Today's daily photo is actually 5 photos because boooooooks. >o<
This happy bookworm reports her book haul!
Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen [Sweden/South Africa]
Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.
Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish."
Reintegration by Eden S. French [Australia]
"Lexi Vale, a streetwise cyborg, negotiates deals for the crime lords who rule the anarchic city of Foundation. Her unique mind-reading implant gives her a crucial edge over her rivals—and now its creators want their technology back.
Pursued by the ruthless Codists, Lexi finds refuge with an unlikely group of rebels and outsiders. As the hunt intensifies, she is drawn into the emotional lives of her allies, whose pasts connect in unexpected ways with her own."
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear [USA]
"Set in the late 19th century—when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the house—a resourceful group—and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, begging sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap—a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered.
Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen's own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition
by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay [UK]
"Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike."
I swear I didn't choose these books because they look pretty! ;p
Right now I have embarrassingly many books from the library so I can't start any of my new friends just yet... *cries softly*