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.
I missed last week so this is the haul over the fortnight – most of it being manga!
“Xinyue, his brother Qiliu, and their mother are seekers, hunting aweto–a rare, plantlike treasure–along the legendary Silk Road. After one outing, Xinyue discovers the offspring of a deity that creates aweto–and becomes the little creature’s reluctant caretaker. He soon struggles to keep it safe and keep it a secret. And that’s before he learns that warriors from the deity’s village are on his family’s tail…“
Imagine finding out your mom is a spy who has quietly trained you in the spy arts….
“…in the struggle to protect the people they love and rebuild their identities, Roma’s and Leviathan’s destinies interlock as the tyrant hunts an ancient treasure that will doom humankind should it come into his possession-a living treasure to which Roma and Leviathan are the ultimate key. Set in a colonised Indo-Persian world and inspired by Pre-Islamic Arabian mythology…”
It’s a collection of short stories set in the Beastars universe. Enough said!
Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Kaoru Shinozaki
“Mimori Touka and his classmates are abruptly catapulted into a fantasy world, summoned by the world’s resident goddess to serve as heroes. The good news? Most of the students display amazing skills upon arrival! The bad? Mimori is the worst of the lot, bottoming out at a measly E-rank. Incensed, the goddess tosses him in a dungeon to die–but, it turns out, Mimori’s skills aren’t so much worthless as they are abnormal. Abnormally powerful, perhaps!“
Its sapphic romance and I didn’t even read the synopsis so….
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Yomu Mishima
The long title already sufficiently explains enough of the plot lol
“Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?“
Manga adaptation of the light novel.
“In a world of swords and sorcery, a ritual summons the “sorcerer king” who will bring ruin—but all it coughs up is an ordinary boy from Earth. Stripped of his memories but endowed with unbelievable power, our protagonist isn’t keen on destroying the world. Fortunately, tinkering with his newfound power results in the creation of an intimidating partner to keep him safe!“
I added it because it had ritual cannibalism or something, and it is a queer horror novel.
“She swallowed a star, and the Sisterhood called her the Eater. Elfreda Raughn will avoid pregnancy if it kills her, and one way or another, it will kill her. Though she’s able to stomach the gruesome day-to-day duties, the reality of preserving the Order’s magical bloodline horrifies her, but the Sisters of Aytrium have sworn to pay a price for the safety of their nation. Elfreda wants out, whatever the cost. So when a shadowy cabal approaches her with an offer of escape, she leaps at the opportunity. As their spy, she gains access to the highest reaches of the Order, and enters a glittering world of opulent parties, subtle deceptions, and unexpected bloodshed.“
Shelved on GoodReads
A haunted house mystery from the creator of The Magnus Archives? Heck yes I added it!
22 new books shelved!
What new books have you added to your shelves? Any of these you excited for?