Next week will kick off with my very first giveaway! I am very excited to be participating in this year's World Book Night. To help show just how excited I am, I purchased a copy of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, the book I will be giving away on April 23, to give away here on the blog. Come back on Monday for the review and the details on how to win Part-Time Indian.
On Tuesday I will review The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison, second in The Hollows series. (I reviewed the first one here.) I was very happy with this installment--most of the problems I had with Dead Witch Walking were cleared up, and, as Emma Woodhouse would say, I had the "triumph of a lucky guess" about some of the other characters.
On Wednesday I will have a (long overdue!) review for Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. It is so powerful and wonderful and sad and beautiful that I really just can't say enough good things about it. So, yes, the review will probably be full of fangirl type gushing. But hopefully in amidst all the squee there will be something worthwhile as well!
Finally, I will be reviewing Julie Kagawa's first Blood of Eden book, The Immortal Rules. This is actually my first Kagawa book (ducks and hides). I know, I know! I'll definitely be on the lookout for the rest of her books now! I really like a lot of what she did with this one, and think it will be a really fun series.
I got a few new books this week for review that REALLY made me happy. My pre-order for Stacia Kane's short story Home in the Downside Ghosts series came in this week! I did a happy dance, promptly read it, and then became sad again thinking I have to wait over two more months for Chasing Magic. *Sigh*
I was also approved for review copies of the adult paranormal fantasy The Department of Magic by Rod Kierkegaard Jr., the very steampunk young adult novel Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine, and the young adult dystopic romance The Glimpse by Claire Merle. (Which, of course, reminded me of this wonderful blog post from Phoebe at The Intergalactic Academy.)
Check out what other bloggers are reading at The Story Siren's In My Mailbox page. What are you reading this week?