Book Haul – 12 April 2020

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a book haul post, so I thought it would be a good idea to once again highlight some of the latest books I’ve been lucky enough to receive copies of.  I’ve actually picked up a few rather interesting reads in the last couple of weeks, and I am looking forward to getting through all of them.

Last Survivor by Tony Park

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The first book in this post is the rather exciting sounding new novel from Australian thriller author Tony Park, Last SurvivorLast Survivor is the latest novel to feature Park’s recurring protagonist Sonja Kurtz, and should prove to be another fantastic thriller set in the wilds of Africa.  I am quite excited to read this book, and I was also rather happy to see that they included a quote from my Canberra Weekly review of Park’s last book, Ghosts of the Past, on the cover of the advanced proof I received (see below).

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The Deep by Alma Katsu

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Now this one sounds like it is going to be a rather cool book.  The Deep is a intriguing sounding mashup of the horror and historical fiction genres, that reimagines the events of the Titanic.  I actually got this book as a birthday gift, and I am curious to see how it turns out.

The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

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This is the sequel to the 2018 historical epic, The Burning Chambers.  I love a good dive into intriguing eras of history, and I think that The City of Tears sounds like a rather fantastic read.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

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Chosen Ones is another book that should prove to be a fascinating read.  It is the adult fiction debut of bestselling young adult fiction author Veronica Roth, who is best known for her Divergent trilogy.  I actually really like the sound of the plot of this book, which focuses on a group of chosen ones after they succeed in taking down their big bad, and I am very interested in checking out what cool ideas Roth comes up with for this story.

The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey

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The Satapur Moonstone is the second book in a fun, historical mystery series, and I am looking forward to reading it.

The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

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The final novel in this book haul is the dark and compelling sounding thriller, The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel.  This is another cool and interesting book, and I cannot wait to read it.
That’s it for my latest book haul.  Make sure to stay tuned and check out my reviews for this exciting reads.  Let me know which of the above books you like the sound of the most and I will try to get to it first.

Book Haul – 5 November 2019

In the last couple of weeks I have been lucky enough to receive copies of several amazing new releases, and figured it was time for another Book Haul post.  This Book Haul features a range of really interesting and diverse books, all of which I am very excited for.

Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Let us start this post off with the book I was probably most eager to receive, Star Wars: Resistance RebornResistance Reborn is set to be the main tie-in novel to the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker movie, and I have already featured this book in a Waiting on Wednesday post and my Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for July-December 2019 list.  Needless to say after receiving it last week, I have already read it, and will hopefully get a review up in the next few days.

The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

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Another book that I received recently and have already read.  The Diamond Hunter was a really good historical drama written by Australian author Fiona McIntosh.  A short review of this book is going to run in the Canberra Weekly in a couple of days, and I am hoping to get a longer review done up as well.  In the meantime, make sure to check out my review of McIntosh’s last book, The Pearl Thief.

The Wailing Woman by Maria Lewis

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This is a really intriguing piece of urban fantasy about banshees from Australian author Maria Lewis.  I am actually in the process of reading this book at the moment, and so far it is pretty good.

The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas

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This is an interesting sounding retelling of the classic tale of Mulan.  I have heard some promising things about this book from other reviewers and I am looking forward to checking it out.

A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

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This is an interesting sounding book that is set to be released next year.  I really like the sound of a murder mystery set in 1920’s Bombay, and it should prove to be a fantastic read.

Spy by Danielle Steel

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Now, I have to admit that Danielle Steel is not usually the sort of author I would read.  However, this sounds like quite a compelling historical thriller, and I did rather like one of Steel’s other 2019 releases, Turning Point, so I think I will check this book out.

Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

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The final book on this post is an exciting and massive fantasy debut I just received today.  I have actually had my eye on this book for a little while now, and this book is quite high on my reading list at the moment.

I am very happy with the above books, and I am extremely confident that I am going to enjoy all of them.  Let me know which of these books interests you the most.