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 maaaaaaay have been a little indiscriminate while gathering the galleys this fortnight
Midnight Bargain by C L Polk
A misogynistic society where married women are forbidden from practicing magic by wearing a marital collar? And a protagonist who will have to choose between magic and living a regular married life? Sounds intense!
He’s my second favorite Teen Titan (Raven is the first) so obviously I had to get this.
My Riot by Rick Spears
“Set in the early ’90s, My Riot is about a trio of teen girls team up to form a rock band and shake off society’s expectations of what it means to be a young woman coming of age in the modern world.“
The Bachmann Family Secret by Damien Serbu
“Jaret Bachmann travels with his family to his beloved grandfather’s funeral with a heavy heart and, more troubling, premonitions of something evil lurking at the Bachmann ancestral home. But no one believes that he sees ghosts. Grappling with his sexuality, a ghost that wants him out of the way, and the loss of his grandfather, Jaret must protect his family and come to terms with powers hidden deep within himself. “
Sarazanmai, Vol 1 by Kunihiko Ikuhara
A light novel series: “Based on the hit anime by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, PENGUINDRUM), three boys are transformed into mythical creatures with a mission in this action-filled LGBT+ comedy about friendship, secrets, and growing up.”
Manga adaptation of the same light novel.
My Senpai is Annoying, Vol 1 by Shiro Manta
Spiky cat-like junior and caring bear-like senior office romance. Already reviewed here.
Love on the Other Side by Nagabe
A six-story manga anthology: “Love comes in many forms. A magnificent bird comforts a struggling girl; a vampire waltzes with a young lady at night; a blind girl lives with a “monster” when there is more than meets the eye.”
Syrup, Vol 1 by Milk Morinaga
A yuri anthology “featuring short manga stories by a star-studded line-up—including Milk Morinaga (Girl Friends), Kodama Naoko (I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up), and Yoshimurakana (Murciélago)”
The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru by Sarah Tolmie
In case you haven’t watched/heard about the 2019 anime: “A young swordsman travels alone through war-torn Japan, hunting demons wherever they might hide. His name: Hyakkimaru. Soon he crosses paths with Dororo, an orphan who steals to survive.” Already reviewed here
Fantasy and sci-fi mix with rune magic and automatons? AND an aroace protag? Come to me!
I can’t explain how much this synopsis appealed to me so I instead will just quote it here:
“When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic.
One of the good ones.
Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could’ve ever expected—one that will change everything all over again. “
A genderbent retelling of Phantom of the Opera????!!!! *hearteyes*
Childhood friends navigating their romantic relationship in adulthood trope. In!
Isekai genre series in which a guy who turns up in another world and instead of panicking, hires an adventurer to show him the sights and enjoys the vacation.
Did I add it a little because of the hype? Sure! But also it is “about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult” so really I can’t be blamed for being very interested.
Moriarty the Patriot, Vol 1 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi
A retelling from Moriarty’s PoV? Hell yeah! (Of course, he is the protagonist in this one, not the villain exactly, so I am interested in seeing how it plays out)
This sounds a bit like a YA version of You (stalker guy idealizing a girl but she has more depth than what he imagined her to be) but with the girl taking revenge back and I am here for it!
The Love Study by Kris Ripper
“A charming and funny #ownvoices LGBTQ+ romantic comedy in which a commitment-phobic office temp agrees to be featured on a popular nonbinary YouTuber’s dating advice show, only to find himself falling for the host.”
Shelved on Goodreads
A Rush of Wings by Laura E Weymouth
Considering both of her books are my favorites, I didn’t even look at the synopsis before adding it. All I know is that it is a retelling of the ‘Wild Swans’ fairytale. Won’t release until fall next year, though.
Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis
Necromancy for hire, with a Black girl lead? Sign me up!
The Girl with the Hickory Heart by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
“Pitched as Mulan meets The Last Airbender, it’s an #ownvoices Asian inspired YA fantasy series….“
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
I had heard about the BBC show but I just found out it is a book adaptation so guess who added the books!
32 new books shelved!
What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?