I'm a little belated on the book haul from last week, but it's still within something of a regular time frame. I'll be doing my usual book haul on Thursday of this week as well, as I did a few more requests that are pending for the time being.
This will be a list of new approvals (at least the ones I got in recent notations) and only five, as I'm still working through my stack of reading and reviewing. Here they are, in no particular order:
"What We Left Behind" by Robin Talley
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 10/27/2015
Rose's Reading Date: Week of 10/19
I really enjoyed Robin Talley's "Lies We Tell Ourselves", so this is a given read for me, and I was excited to get it as a galley. And it deals with teen characters who are GLBTQ and struggling with their relationships and identities.
"This Song is (Not) For You" by Laura Nowlin
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: 1/5/2016
Rose's Read Date: Week of 11/16
I actually ended up getting this one way, WAY early, but I really enjoyed Laura Nowlin's previous book "If He Had Been With Me" (which had a gorgeous cover - I really like the design of this one as well), so I was happy dancing when I got the approval for this. Two bandmates are best friends and write songs with each other. Enter third bandmate who gels with the band musically, but the relationships are thrown into a quagmire. I'm deifnitely looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
"Hot Toy" by Jennifer Crusie
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10/13/2015
Rose's Read Date: Week of 10/5
Yes, yes, I know this was published before in an anthology, but this is new to me because I've never read it. And it's Jennifer Crusie!!! (Yeah, in case you can't tell, I love her works.) The description's giving me deja vu of "Agnes and the Hitman" - which I remember being totally crazy, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I could use a sweet, funny romantic read right about now.
"The Shock of Night" by Patrick W. Carr
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 11/3/2015
Rose's Read Date: Week of 11/5/2015
So really, this had a very short description in NetGalley, but I was intrigued by the cover and the small bit of info that I got from it. Plus - sci-fi and fantasy are among my favorite genres, so why not?
"Controlled Burn: Boston Fire" by Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: 12/1/2015
Rose's Read Date: Week of 11/23
I requested this one because I really enjoyed the books I've read from Shannon Stacey in the past. She builds characters so well and the chemistry usually leaps off the page. So a fireman and a woman who happens to be the granddaughter of an elderly couple end up being united during a cold winter in an apartment complex? Let's go for it!
That's all for the approvals up until now. I'll have another (and more timely list) ready later this week.