Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes physical books bought, digital books downloaded, and those titles received for review.

Review Titles

A trio of review titles in the mail this week courtesy of Orbit Books, Tor Books, and Flame Tree Press.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri is an ownvoices tale of two women who come together to rewrite the fate of an empire...

In this powerful story, two women—a long-imprisoned princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic—come together to rewrite the fate of an empire.

A ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. A powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Apart, they are dangerous. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.
 
Exiled by her despotic brother, Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance, while trapped in the Hirana, an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin.
 
The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent’s household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini’s chambers.
 
But when Malini witnesses Priya’s true nature, their destines become irrevocably tangled . . . . and the course of a kingdom is forever changed.

The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman is a fantasy adventure set in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins...

Set in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, Christopher Buehlman''s The Blacktongue Thief begins a ''dazzling'' (Robin Hobb) fantasy adventure unlike any other.

Kinch Na Shannack owes the Takers Guild a small fortune for his education as a thief, which includes (but is not limited to) lock-picking, knife-fighting, wall-scaling, fall-breaking, lie-weaving, trap-making, plus a few small magics. His debt has driven him to lie in wait by the old forest road, planning to rob the next traveler that crosses his path.

But today, Kinch Na Shannack has picked the wrong mark.

Galva is a knight, a survivor of the brutal goblin wars, and handmaiden of the goddess of death. She is searching for her queen, missing since a distant northern city fell to giants.

Unsuccessful in his robbery and lucky to escape with his life, Kinch now finds his fate entangled with Galva''s. Common enemies and uncommon dangers force thief and knight on an epic journey where goblins hunger for human flesh, krakens hunt in dark waters, and honor is a luxury few can afford.


The Queen of The Cicadas by V. Castro is dark, atmospheric, sexy, and dangerous fiction that brings an unfiltered Latinx essence to a unique pulpy flavor...

2018 - Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend, La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas.

In 1950s south Texas a farmworker- Milagros from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl. The goddess hears the dying cries of Milagros and creates a plan for both to be physically reborn by feeding on vengeance and worship.

Belinda and the new owner of the farmhouse - Hector, find themselves immersed in the legend and realize it is part of their fate as well.


New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures

Nothing new in the mailbox this week, although I still have a few preorders scheduled to land in the coming weeks.


New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

No digital downloads this week...what with the roadkill e-reader and all.

Comments

  1. Awesome haul! I requested The Jasmine Throne but it hasn't arrived yet. Fingers crossed😁

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  2. Grats on a copy of The Blacktongue Thief! My copy arrived a couple days ago too!

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