Sunday, February 19, 2012

More New Arrivals

In order to make up for not buying any books in January I went slightly overboard this month. It seems all the local online shops decided to have sales at the same time, and since I don't get to actual bookshops very often I just had to jump at the opportunity.

I'm pretty happy that I managed to control the darker urges of my book addiction and kept the number of new books bought down to just seven.

Books bought:

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Blood of the Mantis and Salute the Dark by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Scar and The City & The City by China MiƩville
Spellwright by Blake Charlton

For Review:

Feast your eyes on the gorgeousness that is Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds. Isn't that cover just stunning?

This is one of my most anticipated titles of 2012 and I can't wait to get started. A huge thank you to Andrea from Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me a review copy.


  1. Oooh it's always exciting when new books arrive :) I always love the China Mieville covers!

    1. Yes, those new release covers are great. I was VERY tempted to buy all of them to go with the new edition of Embassytown I already have, but alas my finances didn't allow for that.

  2. Let me know what you thought of Spellwright - the concept was great, but I ended up feeling let down. Awesome cover to that edition though!

    1. Will do. The premise is what drew me to the book. Luckily this was one of those bargain buys so if it doesn't quite meet my expectations I won't feel cheated.