First up this week are a few paperback reads I picked up at the local Book Outlet. On Stranger Tides just caught my eye (knowing Tim Powers inspired Pirates of the Caribbean certainly helped), Shadow Prowler is a series I've been curious about since reading Alexey Pehov's latest, and The Legend of The Crystal Lens had that immediate Romancing the Stone kind of appeal (even though I know nothing about Samantha Graves).
As for what I'm reading, it's quite a bit lately (spending a lot of time in hospitals with family does keep me reading), and while I have relegated several to DNF shelf, these are the ones that I expect to be reviewing soon:
• It Waits Below by Eric Red
A sunken 19th century treasure ship, a salvage operation, an alien lifeform, and modern day pirates - sounds like fun!
The cover blurb had me at "Aliens have landed in New York" and a deadly plague that threatens human extinction sealed the deal.
• Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by David Barnett
The first Gideon Smith tale was a Victoriana / steampunk mash-up, an old-fashioned horror story, a penny dreadful romp, and an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones. Can't wait for the sequel!
What's topping your shelves this week?