There are several ways that books make their way through my front door: I buy them, I borrow them, I
beg for request a review copy, I accept a pitch, they magically appear. Here are some books that I have acquired over the last few weeks from all five sources.
I went to the bookstore the other night and came hope with the first two volumes (books 1-4) of the Vampire Diaries (don't they look weird next to each other?) and the latest two in the Gregor Demarkian mystery series.
Here we have urban fantasy (The Tear Collector), two historical fiction/fantasies (Lady Macbeth's Daughter and Dreaming Anastasia), and a horror (The Waking: Dreams of the Dead).
Next up is Moonlight in Odessa, which is women's fiction. The Fruit of Her Hands and The Aviary Gate are historical fiction (13th-century Europe & 16th-century Ottoman Empire, respectively), and Her Fearful Symmetry is psychological fiction.
Finally, we have general fiction (Ferris Beach), two fantasies (Genesis & The Resurrectionist), and a coming-of-age story (Blue Boy).
Have you read any of these? Do you own any of these? They all look good to me -- except the horror novel, which I'll probably be giving away during BBAW! I'm a bit of coward when it comes to horror.