July was a relatively slow month for me but I did fold and get some books I had been wanting for a while.
Cold Fury – T. M. Goeglein
From Penguin Canada. (Thank you!) This is on my 2012 Debut Novels list (if you’ll look in the pages above, you’ll see I have a page dedicated to the debuts alone, check it out) and the story seems fast paced and contains a badass protagonist – the kind I love. The reviews haven’t been all that encouraging however but I still want to make my own decision…and there’s a pretty hardback copy with which to do so. Expect a review on it soonish.
Sapphire Blue – Kerstin Gier
Thanks Raincoast Canada! This is the second one in the Ruby Red Trilogy and I realllly liked the first one. It was all sorts of awesome and if you haven’t tried it out yet, I do recommend it. Time travel, an intriguing heroine with an even more intriguing family, a mysterious love interest and fah! Awesomeness.
Tiger Moon – Antonia Michaelis
I actually checked this out from the library but I didn’t want to speed read it as I usually have to do with my library acquisitions. I want to linger over it, savour it, read a bit at a time so I snagged a used copy of Abe Books.
Looking for Alaska – John Green
I don’t know when I’m going to get to this but hey, at least I have it now. Right? Watch me collect all his work now.
Skip Beat vole 7-8-9 in one – Yoshiki Nakamura
So this manga is over 25 volumes long but I hold out hope that if they continue churning out the three in one volumes, I will eventually be able to collect all of them.
For Darkness Shows the Stars – Diana Peterfreund
I tried really really hard not to give in to this one. But the more I saw people around the blogosphere enjoying this, the more I wanted my grubby hands on it. So I caved finally and now, my precioussss, is here! I can pet it to my heart’s delight. My heart is very delighted. My bank account isn’t. Hur.
The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson
Another purchase that The Book Depository beguiled me into making. I mean, you guys, it was only 16 bucks for the box set and it would have cost me about $30 Canadian for the books if I bought them separately so…yeah okay, I have no spine. :\ But I don’t regret it! At all!
I leave you with a Japanese word that describes almost all of us booklovers. Credit on the picture.