Here’s what I picked up today:
- “The Mirror Prince” by Violette Malan (fantasy). The power of cover quotes! I wouldn’t have given this book a second glance, if the front cover hadn’t had a quote by Charlaine Harris. So I picked it up, glanced at the back – and hey, a Tanya Huff quote (“… given a complex, high fantasy world a very readable contemporary voice” if you’re interested). So I actually started reading the first few pages and thought it intriguing enough to toss into my basket.
- “The Master of Blacktower” and “Ammie, Come Home” by Barbara Michaels (mystery) – Am starting to build up my collection of Barbara Michaels now. “Ammie, Come Home” was strongly rec’d by Rosario (if I remember correctly), while “The Master of Blacktower” has a scarred and tortured hero according to the back cover blurb – so hey, why not. I’d have bought more, but I’ve a few coming from Amazon, and I’m incredibly bad at remembering what I’ve ordered online. Oh damn, I’ve just checked and what I really wanted was “Stitches in Time”, which is related to “Shattered Silk” and “Ammie, Come Home”. Sigh – next time.
- “Driven” by Eve Kenin (fantasy) – After all the uproar about the Shomi line (all publicity being good publicity, or something like?), I was on the lookout for their books. This one appears to be the most popular among reviewers, and the concept (truck-driving in a post-apocalyptic world?) fascinated me, so am giving it a go.