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
Oops I did it again! But Viz and Tor putting all these awesome galleys was too much temptation for poor little me
Ignite the Sun by Hanna Howard
“In a kingdom ruled by an evil witch, the sun is just part of a legend about light-filled days of old. Luckily for everybody in the kingdom, Siria Nightingale is headed to the heart of the darkness to try and restore the light–or she will lose everything trying.“
Kakushigoto, Vol. 1 by Koji Kumeta
I was skeptical about this because I thought it might be like Ao-chan Can’t Study, but after reading @spiravirgo‘s review about it, I felt reassured to pick it up!
A Flood of Posies by Tiffany Meuret
A post-apocalytpic sci-fi horror novel is the vibe I’m getting from the cover and the synopsis, so I added it, of course!
Witch Hunt by Cate Conte
A murder mystery with the protagonist discovering she is the prime suspect, and also a witch? I am so in the mood for a cozy mystery!
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
“In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings under a well-regulated truce.” It is giving me The Hollows vibes. Also there’s Jack the Ripper skulking around.
Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston
A utopic kingdom surrounded by a cursed forest? Sign me up!
The Mythic Dream by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
An anthology of eighteen classic myth retellings
Grown by Tiffany D Jackson
An aspiring teen singer who was taken under the wing of a famous R&B star (who sounds abusive from the synopsis), wakes up with no memory of the previous night, and his blood on her hands.
Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
A popular kid who seems to have some less-than-honest schemes, and an intense classmate who blackmails him into improving her image at school – like, I am already invested in this rom-com
Early Departures by Justin A Reynolds
A speculative fiction with the hook of “What if you could bring your best friend back to life—but only for a short time? Jamal’s best friend, Q, doesn’t know that he died, and that he’s about to die . . . again. ”
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
“inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic“
By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar
“Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. The fact is they don’t know sh*t. Arthur? An over-promoted gangster.Merlin? An eldritch parasite. Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer. Britain?“
Or What You Will by Jo Walton
A deliciously meta premise, with the character of an author who wants to make sure he doesn’t die off when his author does, and plans to convince her to reach for immortality.
Fable by Adrienne Young
A trader abandons his daughter on a dangerous island, and she has to work to survive, get off the island, and get back to him.
A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
The daughter of an alchemist, after seeing her mother go insane from the creation of the Philosopher’s stone, wants to prevent the alchemists in Oxford (who don’t take her seriously) from doing the same.
Eventide by Sarah Goodman
A newcomer in a secretive town + possibly supernatural happenings + early 20th century setting = I’m hella interested
Ruinsong by Julia Ember
It has been described as “a queer Phantom of the Opera retelling with music magic and girls wearing pink ballgowns and ribbons while brutally destroying their enemies.” Like come on, of course I would add it!
Burning Roses by S L Huang
Old queer ladies? Fairytale vibes! I am so here for it!
Nobody Knows But You by Anica Mrose Rissi
A girl keeping a secret for her best friend? And the secret being a murder? Color me intrigued.
The Lost City by Amanda Hocking
There is a spin-off to the Trylle trilogy??? And this is the first I’m hearing about it????
Hush by Dylan Farrow
I had seen this around but I thought it was literary fiction, but it is actually a fantasy! “How do you speak up in a world where propaganda is a twisted form of magic?“
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
“A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world.“
Shelved on Goodreads
There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
“For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations―until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared.
All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction.“
Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor
“queer YA fantasy with a Jazz Age spark follows a politically savvy girl from the wrong side of the tracks as her drive for self-advancement comes into conflict with her heart during an election year where magic buys votes“
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
“ a new trilogy set in a world inspired by the history and epics of India, in which a captive princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic become unlikely allies on a dark journey to save their empire from the princess’s traitor brother“
Reclaim the Stars by Zoraida Cordova
An anthology of SFF stories from Latinx authors
40 new books shelved!
What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?
2 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves #96”
So many good ones on here, I hope you enjoy them all!
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