New-ish Books

Surfacing from my Chalet School glom to gloat over my new books that have arrived recently, courtesy of Amazon and The Book Depository:

518h68WxCdL._SL160_ Cassandra Clare’s “City of Glass”:  This is one of March’s new releases I was super-excited about and it’s arrived early!  The cover is just as good IRL.  I love.  I think this is going to be my weekend book.

A couple of anthologies also came recently – “Firebirds Soaring” (tagline: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction) and “Lace and Blade 2” (romantic fantasy). 

51M2O0pzw2L._SL160_ The former is the third in the Firebirds series (here’s a review at The Green Man Review), and I really enjoyed some of the stories in the first two (“Firebirds” and “Firebirds Rising”).  The publisher, Firebird, is an imprint of Penguin, and specialises in reprints and reissues of speculative fiction, according to its slightly out-of-date website.  The only original fiction it publishes are in its anthologies.  Oh, and again, beautiful cover.  It’s probably slightly sad, but placing this book and “City of Glass” side-by-side makes me smile – their covers somehow complement each other perfectly.

51m25z1uEvL._SL160_ “Lace and Blade 2”, as the title suggests, is also second in a series, and is published by the Leda imprint of Norilana Books, an independent publisher.  Again, I liked some of the stories in the first anthology, hence me ordering this one.

41e1 zt7VlL._SL160_ Finally, I also got “The Chalet School Christmas Story Book”.  Heh.  It’s a collection of Christmas stories set in the Chalet School world, some written by Elinor M Brent-Dyer, and some by other contributors.  I couldn’t resist.  In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m still enjoying my Chalet School books.

PS: Yes, I missed March’s TBR Day challenge.  Next month, I promise.

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3 thoughts on “New-ish Books

  1. I’ll be looking forward to your impressions of City of Glass!

    I had my ups and downs with book 2, but in the end I was happy enough to finish the trilogy. Hope City of Glass is a good one! 🙂

  2. My library just decided to carry The City of Glass series. Must’ve been some requests for it. I am on the waiting list for book one. And, I really like the cover of Firebirds Soaring. I have read another anthology by the same company… editor… words escaping me… and I really liked it! Now, I want that one!

  3. Renee – I’ll post more over the weekend (I hope), but the short version is I liked but didn’t love. Sigh.

    Kailana – I know, I love the cover too. I haven’t actually read any of the stories yet, this weekend!

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