Saturday, October 12, 2013

Letterbox Love/Stacking the Shelves

I don't know about you, but for me this week has flown by! I was looking forward to doing my review of Elizabeth May's 'The Falconer' which I finished reading last week, but Wednesday, my normal coursework-and-life-catchup day became a work-I-get-paid-for day, so I was playing catchup the rest of the week. Although the money will be nice - more books! :-) So no reviews this week, but that means you can look forward to seeing a review tomorrow, and probably one for Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger in the middle of the week.

On to the books!

First up is actually one I got for a class.

Praetorian, by Simon Scarrow. I'm an Ancient History student, and I've been interested in reading this series set in the ancient Roman Empire for a while. Unfortunately this is jumping in to the middle of the series, but this is the book I need for my essay, so c'est la vie, I'll catch up on the others another time.

Next, 3 books I've been looking forward to for a while.

The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch - I've been waiting for this book for years. #3 in the Gentleman Bastard series, I read its predecessors as soon as they came out, when I was maybe 14/15. I'm now 22, so it's been a long wait, but this one came out on Thursday, so at long last I can find out what happens next for these conmen. I'm rereading book 1 at the moment, so hopefully I'll get to that one very soon.

Blood Trade, by Faith Hunter - another series I love, this is book 6 in the Jane Yellowrock series. I read the last one while I was in Carolina last year & didn't want to buy the next and be unable to bring it home with me. I can't wait to see what's next for Jane.

Firelight, by Kristen Callihan. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I've heard good things about the series from the start, and I'm looking forward to finally reading it. 

What books did you get this week? Have you read any of these four? Share your links in the comments :)



Sophie Hedley on October 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM said...

I've always been tempted to read the Jane Yellowrock series. I hope you like your new reads.


Grace Fonseca on October 12, 2013 at 2:46 PM said...

Your first two books are new to me. I hadn't heard of them before, but they do have awesome covers.

Books of Love

Tsukikomew on October 12, 2013 at 3:25 PM said...

I keep meaning to read "Firelight" but I haven't gotten around to it. Happy reading!

Tsuki’s STS

Jillyn on October 12, 2013 at 11:24 PM said...

I love the cover of Firelight. I hope you enjoy your books! :)

Chyna on October 13, 2013 at 12:09 AM said...

beautiful haul!

Stop by at mine too <3 We have tons of giveaways :)

Bookish on October 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM said...

Great haul! Firelight has been on my wishlist for what feels like forever as has Republic of Thieves, I'm just about to re-read the first one too as it's been such a long time.

Enjoy your new books and happy reading!

Ailsa on October 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM said...

Thanks for visiting the blog, everyone :)

Jennifer Bielman on October 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM said...

Heard great things about Firelight. Happy reading.

Ula (Blog of Erised) on October 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM said...

Wow, nice! Praetorian looks great!
Happy reading!

My haul

Shane Morgan on October 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM said...

Cool haul. Happy reading :)

Kasey on October 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM said...

Firelight looks amazing! Hope you enjoy your haul! :)

Jay Riv on October 13, 2013 at 10:18 PM said...

Interesting looking series'. I will have to look into book 1 on a couple of these. :)
Happy Reading!
Here are my new books.

Ailsa on October 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM said...

Thank you all for visiting! :)

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