Look What Just Arrived! (#9)

Carrie Pictures 2012 288As you guys know, I was travelling.  As you also know, that means only one thing: new books.  The only real question is: what did I buy?  So here we go:

  • Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
  • The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
  • The Singing Sword by Jack Whyte
  • The Courtesan’s Lover by Gabrielle Kimm
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  • Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull

To be fair, I’ve already read and scheduled my review for The Singing Sword because I took it with me to read on the plane.  So I’m not as far behind on buying, reading and reviewing as it seems like.

I picked up  Prince of Thorns because Savindi from The Streetlight Reader has been raving about Prince of Thorns for a while now, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.  Grave Mercy both appealed to me when I read the blurb on Amazon a while back and because it was the talk of the YA blogosphere for a fair bit of time.  We’ll see if it’s worth the hype.

I picked up Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull because although I absolutely hated Fablehaven, I enjoyed the first book in his new Beyonders series.  Also, I needed a new book at the airport in case I finished The Singing Sword on the way back.  The Courtesan’s Lover had both an intriguing blurb and was on sale, so I picked that up as well at the bookstore.  The Ghost Brigades is the second part of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series.  I figure that since the first book was so funny I cried from laughing at some parts that if nothing else, the second book will be an entertaining read.  Knowing John Scalzi, though, I’m pretty sure it will be far more than that.

So what books are you guys reading this month?  See any books here that you loved/hated/need to read?


  1. theairtwit

    I’m sure Savindi will be glad to hear another reader will hop on the PoT train! I decided to read it, too, but I checked it out from the library in the midst of school stress — never got to finish it, but I hope to finish it off this summer. Jorg is a rather interesting character, I think.

    Grave Mercy, yes. It’s been on my radar for a while now, actually. One of these days I have to remember to check it out! I know it’s been the center of some hype in the book blogging community, and I’m curious to see what the fuss is about.

    • Carrie Slager

      Lots of my purchases lately have been to see what all the fuss is about. It’s definitely the case with those two. Although I am currently resisting the temptation to start them right away and am working at chipping away at my In Progress list.

  2. Streetlight Reader

    Yay for Prince of Thorns! I really hope you enjoy this one Carrie :). It’s quite different from any book that I’ve ever read because of Jorg. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. I’ve heard good things about Grave Mercy so I hope you enjoy it!

    • Carrie Slager

      Thanks Savindi! From your review, Jorg sounds like an interesting character, so I can’t wait to start Prince of Thorns later this week (hopefully). Grave Mercy seems to be one of those books all my blogger friends have heard of and want to read but haven’t, so we’ll see if it really does live up to its hype!

      • Streetlight Reader

        He definitely is an interesting character- quite unlike anyone I’ve read before. It’s a fairly easy read too. I finished it within a day and half probably. I hope Grave Mercy lives up to it’s hype! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

    • Carrie Slager

      It seems everyone has! After hearing so much hype about it in the blogosphere I figured I better at least give it a try. The blurb looks interesting, so there’s that as well. We’ll see if it’s as good as everyone says it is.

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