Picked up a few new books in the last week or so.
The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers sounded really intriguing to me so I decided to take a chance on it when offered a copy for review purposes. Description:
A former warrior caught between gods and priests must fight for the survival of his family in this dark epic fantasy debut, set in a harsh arctic world inspired by Scandinavian indigenous cultures.
I don’t read a ton of epic fantasy these days so I’m pretty choosy about what I pick up for that as it tends to slow my overall reading speed but I feel like this is going to be a good read. I also like that it’s inspired by something I haven’t read a lot of in the fantasy genre.
The Shape of the Atmosphere by Jessica Dainty is a bit different from what I’d normally pick up but I’m really looking forward to it. I won this signed copy in a contest from Pandamoon Publishing (thanks!). Description:
Gertie MacLarsen believes she was given ugliness at birth. Growing up in an estranged home, the only times she feels beautiful are the nights her father comes in to show her the stars. The day of her 16th birthday, the same day that Sputnik traverses the sky, Gertie’s life is irrevocably changed. After a family tragedy, her elusive and alcoholic mother sends her to Willow Estate, a private mental institution, where she is thrown into a world of harsh therapies, dangerous hospital politics, and, surprisingly, a sense of family.
Honestly, just based on the description, I think I’m going to find that I have a lot to empathize about with the main character. Interested to see what role the space race plays in it as well.
The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin. I’ve actually had my eye on this one for a while. I mean, a good themed anthology. There are some really excellent authors in this one including Nnedi Okorofor, Amal El-Mohtar, and Neil Gaiman, just to name a few. Hoping to dive into this shortly and finish up at least four shorts for my last book bingo square.
The Silvered by Tanya Huff. Had some time browsing the book store yesterday while waiting for a movie to start and happened across this one. Tanya Huff is such a versatile writer, having written all kinds of science fiction and fantasy, and I haven’t read a ton of her work but I’ve always liked what I have read so I picked this one up on a whim. A prophecy! Pregnant mages! A rescue mission! Sounded interesting. So, into Mt. TBR it goes.