From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

Another busy week of reading and reviewing, with a few fantastic titles!


Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.

A quiet week to balance out last week's haul, with only a few new digital titles . . .

The Renegade by Amy Dunne

In this post-apocalyptic world, you have a choice: survive as a slave or fight for your freedom.

The Red Death pandemic wiped out most of the human population, and the world that remains is dangerous and unforgiving. Survivor Alex Clarke and her companions are rescued after a vicious attack and welcomed into the Rapture’s Haven Camp. Although given medical treatment, food, shelter, and protection, Alex senses something sinister lurking beneath the camp’s friendly exterior.

Camp medic Evelyn Bennett is instinctively drawn to Alex and warns her that the camp is a dangerous cult and the women are slaves. While planning to escape, their secret relationship is discovered. Escape is no longer possible. They must fight for their freedom—or die trying.

Boston Corpse by Wol-vriey


Drag queen Lucy Tang is back in Boston, and is hell-bent on settling her vendetta against casino owner Sookie Ling. And suddenly, Bud Malone, PI, has the case of his life to resolve.

When Boston's robot police force are baffled by a mind transfer case, they come to Malone for help.

The one person who can likely help Malone out here is the witch Soledad Bathory. But Soledad seems to know a lot more than she's telling him.

It's a case not made easier when Malone meets Soledad's beautiful cousin, Josephine 'Slave' Bailey. Slave has her own plans for Malone, most of which involve teaching him BDSM and making him her new Master.

Oh, and Rick Rogers owes Sookie Ling a whole lot of money, a gambling debt that's going to be literally Hell to pay!

Boston Corpse--Not your average detective novel!

We did hit Chapters-Indigo this weekend, where I picked up a few titles and, thanks to my awesome wife, a Nightmare Yahtzee set. A Crown for Cold Silver didn't work for me as a digital review title, but I wanted to give it a second chance as a physical book - fantasy always works better when I can feel the heft of it. The Fifth Season is a must-read that I was unable to land as a review title, while Property of  Lady Faire was a pure impulse buy.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf.

Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey continues to be my read of leisure, the paperback I reach for when sitting on the deck or watching my little guy at the park. On the e-reader front, I have 2 titles competing very nicely for my attention - The Crimson Corset by Alistair Cross is turning out to be exactly the dangerously sexy vampire thriller I was hoping for, while The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic is turning out to be unrelentingly violent epic fantasy I've come to expect.

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. wonder what kind of fuel Dragon engine uses :) Don't tell me....

  2. It's great when you get a satisfying week of books! Hopefully you'll enjoy what you read this week as well!

  3. Ooh nice! Those are all totally new to me! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Wow, Boston Corpse. Not your average detective novel indeed, if the cover's any indication! Hope you'll enjoy The Fifth Season, it was pretty awesome :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. I'm looking forward to Dragon Engine.
    And, I love your Nightmare Yahtzee!
    Lynn :D

  6. Awesome haul! The Renegade looks absolutely incredible. Have an awesome week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. That Nightmare Yahtzee set is so cool!!

    I'm currently reading The Year's Best Fantasy collection, first edition, so I can review it. After that will be Alice in Underland, by DeAnna Knippling. Looking forward to it!


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