A few new books have been added to my gigantic never-ending to-be-read mountain! The top two are brand new books just published this month.
First up is Moonshine by Jasmine Gower. The first thing that struck me with this book was the beautiful cover. (I admit I’m a bit of a sucker for a lovely cover.) From the goodreads description:
In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a warped version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.
Yes, please. Sign me up for this ride. I’m excited for this one because based on the description it feels like it will be a breath of fresh air.
Next up is Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift. (This one also has a great cover, by the way.) I’m not entirely sure what this one is about but it takes place in Paris, involves time-travel, and maybe a bit of romance. From goodreads:
Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. She falls in with the eclectic expat community as a bartender at the notorious Millie’s, located next to the Moulin Rouge.
Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns, as she navigates time-faring through the city’s turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.
This has some mixed reviews but was highly praised by Jared over at Pornokitsch, so I picked up a copy to check it out for myself.
The Fangirl Life and the Gaiman book are Christmas gifts from one of my friends and I’m looking forward to both of them. (I still need to read something for my non-fiction bingo square so one of these might work for that.) The manga omnibuses I picked up from my friend’s comic shop yesterday while he was having a sale. I’m a fan of both CLAMP and Natsuki Takaya but somehow haven’t read either of these yet. Looking forward to reading all of these!