The Planets by Sergio Chejfec (GoodReads First Look)
The title is intriguing, it's by an Argentinian author, and the plot sounds interestingly odd.
Puppet by Eva Wiseman (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
I read/reviewed Wiseman's novel The Last Song back in March. This historical novel is about the blood libel trials of Jews in Eastern Europe, a subject about which I know next to nothing.
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (publisher)
Usually I shy away from historical reads that switch between the past and the present, but there's so little written about the Armenian genocide...
A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King (publisher)
I'm also not normally one for superhero books, but this looked too good to pass up.
The Perfect Man: The Muscular Life and Times of Eugen Sandow, Victorian Strongman by David Waller (thanks, Catherine from Victorian Secrets Press!)
Biographies are not my normal nonfiction read, but I've been following Victorian Secrets for their reprints of Victorian novels and am interested in seeing what any of their books are like. The guy on the cover IS wearing a leaf, by the way.
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt (thanks, Jessica at Book Sake!)
To feed my dystopia habit...
Snow White, Blood Red ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
I've heard of a lot of Ellen Datlow's books but never read any, and I do love fairy tale retellings.
Tomorrow, When the World Began (Tomorrow series #1) by John Marsden
I've been after this YA sci-fi (dystopia? post-apoc?) series for a while; I've only seen Scholastic's edition before and didn't realize the series is actually from the early 1990s.
The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by Melissa de la Cruz
I'm not sure when/if I'll finish this series (#4 is the only one I haven't read); vampires were my thing a couple years ago. so I'm not sure if I'll still enjoy the books post-Twilight phase.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I've seen the movie adaptation of this, which is the only movie where I cried pretty much the entire freakin' time.
I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale
YA novel involving cults...interesting.
Grace by Elizabeth Scott
I've avoided this for a while, thinking it some weird self-published thing (I hate the cover) rather than a slightly pre-dystopian craze dystopia.
Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
Southern lit! I have a passing knowledge of Styron's two most famous novels from American lit last year (thank you, Wikipedia synopses) and would like to actually try his books.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Morrison is another modern author that I need to try reading...
All of the purchased books, except for the first, came from the local library's book sale today.
What came in your mailbox this week?