Thursday, June 16, 2011

Incoming Books ~ June 17, 2011


Shades of Milk and Honey

Incoming books in a very shortened format ~ books up for review that we would like to share. The question of the day is:

Which book would you choose to read first? 

Speculative Reads:

Shades of Milk and Honey ~ by Mary Robinette Kowal  (softbound June 2011/ hardbound August 2010)  Nebula nominated and now in paper back, it has a Victorian England setting with magical elements. US|UK|Canada.

The Plain Man

The Plain Man ~ by Steve Englehart  (June 21, 2011) The third in this action packed supernatural and magical series; it is likened to Marvel comic books. US|UK|Canada.




Miserere ~ by Teresa Frohock  (July 5th 2011) See our recent author interview for this exciting debut fantasy! - US|UK|Canada.

Osiris Ritual



The Osiris Ritual ~ by George Mann  (softbound June 2011/ hardbound August 2010) The second in the series, this is a steam punk mystery with paranormal undertones, with the third to be published soon. US|UK|Canada.

Changeling Moon


Changeling Moon ~ by Dani Harper (May 31, 2011) Book one in this werewolf paranormal romance series. US|UK|Canada.

changeling dream


Changeling Dream ~ by Dani Harper (June 28, 2011) Book two in the series. US|UK|Canada.

Jamrachs Menagerie


Jamrach’s Menagerie ~ by Carol Birch (June 14th 2011) A coming of age literary novel with mythic and historical undertones that is likened to Moby Dick or Great Expectations. US|UK|Canada.

Finders Keepers


Finders Keepers ~ by Russ Colchamiro, illustrated by Rich Koslowski (October 28th 2010) A comical science based fantasy novel by an indie author. US|UK|Canada.

Zombie Ohio



Zombie, Ohio ~ by Scott Kenemore  (February 10, 2011) A zombie horror, satire and mystery novel by a prolific zombie author. US|UK|Canada.

map of time


 The Map of Time  ~ by Felix J. Palma; translated by Nick Caistor (June 28th 2011) With links to H. G. Wells, this novel is set in Victorian London and also has literary connections to The Time Machine and Dracula. It is translated from Spanish. US|UK|Canada.



Hungry for You ~ by A.M. Harte (January 29th 2011) Indie short horror stories, revolving around themes of love and death. US|UK|Canada.

The Devil of all TimeFiction Reads:

The Devil All The Time ~ by Donald Ray Pollock (July 12, 2011) Gothic serial killer tale set during the end of WWII and the 1960s, with mythical undertones.  US|UK|Canada.

French Lessons



French Lessons ~ by Ellen Sussman  (July 12th 2011) Three Americans learn about love and themselves in France. US|UK|Canada.

sorrowed souls

 Sorrowed Souls  ~ by Brenda Youngerman  (August 26, 2009) This indie author examines the descent into emotional darkness in this novel. US|UK|Canada.

Non Fiction Reads:

Fabulous Faces


Fabulous Faces: From Motivation to Transformation Through Facial Plastic Surgery    ~ by Peter A. Adamson M.D. (November 5, 2010) Plastic surgeon and Otolaryngologist (face, head, and neck specialist) tells the reader about facial plastic surgery, fillers, and advanced skin care all in layman’s terms. US|UK|Canadabetter by mistake.


Better by Mistake ~ by Alina Tugend (March 17, 2011)  This journalist examines how mistakes can make us better. US|UK|Canada.

That’s all for this month. Now for the best part ~ Which of these books would you read first?

Happy Reading!


Unknown said...

I've already read The Map of Time (AMAZING!!!) and Jamrach's Menagerie (so-so); I'd go for Shades of Milk and Honey first.

Unknown said...

Susie -
I have seen mixed reviews for both. My friend Rose hated The Map of Time. Bookbrowse is getting high ratings for Jamrach's Menagerie.

What is also getting great ratings in the The Devil of All Time.

I was also noting that there is a Victorian theme in this book set.

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

The Mao of Time sounds intersting...I wonder...! I hope The Devil of All Time is good! French Lessons sounds like a great summer read and the cover of Jamrach's Menagerie is certainly intriguing!

Have you read any of these yet?

Unknown said...

Amy -
Yes I finished Fabulous Faces - its excellent for someone wanting some advice on plastic surgery and beyond day to day skin care - injectables and laser resurfacing.

I have started several other - just to get a feel for what the writing is like. I just need to read faster!

Yes I do agree Menagerie is such a great cover.

I am hearing mixed reviews on The Map of Time.

Thanks for commenting :)

Anonymous said...

I would definitely pick Sorrowed is a great read and makes you think about it after you've put it down...but I might be a bit biased as I know the author quite well. :)

Unknown said...

Lol you are so cute Brenda. I am glad you know yourself well, some folks do not.

Thanks for commenting!

Sarah M said...

I'd pick The Osiris Ritual. I love anything Eygpt-related.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That's an easy choice for me... I just picked Map of Time from my own pile of review books. I'm about 100 pages in and so far liking it a lot. But that could change as it's a 600 page book.

Unknown said...

Sarah -
John he loves Egypt related stuff too. It was his choice. Although I do have the first of the series - The Affinity Bridge (I think) in my TBR pile.

I just love to cover.

Leslie -
Yes this one is a tome - are you going to read The Time Machine with it as well? We got a little copy of it with the ARC. Very cute.

Will look for your thoughts - I think John will be grabbing this one.

Alexia561 said...

So many good books to choose from! I haven't read a good werewolf book in awhile, so would probably pick Changeling Moon. Although French Lessons and Zombie Ohio both sound good as well. Time for eenie, meenie, minie, mo! ;)

Whichever you choose, hope you enjoy!

Unknown said...

Alexia -
Great choices!

I have this new method - read the first bit of several and see what ends at the top of the pile.

John was talking about a spread sheet "Matrix", but I thought that was boring. lol...

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