Stacking The Shelves #114

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.

Another fortnight update!

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A Dark and Hollow Star (A Dark and Hollow Star, #1)A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto where four queer teens race to stop a serial killer before their crimes expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.

Witherward (Witherward, #1)Witherward by Hannah Mathewson

Alternative magical London – that’s all it needed to draw me in.

“SIX OF CROWS meets THE PRESTIGE in a debut YA/crossover fantasy set in an alternate Victorian London”

The Cat ProposedThe Cat Proposed by Dento Hayane

Matoi Souta is an overworked office worker tired of his life. Then, on his way home from a long day of work one day, he decides to watch a traditional Japanese play. But something strange happens. He could have sworn he saw one of the actors has cat ears. It turns out that the man is actually a bakeneko — a shapeshifting cat from Japanese folklore. And then, the cat speaks: “From now on, you will be my mate.”

Alter EgoAlter Ego by Ana C Sanchez

“Noel has always been in love with her best friend Elena, but she’s never been able to find the courage to confess her feelings. Then, when her friend starts dating a boy, Noel’s world collapses as she sees her chance at love slipping away. One night, in a moment of desperation, Noel ends up confessing her feelings for Elena to a complete stranger — but as fate would have it, this stranger turns out to be a girl named June, Elena’s other best friend… and Noel’s rival in love! “

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Sisters of the SnakeSisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua & Sarena Nanua

When Princess Rani and Ria, a street urchin, lives collide everything turns on its head: because Ria and Rani are unmistakably identical. A deal is struck to switch places—but danger lurks in both worlds, and to save their home, thief and princess must work together. Or watch it all fall into ruin.

I’m going to go have a little chuckle about a princess named Rani (which means queen, BTW)

Not My ProblemNot My Problem by Ciara Smyth

Aideen has plenty of problems she can’t fix. Her best (and only) friend is pulling away. Her mother’s drinking problem is a constant concern. She’s even running out of outlandish diseases to fake so she can skip PE. But when Aideen stumbles on her nemesis, overachiever Meabh Kowalski, in the midst of a full-blown meltdown, she sees a problem that—unlike her own disaster of a life—seems refreshingly easy to solve. Meabh is desperate to escape her crushing pile of extracurriculars. Aideen volunteers to help. By pushing Meabh down the stairs. Problem? Solved. Meabh’s sprained ankle is the perfect excuse to ditch her overwhelming schedule. But when another student learns about their little scheme and brings Aideen another “client” who needs her “help,” it kicks off a semester of traded favors, ill-advised hijinks, and an unexpected chance at love. Fixing other people’s problems won’t fix her own, but it might be the push she needs to start.

Red WolfRed Wolf by Rachel Vincent

Look I will read almost every Red Riding Hood retelling where she is also a wolf.

 

Love  Other Natural DisastersLove & Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura

I’m here for the queer love quadrangle.

 

Realm BreakerRealm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

A new fantasy series from Aveyard. Need I more reasons to add it?

 

The Ones We're Meant to FindThe Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

I liked He’s Descendant of the Crane and I am so excited for a sci-fi from her.

Cee awoke on an abandoned island three years ago. With no idea of how she was marooned, she only has a rickety house, an old android, and a single memory: she has a sister, and Cee needs to find her. STEM prodigy Kasey wants escape from the science and home she once trusted. The eco-cities—Earth’s last unpolluted place—are meant to be sanctuary for those committed to planetary protection, but they’re populated by people willing to do anything for refuge, even lie. Now, she’ll have to decide if she’s ready to use science to help humanity, even though it failed the people who mattered most.

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women RemixSo Many Beginnings by Bethany C Morrow

Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women

Dagger HillDagger Hill by Devon Taylor

Stranger Things meets One of Us Is Lying in this creepy paranormal mystery about four friends who find themselves hunted by a malevolent presence in their sleepy hometown.

Shelved on GoodReads

Black Water SisterBlack Water Sister by Zen Cho

Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there’s only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. In life Ah Ma was a spirit medium, the avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she’s determined to settle a score against a gang boss who has offended the god–and she’s decided Jess is going to help her do it.

Luck of the TitanicLuck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee

“…the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British – Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill fated maiden voyage.”

 

SEQUELS

Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy #3) Illusionary (Hollow Crown, #2) The Chariot at Dusk (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy, #3) Million Dollar Demon (The Hollows, #15)


18 new books shelved!


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

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