archive, and it is one of the most anticipated books of 2020. This should prove to be an absolutely amazing novel, although I might not get around to reading it for a while. I have still only read the first book in the series, The Way of Kings, and I would really prefer to read the books two and three first before I attempt to get through Rhythm of War. I will read this book one day and I have no doubt it will be another five-star read from Sanderson.
Excavation by James Rollins
This is an older novel that was recently lent to me by my colleague Jeffery at Murder, Mayhem and Long Dogs after I mentioned wanting to read some of James Rollins’ books in my review for Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry. This sounds like a really cool read that see’s a group of archaeologists attacked by a creature deep within an ancient tomb and I have no doubt I will enjoy this compelling horror thriller.
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer
The final book on my list is Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer, a young adult novel about opposites literally attracting. Now I have to admit this is not a book I would usually go for, but I am willing to give this one a go due to how much I enjoyed Meyer’s Renegades series (check out my reviews for Archenemies and Supernova). I am planning to read this book in the next month or so and I am curious to see how much I enjoy it.
That’s all the books I have received recently. As you can see it is an interesting assortment of novels from across a variety of genres. Each of these books are rather enticing and I am rather looking forward to seeing how each of them turn out.