Stacking the Shelves (13)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and is a fun way to share the books you’ve acquired over the past week. After being very disappointed at being turned down to read Poison by Bridget Zinn, the next day I found myself approved for three other titles, and the week just kept getting better after that! I guess the lesson is “never give up.” So here’s what I received this week (click on book images to go the Goodreads):

For Review via NetGalley & Edelweiss:

Absent by Katie Williams. Release date: April 1 2013 (Chronicle Books). This story about a girl who falls off the roof of her school and becomes tied to the school as a ghost reminds me a bit of The Lovely Bones.

Hysteria by Megan Miranda. Release date: February 5 2013 (Walker Children’s). From the very short Goodreads description, Hysteria sounds like a suspenseful murder mystery.

The Water Witch by Juliet Dark. Release date: February 5 2013 (Random House Publishing Group). This is book two in a series, and I have not read the first one, but this story about a magical town where mystical creatures live sounds really good. I’m hoping I don’t need to read the first one in order to enjoy it.

A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz. Release date: March 5 2013 (Del Rey). I’m a bit confused by the cover art and the release date, because I found two American editions on Goodreads with different covers and different release dates. I’m not sure which is correct, but I do like this cover! The publisher describes this book as a combination of steampunk, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, three of my favorites!

The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher. Release date: January 22 2013 (Tor Books). I’m super excited about this, because I just featured it as my Waiting on Wednesday pick this week. The next day it popped up on NetGalley. And yesterday, I got a very nice email from the author asking me if I’d like to review it. (You can guess what my answer was).  It was meant to be, I guess! This tag-line says it all: “Buffy meets Deadwood.”

Indie Book for Review:

The Fire Inside by Raymond M. Rose. (Christopher Williams Books). The tag-line on Raymond’s website is “Writer, father, husband…tired.” After seeing that, how could I say “no” to reading his book? And it sounds pretty good too. It’s about a guy named Jack who works in a bookstore and seems normal, but really isn’t. And it’s a murder mystery as well. I’m really looking forward to reading this one!


Building Stories by Chris Ware. (Pantheon). Wow. I splurged on this book, because at heart I’m a collector, and this is something every serious lover of books should own. Seriously. The “book” comes in a huge box and contains an interesting assortment of comic books, hard cover books, paper backs, maps and other strangely sized items. I haven’t yet broken the shrink-wrap on the inside, but I really want to read and review this book, so eventually I’ll have to.

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). Do I even need to say it? This is one of my most highly anticipated books of the year. I’m going to read it by the end of December if it kills me!

I hope you got some great things this week, too! I’d love to hear about them!

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Posted November 17, 2012 by Tammy in Stacking the Shelves / 12 Comments


12 responses to “Stacking the Shelves (13)

  1. Enjoy all your new reads! Love the cover of A Conspiracy of Alchemists. So cool about the Six-Gun Tarot – love when that happens. It does sound like that book is a perfect match for you. Hope we both get to read Laini Taylor’s book soon!

  2. Jessica

    A Conspiracy of Alchemists looks so good! I’ll have to check it out! I hope you enjoy all you got 🙂

    Here’s my STS!

  3. Awesome haul! I got Days of Blood and Starlight last week but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Definitely one I’ve been pining for too! I haven’t heard of most of the other books but the cover of The Water Witch is very pretty and A Conspiracy of Alchemists sounds so cool that I had to add it to my TBR 🙂 I hope you enjoy reading all of them! Awesome how things worked out for you with The Six Gun Tarot!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my post earlier and calming me a bit about my blogging slump!

  4. Hi Tammy

    Nice haul

    Hysteria and A Conspiracy of Alchemists have made their respective ways on to my Kindle Wish Lists thanks to various book hauls, so I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on them.

    Enjoy your reads.

    Please check out my haul for this week at

  5. Dude I’m so jealous of Hysteria! I requested that from NetGalley but they rejected me. Anyways, I hope you enjoy! I actually didn’t like The Daughter of Smoke and Bone that much for some reason but I hope you enjoy Days of Blood and Starlight!!

  6. ooh new chris ware book. that looks awesome. and i so wanted to request a conspiracy of alchemists this week from ng but i am trying to be good since i am behind on my ng reviews. i hope you like it. 🙂