Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes books bought (my wife would say I buy too many), borrowed (a rare occurrence), and received for review (which I’m trying to reign in).
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
Three weeks in a row with no new purchases! Not by choice, mind you. I had a themed list and a plan to hit Chapters, but plans kind of went awry. Maybe next week.
A trio of new review titles this week.
First in the door this week was a finished copy of Black Leviathan by by Bernd Perplies (translated by Lucy Van Cleef), which carries the simple tagline of “reimagines Moby Dick with dragons. I’ve heard good things from bloggers I trust and, well, it’s got dragons!
Next up, and this is a book I’ve been waiting for, Sarah Chorn offered me a digital ARC of her upcoming release, Of Honey and Wildfires. Featuring a son of a powerful mogul and a daughter of an infamous saboteur, this originally caught my eye for 2 reasons – one, Sarah is an amazing writer (seriously, check out my review of Seraphina’s Lament) and two, she’s talked at length about her love for a certain trans POV character, which was all I needed to hear.
Finally, coming as a surprise via email, I’ve landed an early copy of Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee. Just check out the opening to the cover blurb: For generations the empire has spread across the world, nigh-unstoppable in their advance. Its power depends on its automata, magically animated and programmed with sigils and patterns painted in mystical pigments.
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
A trio of digital downloads this week.
A trio of title this week, including Sinners’ Severance by Violet Vegas, a thriller that sees a transgender prostitute pursue the killer of her pregnant girlfriend in a cold wave of unceasing vengeance; The Lost Spear by N.J. Croft, a thriller about an archaeologist searching for the tomb of Genghis Khan, confronted by terrorists who want to stop her; and Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling, a dark fantasy about a drowsy Enchantress who must stop the sorcerer draining power from the realm’s unnatural pregnancies.