Stacking The Shelves #94

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.

Though this is a weekly haul meme, *I* will be doing this fortnightly

Maybe went a little overboard, but a third of these are graphic novels.

Netgalley

The SentientThe Sentient by Nadia Afifi

I don’t read adult sci-fi much but a plot about cloning, conspiracies and maybe supernatural stuff seemed hard to pass up!Using her talents as a reader of memories, Amira uncovers a conspiracy to stop the creation of the first human clone – at all costs. As she unravels the mystery, Amira navigates a dangerous world populated by anti-cloning militants, scientists with hidden agendas, and a mysterious New Age movement.

Eat, and Love Yourself Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo

A kinda magical story about body positivity? Hell yeah! On a whim, Mindy buys the curious candy, not knowing that with every piece of chocolate she eats, she will be brought back to a specific moment of her past — helping her to look at herself honestly, learn to love her body the way it is, and accepting love.

Something to Talk about Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

It had me at “a showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.

 

The Age of WitchesThe Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Gilded Age and witches: Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need — not only ordinary women, but also those with powers of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people… one of whom might just be a witch herself.

Once & Future, Vol. 1Once & Future Vol 1 by Kieron Gillen

When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.

Ghosted in L.A. Vol. 1Ghosted in LA Vol 1 by Sina Grace

A newcomer to LA who has been ghosted by her boyfriend, finds actual ghosts in the city!

 

Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 Something is Killing the Children Vol 1 by James Tynion IV

When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos – and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost.

The Goddess Twins: A NovelThe Goddess Twins by Yodassa Williams

An urban fantasy about twin sisters who come into their telekinetic powers and their mother goes missing, and they discover new relatives who are questionable.

Edelweiss

The Book of Dragons: An AnthologyThe Book of Dragons (edited) by Jonathan Strahan

An anthology of stories and poems from 30 different SFF authors (including R F Kuang, due to whom this book piqued my interest) about dragons in varied settings.

Act-Age, Vol. 1Act-Age Vol 1 by Tatsuya Matsuki

Is there a method to Kei Yonagi’s madness when it comes to acting? The young actor has a family of siblings to feed, but she finds herself struggling with her psychological demons when playing a role. Her desperate acting catches the eye of a famous director, Sumiji Kuroyama, who’s looking for raw talent to mold. Can he help Yonagi navigate the cutthroat world of acting without losing her sanity?

Never Look BackNever Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

It is a modern retelling of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice with AfroLatinx main characters!

 

Each of Us a DesertEach of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

Xochital is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds…..Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit. One night, Xo’s wish is granted—in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town’s murderous mayor. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match… if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

To Hold Up the SkyTo Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Lu

An anthology of science fiction stories.

 

I Kissed AliceI Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

A queer rom-com with real-life rivals unknowingly collaborating on a graphic novel in the online world? How could I resist?

 

Deadly CuriousDeadly Curious by Cindey Anstey

A young girl in the 19th century wants to join London’s detective corps, and finds her chance in the murder case her cousin asks her to help in.

SEQUELS

Sorcery of a Queen


16 new books shelved!


What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?

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