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
I thought I wouldn’t be adding contemporary novels for a while, but some of these galleys caught my interest with their intriguing plots!
Okay, I’ll admit the name alone was eye-catching enough to pique my interest. “Terry Fisher is a young soldier on the verge of being sent away for active military duty, and is going to meet his friends at the top of the Empire State Building for a farewell party. But suddenly a legion of vampires attacks the skyscraper and massacres its occupants.“
Post-apocalyptic manga are not usually my thing, but I’m going to give this one a try
A graphic novel adaptation of the book.
“Sixteen-year-old Ember Williams has seen firsthand the damage the Red Court can do. Two years ago, they caused the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. Now, Ember is determined to hold them accountable…by taking the Red Court down from the inside.”
“Proceed With Caution, offers readers an alternate reality that is as unsettling as it is familiar. Whether it’s a malevolent act born from the escalating sense of paranoia and madness that arise from living under a totalitarian regime, or the creeping sense of dread that blankets a small whaling town, the stories in Proceed With Caution linger in the memory, and make us question where the natural world ends and the supernatural begins.“
A ballerina who makes a dark deal with someone in the shadows? Sign me up!
I had heard about this when they had opened applications for entries for short stories, and now that they are publishing a collection of 13 short stories, obviously I want to see what they are!
A teen sues her anti-vaxxer parents.
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
In this “twisted YA thriller inspired by the #MeToo movement”, “after the shocking murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are at the top of the suspect list: Claude, the notorious partier; Avery, the head cheerleader; and Gwen, the would-be valedictorian.”
Who I Was with Her by Nita Tyndall
An in-closet bisexual girl is mourning the death of her secret girlfriend by herself, and the only one who could understand is her girlfriend’s ex, who she is also now falling for.
A small town murder mystery with hints of fabulism? I’m in!
“Rags is a streetwise thief who prides himself on his quick fingers. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer. But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there…”
“Alyssa Farshot has spent her whole life trying to outrun her family legacy, even leaving behind the kingship and her uncle, the emperor, for a life of exploring. But when her dying uncle announces a crownchase—a search for the royal seal, hidden in the empire, that will determine the empire’s next ruler—Alyssa is thrust into her greatest, most dangerous adventure yet.”
Shelved on Goodreads
The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling
An f/f vampire murder mystery, in which a girl with a killing touch and the vampire tasked to recruit her for the Order are both hunting down a paranormal killer.
I heard it has a queer-platonic relationship and I’m interested to see how it is rendered.
Her first horror novel, which would be interesting since her regular fantasy novels are horrific enough. “When people go missing in the sleepy town of Smith’s Hollow, the only clue to their fate comes when a teenager starts having terrifying visions“
In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland
“featuring a teen girl whose blood magic abilities put her at the center of a kingdom in turmoil — and bound to an undead guardian meant to control her power.“
17 new books shelved!
What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?