I accidentally bought more books? I really can’t believe this is a thing I have to post again because I just bought books at the end of August, and I said I wasn’t going to go into a bookstore, and then I freaking did, and UGH. I even said to Erin, “I don’t have to go book shopping,” but then I followed it up with, “But I won’t not go book shopping.” So we did, and I’m the worst. I swear, I’m done buying books after these because I literally have a stack next to my bed now that I have too many books for my TBR.
I mean, The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison, have you heard a more Mary title ever? Combining my favorite asshole bird with religion? Heck and yes. Plus, this just sounds stellar–an urban fantasy set in London that’s got angels, vampires, werewolves, Jack the Ripper, and Sherlock Holmes? HECK AND YES. This sounds like an upgraded adult version of Shadowhunters, and I am so ready to flail endlessly about this.
I’ve had my eye on Girl Serpent Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust for a while because I love me a good snake cover, but I somehow didn’t know it was a combination between Persian mythology and Sleeping Beauty, and now I am here for it. Clearly, since I bought it. Plus, that tagline, sometimes the princess is the monster, is just EVERYTHING, and it’s queer? The more I talk about this, the more I want to immediately read it.
I’m immediately drawn to anything about libraries right now given that I’m writing about one, so it was like a beacon in the bookstore, The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Combine that with time travel and some serious MI6 vibes, and I was practically throwing it across the store at Erin. Yes, I would love it even more if it was queer, but I’m hella hyped for a wild bookish adventure through time.
I have another book by Helene Dunbar that I haven’t read yet, but THAT COVER. Prelude for Lost Souls looks absolutely gorgeous, and it’s queer, so that was all I really needed to know because I am a simple person to please. So, really, it’s just bonus points that it’s listed as “fans for Nova Ren Suma & Maggie Stiefvater” and has ghosts? The heck, I’m ready.
That’s right, y’all, I finally bought Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! Truly, a lot of the books that I’ve bought recently will work quite nicely for Halloween, and I’m hella excited. This was the only reason that we went into the bookstore, so I’m not sure why all these other books ended up in my cart, but oh well, I’m just so happy that I can finally start staring at this in person until it’s time to read it next month.
I actually picked up the sequel to Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith not realizing it was the second book, thankfully saw the “don’t miss” on the back, and quickly put it back so I could grab this one. The second book sounded truly fantastic, and this one sounds even more amazing, so I might actually read this really soon? It sounds like the exact vibe that I want right now–witches, ghosts, and poisonous forests.
Between the cover and the summary, A Peculiar Pearl by Jeff VanderMeer sounds so much like Zebulon Finch that I just had to get it. I am under now impression that I’m ever going to find something like Zebulon again because that shit is weird af, but it sounds like the style of this one might have the same vibe, so I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed. And heck, if it ends up being as raunchy and psycho, I’ll start dancing.