Stacking the Shelves: 11/12/22

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: 

Just a few physical copies to share this month! I received a finished copy of Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans from Orbit and an ARC of How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix from Berkley. Many thanks to both publishers!

Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams
A story of local legends come to life and the consequences when they do. I’m curious to check out Jen Williams’ horror books as well as her fantasy series! Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for the eARC.

The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten
I am seriously so excited to start this! I’m mood reading the rest of the year, even if that means reading March ARCs in December. I can’t wait to learn about this world full of death magic, warrior-monks, and mysteries. Many thanks to Orbit for the eARC and even more thanks for putting it on NetGalley so early!

Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide by Rupert Holmes
This just sounds like weird, morbid fun. Couldn’t possibly resist. It’s basically about a school where one learns the fine art of dealing death. Thanks to Avid Reader Press for the eARC!

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson
This is another odd, mystery-leaning book that piqued my curiosity. A family reunion of murders (accidental or otherwise) will surely be quite the tale. Thanks to Mariner Books for the eARC.

Rubicon by J.S. Dewes
Rubicon sounds like a book version of Edge of Tomorrow (which I LOVED) and I cannot wait to read this! Many thanks to Tor for the eARC.

The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins
This is a sequel I have been very much looking forward to. The first book was great (see my review HERE) and I can’t wait to see how this epic story continues. Once again, thanks to Tor for providing me with an eARC.

The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty
This Stacking the Shelves post is BOUNTIFUL with amazing new releases that I’ve been really excited for! A notorious pirate just wants to live out her retirement, but she was presented with a job she couldn’t refuse. Thanks to Harper Voyager for the eARC.

Stardust in Their Veins by Laura Sebastian
Another incredible sequel to read! I’m not sure if this is the final cover for this, as it doesn’t quite match the first one (looks like there’s an overlay on the actual art). Castles in Their Bones was an amazing young adult political fantasy with intrigue and romance aplenty. Thanks to Delacorte Press for the eARC!

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim
Spice magic, a missing brother, and a journey to track him down so he can reveal the location of a hidden city. Love it! Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for the eARC.

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken
Ooooo boy, an Arthurian inspired fantasy story where the main character is basically a tomb-raider. Thanks to Knopf Books for Young Readers for the eARC.

A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson
Admittedly, this was a cover request but the synopsis was cool enough to justify that. It sounds like this is almost an urban fantasy with witches where the main character must venture into an abandoned power plant built over an ancient magical forest to save her friend. Thanks to Delacorte Press for the eARC!

The Warden by Daniel M. Ford
I’m pretty hyped for this one and just recently featured it on a Can’t Wait Wednesday post! A necromancer with lofty goals finds herself posted at a remote village, but ends up being the first line of defense against old magic rising again. Thanks to Tor for the eARC!

My Purchases:

My purchases this month have mostly been of the subscription box variety. Poster Girl by Veronica Roth is a book I didn’t even know existed until it arrived in my Fairyloot box. The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew was the Illumicrate book of the month. The Shadow of What Was Lost and An Echo of Things to Come were the September and October Broken Binding subscription books. I was hoping the final book would arrive before I got this posted, but alas, it did not. I also picked up The Atlas Paradox, which I hope to check out soon!

I haven’t read Veronica Roth in many years and I’m very curious about her return to dystopian fantasy. 

The October Illumicrate box was a really good one! It came with a lovely Strange the Dreamer inspired blanket, a tea cup and saucer, cable organizers, and a paper craft. The book itself is absolutely gorgeous! The end papers and the reverse of the cover are equally lovely as well. 

I was really hoping to feature the completed series from The Broken Binding in this post, but my final book probably won’t arrive until Monday. These have gorgeous foils on the hardcovers, sprayed edges, and matching endpapers. If you’re looking for special editions of your favorite fantasy books, I’d recommend getting on the waitlist for this one!

Aaaand the last two books I picked up were in fact, audiobooks – Kingdom of the Feared and The Bullet that Missed.


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      1. I never really thought about it before but I completely agree with you!! The new Richard Osman one, The Bullet that Missed, has some lovely edges (it is my Christmas present, but I ordered it and saw it arrive!)

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    1. Most of these are digital, so no shelf space required! I donate books I didn’t care for or that I have duplicates of to my library once or twice a year, so that helps keep numbers down.


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