In My Mailbox post! Hosted by The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review. All summaries taken from either Goodreads or Amazon.
Just a couple e-arcs from netgalley and one from the library this week. (Basically it’s a post with pretty book covers!)
From the library:
(01) Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
“The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…
Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—
The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance”
Zombies! I’ve heard pretty good things about this and it’s been a while since I’ve read a zombie book. Also cover is gorgeous! (And the the cover reveal of A Darkness Strange and Lovely showed that the second one is just as pretty!)
From Netgalley (Thanks Strange Chemistry!)
(02) The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clakre
“The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist.
There’s never been anyone – or anything – quite like Finn.
He looks, and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task is to tutor Cat. When the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.”
So excited! I quite enjoyed Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse so I’m excited to read more of her works. This one’s about robots and kind of reminds of Frankenstein actually for some reaason! Pretty cover to boot!
(03) Pantomime by Laura Lam
“R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.
But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada”
I loveeeee circus themed books. I think it’s because of the visuals. Also the magic! Gorgeous cover! Here’s Laura Lam’s take on her book.
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