Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature. We got a ton of great stuff from Netgalley this week.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers - You have no idea how excited I was when HMH followed through and let me download this one. It will be out on April 2 and I'm hoping Robin will come down to LA again for LATFoB so I can buy a signed copy. I've already read it and am contemplating reading it over again. It was so good! The full review will come out closer to the publication date.
Hey, if I get lucky I'll buy two and raffle off the 2nd one to you guys! ;)
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist - I loved Dahlquist's adult fantasy novel The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (well, part one, anyway--part two was really hard to get into). He's got one hell of an imagination. I hope I will like his YA debut, too. It looks... different.
Peregrine Harker & The Black Death by Luke Hollands - I don't pick up small press books very often, and frankly the "blurbs" for this book are a little heavy-handed with the comedy.
“Somebody give the boy a medal!” – King Edward VII
“What a brain! Never have I seen such an ego.” – Sigmund Freud
“A little too revolutionary for my liking.” – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia
And so forth. You get the picture? Still, the synopsis sounds pretty good:
They had me at "MURDER." I'll let you know if it lives up to its own hype. Bonus points for having a cover that does not make me want to claw my own eyes out.MURDER. SPIES. EXPLOSIONS. REVENGE.Peregrine Harker is about to learn you're never too young to die.London 1908: A secret society stalks the murky streets, a deadly assassin lurks in the shadows and a series of unexplained deaths are linked by a mystery symbol…When boy-detective Peregrine Harker stumbles across a gruesome murder he sparks a chain of events that drag him on a rip-roaring journey through a world of spluttering gas lamps, thick fog, deadly secrets and dastardly villains.
That's it for me this week. What did you get? Share links in the comments below.