Haul & News – 8 March 2014


I’ve decided that each weekend shall be the time I take to discuss books I’ve received to review and/or books I’ve bought the week before, and any news that particular caught my interest.

Books Received:

  • Missing You by Harlan Coben (review) from Hachette Australia
  • The Wizard’s Promise (The Hannah Duology #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke (review) from Strange Chemistry on NetGalley

Ahh, Harlan Coben. You may not be the best crime writer out there, but as I discovered you during an incredibly dull job fair where I had to man a desk no one was interested in, you shall always have a special place in my reading pile. 

I’ve been meaning to read Clarke’s Assassin’s Curse series for far too long – it’s on my Books to Read in 2014 finally post – but I did adore The Mad Scientist’s Daughter so this was an instant request as soon as I saw it!



During March, FableCroft Publishing is running the Cranky Ladies of History crowd-funding campaign on the Pozible platform. Read more about it and their blog tour here! You can also pledge towards the project here, which currently has a list of authors who have pitched in hopes to be included, such as Juliet Marillier, Garth Nix, Laura Lam, and Lauren Beukes – read who else is interested here!

Other links of notice:

  • Tor is offering free shorts and who doesn’t like excellent short fiction? We know it’s excellent, because it’s from Tor. Click here to see what they have on offer.
  • Tor also have an Elizabeth Bear competition up, and excerpts from all three books in the Eternal Sky trilogy.
  • Fablecroft have their blog tour! Click here for links to all the posts on fabulous Cranky Ladies if you’re interested yet currently undecided on whether to pledge towards the campaign above!

Cover Reveals:


Clariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix. Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by HarperCollins.

Going by the publishing dates, this book has been a long time coming.

Appallingly, though I’ve had Sabriel on my bookshelf for at least ten years, if not more, I haven’t read it yet. Seems like this year is the perfect time to do so!

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