After listing all the books I want this month, I stopped by the bookstores today and couldn’t find a single one. Yes, I know it is only the 5th of August, and most of them are coming out later in the month – but you know, wishful thinking…
Though I did see both Lois McMaster Bujold’s “The Sharing Knife: Legacy” and Julia Quinn’s “The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever” – both of which I cannot buy because I’ve ordered it from Amazon. Aarrgghhh. Especially since the only reason I ordered them from Amazon was that I couldn’t find them in the shops. Double aaarrgghhh. And it always always happens this way. Ordering a book from Amazon is almost a guarantee I’ll see it the next time I go to the bookstore.
I didn’t leave empty-handed though (err… not that I usually do). I picked up three books:
Brandon Sanderson‘s “Mistborn” – First in a fantasy trilogy. I’ve been meaning to get this ever since I read his debut novel “Elantris”, which I really liked. I forgot this was coming out in mass-market this month, so it was a pleasant surprise to see this sitting in the New Releases section. There is actually a back cover blurb from Romantic Times (“An exceedingly satisfying book!”), so I’m guessing there is some romance in here as well.
Lisa Cach‘s “A Babe in Ghostland” – Paranormal romance, ummm… I’m guessing almost chick-lit based on the cover? Not normally the kind of book I’d pick up, but Rosario has been really liking it, and the first few pages I read in the store intrigued me.
Lisa Shearin‘s “Magic Lost, Trouble Found” – Fantasy. I think this is her first novel. And I err… liked the cover. No, really, that wasn’t the whole reason I bought it – I think I’ve read an interview with her somewhere and she talked about why she renamed her book. One sec – off to Google… Yes, the original title was “Thief of Souls”, which rings a bell – I think she said that she was advised to change that to something lighter to suit the feel of the books more. Or I be completely making that up because I really can’t find the original site. Anyway, it sounds interesting – the heroine is a sorceress with the ability to find things, hence the title. Her website has an excerpt.