Week in Review

Week in Review is a feature that I am bringing to my blog. In this feature I will be posting links to articles or happenings that I found interesting in the past week.

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

So I’d start off with one of the most anticipated Urban Fantasy title of the year, which is Jim Butcher’sCold Days. It’s been getting great reviews left, right and centre. I read that Butcher even managed to drop the word “Vajazzle” in the story as well. My 1 year blogversary winner, Cherry Mischievous, called this asatisfying and compelling read. I’ve only just read up to the third book in the series and still have a long road ahead of me to catch up but I look forward to the journey.

Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories

Next we have the Kickstarter project from Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of The Lays of Anuskaya series. The goal of this Kickstarter is to collect Beaulieu’s various short stories into a single collection. For as little as $5, you can get a digital edition of this collection as well as an e-copy of The Winds of Khalakovo. If the next stretch goal at $3000 is met, then an e-copy of the second book, The Straits of Galahesh will be added to all backers. If you’re looking for some interesting fiction to sink your teeth into then be sure to back this project.

Cover Reveals

The folks at The Founding Fields revealed the cover for Chris F. Holm’s third Collector novel, The Big Reap. A superb urban fantasy/pulp crime series about soul collectors, angels and demons. Head over toThe Founding Fields for a Q&A with Chris F. Holm on the third book.

Fantasy Faction also revealed a cover this week. It’s the UK version of Peter V. Brett’s The Daylight War, the third book in his Demon Cycle series. This is another gorgeous masterpiece by artist Larry Rostant. The blue is so eye-catching don’t you agree?

2012 Goodreads Choice Awards

The winners of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards were announced this week. Every year I look at the nominees and realise how much more well read I need to be. There are just too many good books out! The book that caught my eyes the most in the winners list is a book that I wouldn’t have discovered if it wasn’t for the Goodreads awards. It’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. This looks like a fascinating book that details the contributions introverts have made over the years and the relationships between extroverts and introverts.

Betrayer by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

I get many hits on my blog looking for awesome book covers and many of them land on the image ofLorgar and Angron fighting back to back which ADB revealed earlier in the year. Well now you can finally read all about this epic story in the next chapter in the popular Horus Heresy series. Visit Black Library to pre-order this book today.