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

In case you missed it, here's what happened in the Ruins this week . . .

WTF Friday: The Erotic Worlds of the Janus Key Chronicles by Alana Melos

Horror Review: Night Things: Undead and Kicking by Terry M. West

Waiting on Wednesday: Evil is a Matter of Perspective

DNF Reviews: Hex and The Hatching


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.

The shelves got another much-needed reprieve this week, with just 1 new review title. Besides, I had already pre-ordered it anyway. :)

An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
Expected publication: August 2nd 2016 by Angry Robot

When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war.

There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building ruler, Vex Leoden; and Gwen, an Earth-born worldwalker whose greatest regret is putting Leoden on the throne. But Leoden has allies, too, chief among them the Vex’Mara Kadeja, a dangerous ex-priestess who shares his dreams of conquest.

Pursued by Leoden and aided by the Shavaktiin, a secretive order of storytellers and mystics, the rebels flee to Veksh, a neighboring matriarchy ruled by the fearsome Council of Queens. Saffron is out of her world and out of her depth, but the further she travels, the more she finds herself bound to her friends with ties of blood and magic.

Can one girl – an accidental worldwalker – really be the key to saving Kena? Or will she just die trying?


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.

Berzerkoids by MP Johnson
I'm a little late in getting to this, but looking forward to stories "so shockingly, oozingly awesome, you just have to read ‘em all!"

Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell by Paul Kane
Technically, this one is a bit deeper into the review queue, but I've waited long enough. I've been waiting for this for over a year, and it's time to see Holmes meet Hellraiser.

Touchstone by Melanie Rawn
This week's paperback hike/park/beach read is the first in Rawn's latest series. With the mass market paperback of the second book coming soon, it's time to get reading.


What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. those stars look nom indeed

  2. Love the cover for An Accident of stars. I could do with a few quiet weeks on STS but it never quite seems to happen!

  3. Ooh nice! Yes, the cover for An Accident of Stars looks awesome! Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I have a copy of the Stars book. Look forward to hearing what you think of it.

  5. Touchstone has an awesome cover. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. I've been eyeing An Accident of Stars, but I've already gone way overboard with my NetGalley requests this month. Can't wait to hear all about it :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  7. Happy reading and have a great week! Here's my StS if you'd like to stop by my blog.

  8. I need to start reading An Accident of Stars! I love the cover, it looks so cheerful, doesn't it?

  9. I'll have to look for the Sherlock Holmes one. I am a fan of anything Holmes. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Those books have some great covers


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