Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. It is about sharing enthusiasm for the new books added to our shelves – be it physical, ebooks, galleys or borrowed from the library.
Manga adds this week, along with some interesting titles!
Sin-eaters are one kind of ritual folklore that I find interesting, and so this mystery novel appealed to me. “The Handmaid’s Tale meets Alice in Wonderland in this gripping and imaginative historical novel about a shunned orphan girl in 16th century England who is ensnared in a deadly royal plot and must turn her subjugation into her power“
“On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own. Prepare for every situation. But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain: Nowhere is safe.”
Love quadrangle, with queer characters.
A peasant girl has to step into the shoes of a dying prince because of her resemblance to him, to lead his knights against an invading kingdom.
Shelved to Goodreads
I added this because of the ace rep primarily! It is a scifi novel about a Technician who provides black market medical technology in a tyrannical regime, being hunted by the Commissioner’s son, and then these two are joined by an assassin.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
Witches and climate change. That was enough for me to get interested.
Added because someone’s Goodreads review about it said “it has big Geralt/Jaskier energy”
Doomed by Laura Pohl
Just that it is from an author I like was enough to add it, tbh. “While investigating the murder of their best friend, four reimagined fairytale heroines must uncover connections to their ancient curses and attempt to forge their own paths before it’s too late. “
A story about two brothers, one of whom brings back something from a swamp. “both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface.“
I was sold at ‘genderfluid pirate’. “A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a rich, riveting fantasy set in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic.“
The Haunting of Moon Basin by Alison Ames
A queer horror story? I’m in! “After a mining explosion coated Moon Basin in ash, residents moved just outside the uninhabitable zone and set up a new settlement in the mine’s shadow. Years later, the people of the New Basin begin experiencing strange phenomena – sleepwalking, night terrors, voices only they can hear – prompting four teen girls to investigate.”
Her latest New Adult novel – “the dangerous magic of The Night Circus meets the powerful historical exploration of The Underground Railroad in this timely and unsettling novel, set against the darkly glamorous backdrop of New York City at the dawn of WWII.”
18 new books shelved!
What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?