Stacking the Shelves — April 6th, 2019

April 6, 2019

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


Physical Review Copies:

  • The Monster of Elendhaven — Jennifer Giesbrecht
    • adult dark fantasy/horror novella
      • “a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loves them both” – isn’t that enough to justify this one all on its own? AND it’s gay (m/m)?!?!
  • Gideon the Ninth — Tamsyn Muir
    • adult sci-fi
      • SCREAMING FOREVER ????? I’ve been waiting on this for almost 2yrs and it’s finally here! Lesbian necromancers in gothic space castles!!!

  • In Darkness, Delight — anthology edited by Andrew Lennon & Evans Light
    • adult horror anthology
      • a collection “revealing the many facets of modern horror” (including titles from Josh Malerman, Patrick Lacey, Jason Parent, & more)
  • The Heart and Other Viscera — Felix J. Palma
    • adult speculative fiction/fantasy short story collection
      • a short story collection described as speculative, spooky, melancholy, and morbid


NetGalley/Edelweiss Approvals:

  • 10 Blind Dates — Ashley Elston
    • YA contemporary; Christmas setting
      • after being dumped on Christmas break, Sophie is set up on 10 blind dates by 10 family members
  • The Vanishing Season — Dot Hutchison
    • adult thriller, #4 in series
      • I adore this series (starting with The Butterfly Garden) about a group of FBI agents and the cases they get dragged into; these books are thrilling and mysterious but also SUPER character-driven, 10/10 recommend for anyone new to thrillers who doesn’t know where to start!

  • The Girl the Sea Gave Back — Adrienne Young
    • YA historical fantasy, companion to Sky in the Deep
      • we finally get to return to Eelyn’s world with new characters! ?
  • The Babysitters Coven — Kate Williams
    • YA paranormal/contemporary
      • comp’d as “Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy”, witchy babysitters teaming up to defeat evil, YES PLEASE ?

  • Between You and These Bones — F.D. Soul
    • adult poetry collection
      • an up-and-coming New Zealand-based poet’s collection about love, loss, forgiveness, and relationships
  • Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water — Vylar Kaftan
    • adult sci-fi novella
      • queer (f/f) story of telepathic murderers, a planet-turned-prison, love, and revenge
  • Silver in the Wood — Emily Tesh
    • adult fantasy novella
      • a forest-dwelling, dryad-befriending “wild man” is forced to come to terms with his troubled past when a handsome newcomer enters his secluded woods (more gay stories, I am so blessed this week ??)


Kindle Purchases/Freebies:

  • Legacy — Jesikah Sundin
    • YA “eco-fantasy/sci-fi”
      • a girl from the past lives inside a biodome, boy from the future shows up to save her & her family — not sure what’s going on but I hear good things! (thanks for the rec, Paige!)
  • The Doctor’s Discretion — E.E. Ottoman
    • adult historical romance
      • a black doctor/medical librarian in 1831 NYC falls for a disabled white surgeon, and the couple gets wrapped up in a plot to save a trans man from an asylum (I’m reading this still at the time of writing this post and it’s pretty swell so far)


Physical Purchases:



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

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      1. Aw, I hope you get one soon, too! I’ve been hyping this book for almost 2 years so I probably would have cried for a long time if they’d turned me down. It’s rare that I get to find out about a book SO early in its creation and watch it become a thing. 🙂

    1. Amused to see you acquired a book on decluttering your home . I hope one of the tips doesn’t involve you having to get rid of all the books you just obtained 🙂

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