Stacking The Shelves #103

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

Okay I skipped the last one, so this is like a month’s worth of additions. Oh, and Netgalley started offering audiobook galleys so obviously I went a little crazy!


From Darkness From Darkness by Kate Hazel Hall

Look I am a sucker for underworld-themed storylines! Especially when they are sapphic!

By Sea & Sky: An Esowon Story (The Sky Pirate Chronicles #1)By Sea & Sky by Antoine Bandele (Audio)

With no magic, no brawn, and no pirate crew, Zala seeks to steal back the one treasure that matters to her most: her husband. To succeed she needs a ship—and not just any ship, but the latest, secret invention by the Vaaji Empire. An airship.

 The Silver ArrowThe Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman (Audio)

I was mostly intrigued by Grossman writing a MG novel, so I added it! Bonus that I got an audio galley for it!


Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers Gender Rebels by Anneka Harry (Audio)

Non-fiction book, but it is about queer historical people who defied gender roles.


Queer as a Five-Dollar BillQueer as a Five-Dollar Bill by Lee Wind (Audio)

Wyatt is fifteen, and nobody in his homophobic small town of Lincolnville, Oregon, knows that he’s gay. Not even his best friend (and accidental girlfriend) Mackenzie.  Then he discovers a secret from actual history: Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy! Since everyone loves Lincoln, Wyatt’s sure that if the world knew about it, they would treat gay people differently and it would solve everything about his life.

Crowning Soul (Heart of Noorenia, #1)Crowning Soul by Sahira Javaid

It said Perfect for fans of InuYasha and I was sold on the idea.


PersuasionPersuasion by Jane Austen (Audio)

I haven’t read this yet and the audio galley was available so why not?


In the City of the Nightmare King A Killing Frost (October Daye, #14) The Hellion (Malus Domestica #3) The Ikessar Falcon (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, #2)


Burning Girls and Other Stories Burning Girls and other Stories by Veronica Schanoes

In Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the center.

She Drives Me Crazy She Drives me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

High school nemeses fall in love in this queer YA rom comwere the magic words to summon me to get this review copy. Also, a jock and cheerleader trope, but gay? Ahhhhh!!!!

What Big Teeth What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

With a cover like THAT and a synopis that has a dark, gothic fantasy YA novel about a teen girl who returns home to her strange, wild family after years of estrangement how could I just scroll past?

Down World Down World by Rebecca Phelps

Stranger Things meets the Netflix series Dark in this paranormal thriller where three mysterious doors in a highschool basement hold the key to unlocking the mystery of what really happened the night Marina’s brother died.

Revenge of the SlutsRevenge of the Sluts by Natalie Walton

As lead reporter for The Warrior Weekly, Eden has covered her fair share of stories at St. Joseph Secondary. And when intimate pictures of six female students are anonymously emailed to the entire school, Eden is determined to get to the bottom of it.

The Last Secret You’ll Ever KeepThe Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz

It’s been a while since I read something from Stolarz and it is “a thrilling novel where an eighteen-year-old girl’s search for answers lands her in one of the most terrifying situations imaginable.”

This Will Be Funny Someday This will be Funny Someday by Katie Henry

Stand-up as a plot for YA? That’s new and I am excited to read it.


UnchosenUnchosen by Katharyn Blair

a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate in this contemporary standalone adventureA girl takes the place of her Chosen One younger sister when captured, in an apocalyptic scenario with zombies (I guess).

The Parasite and Other Tales of TerrorThe Parasite and other Tales of Terror by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“collection of classic short stories were written by iconic author–and creator of Sherlock Holmes–Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”


The Castle School (for Troubled Girls)The Castle School (for Troubled Girls) by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

a dark psychological contemporary about a grieving teen sent to a boarding school for bad girls, only to uncover a sinister mystery.

We Are the FireWe Are the Fire by Sam Taylor

Child soldiers rebelling against the empire that made them into monsters? Yep, I am in.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Psalm 75: Lightning Jack and the Fairy Incident Vol. 1The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Psalm 75: Lightning Jack and the Fairy Incident Vol. 1 by Yu Godai

Fae detective Jack the Flash and her half-wolf partner Larry have their work cut out for them when they’re up against supernatural happenings in America!

Cube Arts Vol. 1 Cube Arts, Vol 1 by Tomomi Usui

High school first-year Takuto has been selected as a beta tester for the new sandbox-style video game Cube Arts, and he couldn’t be happier. As soon as he puts on the game’s VR headset, Takuto finds himself immersed in a sprawling world made entirely of blocks, where he can mine, build, and hunt to his heart’s content. But when a logout error traps him and his friends inside the game, Takuto discovers that even sandboxes can be deadly!

Failed Princesses Vol. 1 Failed Princessess, Vol 1 by ajiichi

Opposites attract in this new high school yuri manga! Fujishiro Nanaki is super cute, super popular, and super annoyed with anyone as plain as her classmate Kurokawa Kanade. When Nanaki finds out her boyfriend’s cheating on her, however, her life makes a complete 180—as does her relationship with Kanade.It had me at yuri manga.

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore

When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family’s possibly-magical pastelería, his secret forest of otherworldly trees, and the swallows returning to their hometown

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

a deliciously twisty YA thriller that’s Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror

Be DazzledBe Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

I love the pun on the name! Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self.

Trese Vol 1: Murder on Balete DriveTrese Vol 1: Murder on Balete Drive by Budjette Tan

When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don’t you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly- lit side of the metro, where blood-sucking aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where gigantic kapre are the kingpins of crime, and magical engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese.The main draw for me was a story dealing with aswang!

Every Single LieEvery Single Lie by Rachel Vincent

“In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girl’s discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community.”

The Ravens (The Ravens, #1)The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige

I’m so here for paranormal dark academia!!!! Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches.

Witches Steeped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold, #1)Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom—and vengeance. Jazmyne is the queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power. Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. Sapphic witches FTW!

Honey GirlHoney Girl by Morgan Rogers

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.This ticks so many boxes for me. Academically burnt out? Yes. Sapphic? Yes. Breaking free of life? Yes

Bang Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Stage, Vol. 1Bang Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Stage, Vol. 1 by Dr Pepperco

After her father’s dreams of making it big in the music industry crumble beneath the strain of trying to appease both his managers and his fans, singer Yukina Minato is determined to make him proud by forming the “perfect band” of her own! But first, she’ll have to find all the right members. They’ll need unparalleled skill, passion and drive if they’re going to succeed as a J-rock band in such a crowded scene!


The Ever After (The Omte Origins, #3) Cagaster, Vol 3 Cagaster Vol 4 Persona 5, Vol. 4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 17 An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 5 Prince Freya, Vol. 3 Blue Flag, Vol. 4 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 9 The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 16 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 26 Koimonogatari: Love Stories, Vol. 2

Shelved on Goodreads

Vampires of Portlandia Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor

Aswangs? Different supernatural creatures living in an urban fantasy? Hell yes!


47 new books shelved!

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

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