Surfacing from my Chalet School glom to gloat over my new books that have arrived recently, courtesy of Amazon and The Book Depository:
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).
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is an imprint of Penguin, and specialises in reprints and reissues of speculative fiction, according to its slightly out-of-date website.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.
“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.
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.