What are you all planning to read over the holidays…? Because you are planning to read, right? What else are holidays for?
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill. I really enjoyed Heart Shaped Box, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one. The premise just sounds so creepy: dimension-crawling child killers. And Mr. Hill seems like an awesome dude.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Not my usual fare, to be honest. Sounds a bit too much like the literary version of a bad YA paranormal, and let’s face it: mysterious boys and “teenage girl finds out she’s a [insert annoyingly wise-ass world-saving shiz here]” are eyeball-gougers, no matter what fancy ‘big book’ imprint you’re published by. But everyone insists this is really good, so I’ll give it a go.
Heroes Die by Matthew Stover. I’d never even heard of this book until I clicked past it on the e-retailer’s site. See, random discoverability works! Fantasy assassins, alternate dimensions, dead kings. Sounds cool. And the first few pages were good. I’m in.
So yeah. That’s me for the next few. I’ll let you know how it goes.
What’s on your must-read list these holidays? Are you stocking up on paperbacks, or filling up the e-reader? Or are you waiting, and hoping Santa will bring you book money?