First of all, happy birthday to Mihir who became one year older yesterday; or so he wants us to believe. I think he's angling for birthday presents. While I sort things out, here are his posts from December and January on Fantasy Book Critic:
This is a dystopian YA novel from debut author Marie Lu. I don't reach much young adult books, but this one looks like one I may be interested in, Mihir certainly enjoyed it.
Sequel to his UF debut Zero Sight, a series that has been highly recommended and one of Mihir's top reads last year. I'm hoping to read and review this one sometime soon.
Cool interview from the author of one of my favorite UF series, Charlie Madigan. All three books are reviewed on the blog, here's the latest one The Hour of Dust and Ashes.
I've only read one previous book from Kelly from his UF Ravirn series, WebMage which I enjoyed. Good to see that his new series also looks to be a good one.
Three indie novels are reviewed here which seem like they could be a good read, Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller, The Blood Gate by David Ross Erickson, and Wrath of the White Tigress by David Alastair Hayden.
An interesting dynamic here as two series by two different authors get a concluding crossover novel. Been hearing good things about this one.
I personally don't care much about zombies, and I know Mihir doesn't, so that he enjoyed this anthology from authors Edward M. Erdelac, David James Keaton, Randy Chandler, and Cheetham makes this something worth looking.
This is a novella about Kate Daniels that was available for free for a limited time. It takes place during the events of the forthcoming spinoff novel Gunmetal Magic, which will also include this novella.
An update by Peter V. Brett on the status of the series, which includes a tentative date for the 3rd book in the series, The Daylight War for early 2013. Speaking of which, it's time I get my ass in gear and read The Desert Spear.
A novel that caught my attention some months ago, but haven't yet read. I mentioned it to Mihir, who read it and thinks that it's a very good debut. Hopefully I'll find some time for it soon.
Self explanatory, Mihir picks his top reads of 2011. I haven't read most of them, so got some catching up to do.
Announcing a prequel novella for The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron. An omnibus has been recently released, hope to review it soon. Also, a sequel novella for the Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep. Most recent novel is about to be released, By a Thread.
Two novels of this series get reviewed, Pennies for the Ferryman and The Skinwalker Conspiracies. First time I hear of them, and look like must read for urban fantasy fans.
Looks like some mixed feelings here. The premise of the novel seems interesting though, so certainly curious. Will have to see until I hear more on it though.
Collaboration from two sci-fi authors, apparently winners of the Writers of the Future Award. A 70 page novella getting some high praises around.
First book in the Shadow Ops series, and the first 2012 novel I read. Currently working on my review, should be up within two weeks. Excellent debut novel from a promising author which I recommend to just about anyone.
Author of the Sigma Force series, one that Mihir has been nagging me to read for months now. Update on his projects and an author interview for Jon Land.
This is a prequel novella to The Coldfire Trilogy, one that has been highly recommended for some time and I should really find time for.
This has to be the most anticipated debut novel of 2012, and from what I can tell it's living up to its promise. Been hearing many good things about it; still need to get a copy of it myself.