Stacking The Shelves is a weekly (or in my case monthly) meme hosted by Reading Reality and it’s all about sharing the books you’ve added to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course audiobooks and ebooks!
Received for Review:
Since my last Stacking the Shelves update I’ve received several very exciting new books! I received finished copies of Longshadow, Notorious Sorcerer, One Dark Window, and Eternal Rider (which is from Forever, a sister publisher of Orbit). I also received two very exciting ARCs – Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans and A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson (review coming soon!).
The Ferryman by Justin Cronin
I’m a little late to the party in regard to Justin Cronin’s books, but decided this was a great place to start since it is a standalone! This is an unusual dystopian world where people’s memories are wiped and they are refreshed at their end of life. Thanks to Ballantine books for offering me an eARC!
Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans
Fantasy. Murder. Mystery. Everything about the synopsis appeals to me and I’ll be reading this sooner rather than later! Thanks to Orbit for the eARC (in addition to the really cool physical ARC).
Death and Croissants by Ian Moore
I admit, I just read the synopsis for this and requested it… only to later see that it’s bounced around to a few different publishers and doesn’t have the best reviews. It’s quite short, so I’ll give it a try! Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press for the eARC of this latest iteration.
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
This author has now made it to my autobuy/request list because I enjoyed her two previous books so much! Rival journalists connected by magic sounds awesome! Thanks to Wednesday Books for the eARC.
Since my last post I haven’t picked up too many new books. I did get a copy of the King Arthur Baker’s Companion cookbook which has some excellent recipes. My pre-order for All of Our Demise also arrived and I should have a review coming soon! Lastly (and most lovely of all) are my two special editions of Babel by R.F. Kuang. I’ll include some more detailed photos below!
The Illumicrate box for August was amazing! All the products were really cool and quality. Click on the first picture to see the flat lay with all the goodies. The book was gorgeous and came in a slipcase, which is what you see in the flat lay pic.
The FairyLoot edition, which comes in a book only subscription box, is equally stunning. I love the design on the page edges and the detail is incredible! The naked hardcover and the end paper art makes this quite the stand-out.
I’ve picked up a number of audiobooks since my last post because I’ve had tons of drive time at work in the last two months. I picked up The Girl Beneath the Sea and Black Coral by Andrew Mayne using Kindle Unlimited (Audio was included!). I also picked up Gunmetal Gods by Zamil Akhtar, Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney, and Belladonna by Adalyn Grace.
In the realm of ebooks, I snagged The Poison Song by Jen Williams, which was $0.99 at the time so I can binge the entire series when I have some time. I also picked up A Duel with the Vampire Lord on it’s release day and Hall of Bones by Tim Hardie, which is free on Kindle through today, September 17.
Wow, those editions of Babel are incredible! And that ARC of Empire of Exiles is so cool. Now I kind of wish I’d requested it😁 Enjoy!
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This is the one time I’m not mad about getting the same book in two different subscription boxes!
I struggled with One Dark Window (I dunno why, my year has been weird), and found Death & Croissants generic and boring. But I hope you like them! (I know you enjoyed ODW at least) I’m still looking forward to a bunch of these and can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!
What a gorgeous Illumicrate box! I’ve been eyeing some book subscription options and that’s the one that consistently seems to have really good titles and they’re all such beautiful editions.