New Acquisitions: 4/15/14

Grace Troxel 15 April, 2014 New Acquisitions 8 comments

New Acquisitions

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve added several new books to my collection.

Review Copies:

  • “I Am Livia” by Phyllis T. Smith – Historical fiction set in ancient Rome.
  • “The Queen of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen - An exiled princess fights for her throne.

Purchased:

  • “The Dragonriders of Pern” by Anne McCaffrey - Anne McCaffrey was one of the first sci-fi writers that I ever read, and although the Pern books are her most famous, I still haven’t read them.  I stumbled across a volume with the first three books at a local used bookstore.
  • “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie - The protagonist is an angry AI who used to be a ship.  Rogue AI’s make me inordinately happy, and Ancillary Justice stands a good chance in the Hugo’s this year.

For my Kindle:

  • “The Majat Testing” by Anna Kashina - This short story is a prequel to Kashina’s novel Blades of the Old Empire. While I was less than impressed with the novel, it mostly had to do with the production and marketing rather than the story itself.
  • “The Winner’s Curse” by Marie Rutkoski - I’ve read a lot of glowing reviews about this one.  It’s YA fantasy set in a war-torn kingdom about a general’s daughter who befriends a slave.

What new books have you acquired lately?  Have you read any of the ones on my list?


8 Responses to “New Acquisitions: 4/15/14”

  1. CaroG

    I think you will really enjoy Ancillary Justice, I personally loved it. As for Dragons of Pern I liked it but didn’t love it. I have the Sword and Laser bookclub to thank for introducing me to both books.
    I got Delirum by Laura Restrepo from the library and recently bought The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente.
    Enjoy your new books!

  2. TBM

    I have never read anything by Anne McCaffrey, but I keep meaning to. I need more time in the day. Hope allergy season hasn’t kicked in yet.

  3. Lynn

    I also have The Queen of the Tearlin. Which I’m looking forward to. I read the Dragon of Pern with a readalong of Carl’s – I do like readalongs.
    Lynn :D

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