Stacking the Shelves: 10/8/22

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: 

Where Darkness Blooms by Andrea Hannah
A young adult horror full of small town secrets. The cover and synopsis were irresistible (I mean, just look at it!). Thanks to Wednesday Books for the eARC.

The Scourge Between the Stars by Ness Brown
I really love deep space horror where everyone is trapped on a ship with *something* and it’s slowly picking them off. This sounds like exactly that but condensed into a sub-200 page novella. Perfect bite-sized creepiness. Thanks to Tor Nightfire for the eARC!

The Ivory Tomb by Melissa Caruso
I literally can’t get enough of Melissa Caruso’s books and I’m SO excited for this trilogy conclusion! Thanks to Orbit for the eARC!

Briardark by S.A. Harian
What has come over me? Three of my four review books are horror! I just saw this one yesterday and I was quite drawn to it and got an approval super quickly. It doesn’t have any reviews yet, so I’m hoping that it will be good. Thanks to Compass and Fern for the eARC!

My Purchases: 

Please forgive my horrible, crooked pictures

I didn’t have too many physical book purchases this month, as The Bitter Twins and Farilane were orders from a few months ago. The Bitter Twins took a tour around Europe (shipping error) and took two months to arrive! Farilane was from Michael J. Sullivan’s most recent Kickstarter and Spells for Forgetting was the September Fairyloot adult book.

Here are a few detail shots of The Bitter Twins and Spells for Forgetting. I’m really starting to fall for the sprayed edges, particularly the very detailed ones! I also love that most of the special editions in the various subscriptions I’ve been purchasing have fabulous foils underneath the cover – it’s one of my favorite surprises!

Went a bit wild with audiobook purchases since one of the big Audible sales was on. I got the Lord of the Rings trilogy narrated by Andy Serkis, a bind up of Rob J. Hayes’s Mortal Techniques books (pictured separately here), the Crescent City books by Sarah J. Maas, The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi, and Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard. All of those were under $50 total!! I also picked up Belladonna by Adalyn Grace and The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik with my credits. 

I also picked up these ebooks for super cheap! Against All Gods and Illborn were both Kindle purchases and The Empress of Salt and Fortune was the free Tor ebook of the month! If you haven’t signed up for that, you totally should – a free ebook every month!

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      1. Yeah it was supposedly “Andrian Young” or something like that. I can’t remember exactly, but I do know there was one too many n’s at the beginning. Not ideal, really 😂

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