Friday, July 27, 2012
Anyway --- it's Friday, which means not only is it the end of another week, but it's also time for TGIF, hosted by Ginger at GReads! Every week, she asks a question, and it's always interesting to see what everyone has to say. Today's question is: Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree? the nice thing is, Santa has magic, and can leave books that haven't been published yet....
I'm trying to fill in some gaps in my personal collection, so I'd like the Harry Dresden series books that I'm missing, along with Anne Perry's World War I series books that I'm missing. However, I'd also like a few things that are shiny and new:
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff and Tessa Gratton
- A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck.
- Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing.
- A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream).
These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction. (summary courtesy of GoodReads)
Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake
The series is firmly settled in the urban fantasy genre, set in what I like to call an open world (ie, everyone knows about all the other races and has for a really long time, allowing everyone to live side-by-side in a relative, occasionally strained, harmony.) Some of the races that you meet in this series include, but are not limited to: humans, elves, trolls, dwarves, pixies, werewolves, vampires, ogres, minotaurs, incubus, faeries, goblins, and many many more that are fighting to get their time on the page.
At the center of this mess is Gage Powell, a tattoo artist who owns a parlor in a sketchy little neighborhood in Low Town called Asylum. In a world that is naturally filled with magic, it only makes sense that many of the non-magic folk (like humans) could use an edge. In this world, tattoo artists aren't just tattoo artists. They are also licensed potion stirrers. For the right price, they can help you get an edge. Need courage, love, or luck? A tattoo artist can stir a potion to be placed in the ink of a tattoo that can help you achieve those things. (summary courtesy of the author, via GoodReads)
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has on their wish list !!!