I have been having an absolutely fantastic couple of week for books, as I have been lucky enough to receive several incredible and amazing new novels from some of my local publishers. As I am anticipating getting some more books in the near future, I thought I would take this opportunity to highlight some of the recent releases I have received before my new book pile got too big. These novels include some truly awesome new releases, several of which I have been eagerly awaiting for some time. I am extremely keen to read all of the books below and I cannot wait to check them out.
I was very happy to recently receive a copy of The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan, an epic sounding fantasy novel with an interesting legal edge to it. This is one of my most anticipated fantasy books of the year, mainly because I have heard some amazing reviews about this book already. I am hoping to read this one soon and I am anticipating an exceptional and impressive read.
I was pretty excited to receive Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham, a cool and massive fantasy novel that also has a ton of potential. Written by one half of the team behind The Expanse novels (see my reviews for Tiamat’s Wrath and Leviathan Falls), this looks set to be an exciting and elaborate fantasy read and I look forward to exploring Abraham’s complex new world.
36 Streets by T. R. Napper
One of the more unique novels I recently received was the brilliant cyberpunk thriller 36 Streets by Australian author T. R. Napper. Set in a futuristic version of Hanoi, this exciting and compelling read follows a young gangster as she investigates a massive conspiracy. I have actually already read this book and its pretty damn awesome and well worth checking out. Review to follow soon.
I was so very, very happy to receive a copy of The Kaiju Preservation Society by bestselling author John Scalzi. Following a group of humans who attempt to save a race of giant monsters in an alternate universe, I have been waiting a long time to read this fantastic and funny sounding book, especially after having so much fun with Scalzi’s previous novel Redshirts. I am hoping to trying to check this novel out very soon and I know I am going to love it.
Nine Lives by Peter Swanson
Another recent release I am hoping to get to soon is Nine Lives by the very clever Peter Swanson. This cool thriller sounds really intriguing and I cannot wait to see how it’s captivating mystery turns out. I loved Swanson’s last book, Rules for Perfect Murder, and I know I will have a great time with Nine Lives.
Black Drop by Leonora Nattrass
An awesome and fascinating historical thriller that sees a British clerk trying to uncover a dangerous conspiracy while England fights against the French.
Daughters of Eve by Nina D. Campbell
An intense and incredible thriller that sees a detective try and take down a group of killers targeting abusive men. I like the intriguing plot hook around this novel and I look forward to checking it out.
Brunswick Street Blues by Sally Bothroyd
An exciting Australian murder mystery debut set in Melbourne, I think this one will be a fantastic read and I look forward to checking out this new author.
The Game by Scott Kershaw
An awesome sounding thriller that sees five strangers forced to play a mysterious game to save someone they love. I know I’m pretty excited to check this one out and I cannot wait to see what chaos and intense games they are forced to play.
Lies My Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch
An interesting new young adult science fiction thriller about memory, lies and secrets.
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
One of the more compelling and distinctive fantasy releases of 2022, this captivating novel contains an fantastic sounding story inspired by One Thousand and One Nights. The Stardust Thief is already getting a lot of buzz around it and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
The final book in this post is Carnival, the latest entry in the cool series of the impressive Firefly novel series I have been enjoying recently. This series has had some amazing reads, including Big Damn Hero, The Magnificent Nine, The Ghost Machine, Generations and Life Signs, and I cannot wait to see how the next adventure unfolds. I am particularly excited to read a Firefly novel by bestselling author Una McCormack who has written some excellent Star Trek novels (The Way to the Stars and The Last Best Hope), and I am expecting this to be a really awesome read.
Well that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post. As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in. Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.