January’s Five Books

The new books for January:
The Kassa Gambit by M. C. Planck – Released January 8th, I preordered this back in September, but I’ve been waiting for it for – what seems like – forever. His wife’s novels Song of Scarabaeus and Children of Scarabaeus are among my favorite new SF, so I have high hopes for his.  M.C. Planck on why he wrote the book: “My wife doesn't like fantasy. So I wrote her a sci-fi story where everything was exploding on the first page.”

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Not Pictured) – Released January 15th, this is the final book in the Across the Universe trilogy. I’m honestly both excited and terrified to read this book. The second had me in a complex state (wanting to finish the whole thing in one go, but also wanting to lock it up in a cupboard and pretend it was not killing me a little inside.) I know Beth won’t disappoint with this last installment because, as a follower of her blog and twitter, I know that writing this was an intense labor of love.

The ones that have been in my TBR pile far too long:
I could not get a good picture without the flash - sorry!
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld – the sequel to Leviathan’s paperback edition was released in  August of 2011. I don’t remember precisely when I picked it up, but as I reviewed the first in the series in September of that year, I feel like I should have gotten to this one well before now. I reviewed this alternative history steampunk novel yesterday, so hop back a page and you can check that out.

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld – the final novel in the Leviathan trilogy, the paperback edition was released in August of 2012 (and I probably bought it and the second about that time). This get’s a January spot in my reading list because I want to finish the series in one go. I really do love the steampunk genre, and the approach Scott took with these books is amazingly refreshing.

Hourglass by Myra McEntire – to be completely honest, I tend to shy away from time travel novels. But I’d heard enough good reviews about this novel that I decided I had to get my hands on it and give it a go. Also, because you can’t feel this book, I have to tell you. It is AMAZING. The cover feels like some sort of strange velvet substance.


  1. Hehe...I opened this post and the Sara Creasy post about Kasa Gambitt at the same time :)

    So excited for Shades of Earth! I'm hold number TWO at the library when they get books, woot woot!

    1. Don't you like how I strategically held his book in front of the shelves so his wife's would be in the background? ;)


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