Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and is a fun way to share the books you’ve received over the past week or so. I hope everyone here in the states had a lovely Thanksgiving, and if you’re a die-hard Black Friday shopper, I hope you were able to score some deals! I got some great books this week, so without further ado, here we go (click on the images to go to Goodreads):
For Review From Edelweiss/Library Thing:
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan. Release date: May 7 2013 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers). This story about an elite group of female spies during the time of Queen Elizabeth sounds amazing! I don’t know if I can wait that long to read it…
The Miniature Wife and Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales. Release date: January 10 2013 (Riverhead Books). I won this from Library Thing (thanks Library Thing!) and I’ve heard amazing things about it already. I’m ready for another collection of short stories, and this one is right up my alley.
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. Won from the Word Whores! I’ve read some really good reviews about this book that features the Amish and a horrific vampire tale combined in one book. Yes, you read that right. Thanks Word Whores!
Easy by Tammara Webber. Won from Jenny at Supernatural Snark! I have to admit, I’m a book giveaway junkie…and so I’ve finally been rewarded after entering what seems like hundreds of giveaways. Yep, I was lucky enough to win two books this month, and they both came in the mail this week. I’m dying to read Easy, mostly because I’ve read a few gushy reviews from other bloggers that I trust. Thanks so much Jenny!
The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski. Another stunner by Danielewski, who is the author of House of Leaves, if you’re familiar with that book. His books are just as much about presentation as they are about the story content. I don’t know if you can tell from this photo, but the cover of the book has holes poked in it. And inside, well, I’m going to read and review this soon and include some shots of the gorgeous and strange interior.
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale. This is a beautiful edition from British publisher PS Publishing, and while I usually don’t splurge these days on expensive limited editions, I couldn’t pass this one up. The publisher calls this “Mark Twain meets Stephen King.” How can you not want to read it?
I hope you received some great books, too. I’d love to know what’s on your shelves!