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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Books I'm Totally Stoked About Reading

I know there are people out there who don't care for the same books as moi. But every time I pass along one of the book series that I'm crushing on hardcore, I feel a little like I'm giving out the most awesomest birfday present evar. Only sometimes the giftee looks at the present and asks, "Did you mean to give this to me? 'Cause it's not made of booze."


So, I usually gift books to myself. For a job well done. Or something.

Here are several books I'm completely stoked about picking up:



Somers apparently got drunk once or twice and then wrote the Avery Cates novels, staring (you guessed it) Avery Cates—a badass assassin in a fucked up dystopian future where everyone is trying really hard to make him dead. All I can say is God Bless Writers on Whiskey. Now, it looks like Somers is turning his sights to urban fantasy, and I'm totally excited to see a UF that isn't full of wispy vampires and stiletto-clad, tramp stamp havin' shmexy fantasy tropes.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger


Carriger apparently got crunk* on Earl Grey tea, and then wrote the Parasol Protectorate novels, staring Miss Alexia Tarabotti: a preternatural (read soulless) in a Victorian steampunky world filled with brash (and sexy and Scottish) werewolves and vampires with a fondness for pink. Etiquette and Espionage is a Young Adult spin-off of the Parasol Protectorate.



This is a follow up in-universe sequel of sorts to his Clockwork Empire series, but with different characters. In the Clockwork Empire world, a virus has spread throughout the Victorian world creating plague zombies out of some people and clockworker inventor geniuses in others. I thoroughly enjoyed the hell out of The Doomsday VaultThe Impossible Cube, and The Dragon Men.



Speaking of fangirl squee...I've read everything under the sun Rob Thurman related, and I absolutely adore Cal and Niko Leandros in a holy-shit-these-brothers-are-batshit-crazy-but-love-each-other kind of way. Now we get to see a little more of the Leandros brother's past and present...


This is a steampunk book from one of my favsies authors (as S.L. Viehl). Apparently we Yanks lost the Revolutionary War and are still drinking tea we didn't dump into Boston Harbor, and also…magic. Though the book is slated to come out in August 2013, I'm still excited like a little squeeing fangirl.


*my lawyer insists that I put a disclaimer stating that I don't know what the word crunk means, and I that I don't have actual, physical proof that any writer is crunk on anything, least of all Captain Picard's favorite drink. 

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