Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is a great way to share your book haul with other bloggers and readers! I had originally intended to also link up to In My Mailbox over at The Mod Podge Bookshelf as well, but I can’t figure out whether it’s happening or not. Does anyone know? In any case, here’s what I received during the past two weeks (click on the book cover to go to Goodreads):
For Review from NetGalley & Edelweiss:
Relic (Book of Eva #1) by Heather Terrell. Release date: October 29 2013 (Soho Teen). I’ve heard this has a Hunger Games-type plot, but although it sounds similar in the description, I love that the characters train to go out and find artifacts from a dead civilization.
Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa. Release date: July 2 2013 (Strange Chemistry). I adore Strange Chemistry, which is the YA imprint of Angry Robot (whom I adore as well!) I can’t tell from reading the summary whether or not this is a thriller or science fiction (or both!), but I don’t care. It sounds amazing!
Ghost Time by Courtney Eldridge. Release date: June 11 2013 (Amazon Children’s Publishing). Is there a ghost in this story or not? I’m not sure, but I love this beautiful cover that looks like it’s been washed with water colors.
Buzz Books 2013. Publishers Lunch. Now available as a “Read Now” download on NetGalley. This sampler of titles that will be highlighted at BEA this year is a good way to read excerpts from forty Fall and Winter titles. There’s a little bit of everything, including adult fiction, non-fiction, YA, and debut fiction. I’m not familiar with all the titles and authors, so I’m anxious to try them out. In most cases, there is a link to NetGalley to request the complete book if you like what you read. Available to anyone with a NetGalley account.
Thanks so much to Soho Teen, Amazon Children’s Publishing & Strange Chemistry!
Received for Review (From authors or publishers):
The Binding Stone by Lisa Gail Green. Now Available from Fuzzbomb Publications. I’ve seen this book floating around the bloggosphere and have heard really good things about it. When Lisa emailed me to see if I’d like to review it, I said YES despite my ever-growing TBR pile (which I moan about here.) I hope to schedule this for a June review. Thanks Lisa!
Glitter & Mayhem by various contributors. Release date: September 1 2013 (Apex Book Company). OMG, I just noticed Amber Bensen’s name on the cover!! I’m having Buffy flashbacks…if you don’t know who Amber Bensen is, then you obviously aren’t a Buffy fan. After Buffy she started writing, and she’s written several books which I haven’t had time to read. But she’s written the introduction to this crazy collection of short stories from Apex, one of my new favorite small publishers. I’ll be reviewing several more titles from Apex soon, thanks to my pal Lesley!
A Turn of Light by Julie E. Czerneda. I won this from Publishing Crawl, thanks so much Biljana! This is a seriously epic read. It’s quite long at over 850 pages. But it sounds amazing and has received some great reviews.
Gayle Forman visited Burbank High School recently, and although I was busy and couldn’t make the event, my librarian friend Alicia got a signed copy of Just One Day for me. Thanks Alicia!! I can’t believe I still haven’t read this…
I recently attended a launch party event for Geddy’s Moon, an indie book that I will be reviewing next month. I bought an extra copy to give away, so stay tuned for that!
That’s it for me…what’s on your shelves this week?