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    Quote Originally Posted by Eventine View Post
    Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis (Eww, gross US cover)
    What. The US covers are pretty awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    What. The US covers are pretty awesome.
    The one I have is a very boring mostly brown with a woman in black looking forward with her face half turned down. Ho hum. It looks like it's going to be about a kick arse, hard as nails, vampire fighting but emotionally vulnerable heroine who falls in love with a werewolf.

    Luckily I've heard enough good things about it, because I would never pick this up based on its cover.

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    Alex Verus III: Taken by Benedict Jacka
    The Palace of Impossible Dreams by Jennifer Fallon
    Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan
    Legion by Brandon Sanderson
    An Apple for the Creature by Ilona Andrews, Mike Carey, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eventine View Post
    The one I have is a very boring mostly brown with a woman in black looking forward with her face half turned down. Ho hum. It looks like it's going to be about a kick arse, hard as nails, vampire fighting but emotionally vulnerable heroine who falls in love with a werewolf.

    Luckily I've heard enough good things about it, because I would never pick this up based on its cover.
    That one I like, but the original US HC has an amazing cover.

    In the UK, our cover makes it look like a fairly typical "oh look some Nazis" book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    That one I like, but the original US HC has an amazing cover.

    In the UK, our cover makes it look like a fairly typical "oh look some Nazis" book.
    The shoulder/skull badge one? Yeah, I liked that. Probably the only one I actually did like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eventine View Post
    The shoulder/skull badge one? Yeah, I liked that. Probably the only one I actually did like.
    The US one is a woman walking across a field, the UK one is the shoulder/badge one.

    US - 2 brown covers
    UK - 1 blue cover

    Stupid UK designs

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    Richard Kadrey - Aloha From Hell
    Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan - The Fall
    Courtney Schafer - The Whitefire Crossing
    Katharine Kerr - The Fire Dragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    The US one is a woman walking across a field, the UK one is the shoulder/badge one.

    US - 2 brown covers
    UK - 1 blue cover

    Stupid UK designs
    I swear you're the only person who complains about UK designs. I personally usually think they're way better.


    I just bought a strange assortment. Some is YA. Some might even be SF, I have no clue. I just randomly grabbed them. (As in the Garth Nix and maybe the Scarborough.)

    Royal Assassin Robin Hobb

    The Confusion of Princes Garth Nix

    The Healer's War Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

    Arrow's Fall Mercedes Lackey (Didn't really like the second book of this trilogy, but I figured I might as well finished it.)

    In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce

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    I just got Scalzi's novella God Engines. Good stuff so far.

    EDIT: Oops - just realized this is in the Fantasy section. It's sort of like fantasy.
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    I went on a bit of an unintended shopping spree, and picked up a medley of books:

    the Stormlord series by Glenda Larke, which I am half way through.
    King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
    Kraken by China Meville
    The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
    Bitterwood by James Maxey
    Breakdown by Katherine Amil Hanna
    Osama by Lavie Tidhar
    The Singers of Nevya by Louis Marley
    After the Apocalypse by Maureen McHugh

    I have a lot of reading to do this month! I don't know much about many of these authors - seems to be a bit of a dystopian / sci-fi(ish) list (not unusual considering I heard of some of these authors on a sci-fi blog). Should be interesting.

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    Somewhere Beneath Those Waves by Sarah Monette
    Beyond Here Lies Nothing by Gary McMahon
    23 Hours by David Wellington

    Randy M.

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    Based on recommendations I've read here and elsewhere I picked up all three of R Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Also Mira Grant's Feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickeeCoco View Post
    I swear you're the only person who complains about UK designs. I personally usually think they're way better.
    I swear I'm the only person who does, but sometimes it's justified. Compare the UK and US covers of Clive Barker's Abarat books (the paperbacks)

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    Since the last time I've posted:

    Mario Acevedo - The Undead Kama Sutra ; Jailbait Zombie ; Werewolf Smackdown
    Kevin J. Anderson - The Map of All Things
    Ilona Andrews - Gunmetal Magic
    Piers Anthony - Crewel Lye ; Up in a Heaval ; Cube Root ; Currant Events ; Stork Naked ; Air Apparent
    Col Buchanan - Stands a Shadow
    Ian C. Esslemont - Return of the Crimson Guard
    Caleb Fox - Zadayi Red
    Pamela Freeman - Ember and Ash
    Neil Gaiman - Coraline
    Mary Gentle - Grunts
    Seth Grahame-Smith - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    Gregory Keyes - A Calculus of Angels ; Empire of Unreason
    Mira Grant - Deadline ; Blackout
    Katherine Kurtz - High Deryni
    Norman Partridge - Dark Harvest
    Fred Saberhagen - The Holmes-Dracula File
    Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Steals the Show
    Stephen Woodworth - From Black Rooms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellions View Post
    Since the last time I've posted:
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    Neil Gaiman - Coraline
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    Norman Partridge - Dark Harvest
    Can't say for the others, but these are great October/Halloween reading.

    Mira Grant - Deadline ; Blackout
    Fred Saberhagen - The Holmes-Dracula File
    My daughter loved the Grant novels. The Saberhagen, as I remember it, was fun. Not a great Holmes pastiche, but an enjoyable read all the same.

    Randy M.

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