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The latest books that I have received. 

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz.

Published by Orbit on March 15th, 2018.

Surprise book post from Orbit that sounds intriguing.


Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap medicines for those who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.

Hot on her trail is an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his indentured robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understands.

And underlying it all is one fundamental question: is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Arm of the Sphinx: Book Two of The Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft.

Published by Orbit on March 15th, 2018.

More surprise book post from Orbit. Alas, I still haven’t read book 1 yet!


Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship. Senlin’s search for his lost wife continues, even as her ghost haunts his every step. But the Tower of Babel proves to be as difficult to re-enter as it was to escape.

In desperation, he turns to a rumoured legend of the Tower, the mysterious and dangerous Sphinx. But help from the Sphinx does not come cheaply, and one of his crew already knows the terrible cost.

Zero Day (Hatching 3) by Ezekiel Boone.

Published by Gollancz on March 1st, 2018.

I love this trilogy, just such good fun. The ending of the previous book, Skitter has me eager to find out what happens next and where Boone takes his story in this, the final part of the trilogy.

I’ve actually finished this book. I read it in two days and really enjoyed it. My review will be up soon but you know, procrastination and all that. It’s also cold which is making me lack much blogging motivation! 


The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.

The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?

For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can-more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder – and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what can be more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

Kin by Snorri Kristjansson.

Published by Jo Fletcher on March 8th, 2018.

I had seen this book around on Twitter thought it sounded pretty cool and I even did a waiting on Wednesday post to highlight it as it had intrigued me. I was surprised to see it appear on bookbridgr recently and then even more surprised when my request for it was granted, awesome! 🙂


Everyone loves a family reunion.

He can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of gold when he retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a remote valley. Now, in the summer of 970, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: dark, dangerous Karl, lithe, clever Jorunn, gentle Aslak, henpecked by his shrewish wife, and the giant Bjorn, made bitter by Volund, his idiot son.

And they’re coming with darkness in their hearts.

The siblings gather, bad blood simmers and old feuds resurface as Unnthor’s heirs make their moves on the old man’s treasure – until one morning Helga is awakened by screams. Blood has been shed: kin has been slain.

No one confesses, but all the clues point to one person – who cannot possibly be the murderer, at least in Helga’s eyes. But if she’s going to save the innocent from the axe and prevent more bloodshed, she’s got to solve the mystery – fast . . .

Lies. Manipulation. Murder. There’s nothing quite like family . . .

The Bitter Twins (The Winnowing Flame Book 2) by Jen Williams.

Published by Headline on March 8th, 2018.

The Ninth Rain was fantastic and was one of my Top Ten Books of 2017. I’m looking forward to seeing how Williams continues her story in this book. I’m also on the Blog Tour in March with an interview from the author, how cool!


The Ninth Rain has fallen. The Jure’lia are awake. Nothing can be the same again.

Tormalin the Oathless and the fell-witch Noon have their work cut out rallying the first war-beasts to be born in Ebora for three centuries. But these are not the great winged warriors of old. Hatched too soon and with no memory of their past incarnations, these onetime defenders of Sarn can barely stop bickering, let alone face an ancient enemy who grow stronger each day.

The key to uniting them, according to the scholar Vintage, may lie in a part of Sarn no one really believes exists – a distant island, mysteriously connected to the fate of two legendary Eborans who disappeared long ago.

But finding it will mean a perilous journey in a time of war, while new monsters lie in wait for those left behind.

Join the heroes of THE NINTH RAIN as they battle a terrible evil, the likes of which Sarn has never known.

I also got quoted in the book along with my fellow fantastic blogger Liz from liisthinks/cover 2 cover, book quote buddies!👌📚


What do you think? Do any interest you? Are you planning on reading any?

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42 thoughts on “Book Haul: New Books! #BookBloggers #BookBlogger #Blogger #Books

      1. If it doesn’t turn up they say to contact the publicist over it in the confirmation email you receive after requesting which is a lot of faffing around to be honest and I never bother. They either turn up or they don’t. I’ve been sent a book before that I didn’t request and recently I was asked to take part in the paperback release blog tour for a book as I had supposedly requested it in hardback from them a year ago, I didn’t but goes to show that they make mistakes and it’s all very random.

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  1. Happy reading. I need to start the Bancroft books soon. Hope you enjoy Kin. I thought it was great and currently reading Jen William’s book although I hadn’t realised it was 600 pages. Wow.
    Lynn 😄

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  2. Wow, congratulations! It’s great to be quoted in a book! *_*
    And I hope the first book of this series really soon! I’m dying of curiosity! Also, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Bancroft’s books, but I am a little skeptical… I think I would wait for your review to have a more complete idea about it! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, it is pretty cool and I hope you enjoy the first book. I thought it was fantastic as did many others.

      I’m sceptical about Bancroft too! So, I’m not really sure when I’ll get around to reading them. They have been so hyped up but I just can’t get into the whole hype surrounding them.

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  3. I like the look of Autonomous and huge congratulations on being mentioned in The Nineth Rain:)). What a fabulous book to be mentioned in! I’m currently reading The Bitter Twins…

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      1. Ah – I’ve got the Netgalley arc, so I’ll check it out:). It’s taken me a bit of time to thoroughly get into it, but I am now into to the story and enjoying it:)

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  4. Oh my gosh.. so many interesting titles here… Kin looks proper good… and Autonomous! And Bitter Twins! 😉 😉 😉

    I saw your reply to Nicki re bookbridgr that you had been asked for a blog tour for a book you supposedly requested- this happened to me too about 2 weeks ago… I actually went back to NG and bookbridgr to check my request history because I was pretty darned sure I had never requested it… anyway, I said I never got the book and would be happy to do a spotlight (like the next day) and by then places had filled out… and I was promised a review copy for sure this time- ha, still waiting 😀 😀 😀

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    1. The tour that I got asked for by bookbridgr was Strange the Dreamer, now, as I don’t read YA I certainly didn’t request it.😂

      Supposedly, I’d requested the hard back version last year and the tour was for the upcoming paperback version. Honestly, I don’t remember it being on bookbridgr as it was a mega popular and hyped book but it might have been I guess. I checked my request history on the site though out of curiosity and no, no request was there so I have no idea what they were on about.

      The site is weird, sometimes lucky, sometimes not, very hit and miss and they even sent me a copy of a book that I hadn’t requested last year.😂


      1. I did actually download it then 😉 (but it’s still among so many other books on there, I have no idea when I’ll get to it)

        Ah yeah I’ve heard that too- I plan to read it when the hype dies down (and preferably when all the books are out so I don’t have to wait in between releases 😉 )

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