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 (or two, or three). It’s been THREE weeks since I’ve had any time to do a Stacking the Shelves, and things have been, um, piling up around here! So, you can tell by the title of this post that I’ve had some trouble lately saying “no” to review requests. I’m already behind schedule, but does that stop me from joining some awesome blog tours? Or saying “yes” to some new-to-me small press books? Or requesting some NetGalley and Edelweiss titles? Or entering giveaways? No no no! I’ve had no trouble at all saying “yes” to all these things. (I suppose I’ll pay for it later when I’m going crazy trying to read all these.) But, I thought long and hard before accepting all these books, so they are stories I truly want to read. Here’s what’s on my shelf this week:
The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr. I believe I entered a giveaway for this, probably on Publisher’s Weekly. Philip Kerr is famous for his crime novels for adults, but this is his first book (I think) written for the YA crowd.
Midnight by Mari Adkins. This is an Apex title, one of my favorite small publishers. This is only about 200 pages long (yay for short books!) and it comes out in July.
The Quick by Lauren Owen. I won this from Library Thing! I’m really excited to read it. It’s a vampire story, which you cannot tell from the cover. It takes place in Victorian London and has received some really good reviews.
Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. This is Book #3 in The Testing series, which I have yet to start reading. I’m not really sure why I entered to win a copy of this, since I haven’t read the first two books (although I hear great things about them, so that’s probably why!), and I’m really not sure why I received two copies! Hmm, giveaway anyone?
Cress comb! I finally got my Cress comb for pre-ordering Cress. It’s purple! Other than that, it’s just a regular comb:-)
Thank you Apex, Library Thing, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Knopf!
For Review from NetGalley/Edelweiss:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. This book sounds amazing!
Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley. I was drawn to the cover of this book, and even though the reviews on GR are a bit all over the place, I’m looking forward to it.
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume 8 edited by Jonathan Strahan. I used to read these all the time, way back before blogging. I was really happy when a publicist from Solaris contacted me to review this, and I think I might be on the blog tour too.
Flesh and Blood by Daniel Dersch. This author is very popular in Germany, and I believe this is the first time his work has been translated into English.
Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin. Urban fantasy! Oh wow this looks sooo good. Plus the title is a pun.
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore. I’m very excited to be on the blog tour for this book. “Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare”
Thank you Knopf, 47North, Strange Chemistry, Disney-Hyperion and Solaris!
More books for review: from authors and small presses:
The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola. This is published by Immortal Ink Publishing, and has some very good reviews on Goodreads. Blog Tour!
The Ghoul Archipelago by Stephen Kozeniewski. Stephen contacted me himself to ask if I’d review his book. It’s published by Severed Press, which I have heard of. Zombies, looks like fun!
Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards. This is another Solaris title, and I hear from some bloggers that it’s pretty good!
Technicolor Terrorists by Andre Duza. Andre contacted me and told me his friend Wayne Simmons recommended he get in touch with me. Wayne wrote an awesome book called Plastic Jesus, so how could I say “no” to Andre? And seriously, look at the cover. Clowns with knives…
Eleanor by Johnny Worthen. This is a Jolly Fish Press title, and I do like their books. Honestly, it’s hard to tell from the blurb exactly what this is about. Color me intrigued! I think I’m on the blog tour for this, but I’m not sure.
Thank you Solaris, Jolly Fish Press, Stephen Kozeniewski and Andre Duza!
And that’s it for me! What’s on your shelves this week?