Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is a way to share the books you’ve acquired over the past week with other bloggers. This week I received a mixed bag of goodies: a couple of indie books to review next month, two purchases, and an approval from NetGalley that I’m very excited about:
Broken by A. E. Rought. Release date: January 8 2013 (Strange Chemistry). This retelling of Shelley’s Frankenstein sounds so creepy! I’ve been wanting to read a Strange Chemistry title for a while now, and I’m excited to start with this one.
The Collected by Brett Battles. Now available. Brett’s Jonathan Quinn series is my very favorite of all his many self-published books, and this is the sixth of Quinn’s stories.
Royal Flush by Scott Bartlett. Now available. OK, to be honest, I would normally say “no” to a book with a toilet on the cover. Eew. However, when Scott asked me to review his self-published book about a King looking for romance, I decided to take a chance. Other reviewers are calling this book “hilarious,” “unexpected,” “bizarre,” and “corny.” At only 200 pages, I’m going to risk ridicule and review a book with a punny title. (sorry!)
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. My mom is reading this right now, and even though our tastes in reading material don’t always match up, she said she can’t put this book down. I admire the way J. K. Rowling has written something completely different for adults and isn’t afraid to try something new.
Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye. This short book is compared to Stephen King’s Children of the Corn and is a coming-of-age tale set in a village with a dark secret. I don’t know a lot about this author, but I love the spooky-looking kid on the cover, plus there is a hidden message that can only be seen if you hold the book in your hands and tilt it!
What goodies did you get this week?