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
Seven Seas delivered a bounty of manga and light novels this last fortnight!
“a revolutionary anthology celebrating vampires of the African Diaspora“
A liver transplant leads to a boy time traveling to the 60s where he meets a boy, and the present, where he is falling for his donor’s brother.
“Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestelling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines.“
I liked Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit so of course, I wanted to read the next sapphic story from Brown.
“Girl meets “scary” pro wrestler (who’s actually a sweet guy) in this fun shoujo romance that draws on the wild world of wrestling!”
The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Northcarolina and Shiba
Isekai series in which a demon summoning ritual in another world summons a human being from Earth instead, who is not interested in destroying that world as his summoners instead.
Hidden dungeons—legendary places that no one knows how to enter—are full of extremely rare items, incredibly dangerous beasts, and strange beings that can grant power beyond measure. Noir, the third son of a penniless baronet, just lost his job. He was contemplating becoming an adventurer when fortune struck only a mile from home, and he opened the entrance to just such a dungeon!
“College student Shirahoshi Kuroe feels like she’s living in black and white, and she longs for more excitement…until a small, rainbow, incredibly weird bird-thing brings color to her life. Now they live together. Is this creature just a pet, or is it more like a roommate?”
“A hilarious interspecies comedy about a modern virgin and her roommate: a virgin-loving unicorn.”
Hayama-sensei and Terano-sensei are two women who work at the same school…and just started going out. They’re a little shy about their budding relationship, but their co-workers–and even their students–are rooting for them as they bumble their way through love!
“In Paris, an orphan boy named Blue is taken under the wing of the magus Gisele in this spin-off manga about the artistry of magic. “
“Sei, a 20-year-old office worker, is whisked away to a whole new world. Unfortunately for Sei, the ritual that summoned her–meant to produce a “Saint” who would banish the dark magic–brought two people over instead of one. And everyone prefers the second girl over Sei?! But this is just fine by Sei, who leaves the royal palace to set up shop making potions and cosmetics with her newfound magic. Business is booming, and this might not be such a bad life, after all…as long as her supposed Sainthood doesn’t come back to haunt her.”
This premise is perfect: “Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois–the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rei is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. But how will her villainous lady love react to this new courtship?!”
A queer OV Portuguese story? Hell yes! A soon-to-be Queen seeks the help of an immortal to reverse her powers of turning food to flowers, in exchange for releasing said immortal from her enchantment.
The new spin-off series focused on PUCk?! Hell yes!
ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Kiki and Kinta
“A dark and bloody light novel series about two women fighting fate and finding love in each other”
It had me at “a powerful romantic fantasy that reads like The Goblin Emperor meets Howl’s Moving Castle in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world”
Political marriage-to-love? Space princes? Murder mysteries? It has it aaaaaaall
” Two teenage heirs play a deadly cat-and-mouse game to claim the throne in this exhilarating, standalone YA fantasy”
Set in the Joseon dynasty (15th century Korea), “After her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women, a teen returns home to pick up the trail in this YA historical mystery”
“Vienna, 1889: Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula’s three brides there to help him… or use him as bait?”
23 new books shelved!
What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?